Meet the Team

Shelley Lang

(pronouns: she/her/hers)

Shelley Lang has spent her fair share of time in the student chair. She started her post-secondary educational path at Mohawk College earning her diploma in Recreation Leadership (’93) while where she playing both varsity soccer and basketball. The she went on to get her Bachelor of Arts from York University (’95) where she continued to play varsity basketball. In 1997, Shelley was an integral part of the York Women’s basketball team that surged up the standings and finished 2nd in the country! Shelley then went back to college in (’98) to Sandford Fleming College in Lindsay where she complete her post graduate certificate in Geographic Information systems. After 6 years of post seconday education she applied to Mohawk College Athletics and won the position. Years later, Shelley then completed her Master’s degree in Education with a minor in Community College from Central Michigan University (’09). Lastly, in 2018 she went back to school again to complete her Holistic Nutritionist certificate from the School of Natural Nutrition (Reg #: 1003118).

Shelley also has a Personal Training Certificate from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. Furthermore, she is a Certified Personal Trainer, Sport Nutrition Specialist, and a Master Trainer, as well as an Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police PREP certified trainer (OACP-PREP), a Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services FITCO Appraiser and an RCMP PARE Assessor.

Shelley is Canfitpro Nutrition and Wellness certified and is also a Nutritional Consultant. She has worked at Mohawk College for over 23 years in various roles, including support staff (e.g. she looked after the Brantford Campus Athletic facility), technologist, and now she is a full time faculty member with the Justice department. Shelley also coached for the Women’s basketball team at Mohawk College from 2002-2007. For the last 20 years, she has been a faculty member teaching courses like Justice Fitness, Nutrition, and Theories of Weight Management. She has also nurtured and developed important relationships with community partners like the Halton Police Service, and Hamilton Police Services.

Shelley’s interests and hobbies include kayaking/canoeing, camping, hockey, and biking. She is well known to sport Oakley sunglasses on her head at all times, rain or shine!

Anthony Reid

Anthony Reid has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and a Professional Master of Education degree from Queen’s University. He is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist designated by the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology.

For over 15 years, Anthony has been administering and training appraisers in emergency services fitness assessments. These tests include the PARE (RCMP and CBSA), FITCO (Ontario Corrections), Fit Pin (OPP, Special Constable), and PREP (Municipal Police).

Anthony is a Professor at Mohawk College teaching in the Social Services and Justice Studies Department. Some of his courses include Justice Fitness, Health & Wellness Concepts, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, and Exercise Techniques.

Joanna Smith

Joanne Smith

M.A Holistic Health Studies, CSEP-PT, C-IAYT, RYT500, CHC

Joanne Smith has a Master’s in Health & Wellness with specialization in Holistic Health Studies from Union Institute and University. She has developed a special interest in whole health and is a Certified Health Coach, in addition to being a Certified Personal Trainer with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. She has over 10-year’s experience supporting individuals and preparing them for careers in both the health and justice field.

She works in the classroom at Mohawk College helping students physically and mentally prepare for careers in policing, corrections, and security. Joanne is also a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and a Registered Yoga Teacher.
An essential part of her work with students and clients outside of the college focuses on mobility, pain management and mental health – managing stress, avoiding compassion fatigue and burnout.