2021 Leaside Baseball Board Of Directors and Management
Howard Birnie | President and Director
Howie has been the president of Leaside Baseball since 1973. Howie started playing baseball in 1952, and has coached teams to seven City Championships, one Provincial Championship and one National Championship. Howie also had tenures as the president of the Toronto and Ontario Baseball Associations. Howie also umpired at the highest levels of amateur baseball. He is a member of the Leaside and Toronto Sports Halls of Fame and the Ontario Baseball Hall of Fame. He is also a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Neal Prabhu | Vice President and Director
Neal has both a son and daughter playing baseball at Leaside. Neal is the team manager for the 2011 AAA team and a convenor of the Leaside Girls Rookieball House League.
Neal is an Architect and Associate Professor at OCAD University.
Robyn Israel | Managing Director of Administration
Robyn has a son playing rep baseball at Leaside.
Robyn is a consultant, former business owner and former president of the Bessborough Home and School Association.
Lee Mosbaugh | Managing Director of Baseball Programming
Lee has risen through the ranks at Leaside Baseball as a player and a coach. Lee is now the director of the Leaside Baseball Summer Camp, Leaside Baseball Development Clinics and the Fall Ball House League.
Lee is also the head coach of the 2005 Elite team.
Cameron Steinman | Director, Facilities
Cam has both a son and a daughter playing baseball at Leaside and is an assistant coach of the 2009 AAA team.
Cam is a consultant and a former business owner in the renewable energy industry.
Jesse Harrison | Director, Coaching and Development
Jesse grew up playing baseball in Leaside. Jesse has three sons playing baseball at Leaside and is a coach of the 2011 AAA team.
Jesse is a fixed income broker.
Trevor Lawson | Director, Elite Program, Legal and Governance
Trevor has sons playing baseball at Leaside at the Elite and Rep levels and is an assistant coach on the 2009 AAA team
Trevor is a Partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Shady Ashamalla | Co-Director, Competitive Baseball
Shady has a son playing baseball at Leaside and is the head coach of the 2009 AAA team.
Shady is a surgeon at Sunnybrook Hospital and an Assistant Professor at University of Toronto.
Dave Jones | Co-Director, Competitive Baseball
Dave has two sons playing baseball at Leaside and is the head coach of the 2010 select team.
Dave is an executive at a national financial services company.
Sasha Emmons | Director, Camps and Clinics
Sasha has a son playing rep baseball in Leaside.
Sasha is an executive in the media and publishing industry.
Mike Hazan | Director, House Leagues
Mike has a son playing house league baseball in Leaside.
Mike is a senior consultant in the IT industry.
Eric Morris | Director, Marketing and Technology
Eric has a son playing rep baseball in Leaside.
Eric is an executive at Google.
Chris Worth | Director, Sponsorships
Chris has a son playing baseball within the Leaside community.
Chris is a realtor and has served as a play announcer at many Toronto-based sporting events.
Ron Kirschner | Treasurer and Director
Ron had two sons progress through the Leaside Baseball program.
Ron owns and runs a financial software company.
Geoff Lamb | Director, Competitive Rookieball
Geoff has a son playing rep baseball in Leaside and is the head coach of the 2012 AAA team.
Geoff is media executive with experience in athlete and talent representation, sponsorship sales and naming rights.
Henry Kellen | Umpire-in-Chief
Henry has played many years in the Leaside baseball system and currently plays on the Leaside Leafs 2003 Elite team.
Henry is a Level 3 umpire.
Taylor Lau | Umpire and Concessions Coordinator
Taylor has had leadership roles within the Leaside Baseball Association and Leaside Baseball Camp for several years.
Taylor is currently employed in the entertainment industry.
2021 Management Committee
- Howard Birnie
- Neal Prabhu
- Robyn Israel
- Lee Mosbaugh