MUHC Councils

The Board of Directors has councils that meet on a regular basis between Board meetings. The terms of reference and membership for each council are indicated below.

Council of Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists (established by art, 213 of the HSSA)

Terms of Reference 

Given that the MUHC CPDP is composed of members who have privileges at one (1) or more of four (4) hospital sites and until the MUHC is located on a single site, it was decided that affairs of the members of the CPDP at these four (4) sites would be best managed by maintaining site executive committees which would each send their chair and vice-chair to a central executive committee which in turn would be responsible to the MUHC Board.

Membership

The Council shall consist of all the physicians, dentists and pharmacists who practice their profession in the MUHC and who enjoy the status required by the Regulations.

Membership 2017-2018

The Central Executive Committee shall be composed of the following voting members:

The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Site Executive committees of the Hospitals

  • Dr. Olivier Court, Chair
  • Dr. Jean Deschenes, Vice-Chair
  • Dr. Lila Amirali
  • Dr. Raquel DelCarpio
  • Dr. Lawrence Hoffman Dr. Annie Marleau
  • Dr. Paul Saba
  • Dr. Abbas Sadikot
  • Dr. Jeanne Teitelbaum
  • Dr. Tierry Toledano
  • Dr. Ewa Sidorowicz, MUHC DPS
  • Ms. Martine Alfonso, Director General (Interim) 

MGH SITE EXECUTIVE

  • Dr. Olivier Court, Chair (General Surgery)
  • Dr. Raquel DelCarpio, Vice-Chair (Diag. Radiology)
  • Dr. Vicky Baffis (Gastroenterology)
  • Ms. Chantal Guévremont, (Pharmacy)
  • Dr. Mai-Anh Le Van (Emergency)
  • Dr. Thomas Milroy, (Psychiatry)

RVH-GLEN SITE EXECUTIVE

  • Dr. Jean Deschenes, Chair (Ophtalmology)
  • Dr. Lawrence Hoffman Vice-Chair (Psychiatry)
  • Dr. Richard Brown (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
  • Mr. Christian Coursol (Pharmacy)
  • Dr. Marie Duclos, (Radio-Oncology)
  • Dr. Roupen Hatzakorzian (Anesthesia)

MCH-GLEN SITE EXECUTIVE

  • Dr. Annie Marleau, Chair (Dentistry)
  • Dr. Lila Amirali Vice-Chair(Pedopsychiatry)
  • Dr. Louise T. Auger (General Pediatrics)
  • Dr. Sylviana Forget (Pediatrics Gastroenterology)
  • Mrs. Patricia Vandecruys (Pharmacy) 

MNH SITE EXECUTIVE

  • Dr. Abbas Sadikot, Chair (Neurosurgery)
  • Dr. Jeanne Teitelbaum Vice-Chair (Neurology)
  • Dr. François Dubeau, (Neurology)
  • Dr. Justin Létourneau (Neuroanaesthesia)
  • Dr. Denis Sirhan, (Neurosurgery)

LACHINE HOSPITAL EXECUTIVE

  • Dr. Paul Saba, Chair (Family Medicine) Dr. Thierry Toledano, Vice-Chair (Internal Medicine)
  • Dr. Andrew Khalil (Family Medicine) Dr. Paul Normand (Internal Medicine) Dr. Fahimy Saoud (Family Medicine) Dr. Pavlina Youhnovska (Ophthalmology) 

(By Invitation) 

  • Dr. Robert Barnes
  • Dr. Maria Cortes
  • Dr. Mary Decell
  • Dr. Sylvie Douyon Dr. Chris Karatzios
  • Dr. Joyce Pickering
  • Dr. Francois Plante
  • Dr. Raghu Rajan

