Tim Fleiszer ,  Founder & Executive Director   Tim Fleiszer is the first player in Canadian Football League history to win four Grey Cup championships with four different teams. Selected 1st overall in the 1998 CFL Draft, Fleiszer won more championships than any player, coach or executive in the CFL during his decade-long career.  A leader on and off the field, Tim was a team captain on three teams (Montreal, Ottawa and Edmonton) and a CFL Players Association representative for four years. Throughout his ten year career, Fleiszer was passionate about his involvement in community-building initiatives. He was twice nominated for the Tom Pate award, given to the CFL player who reflects outstanding community service.  A cum laude graduate of Harvard University (B.A. ’98), Fleiszer joined Gil Scott Sports Management as a partner in January 2008. Tim has also worked as a consultant for STACK, Xenith, Gravitas Financial, SportsLab NYC and All-American Games.

Tim Fleiszer, Founder & Executive Director

Tim Fleiszer is the first player in Canadian Football League history to win four Grey Cup championships with four different teams. Selected 1st overall in the 1998 CFL Draft, Fleiszer won more championships than any player, coach or executive in the CFL during his decade-long career.

A leader on and off the field, Tim was a team captain on three teams (Montreal, Ottawa and Edmonton) and a CFL Players Association representative for four years. Throughout his ten year career, Fleiszer was passionate about his involvement in community-building initiatives. He was twice nominated for the Tom Pate award, given to the CFL player who reflects outstanding community service.

A cum laude graduate of Harvard University (B.A. ’98), Fleiszer joined Gil Scott Sports Management as a partner in January 2008. Tim has also worked as a consultant for STACK, Xenith, Gravitas Financial, SportsLab NYC and All-American Games.

  Jeff Brooks ,  Director of Operations    London Concussion Project Coordinator   Jeff Brooks is a current Doctoral candidate at Western University examining the relationship between subconcussive impacts and their effect on cognitive functioning. Jeff played for the Western Mustangs football team from 2009-2013 while completing a B.Sc Honor’s Specialization in Physics. In 2014, Jeff earned Academic All-Canadian honors in his final season playing football while conducting a Hit Count study on the varsity football team that led to the completion of his Master's of Science degree in Kinesiology.

Jeff Brooks, Director of Operations

London Concussion Project Coordinator

Jeff Brooks is a current Doctoral candidate at Western University examining the relationship between subconcussive impacts and their effect on cognitive functioning. Jeff played for the Western Mustangs football team from 2009-2013 while completing a B.Sc Honor’s Specialization in Physics. In 2014, Jeff earned Academic All-Canadian honors in his final season playing football while conducting a Hit Count study on the varsity football team that led to the completion of his Master's of Science degree in Kinesiology.

  Samantha Bureau ,  Director of Public Relations    Rowan’s Legacy Project Coordinator   Samantha is currently a MSc. Candidate co-supervised at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa pursuing a degree in Neuroscience.  Samantha received her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, with minors in Sports and Recreation Management and Forensic Psychology at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. Samantha graduated summa cum laude with honours, class of 2016 valedictorian, and as member of five national and international honours societies. Samantha was also a NCAA dual-sport athlete on the Raven's ice hockey and track and field teams. The Raven's hockey captain received special designation as one of only three members to play in all 98 games of program history at the time of her graduation and lead her team to a #1 nationally ranked penalty kill in her senior season.  After Franklin Pierce, Samantha worked as a research assistant at Boston University School of Medicine in the CTE and Alzheimer's Disease Center. With the Boston Group, Samantha worked primarily on the LEGEND and DIAGNOSE CTE research projects under Dr. Robert Stern.

Samantha Bureau, Director of Public Relations

Rowan’s Legacy Project Coordinator

Samantha is currently a MSc. Candidate co-supervised at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa pursuing a degree in Neuroscience.

