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.

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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.



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.



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.

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Ron Kirschner | Treasurer and Director

Ron had two sons progress through the Leaside Baseball program.

Ron owns and runs a financial software company.



Mike Hazan | Director, House Leagues

Mike has a son playing house league baseball in Leaside.

Mike is a senior consultant in the IT industry.

Trevor Lawson

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.



Marisa Caple | Director of Events, Co-Director of House Leagues

Marisa has a son playing Leaside baseball and a daughter waiting eagerly to age in. Maris is a Creative Director.



Eric Morris | Director, Marketing and Technology

Eric has a son playing rep baseball in Leaside.

Eric is an executive at Google.

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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.



Lexi Rumer | Manager of Program Administration

Lexi has been with the LBA since 2019. Starting out with the Summer Camp, she quickly began running other programs including Fall and Spring House League and the Winter Development Clinics.

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Ryan Ricci | Umpire-in-Chief

Ryan joined Leaside with the 15U ELITE program and currently plays on the 22U Junior team.  In addition to playing at Leaside, he plays for the Toronto Metropolitan University Varsity baseball team.

Ryan’s umpiring career began when he was 14 and is currently a Level 3.



Taylor Lau | Umpire Coordinator

Taylor has had leadership roles within the Leaside Baseball Association and Leaside Baseball Camp for several years.

When not coordinating umpires for the LBA Taylor manages Game Presentation and Talent Management for MLSE!