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Board of Directors & Roles

Badminton Ontario has a Board of Directors and many committees that handle all aspects of the association. We’re always looking for committee members to assist. Please contact info@badmintonontario.ca if you are interested in learning more about helping out.

Board of Directors

Chair:                   Dave Kumar (President)

Members:           Jeff Goldsworthy (Past President)
                                vacant (Vice-President)
                                Jeffrey Sum (Director of Finance & Administration)
                                Ian Assing (Director of High Performance)
                                Kristina Hall (Director of Coaching)
                                Jasmine Lew (Director at Large)                      
                                Kevin Cougler (Director at Large)
                                Kevin Willington (Director at Large)

Click HERE for a full list of Directors from the past years.

Board Roles

The President – responsible for the general supervision of the affairs and operations of the Association, will preside at the Annual and General Meetings of the Association and at meetings of the Board and the Executive Committee, will be the official spokesman of the Association, oversee and supervise office staff and will perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the Board.

The Vice-President – assists the President in the performance of duties and will be vested with all the powers and will perform, all the duties of the President in the absence or inability or refusal to act of the President. The Vice-President will be responsible for ensuring close liaison between the Association and all levels of government and will perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the Board.

The Director of Finance and Administration – keeps proper accounting records as required by the Act; will cause to be deposited all monies received by the Association in the Association’s bank account; will supervise the management and the disbursement of funds of the Association; when required will provide the Board with an account of financial transactions and the financial position of the Association; will prepare annual budgets; and will perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the Board. Must have accounting designation (CA, CMA, CGA).

The Director of High Performance – is a 2 year term position with the capability to extend beyond if desired.  They are responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of the High Performance programs and directions as per the Badminton Ontario Strategic Plan.  For a full description, please click here.

The Director of Coaching – responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of all coaching programs that come under the control of the Association; and will perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the Board.

The Directors at Large – responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of other special projects that include but are not limited to Governance, Organizational Development, Community Engagement, etc.

The Executive Director – responsible for liaison between the Board and staff, will support the Board in carrying out its duties and will have overall management responsibility for all programs and activities of the Association.

Executive Committee – The Executive Committee will be comprised of the President, Vice-President, Director of Finance and Administration, and the Past-President. The Executive Committee will have the authority to oversee the implementation of Board policies during intervals between meetings of the Board, and will perform such other duties as are prescribed by these Bylaws or may be prescribed from time to time by the Board.

Other Committees – The Board may appoint such committees as it deems necessary for managing the affairs of the Association and may appoint members of committees or provide for the election of members of committees, may prescribe the duties of committees, and may delegate to any committee any of its powers, duties, and functions except where prohibited by the Act, the Constitution or these Bylaws.

Please contact info@badmintonontario.ca if you are interested in becoming a Board of Director or Committee member.


District Presidents
Chair:   Jeff Goldsworthy
Members:           Central Ontario Badminton Association  ( COBA )  Russ LeBlanc
                                Georgian Bay District Badminton Association ( GBDBA )  Suzanne Lachner (acting)
                                Northern Ontario Badminton Association  ( NOBA )  Kurt Templemans Plat
                                Ottawa & Districts Badminton Association  ( ODBA )  Fei Tam
                                Toronto & District Badminton Association  ( TDBA )  Linda Lee
                                Western Ontario Badminton Association  ( WOBA )  Andrew Brigham
                                York District Badminton Association  ( YDBA )  Wayne Yip (acting)

Executive Committee
Chair:   Dave Kumar
Members:   Jeffrey Sum, Jeff Goldsworthy

Finance Committee
Chair:   Jeffrey Sum
Members:   Dave Kumar, Maryann C (bookkeeper)
Contact:   finance@badmintonontario.ca

Coaching Committee
Chair:   Kristina Hall
Members: Chloe Rowe, Janet Hugli

Competitions Committee
Chair:   Wayne Yip
Members:  Jolyon Thompson, Linda Lee, Ian Lagden, Suzanne Lachner, Kevin Cougler

Quest for Gold Committee
Chair:  Kevin Cougler
Members:  Dave Kumar, Ian Assing, {Dir at Large}

Return to Play Committee
Chair:   Dave Kumar
Members:   Ian Lagden, Kevin Cougler, Wayne Yip

Strategic Planning Committee
Chair:   Lorna Duquette
Members:   Kevin Cougler, Kurt Templemans Plat, Heather Dart, Pranav Bhardwaj

Operational Planning Committee
Chair:   Lorna Duquette
Members:   Kurt Templemans Plat, Heather Dart, Wayne Yip