Paralympic Games: Won gold medals in 2004 and 2008 (2), silver medals in 2000 and 2008, and bronze medals in 2000 (2), 2004 (3) and 2008 (2)
Toronto 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games Organising Committee – Communications and Athlete Relations
Masters in Practice Diploma of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences (M. OMSc), Canadian Academy of Osteopathy
Why did I want to be a member of the IPC Athletes’ Commission?
It was a huge honour to become the IPC Athlete Council Chairperson and IPC Liaison to the IOC Athletes’ Commission.
One of my biggest focuses is continuing to strengthen the relationship between the IOC Athletes’ Commission and the IPC Athlete Council. I also want to contribute to giving all athletes a voice within the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.
What do the Paralympic Games mean to me?
The Paralympic Games are the pinnacle of any Para athlete’s sporting career. Years of hard work, dedication and commitment are rewarded with the opportunity to compete on the biggest stage of all. They are an opportunity to not only showcase sport, but to be part of shifting social perceptions of what “disability” means.
I WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO GIVING ALL ATHLETES A VOICE WITHIN THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC MOVEMENTS
Role for the IOC Athletes’ Commission
As the IPC Liaison to the IOC Athletes’ Commission, I focus on working with the IOC AC to give all athletes worldwide a voice, as well as enhancing athlete advocacy. I also contribute to developing the career transition programme.