Board of Directors / Executive Comittee

Anik Shooner, President

Architect, Menkès Shooner Dagenais Letourneux Architectes

Holder of a degree from the Université de Montréal, Anik Shooner is the founding partner architect of Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes, a firm well known for the quality of its creations. Her practice reflects her engagement towards an architecture that is both responsible and socially aware. That engagement shines through LEED-certified projects such as the Maison du développement durable and the École Polytechnique de Montréal’s Lassonde Pavilions. Anik received the Fellow title from Canada’s Royal Architecture Institute in 2000. Winner of numerous awards, she dedicates herself to projects that define the Montreal of tomorrow while sharing her vision of a human, innovative architecture through a number of lectures to audiences of all ages. She is a member of the SMCQ’s Board of Directors since 2011.

Sylvain Chartier, Vice-President

B. Sc. ing. MBA, IAS.A., Continuum

Sylvain Chartier graduated from École Polytechnique de Montréal with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He also holds an MBA from holds an MBA from École des Hautes Études Commerciales. During his career Sylvain has held positions in manufacturing, petroleum sales and marketing, pharmaceutical/medical and biotech, with increasing responsibilities. In 1991, along with two partners he founded SoluMed Solumed Inc., a pharmaceutical company specializing in formulating, manufacturing and selling topical antiseptics. As President he grew the company to a multimillion business with sales across the globe. In 2008 Solumed was sold to a Fortune 100 company and following the acquisition Sylvain worked for them as International Integration Manager. Over the past several years, Sylvain has taken advantage of a sabbatical to refresh his ideas, perfect his company management skills and is now working on a new biotech start-up in the healthcare industry and also as a Director for a not for profit organisation. In his role as a director Sylvain’s key strengths include strategic planning, sales and marketing expertise and human resources management.

Sylvain Leith, Tresorer

Risk Management Consultant

Jean Pasquero, Secretary

Professor, UQAM, Département de Stratégie et Responsabilité sociale et environnementale.

A full professor of management in the business strategies department at the École des sciences de la gestion (Université du Québec), Jean Pasquero has garnered a number of awards for his work on the relationships between business and society, and gives regular lectures on the topic abroad. A longstanding interest in the arts, and music in particular, led him to take an active place in Québec’s creative milieu. A former president of two scholarly societies, Pasquero has served on the SMCQ’s board of directors since 1995.

Dr. Francine Décary, Administrator

Corporate Director. Formerly President and executive director of Héma-Québec since its founding in 1998, Francine Décary works as both a hematologist and an administrator, holding an MBA in management from the Université de Sherbrooke and a PhD from the University of Amsterdam. Once named “Personality of the Week” by the daily La Presse and “Physician at Heart and in Deed” by the Association des médecins de langue française du Canada, Décary also received the FIODS’s 2002 “Medal for the International Merit of Blood” and the “CSTM Ortho Award” for her contribution to the Canadian blood system in the same year. She is a member of the board of directors for the International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation Inc. (ICCBBA), an international organization, as well as the SMCQ. Dr. Décary’s interest in the arts extends to a love of opera, and, as a result of her many travels, has attended productions all over the world.