Our executive team is a passionate group of committed individuals (who also just happen to be crazy about running!). We understand the power of the flock and strive to make a difference in our community.
Carrie Scace is a writer, runner and mother of two amazing young men. She ran her first marathon at age 23 in worn out shoes, a cotton T and a Timex digital. Carrie is endlessly grateful for her Harriers running community, (mostly) reliable running genes and improved gear.
Alistair is the epitome of a passionate runner. While he loves running fast, he’s insistent on running long term which means he believes in running smart, and always tuning into the joy of running. Having run some of his fastest times after the age of 50 (including a 16:51 5km!), Ali has a specialty in helping masters runners access their potential. Despite his middle-distance speed, Ali’s main love is trail running and he has some epic ultra runs (and wins!) under his belt.
Director of Membership & Recruitment
Ian Kinsella is in charge of memberships and recruitment for Toronto Harriers and runs a recruitment business for the technology industry by day.
Ian is an Irishman (from Dublin) who came to Toronto 5 years ago and has been making his mark on the Toronto running scene ever since. He is a strong road runner (a 2:33 marathoner) but loves racing on the trails. Not surprisingly, his favourite drink is Guinness
In 2022 Ian hopes to run a sub 2:30 marathon and emerse himself in racing and the running community again.
Gila Ossip is a CPA and owner of Tax4Nanny Ltd, a payroll service provider for families that employ nannies, elder caregivers and other domestic staff. She is a proud mom to 2 teenagers who love to keep her on her toes. Gila loves to run, likes to occasionally race and really enjoys spending time with the Toronto Harriers community.
As the mother of three and a technology lawyer, Christa appreciates the balance and perspective that running provides her. Above all she cherishes the friendships and sense of community the Harriers has brought her.
Events and Racing
Sarah Stern started running in 2011 when, through work, she got the chance to enter the New York City Marathon. She admits to having no idea what she was getting herself into and absolutely no idea how much running was involved in getting to the start line. She eventually ran New York in 2015, and shortly thereafter decided that she really did like running. During the day, Sarah builds partnerships that increase the capacity of individuals and communities to access good, healthy food. Sarah is really proud to be part of the Harriers, a community filled with runners who inspire and are inspired by each other.
Feite began running in 2009 when he was signed up to a local 5K running clinic as a father's day gift. Two years later he ran his first marathon, and has never looked back. He continues to race all distances from 5K to marathon and with Harriers coaching he's still getting faster as he gets older. As a technology executive and father of two teenagers, he has found running to be the perfect way to maintain fitness and invest in self-care. He can often be found running around the streets of mid-town Toronto and his happy place is running loops around Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
2021 – 2022 – I Kinsella, F Kraay, A Munro, G Ossip, C Plumley, C Scace, S Stern and S Zelazo.
2019 – 2021 – A Blackwell, I Kinsella, A Munro, G Ossip, C Plumley, C Scace, S Stern and S Zelazo.