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Administration

Carol Bassil Executive Assistant

Carol Bassil

Executive Assistant
514 255-1000 # 283

At the INS Québec since 2011, Carol ensures the smooth administrative operation of General Management. She holds a Master’s degree in Advertising-Artistic Direction and ensures that she maintains excellent relations with customers and partners of the INS Québec.

Fadhila Tafer Accounting technician

Fadhila Tafer

Accounting technician
514 255-1000 # 282

Fadhila holds a Bachelor of Administration and a Certificate of College Studies in Accounting. She currently holds the position of accounting technician in the Administration team. She has several years of experience in diverse sectors of activity, including non-profit organizations, and is resolutely committed to meeting the needs of the administrative structure as well as those of the clients of INS Québec.

Gaëtan Robitaille President and CEO

Gaëtan Robitaille

President and CEO
514 255-1000 # 280

Currently President and CEO, Gaëtan Robitaille has been with INS Québec since October 2010. His in-depth knowledge of Québec and Canadian sports systems is a major asset for the Institut national du sport du Québec. He is set apart by the diverse management experience he has acquired in provincial and Canadian organizations, where he has held various positions such as: chief operating officer at the Coaching Association of Canada, director of external relations at Volunteer Canada, executive director at SPORTSQUÉBEC, and manager of the women’s high performance program at Hockey Canada. Gaëtan holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

Isabelle Rousseau Vice President, Administration

Isabelle Rousseau

Vice President, Administration
514 255-1000 # 252

Isabelle Rousseau joined INS Québec leadership team in September 2016 after being part of the executive team of the Organizing Committee for the Quebec Games – Montreal Summer 2016. She has a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Management Science, management option. She has worked at various organizations and institutions related to economic development, business development and continuing education as a professional and manager. Passionate about sports, she has also contributed to the establishment and management of clubs, federations and sports events.

Marie-France Leduc General Human Resources Advisor

Marie-France Leduc

General Human Resources Advisor
514 210-5754

Since 2012, Marie-France has distinguished herself as Chief of Staff and Communications Director where she juggled her duties as Manager and her duties as Advisor. Now holding a D.E.S.S in Human Resources Management, she wishes to make the shift towards the HR consulting function and participate in the organizational development at INS Québec.

Michelle Robichaud Administrative Services Manager

Michelle Robichaud

Administrative Services Manager
514 255-1000 # 246

Michelle has been managing the administrative services of the Institut national du sport du Québec since August 2013. Originally from the Toronto area, she studied accounting and business management at McGill University and non-profit organization management at Ryerson University, consolidating over 25 years of financial management experience. Passionate about sports, especially running and swimming, she is thrilled to work at a place so inspiring for top athletes and those of the next generation.

Yves Hamelin Vice-president, Performance Services

Yves Hamelin

Vice-president, Performance Services
514 255-1000 # 275

With many years of experience at all levels in the sports system, Yves Hamelin is an experienced manager who knows the key players and operations of the high-performance sports system well. He was a Short-track Speed Skating Coach (from local to national level), then Director of High-Performance and National Short-track Programs at Speed Skating Canada for the Olympic Games in Vancouver (2010) and Sochi (2014). He was also Director of the Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary from 2104-2019 where he managed and coached a multidisciplinary team related to short- and long-track programs and its operations, marketing, communications, events and technology. He then joined the Canadian Equestrian Sports Federation in 2019 where he was CEO when joining the INS Québec.

Communication & Marketing

Claudie-Anne Leblanc Coordinator, Digital Communication & Events

Claudie-Anne Leblanc

Coordinator, Digital Communication & Events
514 255-1000

Claudie-Anne Leblanc has been working in the field of communications for several years and holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from UQÀM. She is currently continuing her training at HEC Montréal in Sports Management. Having held a similar position at Plongeon Québec from 2018 to 2021, she shared her expertise with the provincial federation by managing several provincial and international events and competitions, as well as promoting all members of the community and its achievements through media and digital platforms. Passionate about communication and events, she was involved in 2017 and 2018 in organizing national and international sporting events while living in Australia and New Zealand. From 2014 to 2017, she worked as an Events Manager for an Events Communication Agency where she carried out various mandates for corporate clients.

Jean Gosselin, PRP, APR Director, Communication & Marketing

Jean Gosselin, PRP, APR

Director, Communication & Marketing
514 757-9092 | 514 255-1000 # 243

A certified member of the Canadian Public Relations Society, Jean Gosselin brings a wealth of expertise with him in the fields of corporate communications, public affairs, marketing communications and issues and crisis management communications. He is also recognized for his knowledge of sports marketing and sponsorship. Having started out with a number of sports and recreation organizations, he has enjoyed a successful fourteen-year career within Canada’s largest PR firm, where he was Vice President, Public Affairs at the time of leaving. He subsequently worked at the Canadian Olympic Committee for a 14-month contract focusing on strategic communications, government relations and issue management. Before joining INS Québec in September 2020, he was a freelance consultant in strategic communication since 2012.

