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Meet Our Board of Directors

William Santo


William has been an active participant and captain within the Waterloo Organization of Disc Sports (WODS) since 2011. He has experience playing at all levels ranging from development league to competitive touring teams. He worked on the planning committee for the 2014 Canadian National Ultimate Championships. William excels at project management and continually demonstrates his passion for and dedication to Ultimate through hard work that drives the success of every project he is responsible for.

On the provincial stage, William has experience working for the sport of Ultimate with the Ontario Disc Sports Association (ODSA) where he worked with policy and organization documents. William is a great asset to Ontario Ultimate and an excellent representative of players from the wider region.

Todd Melville

Vice President

Todd started playing ultimate in Halifax in 1998 and since then has played on a variety of league and competitive teams. He began coaching high school ultimate in 2004 and is currently a teacher at Lakefield College School, where he has coached ultimate for the last eight years. Todd also volunteers with the Peterborough Ultimate League juniors program and is a coach with the Toronto junior open team TORO, which won the 2014 CUC Championship in Waterloo.

He is currently the Ontario representative for Ultimate Canada’s Development Committee and is looking forward to developing youth and juniors ultimate programs in Ontario.

Louis Racine



Shanna Rice

Executive Director

Shanna first joined the ultimate world in 2010 was eager to learn and didn’t look back. From there she quickly started touring, attending Canadian Ultimate Championships several times with a variety of different teams. You can often see Shanna running for the upline berkeley ready to huck it or breaking the mark with an IO flick. When not playing Ultimate, Shanna runs her own Message Therapy clinic working with a range of athletes, including those at the professional level, to get them back in the game.

She has been part of the Waterloo Organization of Disc Sports for over 6 years; taking on such roles as a Member at Large, Communications Director, Fields and Tournament director. She is eager to start contributing to the Ultimate community at a Provincial level being part of the Ontario Ultimate team.

Naomi Garneau

Competition Director
Naomi started playing ultimate recreationally in Ottawa in 2009. Wanting to get involved further, she pulled off Canada's only live score reporting system at a Canadian Ultimate Championships (CUC) in 2011 and never looked back. Naomi has since served as a Tournament Director or on the organizing committee for many events, notably No Borders (2012-2014). Since 2013, you might have seen her on the field in her capacity as an Observer or AUDL referee. Currently, Naomi is serving as Tournament Director for CUC 2017, having won the bid to bring it to the capital to celebrate Canada's 150th. Professionally, she's an anthropologist working in program evaluation and communications for Canadian organizations and loves leveraging this experience to grow the sport of Ultimate.
Having relocated to Toronto in 2016, Naomi is thrilled to now support the sport provincially as a part of the Ontario Ultimate team.

Jon Hines

Director at Large

Jon has been playing ultimate since 2001 and has played competitively since 2008 and has coached competitive ultimate at levels ranging from very young (2 years old) to adult competitive.  He has served the ultimate community in Waterloo as president of the Waterloo Organization of Disc Sports and was the driving force behind the creation of the WODS youth league.  When Jon isn’t playing ultimate, he likes to build software and has consulted on websites for several medium to large ultimate clubs.

Roger Yen

Director at Large

Roger got his first taste of ultimate in 2005, and was immediately hooked. He has since enjoyed many roles as player, team captain, player coach in both recreational and semi-competitive ultimate in Ottawa. Roger values the camaraderie, social and community building aspects of playing in the Ottawa Carleton Ultimate Association league nights, where he has met many good friends and his now wife.

During his non-ultimate playing hours, Roger works with federal and provincial regulatory bodies in the agriculture and agri-food space.