On September 24th 2020, Stéphanie Proulx, partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, was elected by her peers as the new president of Parkinson Québec. Stéphanie Proulx has been a director on the board of directors at Parkinson Québec for a few years now. With 23 years of experience in certification and in-depth expertise in relations with indigenous communities, she is committed to working for the sustainability of Parkinson Québec’s achievements and to taking on new challenges.
She succeeds Paul F. Dupré, who was Parkinson Québec’s president in 2018, 2019 and 2020. M. Dupré contributed to Parkinson Québec’s development by getting involved in several issues, notably but not exclusively in the one regarding the Instants Magiques event and governmental representations.
At Parkinson Québec, we find it important to introduce everyone who participates in the organization’s mission, so here is a portrait of Stéphanie Proulx.
What is your impression of Parkinson Québec?
During the last few years, I’ve noticed a nice evolution of the teams. Everyone is much more rigorous, and the different services are offered by highly specialized professionals who allow us to constantly evolve at all levels.
Regarding strategy, nothing is left to chance. Everything is carefully and methodically analysed. We know where we’re going and the whole team has a strategic vision for the long term.
What motivated your choice to run for president at Parkinson Québec, and what vision do you have for the board of directors?
I’ve been a part of the board for many years now, so I’ve been able to see the positive evolution and the progress of the organization-– which in my view goes above and beyond and is very solution-oriented, regardless of the challenges and the turmoils it faces. I am now one of the people with the most experience, and becoming president of Parkinson Québec was the next logical step in my career.
I am the kind of person who sees in life a series of challenges that will move things forward.
The board has evolved a lot in these past years, and I see that positively. The diversity of the board members is a source of creativity, of exchanges, and this will open new doors for us. It will show us new ways of thinking. Parkinson Québec will be able to confirm its profile as an avant-garde organization for all its innovative services that have been put into place these past years, which have turned out to be a real success.
What challenges would you like to take on (what are your priorities)?
What would you be most proud of?
A word from Nicole Charpentier, Director of Parkinson Québec (in reaction to Stéphanie’s election):