The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Board of Directors consists of 14 people.
Jeremy Diamond (Chair) is a public historian and leader with more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, program development and communications, Jeremy had held leadership roles as CEO of Myseum of Toronto, Executive Director of the Vimy Foundation and COO of Historica Canada and is frequent media contributor. In his spare time, Jeremy coaches youth baseball in North York, Ontario. Find Jeremy on Twitter @diamondjeremy
Lyle Abbott (Treasurer) – is a Chartered Accountant in Canada and a Certified Public Accountant in the US who brings diverse industry and sector experience in accounting, finance, strategic planning, and new business development to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. In addition to his work in public accounting, Lyle brings a solid background in sport management from his work in professional baseball, event management (most notably with the Vancouver2010 Winter Olympic Games), and his extensive work in the not-for-profit sector. An avid baseball fan, Lyle grew up cheering on the Blue Jays at Exhibition Stadium while always rooting – and forever keeping the faith – for the San Diego Padres.
Jordan Schofield (assistant Treasurer) – is a Chartered Professional Accountant and graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University. Jordan currently resides in Corunna, Ontario where he works as a senior accounting analyst for Factor Gas Liquids. Jordan’s love for baseball started young which led to his involvement and passion for Canadian baseball and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Scott Smith (Secretary) – Is a Managing Director at BMO Capital Markets in the Equity Capital Markets group that is responsible for all equity underwritings. He has been in the financial industry for over 25 years. Born in Montreal and graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Married and has a son and a daughter. He is a lifelong Montreal Expos fan that converted to a Blue Jays fan in 2004 and attends baseball spring training every year.
Elizabeth Benn – works at Major League Baseball with the Baseball Operations, Baseball Development, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion departments. In this role, she focuses much of her attention on women and girls in baseball. Prior to this position, she received her MA in philosophy from Columbia University and her BA from the University of Toronto. She grew up playing baseball in the High Park Baseball Association prior to playing on Team Ontario and now in the NYC Metro Baseball League.
Corinne Chow – has had a rewarding career with the Federal Public Service and lives in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Corinne’s love of baseball started when a friend suggested that she coach youth baseball as a means of completing a 125-hour internship. This was the start of a lifetime of various roles in the baseball community. Corinne is currently a director on the board of Little League Baseball Canada and Little League British Columbia. She has also served as a director on the Little League Baseball International, Inc. Corinne holds a BGS from Simon Fraser University and enjoys travelling and the company of family and friends.
Julie Docker-Johnson – is the owner of The Flower Shop and More in St. Marys. Julie was on the original committee to bring the Hall of Fame to St. Marys back in the mid-1990’s.
Rob Edney (ex officio)
Holly LaPierre – has worked at Bell Canada for over 30 years in various roles throughout her career. She is currently President of Hammonds Plains Minor Baseball, a suburb of Halifax, for the last fifteen years. She has held the position of treasurer for Baseball Canada and Baseball Nova Scotia. Last year she received the first ever female builder award from Baseball Canada for her dedication to the growth and promotion of female baseball. Being from the East Coast, she naturally was a Boston Red Sox fan, but the rise of the Blue Jays thru the mid 80’s swung her loyalty to Canada’s team.
Candy McEwan – is an elementary school teacher with the Avon Maitland District School Board. She has worked for over 20 years in her own classroom as well as a support for other teachers. She is currently president of St. Marys Minor Ball, having been involved with the association for over 15 years as a parent, coach and executive member. Other than attending the University of Waterloo and the University of Windsor, Candy has been a lifelong resident and ball player in St. Marys. Candy has enjoyed her various roles being involved with her children’s baseball, ringette and hockey teams.
Liam Scott – is an executive communications director/writer/producer/coach based in Toronto. In addition to his work with the Hall, he is active in youth baseball, having served at various times as a house league and rep coach, league executive, tournament convenor, and official driver for his 14U LHP son Joe.
