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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 2016-2017 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

Nathalie Vachon

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nathalie Vachon
(President – Interim)

Nathalie Vachon Communication et affaires publiques, President 

 

Mireille Fecteau

 

 
 
 

 

 

Mireille Fecteau, MBA
(Secretary)

Hydro-Québec
Conseillère Pratiques d’affaires-Acquisitions

 

Dr Jean_lachapelle

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jean Lachapelle
(Director)

Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Pediatrician-Neonatologist

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Alexandra Kallos 
(Director)

Cabinet Robinson Sheppard Shapiro 
Lawyer

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
David Morin
(Vice-president)

PSP Investments
Senior Director Private Equity

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Daniel Riendeau, CPA, CA 
(Treasurer)

Banque Nationale du Canada
Conseiller senior, amélioration continue

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr Amélie Du Pont-Thibodeau 
(Director)

CHU Ste-Justine 
Pediatrician-Neonatologist

 

 

Members of the Committees

Governance Committee

TBC

Ginette Mantha

Préma-Québec, Founder and General Manager

Audit Committee

Élise Vézina, MBA (President)

EV Strategies Inc., President

Éric Delisle

MALLETTE Société de comptables professionnels agréés, Fiscal Director

Daniel Riendeau, CPA, CA 

Banque Nationale du Canada

 

Service Advisory Committee 

Dr Jean Lachapelle (President)

Maisonneuve-Rosemont 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  

Maryse L’Hérault, B.Sc.inf

Québec Hospital, Clinical Nurse

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

Communication and Philanthropy Committee

Nathalie Vachon (President)

Nathalie Vachon Communication et affaires publiques, President

Richard Fahey 

McGill University Health Centre, Director of Human Resources, Communications and Legal Affairs

Josée Boulet

Pro-Amino International, Marketing and Sales Project Manager

Philippa Favreau

Institut national de santé publique, Communications Advisor

Brigitte Filiatrault

BFRP, Public Relations Specialist

Yosr Kooli

Institut du cancer de Montréal, Information Officer

 
Mélissa Plante

Pro Vie assurances, Financial Security Advisor

 
Stéphanie Roberge
Anne-Sophie Schlader

Fondation Jacques Bouchard, Communications and Event Manager

Ginette Mantha

Préma-Québec, Founder and General Manager