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


Nancy Goodall

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. The last 6 years of my public practice experience has been as a Clinical Service Leader overseeing the Orthopedic Technology Services Team at Shared Health –Health Science Center. I have really enjoyed my career so far as a physiotherapist and all the different roles that it has allowed me to do. Outside of work I am a very active person through my involvement in the Manitoba Triathlon community as a member of the Triple Threat Triathlon Club and the Sail Manitoba community on Lake Winnipeg.

Anna DiMarco

President Elect

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 profesiional time in private practice working in the musculoskeletal realm of care. Anna has been involved with various MPA, SPC and CPM committees throughout the years including chairing the PR committee, assistant race organizer for the Physio Fit Run committee, active member of the Awards Committee (with the famous Susan MacDonald chairing!) and the Ethics Committee (CPM).

Exercise prescription, mindfulness and a holistinc approach to care has always been Anna's professional passion as she recognized early on that humans are magnificent beings during all stages of the physical rehabilitation. These days, you will find Anna teaching mindful movement classes and treating patients one on one at Tuxedo Physiotherapy and personally exploring life through movement and stillness in equal measure.

Laura Cowtun

Treasurer

Laura graduated from York University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology, and in 2015 from the University of Saskatchewan with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy. Laura currently works in private practice at Kenaston Common Physiotherapy. She also works within the public sector at Riverview Health Centre working with neurological and geriatric caseloads. Laura has enjoyed continuing her professional development via courses in the Bobath Concept, the McKenzie Method and beginning her Orthopaedic levels. In her leisure time, Laura enjoys travelling, distance running, yoga and hiking.

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. She’s finishing up her 4th year as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba, where she teaches mainly orthopedic pathology and exercise content. Her research concentrates on the early introduction of resistance training to maximize health and performance, and decrease injury risk.

Jaclyn Rempel

Co-Chair of Communications

Jaclyn graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree and in 2015 with her Master of Physical Therapy. She currently works part time at the rural private practice clinic of Pembina Valley Physiotherapy and has experience working within Winnipeg’s public sector as well. In addition to her involvement on the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association Communications Committee, Jaclyn is a member of the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba Legislative Committee. She has taken several post-graduate courses, most recently completing her certification in Acupuncture. In her free time, Jaclyn enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, yoga, soccer and basketball

Karen Cooke

Co-Chair of Communications

Karen graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in 2012 and in 2014 was a member of the first ever graduating class from the Masters of Physiotherapy Program at the U of M. She has worked in both public and private practice but has spent the past 5 years working as a physiotherapist in the Outreach Therapy for Children program at St. Amant. Karen is also a member of the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba Physiotherapy Standards Committee. She has taken a number of continuing education courses, primarily with focuses in pediatrics and adults with developmental disabilities.

Craig Marchylo

Co-Chair of Professional Development

B.M.R. PT, MClSc-AHCP (Manipulative Therapy), FCAMPT (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy), certified in Acupuncture. Craig graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2009 with a Bachelors of Medical Rehabilitation Physical Therapy.  Click here for Bio for Craig Marchylo

Lisa Diduch

Co-Chair of Professional Development

Lisa first graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology prior to earning her Master of Physiotherapy in 2017.  Click here for Bio for Lisa Diduch

Gina Imbrogno

Co-Chair of Private Practice

Gina graduated from the University of Manitoba, School of Medical Rehabilitation with a Bachelor's Degree in Medical Rehabilitation-Physiotherapy. Since then she has been dedicated to a lifelong career in physiotherapy as well as continuing education and staying up to date with current physiotherapy research. Gina received her certification to practice acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. She is also trained in advanced Dry Needling and is certified as a GTT practitioner.

Trevor Christie

Co-Chair of Private Practice

Trevor graduated in 2007 from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelors Degree in Medical Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy. Since that time he has worked at Doug Christie Physiotherapy and Ste Anne Physiotherapy, recently moving from Ste. Anne to Lorette Physiotherapy, all of which are sister clinics. Click here for Bio for Trevor Christie

Oyin Otubusen

Co-Chair Public Practice

Oyin graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Master of Physical Therapy Degree in 2018 and in 2009 graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmancy Degree from Outside Canada. Previously, Oyin was the University of Manitoba Student Representative for the CPA-Leadership Division from 2016 to 2018. Since gradation, she has worked in both Acute Care and Community areas of public practice. Currently, she is a Geriatric Clinician with the Geriatric Program Assessment Teams (GPAT)-Deer Lodge Centre. Oyin aspires to continue her education and attain a PhD. She also enjoys watching TV shows on Netflix and spending time with her husband and active toddler.

Sarah Stetski

Co-Chair Public Practice

Sarah graduated in 2007 from the University of Manitoba with her Bachelor of Physical Therapy. She has worked in both the private and public realms, and currently practices in hospital-based orthopaedic outpatients. She has travelled to various parts of the world to volunteer physical therapy services to those less fortunate, and enjoys travel for pleasure as well.  Other interests include several sports, distance running, photography, and reading. Sarah sat on the Public Practice Committee as a member for over five years and is happy to increase her role with MPA.

Caitlin Milljour

Rural Representative

Caitlin Milljour originally had plans of becoming a City of Winnipeg Police Officer. Her plans were changed after an unfortunate incident in Corfu, Greece back in 2009 where she almost lost her life and broke both of her ankles in an ATV accident. Fast forward through 4 surgeries and years of physio and she found herself inspired to help others overcome her physical trauma and achieve their dreams! She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2014 as part of the inaugural Masters of Physical Therapy class. She is the proud owner of CT Physiotherapy in Ashern, MB- 160 km north of Winnipeg. She resides in Eriksdale, MB with her fiancé Jon and takes full advantage of all of the wonderful activities and lifestyle that living and working in a small town provides!

Jenny Terrio-Baturin

Co-Chair Newsletter

Born in Magog, Quebec, Jenny grew up in the Eastern Townships and received her early education there and in Montreal. She attended the University of Ottawa where she received her bachelor's degree in English Literature and worked for a time in the Foreign Service in Ottawa.  Click here for Bio for Jenny Baturin

Tami Prado

Co-Chair Newsletter

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. She has completed additional training in Pilates, Manual Therapy, IASTM, and the Pain Truth Certification. Tami is proud to offer a variety of physiotherapy services in both English and Portuguese in Winnipeg and aspires to complete her acupuncture certification in the near future and enroll in an interdisciplinary post-graduate program for the management of persistent pain. When not at work, Tami loves to watch sports (#gojetsgo), ballet/dance recitals, movies, and TV shows, as well as learn new skills, such as ice-skating, swimming, and knitting. She also keeps busy volunteering for local charities and spending time with her family and puppy.

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. She also coordinates the College of Rehabilitation Sciences Neurological Rehabilitation Clinic and supervises many students on clinical placement. Sarah has extensive provincial, national and international volunteer experience with the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association, College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association. When Sarah isn’t working hard she loves riding her bike, running long distances, and doing yoga.

Bailey Truss

Senior Student Representative

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!

Tim Romanec

Junior 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.