Dr. Jim Bovard is a member of SportMedBC's Board of Directors and a Sports Physician practicing in North Vancouver. Jim is a team physician for Major League Soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps FC, along with Skate Canada, and is a consultant to the Canadian Sailing Team.
Dr. Bovard was also the Venue Medical Officer for Figure Skating at the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games and Chief Medical Officer for the 2008 Canadian Figure Skating Championships.
Dr. David Cox is a Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University. He is currently the Director of Clinical Training for the Clinical Psychology program.
Over the past twenty-five years he has served as a Sport Psychologist for many of Canada's provincial and national sports organizations and athletes at both the amateur and professional ranks.
Dr. Cox is the Chair of the SportMedBC Board of Directors.
Owner of Level 10 Fitness, Anthony Findlay was born and raised in West Vancouver. He was an All-Star and Captain of the UBC Football Team where he played 4 years and earned his Psychology Degree. Anthony went on to play professional football with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL. He left the CFL after 1995 to start Level 10 Fitness.
Anthony was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Team BC at the 2005 Canada Summer Games and 2007 Canada Winter Games. He is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the National Men's and Women's Wrestling Teams, the Canadian Snowboard Federation (Alpine, Freestyle and Snowboardcross), the National Women's Field Hockey Team, the UBC Football Team, UBC Men's Basketball Team, UBC Women's and Men's Volleyball Teams.
Isabel is a certified athletic therapist and a physiotherapist with a certificate in sport physiotherapy. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters in Science specialized in muscle injury in 1992.
Isabel practices in Duncan and Sidney and is the Head Therapist for Rugby Canada. She has had many opportunities to work on the international scene more specifically at the 1999 Pan-Am Games and the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics as part of the Canadian Olympic Association's health team. Isabel is a member of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association's Board of Directors and just completed her term as the president of the association.
Dr. MacLean has been in the custom foot orthotic industry for 18 years. During which time, he completed a M.Sc. (Human Kinetics) degree at University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. in Biomechanics at University of Massachusetts Amherst.
His primary interests include the mechanism of orthopaedic injury in sports (running and cutting sports); the development of exercise and footwear interventions; and diabetic foot dynamics.
Dr. MacLean's research interests inlude the mechanism of overuse running injuries; lower extremity pathomechanics; influence of footwear design and custom orthoses; and the role of functional variability in orthopaedic injury mechanism.
Professional member of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology,the Vocational Rehabilitation Society of Canada,the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association,the American College of Sports Medicine,and the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion.
Marc has been involved with elite athletics in Canada for the past 20 years. Through his strong relationship with EA Sports and the NHL's Minnesota Wild, Marc has worked with some of the world's top athletes from the NBA, NHL and NFL. He has been the head coach for the Langara Men's soccer team since 1986 and won a gold medal with the BC Western Canada Games Team in 2003.
Marc has a post graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy and was the Chief Therapist for Canada's Pan Am Games Medical team in 2007, as well as the Canadian Olympic Team at Vancouver 2010 and London 2012. He is a Clinical Instructor in the UBC School of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy Consultant for the Riverdance Dance Company, Canada's National Soccer and Fencing Teams.
As a member of the medical team, Marc has been to the Canada Games, World University Games, Pan American Games and the Olympic Games. He is a National Examiner for Sports Physiotherapy Canada and volunteers extensively - BC Summer Games, the Vancouver Sun Run, the 24 Hr. Relay, Vancouver Marathon and Triathlons.
Dr. Joseph Stern has been an active part of the Vancouver podiatric medicine community for over 20 years. Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, he grew up in Vancouver, and later went to the University of British Columbia where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree.
After finishing at UBC, Joseph wanted to merge his interests in health care, biomechanics and sport making podiatry an obvious first choice of professions. He went on to study at Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia.
When Dr. Stern isn't caring for his hectic downtown practice or acting as an advisor to various sport and health related advisory boards including his role as a SportMedBC board member, he can be found coaching his children's baseball teams or walking the trails of Pacific Spirit Park with his wife and the family dog.
Anita is the Owner & Clinic Director of Coast Therapeutic & Sports Massage and has been practicing since 1997. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Massage Therapists’ Association of BC (MTABC) as Vice-President and Communications Chair and is a member and sits on the board of SportMedBC. She takes a special interest in helping those patients with chronic conditions who have had little success with other types of treatment. With extensive training in posture & structural alignment, active soft-tissue release (STR), myofascial release and rehabilitative exercise, her goal for all patients is to help them regain and maintain the most active and healthy life possible. Anita has advanced practice in sports therapy, having worked with athletes from the amateur to pro level, and was a therapist for the Host Medical Team during the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. She is also a certified instructor for the Massage In Schools Programme (MISP), a child-to-child child massage program that can improve social skills and help with problems of bullying.A devoted Canucks fan and long-time resident of Port Coquitlam, it was Anita’s passion for an active lifestyle and natural health choices that led to her career in massage therapy. She has a background in numerous sports including softball and kickboxing, personal training and nutrition.