2021 Committee Members

The OPLS  is a Physical Literacy Hamilton collaborative initiative.
The OPLS committee is a collective team of professionals that represent a variety of sectors of the community, including education, recreation, public health, community services, early learners, research, and sport.  The OPLS committee members recognize the value of Physical Literacy and its benefits for people of all ages and abilities and the importance of engagement in physical activities for life.

Amber Aquin

Amber Aquin

Supervisor of Engagement, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

John Byl

John Byl

Educational Consultant, Canadian Gopher Sport

Dr. Hilary Caldwell

Dr. Hilary Caldwell

PhD in Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program from McMaster University

Lynn Campanella

Lynn Campanella

Co-Chair, OPLS | Chief Play Officer, Playocracy Inc.

Joe Clinton

Joe Clinton

Primary Program Time Teacher (PPT), Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

Duane Dahl

Duane Dahl

Boys and Girls Club

Helen Downey

Helen Downey

President, SportHamilton

Caitlyn Gambacort

Caitlyn Gambacort

Administrative Coordinator, OPLS

Sonia Macaluso

Sonia Macaluso

Co-Chair, OPLS | RECE, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

John Madalena

John Madalena

Co-Chair, OPLS | Equal Opportunities Consultant, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

Lucia Marchionda

Lucia Marchionda

Communications Co-Ordinator, SportHamilton

Mike Ras

Mike Ras

Training & Development Coordinator Recreation Division, Healthy and Safe Communities Department - City of Hamilton

Andrea Topic

Andrea Topic

Professional Learning Consultant, Affiliated Services For Children And Youth

Marianne Vrbanic

Marianne Vrbanic

Recreation Development Consultant, City of Hamilton Recreation

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