Brad Brookman, Chief Executive Officer
Brad is a proactive and results-oriented senior financial services professional with over 16 years of experience in strategic planning, systems improvement, financial performance management, corporate governance, internal and external audit, forensic and fraud investigation, risk management
Helen Leister, Executive Assistant to CEO
Helen Leister is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer. She organizes the daily activities of the CEO office and provides logistical support to the President and Board of Directors for their meetings throughout the year. Helen also provides support to the CPA Senior Management Team and the Physiotherapy Administrative Leaders (PALs). Helen also plays a lead role in organizing the joint CPA component meetings hosted by the President and Board of Directors annually.
Away from the office, Helen has two active teenagers, Alexander and Hannah, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
T: 613-564-5454 x212
Megan Griffiths, Marketing and Business Development Manager
As CPA’s Marketing and Business Development Manager, Megan develops and manages a business development and corporate sponsorship program that supports the Association’s strategic direction. She shapes and leads CPA’s corporate partnership agenda, monitors the business development program against activity plans and CPA’s annual budget, assists with the development of strategic marketing plans and develops key relationships with advertisers, corporate partners and commercial activities that broaden CPA’s revenue base and increase the profile of physiotherapy in the community.
Outside of work, Megan enjoys skiing, dancing and spending time with her friends and family.
T: 613-564-5454 x 245
Tamas Kiraly, Governance, Risk and Component Relations Manager
Tamas is Manager of Governance, Risk and Component Services; reporting to the CEO, his job is to ensure that CPA's activities meet regulatory requirements and our own sets of rules (Bylaws, Rules
In his free
T: 613-564-5454 x 246
Marsha Bisson, Manager, Human Resources, Divisions & Assemblies
Marsha is the Manager, Human Resources, Divisions & Assemblies. Reporting the Chief Executive Officer, she is responsible for Recruitment & Retention, Staff Development; and Relationship Management with all Divisions & Assemblies.
Outside of work, Marsha enjoys spending time with her husband David, two children Madeleine and Benjamin, and their loveable golden retriever Bing.
T: 613-564-5454 x251
Allison Biewald, Coordinator, Member Services, Divisions & Assemblies
Allison is the Member Services Coordinator for Visions & Assemblies. She is your go-to person for general questions,
Outside of the office, Allison loves to be active and enjoys a wide range of sports. Her specialty is ringette, as she plays with the National Ringette League and for the Senior National Team. She also enjoys following hockey (Go Sens Go!) and plays competitive beer league soccer. When she isn’t fully invested in
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 260
Advocacy, Professional Practice and Advancement Department
Melissa Anderson, Director, Advocacy, Professional Practice and Advancement
Melissa brings a passion for physiotherapy, advocacy, and program evaluation to the role of Director of Advocacy, Professional Practice
Melissa and her husband, Steve, are loving their “empty-nest” now that their three daughters (Erin, Kate
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 236
Chantal Lauzon, PT, Senior Practice Manager
Chantal Lauzon is the Senior Practice Manager. As a staff physiotherapist, she fields questions from all CPA departments as well as from members and the public. As part of the Practice and Policy team, she works collaboratively with other departments and key stakeholders on projects with a national scope. Chantal brings with her 20 years of experience as a clinician and leader in a hospital setting and as a volunteer at the Eastern Ontario district of the OPA.
After work, you can usually find Chantal with her nose in a book or
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 252
Tim Paquette, Manager, Career Pathway Programs
Tim Paquette is the Manager of the Career Pathway Programs. He comes to this position with direct project management and promotion experience, provincially and nationally, as well international experience in the area of project development activities.
Tim has boundless energy and enthusiasm for everything that he does and enjoys being busy and active, especially
T: 613-564-5454 x 223
Kassandra Simcox, Administrative Assistant
I joined the CPA (originally with Member Services) in 2016. In May 2018, I became a member of the Advocacy, Professional Practice & Advancement Department as Administrative Assistant. I will support the work of Congress and Leadership Forum, as well as our new PD Marketplace initiative. Learning more about the profession and how we can help is an invaluable and enjoyable experience.
In my spare time I enjoy watching the Blue Jays, playing many sports, and spending as much time with family and friends as possible.
T: 613-564-5454 x 225
Kim Tytler, Senior Manager, Communications
Hi there! I am a member of CPA’s lively and creative Communications team.
