Board of Directors

Marc Rivière MD

Chairman
General Partner & CMO,
TVM Capital Life Sciences

Diane Gosselin PhD, MBA, ASC

President & CEO
CQDM

Monique Lacroix

Country Head, Global Development Operations / Trial Monitoring
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.

Jefferson Tea PhD, MBA

Vice-President, Medical & Scientific Affairs
Takeda Canada Inc.

Jacques Michaud MD

Director
Centre de recherche CHU Ste-Justine

Carole Jabet PhD

Associate Director of Research
Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Louise Proulx PhD, ICD.D

Corporate Director

Observer Members

Martin Doyon ing. PhD

Director, Networking and Industrial Partner Direction
Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of Quebec

MSSS (upcoming)

Guests

François Painchaud

Corporate Secretary
Partner, Robic

Domenic De Luca

Treasurer, Vice-President Finance and Assistant Corporate Secretary
President Managesco Inc.

Advisory Committee

Carole Jabet PhD

Associate Director of Research
Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Cinzia Raponi CPA, CMA

Director, Administration
Research Institute McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Sylvie Cossette CPA, CA

Associate Director of Research
CHU Sainte-Justine

Amy Svotelis PhD

Assistant Director
Centre de recherche du CHUS (CRCHUS) CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS

Stéphane Bolduc MD FRCSC

Deputy-Director of clinical research
CHU de Québec – Université Laval

Chantal Lacasse PhD

Senior Clinical Operations Manager, Clinical Research
AbbVie Corporation

Chantal Melancon

Senior Clinical Research Associate, Clinical Research, Global Medical Division
GSK Canada

Jacqueline Atallah B.Pharm.

Director Clinical Site Management
Pfizer

Luc Feldman MD

Director, International Centre for Therapeutic Research (I.C.T.R.) Canada
Servier

Jefferson Tea PhD, MBA

Vice-President, Medical & Scientific Affairs
Takeda Canada Inc.

Marwan Samia MBA

Associate Director, Clinical Research & Global Clinical Trial Operations – Canada
Merck

George Memari B.Sc.

Budget and Contract Manager
Novartis

David Senac Eng.

Country Study Manager, Country Clinical Operations
Hoffmann-La Roche Limited (Roche Canada)

Dominique Johnson PhD

General Manager, McPeak Sirois

Danika Laberge PMP

General Manager
CATALIS Québec

Observer Members

Martin Doyon ing. PhD

Director, Networking and Industrial Partner Direction
Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of Quebec

Vanessa Claveau B.Sc., MBA

Director, Life Sciences and Foreign Investment
Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of Quebec

MSSS (upcoming)

Management team

Danika Laberge PMP

General Manager of CATALIS Québec
Danika Laberge has over twenty years of experience working in the biopharmaceutical industry and in institutional settings. As a senior project manager with Project Management Professional (PMP) accreditation, she has headed numerous projects, including the Quebec CARTaGENE biobank, where she was the director of clinical operations. Between 2010 and 2017, Danika was in charge of operations at the McConnell Centre for Innovative Medicine at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, a centre specializing in clinical trial management. Danika Laberge helps CATALIS achieve its desired objectives by means of her thorough knowledge of the Quebec clinical research environment, her approach focused on operational excellence, her leadership and her qualities as a manager able to motivate actors in the life science industry.

Isabelle Girard B.Sc.

Communications and Marketing Director
An experienced communications manager, Isabelle Girard has worked as a journalist for several media organizations, including Radio-Canada, TVA and Protégez-Vous. From 2014 to 2018, she was the communications advisor for the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) Research Centre, where she developed a public relations strategy that promoted research. Isabelle joined CATALIS in January 2019. In her role as communications and marketing director, she is responsible for developing a communication plan that will support CATALIS’ vision and make Quebec an international leader in early-stage clinical research. Isabelle is a biologist and journalist by training and is currently pursuing graduate studies at HEC Montréal in management – marketing and brand communication.