Who we are


Since forming in 1942, the association has been responding to the needs of its members, fostering their mutual success.

Operated by volunteer members, annual elections are held to determine the Board of Directors. Each director, elected to a two-year term, serves on various committees which are committed to responding to the needs of its members. Committees address legal issues, sales, marketing, and benevolence. 

A key function of the OSTA is the organization of the Toronto Shoe Show, run each February and August.

2017 Board of Directors and Officers:


Officers

Immediate Past President:      Tiffany Casarin
President:                                Becky Collins  
1st Vice President:                  Janelle Le Blanc
2nd Vice President:                  Sean Edelstein
Treasurer:                                Stuart Sugar  
   

Directors

Laura Beattie-Payette   David Locking
Krystal Campbell Doris Posch
Nadine Cann Carly Whittaker
Suzie Daum             Debbie Williams
Janet Keene Scott Vera
   

 


Committees - 2017

 

Finance     Shoe Show Committee
Chair Stuart Sugar   Chair Janelle Le Blanc
Member David Locking   Member Sean Edelstein
        Becky Collins
     
Space Allocation   Entertainment
Chair Janelle Le Blanc   Co-Chair Sean Edelstein
Members Becky Collins   Co-Chair  Debbie Williams
  Sean Edelstein   Member Krystal Campbell
  Stuart Sugar      
  David Locking      
  Tiffany Casarin      
     
Recruitment   Marketing
Chair Tiffany Casarin   Chair  Debbie Williams
Member Stuart Sugar   Members Janet Keene 
        Carly Whittaker
        Laura Beattie-Payette 
     
Calendar   Legal
Chair Carly Whittaker   Chair Suzie Daum
Member  Doris Posch    Member  Becky Collins 
         
         
Recreation     Sponsorship  
Chair David Locking   Chair Krystal Campbell 
Member Janet Keene   Members  Tiffany Casarin 
        Scott Vera
Two/Ten        
Chair Suzie Daum      
Member Carly Whittaker      

 


OSTA Past Presidents
2013 - 14     Michael Black 1988 - 89     George Molyneux
2012 - 13     Scott Vera 1986 - 87     Jules Gordon
2010 - 11     Danny Morgado 1984 - 85     Dave Brown
2008 - 09     Martin Normandeau 1982 - 83     Bill Colville (Deceased)
2006 - 07     Issy Joffe 1980 - 81     David List (Deceased)
2004 - 05     Jack Ruutberg 1978 - 79     James Allcock (Deceased)
2002 - 03     John O'Keefe 1976 - 77     Len Horrocks (Deceased)
2000 - 01     Irene Hannah 1974 - 75     Lloyd Brown (Deceased)
1998 - 99     Les List 1972 - 73     Don Kerr
1996 - 97     Grant Fraser 1970 - 71     C. Lailey (Deceased)
1994 - 95     Brian Muirhead 1968 - 69     Stan Hill
1992 - 93     Jim O'Doherty 1966 - 67     Ken Molyneux (Deceased)
1990 - 91     Jim Adam