Board of Directors

Benoit Huot Board member<br>Member, Auditing Committee

Benoit Huot

Board member
Member, Auditing Committee

He started swimming at 8 years old and became, in the last 2 decades, one of Canada’s most decorated Paralympic athletes with 20 medals in five Paralympic Games. Member of the Canadian national from 1998 to 2018, he won 32 medals in six World Championships, lowering more than 60 world records in his category. Benoit is always involved in various causes involving youth, healthy living, physical activity and sport. He is an ambassador for Right to Play and Jumpstart Foundation. Member of the Order of Canada and Knight of the Order of Quebec, his biggest dreams are to help our youth by inspiring them to look beyond their own boundaries and motivate anyone who aims to realize their dreams. He does it well by sharing his passion for life. Board member since 20169

Bernard Petiot Board Member<br>Chair, Human Resources Committee

Bernard Petiot

Board Member
Chair, Human Resources Committee

Mr. Bernard Petiot was coach at the esteemed Gymnix club in Montreal from 1980 to 1998 and contributed to the development of some of our best Canadian gymnasts. He has also provided gymnastics analysis for Radio-Canada on numerous occasions during the Olympic Games. He is currently Vice-President of Casting and Performance and Creative Content at Cirque du Soleil. He holds a master’s degree in physical education studies and a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Laval University. Board member since 2016.

Emilie Bundock Board member<br>Member, Governance Committee

Emilie Bundock

Board member
Member, Governance Committee

A lawyer by profession, Emilie Bundock is a partner with the firm of Fasken. She practises primarily in the areas of environmental and indigenous law, and assists clients in matters of ethics compliance and government relations. She also has several years of experience as a director in various organizations. Passionate about physical activity from a young age, she has boundless admiration for high-perfrormance athletes.

Francine Champoux Board member<br>Member, Governance Committee

Francine Champoux

Board member
Member, Governance Committee

President and partner at Strataide, Mrs. Champoux is responsible for all services offered related to strategic planning, executive coaching, research of strategic partnerships and supporting foreign leaders and investors, in addition to ensuring the successful delivery of the various mandates entrusted to the firm. A seasoned strategist and accomplished businesswoman, she is well known in the business community in Montreal. In 2005, she founded Strataide, where for more than 12 years she has worked on the success of a multitude of special projects, always inspired by a spirit of sustainable economic development and societal impact. General Manager of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation for many years, she boasts extensive expertise in philanthropy, both strategically and organizationally, and has an impressive network of contacts across the many spheres of the business world.

François Racine Board Member<br>Chair, Governance Committee<br>Member, Auditing Committee

François Racine

Board Member
Chair, Governance Committee
Member, Auditing Committee

A lawyer by training, he first practiced his profession for five years in private practice, first in Sherbrooke and then in Montreal. He then made civil and commercial litigation one of his specialties. In 2006, he joined Loto-Québec’s Corporate Management, Legal Affairs, and is dedicated to the negotiation, drafting, review and compliance with contracts of all kinds relating to the corporation’s activities. Since 2018, he has held the position of Director of the Corporate Secretariat, where he directs the resources assigned to support the Board of Directors and the application of applicable governance rules, as well as the management of access to information requests, the application of rules of ethics and the adoption and revision of operational policies. Board member since 2014.

Jean R. Dupré Chair of the Board

Jean R. Dupré

Chair of the Board

President and CEO of the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal since June 2012, Mr. Dupré has worked in nonprofit management, project planning and organizational management for 30 years. Mr. Dupré was Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) after being Director General of Speed ​​Skating Canada for 15 years. Under his leadership, the largest sports organization in the country received the highest international acknowledgement in sports, the International Olympic Committee Sporting Excellence Award. A Board of Directors member of the COC for 20 years, he has extensive knowledge of the Olympic and Paralympic movement. Mr. Dupré was also responsible for the implementation of the Own the Podium program as a member of the Management and Implementation Committee. Following a ministerial appointment in 2012, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.

