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The Ophea Team

Management Team

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


Sylvie Atwill
Manager of Program Development (Bilingual) 416-426-7279
Sofia Bannister
Web Communications Projects Coordinator 416-426-7420
Kristin Berfelz
Projects Leader 416-426-7265
Jason Gayle
Finance Manager 416-426-7389
Stéphane Giroux
Bilingual Projects Coordinator 416-426-7125
Leigh Hume
Systems Support Specialist 416-426-7052
Melissa Pichard-Holmes
Bilingual Projects Coordinator 416-426-7297
Vanessa Richichi
Business Development Leader 416-426-7415

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 District School Board

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

Jeff Adams
Ophea Director
Paralympic Speaker
Owner, Icon Wheelchairs

Jason Dupuis
Ophea Director
Superintendent of Education, Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est

Tim Fletcher
Ophea Director
Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Brock University

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

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

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

Deb Shackell
Itinerant Resource Teacher – Indigenous Education
Simcoe County District School Board

Financial Statements

For the year ended March 31, 2020

For the year ended March 31, 2019