OBLIGATORY STANDING COMMITTEES 

  • Medical, Dental, Pharmaceutical Evaluation Committee (Lachine) – Dr François Plante
  • Medical, Dental, Pharmaceutical Evaluation Committee (Pediatric) - Dr. Mary K. Decell
  • Medical, Dental, Pharmaceutical Evaluation Committee (MGH & RVH) – Dr. Dev Jayaraman and Dr. Patrick Melanson
  • Medical, Dental, Pharmaceutical Evaluation Committee (Neuro) - Dr. Maria Cortes
  • Qualifications Committee- MUHC - Dr. Mark Roper
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics Committee (Adult) - Dr. Raghu Rajan
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics Committee (Pediatric) - Dr. Chris Karatzios 

 NON-OBLIGATOIRY STANDING COMMITTEES 

  • Clinical Ethics Committee Adult – Dr. Eugene Bereza
  • Infection Control - Adult - Dr. Dev Jayaraman
  • Trauma Committee- Adult – Dr. Tarek Razek
  • Continuing Medical Education MUHC - Dr. John Burgess
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Trauma Committee - Ms. Debbie Friedman
  • Pediatric Clinical Ethics - Dr. Andreea Gorgos
  • Pediatric Infection Control - Dr. Marie-Astrid Lefebvre (Interim)
  • Medical Records Committee (Adult & Pediatrics) – Vacant
  • Pediatric Vascular Access Committee - Géraldine Schaack, Inf. and Dr. Karl Muchantef 

Mandate

A. The Council is responsible to the Board for:

  1. controlling and assessing the quality, including the pertinence, of the medical, dental and pharmacy acts performed in the MUHC;
  2. assessing and maintaining the professional standards of the physicians, dentists and pharmacists practicing in the MUHC;
  3. making recommendations on the qualifications and competence of a physician or dentist who applies for an appointment or the renewal of an appointment and on the privileges and the status to be granted to him;
  4. making recommendations on the qualifications and competence of a pharmacist who applies for an appointment and on the status to be granted to him;
  • giving its opinion on the disciplinary measures the Board should impose on physicians, dentists or pharmacists;
  • making recommendations on the rules governing medical, dental, and pharmaceutical care and on the rules governing the use of medicines applicable in the MUHC and formulated by each clinical department head;
  • making recommendations on the obligations which may be attached to the enjoyment of the privileges granted to a physician or a dentist by the Board, in relation to the specific requirements of the MUHC, particularly those concerning:
    1. the participation of a physician, dentist, or pharmacist in the clinical activities of the MUHC, including being on duty; 
    2. the participation of a physician, dentist, or pharmacist in teaching and research activities, where the case arises; 
    3. the participation of a physician, dentist, or pharmacist in professional, scientific, medical or administrative committees; and 
    4. the participation of a physician, dentist, or pharmacist in medical activities pursuant to an agreement regarding the provision of certain health or social services or to the exchange of professional health or social services. 
  • developing the modalities of a duty roster system ensuring, on a permanent basis, the availability of physicians, dentists and, where the case arises, pharmacists and clinical biochemists, according to the needs of the MUHC;
  • giving its opinion on the professional aspects of the following questions:
    1. the technical and scientific organization of the MUHC; and 
    2. ii. the rules governing the utilization of the resources and on administrative sanctions.
  • making recommendations on the professional aspects of the appropriate distribution of medical and dental care and Pharmacy services, and on the medical organization of the MUHC; and 
  • carrying out any other function entrusted to it by the Board. 

Responsibilities

The Council is responsible for the supervision of the medical, dental and pharmacy acts performed in the MUHC the maintenance of the competence of the physicians, dentists and pharmacists practising therein at a level sufficient to ensure the quality of their services. 

The Council supports the mission of the MUHC as a University Hospital Centre, and is committed to promote the concepts and establishment of continuous quality improvement within the departments and services under its purview, in cooperation and synchrony with the overall hospital quality improvement program. In this endeavour, the Council has in its particular mandate the responsibility for the assurance of quality care to patients, the evaluation and supervision of the medical, dental and pharmaceutical acts performed in the MUHC, and the maintenance of the competence of the physicians, dentists and pharmacists practicing therein. 

