Board Members

Meet Our 2021-2022


President:  Stacey MacLeod (Rep 1)

Stacey has been practicing Massage Therapy for 12 years and has worked all over the
Maritimes as a self-employed RMT. Stacey has recently moved to Moncton, NB, and has been working at
the Salisbury Chiropractic and Rehab Clinic and continuing to treat her island clients. When she is
not working she is enjoying the New Brunswick outdoors with her partner Justin and their 2 German
Shepherds Jack & Frank. Stacey has served on the PEIMTA board previously as a General Board Member
and is very excited to be in the position of Interim President and CMTA Representative. She is very
passionate about educating the public on the importance of Massage Therapy, its benefits and the
importance of overall body wellness. She is hoping with the new changes to the board’s roles she can
focus more energy on bringing courses to Island RMTs and building the PEIMTA into a strong robust
organization where all Island therapists have a sense of community and belonging.

Vice President:  Vacant

Member at Large: Erika Murphy (Rep 1)

Erika Murphy graduated from Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in 2015.  SheI fell in love with the profession right away.  Erika is very passionate about helping people live the best pain-free or pain-reduced life that they can. She works full-time at Spa 225 in Kinkora.

When I’m not working She enjoys being active outside all year round with friends and family. Since joining the board she can’t wait to see where Massage Therapists will be in the future; growing on this small island as a community. 


Member at Large: Carley Garvock (Rep 2)

Carley was born and raised in the small town of Berwick, Nova Scotia. She moved to Prince Edward Island in 2019 after graduating from ICT Northumberland College in Halifax. Although she misses her small town and family, she feels very fortunate to be working and living in PEI.

Carley works at Aspire Physio & Wellness, a multidisciplinary clinic in Stratford, PE. She focuses on deep tissue therapy, including work with PTSD, chronic pain, and acute injuries. Carley has a passion for wellness and would love to continue her education to further help others. She is new to the board and is eager to meet new therapists and help manage the PEIMTA!

Executive Director: Elise Taplay Ryan   (Non-Board Member Position)  

 Elise has served on the Board of the PEIMTA as Treasurer since April 2017 with additional Membership Coordinator responsibilities added in March 2019 when a vacancy occurred due to the College of Massage Therapists of PEI being formed. She has also worked continuously as the Website Coordinator since 2019. After 6 years on the board, she stepped down to take on the role of Executive Director., where she will continue to support the board doing the membership, website, and treasurer duties.

Elise arrived in PEI transferring her RMT Registration in June 2014. She opened up Just For You Massage Therapy near Basin Head in Kingsboro and is the farthest east-serving RMT in the province.  She specializes in deep tissue massage to alleviate pain and help control PTSD symptoms.  A big believer in self-care for clients she provides knowledge and referrals to other health professionals when a person arrives with issues outside of her scope of practice.  She is a direct communicator who believes that her clients want honesty, openness, empathy, and skill from their RMT. 

Elise began her massage career in Stoney Creek, ON in 2006. She is a former police officer who worked as a CP Rail Constable for 13 years in Toronto, prior to becoming an RMT.  She owned The Natural Health Clinic; in Ontario. She brings knowledge of good business practices and reports writing to her position with the PEIMTA Board. 

Before joining the PEIMTA Board, Elise volunteered in Ontario, with the Hamilton Out of the Cold Program for 16 years, supervising volunteers in the kitchen and preparing meals for up to 120 people in an evening.   Currently, she volunteers at Souris Kids.

Elise married Al Ryan in 2004.  Her husband has family roots in Bayfield, on the northeast side of PEI, which is what brought them to the island when Al retired from ArcelorMittal Dofasco in 2014.  They currently have one fur baby, a bull mastiff/hound cross named Abby.  Elise believes that all living beings, human or animal, should be treated with dignity and compassion. She has a passion for service and a big heart for all things breathing life. Elise will continue serving both her RMT and her home community, in whatever capacity she is needed for as long as she is able.