In advance of the upcoming elections at the 2023 Annual General Meeting, please meet the nominees for Boxing Ontario’s Board of Directors. More info on all candidates below:

Please note that personal contact info for the candidates and endorsers has been redacted due to privacy. We are waiting on receiving additional info from some of the nominees, so please check back for updates.

Jennifer Ogg

In 2021, I was elected to the board of directors. I have served as both the secretary and the president. I played an integral role in development of the first all-female training camp that was held in Peterborough. I initiated the engagement of an Independent Third Party to handle complaints and discipline procedures, and I oversaw the hiring of our current Executive Director, Erik Olsen. I have assisted with oversight of the High-Performance and Coaching Committees. I played an active role in the review and revision of our policies and bylaws, and I have assisted on several legal matters. My focus has, and will continue to be, on fairness, transparency and on moving Boxing Ontario down a successful and sustainable path.

Rod Power

I first started boxing at the age of 12, joining the Bramalea Boxing Club in Brampton. Boxing for me wasn’t only about the sport it was somewhere I could go to make friends and have a sense of belonging. Little did I know that the coach would be more of a father figure who genuinely cared for all the participants in the gym. This is the essence of the sport. Although I did compete, but because of family issues I was sent to live with my grandparents in a city where there wasn’t a boxing program. Now being a member of city council, I have an opportunity to be an even bigger advocate for the sport and I wish to pay it forward. Whether it be having a meeting with the current minister of sport, to sponsoring events or engaging other levels of government.

Todd Nadon

Hello, I am a long time amateur boxer first starting in Alexandria, Ontario under the watchful eye of my father Gilles Nadon. I boxed in and around Ontario, Michigan, etc until turning Professional in 1987 under Emanuel Steward at the Kronk Gym in Detroit, Michigan. Eventually, I got the opportunity to fight for the IBO World Super Middle Weight Title in 1992 and won. I am a business owner now and also love teaching new boxing to anyone whom I can. I would be thrilled to become a Board Member.

Daniel Choi

Dan started boxing in high school and is still in love with the sport 15 years later. Dan is a dedicated advocate and community leader with a diverse background in law and volunteerism. He has served in various impactful roles, including being a Chair at Ontario Bar Association and serving on the Boxing Ontario Governance Committee.

Dan currently works as a capital markets lawyer at a multinational law firm based in New York. He holds a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Philosophy with a focus on Ethics from McMaster University. He is passionate about the opportunity to bring his dedication to community involvement, and passion for teaching and mentoring to Boxing Ontario.

Matthew Standish

Although I discovered boxing later in life than most people in our sport, it’s been a thrilling and rewarding journey and one I hope to enjoy for a very long time.  In 2013 (at 52 years old), I competed in a couple of OBA-sponsored corporate boxing events at the Cambridge Club in Toronto with support of coaches Dexter Delves & Tyler Quick.  Somehow sparring in a squash court didn’t seem very authentic to me, so I joined Stockyards Boxing & Fitness for some real ring experience.  Inspired by how Richard Souse & Junmar Emon guided and encouraged younger fighters, I got into the ring again to become one of the oldest athletes in 2014 to win a Boxing Ontario-sanctioned event that year.  When my wife asked why I was getting punched in the head at 55, I took my undefeated record into retirement! 

But the passion for our sport still remained.  After a year of coaching, I became an official in 2017 and in addition to being in the ring hundreds of times (I’m the ref with lots of curly white hair), I also volunteered as part of the KO-Covid Committee in 2020 to help Boxing Ontario and its member clubs return to competition.  I also serve on the Officials Commission.  Still active in the gym, I now belong to the 13th Round Fight-For-Life and continue to be impressed by the great work being done by coaches Will, Marvin & Caterina Quinteros.

I’ve learned many things in my life; one of most important being that we should never stop learning.  That means never stop listening.  I’ve also seen how amateur boxing has made, and continues to make, a difference in the lives of countless young people.  It’s also the driving reason why I would like to join Boxing Ontario’s Board of Directors.  To make a difference!  As Muhammad Ali said, “service to others is the rent we pay for our room here on earth.”

James McBean

James McBean is an experienced and trusted member of the leadership team at Toronto-based
Northwest Protection Services, Canada’s largest event security business. His responsibilities
include all aspects of operating this exciting business, including client development, managing
staff, regulatory compliance, contract negotiations and crisis management. James is excited
when his personal interests in politics, technology, history and security align with his business

James is an excellent communicator, who has travelled extensively, and is fluent in French. He
graduated from Dalhousie University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and
completed the International Baccalaureate program in 2008.

Paul Brown

I have been involved with fighting arts from the age of 12 from boxing to karate, judo, kickboxing and fought pro as a kick-boxer. I also have a strong background in business and have worked for some of the largest companies in Canada. I have a great love for the sport and would like to spread this love to as many people as possible by making it more inviting and accessible. I have operated a gym in Toronto for 15 years and know the difficulties of running a boxing gym. I have trained fighters of all levels from raw amateurs to world champions and understand the difficulties of the fight game. I think my unique experience would be a asset to the board.

Thank you,

Paul Brown

Siobhan McGarry

I have a huge love of the sport and believe it has a big future in Ontario and Canada. I have played many roles in the sport, Fighter, Coach and Administrator/Marketer for King of the Ring and have gained a lot of experience in these roles. My work and education experience gives me a strong background in not only business areas but also in ethics and my ability to work with many different levels of individuals. I am a go-getter. I have drive and passion for this sport. I want to see it grow and develop and I want to contribute to that success and I strongly believe I have the ability to make a difference.