Jean-Philippe Normandeau Board Member<br>Member, Auditing Committee

Jean-Philippe Normandeau

Board Member
Member, Auditing Committee

Prior to joining Incendo, Jean-Philippe served as General Manager, Financing and Tax Credits at Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec (SODEC), where he was responsible for the merchant bank portfolio and the administration of cultural tax credits. As a seasoned executive, he oversaw international development activities for Quebec’s television industry and promoted Quebec’s tax incentives to Hollywood film studios. His accomplishments at SODEC also include setting up the Fonds Capital Culture Québec and revitalizing the collective voice of the Quebec television industry with Espace Québec. Before leaving the public sector, he was President of the Association of Provincial Funding Agencies and co-chaired the National Tax Credit Committee. Having majored in international finance and management at HEC Montréal, Jean-Philippe worked as an economic advisor specializing in fiscal and budgetary policy in the office of the Quebec Minister of Finance before joining SODEC in 2006.

Marie Pinsonneault Board member<br>Member, Human Resources Committee

Marie Pinsonneault

Board member
Member, Human Resources Committee

Madame Pinsonneault is President of Optimum Talent, Eastern Canada. Leader and distinguished businesswoman, Marie Pinsonneault is known for her leadership, her contagious energy and her innovative spirit. With nearly 35 years of solid business experience in Montreal, she has more specifically been working in human resources and talent consulting since 2006. She previously managed an array of companies and business units in media and intellectual property and held various executive roles with several renowned organizations. In 1984, she founded her own business Intelpro, specializing in database and digital information, which was subsequently acquired by Thomson Corp. in 1991. She remained an executive at the organization until 1997. She then took on various leadership roles in the media industry, including the position of New Media and Business Development Executive Director at Radio-Canada.

Mélanie Marois Board member<br>Member, Human Resources Committee<br>Member, Governance Committee

Mélanie Marois

Board member
Member, Human Resources Committee
Member, Governance Committee

Mélanie Marois has been with Desjardins since 2012 and is currently Director of Operational Performance, Human Resources and Communications. Owing to her broad professional experience, her skills include strategic and management support, information security (including data protection), project management and deployment of technology solutions, process management, operational risk management, communications and human resources. In addition, she holds a management coaching qualification, an MBA in business management and a specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in public relations.

She has been active in the sports world on several fronts. She was a reporter and host at RDS for several years and was a member of Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium at the Vancouver and London Olympic Games. Her professional tennis career has been instrumental in shaping her as a person and her ability to see the good side of every situation. She has also had the opportunity to gain diverse insight as an athlete representative on the Conseil du sport de haut niveau de Québec (now Excellence Sportive Québec-Lévis) and as Vice-President on the Board of Directors of the Laval University tennis club.

Nathalie Joncas, FICA, FSA, ASC Board Member<br>Chair, Auditing Committee

Nathalie Joncas, FICA, FSA, ASC

Board Member
Chair, Auditing Committee

As an actuary and director, Nathalie Joncas advises the Executive Committee of the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN) and its affiliated organizations on their strategic policies in regard to financial matters. She has over 30 years of experience as an actuarial consultant. She began her career at the consulting firm MLH A in 1989, where she specialized in pension plans. In 1995, she joined CSN where she became a senior consultant on pension and social program funding issues. In 2005, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan and was involved in all stages of its implementation. She continues to serve as Vice-Chair of the Board. Since 2008, she has been a member of the Working Party on Private Pensions of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In 2019, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of Retraite Québec. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries. She also holds the designation of Administratrice de sociétés certifiée (ASC).

Yann Paquet Board member<br>Member, Human Resources Committee<br>Member, Governance Committee

Yann Paquet

Board member
Member, Human Resources Committee
Member, Governance Committee

For more than 20 years, Yann Paquet has worked in the media sector, where he is well-known for his leadership, his sense of innovation and his many achievements. He is currently Vice-President for Strategy and International Business at Québecor Content. He oversees the acquisition of foreign programs, the development of cinema in Quebec, international distribution and the financing of programs for all Groupe TVA channels and Vidéotron platforms. Yann also worked for Radio-Canada for almost ten years. After starting out as a sports journalist, he was one of the architects of the public broadcaster’s digital division, where he was responsible for the sports department. He also launched the Radio-Canada/CBC Amateur Sports website and has coordinated coverage of many major sporting events, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Canada Games, and numerous world championships and world cups in various disciplines. Yann holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Journalism from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and a graduate degree in International Journalism from Université Laval and the École supérieure de journalisme in Lille, France.

Operations

Caroline Veyre Agent, Reception

Caroline Veyre

Agent, Reception
514 255-1000 # 104
Cecilia Garcia Agent, Reception

Cecilia Garcia

Agent, Reception
514 255-1000 # 104
Félix Blaquière Agent, Reception

Félix Blaquière

Agent, Reception
514 255-1000 # 104
Félix Mercier-Ross Agent, Reception

Félix Mercier-Ross

Agent, Reception
514 255-1000 # 104
Hanna Yurchyk Agent, Reception

Hanna Yurchyk

Agent, Reception
514 255-1000 # 104
Hicham Boufekane Agent, Reception

Hicham Boufekane

Agent, Reception
514 255-1000 # 104
Josée Dagenais Supervisor, Operations

Josée Dagenais

Supervisor, Operations
514 255-1000 # 255

With INS Québec since 2010, Josée has been involved in high-level sports for over 30 years. From her experience as a manager of a national training centre, she understands the importance of detail in the performance of athletes and therefore ensures that the training areas of INS Québec meet the standards of excellence and that the environment is conducive to the development of users’ full potential.

