CEO Office 

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.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 214



Helen Leister, Executive Assistant to the 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 the 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 Board, and participates in preparing the meetings of the Board of Directors, the Division Chairs, Branch Presidents and the Assemblies. He also manages projects that support CPA's strategic plan and its implementation.

In his free time Tamas enjoys the outdoors in every Canadian season (and never gives up learning to skate) and spends a lot of time with his dogs. 
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 246




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 new ‘empty-nesters’.  They have three grown children (Erin, Kevin and Robyn) and a small fur-baby named Russell.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 236

Twitter: @CPA_Melissa


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

Twitter: @CPA_Chantal


Corporate Services

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, not-for-profit and private organizations improve their control structure and optimize their operations. She has experience in process and programs evaluation, internal, forensic and contribution audit, business process review, financial and economic modeling and risk management.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 218



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

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


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


Megan Griffiths, Senior Manager, Membership Growth and Engagement

As the Senior Manager of Membership Growth and Engagement at the CPA, Megan and her Member Services team aim to provide excellent assistance and become the foremost experts on CPA members, with the goal of developing a comprehensive member benefit program that increases the value of CPA membership.

Outside of work, Megan enjoys skiing, dancing, and spending time with her friends and family.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 245


Vicky Constantineau, CMP, Senior Manager, Events

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


Amit Acharya, Manager, Business Development

As CPA's Business Development Manager, Amit develops and manages a business development and corporate sponsorship program that supports the Association's strategic direction. He shapes and leads CPA's corporate partnership agenda, monitors the business development program against activity plans and CPA's annual budget, and develops key relationship with advertisers, corporate partners, and commercial activities. These activities broaden CPA's revenue base and increase the profile of physiotherapy in the community.

Outside of work, Amit is the ultimate sports nerd, with a love for the English Premier League. He is also a keen photographer who loves the outdoors.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 211


Victoria Zielinski, Content Specialist

As the Content Specialist at the CPA, Victoria arranges the communication between members, divisions and the public through the website and e-mail campaigns. This includes job opportunities, event listings, blogging and social media. She is also the Managing Editor for the Physiotherapy Practice magazine. Finally, she also assists the Marketing and Business Development Manager in coordinating advertisements  of CPA's partners and sponsors. After any big sponsorship, such as #30REPS or for Congress, she creates the Sponsorship Fulfillment Packages as a nice report for each sponsor to see how the CPA had executed on its promises.

Outside of the office, Victoria likes to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle through her Zumba® and aquafitness classes, along with cooking/baking healthy meals and desserts for her family. She loves going to the dog park with her fiancé and their black lab blue heeler mix pup! Alternatively, she also delights herself in reading, painting, putting a jigsaw puzzle together, watching movies or TV shows and playing video games.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 203


Amani Ayara Anouchka, Membership Specialist

Anouchka joined the CPA team as a Membership Specialist 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 help her keep the pace with an active and busy schedule. She enjoys cooking and is always on the look for new recipes to experiment. With her experience with diverse cultures through her travelling, she is understanding of people’s differences and enjoys learning about others’ cultures.
T: 613-564-5454 ext.263


Erin Schreiner, Membership Specialist

As one of the Membership Specialists on the team, Erin is fluently bilingual and excited to assist members in any needs they may have. She has a strong background in customer service through her previous professions and she is also a very social person! She likes to do her job well and efficiently so that she may assist people in a timely manner. Erin looks forward to growing as an associate of the CPA.

Outside the office, Erin likes to read, walk her dog and spend as much time with family as she can. Otherwise, she's busy with renovating different parts of her home with her husband.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 262


Elisa Laurin, Membership Specialist

Elisa recently joined the CPA team as a Membership Specialist. She is very eager to learn more about the CPA and to grow her career within the organization, helping solve members' problems. Elisa has earned her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Ottawa and is currently continuing her education in Project Management. She is looking to pursue her PMP certification in the future.

Outside of work, Elisa spends most of her time studying and spending time with friends and family. She enjoys outdoor activities and going to the gym during her spare time.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 223


Nelly Nzabampema, Membership Specialist

Nelly joined CPA as a Membership Specialist 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



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


Allison Biewald, Engagement Specialist

Allison is one of CPA's Engagement Specialists and she is your go-to person for general questions, help with your online profile, registering for, or organizing a course, and all things related to the credential program within Sport Physiotherapy Canada.

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 sport she loves to be around her yellow lab Kelso, family, and friends.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 260



Kassandra Simcox, Engagement Specialist

Kassandra has been with the CPA for three years and is now one of CPA's Engagement Specialists. She is the primary point of contact with assigned Components and for the Clinical Specialty Program.

Outside of the CPA, Kassandra enjoys being outdoors with family and friends.
T: 613-564-5454 ext. 225