Chris Schwarz is the Conditioning Coach for the NHL Ottawa Senators’ since 2009. An Ottawa native, Schwarz came to the Senators after spending two seasons as the New York Islanders’ strength and conditioning coach. He currently has more than 19 years of experience working as a strength and conditioning coach throughout North America and Europe. Schwarz is the former Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the OHL Ottawa 67’s and is the Founder and President of Fitquest, a sports performance training and exercise rehabilitation company in the National Capital Region.
D.Darren MacDonald has two decades of experience consulting to business, from startups to Fortune 500 corporations, on designing environments, processes and products from the perspective of the user. Much of his work involves participatory approaches to problem-solving in a variety of work environments including aerospace, automotive, call centres, consumer products, electronics, healthcare, food and beverage, laboratories, oil and chemical, pharmaceutical, software and utilities.
Jessica Morrow graduated from the University of Windsor with Honours in Human Kinetics in 2009 later pursing a Bachelor of Education. She is a professional Kinesiologist registered with the College of Kinesiology of Ontario (CKO). Jessica served on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance-Alliance canadienne de kinesiologie in 2012, leaving to pursue her graduate studies.
Now a resident of British Columbia, Kelly graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Currently a Quality Assurance Supervisor with WorkSafeBC Kelly has been working in the field of fitness and rehabilitation for over a decade. Kelly teaches fitness classes in Vancouver and Richmond.
Having been an Education Coordinator at the Calgary Health Region, Lene Jorgensen assumed the role of Decision Support and Evaluation Lead for the Alberta Healthy Living Program of Alberta Health Services in 2009. A graduate of both Mount Royal College and the University of Calgary, Lene is an active community volunteer, passionate about fitness and kinesiology. Lene is an active leadership volunteer for both the Alberta Kinesiology Association and the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance-Alliance canadienne de kinesiologie.
As a long-time Member, Matias is currently pursuing his PhD through the University of Ottawa having formerly run his own kinesiology-based business in Windsor, Ontario.
A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Dr. Steve Fischer, PhD, RKin is an Assistant Professor at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. In addition to his passion for teaching, Dr. Fischer focuses his research on world class musculoskeletal biomechanics to promote optimal functional performance. His research interests intersect traditional ergonomics (measuring demands) and kinesiology (measuring capacity) approaches in order to minimize injury risk and optimize performance in the workplace. Within this paradigm, Dr.