Mathilde Chamussy Facility monitor

Mathilde Chamussy

Facility monitor
514 255-1000 # 281

Mathilde has been a member of the INS Québec team since 2017. With experience in customer service as a waitress, she appreciates the human contact that her work allows. She is resourceful and entrepreneurial, and she is excited about the challenges offered by her position as a facility supervisor. She has always had an interest in sports, and her commitment to volleyball teams during her school years reflects this passion that binds her to the INS Québec. She is currently an art student at Université du Québec à Montréal.

Sarah Bergeron Coordinator, Operations

Sarah Bergeron

Coordinator, Operations
514 255-1000 # 226

With a Bachelor’s of International Relations, Sarah gained experience in the sports community by working for 4 years at the Calgary Olympic Ring as a Customer Service Supervisor. Passionate about sports, she feels privileged to pursue her career at INS Québec as an Operations Coordinator since 2014.

Performance Services

Anne-Marie Durnin Director of Excellence Programs and Education

Anne-Marie Durnin

Director of Excellence Programs and Education
514 255-1000

Anne-Marie Durnin joins the INSQuébec management team in September 2020. She is back at the Institute after having held the position of Supervisor, Athlete Services and Training Groups from 2009 to 2014. In 20 years of career, she has contributed to the success of numerous events, notably as director of the Jeux de la francophonie canadienne and manager of the World Junior Hockey Championship. She has also guided the creation and restructuring of various sports and educational organizations.

Caroline Truchon Advisor, high-performance sport

Caroline Truchon

Advisor, high-performance sport
514 255-1000 # 224

A short track speed skating athlete for more than 20 years, including five years on the national team, Caroline has competed in several World Cups and World Championships. Retired since June 2015, she joined INS Québec in May 2015. Caroline has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and International Law from UQAM and a Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS) in Sports Management at HEC Montreal.

Geneviève Houle Education and development services, Advisor

Geneviève Houle

Education and development services, Advisor
514 255-1000 # 238

Geneviève joined INS Québec team in January 2018. Her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and her diverse education in the NCCP program led her to be a coach in softball, tennis and badminton. She has combined being a coach with being an athlete in softball and tennis. Passionate about sports and athlete development, she loves working as a team, so working with coaches is something that interests her very much.

Louise Kairns Advisor, high-performance sport

Louise Kairns

Advisor, high-performance sport
514 255-1000 # 220

Technical director of Plongeon Québec from 2005 to 2009, Louise has greatly contributed to the development of sports in the regions of Quebec by establishing numerous development programs. The diversity of her experience in the world of sports is considerable having been involved in various ways, including coaching and event management, but also in masso-kinesitherapy for more than 10 years. Louise has also participated in numerous major sporting events as a massage therapist, including the 2017, 2015 and 2005 Aquatic World Championships as well as the Rio Olympic Games.

Lu Bonnet Advisor, high-performance sport

Lu Bonnet

Advisor, high-performance sport
514 255-1000 # 223

Having a sports background as a national and international athlete and coach, Lu’s knowledge and experience in the field of high-performance sports are considerable. Prior to joining INS Québec, he was an athlete marketing consultant for the Canadian Olympic Committee. He has also been involved in athlete development through the coordination of the National Fencing Federation’s high-performance program as well as the coaching of university badminton athletes.

Martin Roy Pathway to Excellence Advisor

Martin Roy

Pathway to Excellence Advisor
514 255-1000 # 204

With a background in community recreation and leadership, administration and human resources, Martin Roy brings to INS Québec a solid experience in the management and coordination of programs acquired in the education sector and in the Québec sports system. In addition, he has completed several courses from the National Coaching Certification Program which he has used as a coach at various levels in football, flag football and touch football over the past 30 years.

Yves Hamelin Vice-president, Performance Services

Yves Hamelin

Vice-president, Performance Services
514 255-1000 # 275

With many years of experience at all levels in the sports system, Yves Hamelin is an experienced manager who knows the key players and operations of the high-performance sports system well. He was a Short-track Speed Skating Coach (from local to national level), then Director of High-Performance and National Short-track Programs at Speed Skating Canada for the Olympic Games in Vancouver (2010) and Sochi (2014). He was also Director of the Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary from 2104-2019 where he managed and coached a multidisciplinary team related to short- and long-track programs and its operations, marketing, communications, events and technology. He then joined the Canadian Equestrian Sports Federation in 2019 where he was CEO when joining the INS Québec.