B.    The Council shall give its opinion to the Executive Director on the administrative aspects of the following questions: 

  1. the measures to be taken in order to ensure that the medical, dental and Pharmacy services provided in the MUHC are complementary to those provided in a hospital operated by another institution of the region and respond to the needs of the population to be served, taking into account the resources available and the necessity of providing adequate services;
  2. the rules governing the utilization of resources and administrative sanctions to be included therein;
  3. the technical and scientific organization of the MUHC;
  4. the appropriate distribution of medical and dental care and Pharmacy services, and the medical organization of the MUHC; and
  5. any other question brought to its attention by the Executive Director.

Terms of Office

For two (2) years, renewable once (1) and as long as the member retains the necessary qualifications to be a member of the Central Executive Committee. 

The term of office of the Chair, vice-Chair and secretary will be for one (1) year, renewable twice (2).

Frequency of Meetings

Special meetings of the Council may be called at any time, in the following cases: 

  1. at the request of the Chair of the Central Executive Committee;
  2. following a resolution by the Central Executive Committee;
  3. upon receipt of a petition signed by at least twenty (20) of the Active Members and addressed to the Chair, with mention of the purpose of the meeting;
  4. at the request of the Board or the Executive Director. 

Board Reporting

The Council must report annually to the Board concerning the carrying out of its functions and its resulting opinions. 

Council of Nurses  (established by art. 219 HSSA)

Under revision

Multidisciplinary Council (established by art. 226 HSSA)

Terms of Reference

Composition 

The Council shall be composed of all persons who meet the requirements of article 226 of the Act, including all persons holding college or university diplomas, who perform functions for the MUHC, which are specific to the field of activity in which the diploma was granted, and which are directly related to health services, social services, research or teaching. 

However, no physician, dentist or pharmacist may be a member of the Council. Similarly, no nurse or person performing nurse's aid activities may be a member of the Council, as a Council of Nurses has been established by the MUHC.  No member of the MUHC Council of Non- Clinical Personnel may be a member of the MDC.

Membership List 

The Council will maintain an up-to-date list of members by name, job title and, if applicable, their professional order membership.

Members

The Central Executive shall be composed of the following voting members 

  • Christos Calaritis, President
  • Colleen Timm, Vice President
  • Max Folkersma, Treasurer & Secretary
  • Pina Ventulieri
  • Rosanna D'Orazio
  • Helen Kastanis
  • Kelvin Mok
  • Maria-Josée Labbé
  • Elizabeth Robertson
  • Ana Marcaida
  • Elizabeth Lamont

Terms of Office

MDC site reps (MCH, MGH, RVH, Lachine)  - two (2) years eligible for re-election.  MUHC Board of Directors rep – three (3) years, coinciding with MUHC Board of Directors election.

Mandate

Responsibilities

As stipulated in Article 227 of the Act, the Council is accountable to the Board of Directors for: 

  1. forming, whenever required, the committees needed to assess and improve the quality of the professional activities engaged in by any of its members in the MUHC;
  2. making recommendations on the proper distribution of care and services dispensed by its members, taking into account the local conditions of practice required to ensure quality services in the MUHC;
  3. submitting an Annual Report to the Board of Directors on the carrying out of its function and its resulting opinions;
  4. carrying out any other function entrusted to it by the Board of Directors.

Frequency of Meetings

Minimum eight (8) times per annum

Board Reporting

Must submit an annual report to the Board of Directors on the carrying out of its functions and its resulting opinions. 

    Council for Services to Children and Adolescents – The Montreal Children’s Hospital (CSCA)

    Terms of Reference

    Membership

    The Council for Services to Children and Adolescents shall be composed of the following members:

    (Voting Members (21)

    • one person chosen by and from each of the three professional councils related to the MUHC mission of services, research and education relevant to children and adolescents (the "Pediatric Mission");
    • one person named from among the non-professional staff, working primarily in services related to the Pediatric Mission;
    • two persons named by the Principal of the University;
    • The Chief-of-the Department of Pediatrics;
    • the Surgeon-in-Chief, The Montreal Children’s Hospital;
    • the Chief, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry;
    • an officer from the office of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine;
    • one person involved primarily in research related to the Pediatric Mission chosen by the Board of Directors of the MUHC Research Institute after consultation with those persons who are involved primarily in research related to the Pediatric Mission;
    • six co-opted members named by the other members of the CSCA;
    • two persons representing patients 17 years of age or under, elected by the Family Advisory Forum;
    • two persons chosen from and by the MCH Foundation. 

