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Donna Howard welcomed as OFSAA Executive Director

Jul 13, 2015 | Uncategorized

OFSAA is pleased to welcome Donna Howard to the Executive Director position, bringing Ontario’s school sport landscape a wealth of experience in physical education, public health, and advocacy for youth activity. 

Donna will begin her position with OFSAA August 10, 2015 replacing former Executive Director Doug Gellatly.

“I am thrilled to be joining OFSAA and being part of a dedicated group of people focused on enhancing school sport across the Province,” Donna said. “Athletic competition is an integral part of the high school experience and the personal development of our future leaders.”

Her career in physical education began in Perth, Australia before moving to Toronto in 1996. She conducted research for the Ministry of Health and later for the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA) as a project coordinator. She’s worked as senior coordinator and policy advisor with the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport. Before working with the Provincial Government, she worked in Planning and Policy at Toronto Public Health for 10 years, as a Physical Activity Consultant.

Donna is Co-chair of the Ontario Society of Physical Activity Promoters in Public Health where she advocates for physical activity as a public health priority in Ontario through education, engagement, advocacy, and partnerships.

For more information please contact:

Devin Gray          
OFSAA Communications Coordinator          
Phone: 416-426-7437          
Email: [email protected]

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