John-Paul Cody-Cox, Chief Executive Officer
John-Paul (JP) Cody-Cox Chief Executive Officer, brings to the role more than 15 years of leadership background in growing and transforming national associations. He is leading the CPA forward as it faces new challenges and takes advantage of innovative opportunities to advocate on behalf of the profession, build an exceptional member experience and work collaboratively with partners to better serve Canadians in optimizing their health.
JP is an active member of the community, having mentored young executives with the Canadian Society of Association Executives as well as serving on various not-for-profit board of directors.
Away from work JP and his wife look for ways to tire out their two daughters through long hikes, snowshoeing, swimming, and biking.
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 the 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 ext. 212
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 and Regulations, etc.), and to oversee CPA’s insurance program and risk management. Tamas supports the Governance and Risk Committees of the
In his free
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 246
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Melissa Anderson, PT, Chief Advocacy Officer
Melissa brings a passion for physiotherapy, advocacy, and program evaluation to her role. She hails from New Brunswick, with 25 years’ experience as a physiotherapist and manager in the public health system. She is a proud grad of Dalhousie University in both Physiotherapy and Public Administration. She previously served as branch president of NBPA, so brings an understanding of the challenges faced by branches and divisions with limited volunteers.
Melissa and her husband, Steve are recently displaced ‘Maritimers’. They are enjoying life in the capital region as
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 looking for new recipes on Pinterest to feed her husband Rich, an artist/college professor and her offspring Catherine, Sam and Christine.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 252
Michelle Nadeau, Chief Corporate Services Officer
Michelle is CPA's Chief Corporate Services Officer and oversees our financial activities. Her key projects include budgeting, financial reporting, contract management, financial policies, procedures and controls, investments, and general office administration.
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
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Michael De Cesare, Acting Chief Corporate Services Officer
Michael is CPA’s Acting Chief Corporate Services Officer and oversees our financial activities. His key projects include budgeting, financial reporting, contract management, financial policies, procedures and controls, investments, and general office administration.
Michael holds a business degree with a specialization in Accounting as well as the CPA, CGA designation. He has spent most of his career working in high technology firms with a start in public accounting. His career has included executive roles leading finance, operations and human resources initiatives and corporate projects.
Outside of work, Michael enjoys biking, hiking, and spending as much time as possible with his family.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 218
Danielle Bowness, Manager, Accounting
Danielle joined CPA in January 2018 as Manager of Accounting. In her current role, she oversees 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
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
Diana Bowles, Accounting Assistant
Diana joined CPA in May 2018 as an Accounting Assistant. She is responsible for the Division’s monthly bookkeeping and financial reporting and assists the finance team with tasks including AR, AP, and reporting procedures. In April 2018, she graduated from Mount Allison University, where she earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Accounting and a minor in Psychology. Diana played Varsity Soccer all four years of her university experience and earned Academic All-Canadian standing her last three years. Diana is currently working towards her CPA designation.
Outside of work Diana enjoys being active, soccer, yoga, hiking, and travelling, and loves spending time with her family, friends, and her dog Bentley, the Shih Tzu.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 238
Marketing and Membership
Krissy Murphy, Chief Marketing and Membership Officer
Krissy is the Chief Marketing and Membership Officer at the CPA with the responsibility of leading the sponsorship, marketing, communications and membership functions of the Association.
Prior to joining the CPA, Krissy worked developing actionable business development and marketing strategies for charities, not-for-profits, associations, and blue-chip companies. She has worked as both an agency consultant and in various marketing roles at several associations and not-for-profits.
Krissy is a curious person who love puzzles and solving problems. A self-professed sports nerd, you can find Krissy setting her fantasy hockey line-up, playing volleyball or volunteering her time as a member of the Canada Snowboard Board of Directors.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 253
Kim Tytler, Senior Manager, Communications
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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
Megan Griffiths, Marketing and Business Development Manager
As CPA’s Marketing and Business Development Manager, Megan develops and manages
Outside of work, Megan enjoys skiing, dancing and spending time with her friends and family.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 245
Vicky Constantineau, CMP, Conference and Events Manager
With over 15 years of event management experience, Vicky uses her skills of problem solving, creativity, and flexibility to help produce CPA’s events and meetings. She excels at logistics and operations and her attention to detail means that events and meetings run smoothly, from concept to completion. Vicky nurtures positive, productive relationships and her pleasant, calm and helpful demeanour help to ensure an amazing event experience is had by all.
Vicky is an active member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and holds her Certified Meeting Professional Designation (CMP).
Married and stepmom of four, they enjoy their time as a family with their two dogs, one cat, and multiple fish.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 248
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
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
Christie Witt, Graphic Designer
Christie joined CPA as Graphic Designer in August 2018. She’s responsible for CPA’s brand consistency and integrity across all platforms. This includes program branding and logos, Congress materials, annual report, media kit, advertisements, Association emails and more.
In her spare time, she enjoys trying new recipes, planning the next travel adventure, doing yoga, creating resin art, doing stand-up comedy, and hanging out with her cat named Ninja.
Victoria Zielinski, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
As the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at the CPA, I arrange communication between members, divisions and the public through our site. This includes job opportunities, event planning, blogging, and social media. I also assist our Marketing and Business Development Manager in various research and the coordination of various advertisements
Outside of the office, I like to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle by joining various classes at the gym or hiking when the weather’s nice. Ziplining has always been a favourite of mine! Alternatively, I also enjoy reading, dancing, painting, putting a jigsaw puzzle together, watching movies or TV shows and playing video games.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 203
Amani Ayara Anouchka, Member Services Representative
Anouchka recently joined the CPA team as a Member Services representative in January 2019. She is ready to go above and beyond to assist our members to the best of her abilities and ensure their satisfaction. Anouchka is a fluently bilingual finance graduate from the University of Ottawa and has a strong customer service background from working in various industries. She is very open-minded, a people’s person and always looking for ways to better herself through growth and advancement both on a career and personal level.
Outside of work, Anouchka enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Occasional relaxation and gym
T: 613-564-5454 ext.263
Nelly Nzabampema, Member Services Representative
Nelly joined CPA as a Member Services Representative in July 2018. Fluently bilingual, She is ready to answer any questions from members. Nelly has a strong background in customer relationships and she looks forward to growing with the Association.
In her free time, Nelly loves to spend time with her family and is a member of a choir in a local church.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 263
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Learning and Components
Elisa Beselt, Chief Learning Officer
Elisa is the CPA’s Chief Learning Officer and focuses on learning and development strategy and programs, as well as deepening relationships and driving engagement with CPA components.
Prior to joining the CPA, Elisa spent nearly a decade finding solutions to marketing and management challenges for national not-for-profits, sport organizations, charities and professional associations. Elisa has bachelor’s degrees in Physical & Health Education and Arts (Economics) as well as a master’s in Human Kinetics.
Outside of the office, she enjoys staying active through volleyball, golf and hikes.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 221
Tim Paquette, Manager, Professional Development
Tim Paquette is the Manager, Professional Development. He comes to this position with direct project management and promotion experience, provincially and nationally, as
Tim has boundless energy and enthusiasm for everything that he does and enjoys being busy and active, especially through hockey. Tim is also a proud father of two teens, Arianna and Dean, and is supported by his wife Sandii.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 223
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
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 260
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
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 225