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

2020-2022

BILLY MILLETT (He/Him)
DIRECTOR

As a board member he hopes to help the league return to not only what it was, but to put it on a path to being better than ever. Billy believes in respect, transparency, and community, and that the path forward requires setting goals we can achieve together. He's been playing about 25 years, has captained teams in the summer, fall and winter leagues as well as for competitive teams, including at the national level. Currently he coaches in the Junior boys competitive program and thoroughly enjoys introducing new players to the sport and to share his love of the game with all.

Where to find him on the field? Sundays — Bellies


2020-2022

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? On a team this summer.

 

2021-2023

LAURA STOREY (She/Her)
DIRECTOR

Laura has been playing Ultimate since 2003. From coaching juniors, beginners, women and open, she has played on recreational and competitive teams in four cities, and at the local, national and international level. Since joining OCUA in 2014, she brings extensive experience in community and team development, conflict resolution and managing change. Laura hopes to bring relevant experience and skills to support team development and community building.

Where to find her on the field? On a team this summer.

2021-2023

SARAH MCDONALD (She/Her)
DIRECTOR

Sarah has been a member of OCUA since 2007 and has been a player, captain, coach and coordinator.  As a Director, Sarah brings her experience as a professional Engineer working with long-term strategic and policy planning to the virtual boardroom. As a member of the 2021-2022 Board of Directors, Sarah sits on the Governance Committee and Audit & Risk Committee where her focus is the development of a Safe Sport Policy suite and an improved governance framework for the Board. Outside of ultimate, Sarah also serves on the Ottawa Disc Golf Board of Directors, plays videos games (pandemic inspired hobby), and spends her free time with her husband and two young children.

2020-2022

 

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.