|Sophie Rosa: Sophie is a facilitator and health promotion consultant at Public Health Ontario and has always been naturally motivated to get involved with organizations devoted to children’s health and safety. She has been involved in the design, planning and implementation of the fun2run program pilot project, and is leading the communication activities for the 14 marathons in 14 days initiative to raise awareness of HALO’s outstanding work and the importance of healthy active living.
See more at: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/sophierosa
|Dr. Mark Tremblay: Dr. Tremblay is the Director of HALO and Professor of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, Chief Scientific Officer of Active Healthy Kids Canada, Chair of the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines Project, Founder of the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network, and former Dean of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Tremblay assisted in the development of the Fun2Run program.
See more at: http://www.haloresearch.ca/dr-mark-tremblay/
|Dr. Casey Gray: Dr. Gray is a Project Manager with HALO for the 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children. Her main contributions to “the movement to get kids moving” are to facilitate the international replication of the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card and to create a Global Matrix of the findings. Dr. Gray assisted in the development of the Fun2Run program.
See more at: http://www.haloresearch.ca/dr-casey-gray/
|Connie Lebrun: Connie is a Corporate Development Officer with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Foundation. She is involved in business and partnership development for CHEO while working with corporate/community sponsorships and fundraising. Connie initiated the relationship with HALO and was responsible for coordination of all CHEO Foundation activities for the event.
See more at: http://www.cheofoundation.com/about-us/contact-us/
|Ray Zahab: Ray is a world renowned ultra distance runner and founder of impossible2Possible (i2P) an organization that aims to inspire and educate youth through adventure learning, inclusion and participation in expeditions. Ray is Michael’s mentor and coach providing inspiration, judicious advice and the development of the running program used to train for the 14 marathons.
See more at http://rayzahab.com/about
|John Zahab: John is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. John developed Michael’s strength and mobility program used to train for the 14 marathons.
See more at: http://www.continuumfitness.ca/john.html
|Dr. Troy Sturtevant: Dr. Troy Sturtevant is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and holds a degree in biology from Bishop’s University. His professional certifications include Active Release Technique, medical acupuncture, and he is also a strength and conditioning specialist. Dr. Sturtevant treated any soft tissue issues that Michael developed while training for the 14 marathons.
See more at: http://www.holisticclinic.ca/new/?view=practitioners
|Sylvie Reaney: Sylvie is proud member of the Ottawa Police Services who was severely injured after being struck by a vehicle while running in 2012. Despite injuries that are not yet fully healed, she inspires everyone around her by running ultra distances proving that it is possible to overcome great adversity. Sylvie is leading the coordination and implementation of the Ghost Run adventure which the St. Anthony students are training for as part of the Fun2Run program.|
|Jenny Kenmir: In November 2013, Jenny served as a Youth Ambassador for impossible2Possible (i2P) on its expedition to the Peruvian Amazon where she and her teammates ran six marathons in six days down the eastern slope of the Andes to the Amazon Basin. She is using her experience to motivate others including a presentation to the St. Anthony students who are training for the Ghost Run adventure as part of the Fun2Run program.|