Chris Stamper – is a dynamic business executive with over 30 years in financial services. Chris was previously the Senior Vice President, Metro East Region for TD Canada Trust, and was responsible for overseeing TD’s retail operations in in the Metro Toronto East area. Prior to his role leading Metro East, Chris was the Chief Marketing Office for Canadian Banking and was responsible for strategic marketing planning for TD in Canada. Chris personally led the acquisition of signature sponsorship properties including the Toronto Blue Jays. Chris is committed to giving back to his community. As a sports enthusiast, he has volunteered for over 15 years as a coach for a number of youth sports teams in Oakville. He actively volunteers with the Canadian Marketing Association and was Chair of the Board of Directors. Chris lives in Oakville, Ontario with his wife Karen and is a part time empty nester with his two children Johnathon and Mackenzie
Al Strathdee (ex officio) is currently serving his second term as Mayor of the Town of St. Marys. He is a local small business owner, and holds an Honours BA in History and Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University and a B. Ed. from the University of Ottawa. Al and his wife Gloria have three children and enjoy travel and supporting local community causes in their spare time.
Libby Walker has worked in the field of museum programming and interpretation for many years in both Halton and Waterloo Regions and Wellington County. She is particularly interested in social history, education and the history of community development. Libby has experience ranging from seasonal summer staff and front line historic interpretation, to a variety of program coordination roles. Currently, she is the City of Waterloo Museum Program and Engagement Associate, a new position created two years ago to develop programs and engage the community as part of the city’s ongoing Heritage Strategy. Libby and her husband Steve are parents to two adult children and pet parents to one wheaten terrier (or terror) . As a family they love sports and travelling the world, preferably both at the same time. Along those lines, she is pleased to join the Board of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ontario, and hopes one day to make it to every major league ballpark.
Mike Wilner – Currently writes about baseball for the Toronto Star. In the past he was the radio voice of the Canada’s sole major-league baseball team, Mike has long been a staunch supporter of baseball in Canada. Born and raised in Toronto, Mike began his baseball broadcasting career with the Welland (Ont.) Pirates in 1989. He later hosted the popular call-in show BlueJaysTalk for a record 17 seasons before becoming the Blue Jays’ first Canadian-born radio play-by-play broadcaster in 2019. From interacting with baseball fans after every game for nearly two decades to broadcasting Canada’s World Baseball Classic games in 2009 to hosting the annual Baseball Canada Awards Banquet, Mike has never wavered in his support and commitment to growing, teaching and promoting the game from coast to coast to coast. Single, with two teenage daughters, Mike is proud to have been on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame since 2016.
Cecil Wright – recently retired after a 20+ year career in public safety, Cecil is well known in the Halifax, Nova Scotia sports community. He is the former head coach of the Dalhousie Tigers Baseball team that won the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association championship in 1996 before coaching the Halifax Pelham Canadians in the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League. A staunch Boston Red Sox fan, only because he and his family moved from Nova Scotia to Boston as a child, he returned to his roots in 1984. Quite involved with the media, Cecil hosts his own community television show in addition to a sports and music radio show.
Scott Crawford – (Director of Operations) born and raised in Georgetown, Ontario and has been the Director of Operations at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum since January 2000. Prior to that he completed his Sports Administration degree at Durham College in Oshawa and obtained his BA in Anthropology/Archeaology at Lakehead Univeristy in Thunder Bay. Completed the Ontario Museum Association Museum Certificate in 2015. Currently ranked 73rd in Bob Elliott’s top 100 list of most influential Canadians in baseball.
Nastassia Bakoyiannis – (Financial and Fundraising Administration Coordinator)
Christi Hudson – (Curator) holds a Bachelor of Arts in Honours History from the University of Waterloo, and studied Museum Curatorship at Fleming College in Peterborough. She has worked in the museum field for several years in collections management and educational programming roles. She is an avid Blue Jays fan, having grown up watching the World Series Championship games with her family, and is passionate about museums and baseball.
Doug Goudy, Site Supervisor
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