Board of Directors
Héma-Québec’s Board of Directors is composed of administrators from various sectors representing the product manufacture and distribution chain, from the donor to the recipient.
With a master’s degree in the humanities and social sciences from UQAM and certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Martine Carré has principally worked 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 for three years, chaired the governance human resources committees, and served on the audit committee of that organization until May 2014. She oversaw a major overhaul of the administrative structures and governance rules of this prominent charitable organization.
In recent years, she has also contributed to the implementation of several private investments as a shareholder in Québec start-up 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 resource and remuneration committee. Under her leadership as chair, the organisation’s mission and mandate were expanded to include any biological product of human origin, including mother’s milk.
She complements her management activities with her involvement in causes pertaining to the environment, particularly as a member of the environmental advisory committee for a municipality in the Laurentides region.
Director, Government Relations–Québec
Jean-Frédéric Lafontaine holds a Bachelor degree in Sciences from McGill University and a Bachelor and a Master degree in Law from Université de Sherbrooke. He is also a graduate from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the McGill Executive Institute.
Mr. Lafontaine is representing the business community on Héma-Québec’s Board of Directors since March, 2016, and has served as its Vice-chair since December, 2017.
Acting President and Vice-President, Public Relations and General Secretariat
Smaranda Ghibu holds two Bachelors of Law (Civil and Common Law) from McGill University; she began her career at Borden Ladner Gervais in commercial litigation where she specialized in civil liability and insurance.
Subsequently, she joined the Canadian Red Cross Society in 1997 as in-house counsel at its headquarters located in Ottawa.
She founded Héma-Québec’s legal department in September 1998 where she has been working since. In 2013, she added to her responsibilities, the Public Relations Directorate and, in 2016, the Risk Management Directorate.
Dr. Patricia Hudson
Presidents, CEOs and general managers from public establishments
Caroline Barbir, CHE
Donors and Volunteers
Collège des médecins du Québec
Dr. Jean-Marie Leclerc
Dr. Patricia Pelletier
Scientific research community
Pierre Thivierge, CPA, CA
Ordre des comptables professionnels agrées du Québec
Cindy Dumas-Lavergne, CPA, CA