Board directors members
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Board directors members
Lyne Tremblay is retired from the world of college education where she taught physical rehabilitation techniques for over 25 years at Cégep de Chicoutimi. Always very involved with students, teachers, physical rehabilitation therapists and the physiotherapy profession, she is part of the first CA of the Association des Thérapeutes en réadaptation physique du Québec, of the CA of the Ordre de la Physiothérapie. of Quebec (OPPQ) and of the Cégep de Chicoutimi.
She also received engagement awards from the OPPQ and received the Montaigne award (engagement award) from the Cégep de Chicoutimi. She also holds a master’s degree in pedagogy with a dissertation focused on professional ethics. She was president of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean for 4 years and it is through physiotherapy that she decided to give her time to the Parkinson cause.
For more than 20 years, Nadine Labbé has held strategic positions in the banking sector. She joined National Bank in 2009, where she held key roles in various fields, including personal banking. Nadine is now Vice President, Financing Solutions for Individual Clients.
In collaboration with various teams, she is responsible for guiding the evolution of products and communications in this sector.
Second Vice President
For almost forty years, Ms. Rouillier has worked in the field of education, including thirty years at Cégep Marie Victorin. A manager since 1990 in this college, she held the position of general manager during two terms of office from 2003 to 2013.
Ms. Rouillier particularly stands out for her many professional involvements on several boards of directors, notably the chairmanship of the Boards of Directors of the East Montreal Chamber of Commerce, of Colleges and Institutes Canada, of the Audit Committee of the University of Quebec and Vice-President of Caisse Desjardins Rivières des Prairies.
Ayant eu un diagnostic de Parkinson en 2011, Mme Rouillier veut mettre à profit son expérience à titre de bénéficiaire des services de Parkinson Québec et ses acquis professionnels en gouvernance.
Marie-France Cloutier has worked as a chartered administrator in non-profit and charitable organizations for over 30 years. She moved from the cooperative housing community to that of human rights and democratic development, assuming the role of Director of Administration and Resources at Rights & Democracy.
“I have been involved with this cause for over 15 years because I have a very good friend who lives with the disease. The big challenges stimulate me and I wish to be able to be a unifying element of the movement in Quebec.”
Linda Bambonye has more than 30 years of experience at the clinical and administrative levels in the nursing and hospital environment in Montreal. She served as Vice President, Operations and Nursing at St. Mary’s Hospital Center for over 15 years. She previously held various managerial positions in nursing and management. For the past four years, she has acted as a consultant at the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-Montréal, offering her clinical expertise in major infrastructure modernization projects.
She has been involved in the Parkinson Montréal-Laval organization for many years and acts as Chair of the Board of Directors.
My Anh Hamel
My Anh Hamel is a business lawyer at Blake, Cassels & Graydon S.E.N.C.R.L./s.r.l. His practice covers various aspects of commercial and corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies.
During her law studies, My Anh worked for the community organization Project Genesis as a legal advisor. Today, she continues her pro bono involvement by assisting elite Canadian athletes in their representation before the Sport Dispute Resolution Center of Canada.
After obtaining a law degree from Laval University in 1977, Mr. Ménard was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1978. In 1994, he became a partner at the firm, which has since become Ménard Milliard, specializing in labour law, administrative law, social law and civil law.
Mr. Ménard has practiced particularly in labour law since the beginning of his career as a lawyer for employee associations and non-unionized employees. This vast field of law has led him to plead numerous cases before all levels of civil courts as well as before specialized courts.
In addition to labour law, Mtre Ménard has developed a particular expertise in pension plans, claims for infringement of rights protected by the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and psychological harassment. Mr. Ménard has also given numerous training sessions and conferences on labour law.
Recently retired after working for nearly 30 years at Desjardins, she finished her career by collaborating with the Desjardins Foundation. Throughout her career, work and her desire to give back to the community have led her to work and serve in several charities and foundations.
His commitment to these organizations has allowed him to learn, day after day, the virtues of volunteering and to get actively involved by focusing on these specific skills and on the synergies of the various groups.
Affected by Parkinson’s disease at a very benign stage, her involvement will allow her to learn more about this disease and to contribute to the fullest extent of her possibilities, in accordance with the guidelines of the council, in the search for solutions likely, if not to cure, at least to mitigate the devastating effects of Parkinson’s.
During a long career as a manager in the media world in Quebec and Canada, Marc Blondeau was heavily involved in the arts community and in numerous professional associations.
Since his retirement as President and CEO of the Société de la Place des Arts de Montréal in December 2018, he remains active in the community in various capacities.
Having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he agreed to join the Board of Directors of Parkinson Quebec in November 2022.
Dr. Élaine Racine-Charette is a neurologist at CIUSSS-Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean since 2018. After completing her residency in neurology at the University of Sherbrooke, she specialized in movement disorders during a year of additional training at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montréal.
Patients with Parkinson’s disease are an important part of her clinical practice. Being particularly concerned with the well-being of Parkinson’s patients in the region, she joined the local Parkinson’s Program team and participated in meetings of Parkinson-Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean before taking the plunge to sit on the Board of Directors of Parkinson Québec.
Mr. Romani graduated from Concordia University with a degree in accounting and obtained his MBA from the University of Quebec in Montreal. He then founded Bionic Consulting, which provides business solutions services to large organizations as well as small and medium sized businesses. He has over 25 years of experience in the Montreal business community and has worked with many industries during that time. His uncle has been living with Parkinson’s disease for over 30 years and has long wanted to be involved with the organization. His vast experience at the executive level is a positive and useful addition to Parkinson’s Quebec.
Ms. Stéphanie Martel has been working in the banking sector, particularly in wealth management, for over 15 years.
She is known for her organization, teamwork and collaboration.
Newly involved in the Board of Directors of Parkinson Quebec, she feels privileged to be able to contribute in her own way to this cause that is close to her heart.
Her greatest motivation to get involved in this cause is her husband who has been suffering from the disease for over 10 years.
Ms. Rochette is a partner at Lavery de Billy Avocats. She has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1988 and holds a master’s degree in health law from the Université de Sherbrooke, obtained in 1990. Her master’s thesis dealt with the phenomenon of alternative medicine in Quebec.
As a litigator, she has developed an expertise in litigation management in the health sector, particularly in medical, pharmaceutical and hospital professional liability, in life and disability insurance, and also in litigation between medical residents and their university. She also assists professionals from different professional orders when they are subject to a disciplinary investigation or when they are sued before their disciplinary board.
She also acts, on a regular basis, as legal counsel to members of the management team of universities and faculties of medicine, in the context of specific management issues, such as: requests for access to documents, assistance in the management of students with disruptive behaviour, development of internal procedures, preparation of files or witnesses for administrative bodies (e.g., Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, Commission d’accès à l’information, Ombudsman, Disciplinary Board), etc.
Her brother and a friend having recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, she chose to get involved in order to demystify, for herself and for the population as a whole, this disease for which there is still a long way to go in order to find effective treatments for those who are affected.
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