Board of directors

Jean Luk Pellerin

President of a consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, merger and acquisition, organizational redesign, talent development and executive coaching. A graduate of Laval University's Bachelor of Industrial Relations and NTL's organizational development program.

André De Montigny

André De Montigny has been active as Vice-President, Business Development and member of the senior management teams of Via Rail, Téléglobe Canada, Vidéotron, CDPQ and Transat. He has realized numerous acquisitions and divestitures in Canada but mostly in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Moreover, he has been responsible for Transat’s strategic...

Sebastien Huynh

Masters Degree in Environment of Bordeaux I University (France), MBA ESG Paris e (France) and graduate of HEC Montréal, title of CPA-CMA. Financial executive with more than 15 years of international experience in Financial Analysis, Corporate Finance and Strategic Planning. Socially involved in several NGOs and interested in international exchanges.

Solange Lavoie Guillemette

As a young retired person, this dynamic woman held the position of Commercial Director in the automotive field and was involved in several organizations.

André Valiquette

Bianca Guillemette

She works as a civil engineering technician for Services exp. in Granby since the end of her training in 1998. She is specialized in urban infrastructure and outdoor development. She carries out the drawing up of the municipal sewerage and aqueduct networks as well as the transposition in profile of...

Diane Roch

Over the past 15 years, Ms. Roch has worked for not for profit foundations and developed a solid expertise in philanthropy, management of foundations and fundraising. Prior to her career in philanthropy, Diane held senior management positions in marketing and communications at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, at Palais des Congrès...

Nicolas Théberge

Nicolas Theberge is a John Molson School of Business alumni with 15 years of sales and marketing experience. Currently living in Calgary with his wife Bri and 2 kids Sebastien and Vincent, Nicolas is the Territory Manager for ResMed, a medical technology company focused on sleep and ventilation products.

Office Team

François-Olivier Théberge

Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal. François-Olivier has a varied professional background: engineering project manager, multidisciplinary team coaching, department director and entrepreneur. He is responsible for bridging the gap between scientists, researchers and other organizations working on ataxias abroad and the Board of Directors.

Francine Lévesque

Francine has been working for more than 40 years as an administrative assistant. She worked for several companies, including a non-profit organization. Mother of a young ataxic, she is well aware of the vagaries of this disease and she has a very great motivation for the advancement of research.

Gabrielle Angiolelli

Gabrielle Megan Angiolelli, has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a specialization in Actuarial Science. She was diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia at the age of 13. Gabrielle enjoys training on her bike, listening to music and cooking. She has graduated university as a fulltime student while completing many actuarial exams...

Advisory committee

Susan Harding

Susan Harding lives in Ottawa and was diagnosed with an unknown SCA in 1992. Her mother and some of her siblings have had it too. In 2017, through a worldwide study called Care4Rare, she was diagnosed with SCA42. She tries to lead an active and healthy lifestyle to slow the...

Sakina Rehmanji

Sakina Rehmanji lives in the GTA in Ontario Canada. She has two teenage boys and one of them has Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA). She brings to the council her almost 10 years of experience dealing and coping with FA. Her son was diagnosed in 2009 and has participated in clinical trial...

Brittany Sommerfield

Brittany Sommerfield live in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has Friedreich’s ataxia. Since her diagnosis in 2007, Brittany has taken part in three clinical trials with her sister. She attended multiple NAF conferences ,FARA symposiums , Philly rideATAXIA events and one CAFA symposium in London Ontario in 2013. Other than her volunteer...

Loiq Fortin

Loiq Fortin is a very enthusiastic young man who likes to work in a team. He’s been jovial since I was young and loves helping people. With ataxia, he tries to show people that there are many ways to look at things

Jessica Laneuville

Jessica has Friedreich’s ataxia. She is first and foremost, the mother of Kélyane 10 years who is in perfect health! She is positive and has been involved in the foundation for 10 years already! His goal on the advisory board is to improve the quality of life of ataxics! She...

André Allard

André Allard is a librarian with a master’s degree in public administration. He was chief librarian at Hôpital Notre-Dame and oversaw documentary services at the University Hospital of Montreal until November 2011. Since then, he has been self-employed and semi-retired. André has a member of his family with ataxia. He...

Brenda Dixon

Brenda was born in Montreal and moved to Vancouver, BC in 1968. She has Friedreich’s Ataxia. Brenda knew of Claude St. Jean Foundation in her last years in Montreal, and she had the pleasure of meeting Claude when he visited Vancouver in the 70’s.