Board of Directors / Committees

Board of Directors

Board members ensure the proper functioning of the organization and guide strategic orientations. They supervise the work of the permanent executive director.

2019-20 Board of Directors. Left to right: Nyla Kurylowich (Female Athlete Representative), Mark Kusiak (President), David Joseph (Treasurer), Shawna Joynt (Director), Francis Roussel (Director), Donald Prong (Director) and John Gessner (Male Athlete Representative).
  • Mark Kusiak (Alberta), President
  • David Joseph (Quebec), Treasurer
  • Donald Prong (Ontario), Director
  • Francis Roussel (Quebec), Director
  • Shawna Joynt (Manitoba), Director
  • Nyla Kurylowich (Alberta), Female Athlete Representative (*)
  • John Gessner (Manitoba), Male Athlete Representative (*)

(*) These members participate in Board meetings and can express their opinions, but have no voting rights.

The CDSC currently has four standing committees to ensure that there is progress in specific fields and enable the board to guide the general management of the organization. These committees are:

  • Finance committee
  • Governance committee; and
  • Human resources committee

Mandate of standing committees

The CDSA has established the mandate of each committee and a policy on this. Read the policy.

Standing committee members


  • David Joseph (Quebec) 1 & 2
  • Jonathan Guinta (Alberta)
  • Douglas Hugill (B.C.)
  • Grant Underschultz (Alberta)


  • Mark Kusiak (Alberta) 1 & 2
  • Donald Prong (Ontario) 2
  • Francis Roussel (Quebec) 2
  • Darryl Hackett (Ontario)

Human Resources

  • Donald Prong (Ontario) 1 & 2
  • Mark Kusiak (Alberta) 2
  • Shawna Joynt (Manitoba) 2

1 Committee president
2 CDSA Board member