The Team

Sport Solution has five Program Managers available to help Canada’s national team athletes throughout the year and one supervising lawyer. The Supervising Lawyer and current Program Managers are:

Supervising Lawyer:

Amanda Fowler

Amanda Fowler is the Supervising Lawyer of the Sport Solution Clinic at Western’s Faculty of Law. Amanda started her sports law career when she represented a college baseball player who was drafted to a major league team. Shortly after, she began practicing sports law by representing Olympic, high-performance and amateur athletes in various sport disputes, including team non-selections, improper carding nominations, human rights and doping infractions. Amanda has successfully represented Canadian and international athletes at the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. One of her most memorable cases was being involved with the Caster Semenya appeal. She continues to advise professional athletes, sport organization and teams. In 2017, Amanda was a pro bono lawyer for the Invictus Games in Toronto.
 
 
 
 
 
Our Program Managers

Brittany Bates

Brittany is a third-year law student at Western. She earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Labour Studies from McMaster University, and her Master of Industrial Relations degree from Queen’s University. In addition to acting as a Program Manager for the Clinic, Brittany is the Co-President of the Labour and Employment Law Society, and Co-Chair of the Community Outreach Committee. Prior to law school, Brittany worked as a Research Associate with SEIU Healthcare, where she gained valuable experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research on comparative terms and conditions of employment, the economy, and corporate structures of employers, and creating briefs for collective bargaining, mediation and interest arbitration.

Brittany was a competitive dancer for 15 years, competing across North America. During her time at Queen’s University, she had the rewarding opportunity to use her experience to teach and support beginner dancers ages four to adult at a local dance studio. She remains active through competitive running and walking events.

While in her position of Program Manager, Brittany is committed to upholding the Clinic’s excellent standard, and supporting Canadian athletes. She is particularly interested in ensuring that athletes have a healthy and safe environment to train and perform.

Tyler Matthews

Tyler is a third-year law student at Western. He earned a Bachelor of Sport Management degree with First-Class Standing from Brock University. Tyler volunteered as a case worker for the Sport Solution Clinic throughout his first year of law school.

Prior to law school, Tyler gained experience in the sport industry in completing an internship with the Sport Law & Strategy Group, where the highlight for him was acting as a Doping Control Chaperone at the U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship. He then went on to gain valuable experience working at the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.

Tyler has been active in the sport community for over two decades, having competed for various clubs in baseball, hockey and volleyball. He has remained on this path in law school through participating in both intramural and recreational sports. Tyler is passionate about advocating for athletes and providing them with a voice. He is excited to utilize his skills and experience to help Canadian national athletes continue to succeed through his work with Sport Solution.

Greg Cherniak

Greg is a third-year law student at Western University. Prior to attending law school, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western, with an Honours Specialization in History. During Greg’s first year of law school he acted as a case worker with the Sport Solution Clinic. 

A former varsity athlete, Greg played three seasons of football at the University of Ottawa and ran two seasons of track at Western. With his broad range of athletic experience, Greg values his understanding of the unique challenges faced by athletes in both team and individual settings. Beyond his time as an athlete, Greg remains committed to sport through his work with Special Olympics Ontario, where he is a volunteer coach for the London Gliders Swimming Program.

Greg is excited to continue his role as a Program Manager with the Sport Solution Clinic. The clinic is an important resource for Canadian athletes, and Greg is eager to combine his experience in athletics with his legal studies to maintain the clinic’s high level of service.

Isaac Papsin 

Isaac Papsin is a second-year law student at Western University. Prior to attending law school, he received his Honours Bachelor of Arts from Western University, with a double major in Philosophy and French. During Isaac’s first year of law school, he volunteered as a placement student with the CLS Community Workshops Program with Pro Bono Students Canada. He was also an executive member of the Western Law French Society and was successful in various moot competitions.

Isaac is certified by the government of Thailand as a Muay Thai instructor and was nominated for this honour under the tutelage of a well-respected Muay Thai grandmaster. He continues to teach students at a local academy, and has coached amateur athletes competing at national competitions. Additionally, Isaac has been active in competitive sports for his entire life, having played hockey, baseball, and soccer.

Isaac is excited to begin working in his role as a Program Manager with the Sport Solution Clinic. The clinic is an important resource for Canadian athletes, and Isaac is eager to ensure that athletes are provided a voice through his work at the Sport Solution Clinic.

Rheanna Geisel 

Rheanna is a second-year law student at Western University. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Lakehead University, with Honours Specialization in Psychology and Philosophy. During Rheanna’s first year of law school she volunteered as a case worker with the Sport Solution Clinic. 

Rheanna is a former USPORTS varsity athlete where she competed for the Lakehead women’s volleyball team for five seasons. She has also spent time coaching and mentoring various age groups for the Superior North Volleyball Club. Outside of sport, Rheanna has sat on numerous committees, including the Varsity Council and Senate Academic Committee at Lakehead University, where she acted as a voice on behalf of the student and student-athlete population in seeking improvements in areas such as treatment of athletes, access to support services and course accessibility and diversity.

Rheanna is excited to take on a new role as a Program Manager at the Sport Solution Clinic. The opportunity to combine her passion for advocacy and sport with her legal education will allow her to support and empower Canadian athletes. Rheanna is committed to preserving the Clinic’s standard of excellence in serving and supporting Canadian athletes.

Hannah Dobie 

Hannah is a second-year law student at Western University. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Queen’s University, with an Honours Specialization in Global Development. During Hannah’s first year of law school, she volunteered as a case worker with the Sport Solution Clinic. Hannah also works for a tech company on the customer support team, where she has gained valuable and transferable skills for serving client’s interests and communicating with sport organizations. 

Hannah is a former USPORTS varsity athlete with the Queen’s women’s soccer team. In her third season, Hannah experienced a season-ending knee injury which inspired her advocacy for athletes’ access to resources and a safe sport environment. 

Hannah is looking forward to taking on an expanded role within the Sport Solution clinic as a Program Manager. She is passionate about the unique value the clinic’s athlete-centered approach provides for conflict resolution. She is looking forward to advocating on behalf of athletes, while empowering them to become advocates within their own National Sport Organizations.