    Non-Voting Members (4)

    • the Associate Executive Director for the Pediatric Mission;
    • the President and Executive Director of the MUHC;
    • the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson of the MUHC Board; and
    • the President of the MCH Foundation.

    Biographies

    Voting Members

    Dr. Annie Marleau

    Dr. Annie Marleau

    MCH Council of Physicians, Dentists, and Pharmacists (CPDP) Chair

    Member since 2014

    Dr. Annie Marleau has been working at the Montreal Children’s Hospital since 1992. She became Chief of the Division of Dentistry in 2012 and Chair of the Council of Physicians, Dentists, and Pharmacists (CPDP) – MCH in 2016. She is particularly interested in treating children with special needs and medically-compromised patients.

     

    Heather Davies

    Council of Nurses

    Member since 2018

    Heather Davies has worked at the McGill University Health Centre since 1988. After graduating from McGill University, she began her nursing career at the Montreal General Hospital before moving over to the Montreal Children’s Hospital in 1993. Since then Heather has worked as an Advance Practice Nurse in pediatric neurology. She has a particular interest in the transition from pediatric to adult health care for adolescents who have a cognitive impairment and for adolescents who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

     

    Matthew Park

    Multidisciplinary Council Representative (interim)

    Member since 2018

    Dr. Annette Majnemer

    Dr. Annette Majnemer

    McGill Representative

    Member since 2018

    Dr. Annette Majnemer is an occupational therapist with doctoral training in the neurosciences. She is a professor at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University, with cross appointments in the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Pediatrics. She is currently Vice Dean – Education for the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, and is a member of Pediatrics’ Departmental Educational Leadership Committee. Dr. Majnemer is a member of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and is a senior scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (since 1990) where she leads CHILD-BRIGHT, a national patient-oriented research network.

    Melissa Sonberg

    Melissa Sonberg

    McGill Representative

    Member since 2018

    Melissa Sonberg has enjoyed over three decades of international leadership success across a wide range of enterprises, always playing key roles at the heart of transformative change. Throughout her career and as a member of the C-suite, she has developed significant expertise in balancing excellence in operational execution with effective governance, amid multiple and complex stakeholder demands. Following her most recent corporate role, Ms. Sonberg’s focus is now on Board-level engagements and influencing the development of the next generation of leadership through her appointment as Adjunct Professor and Executive in Residence at the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University.

    Dr. Michael Shevell

    Dr. Michael Shevell

    Chief Department of Pediatrics

    Member since 2011

    Dr. Michael Shevell is Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Pediatrician-in-Chief at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), since 2011. He was also been appointed as the Inaugural Harvey Guyda Chair in Pediatrics in 2012. Dr. Shevell has an active clinical research program focusing on issues related to neonatal neurology and children with, or at-risk for neurodevelopmental sequelae, in particular cerebral palsy and global developmental delay. Dr. Shevell was the 2014 recipient of the Hower Award from the Child Neurology Society (CNS) and was inducted into the prestigious Canadian Academy of Health Sciences as a Fellow.

    Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer

    Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer

    Surgeon-in-Chief, MCH-MUHC

    Member since 2007

    Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer has been a full professor in the Department of Neurology/Neurosurgery, Surgery and Oncology at McGill University since 2002. In 2007, Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer was appointed Chief of the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Center, Professor in the Department of Surgery and inaugural chair holder of the Dorothy Williams Chair in Pediatric Surgery. In 2011, the Department of Pediatric Surgery became a University department and Dr. Farmer, the inaugural Chairman of this Department. In the last 28 years, Dr. Farmer has operated over 4000 children for brain or spinal cord disorders.

