2020/2021 Board of Directors
Duane Wysynski has been playing organized dodgeball in Alberta since 2006. His long-standing top tier team will be entering its 28th season of play this winter. Duane’s experience in the sport of dodgeball extends to draft leagues, tournaments, charity events and a variety of league teams over the past decade.
As a Sports Administrator, he served for 8 years as Vice President Administration for Athletics Alberta, the governing body for track and field in the province and the provincial arm of Athletics Canada, and has been a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and the Association of Track and Field Statisticians. Professionally, Duane is the owner of Sertus Solutions Inc, specializing in process improvement and business integration initiatives, and is currently Director of Business Intelligence for the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. He has a Masters in Business Administration.
Alex Svetlovsky began playing dodgeball in 2014 in a recreational league in Ottawa. Soon after, he joined Dodgeball Ottawa and has been playing there since. Feeling welcomed by the community, he started playing in tournaments across Ontario and Quebec – meeting the same welcoming, prosperous community wherever he went. His passion for the sport continues to grow, inspired by all the people involved in the sport at all levels.
Alex brings with him significant experience in volunteer-based not-for-profit organizations in Canada and in the international community. He founded the JET Alumni Association of Ottawa (JETAA Ottawa) as a registered not-for-profit, and is also a founding director of the Dodgeball Ottawa not-for-profit. He has served as the JETAA Canada country representative, serving to bring together a chapter-based network of volunteer organizations across the country and represent their interests to the international JET alumni community.
Director of Partnerships
Megan has a rich history in the dodgeball community as both a player and an avid supporter of the game. She has played at Nationals in each of the past three years, twice representing British Columbia and once for Alberta.
Her background in marketing and non-profit sectors helped her grow Dodgeball BC while she served as their Communications Director until she moved to Edmonton in 2019. She is a self-professed craft beer nerd and avid sport photographer, and enjoys collecting dogs in her spare time.
Megan brings with her a wealth of talent in graphic design and a robust understanding of fundraising and not-for profit operations. She has contributed her time and expertise to various projects for both Dodgeball Canada and the World Dodgeball Federation.
Director of Community Outreach & Membership
Kevin started playing dodgeball 14 years ago with the Vancouver Dodgeball League. After dedicating several years to the sport, advancing his skills and growing the community, Kevin looked closer to home and started his own league.
Kevin's passion for dodgeball, alongside with his desire to see not only dodgeball grow, but the community itself, paved the way for the creation of the Surrey Dodgeball League in 2013. Even with an extensive list of accomplishments, Kevin is most proud of the community the league has built and the work SDL has done with local charities over the years.
Kevin applies his knowledge and experience to his role in Dodgeball Canada as Director of Community Outreach and Membership, working directly with the multitude of diverse leagues and members.
Director of Communications
Andrea has been playing dodgeball for over a decade with local cloth dodgeball leagues in Ontario. Her level of dedication and drive has led her to represent the Women’s Cloth Team Canada on the World Stage in NYC 2018 and again in 2019 at the Americas Dodgeball Continental Cup where they won gold against the USA. She is also a co-founder of the competitive dodgeball league, Grimsby Smash.
With 15 years of experience as a marketer and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Andrea has a wealth of knowledge and experience in strategic marketing and branding, website information architecture, and social media. When she’s not developing marketing plans or playing dodgeball, Andrea can be found gardening, travelling, or spending time with family and friends.
Director of Player & Sport Development
Regarded as a pioneer in coaching, Victor Gravili is one of the most recognizable and successful dodgeball coaches of all-time. With a career spanning over 11 years, he is credited with developing the sport and training players across recreation, intermediate and competitive categories in Canada. During his time in the sport, he has built and cultivated the top collegiate program in Canada (Humber Lakeshore), guiding the school to an 141-2-20 OCR record and 20 OCR championships over 10 seasons. He is a three-time Humber Lakeshore Athletics Coach of the Year and was named Humber Athletics Coach of the Decade in 2019. No stranger to the international scene, Gravili is currently the longest-tenured coach in WDBF World Championship history. He has led Team Canada to playoff berths in each year since taking over behind the bench in 2016, leading Canada to the finals three times and capturing a gold, two silver, and two bronze medals. He is a founding member of Dodgeball Canada, architect of the Canadian National Program, and the current co-chair for the WDBF Coaching Committee. Gravili is the current head coach of Humber Lakeshore (Lakeshore Hawks), and the Mavericks Dodgeball Club, a newly formed team from Toronto, ON.