ProMOTION Plus is lead by a dedicated group of volunteer board of directors. Learn more about each of them below:
Sue Griffin – Chair
Senior Consultant, Sue Griffin & Associates
Bryna Kopelow – Past Chair
Health, Physical Activity & Sport Education Consultant, JW SPORTA
Erin Wilkins – Vice Chair
Instructor, Langara College
Brenda Chinn – Treasurer
Director of Sport, BC School Sports
Jenny Black – Secretary
UBC Sport Athletics Facilitator, UBC Athletics and Recreation
Jenny has worked for nearly 10 years in the field of sport & recreation. Her professional career in the sport sector began with the Provincial Sport Organization, Volleyball BC. At VBC, she worked with youth and adults promoting the awareness of ‘sport for life’ for eight years before making the transition to UBC. In her new role she has joined the Sport Facilities department within Athletics and Recreation. In this role she is fortunate to work with the full spectrum of sport on campus from Intramurals to Varsity. In her spare time, she coaches girls club volleyball and try to be the best weekend warrior that she can by playing flag football, basketball and beach volleyball depending on the season. Fortunately, running and yoga can be year round activities in Vancouver.
Stephanie Rudnisky – Director
Special Events & Youth Programs Coordinator, Basketball BC
Marion Lay – Honorary Board Member
Sport Management Consultant
Patti Hunter – Honorary Board Member
General Manager, KidSport Greater Victoria
Alison Hart – Administrative Manager
Alison was previously involved with ProMOTION Plus in the early years organizing the Women in Sport and Recreation (WISRAN) Networking breakfast events. At the time, she was with the Provincial Sport Organization for Cross Country Skiing. She started a Women’s Cross Country Learn-to-Ski program at Cypress Mountain and was a Sessional Lecturer with UBC’s Physical Education program. She is an original member of the False Creek Women’s Dragon Boat team that successfully lobbied for a Women’s Division in the World Championships. Her career has been focused in sport and corporate marketing particularly the delivery of road safety and stakeholder engagement programs for ICBC. Her ICBC tenure included a successful corporate program during the 2010 Winter Olympics Games.
“Her background in sport, corporate marketing, education, stakeholder engagement and community involvement will make her a great addition to ProMOTION Plus” says Chair, Kristina MacDonald. “Alison has a passion for women and girls in sport and we look forward to her working with the Board to identify new opportunities for ProMOTION Plus.”
Erica Marrello – Digital Marketing Coordinator
Erica Marrello is a graduate of Langara College with diplomas in Business Management and Marketing Management. She initiated her own event management business in 2015 (fullcircleproductions.ca) and was instrumental in the success of the 2016 ProMOTION Plus In Her Footsteps event. Her other activities include organizing events in various sectors, including charity events. She has been active and involved in sports her whole life including dance, soccer and dodgeball in both, the Algarve, Portugal and Vancouver, BC. Her passions are event management and social media and in her words, she is “ready to take on ProMOTION Plus’ online presence to advocate for women in sport, raise awareness, and engage with our community”.