PHE Canada National Office Staff

Our ability to deliver high-quality programs and resources, and to advocate for quality physical and health education, is based on the expertise and dedication of a dynamic team.

We can be reached at (613) 523-1348. Staff extensions and e-mail addresses are listed below.

Melanie Davis
Executive Director & CEO
Extension: 225 | melaniedavis [at]

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Jodie Lyn-Harrison
Chief Administrative Officer
Extension: 223 | jodielynharrison [at]

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Jodie Lyn-Harrison joined PHE Canada in 2002, prior to which she taught Health and Physical Education, Mathematics and Science and was a Projects Leader with Ophea. She obtained her Bachelor of Physical Education from McMaster University, and her Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto, intermediate-senior level, with a Health & Physical Education and Mathematics focus.  Since joining PHE Canada as Program Manager, Jodie has led numerous start-up projects and enhanced existing programs. She continues to grow her repertoire of skills into association management and oversight as Chief Administrative Officer. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, her family moved to Canada in 1976. Jodie is enthusiastic and dedicated to the vision of PHE Canada “all children and youth in Canada living healthy, physically active lives,” and she looks forward to physically active time spent with her husband and two children.

Marim Moreland
Finance Manager
Extension: 227 | marimmoreland [at]

Business Development

Jordan Burwash
Director, Marketing & Business Development
Extension: 229 | jordanburwash [at]

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Jordan Burwash graduated from the University of Ottawa with two Bachelor of Commerce degrees with specializations in Accounting and Marketing. He joined PHE Canada in 2010 and is responsible for delivery and enhancement of membership services, developing and servicing sponsors and funding partners, operating the PHE Canada Store, and cultivating new business opportunities to support the operations and financial sustainability of the association. Prior to joining PHE Canada, Jordan worked with Golf Canada, coordinating their IHG, itravel2000, and Aeroplan membership programs, Team Canada Club funding initiative, and Handicap program service. Jordan has been active all his life, and stays active playing golf, hockey, and volleyball. He recently acquired an emerging interest in running and ran his first half marathon in 2013.

Partner & Stakeholder Engagement

Sharon Jollimore
Director, Partner & Stakeholder Engagement
Extension: 237 | sharonjollimore [at]

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Sharon Jollimore brings over 15 years of national not-for-profit sector experience to her role as Health Promoting School’s Program Manager. She has worked extensively with the health, education, sport, and recreation sectors to build capacity and improve community outcomes. Prior to joining PHE Canada, Sharon was the Director of National Initiatives and Alliances with the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association. In this role, Sharon successfully managed national programs and awareness campaigns aimed at improving the health of Canadians. A highlight of her tenure involved leading the planning and execution of the award-winning Everybody Gets to PlayTM initiative to make recreation more accessible for low-income families. Sharon is a dedicated volunteer and currently leads an Active Transportation Initiative at her children’s school. Sharon has a Bachelor of Physical Education Degree from Acadia University and a Master’s Degree in Sport Administration from Memorial University.

Brandy Beecroft
Coordinator, Engagement & Events
Extension: 240 | brandybeecroft [at]

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Brandy is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers, holding a Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Education, and a Master of Education, all from Brock University. Her Masters research explored where mental health education curricula were situated in secondary provincial and territorial health and physical education programming in Canada. From this she developed a handbook for secondary health and physical educators to support their efforts to teach and foster positive mental health in the classroom. Prior to joining PHE Canada, Brandy was a lecturer at the University of Toronto and a private research assistant. Outside of work, she holds a Level 5 certification with the Hockey Canada Officiating Program, and is committed to one day refereeing Olympic women’s hockey.

Campaigns & Programs

Stephanie Talsma 
Director, Campaigns & Programs
Extension: 236 | stephanietalsma [at]

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Stephanie Talsma recently completed her masters in Physical and Health Education at McGill University in Montreal, and also holds a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and a Bachelor of Education. She began her career teaching physical education and coaching youth sports in the arctic. Before leaving the North, she co-founded Proud Reunions, a leadership training and summer camp program for Inuit children and youth. Through her masters she explored the ways in which some students are victimized in physical education and effective strategies teachers can employ to reduce bullying behaviours in their physical education class. At PHE Canada she works on At My Best, Passport for Life, Move Think Learn, program reviews and endorsements, and the Physical Literacy workshops. Outside of PHE Canada, Stephanie is an independent consultant with the Youth Advocacy Training Institute, a division of the Ontario Lung Association, providing health promotion and tobacco industry denormalization workshops to youth. She enjoys being active outdoors, playing volleyball and basketball, and for quiet time, a good book.

Tricia Zakaria
Manager, Campaigns & Programs
Extension: 235 | triciazakaria [at]

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Tricia Zakaria began her career providing Quality Daily Physical Education programs as an elementary school teacher. She then began working in the non-profit sector and now has over 12 years of experience planning and implementing education and recreation programs. Prior to her work at PHE Canada, Tricia coordinated the recreation and leadership programs for children and youth at the Department of Recreation and Athletics at Carleton University. She was also the Director of Programs for Clean Air Champions, a national charity delivering school programs to inspire youth to live more sustainable, active and healthier lifestyles. Tricia is passionate about advocating for the importance of quality physical education, health and wellness programs for all children and youth. In her spare time, Tricia enjoys playing hockey, volunteering as a youth hockey and soccer coach, and spending time with her husband and three children.

Kendra MacFarlane
Program Coordinator
Extension: 231 | kendramacfarlane [at]

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Kendra MacFarlane holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University. After graduating, Kendra worked with several not-for-profit organizations and developed a keen interest in health promotion. This motivated her to pursue a Master of Science in Kinesiology, specializing in health promotion, at the University of Victoria. While completing her degree, she gained expertise in qualitative and quantitative research and experience coordinating and managing projects. This prepared her to complete her graduate thesis which examined implementation of physical activity and healthy snacks in after-school child care. She carries forward her passion for improving settings where children live, learn, and play in her role as program coordinator at PHE Canada. Outside of work, she enjoys an active lifestyle hiking, cycling, snowboarding, and dancing, and loves to cook.

Melissa Campeau
Editor-in-Chief, PHE Journal
Phejournal [at]

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Melissa is an experienced freelance editor and writer, with more than a decade of experience managing projects and developing content for publications such as Professionally Speaking (The Ontario College of Teachers’ publication), Canadian Living, Canadian Family, Tribute, WHERE Toronto, The National Post, HR Professional and Statements. She has experience developing engaging and informative content, shaping editorial lineups, anticipating trends and hot issues, and managing a publication process to be on time and on budget. Her experience will be a great asset as we look to revitalize the PHE Journal to ensure it is an engaging and relevant resource for our members, supporters, and stakeholders.