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A word from the President

In fighting for their lives with amazing strength and courage, preemies can overcome inconceivable ordeals. These tiny yet resilient babies are an extremely powerful symbol of life.

In neonatology units, their parents often with strained faces, try to give their very best to their children. There are frequent noise, monitors, alarms ringing, stress, fear and insomnia. Even in the heat of action, one quickly realizes that this environment isn’t easy. From the outside, however, friends and family have trouble understanding.

Some days are good; others are worse. You feel as if you’re riding an emotional roller coaster. You see other parents suffering. Even when things seem to be improving, you can witness the worst. Prematurity is a battle waged every single day.

When you see the sign on the neonatal door, announcing that a discussion group will take place to explain prematurity and everything it entails, you feel as if a lifeline has been tossed to you. Someone will help you understand what’s going on!

Préma-Québec offers practical services. Préma-Québec improves quality of life for premature babies and their families. Préma-Québec provides excellence in all it undertakes.

Word from the Board of Directors

Dear parents, staff, volunteers and partners for the cause, I am pleased to present the Préma-Québec 2018-2019 annual activity report. My year as President of the Board of Directors has been a busy one, marked by a colossal effort from the organization’s staff.

The development of strategic orientations, among other accomplishments, should allow Préma-Québec to be even more available to its members and to pursue its path during the coming year. We have consolidated the mission accordingly.

As President of the Board of Directors and a parent, I can assure you that Préma-Québec definitely improves quality of life for premature babies and their families.

Families, volunteers, neonatologists, nurses, donors, funding partners, employees – you are the foundation that allows us to continue our work. THANK YOU.

Members of the Board of Directors

David Morin
(President)

PSP Investments
Senior Director Private Equity

Claudia Rivard-Vachon
(Secretary)

Université de Montréal
Coordinator – Réseau des diplômés et des donateurs

Dr Jean_lachapelle

Dr. Jean Lachapelle
(Director)

Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Pediatrician-Neonatologist

Elizabeth Martin 
(Vice-president)

GSK
Chief of staff

Daniel Riendeau, CPA, CA 
(Treasurer)

Banque Nationale du Canada
Conseiller senior

Dr Amélie Du Pont-Thibodeau
(Director)

CHU Ste-Justine
Pediatrician-Neonatologist

Rosalie Audet Lemay
(Director)

Banque Scotia
Directrice adjointe

Members of the Committees

Governance and Audit Committee

David Morin (President)

PSP Investments, Senior Director Private Equity

Daniel Riendeau, CPA, CA 

Banque Nationale du Canada

Ginette Mantha

Préma-Québec, Founder and General Manager

Service Advisory Committee

Dr Jean Lachapelle (President)

Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Pediatrician-Neonatologist

Dr Amélie Du Pont-Thibodeau

Sainte-Justine Hospital, Pediatrician-Neonatologist

Dr Élise Couture

Montreal Children’s Hospital, Director of Neonatal Clinical Monitoring, Pediatrician

Mélissa Savaria

Sainte-Justine Hospital, ‎Nurse-IBCLC

Claudia Cinquino

Jewish General Hospital, Nurse-IBCLC

Marilyn Aita

Sainte-Justine Hospital –  Researcher

Nursing Sciences Faculty (UdeM) –  Professor

Maryse L’Hérault, B.Sc.inf

Québec Hospital, Clinical Nurse

Ginette Mantha

Préma-Québec, Founder and General Manager

Communication and Philanthropy Committee

Claudia Rivard-Vachon

Université de Montréal, Coordinator – Réseau des diplômés et des donateurs

Philippa Favreau

Institut national de santé publique, Communications Advisor

Brigitte Filiatrault

BFRP, Public Relations Specialist

Ginette Mantha

Préma-Québec, Founder and General Manager

Mourning committee

 Maryse Proulx, Thanatologue

Thériault Inc., Sales Vice-President

Lise Durocher

Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Nurse

Ninon Ballabey

Foyer St-Antoine, Assistant Director

Manon Cyr

Specialized Perinatal mourning Clinical Nurse

Ginette Mantha

Préma-Québec, Founder and General Manager