As the Senior Manager, Communications, I am responsible for providing proactive leadership and direction in building and promoting the image and awareness of the physiotherapy profession and the Association. With our communications team, we develop innovative strategies to help position us as leaders in health care and health promotion. I enjoy rolling up my sleeves with the team to achieve common goals. I thrive on the challenge of exceeding expectations in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
Off the clock, I cook, read and travel; I’ve been to Italy several times, visited most Canadian provinces, many New England states, and have a lengthy bucket list! My family consists of my son Adam (a pilot!), my husband Michael, and Will and Rosie, our silly cats.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 231
Patrick Rosche, Art Direction
In my downtime, I’m a competitive-ish obstacle racer, a grilled cheese enthusiast, and an expert in the field of late-‘90s/early-‘00s dance-pop.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 211
Brittney Stoddart, Communications Specialist
After gaining valuable experience working with CPA’s Member Services team, and as a Marketing and Communications Coordinator on the Communications team, I recently became our Communications Specialist. I will continue to grow CPA’s public facing site, physiocanhelp.ca, as well as manage CPA’s social media accounts, while working closely with the Communications team to brainstorm new and innovative ideas, as well as implementing these ideas.
In my spare time, I enjoy working out, binging on Netflix (and snacking while doing so), seeing the latest movie releases, spending time with family and friends, taking the opportunity to explore Ottawa (or really any place I get the opportunity to travel to), and trying out many new activities (like hot yoga!).
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 201
Jason Blow, Director
Jason and the Member Services team, with support from the rest of the CPA family, listens and responds to all member inquiries. Along with a very engaged and knowledgeable team, he seeks opportunities to provide further value for the members by evaluating, and searching for, programs which enhance the members professional and personal lives. He works directly, and indirectly, with all Component (Branch, Division and Assembly) leaders with an overall goal of growing membership in order for the CPA to be representative of the physiotherapy profession in Canada, which leads to the ability to provide a stronger voice when advocating the importance of physiotherapy practice within the Canadian health care system.
Away from the office, Jason enjoys biking, golfing, hiking, walking his dog, all with his family.
T: 613-564-5454 x221
Yusra Abbasi, Member Services Representative
Yusra is a Member Services Representative at CPA and has a passion for providing great customer service. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French-English Translation. She looks forward to helping members with any inquiries they may have and is excited to be working at the Canadian Physiotherapy Association!
Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband, Wajahat, and her two daughters, Zainab and Aqsa. As a family, they love to go plane-spotting and taking walks in the park.
Sara Raymond, Member Services Representative
Sara is a Member Services Representative at CPA. She is willing and able to answer any questions members might have. Sara is excited to be working in such a positive environment and is looking forward to growing within CPA. She is an Algonquin College Business program graduate, and has a well-rounded background in accounting, finance and marketing.
Outside of work, Sara enjoys baking, hiking, traveling and learning new things.
T: 613-564-5454 x262
Michelle Nadeau, Senior Manager, Finance and Administration
Michelle is CPA's Senior Manager, Finance
Michelle holds a bachelor degree in Commerce with a specialization in Management as well as the CPA CMA designation. She has spent most of her career helping governmental,
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 218
Kerry Kittson, PT,
PFC and CPA Awards Manager
Kerry is the PFC and CPA Awards Manager and is a registered physiotherapist. The Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC) is Canada’s only registered charity dedicated to funding physiotherapy research. She is the National Office Liaison to the Scientific Awards Committee and the CPA Awards
Away from the office, Kerry enjoys yoga, dancing, soccer, skiing, and music.
Danielle Bowness, Manager, Accounting
Danielle joined CPA in January 2018 as Manager of Accounting. In her current role, she overseas the day-to-day operations of accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and financial & reporting administration of the finance department.
Danielle is a driven and dedicated professional with extensive practical knowledge in corporate financial reporting, and the full accounting cycle within both profit and non-profit organizations. She has spent much of her career implementing and improving accounting practices, as well as procedures to improve efficiencies, processes, and internal controls.
Danielle holds a diploma in Business Accounting with a concentration on financial and managerial accounting, as well as the CPA CGA designation. She also has a background in Biotechnology, specializing in Biochemistry.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 239
Alexandre Talavera, Accounting Assistant
Alexandre is CPA’s Accounting Assistant. He assists the finance team in accounting tasks such as AR, AP, reporting, procedures, etc. Alex has a bachelor in Business Administration and brings professional finance and accounting experiences from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Barcelona, Spain, and Ottawa, Canada. Currently, Alex is working towards his CPA designation.
Out of work, he enjoys fitness and sports activities like working out, swimming, cross-country skiing, and squash; as well as reading and learning whatever falls on his lap, taking on new challenges.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 202
Jinwoo Park, Finance Assistant
I am an accounting student at Carleton University and currently working as a Finance Assistant at CPA. Like Hao Chen, my role as a Finance Assistant is assisting with accounts receivable and payable, preparation of financial statements, assistance with GST return filing and with
In my spare time, I enjoy workouts at the gym, spending time with friends, and trying new things I haven’t done in the past.
T : 613-564-5454 ext 237