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The Ophea Team

For Partnerships, Advocacy and Development Opportunities:
Email or contact 416-426-7126

For Media enquiries and/or to request Public Representation:
Email or contact 416-426-7020

For Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable enquiries:
Email or contact 416-426-7389

To file a complaint or a express concern:
Email or contact 416-426-7154

To report an issue related to our website:
Email or contact 416-426-7020

To register for a Conference or a workshop, follow one of the links below:
Ophea Conference
Ophea workshops (including Safety Guidelines workshops) Email

To obtain general Ophea Products and Service Information:
Email or call 416-426-7374

To order resources:

For inquiries regarding recently purchased resources:
Email  or contact 416-426-7374

To subscribe to Ophea's H&PE Elementary or Secondary Resources:
Email or contact 416-426-7415

For questions related to the Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines:

If you are experiencing technical difficulties that prevent you from accessing Ophea’s H&PE Elementary or Secondary Resources:

Have a general enquiry? Please click here to get in touch with us.

Management Team

Chris Markham
Executive Director and C.E.O. 416-426-7126
Drew Maginn
Director of Business Development 416-426-7122
Katie Glover
Director of Knowledge Mobilization 416-426-7408
Tammy Shubat 
Director of Programs 416-426-7039


Kristin Berfelz
Projects Leader 416-426-7265
Sarah Christie
Bilingual Projects Leader 416-426-7219
Jason Gayle
Finance Manager 416-426-7389
Stéphane Giroux
Bilingual Projects Coordinator 416-426-7125
Leigh Hume
Systems Support Specialist 416-426-7052
Ruth Kates
Marketing & Communications Leader 416-426-7020
Sofia Miller
Web Communications Projects Coordinator 416-426-7420
Sara Mison
Advocacy & Government Relations Leader 416-426-7013
Jennifer Muir
Bilingual Projects Coordinator 416-426-7085
Catherine Nabina
Bilingual Projects Coordinator 416-426-7375
Melissa Pichard-Holmes - On Parental Leave
Bilingual Projects Coordinator 416-426-7295
Sylvie Atwill
Manager of Program Development (Bilingual) 416-426-7279
Vanessa Richichi
Business Development Leader 416-426-7415
Anca Stanciu
Finance Coordinator 416-426-7026

Board of Directors

Ophea is overseen and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of 10 leaders representing the education, public health, academic and private sectors.

John Dance
Associate Director / Superintendent of Human Resource Services, Simcoe County DSB

Lori Lukinuk
Past President
Certified & Professional Parliamentarian. Former 1st Vice-President Ontario Public School Boards Association and Former Trustee, Lakehead Public Schools

Janice Forsyth
Ophea Director
Associate Professor, Director, First Nations Studies, Dept. Sociology, Faculty of Social Science, Western University

James Mandigo
Ophea Director
Vice Provost & Professor, Strategic Enrolment and International, Brock University

Valerie Picher
Ophea Director
AVP in Community Relations, TD Bank Group

Carla Robbins
Ophea Director
Principal, Don Mills Middle School, Toronto District School Board

Heather Sears
Ophea Director
Superintendent Curriculum & Instructional Services, York Region District School Board
Former Principal and Curriculum Consultant, York Region District School Board

Susan Stewart
Ophea Director
Director, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, KFL&A Public Health

For more information contact Lori Collinge, Executive Assistant Phone: (416) 426-7120 Email: 

Financial Statements

For the year ended March 31, 2018 

For the year ended March 31, 2017