Sports Medicine Clinic

Alain Bellemare Massage Therapist

Alain Bellemare

Massage Therapist
514 255-1000 # 301
Alexandra Lafrance Physiotherapist

Alexandra Lafrance

Physiotherapist
514 255-1000 # 301

Alexandra Lafrance has been active in high-level sports since her studies in kinesiology at McGill University. In addition to working with the Canadian Olympic Handball Federation, Alexandra was an integral part of the physiotherapist team at McGill University after earning her Master’s degree at the University of Ottawa in 2013. She has worked with several university sports, including American football, soccer, hockey, basketball and lacrosse. She joined INS Québec in 2019 with the short track speed skating development team. She is pursuing studies in manual physical therapy and is a candidate for the Canadian Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy.

Alexia de Macar, Ph.D. Nutritionist

Alexia de Macar, Ph.D.

Nutritionist
514 255-1000 # 301

A nutritionist since 2005, Alexia has worked in several high-level sports and artistic environments for over a decade. Alexia holds a Ph.D. in sports nutrition from the Université de Montréal and has shown a strong interest in science and research. In addition to collaborating with INS Québec for many years, Alexia has also worked with Cirque du Soleil artists since 2006, with whom she was responsible for developing the eating disorder intervention protocol. She thus has leading-edge expertise with elite athletes with eating disorders. Alexia is also an experienced and dynamic speaker, regularly requested for sports and scientific events. Alexia advocates a personalized approach, where the athlete is an integral part of the process and for which an interdisciplinary effort is essential.

Antoine Léger Physiotherapist

Antoine Léger

Physiotherapist
514 255-1000 # 301

With a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from the Université de Montréal, Antoine worked in a private clinic for 2 years before joining the INS Québec team in 2019, where he works primarily with the short track speed skating development team. In the past, he has also worked with the McGill baseball team and the Rugby Club de Montréal. Very interested in sports, Antoine has trained in the evaluation and treatment of running-related injuries and is currently pursuing his training in manual physical therapy.

Ariane Lavigne Nutritionist

Ariane Lavigne

Nutritionist
514 255-1000 # 301

Ariane holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Université de Montréal and has been a nutritionist since 2008. She wanted to expand her knowledge in athletic performance and obtained a specialization diploma in sports nutrition with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Always striving to excel, she combines her profession with her great passion: alpine snowboarding. She knows the reality of elite sports, being a former athlete of the Canadian Alpine and Olympian Snowboard Team who performed at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. Passionate about sports, she works with an active clientele and high-performance athletes. Her goal is to help each client and athlete to develop their full potential, by adapting their diet to their individual reality.

Brian Li Physiotherapist

Brian Li

Physiotherapist
514 255-1000 # 301

Brian completed a master’s degree in physiotherapy at McGill University in 2015. After three years of experience working in private clinics, Brian joined INS Quebec in June 2018 as the physiotherapist for the national boxing team. Previously he had followed soccer, hockey, and football teams at university, cégep, and inter-city levels. He worked as the lead therapist for soccer and track teams at the 2017 Maccabiah games in Israel.

Catherine Naulleau, Dt. P., M.Sc. Nutritionist

Catherine Naulleau, Dt. P., M.Sc.

Nutritionist
514 255-1000 # 301

Catherine holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nutrition from the Université de Montréal. A former elite rowing athlete, she regularly had to lose a few pounds to “make weight,” leading to her interest in nutrition and a career. For more than 12 years, she has worked with elite athletes and active individuals, specializing in combat sports and weight classes. She is currently working with the national judo and artistic swimming team. Always in need of innovation, in addition to being very curious and critical, Catherine continues her passion in her doctoral studies at the Université de Sherbrooke to optimize fast weight loss techniques in combat sports.

Chantal Bédard Agent, Medical Clinic

Chantal Bédard

Agent, Medical Clinic
514 255-1000 # 301
Charlotte Jacquemin Doctor

Charlotte Jacquemin

Doctor
514 255-1000 # 301

A 2016 graduate in family medicine from Université de Montréal, Dr. Charlotte Jacquemin completed her training in sports medicine at McGill University, and thereafter obtained her sports medicine degree from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercice Medicine. Since then, she practises both sports medicine and family medicine. As a former athlete in track and field and downhill skiing, she has an interest in endurance and sliding sports.

