• Michelle McDonell Appointed BCWSA Executive Director

  • Nathan Bragg  |  December 1, 2023

BC Wheelchair Sports Association’s (BCWSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle McDonell as the new Executive Director of BCWSA.

An experienced and knowledgeable leader in the sports sector, Michelle is a Certified Recreation Therapist with both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation. She’s a strong advocate for accessible, inclusive, and safe sport with a proven track record of creating, enhancing, and effectively advocating for opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities.

Michelle has been at BC Wheelchair Sports since 2016. During that time, she has led the expansion and growth of our Wheelchair Tennis programs, playing a pivotal role in the development of athletes, coaches, and community partners. She’s also led and assisted with a number of initiatives within our Bridging the Gap and Indigenous Bridging the Gap programs, overseen regional coordinators and spearheaded the execution of multiple major events including Birmingham National Wheelchair Championships, ITF tournaments and more.

Her experience and continuity with the organization will be a valuable asset as we enter our next chapter.

We are pleased to welcome Michelle McDonell as the new Executive Director of BC Wheelchair Sports. She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to our sport community and I know that I speak for the Board of Directors, staff, athletes and volunteers in saying how excited we are to work with her in this new role.
-BCWSA President, Laurel Crosby

I am thrilled and grateful to be appointed as BCWSA’s next Executive Director. BC Wheelchair Sports is an incredible organization full of amazing people with an important mission. I look forward to the challenge of a new role and exciting moments to come as our team continues to serve our membership and support people with physical disabilities to get active, engage in sport and pursue their goals.” 
– BCWSA Executive Director, Michelle McDonell,

Michelle can be reached via email at michlle@bcwheelchairsports.com