    Dr. Samuel Benaroya

    Dr. Samuel Benaroya

    McGill University, Faculty of Medicine

    Member since 2007

    Dr. Samuel Benaroya is Associate Vice-Principal and Vice-Dean of Health Affairs in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. He previously held the position of Associate Dean of Inter-hospital Affairs from 1998 to October 2015. Dr. Benaroya has held various senior positions including serving as Associate Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Director of Medical Clinics and Associate Physician-in-Chief at the Royal Victoria Hospital and Director of the McGill Residency Training Program for Internal Medicine. In addition, he is the Coordinator of the Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé (RUIS) McGill since its inception in 2004.

    Dr. Bruce Mazer

    Dr. Bruce Mazer

    MUHC Research Institute

    Member since 2015

    Dr. Bruce Mazer is a professor of pediatrics and the Interim Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). After completing a fellowship in allergy and immunology at the National Jewish Health Center in Denver, CO, Dr. Mazer returned to the Montreal Children’s Hospital in 1991 and since then has remained a member of the Division of Allergy and Immunology. He has been director of the largest pediatric allergy and immunology academic practice in Canada at the MUHC and a research director at the Meakins Christie Laboratories, McGill’s pulmonary research institute. Most recently, he was the Head of the Divisions of Allergy, Immunology and Dermatology at the MCH-MUHC.

    Sylvia Morin

    Sylvia Morin

    Chairperson and independent member

    Member since: 2013

    Sylvia Morin is a consultant and former business executive with three decades of experience in areas of corporate affairs, business strategy and transformative restructurings. Whether working for large national public corporations such as Molson Coors and BCE or smaller more local organizations such as BIXI Montréal, her understanding of issues that are strategically critical to organizational sustainability and to reputation management, have helped drive operational excellence and success. Fluently bilingual and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors, she has a B.A. (Public Relations, Economics and Public Administration) from Laval University and has pursued graduate studies in Public Relations at Boston University.

    Hélène Livernois

    Hélène Livernois

    Vice-Chair and Independent Member

    Member since 2016

    Hélène Livernois obtained her law degree from Université Laval in 1985. She has held various positions in the National Assembly of Quebec, within Sûreté du Québec's executive management team, as well as in the private sector. In both the public and private sectors, Ms. Livernois helped attain objectives, managed sensitive and complex files and assisted in preventing and resolving contentious situations. She also has a special attachment to the Children's where her daughter had the privilege of being cared for.

    Jill K. Hugessen

    Jill K. Hugessen

    Independent Member

    Member since 2004

    Jill Hugessen is a lawyer and certified professional coach. In 2010, she founded Hugessen Coaching, offering executive coaching and professional development services to lawyers, law firms and business executives. She is a past chair and continues to serve as a director of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. She currently chairs the Governance Committee and serves on the Audit Committee. She also serves on the Board of Chez Doris, a Montreal area women’s shelter and as a member of McGill University’s Law Faculty Advisory Board. She obtained a B.A. (psychology) in 1981 and a BCL/LLB (law) from McGill University in 1985.

    Graham Bagnall

    Graham Bagnall

    Independent Member

    Member since 1986

    Graham Bagnall is a retired Bell/BCE executive. He is also a former MUHC Board member and a member of the Board and Audit Committee of the MUHC Research Institute. Mr. Bagnall is a former Chair of the Board of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation and former Chair of the Dawson College Foundation. He was Chair of the CSCA from 2003 to 2006.

    François Laurin

    François Laurin

    Independent Member

    Member since 2007

    François Laurin joined the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation in 2011. He has extensive experience as a board member of private and public companies and not-for-profit organizations. François Laurin has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Laurentian Bank since August 2015. He is responsible for the Bank's activities in the areas of finance, accounting, treasury, taxation, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, and internal audit. François Laurin is a Fellow of the College of Chartered Accountants (FCPA, FCA) and CFA. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration from McGill University.

