Directors

Our LEAD team is comprised of current and former elite athletes, coaches, sports scientist, teachers and professionals in the field of youth and community development, awareness & empowerment. We are passionate about helping our growing list of schools, boards, organizations, athletes and teams (that we so proudly call partners and clients), achieve their goals through implementing individualized programs and processes based on expressed and assessed interest.  

Erin Forman

VICE PRESIDENT 
DIRECTOR – SOFTBALL/BASEBALL DEVELOPMENT


Erin Forman is former member of both Softball Canada's National team program and Baseball Canada’s National Team. Erin played in the 2004 Women’s World Series in Japan, and the 2006 World Cup in Taipei. She was named All American, All Conference, and Player of the Year, while playing on a U.S. Softball Scholarship. Erin is an experienced educator and highly sought teacher and coach.  

Jarrett Smith

DIRECTOR – ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE/FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT


Jarrett Smith was an All Canadian Varsity Athlete at the University of Waterloo. He Led the nation in rushing. Jarrett won the Grey Cup with the Hamilton Tiger Cats in ’99, and had an 8 year career as a professional athlete in the CFL. Jarrett is an expert in Athletic Performance, and a Sport Specific Development Specialist.

Titus Channer

DIRECTOR – BASKETBALL DEVELOPMENT


Titus Channer received the Mike Moser Award as the Canadian University Basketball Player of the Year. Titus capped his university career, as the recipient of the Howie Mackie Award, granted to the Canadian University Athlete of the Year. After an extremely successful career at the university level, Titus continued to compete professionally in Europe for over 5 years. As a member of Canadian Men’s National Basketball Team, he was the starting point guard for the 2002 World Championships.

Coordinators

Oneil Kamaka

COORDINATOR – BASKETBALL DEVELOPMENT – TORONTO

ONeil Kamaka went on to play basketball on a U.S. scholarship after winning the 93’ OFSAA championships.  He played for the Canadian University National Team and the Jamaica Men's National team. After completing his post-secondary studies and earning his degree in education, he played professional basketball in Europe. As a NCCP level 3 certified coach, Oneil has served as an assistant coach for the Ryerson University Men's Basketball team (2000-2006), and head coach of George Brown College men’s basketball team (2006-2012).

Dee Channer

PROGRAM COORDINATOR – JBC

Wilfrid Laurier University
Bachelor of Arts
Post Graduate Degree in Education- Queensland University of Technology- Australia
Ontario College of Teachers- Primary/Junior Qualifications

Laurier University Women's Varsity Team (5 years)
2 CIS Final 8 Championship Appearances
2 time OUA Champions
Team Ontario- North American Indigenous Games- Denver Colorado 2006
Assistant Coach Laurier University 2005-2006
Head Coach Team Ontario Midget Girls Basketball Team- North American Indigenous Games
Assistant Junior Girls Varsity Basketball Team- Waterloo Collegiate Institute -2010-present

Chris Piano

COORDINATOR – STUDENT AND ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT 

Brock University 
Honours Bachelor of Arts - Geography 
Post Graduate Teaching Certificate - Wollongong University - Australia. 
Ontario College of Teachers - Primary/Junior Qualifications. AQ in Special Ed. Part 1 

Brock University’s Varsity Baseball team.
Semi-professional Inter-county Baseball - Hamilton Thunderbirds/Hamilton Cardinals 
Australian Baseball League for the Berkley Eagles in New South Wales
Sport Union Kufstein Vikings in the Austrian Baseball League
Jr. A and Jr. C Hockey clubs (Hamilton Kilty B’s and Glanbrook Rangers) - 5 seasons 

Shawn Francis

COORDINATOR - REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

McMaster University
Bachelor of Arts - Social Sciences

McMaster University Men’s Varsity basketball team
4 year captain
2 time OUAA All-Star
2 time OUAA Champion
3 time National Silver Medalist
2 time National Finals All-Star

Nathan Pelech

SUMMER PROGRAM COORDINATOR – FNMI

McMaster University
Honours Bachelor of Arts - Political Science
Master of Arts - International Relations

McMaster University Varsity basketball team (5 yrs)
Captain (2 yrs)
Academic All-Canadian.
2 Wilson Cup Final Four Appearances
CIS Final 8 Championship.

Morris Parras

COORDINATOR – SOCCER DEVELOPMENT

Brock University
NCCP Coach Certification Program Level ll and III (Practical)
 
Mohawk College
NCCP Coach Certification Program Level l and II (Theory of Coaching)  
 
Morris has over 16 years of experience as a certified Level III soccer coach. As a long standing member of the CSA, he is an advanced soccer instructor with strong coaching and training skills. Morris is adept at developing customized training sessions for single players and teams, and specializes in teaching technical and tactical skills such as ball control skills, including correct trapping, passing, dribbling and shooting techniques. He is dedicated, skillful, and energetic individual committed to motivating players and promoting self-confidence through sports and the philosophy of fair play.