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. 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.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Benoit Morin has extensive management training and holds an executive MBA from Queen’s University. He also has a Ph. D. in health ethics and law from the University of Toronto and has worked in senior positions in the healthcare field and academia for more than 20 years.
Before joining Héma-Québec, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre.
Mr. Morin worked several years at the University of Toronto, where he helped establish the Toronto University Health Network. Following this, he was part of the founding team of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.
His expertise and achievements cover many aspects of management, especially strategic positioning, organizational mobilization and change management.
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