    Valérie Gagnon

    Valérie Gagnon

    Independent Member

    Member since 2018

    Valérie Gagnon has held significant leadership roles in both corporate and public sectors as a seasoned human resources and administrative executive. She graduated from Université de Montréal in 1982 with a degree in Industrial Relations and was recognized by the university as a Graduée d’honneur in 2013 and Médaillée d’honneur Faculté des Arts et Sciences in 2014. She has served many complex organizations by helping them achieve their corporate goals by implementing pertinent, consistent HR, administrative goals, programs and action plans. Ms. Gagnon has also been a member of the HR committee of the MCH Foundation since 2015.

     

    Robert Bloom

    Family Advisory Forum Representative

    Member since 2012

     

    Amy Ma

    Family Advisory Forum Representative

    Member since 2015

    Jonathan Amiel

    Jonathan Amiel

    MCH Foundation

    Member since 2015

    Jonathan Amiel joined the Board of Directors of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation in November 2011 and is currently serving as Chair of the Board and Interim Chair of the Human Resources Committee. He is President and CEO of Maroline Distributing Inc., the Canadian wholesale distributor of Sub-Zero and Wolf luxury kitchen appliances. Prior to joining the MCH Foundation’s Board, he served on the Best Care for Children capital campaign cabinet, which raised critical funds for the new MCH at the Glen site. Mr. Amiel attended the Faculty of Law at McGill University from which he graduated in 2002 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations.

    Katrin Nakashima

    Katrin Nakashima

    MCH Foundation

    Member since 2016

    Katrin Nakashima joined the Board of Directors of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation in 2001. She is currently serving as Vice-Chair and Secretary of the Board, as well as Co-Chair of the Investment Committee. She is also a member of the Executive Committee, the Governance Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Young Leaders’ Circle Advisory Board. From May to October 2017, she acted as Interim President. Ms. Nakashima has been an attorney since 1982 and has extensive experience in governance, business law, and investment administration which provides valuable perspective to Boards. She worked as a senior executive for Imasco Limited from 1991 to 2000.

    Non-Voting Members

    Martine Alfonso

    Martine Alfonso

    Associate Executive Director – MUHC

    Member since 2013

    Martine Alfonso worked as a physiotherapist for 14 years before becoming a member of the management team of the Montreal Gingras-Lindsay Rehabilitation Institute in 2003. In 2009, she joined the ranks of the MUHC as Administrative Director of the Neurosciences Mission, which included overseeing clinical activities at the Neuro and the Montreal General Hospital, as well as related ambulatory services. In January 2013, Ms. Alfonso was named Associate Director General of the Montreal Children’s Hospital. In June 2016, she was appointed Associate President and Executive Director of the MUHC, and from October 2016 to June 2018, Ms. Alfonso served the MUHC as Interim President and Executive Director.

    Dr. Gfeller

    Dr. Pierre Gfeller

    MUHC President and Executive Director

    Member since 2018

    Dr. Pierre Gfeller is the President and Executive Director of the McGill University Health Centre. A family physician by training and Master in Business Administration, Dr. Gfeller has been dedicated to hospital administration for the past 20 years. Before joining the MUHC, Dr. Gfeller served in the same capacity at the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l'Île-de-Montréal, where he oversaw the successful integration of hospitals, specialized clinics, CHSLDs and CLSCs and the recruitment of a strong and diverse management team, while balancing the budget. Previously, Dr. Gfeller had also held the role of Executive Director at Sacré-Coeur Hospital.

    Peter Kruyt

    Peter Kruyt

    Chairman – MUHC Board

    Member since 2018

    Mr. Peter Kruyt has been Vice-President of Power Corporation since 1996. He is Chairman of Power Pacific Corporation Limited, a subsidiary of Power Corporation and of Sagard China, one of the Corporation’s equity investment funds. He is Vice-Chairman of Power Energy Corporation and Potentia Renewables Inc. and also serves as a director of Potentia Solar Inc. and Eagle Creek Renewable Energy Inc. He has been Chairman of the Canada China Business Council since 2003 and became a member of the board of directors of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada in 2016. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of the McGill University Health Centre in 2017.

