Héma-Québec’s Board of Directors welcomes Michèle Beaupré Bériau

Montréal, April 27, 2012 – The chairman of Héma-Québec’s Board of Directors, Jean-Pierre Allaire, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michèle Beaupré Bériau to Héma-Québec’s Board of Directors, for a three-year term.

“Ms. Beaupré Bériau has over 30 years of experience in the health sector. Her in-depth knowledge of the blood management system and her dedication to the development of expertise in public health will certainly enrich our discussions. On behalf of all the Board members, I enthusiastically welcome her,” said Jean-Pierre Allaire.

Michèle Beaupré Bériau 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 4. She replaces Marc Dionne, who had served on the Board since 2002. “My warmest thanks to him. Héma-Québec truly appreciates his contribution over all these years,” said Mr. Allaire.

About Héma-Québec's 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 blood donor to blood transfusion recipient. The Board is representative of stakeholders from all aspects of the transfusion chain: recipients, donors, volunteers, transfusion doctors, public health institutions, hospitals, academia and the business community. Further information about the Héma Québec Board of Directors is available on the Héma-Québec Web site at www.hema-quebec.qc.ca.

About Héma-Québec 

Héma-Québec's mission is to efficiently provide adequate quantities of safe, optimal blood components, substitutes, human tissues and cord blood to meet the needs of all Quebecers; to provide and develop expertise along with specialized and innovative services and products in the fields of transfusion medicine and human tissue transplantation.

Give blood. Give life.

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