Samantha received her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, with minors in Sports and Recreation Management and Forensic Psychology at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. Samantha graduated summa cum laude with honours, class of 2016 valedictorian, and as member of five national and international honours societies. Samantha was also a NCAA dual-sport athlete on the Raven's ice hockey and track and field teams. The Raven's hockey captain received special designation as one of only three members to play in all 98 games of program history at the time of her graduation and lead her team to a #1 nationally ranked penalty kill in her senior season.

After Franklin Pierce, Samantha worked as a research assistant at Boston University School of Medicine in the CTE and Alzheimer's Disease Center. With the Boston Group, Samantha worked primarily on the LEGEND and DIAGNOSE CTE research projects under Dr. Robert Stern.

  Andrew Lue ,  Director of Special Projects   Andrew is a 5 year veteran of the Canadian Football League after being the 10th overall pick in the 2014 draft. He completed a B.Sc Honour’s Biology degree at Queen’s University where he was a member of the Dean’s List and Academic-All Canadian selection. Over his career playing for the Queen’s Golden Gaels (2010-2013) he was a three-time conference all-star selection, and two-time All-Canadian selection.

Andrew Lue, Director of Special Projects

Andrew is a 5 year veteran of the Canadian Football League after being the 10th overall pick in the 2014 draft. He completed a B.Sc Honour’s Biology degree at Queen’s University where he was a member of the Dean’s List and Academic-All Canadian selection. Over his career playing for the Queen’s Golden Gaels (2010-2013) he was a three-time conference all-star selection, and two-time All-Canadian selection.

  Scott Martin ,  Hamilton Concussion Project Coordinator   Scott is a graduate of McMaster University where he studied Kinesiology and graduated with honours in 2014. During his time at McMaster he was a member of the football team, including being on the 2011 National Championship team. As a student athlete he was named Defensive MVP and OUA All Star as well as earning Academic All-Canadian honours. During his playing career he suffered from a number of concussions which resulted in turning down an invite to the CFL combine and stepping away from the game. Having spent years coaching youth football at the highest level in Hamilton and working in Sports Medicine, Scott looks to draw on both his personal and professional experience to bolster a CLFC chapter within the Hamilton community.

Scott Martin, Hamilton Concussion Project Coordinator

Scott is a graduate of McMaster University where he studied Kinesiology and graduated with honours in 2014. During his time at McMaster he was a member of the football team, including being on the 2011 National Championship team. As a student athlete he was named Defensive MVP and OUA All Star as well as earning Academic All-Canadian honours. During his playing career he suffered from a number of concussions which resulted in turning down an invite to the CFL combine and stepping away from the game. Having spent years coaching youth football at the highest level in Hamilton and working in Sports Medicine, Scott looks to draw on both his personal and professional experience to bolster a CLFC chapter within the Hamilton community.

  Simon Poulin ,  Founder Le Bouclier (the Shield)   M. Poulin is a an educator specializing in the prevention of trauma associated with head injury. He is a member of the TCCL committee in Estrie and participates as a research partner with the Association of Neurologists of Quebec .  In 2011, he founded the Shield (Le Bouclier), a Quebec non-profit with the mission of communicating the public health risks of head and spine injury. Working with schools and associations, Simon provides the tools to minimize the risks associated with concussions and information regarding the proper management of head injuries when they do occur.  Simon was a high level athlete, participating on the Univeristy of Ottawa football team (1988-1990), CLF BC Lions (1990-1992) and the Canadian Tae Kwon Do Olympic team (1987-1993).

Simon Poulin, Founder Le Bouclier (the Shield)

M. Poulin is a an educator specializing in the prevention of trauma associated with head injury. He is a member of the TCCL committee in Estrie and participates as a research partner with the Association of Neurologists of Quebec .

In 2011, he founded the Shield (Le Bouclier), a Quebec non-profit with the mission of communicating the public health risks of head and spine injury. Working with schools and associations, Simon provides the tools to minimize the risks associated with concussions and information regarding the proper management of head injuries when they do occur.

Simon was a high level athlete, participating on the Univeristy of Ottawa football team (1988-1990), CLF BC Lions (1990-1992) and the Canadian Tae Kwon Do Olympic team (1987-1993).