    Renée Vézina

    Renée Vézina 

    President, MCH Foundation

    Member since: 2018

    Renée Vézina has more than 30 years of legal expertise in the Canadian and Quebec commercial real estate industry in terms of negotiation, leasing, management, acquisitions, dispositions, construction and financing. In 2001, she founded the Montreal Real Estate Foundation for Kids. The organization has had a unifying effect in the real estate community as owners, managers, suppliers, professionals, and brokers have been getting together to help young Montrealers in need. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Pro Bono Award by the Canadian Bar Association, given to an attorney who has made an exceptional contribution to the community.

    Terms of Office

    The term of office of members of the CSCA shall be three (3) years.  They shall, however, remain in office, following expiry of their term, until replaced or renewed.

    Frequency of Meetings

    At least eight (8) times a year.

    Board Reporting

    The CSCA must, before March 31 of each year, report to the Board concerning the carrying out of its functions and its resulting opinions.

    Mandate and Responsibilities of the CSCA

    The CSCA, which is responsible to the Board has the following responsibilities and duties to be exercised within the policy and operational framework established by the Board, which framework includes, but is not limited to, organization plan, budgetary envelope, policies, strategic plan and priorities:

    • to monitor, report on, advocate and promote the fulfilment of the MUHC’s mission in relation to children and adolescents in order to ensure that, within the MUHC, the needs of children and adolescents and families are met;
    • to formulate recommendations concerning orientations, priorities, strategic plan, policies and organizational plan with regard to pediatric and adolescent services;
    • to recommend to the Board, the appointment or termination of the associate executive director and senior managers and to review the appointment of clinical staff (physicians, dentists and pharmacists) specific to the mission of the services to children and adolescents;
    • to monitor and report on the pertinence, quality, including complaints management and effectiveness, of services to children and adolescents;
    • to prepare and submit to the Board, operational and capital budgets for services for children and adolescents, and to monitor resource utilization and budget expenditures throughout the year;
    • to promote the provision of adequate resources for appropriate innovative educational and research programs relevant to child and adolescent health;
    • to participate in the process of selection of the Executive Director and other senior staff of the MUHC which are common to services to children and adults;
    • to advise and liaise with all internal structures and management with respect to services to children and adolescents;
    • to monitor the motivation and development of competencies of the personnel working with children and adolescents, and to advise on the action plan for personnel development;
    • to ensure that the community is well informed about the MUHC's mission of services to children and adolescents within the context of the MUHC communications program; and
    • to carry out such other responsibilities as the Board may delegate to it from time to time.

    Council of Non-Clinical Personnel (CNCP)

    Terms of Reference

    Membership

    The Council shall consist of all the non-clinical personnel in the MUHC: Support Services (includes paratechinicals and trades employees), Clerical (includes administrative technicians and administrative professionals) and Management.

    Members
    • Alison Laurin, Non Voting
    • Gina Rizzo, Non Voting
    • Vacant, Clerical- 2155 Guy St.
    • Marlene Vanasse, Clerical - MGH
    • Vacant, Service - MGH
    • Kimberley Maehan Watson, Clerical - RVH
    • Mark-Anthony Dixon, Service - RVH
    • Janie-Man Kao, Clerical - MCH
    • Vacant, Service - MCH
    • Jean Claude Cadeau, Service - MCI
    • Vacant, Clerical - MCI
    • Esther Clarke (President) -Clerical - MNI
    • Armando Rafael, Service - MNI
    • Daphnay Mondelus, Clerical - Lachine
    • Vacant, Service - Lachine
    • Tom Lombardi, Manager
    • Brenda Levine, Manager
    Members of the Executive Committee

    The Executive Committee shall be composed of a total of 15 voting members from the following constituencies:

    • One (1) Support Services Representative including paratechnicals and trades employees from each of the existing 6 sites
    • One (1) Clerical Group Representative including Administrative technicians and non-clinical professionals from each of the 6 sites
    • One (1) Clerical Group Representative including Administrative technicians and non-clinical professionals from 2155 Guy
    • Two (2) Managers to represent MUHC Managers from any site
    • The Director of MUHC Human Resources or delegate, non-voting member
    • MUHC CNCP representative to the Board, non-voting member
    • Invited guests without any voting privileges

