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 

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 be a part of 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 

Jennifer Medeiros


Jennifer has recently transplanted to Brussels from Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Joseph, and her 2 boys (10, 8). Jennifer holds a B.S in Secondary Education as well as a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She has a background in teaching and coaching in both Junior High and High School sports, she then transitioned to research at the University of Arkansas where she focused on school turnaround, organizational development, and leadership efficacy. She holds a teaching license in the U.S. and is credentialed as a principal as well. Jennifer comes to us with extensive experience in volunteering and fundraising in her previous roles in the PTA and Gala Chair at her children’s schools.  

Jennifer is excited to bring her background and experience to the BSA to support the strategic plan and support the extensive volunteer network over the coming years. She is also very excited to be volunteering her time to coach one of the 10u soccer teams this year! Her family loves to stay active and enjoys spending time on the golf course when their schedule allows. Contact Jennifer here.


Secretary / Communications Director

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 holds 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.  Contact David 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. Contact Meghna here.

Soccer Director

Matthew Carver


Matt started coaching soccer with the BSA in 2021 and has come on board as Soccer Co-Director as of August 2022!  

Matt is a father to two boys who also have a love of soccer. He was born, and grew up in, southern England. His earliest memories include being taught football by his grandfather (who Matt has noted was an extremely talented player who could have chosen a professional career had life turned out differently) and being taken to matches at Carrow Road. As a kid, he was considered a useful left back (and at times, an enterprising sweeper!)

His professional life has taken its turns through social housing refurbishment projects, industrial real estate endeavors, and TV, radio and digital advertising advocacy work with European stakeholders. These days, Matt designs and builds websites.

Matt says, "I hope that I can pass on some of the passion for the game handed down to me by my grandfather.....as well as what I remember from the excellent coaches I had as a young player.....Indeed, I have long been guided by something my grandfather once told me..."It matters not who won the game, but how you played the game"”.

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

Dan Campbell


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


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.

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.

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

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


Student Intern


More information coming soon....!!!



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