Please email ptassociation@mbphysio.org if you would like to get in touch with a member from our board.


Anna DiMarco

President

Anna DiMarco has been a physiotherapist for over 30 years, having graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy. Asides from the first two years of her career, she has spent the majority of her professional time in private practice working in the musculoskeletal realm of care. click here for full bio

Nancy Goodall

Past President

Nancy Goodall graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1991 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation. I have always lived, worked and played in Manitoba. I have spent 13 years of my career working in private practice and 15 years working in public practice.  click here for full bio

Tami Prado-Tecter

Treasurer

Tami received her Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree from the Fundação Hermínio Ometto University in Brazil in 2017, and her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences degree from the University of Manitoba in 2019.  click here for full bio

Joanne Parsons

Secretary

Joanne is a graduate of the University of Manitoba physical therapy program (2003) and after working in outpatient orthopedics for a number of years, returned to complete a MSc in Kinesiology and PhD in Applied Health Sciences.  click here for full bio

Bailey Truss

Co-Chair, Communications

Bailey graduated from The University of Winnipeg in June 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. In my spare time I love playing volleyball, spending time with friends and family and attending Winnipeg Jets games as an avid hockey fan!

Mayank Bhatt

Co-Chair, Communications

I completed my bachelor’s in physical therapy from India (Delhi University) and Master of Science in Rehabilitation sciences from University of Manitoba. I always had a keen interest in working with patients with chronic health conditions. My physiotherapy experience includes working with bariatric population, Parkinson’s, stroke and ageing population. click here for full bio

Monica Arnuco

Newsletter Editor

Monica graduated from the University of Winnipeg in June 2020 with a Bachelor of Physical Health and Education. She is now completing her Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba. Monica enjoys running, travelling with family, and trying local restaurants. Monica looks forward to her beginnings of involvement in this growing profession. 

Derek Purvis

Co-Chair, Private Practice

Derek is the owner of LOCAL Physiotherapy and has been a practicing Physiotherapist since 2015. He has a special interest in vestibular rehabilitation including vertigo and concussions. 

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Liza Cordova

Co-Chair, Private Practice

Liza has been practicing physiotherapy for 15 years. She has worked in the public and private sectors. At Concordia hospital,  she worked with the orthopaedic team to provide pre-op and post-op assessments, and treatment to allow hip and knee patients have a smooth recovery.  click here for full bio

Jessika Aiello

Public Practice Chair

Jessika graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2019 with a Bachelor of Recreation Management and Community Development, obtaining an Option in Aging. click here for full bio

Kyle Crockatt

Rural and Remote Chair

Kyle graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2005 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation and has treated orthopedic and vestibular patients in private practice ever since.  Kyle has spent his entire career in rural Manitoba, primarily in Brandon, but has also worked in Neepawa and Virden. click here for full bio

Maddy Lengyel

Professional Development Chair

Maddy graduated from the University of Manitoba with her Masters of Physiotherapy in 2020. Since graduating, she has been employed at River East Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic   click here for full bio

Sarah Conci

Awards Chair

Sarah graduated from the University of Alberta (MScPT) in 2009. After working at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg for 11 years in the areas of acute medicine and neurosurgery, Sarah now works as an instructor at the University of Manitoba in the Master of Physical Therapy program.  click here for full bio

Tim Romanec

Senior Student Representative

I graduated from the University of Winnipeg in October 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Athletic Therapy). I have had the pleasure of working with various university, high school, and youth sports teams. In my free time I enjoy resistance training, playing touch football and hockey, watching sports and getting together with family and friends.

Susan Yurkiw

Executive Director

Susan is a Chartered Professional Accountant, who enjoys managing people and projects in an ever-transforming healthcare environment. Her focus within organizations has traditionally been on fiscal oversight of departmental operations and IT capital investments. She aims to build teams who work together to accomplish strategic and operational goals.

 During her 38 year career, Susan held various roles within Finance, Information Systems and Project/Portfolio Management within Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and Shared Health Manitoba.

 She has also held the roles of President and Treasurer for school, sport and community Associations in a volunteer capacity and is looking forward to leading the MPA members as Executive Director!

Saskia Friesen

Administrative Assistant

Saskia Friesen is the Administrative Assistant of the MPA. She organizes the daily activities of the office and provides logistical support to the Executive Director and the membership. Saskia also provides support to the membership through course registrations and the AGM. She also maintains the contents of the MPA website. Saskia plays a lead role in organizing the collection of data and funds for the annual Physiotherapy Directory used by various medical and educational institutions in the province of Manitoba.