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 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.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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.

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. I am able to offer physiotherapy services in English, Hindi and Punjabi. I presently work in the Wellness Institute (Seven Oaks General Hospital) as physiotherapist for the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program.  When not at work I love to travel and discover this beautiful province of Manitoba. I like to watch and play cricket, badminton and my new found love for pickleball. 

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. Derek has served on several committees in the past including the MPA Communications Committee, CPM Legislative Committee, and the MPA Private Practice Committee prior to being appointed as Co-Chair. Derek has also been a Clinical Placement Supervisor for several University of Manitoba Physiotherapy students, has served as an Interviewer for the Masters of Physiotherapy program for several years and as a Physiotherapy mentor for the University of Manitoba Sports Medicine Residency Program.

Liza Cordova

Co-Chair, Private Practice

Jessika Aiello

Public Practice Chair

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.

Kyle has a long history of volunteering with activities and groups such as Brandon University Animal Care Committee and Crocus Plains High School Athletics.

Maddy Lengyel

Professional Development Chair

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.

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.