Jacques Dagnault: President
Jacques was diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency at the age of 33. Over the years he was witness to evolving medical treatments such as subcutaneous immunoglobulin therapy which allowed him to travel the world without deleterious effects to his health. Jacques Dagnault based himself on his vast management experience as the Canadian General Manager of an American IT conglomerate to build the CIPO-Québec regional Chapter. In 2012, as president of CIPO-Québec for almost 10 years, Jacques had the foresight to consolidate the organisation to what it is today with a 5 year plan that propelled APIQ as one of the best patient groups in the country.
Martine Allard: Vice-president
Martine is one of the founding members. She was diagnosed with a primary immunodeficiency in her early 20’s, but it has never slowed her down. She is an avid half marathon runner currently training for the full marathon. She has a passion for traveling and learning about different cultures and the history of the areas she visits. Martine works in insurance and will use her great communication skills to advocate for immune deficits at every occasion
Benoît Lapierre: Administrator
Benoit is one of the founding members. His teenage daughter was diagnosed with an immunodeficiency, and he is unwavering about advocating for the needs of family members of patients with immune deficits.
Éric Sanfaçon: Administrator
Éric is also a founding member of the organisation. Having been diagnosed with an immunodeficiency, he is well aware of the challenges facing patients today and leverages those experiences as part of the APIQ team.
Johanne Bouchard: Administrator
Joanne joined the team in 2013 as a patient with a primary immunodeficiency. She has benefited from the support of APIQ throughout the years and wants to increase awareness about APIQ and support the team as a volunteer.
Jean-Philippe Michaud: Administrator
Jean-Philippe has an administration degree, followed by 4 years in a start-up biotech company called Feldan, and 3 years as Manager of Stable Products at Héma-Québec. Jean-Philippe often attended APIQ events when he was representing Héma-Québec and now wish’s to contribute his now how in a different way for the well-being of the immune deficit patients whilst studying for his MBA.
Charles St-Pierre: President of the HAE division
Charles is an entrepreneur, experienced manager, and husband of an HAE type 3 patient. Charles shares his time and know-how for very precise deliverables for the HAE division; increase awareness of HAE with health care professionals to improve care for patients, increase public awareness as well as develop relationships with pharmaceutical companies to increase visibility and HAE notoriety in different communities.
Judith Mailly-MacDougall: Administrator
Mother of 4 children, 2 of which have a primary immunodeficiency. Judith wants to improve the quality of life of patients and their families afflicted by immune deficits. Having been exposed to a bilingual environment, Judith wishes to improve and ensure access to resources for the Anglophone members in Québec.
Geneviève Solomon: Provincial Coordinator
Geneviève joined the team as coordinator in 2015 and has experience in management and social impact and is skilled in leadership and organizing. Genevieve draws her strength from our mission statement, and her patient focus drives her everyday activities within the organization, with members and partners. Sensitive to the improving patient care she also volunteers as she too has close friends living with primary immunodeficiency.
Valérie Joyal: Administrative Assistant
Valérie is happy to be part of the team as our administrative assistant. She has a degree in communication with experience in management and her public relations experience is very helpful for APIQ. Valérie has two sons with a primary immunodeficiency, and therefore contributes to improve the well-being of patients and families by sharing pertinent information or directing members to appropriate resources or programs.