New employees and departures

Par Chantal Cleary | avr. 07, 2016

Marie-Jeanne Disant was hired in January as a surveillance plan development agent. Over the last ten years, she has worked with academic organizations and the healthcare system on research and development projects on social inequalities in health, public health, research development, and the aging and health of First Nations and Inuit.


Anne Gagné, a nutritionist, was hired as a nutrition advisor, replacing Alexandra Picard Sioui who left on maternity leave. Ms. Gagné has more than 15 years of experience in public health and has worked for various organizations, including food banks, Dietitians of Canada and the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux. Among her various mandates, she coordinated campaigns for nutrition month for Canada and Quebec and helped develop policies and programs related to healthy lifestyles.


Sophie-Emilie Morissette was hired in February as a social economy advisor, replacing Karine Awashish for the end of her maternity leave. She worked for six years as a project manager for the social economy poles for the Mauricie and national capital regions. She has also worked with various committees on national issues, including a reference framework, business marketing and youths. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Leisure, Culture and Tourism, and wrote her thesis on the contribution of social economy businesses to regional development.


Suzie Nepton will be acting as assistant counsellor to health and social services governance. A Mashteuiatsh Innu, Ms. Nepton has a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a master’s degree in Psychology, in addition to extensive management experience in her community, where she worked for more than 15 years in the Health, Social Services and Leisure Sector. She also rose through the ranks of federal government, holding various positions in Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (national and regional offices) as well as in the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch – Quebec Region.




Alexandra Picard Sioui, nutrition advisor, and Anne P. Savard, secretary, have both left on maternity leave.