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MANAGERS & ADMINISTRATION

Suzanne Fisher

Interim Executive Director & Competitive Program Manager

Suzanne is a highly qualified sport professional. She joins the OGC with many years of experience working with National Sport Organizations, including the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport and the Coaching Association of Canada. In her previous role as Program Manager of Education at Gymnastics Canada, she was responsible for the development and implementation of the National Coaching Certification Program for all gymnastics coaches in Canada. Suzanne was a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Women Emerging Leaders Development Program, and in addition to a successful sport management career, she is NCCP Competition 2 certified in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and NCCP Competition 1 certified in Trampoline Gymnastics.


Robin Buttigieg

Recreational Program Manager

Robin worked at Canada Post for 23 years. In the early 2000's, Robin left the post office for semi-retirement and later decided to do something she loves. Having been a competitive athlete with the Ottawa Gymnastics Centre until she was 18, Robin decided to pay it forward and help young kids get active and find a passion for sports.
Robin is a fully certified Level 2 WAG coach; as well as a Level 1 Trampoline coach. Robin has been primarily coaching with the Kindergym program, but has also coached with the Recreational, Developmental, and Competitive programs.

"I love interacting with all the kids that come through our program, and I strive to provide them with a fun and challenging experience."

Jennalyn Brown

Office Coordinator & Sport Administrator

PROGRAM COORDINATORS

Wajdi Bouallegue

MAG Program Coordinator
Wajdi Bouallegue has a university degree in physical education and sport science from University of La Manouba Tunisia. He has had the opportunity to coach athlete on the Irish National team and is himself a 2 x Olympian (Athens 2004 and London 2012) and a 2 x World cup Finalist on FX  ( Brazil 2006 and  Spain 2008). In addition to this, Wajdi has accumulated over 28 medals during his career while competing at the Mediterranean and African Games and was Tunisia's athlete of the year, 2006!
 
"My passion and life is all about gymnastics , my extreme happiness is to be able to help my gymnasts succeed throughout their gymnastics career and seeing the joy in their eyes achieving their best results. I'm so glad to be part of the OGC family where I can share my knowledge and experience with a fantastic team."

Nausikaa Muresan

WAG Program Coordinator
Nausikaa is a level 3 tech certified WAG coach and National judge. She is also First aid and CPR, Respect in Sport, Risk management, Safe Sport and Making Ethical decisions certified. Nausikaa has been involved in gymnastics in many capacities - athlete, coach, judge, gym mom - in several countries for more than 40 years.
 
“Although none of my degrees are sport-related (BA in Education, MA in language teaching and MA in English literature), I love gymnastics and the people involved in it, especially those I am in close contact with. I consider the staff and especially the athletes I work with to be my extended gym family”.
 

Andrea Lauzon

WAG Developmental Program Coordinator

 

Melanie Major

WAG Technical Coordinator and Senior Performance Coach

Mélanie is a fully certified Level 3 coach in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and Trampoline. Mélanie is certified in First Aid and CPR as well as Respect in Sport and Risk Management. Mélanie has coached in a variety of programs at the OGC and is currently coaching in the Women’s Competitive program.  

"It is a privilege to have the opportunity to make a positive impact in a child's life through competitive sport.  With communication and guidance, I want to help the athletes be ambitious young ladies who know how to think for themselves, set goals and persevere when things don't go as planned.   The lesson learned on the journey to your long-term goal is just as important as the eventual destination.  I want to hear them and help them if they feel overwhelmed. I want to teach them the importance of sportsmanship and finding inspiration from others that will motivate them. I want to help my athletes be kind to others and to themselves.  I want to make sure my athlete's love and passion for gymnastics and fitness can help them step into the next chapter of their lives; with a stable sense of identity, an excitement for the future, pride for what they accomplished and happiness in their hearts for all the years we shared together."

 

Kerry James

Xcel Coordinator

Kerry has been involved in gymnastics for 25 years, first as an athlete at age 3 at Taiso Gymnastics in Nova Scotia and eventually going on to compete provincially. After retiring she began Coaching with Taiso in 2003 - everything from preschoolers to provincial athletes, as well as being in charge of the recreational and preschool programs.
Kerry is NCCP level II certified and NCCP level III Theory & Technical trained. She has been a team coach for Nova Scotia at Atlantic and Eastern Championships since 2007. Kerry moved to Ottawa in 2013 and was honoured to be welcomed aboard with OGC and is committed to providing an outstanding Xcel program for her coaches and athletes!

Denise Bussiere

TG Program Coordinator

Denise's Gymnastics certifications include:
Level 3 WAG certified; and Level 3 Technical Trampoline. Denise has been coaching for 30 years in gymnastics and 5 years in trampoline. After 22 years at the OGC within a wide range of programs: KinderGym – Coach and Supervisor, Recreational – Coach and Supervisor; Women’s Competitive Gymnastics – Invitational and subbed at the Provincial and National levels; Men’s Competitive Program – developmental coach; and of course, a transition and substitute coach in the Trampoline program. Denise has gained tremendous knowledge in all our programs and is a very valued member to our staff.

Denise feels that is a great privilege and honour to represent the Competitive Trampoline program as Trampoline Coordinator.