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. 

Join Our Team! 

We are seeking the following volunteer leadership positions. All positions open until filled.

Managing Director (Incoming)

Lizette Subach

Lizette moved to Belgium in the summer of 2021 with her husband and two children who currently attend ISB.    

Lizette holds a BA in Communications from the University of Scranton, and obtained her MA in Health Education from Teachers College at Columbia University while working in their physical education department. Lizette's career has been focused on health education & promotion, personal/group fitness, and most recently in recreation and community programming. She is certified as a health education specialist by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, and also has certifications in fitness and wellness coaching. As a runner and former volunteer coach for Girls on the Run, she feels very grateful to live so close to the beautiful Sonian Forest where the running trails are endless!  

Lizette is excited to join the BSA family and support their commitment to offer our international community quality youth sports programming that inspires and engages all participants.  It is her hope that all children participating in BSA programs will develop lifelong healthy habits and an appreciation for incorporating physical activity into their daily lives.  Contact Lizette here.


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

his position is currently open. Read the Board Vice President position description here.  To learn more about the position and join our team, contact the BSA Managing Director.

    

Communications Director, Board Secretary

David French

A seasoned communication professional with over 20 years of experience, David kicked off his career in his birth city London in the not-for-profit sector. He then spent several years working in the communications agency world, before moving to Berlin, where he was a leading consultant on pan-European campaigns for clients including the European Commission.  David moved to Brussels in 2012, initially working in the private sector, before entering the EU institutions as a Senior Press Officer. From 2015-2020, he was the Communication Advisor to the President of the EU's Committee of the Regions, leading strategic communications serving under two Presidents. Since 2020, he has been a member of Cabinet of the Committee's President,  where he continues to support communications.  

David has a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Leeds as well as an MSc from the London School of Economics. A passionate sports lover and football fanatic, David is a lifelong suffering Charlton Athletic and England fan. He lives in Brussels devoted to his wife and two young, spirited boys.  


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. Contact Meghna here.


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.


Basketball Director

Although Dan has lived all over Canada including both coasts, he has never lived overseas and so in late November 2020, he left a 20-year career in the pharmaceutical industry to join his wife on this, their first posting, to Brussels. They have two young children who attend ISB which is how Dan came to BSA and eventually along with 2 other coaches oversaw the U13 team last year.

Dan was immediately taken with the philosophy of BSA and guiding principle that BSA could serve as a bridge for kids living in Brussels and that the goal should be learning through fun and structure with an emphasis on teamwork and respect.

He hopes to carry on the great tradition of BSA and working with new Director Lizette Subach, grow the basketball program post Covid to reach as many families as possible! Dan played basketball for over 15 years but prefers fairways over running the lanes on a fast break these days! He’s genuinely excited and honored to be a part of the BSA team. Contact Dan 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 the BSA Managing Director.

his 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.

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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