Our Team

2021/2022 Board of Directors

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Duane Wysynski

President
duane@dodgeballcanada.org

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.

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Kristina Jacklin

Director of Finance
finance@dodgeballcanada.org
 

 

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Vincent Bédard

Director of Programs
programs@dodgeballcanada.org
 

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Andrea Falcone

Director of Communications
communications@dodgeballcanada.org
 

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.

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James Rosnau
Director of Player & Sport Development

james@dodgeballcanada.org 

James Rosnau has been the Executive Director of Athletics Alberta for six years. Previous senior administration experience includes serving as the Chief Operating Officer for Mainline Innovations, Director of Operations for FC Edmonton, General Manager of the Sherwood Park Soccer Association, and several roles with the Minnesota Twins Professional Baseball Club. James has a Bachelor of Science/Kinesiology from the California University of Pennsylvania (Presidential Scholar), is an NCCP Level 2 basketball coach, and has previous Board experience (Edmonton Legacy Foundation Board and Mainline Innovations Executive Board). James was a college-level basketball athlete, coached at the international level, and is an experienced international event organizer.

Our Team

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Émilie Michaud
Agente au bilinguisme | Bilingualism Officer

emilie@dodgeballcanada.org 

Émilie est rédactrice-réviseure et traductrice, et elle travaille actuellement chez OPTEL (Québec). Elle joue au dodgeball depuis 2012 avec la Ligue de Dodgeball de Québec (LDQ) et est vraiment ravie de mettre ses compétences au service de notre sport. Émilie est également bénévole pour la LDQ depuis quelques années et a collaboré avec la World Dodgeball Federation pour traduire en français les règlements afin de servir les communautés francophones de joueurs.

Émilie is a writer and a translator, currently working in that respect for OPTEL (Quebec). She has been playing dodgeball since 2012: She is a veteran player in the sport with the Ligue de Dodgeball de Quebec (LDQ) and is happy to put her skills to the service of our sports. She has been volunteering with the LDQ for many years and has worked with the World Dodgeball Federation, having translated the rulebook into French for the organization's francophone community.

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Ben Johnson
Governance Officer

ben@dodgeballcanada.org 

Ben is a member of the Victoria BC dodgeball community. He leads fundraising strategy for charities across Canada and lends his volunteer time to do commentary for DodgeballTTV.

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Mitch Janzen
Marketing, Broadcast & Streaming / TTV

mitch@dodgeballcanada.org 

Mitch has been playing dodgeball out of Manitoba since Spring 2016 and began refereeing high-competitive dodgeball in 2017, leading him to try his hand at reffing Worlds that year in Toronto. While trying to find where he truly belongs within this worldwide sport, he's worn many hats including the Director of Programs & Community Outreach for Dodgeball Manitoba, and is now managing the Dodgeball on Twitch initiative under Dodgeball Canada with the goal of expanding outside of Canada.


With 15 years of broadcast experience, he's been working as a producer for ONTrack Media & Entertainment full time, mainly managing the broadcast department at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg. He also works for True North Sports & Entertainment on the side at Canada Life Centre during the Winnipeg Jets NHL season, entertaining the in-house fans with graphics, stats and fun interactive games to play on the video boards between whistles. Sometimes he gets to work a wrestling event here and there. All sports, all the time.

Strategic Advisors

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Dr. Kristopher Wells

Dr. Wells is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) for the Public Understanding of Sexual and Gender Minority Youth at MacEwan University.

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Kimberly Hadley

Kimberly is a Sports Officer for the Federation of Gay Games, and a leader advocate for inclusion in sports at the international level.

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Jacob Hendy

Jacob is the Executive Director of the Indigenous Sports Council of Alberta, and the CEO of the Alberta Indigenous Games.

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Jillian Roberts

Jillian is the Coordinator of the Sport Administration Program, and the Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation Program for Georgian College.