Our Staff

Special Olympics PEI Staff
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Provincial Office

Special Olympics PEI
40 Enman Crescent, Room 240
Charlottetown, PE C1E 1E6
1-800-287-1196 (toll free)



Special Olympics PEI Staff

Charity Sheehan, Special Olympics PEI


Charity Sheehan

Executive Director 


In December of 2013, Charity was appointed Executive Director of Special Olympics PEI.  She started her involvement as a volunteer coach in 1997 and in 2001 started her career with Special Olympics PEI as Program Director.  Charity is a graduate of the Holland College Sport & Leisure Management Program and remains active with the program through an advisory committee.  Charity has attended numerous multi-sport games over the past two decades, including twice being Mission Staff for Canada Games, and being Assistant Chef for Team PEI at the 2023 Canada Winter Games. Charity has been Mission Staff at 3 Special Olympics World Games and has twice been Team Canada's Chef to Mission, most recently having been appointed Chef for Team Canada 2025.  She has a passion for coach development, policy management and an overall love of sport.

Charity's primary areas of responsibility are:
  • Organization Development - Strategic Planning, Fiscal Management and Partnership Development, including Law Enforcement Torch Run
  • Fund Development - Events, Stewardship and Partnerships
  • Risk Management  - Policy Development


Matthew McNally, Special Olympics PEI


Matthew McNally

Program Director


Matthew has been working in the field of sport and recreation since graduating from the University of New Brunswick in 2010 and he has been working in his role as Program Director since September 2014. His role includes working with a team that focuses on enhancing Competition, Coach Education, Athlete Leadership, Healthier Communities and the development of Sports Programs for all ages. 

Matthew's primary areas of responsibility are:
  • Athlete Leadership Program
  • Health and Wellness Project Management
  • Sport and Program Management 
  • Provincial Team Program (Team PEI)
  • Volunteer Development


Genna Phelan, Special Olympics PEI


Genna Phelan

Manager - Sport & competitions


Genna started with Special Olympics PEI in November 2011 as Program Coordinator following the completion of her education, which includes a Sport and Leisure Management Diploma from Holland College, a Bachelor of Sociology and a Bachelor of Education, both from UPEI. Sport has always played an important role in Genna's life. Having played everything growing up, she still plays softball and hockey today, and coaches high performance hockey. Genna has been to 5 Canada Games and will be attending her 5th Special Olympics National Games in Calgary in 2024. .

Genna's Primary areas of responsibilities Are:
  • Sport Program Development
  • Coordinate, Promote, and Implement a Year Round Sports Training Program 
  • Technical Lead on all Special Olympics PEI Sport Events - Rules, Scheduling, Procedures and Policies
  • Program Coordination - Coaches, Program Volunteers, Venues, Equipment


Sarah Profitt - Wagner, Special Olympics PEI


Sarah Profitt-Wagner

Manager - Communications, Fund Development, Schools & Youth


Sarah first worked for Special Olympics PEI through an internship program for new university graduates in 2011. Following the internship Sarah took the opportunity to work overseas and do some travelling, which, along with sport, is one of Sarah's major passions. Upon returning to Canada in late 2014 Sarah began volunteering with Special Olympics PEI. Shortly thereafter Sarah accepted the position as Membership Services Coordinator. Over time Sarah's role has evolved to include responsibilities in youth program development along with business development. Sarah is a former competitive Rhythmic Gymnast and a graduate of McGill University. 

Sarah's Primary Areas of Responsibility Are: 
  • Youth Development - School Partnership Programs and Unified Bocce
  • Social Media, Communications and Website
  • Fund Development - Events, Partnerships, and Donor Stewardship


Ellen Murphy, Special Olympics PEI


Ellen Murphy

Sport Developer


Ellen first joined the Special Olympics PEI team as a summer student in 2017 after graduating from the BScHK program at St. FX University. The following summer Ellen rejoined the team while simultaneously completing the internship for her Master’s. Since completing her Master’s in Human Kinetics with a Concentration in Sport Management from the University of Ottawa in  December 2018 Ellen has joined the team full time. Ellen has been involved in sport from a young age playing a number of sports over the years, and continues to be involved in rugby as an athlete, coach and volunteer. Ellen is also now involved as a powerlifting coach with Special Olympics PEI.


Ellen's Primary areas of responsibilities Are:
  • Sport Program Development - Prince & Kings Counties
  • Healthy Athletes
  • Database Management
Special Olympics PEI, Amy Brown


Amy Brown

Fund Development Coordinator


Amy has been working in the event planning and fund development fields since 2008; she has been in her role as Fund Development Coordinator since 2024. She is passionate about teamwork, hard work, and caring for others. Her role leans into her skills by creating relationships throughout the province, engaging donors, and inviting new businesses and contacts to join our ever-growing team of contributors. With a strong focus on the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics, it's committee and partners you'll quickly see she loves the effort and creativity it takes to run a successful event. She is thrilled when the outcome not only raises awareness, but also funds for Special Olympics programs and athletes. Whether it's at the LETR Polar Plunge, Fun Run, Truck Convoy, or any of our other Special Olympics fundraising events, you'll find Amy there, and excited to greet you with a warm smile. 


Amy's Primary Areas of Responsibilities are:
  • Law Enforcement Torch Run Liaison (Polar Plunge, Fun Run, Truck Convoy, and more)
  • Fund Development & Events (Home Show, Gala, and more)
  • Administrative Support 


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