David Martin TBI Neuro-Rehabilitation Kinesiologist

David Martin

TBI Neuro-Rehabilitation Kinesiologist
514 255-1000 # 301

A graduate of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in Kinesiology and an accredited member of the Fédération des Kinésiologues du Québec, David has been in the field of physical training for 20 years now. In the last few years, he has developed a strong expertise in physical reactivation, helping clients who have suffered concussions from motor accidents and high performance athletics, as well as clients who simply enjoy working out. For 5 years, David has been working with INS Québec to help athletes in their return to sport following the consequences of a concussion.

Émilie Turner Physiotherapist

Émilie Turner

Physiotherapist
514 255-1000 # 301

A graduate of McGill University in kinesiology, Émilie went on to complete her masters in physiotherapy at Université de Montréal. She made her debut at INS Québec in 2015 with the national team of boccia and recently joined the development team in short track speed skating. She is studying manual therapy and is a candidate for the Canadian certificate in sports physiotherapy.

Erik Sesbreno Lead, Sport Nutrition

Erik Sesbreno

Lead, Sport Nutrition
514 255-1000 # 301

Erik Sesbreno is nutrition lead at the Institut National du Sport du Quebec. He works with targeted athletes and coaches to develop and deliver world-class nutrition support in the daily training environment and develop evidence-based nutrition plans focused on the needs of the sport and the athlete. He also conducts and collaborates in research and innovation projects to further the discipline. He is an International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) level 3 anthropometrist and has developed proficiency at using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and surface anthropometry for assessing and monitoring body composition changes in high performance athletes.

Evelyne Telmosse Nutritionist

Evelyne Telmosse

Nutritionist
514 255-1000

Following her degree at the Université de Montréal in Nutrition, Evelyne has continue her studies. She is currently pursuing her Master’s studies in Physical Activity Science at the École de kinésiologie et des sciences de l’activité physique (ÉKSAP) of the Université de Montréal. In addition to working at INS Québec, she also works in a private clinic and supports Sports-Study programs, such as cycling and soccer. Since 2019, she has worked as a Research Assistant in an exercise physiology laboratory and continues to be impressed by the power that food has on health, well-being and performance. Finally, Evelyne’s goal is to improve the daily lives of the clients and athletes she meets, one bite at a time.

Félix Croteau, M. Sc. PT, Ph. D. (c), SPC Dip Physiotherapist

Félix Croteau, M. Sc. PT, Ph. D. (c), SPC Dip

Physiotherapist
514 255-1000 # 301

Having graduate from McGill with a master’s in physiotherapy in 2011, as well as obtaining a diploma in sports physiotherapy, Felix joined the Institut’s team in 2015. He mainly works with our national women’s water polo team, with whom he has been to three world championships and two panamerican games. Since 2016, Felix is pursuing a PhD in the management of shoulder injuries with a special interest in the measurement of physical risk factors and quantifying training loads.

France Lamoureux Physiotherapist

France Lamoureux

Physiotherapist
514 255-1000 # 301

France graduated from the Université de Montréal in physiotherapy in 1989. She began her practice in 1989 as a physiotherapist at the Physiothérapie du Sport du Québec clinic. Regularly called to work with Olympic athletes and athletes of all levels and disciplines, she has developed expertise in the field of sports physiotherapy over the course of 30 years. She became an osteopath in 1998, graduating from the Centre Ostéopathique du Québec, where she has taught for 18 years.

Gabrielle Ostiguy Doctor

Gabrielle Ostiguy

Doctor
514 255-1000 # 301

Dr. Ostiguy holds a doctorate in family medicine from Université de Laval in 2014, completed her fellowship in sports medicine at McGill in 2015 and obtained a sports medicine degree from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine the same year. An active member of the Institute’s medical team since 2016, Dr. Ostiguy is, among other things, a physician for the Concordia men’s hockey team, the national judo team and the Canadian Regional Training Centre (CRCE) for short track speed skating. Former road cycling athlete, Dr. Ostiguy is passionate about competitive sports.

Jean Sébastien Rondeau Sport Therapist

Jean Sébastien Rondeau

Sport Therapist
514 255-1000 # 301

Holder of a bachelor’s degree in athletic therapy from Concordia University and now in his fifth year of osteopathic study, Jean-Sébastien recently joined INS as a multisports therapist after having spent five years as head therapist at the Montreal Impact. Passionate about biomechanics, his therapeutic approach is based as much on manual therapy as on movement therapy.

Jennifer Maisonneuve Massage therapist

Jennifer Maisonneuve

Massage therapist
514 255-1000 # 301
Jonathan Deslauriers, Ph.D. Neuropsychologist

Jonathan Deslauriers, Ph.D.

