amped leadership

Brandi Heather

Chief Knowledge Officer

Brandi brings a creative and innovative combination of training and subject matter expertise to her leadership role as Chief Knowledge Officer of AMPED2PLAY Inc. Brandi’s exceptional knowledge of inclusion strategies, implementation solutions and user directed tools reflects her Adapted Physical Activity and Play Development Specialist experience, now reflected in the vision and mission of AMPED2PLAY.

Brandi’s 20-year career as both a Builder and Instructional expert utilizing accessible play as the foundation of her programming and post-secondary teaching has positioned her as a sought-after international resource in play solutions. Brandi has taken her experience, expertise and passion for accessible, multigenerational play and has established multiple programs within AMPED2PLAY including PLAY6S, Ramshackle Play and Play2Perform.

Brandi is a founding member and former Lead Program Design Specialist for the Red Deer Children’s Adapted Sport Association. Her unique community programs include Play2Move, Play2Learn and Play2Build, which are focused on igniting potential and exploring physical, cognitive and social opportunities for children with disabilities and their families in a play-based environment. As a recent recipient of the Women of Excellence – Athletics and Recreation Award, presented through the Central Alberta Community Foundation, Brandi continues to be a community leader, now delivering her program knowledge as a Co-Founder of AMPED2PLAY.

Ozzie Sawicki

Chief Executive Officer

Ozzie has a diverse background spanning 30 years of coaching experience at all levels of athlete development including Paralympic and Olympic high-performance program delivery; and over 35 years of industry and academic experience in the resource, technology, information, space and defence sectors as a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP), subject matter expert, innovator and project lead.

A Canadian Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee Hall of Fame Coach, Ozzie is presently an advanced learning facilitator, evaluator and mentor with the Coaching Association of Canada and Alberta Sport Connection in the delivery of entry level through to high performance coach education. Ozzie has held multiple leadership and Board positions in Canadian sport and is currently the Head of Technical Controls and Officiating with World Para-Alpine Skiing, as a member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine and Snowboard Sport Technical Committee, continuing a progression of key roles in sport at the international level.

In addition to his leadership role as Chief Executive Officer of AMPED2Play Inc., Ozzie is the President/CEO with Pozitive Results Sport Strategies Inc., Principal – Managing Partner with PeekImage Inc./PeekImage LLC, a Director with Para-Sport International Inc. and Program Director with Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS) – Alberta.