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- Mr. Benoit Desgroseillers, President
- Mr. Ron Rayside, Vice-President
- Ms. Sandrine Siewe, Secretary
- Mr. Alex Létourneau, Tresurer
- Ms. Natalie Bertrand
- Ms. Sonya Cormier
- Ms. Isabelle Doré
- Mr. Jean-Christophe Lau
- Mr. Léo-Roch Poirier
Natalie Bertrand, Gestion MIEUX-ÊTRE
As a specialist in the development of individuals and organizations, she bases her practice on her experience as a manager in large corporations (STM, Solidarity Fund QFL, Corporation d’Urgences-santé). Since 2007, she has been an executive coach with the consulting firm Gestion MIEUX-ÊTRE. She proposes judicious solutions to promote a healthy work climate. Her coaching approach is based on in-depth training in organizational development. She holds a doctorate in industrial psychology. She is a member of the Ordre des Conseillers en Ressources Humaines Agréés du Québec. Natalie has diverse professional implications. She is involved in university teaching at HEC Montréal and the Université de Sherbrooke. She is also a frequent speaker at various conferences.
Sonya Cormier, Planning, Programming and Research Officer at CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
Sonya has more than twenty years of experience in communication and management in the community sector, mainly in employability and in the health and social services, including homelessness and mental health. Among her accomplishments, she was Project Director for the Mouvement pour mettre fin à l’itinérance à Montréal (MMFIM) and Director of Communications for Je compte MTL 2018, the second edition of the Montreal Homelessness Count. She then entered politics as a candidate in the last 2018 elections before acting as a political advisor to Minister Danielle McCann, notably on the major mental health consultation process leading to the next action plan. Today, she continues her commitment to support the community and professional community within the health and social services network. Finally, Sonya is recognized for her interpersonal skills and her ability to successfully manage complex files.
Benoit Desgroseillers, Finance Montreal
As a Senior Director at Finance Montreal, he is responsible, among other things, for talent development and human resources for the entire Quebec financial services industry. A former general manager of a university career centre, EMBA graduate, member of the order of CHRPs, ICF ACC Certified Professional Coach, mentor, and speaker, he is a privileged witness to HR trends and changes in the labour market. He also acts as a facilitator between the industry, colleges and universities. In his spare time, he is a NPO director. He is also the author of two books on career management and coaching.
Isabelle Doré, Professor, School of Kinesiology and Human Kinetics, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal. Researcher, Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CRCHUM)
Trained in sociology, she holds a PhD in public health and epidemiology from the Université de Montréal and a postdoctoral fellowship in kinesiology from the University of Toronto. She is currently a professor at the School of Kinesiology and Human Kinetics in the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal and a researcher at the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CRCHUM). Her research focuses on physical activity as a strategy to promote mental health and reduce the risk of anxiety and depressive disorders and aims to understand the mechanisms that may explain the benefits of physical activity on these mental health indicators. Her research focuses on adolescents and young adults in the general population, individuals diagnosed with cancer, and immunosuppressed populations.
Jean-Christophe Lau, Executive director, Maison Plein Coeur
Chris has worked for over 20 years in the health and social services field, most of that time in the community. He has been particularly involved in HIV prevention, comprehensive health and support and with 2LGBTQ communities. He has a passion for population health promotion, community development and individual fulfillment.
Alex Létourneau, President-executive director, Onit
Alex is driven by a mission: to question and redefine models. His communication skills combined with his committed, respectful and authentic passion make him a rallying force with a great capacity for mobilization. Holder of a CPA, CA designation and with an atypical academic background combining finance, psychology, literature and mathematics, he combines his multidisciplinary skills and professional rigour to benefit the growth of organizations and his numerous entrepreneurial projects. Alex is actively involved with organizations promoting mental health. He has the avowed desire to make mental health prevention a subject that the medical community and the public attach as much importance to as physical health prevention.
Léo-Roch Poirier, INSPQ retiree
Léo-Roch worked for more than thirty years in health program and service evaluation at the Montreal and Montérégie Regional Public Health Departments as well as at the Institut national de santé publique du Québec. In this capacity, he has directed or co-directed subsidized projects in the field of mental health. Léo-Roch has also been a clinical lecturer in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the Université de Montréal and a lecturer at the École de réadaptation de l’Université de Sherbrooke. Finally, he was head of the Preventive Services and Chronic Diseases Unit at the Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal.
Ron Rayside, Rayside Labossière
Ron graduated from McGill University in 1972 with a degree in architecture. In 2000, he founded the firm Rayside architecte, which will become Rayside Labossière architectes in 2011. Parallel to his architectural career, Ron has always been socially involved. He continually collaborates with social and community development actors to ensure that urban development takes into account social issues and responds to the needs and concerns of citizens.
His dedication and involvement was recognized in 2019 by the Ordre des architectes du Québec, which awarded him the first ever Social Commitment Award. In 2013, the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec presented him with the Blanche Lemco Van Ginkel Award, and the City of Montreal presented him with the Thérèse Daviau Award for Montreal Personality of the Year the same year. He was also among the finalists for Radio Canada’s Gens de Cœur 2011 competition and in 2003 received the “Hommage Bénévolat Québec” award from the Government of Quebec.
Sandrine Siewe, Lawyer-Analyst at the Autorité des marchés financiers
Previously, she has accumulated experience in various fields of practice, including securities regulation and corporate governance, with an investment dealer, a bank, a law firm and an asset manager. Sandrine is a member of the Steering Committee of the Montreal Chapter of Women in Capital Markets;