Neuropsychologist
514 255-1000 # 301

A graduate in Neuropsychology from the Université de Montréal (Ph.D. Psychology R/I, neuropsychology option), he has been conducting assessments of children, adults and the elderly since 2014. He is currently acting as a consultant for the Institut national du sport du Québec in the management of concussions in high-level athletes. In addition to a subspecialization in sports neuropsychology (concussion), he also has expertise in attentional disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and issues related to aging.

Josée Rainville Doctor

Josée Rainville

Doctor
514 255-1000 # 301

With a bachelor’s in physiotherapy from Université de Laval and a doctorate in family medicine from Université de Montréal, Dr. Rainville holds a diploma in sports medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine. Having worked as a sports physiotherapist in Texas and in California at the beginning of her career, Dr. Rainville is an emergency physician at the CHUM since 2003. She is a clinical instructor at the Université de Montréal and works with the Carabins as a sports physician. Involved at the INS Québec clinic since 2007, Dr. Rainville has worked with the synchronized

Josiane Roberge Lead, Physiotherapist

Josiane Roberge

Lead, Physiotherapist
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Josiane graduated from Université de Laval in physiotherapy in 1993. She holds a degree in sports physiotherapy and is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Physiotherapy, FCAMPT. She is also a manual therapy teacher with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. At INS Québec, Josiane accompanies and works mainly with the national figure skating team but is also involved with several other sports. In 2017, she was part of the Canadian medical team at the Universiade which took place in Taiwan.

Kathleen Smith Physiotherapist

Kathleen Smith

Physiotherapist
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Kathleen completed her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at McGill University in 2009. During her studies she worked with the Varsity Women`s Soccer Team. Upon graduation, she worked for 5 years in a private sports medicine clinic before joining the team at INS Québec in 2014 as the team therapist for the Senior National Artistic Swimming Team. Since then, she has also joined the Integrated Support Team for the Paraswimming High Performance Centre and works with a multisport clientele at the INS Québec clinic. Kathleen completed her Diploma of Sports Physiotherapy in 2018 and continues to work towards her fellowship of manipulative therapy (FCAMPT), having completed the intermediate exam in 2019.

Luc De Garie Doctor

Luc De Garie

Doctor
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After several years of competing as a freestyle ski athlete, Dr Luc De Garie worked as a coach (PNCE certified level 2 and theoretical level 3) from 1995 to 2002. At the same time, he began training in kinesiology (84 credits) and then transferred in physiotherapy. After graduating in physiotherapy in 2001, he completed a master’s degree in rehabilitation (running biomechanics) in 2006. Dr De Garie followed several sports teams as a physiotherapist from 2001 to 2012, then he returned to university in 2012 to pursue his medical studies at McGill University in 2016, as well as his family medicine residency at the University of Montreal in 2018. He was part of the Ironman Mont-Tremblant medical team in 2015 to 2018 and the Montreal Marathon in 2018. Dr De Garie practices family medicine at the GMF-R Center Médical Laval, does locomotor clinical teaching at the GMF-U du Marigot, as well as sports medicine, including techniques with ultrasound guidance, at the Sports Medicine Evolution clinic in Terrebonne. Dr De Garie is also the president of the Association Québécoise des Médecins du Sport et de l’exercice (AQMSE).

Marie-Anne Léveillé Physiotherapist

Marie-Anne Léveillé

Physiotherapist
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Holding a Master’s in Physiotherapy from the Université de Montréal earned in 2016, Marie-Anne joined the Institut national du sport du Québec team in 2019. Certified in sport physiotherapy, Marie-Anne has been involved for several years with the Carabins women’s volleyball team at the Université de Montréal. She has also worked with athletes from various sports disciplines such as soccer, gymnastics, taekwondo and artistic swimming. She completed her Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy in 2019. She is currently pursuing her studies in manual physical therapy.

Martin Fréchette Sports Nutritionist

Martin Fréchette

Sports Nutritionist
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Martin Fréchette holds a master’s degree in nutrition from the faculty of medicine of Université de Montréal. In addition to being an accredited nutritionist at INS Québec and at the Excellence Sportive Sherbrooke regional multi-sports training centre, Martin is a co-holder of the nutrition module of the advanced coaching diploma of the national coaching certification program. He is also a lecturer at Université de Sherbrooke and Bishop’s University. In 2013, he held the position of Director of Food Services at the Canada Games which took place in Sherbrooke.

Mickey Moroz Doctor

Mickey Moroz

Doctor
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Dr Mickey Moroz received his Medical Degree in 2016 from McGill University, then continued his studies at McGill, having completed his residency in family medicine in 2018. He then continued his studies at the University of Ottawa and has completed his Fellowship training in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2019. He is currently board certified as a Sport and Exercise Physician and Family Physician in Canada. Dr. Moroz has been trained and has expertise in the use of ultrasound guidance for clinical procedures, injections and for diagnostic purposes. He currently works with McGill University varsity sports teams. Dr Moroz aims to help his patients to pursue their love of athletics throughout their lives, from young people to senior athletes, and has a particular interest in injury prevention.

