Advisory Board

Nov 2019-2022
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

First term:
Dunja Antunovic – USA/Hungary/Serbia
Toni Bruce – New Zealand
Kari Fasting – Norway
Kanae Haneishi – USA/Japan
Junko Tahara – Japan
Gabrielle Salomon – UK

Second term:
Nefeli Chondroyanni – Abu Dhabi/Greece
Gretchen Kerr – Canada
Carole Oglesby – USA

 

Nefeli Chondrogianni – Abu Dhabi/Greece

Nefeli is a passionate sports professional and an advocate for women sports development. From her position as Communications and Technical Affairs manager at FBMA – Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, a government entity of Abu Dhabi – UAE, she oversees the expansion of the Emirate’s women sports offering by planning and implementing various initiatives that aim to make sports a part of every Emirati woman’s daily life. In performing these tasks, Nefeli supervises the organization of annual international sports events, including among others the FBMA International Show Jumping Cup, the FBMA Trophy for Figure Skating and the recently introduced the FMBLO – Ladies European Tour. Furthermore, she directs a number of Emirate-wide educational activities that cater to the needs of the female athletes’ community of Abu Dhabi as well as the general public’s. Nefeli is a PhD Candidate at the Canterbury Christ Church University, whereby she is studying the social impact of international non-mega sports events on local communities, while she holds an M.A. in Sport Management from the London Metropolitan University, UK, and an M.Sc. in Exercise and Quality of Life, from the University of Thrace, Greece. Nefeli possesses previous academic experience having worked as a Research Assistant at the Canterbury Christ Church University, while she has also gained valuable experience working on sports project within the private sector, at eSocialMedia and IMG, London.

Gretchen Kerr – Canada

Gretchen Kerr is currently a Professor and Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses broadly on athlete maltreatment with a specific interest on emotional abuse within the coach-athlete relationship. Gretchen also conducts studies of coach education with a focus on advancing developmentally appropriate methods of enhancing the psychosocial health of young people in sport. She is a member of the Safe Sport Committee for Gymnastics Canada, as well as a volunteer athlete welfare officer for various sport organizations, a role that involves managing and investigating complaints of athlete maltreatment.
https://kpe.utoronto.ca/faculty/kerr-gretchen

 

Dunja Antunovic – USA/Hungary/Serbia

Toni Bruce – New Zealand

Kari Fasting – Norway

Kanae Haneishi – USA/Japan

Junko Tahara – Japan

Gabrielle Salomon – UK