BOARD of directors

Leaders in their fields, and driven to make a difference
See why improving concussion recovery outcomes matters to them.

 
Why this matters to her:  Kathleen has had two concussions and has also seen friends, teammates and colleagues suffer needlessly through their own recovery processes. She wants us to remain active in, and inspired by sport as a society - and that means taking a more optimistic stand for progress in this area.

Why this matters to her: Kathleen has had two concussions and has also seen friends, teammates and colleagues suffer needlessly through their own recovery processes. She wants us to remain active in, and inspired by sport as a society - and that means taking a more optimistic stand for progress in this area.

KATHLEEN MCGINN

Executive Director
EMPWR Foundation
Member, ICD

Why this matters to him:  Michael suffered two concussions playing university hockey where his responses and recovery from each concussion felt completely different, yet had the same medical diagnosis. So he asked the question “Why?”...and the questions have yet to stop.

Why this matters to him: Michael suffered two concussions playing university hockey where his responses and recovery from each concussion felt completely different, yet had the same medical diagnosis. So he asked the question “Why?”...and the questions have yet to stop.

MICHAEL HUTCHISON

Asst. Prof. Faculty of KNES; U of T
Director, Sport Concussion Program

Why this matters to him:  Ben went through a serious brain injury in his first season with the Kitchener Rangers and almost lost his life. He was lucky enough to heal let alone return to the game of hockey. He’s ready to do everything in his power to help other people who suffer brain injury from sport receive the healing and positive support that he was lucky enough to receive.

Why this matters to him: Ben went through a serious brain injury in his first season with the Kitchener Rangers and almost lost his life. He was lucky enough to heal let alone return to the game of hockey. He’s ready to do everything in his power to help other people who suffer brain injury from sport receive the healing and positive support that he was lucky enough to receive.

BEN FANELLI

Captain, Kitchener Rangers
OHL 09-14
Founder, Heroic Minds Podcast

Why this matters to him:  The issue of concussion / head injury management matters to me as I am a father and coach of youth in contact sports, rugby in particular. I am deeply interested in both the prevention of head injuries and the prompt identification and effective treatment of those injuries when they occur.

Why this matters to him: The issue of concussion / head injury management matters to me as I am a father and coach of youth in contact sports, rugby in particular. I am deeply interested in both the prevention of head injuries and the prompt identification and effective treatment of those injuries when they occur.

WILLIAM WEBB

Former Chief Investment Officer Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.
Director, Rugby Canada.

Why this matters to him:  Steve deals with concussions every year; he has been coaching ice hockey professionally for 18 years and has seen the evolution of the concussion. Steve was on the ice the night Ben was injured and does not want to experience anything like that ever again.

Why this matters to him: Steve deals with concussions every year; he has been coaching ice hockey professionally for 18 years and has seen the evolution of the concussion. Steve was on the ice the night Ben was injured and does not want to experience anything like that ever again.

STEVE SPOTT

Assistant Coach, San Jose Sharks NHL

Why this matters to him:  Because almost 4 million sports related concussions are “diagnosed” each year in North America. The brain has been remarkably slow in unlocking its secrets, and Daniel feels it is his purpose to do so.

Why this matters to him: Because almost 4 million sports related concussions are “diagnosed” each year in North America. The brain has been remarkably slow in unlocking its secrets, and Daniel feels it is his purpose to do so.

DANIEL GALLUCCI

Founder, FluxBionetworks

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MICHAEL SILTALA

Former CEO, Colonial House Capital
 

Why this matters to him:  I’ve been impacted by sports’ related concussion. The experience has deeply affected me and those around me. Things need to change and I want to help make a difference.

Why this matters to him: I’ve been impacted by sports’ related concussion. The experience has deeply affected me and those around me. Things need to change and I want to help make a difference.

MIKE MCKENNA

Chief Financial Officer, Mobile Klinik

Why this matters to him:  As a professional football player and member of the CFLPA executive, the current players’ safety, long term health and ability to be productive and successful after football really matters to Jeff. As a new father to two young and energetic sons, who will one day play sports as well, Jeff is now even more motivated to help improve safety, increase awareness and better the recovery process for all head injuries.

Why this matters to him: As a professional football player and member of the CFLPA executive, the current players’ safety, long term health and ability to be productive and successful after football really matters to Jeff. As a new father to two young and energetic sons, who will one day play sports as well, Jeff is now even more motivated to help improve safety, increase awareness and better the recovery process for all head injuries.

JEFF KEEPING

CFL - Offensive Lineman
President - CFLPA