BSA Leadership

The BSA leadership team consists of a part-time, salaried Managing Director and a dedicated team of volunteer Board Directors. Our Directors are committed and enthusiastic about providing quality youth sports programming to diverse young people throughout Brussels. They support BSA's mission by offering support in areas ranging from administrative functions to development and management of our sports programs. 

Managing Director 

Jodi Harris

Jodi has lived in Belgium since August 2019. She and her husband Jeremy, have spent the past 11 years overseas with time divided between the Dominican Republic, Madagascar, Tokyo and now Belgium. She has also lived in Spain and Northern Ireland. Jodi grew up in the Hill Country of Central Texas and calls Austin home. Jodi’s three children, Jasper, Sam and Imogen, all attend the ISB. 

Jodi has BAs in both English and Spanish as well as a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Her background includes experience in education, corporate and non-profit training, clinical social work, and program management. Since 2013, she has provided coaching and mindfulness training to expats. She also serves as the Vice President on the board of Families in Global Transition. A lifelong athlete, Jodi is dedicated to BSA's mission to build community through quality sports programming for the international community in Brussels.

President 

Jamie Martino

Jamie was born and raised in Chicago and spent 5 years living in the Pacific Northwest before graduating from Loyola University Chicago with a BA in International Studies. Moving to Italy in 2000, she received her MBA from St. John's University in Rome, beginning her career in Knowledge Management and Learning. Currently working as an IT Director for UCB Biopharma she and her family, husband, and two boys, have called Belgium home since 2010.

Playing and coaching soccer has been a part of Jamie’s background since middle school. Today, she plays for BUFC Ladies in the RBFA Division 2 and has been volunteer coaching at BSA since Fall 2018; taking up the Director role in Spring 2020. She is very excited to be a part of BSA and to continue building an amazing soccer program while giving back to the international community and transmitting a passion for the game to the next generation of players. Contact Jamie here.

Vice President and Advancement Director

Carol Vanevenhoven

Before moving to Belgium, Carol worked within healthcare in the United States for over 20 years as a clinical pharmacist and later as a health system executive.  She also served as adjunct faculty at Washington State University teaching clinical and business classes within the College of Pharmacy.  Carol has served on the board of directors for numerous US-based organizations. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 1999 and her Masters in Business Administration in 2013. 

Carol volunteers her time to support youth arts, science, and sports programs.  She has served as a soccer coach and team manager for youth teams (8 years and under) for the last 5 years. She spends her free time golfing, mountain biking in the forest, running, snow skiing, playing volleyball, and hiking.  Carol also enjoys writing and home brewing along with adventure traveling with her son Case and husband Karl. Contact Carol here.      

Secretary

Lisa Leenhouts-Martin

Lisa is a digital transformation and global health expert, and heads a consulting firm in Brussels. Lisa has lived abroad for more than a decade, including Switzerland and the Czech Republic, and is happy to call Belgium home. Originally from Michigan, Lisa holds a BA in psychology from the University of Michigan and an MPA from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Lisa firmly believes in the power of sport to transform lives and inspire self-confidence, leadership and teamwork. She grew up playing soccer and swimming, continuing competitive sports through university as a Big Ten Champion rower and played soccer for the women’s First League in Switzerland. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys mountain biking in the forest, CrossFit, skiing and rock climbing. Lisa also enjoys traveling and being outside with her son Elliot and husband Joseph. Contact Lisa here.

Finance Director

Meghna Bansal

Meghna Bansal is a Chartered Accountant from India and has moved to Belgium with her husband and son in Spring 2021. She is excited to join BSA as Finance Director. She has previously worked with PwC, Deloitte and now practices independently. She also writes articles on various social topics and many of her articles are published in newspapers. Travel, dance and cooking are her hobbies, but Vedic astrology is her passion. She’s a certified astrologer and loves to guide people to right direction. She has been in social services in India and has been volunteer teaching economically disadvantaged children.


Cliff Lucas joined the BSA in August 2017 as Finance Director after he and his wife, a Middle School ELD teacher at ISB, relocated from the US. Originally from Maryland, Cliff worked in corporate finance and investment analyst positions while pursuing a photography hobby outside of the office. Since moving to Belgium, he has reversed these roles, creating a photography and videography business focused on the food & drink industry while keeping a finance ‘hobby’ alive through the BSA! He is an avid cyclist, a frequent traveler, and loves Belgian beer.

Soccer Director

Roeland Heitz

Roeland was born and raised in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He has a double BA degree from the University of Amsterdam and Dortmund (Germany) and an MBA from University of Bradford (UK). He has worked in various commercial roles at different American Fast Moving Consumer Goods firms like Coca-Cola, Wrigley’s, Mars. The last 10 years he has spent across Europe as an expat for (French) Danone, which brought him, his wife and 3 sons to Munich, Vienna, Paris and, since 2020, Brussels.

Soccer forms a big part of his life. He has played soccer since childhood and now loves coaching and enjoys thinking about how to improve soccer skills and make training more fun for youth players. Roeland is very excited to be involved in the BSA soccer program and continue BSA’s journey to continuously improve our soccer program for the young players in the international community in Brussels. Contact Roeland here.

Baseball and Softball Director

Sandy Grant

Baseball Director

Sandy Grant

Sandy originally arrived in Belgium as a student from University of Ottawa to learn French and finish her degree. One year turned into two … and now 25 years later with her husband and two daughters she is living the local expat life in Lasne while working full-time in the IT world. In her free time, Sandy gives Pilates and Yoga classes out of her home studio, volunteers as a Brownie leader with Girl Guiding UK, plays fast-pitch softball with the Brussels Kangaroos, and umpires a game here and there.

Sandy says, “I love to laugh; I love to try new things; I don’t mind failing - it’s just another word for learning. I want to be a good role model for my kids and husband and most of all, I want to inspire kids to do this for their kids one day.” Contact Sandy here.


Lacrosse Director

This position is currently open. Read the Lacrosse Program Director position description hereCheck out this message from former Lacrosse Director, John Bernards, on the BSA Facebook page hereTo learn more about the position and join our team, contact BSA Managing Director, Jodi Harris.

Basketball Director

This position is currently open. Read the position description here. If you would like to join the dynamic BSA leadership team as Basketball Director, please contact BSA Managing Director, Jodi Harris

Loughborough University Student Intern

Yannick Thieulin

Yannick is a sports management student at Loughborough University and a Class of 2019 ISB graduate. He is half French, half Cameroonian, with cultural heritage stretching through Madagascar, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Belgium. He first joined the BSA family in the 2017 Soccer Season as a U13 student coach. He joins the BSA now undergoing a Digital Marketing internship as part of his placement year (2021-2022) for his university degree. He looks forward to applying his knowledge to the BSA program to help the organization grow, as well as utilizing this opportunity to develop his workplace and professional skills. He feels it is an immense pleasure to be an integral part of the BSA team. Contact Yannick here.


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