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Crew

Over two dozen members make up the crew positions which include Coxswain, Helm, Navigator, Radio and Deckhand roles. (We would like to thank our invisible heroes, Angela and Tim who work behind the scenes to keep the operation humming.)

Unit Leader - Ivan SimokovicIvan is a Squadron Commander and a District Officer with Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons. He is a Transport Canada recognized examiner for PCOC and VHF as well as a certified instructor for the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. Ivan has been a T-SAR volunteer since 2015.

Board of Directors

- Vice Chair, Operations & Media/PR - Colleen McCourt

Colleen is a highly-respected and tenured PR professional who has worked in media, marketing and communications for over 25 years, including the Canadian International Air Show. She specializes in Media Relations and Government/Public Affairs with a diverse background in the private and public sectors. She is the lead communications strategist at Front Door PR and is the founder of Strategy Plus Communications. She currently sits on the Board of Governors with the Air Cadet League of Canada, Ontario Provincial Committee. She has had the pleasure of working with numerous charities, the Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Fire Department, and Toronto Board of Health.

- Director, Social Media - We're excited to introduce you to our new director of social media soon!

- Dr. Paul Nash Ph.D. - Director of Community Outreach & Corporate Secretary
Dr. Paul Nash is a professional writer and editor. He is Toronto-based Correspondent for Diplomatic Courier magazine and a frequent China commentator. He is a member of the National Press Club of Washington, D.C., serving on the Newsmakers Committee. He obtained his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh. He is a Senior Investment Writer/ Manager Investment Communications for a large global investment firm, He also teaches international relations for a U.K university.

- George Theodosiou - Director of Fundraising and Special Events
George is currently an Emergency Management Consultant.

- Treasurer - We're excited to introduce you to our new director of social media soon!


Please click here to read more about our honourary and past directors.