    Mandate

    The Council, through the Executive Director, is responsible to the Board for: 

    1. forming, whenever required, the committees needed to assess and improve quality of activities engaged in by any of its members in the MUHC;
    2. making recommendations on the proper distribution of care and services dispensed by its members, taking into account the local conditions of practice required to ensure quality services in the MUHC; 
    3. participating in the preparation of the three year staffing and personnel development action plan 
    4. submitting an Annual Report to the Board of Directors on the carrying out of its functions and its resulting opinions; 
    5. carrying out any other function entrusted to it by the Board of Directors. 

    In accordance with the by-laws of the MUHC, the CNCP is accountable to the Executive Director for giving its opinion on the following matters:

    1. the scientific and technical organization of the MUHC;
    2. the means to be used to assess and maintain the professional standards of its members;
    3. the standards applicable for managers as regards conflict of interest and where applicable exclusivity of office;
    4. the measures to prevent or put an end to the conflict of interest that may arise from the awarding of a contract by the MUHC to a person employed by the MUHC or a person practising a profession in a centre operated by the MUHC or from awarding of a contract by the MUHC to an enterprise in which such a person has a direct or indirect interest; and
    5. any other question brought to its attention by the Executive Director.

    Terms of Office

    The term of office for members of the Executive Committee is for three (3) years and is renewable as long as the member retains the necessary qualifications to be a member of the Executive Committee.

    The terms of office may be extraordinarily extended for a period not greater than one year when, and if, proposed and deemed necessary by a 2/3 majority vote of the members of the Executive Committee present at a meeting of the Executive Committee.

    All members shall remain in office following the expiry of their mandate until they are replaced.

    Frequency of Meetings

    Minimum of ten (10) times per annum.

    Board Reporting

    Submit an annual report to the Board of Director.

    Advisory Council Montreal Neurological Hospital (MNH)

    Terms of Reference

    Membership:

    The Advisory Council shall be composed of the following members: Voting members (16)

    • three representatives, involved primarily in neurological care at the MNH, chosen by and from each of the three professional councils;
    • one person named from among the non-professional staff;
    • one representative from the University, named by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine;
    • two representatives of the MNI, one of whom will be the Director of the MNI and the other named by the MNI Advisory Board;
    • one representative named by the Patients’ Committee representing the MNH;
    • one representative named by the Friends of the Neuro;
    • four co-opted members who are lay persons not employed or retained by the Neuro, two of whom will be connected to the MNH and unaffiliated with the MNI and will be appointed by a nominating committee of the Advisory Council, and two of whom will be unaffiliated with the MNH and will be appointed by the MNI Advisory Board;
    • the Associate Executive Director for the MNH;
    • the Director of Professional Services - MNH;
    • the Director of Nursing- MNH.

    Non-voting  members (2) (Ex-Officio):

    • the Chair or the Vice-Chair and the Executive Director.

    Mandate and Responsibilities 

    The Advisory Council shall report to the Board with regard to the following mandate and responsibilities:

    1. to promote the Neuro mission recognizing the integrated relationship of the Montreal Neurological Hospital/Montreal Neurological Institute;
    2. to provide for a credible voice to advocate for the health needs of its patients and to maintain a strong link with the community;
    3. to monitor the performance of the Neuro mission and the implementation of decisions made by the Board regarding that mission;
    4. to recommend the appointment of the Associate Executive Director of the MNH, senior managers working on site, and review appointments of MNH clinical staff;
    5. to provide advice and make recommendations to the Board on all matters pertaining to the Neuro mission;
    6. to submit an operating and capital budget for the MNH to the MUHC through the Associate Executive Director of the MNH.

    Terms of Office

    To be determined.

    Frequency of Meetings

    To be determined.

    Board Reporting

    The Advisory Council must, before March 31 of each year, report to the Board concerning the carrying out of its functions and its resulting opinions.