Staff CASMA

Current and former staff included

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

 

Michael Dmitrik:

 

Ever since early childhood, Michael has always had a passion for sports – specifically for basketball. He motivated himself throughout the years and dedicated an extensive amount of hard-work and dedication towards the game. Michael envisioned the possibility of giving back to the community and wanted to provide an opportunity for others to foster a passion in sports. With Michael’s athletic background and as a physical education teacher at TFS – Canada’s International School, he began CASMA with the intention of providing top-quality programming for the youth of the community. Michael has a B.A. of International Studies from York University and a B.A. of Education from Ottawa University. He is a certified NCCP coach with over 10 years of coaching experience at the under 12, 14, 16 and 20 levels in the C.I.S.A.A league. Michael also coaches teams competing in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and in the Ontario Basketball Association (OBA). He has also worked closely with current and former NBA players and coaches and has coached prospective professional basketball players currently attending state of the art Universities in the United States. His goal is to provide a unique outlet for children to express themselves whether it be in art, music, sports, etc. and help them to develop and grow in a fun and safe way. Fun fact, Coach Michael is also fluent in English, French and Russian. 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT | OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Brenda Dang

COACH/INSTRUCTOR | PHYS.ED. TEACHER

Jonel Destre: Jonel is a graduate of Laurentian University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Health.  His first love of sports began during the high school years, and since then he has worked in summer camps starting at the tender age of 17. He has since acquired more than ten years of experience in teaching and coaching young ones. Currently holding the position of Athletic coordinator and Physical Education teacher at TFS – Canada’s International School (West campus) in Mississauga, Jonel is invested in the health of children and youth. His wish is to engage them through sports in order to teach them the value of health and increase their potential in sports and confidence in life. Jonel is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Creole.

 

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC | PROFESSIONAL VIOLINIST

 

Oksana Dmitrik: Oksana was born in Kiev, Ukraine, where she began to study Violin at the age of six. She holds a Master’s degree of Violin in Performance and Teaching from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Kiev. After graduation, she became a member of the Kiev Chamber Orchestra. In 1989 the family immigrated to Canada. Since then, Oksana has performed with many Canadian groups such as the Quebec Symphony, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Toronto Symphony among others and participates in many summer Festivals and Music Camps. She has also shared the stage with many pop artists like Rodger Hodgson, Frank Sinatra Jr., Smokey Robinson and Wayne Newton just to mention a few. She also teaches violin, both privately and at TFS – Canada’s International School. Oksana is a loving mother of two boys and is married to husband Sergei, who is a violinist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). Oksana is also fluent in Russian, Ukrainian, English and French.

 

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND DEBATE INSTRUCTORS

Members of the University of Toronto Hart House Debate Team

Tamer Higazi

BASKETBALL AND SPORT INSTRUCTOR

Ella Rhee

 

 

SEASONAL COACH/INSTRUCTOR | CARLTON UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER

Daniel Cummings: https://goravens.ca/rosters/cummings-daniel/

SEASONAL COACH/INSTRUCTOR | FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER

Tanor Ngom: https://seminoles.com/sports/basketball/roster/tanor-ngom/

 

SEASONAL COACH/INSTRUCTOR | UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER

Michael Nuga: https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/player/_/id/4397315/mike-nuga

 

 

SEASONAL COACH/INSTRUCTOR | FORMER NCAA TENNIS PLAYER

​Fil Marinkovic

 

 

SEASONAL COACH/INSTRUCTOR | LAURENTIAN MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER

Hamidou Ongoiba

 

 

SEASONAL COACH/INSTRUCTOR | RYERSON UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER

Jaaden Lewis: https://ryersonrams.ca/sports/mens-basketball/roster/jaaden-lewis/4464

 

SEASONAL COACH/INSTRUCTOR |UNIVERSITY OF ST. BONAVENTURE MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER

Nelson Kaputo

 

 

ART INSTRUCTOR

Rebecca Kazdan

ART/DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Marie Kouakou

 

SEASONAL COACH/INSTRUCTOR | QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER

Luka Sevaljevic

 

 

AFTER SCHOOL ROBOTICS INSTRUCTOR

Adib Razavi

 

 

SEASONAL COACH/INSTRUCTOR | PROFESSIONAL SOCCER PLAYER

Moustafa Khattab: http://emoryathletics.com/sports/msoc/2015-16/bios/Khattab

 

 

BASKETBALL/SOCCER AFTER SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR

Alexander Arthur

 

 

ULTIMATE FRISBEE AND SPORT INSTRUCTOR

Tristan Galipeau

 

BASKETBALL AND TRAIL BIKING INSTRUCTOR

Jamar Wells

 

 

BASKETBALL/ART INSTRUCTOR

Maya Nkansah

VIOLIN INSTRUCTOR

Kaira Browne Dixon​

 

TRAIL BIKING AND SPORT INSTRUCTOR

Aurelia Den Baars

 

BASKETBALL INSTRUCTOR

Muhammad Rashid

 

BADMINTON INSTRUCTOR

Edward Li

 

TENNIS INSTRUCTOR

Ryan Chu

 

 

BASKETBALL INSTRUCTOR

Rashed Jabr

 

 

SOCCER COACH

Jean-Sébastien Schort

 

 

SEASONAL COACH/INSTRUCTOR | LAURIER UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER

Caillou Lacroix 

 

SEASONAL COACH/INSTRUCTOR | GUELPH UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER

Lansana Nwosu

SEASONAL COACH/INSTRUCTOR | FORMER BROCK UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL AND FORMER UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ASSISTANT COACH

Michael Cruickshank

SEASONAL COACH/INSTRUCTOR | LAURIER UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER

Shamar Forbes

SPORT COACH/CAMP COORDINATOR

Aashai Bailey