Board of Directors


By the very nature of its composition, Héma-Québec’s Board of Directors ensures the organization’s transparency and is meant to closely reflect the population at large, from the donor to the recipient.


Mrs. Martine Carré


With a master’s degree in the humanities and social sciences from UQAM, Martine Carré has worked principally in the health sector, first as a clinician and then an administrator. For more than 15 years, she has made her expertise available by serving as a director for various corporations. She also handles professional management mandates.

In particular, she served as the Chair of the Leucan Board of Directors, chaired the governance and human resource committees, and served on the audit committee of that organization until May 2014.

In recent years, she has also contributed to the implementation of several private investments as a shareholder in Québec companies.

Martine Carré has been the Chair of the Héma-Québec Board of Directors since January 10, 2013 and has served on the Board since December 2007, as the recipients’ representative. She also chairs the human resources and remuneration committee.


Ms. Michèle Beaupré Bériau

Institut national de santé publique du Québec

Michèle Beaupré Bériau has over 30 years of experience in the health sector. She has been the Secretary-General of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec since 1999. In her capacity as Director for the protection of public health and Executive Director of the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux from 1996 to 1999, she was responsible for the implementation of the act creating Héma-Québec, among other things. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the National Blood Authority and on that of the Canadian Blood Services Transition Bureau. She has a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy and a master’s degree in administration.

Ms. Beaupré Bériau has been representing the public health sector on Héma-Québec’s Board of Directors since April, 2012, and has served as its Vice-chair since March, 2013.

Field representedMember

Business community

Ms. Christine Beaubien 
Corporate Administrator
Groupe BSC

Donors and volunteers


Association québécoise d'établissements de santé et de services sociaux (AQESSS)

Mr. René Carignan
Financial and Tax Consultant (CPA, CA)

Ms. Lucie Letendre
General Manager  
Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Trois-Rivières 

Collège des médecins du Québec

Dr. Jean-Marie Leclerc
Centre hospitalier universitaire Ste-Justine

Dr. Annie Lagacé
Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal

Research and science community

Dr. Serge Montplaisir
Department of Microbiology and Immunology 
Université de Montréal

Dr. Patricia Pelletier
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
McGill University


Ms. Martine Carré

Public health

Ms. Michèle Beaupré Bériau
Institut national de santé publique du Québec

Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec

Mr. Pierre-Yves Desbiens
Vice-President, Finance and Administration
NEOMED Institute

Biovigilance Committee

Ms. Anna Urbanek