Board of Directors

OCUA is a not-for-profit organization whose primary mandate is to organize and promote the growth of the sport of Ultimate in the Ottawa-Carleton region. We were incorporated in Canada in 1993, and operate under the provisions of our bylaws.

OCUA's Structure

Up until 1998, each team captain served as a member of the board, but as the league grew, this became far too unwieldy. The board now consists of a far more manageable 7 members, and serves as the primary decision making body for the organization. If you're interested in attending or getting an item on the agenda at one of the monthly board meetings, please email the Chair of the Board or the Executive Director

Election Process

The OCUA board is elected annually in April at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Nomination Committee requests nominations each year in March, accepts nominations and if there are more than enough, an election is held at the AGM. If not, the nominated members are acclaimed.

Board Bulletin

The Board of Directors produces a bi-annual bulletin that covers what the association has been up to over the past year.  

Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the OCUA board are available to registered OCUA players. You will be able to download the files only if you are logged in to your OCUA account. Other documents may be added as they are available.

AGM Minutes

Minutes of the OCUA's annual general meeting are available only to registered OCUA players. You will be able to download the files only if you are logged in.

Financial Statements

View OCUA's financial statements here

Volunteer Liaison

Provide feedback on your experience as an OCUA volunteer - contact the Volunteer Liaison volunteerliaison@ocua.ca

Current Board of Directors

NAME & TITLE BIOGRAPHY TERM

KARLIS BOUSE (He/Him)
CHAIR OF THE BOARD

A member of the OCUA family since 1990, Karlis has played in numerous leagues and tournaments, and coached Recreational Youth, Competitive Juniors, and Mixed Grand Masters.  As a Board member he supports a strategic foundation of strong, sustainable growth across all levels, nights, ages and genders, especially for younger players. Karlis enjoys working with incredible OCUA community of players, captains and volunteers, and looks forward to continued and future success of the organization.

Where to find him on the field? Thursdays - SOUR | Mixed Grand Masters - Pushing Daisies

2022-2023


TINA TREMBLAY (She/Her)
DIRECTOR

Tina was first introduced to Ultiamte in her 30's by a friend who invited her to a learn to play clinic and was instantly hooked.  Over the years she has played on many teams recreationally, dipped her toes in the competitive world at 40 and has volunteered as a captain, youth coach, league coordinator and at many OCUA events over the years. As a board member she hopes to bring an eye for safety, inclusion and spirit of the game to the table and do her best to improve and grow the community that she loves so much!

Where to find her on the field? Mondays - Happy Feet | Various Tournaments - Pushing Daisies


2022-2023

EMMA WILSON-PEASE (She/Her)
DIRECTOR

Since Emma's first brush with Ultimate in 2015, she has fuelled her Ultimate addiction as much as possible, playing in both rec and competitive leagues over the past few years. She looks forward to bringing her skills, volunteer experience, and leadership to contribute to OCUA's programs, strategic plan, and future directions. She is excited to further interact with the OCUA community and endorse OCUA's core values in this new role. As a director, she looks forward to supporting and advancing the current OCUA programs while creating new opportunities for growth and expansion within the community. In her spare time, she enjoys stand up paddleboarding, biking, and playing with her dog Maya.

Where to find her on the field? Summer: Mondays - Huck Huck Goose | Tuesdays - Syndicate | Wednesdays - Fire Breathing Kitties

2022-2023

CHRIS MCMAHON (He/Him)
DIRECTOR
 

Chris developed his interest and passion for Ultimate when he played on the high school’s team. He's been able to gain experience and insight into a lot of different aspects of being a part of a sports organization — as a player, officiant, volunteer, and employee. These different experiences allow him to bring a well-rounded approach to being a part of OCUA’s Board of Directors. As a member of the Board of Directors for the OCUA, my plan would be to put a greater focus on youth programs and young player retention. I want to help grow these players' passion for the sport, as that will lead to stronger and more active volunteers in the future.

Where to find him on the field? Wednesdays — Beanies


2021-2023

KELLY FULTON (She/Her)
DIRECTOR

Kelly was introduced to Ultimate when she subbed for a friend's team 15 years ago. She was immediately hooked. Since then, she has played everything from rec to university competitive, both women's and mixed, and plays year round as much as possible. She captains multiple teams and carries a disc wherever she goes. As a Director, she especially wants to support the ongoing league activity while finding ways to re-engage the OCUA community with plans for recovery and growth. She believe that equity, diversity, and inclusion need to be considered in every decision made by the Board. 

Where to find her on the field? Summer: Tuesdays - Syndicate | Wednesdays - Women's League Coordinator | Thursdays - SPUD

 

2022-2024

ROBBIE THUOT (He/Him)
DIRECTOR

Robbie has been playing Ultimate since 2007. He played competitive Ultimate during university, but has been playing rec ever since. He is currently the Director of Finance at Kettlemans Bagel. He earned his CPA, CA designation while working at Ernst & Young back in 2016. In terms of experience on not-for-profit boards, he's been a Director for the Museum of Ontario Archaeology since 2016, and held the role of Treasurer from 2016-2021. He's excited to get involved in the Ottawa Ultimate community and help to grow the game he loves!

Where to find him on the field? On the sidelines for now, but eager to gt back into it!

2022-2024

MAAIKE VAN LEEUWEN (She/Her, Elle/la)
DIRECTOR

Maaike has been playing Ultimate since 2009, mostly as a captain of a recreational level team, and more recently with a women's masters team and in the women's leagues. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) with a focus on strategic planning and investment governance. In her spare time, when she's not playing frisbee, you're most likely to find her out walking with her dog or playing recreational softball with friends.

Where to find her on the field? Mondays - Killer Bunnies | Wednesdays - Women's League

2022-2024

 

Current Officers

NAME & TITLE BIOGRAPHY

SUSAN GREEN (She/Her)
SECRETARY

Susan was first introduced to Ultimate back in ‘91. She remembers her first practise to be very confusing and exhausting. Up until that point, her sporting passion was badminton and synchronized swimming. Yet despite the rough start, she fell in love with this ‘frisbee’ game, with the Ultimate community, and the concept of Spirit of the Game. Over the years, Susan has continued to play at a recreational level in summer, fall and winter leagues. She has also captained teams, so she understands the commitment and challenges of that role.

Outside of Ultimate, she is the mother of two teenage boys. Professionally, she has been in the IT industry for over 25 years.
 

Where to find her on the field?
Wed - Disc Demons


Vacant
TREASURER

This could be you! Email chair@ocua.ca if interested.