Pascale Couillard Medical Secretary

Pascale Couillard

Medical Secretary
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Suzanne Leclerc Director, Sport Medicine

Suzanne Leclerc

Director, Sport Medicine
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A member of the Institut national du sport du Québec team since 2011, Dr. Suzanne Leclerc is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine. She also holds a Certificate of Additional Proficiency in Sport and Exercise Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She completed a doctorate at McGill University on sports-related concussions. Dr. Leclerc is still involved in research on concussions and has collaborated on various publications and conferences on the issue of concussions in sports and other sports medicine-related topics. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Université de Montréal. She teaches the musculoskeletal exam to family medicine residents and teaches nurse practitioners at the Université de Montréal. Dr. Leclerc practises sports medicine at the medical and sports clinic of the Institut national du sport du Québec.

Dr. Leclerc has been involved with various national teams since 1998. She was the physician for the national women’s hockey team from 1998 to 2005, and was a physician for their team in 2002 at the Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games. She was the Chief Medical Officer of the national short track speed skating team from 2003 to 2018 and was involved in supporting the team at the 2006, 2010 and 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Dr. Leclerc has been the physician of the women’s national water polo team since 2007 and of the men’s team since 2018. She was part of the medical team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and several Panamerican games (2011, 2015 and 2019).

Dr. Leclerc has contributed to many sports organizations, having previously held the positions of Chair of the CMSQ (Conseil de Médecine du sport du Québec) and Chair of the AQMS (Association québécoise de médecine du sport). Dr. Leclerc continues to meet the challenges and engage with various committees at the national level. She sits on the national committee for the degree in sports medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Sport science

Alain Delorme Lead Strength and Conditioning

Alain Delorme

Lead Strength and Conditioning
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Alain Delorme has been contributing to the strength and conditioning coaching of athletes and supporting coaches and sports teams for more than 30 years. He is currently the supervisor of the Lead Strength and Conditioning at INS Québec and oversees the strength and conditioning of the men’s and women’s national water polo and artistic swimming teams. He also plans and coordinates the gradual return to stress processes for athletes enrolled in a particular process of rehabilitation.

A physical education graduate of McGill University, he has had the opportunity to contribute to the strength and conditioning of many athletes and national, regional and international sports programs, including the national and provincial volleyball, hockey, speed skating, alpine skiing, taekwondo, swimming, diving and synchronized swimming teams. He was also a member of applied research teams in chronic pain and participated in health intervention groups specializing in the gradual return to stress processes after a head trauma and orthopedic injuries.

Alexandre Clark Strength and Conditioning

Alexandre Clark

Strength and Conditioning
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Alix Renaud-Roy Strength and Conditioning

Alix Renaud-Roy

Strength and Conditioning
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A former judo national team athlete, Alix joined the Institut national du sport du Québec team as a strength and conditioning coach in January 2019. She holds a Master’s degree in Kinesiology, strength and conditioning profile and coaches individual sport athletes at national and international level.

Amélie Soulard, Ph.D. Mental Performance consultant

Amélie Soulard, Ph.D.

Mental Performance consultant
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Amélie Soulard holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the Université de Sherbrooke (2016) and a Master’s in Sport Psychology, Pedagogy and Intervention from the University of Ottawa (2003). She has been supporting athletes in their mental preparation at the Espoir, Relève, Élite et Excellence levels since 2010. Specialized in performance psychology, she is affiliated with Excellence Sportive Sherbrooke and the Institut national du sport du Québec. She is a post-doctoral student at the Centre RBC d’expertise en santé mentale for children, adolescents and young adults at the Université de Sherbrooke. At INS Québec, Amélie works, among other things, as a mental coach with the para-swimming and boccia groups and is involved as a provider in the Advanced Coaching Diploma.

David Jeker Research and Innovation Advisor

David Jeker

Research and Innovation Advisor
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Holder of a Master’s degree in Movement and Sports science at the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland, David is completing a Doctorate in Physical Activity Science at the Université de Sherbrooke, where he is mainly interested in hydration. David is a professional trainer as well as a top-level trail running athlete. He notably represented Canada twice at the Trail World Championships.

Evelyne Dubé Medical and scientific technical advisor

Evelyne Dubé

Medical and scientific technical advisor
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Holding a master’s degree in physical activity sciences (biomechanics), Evelyne joined the INS Québec team in 2014 first as a receptionist and facilities manager on the weekend, then as interim science support coordinator. She works closely with various stakeholders to provide scientific support services for high-performance sports.

François Bieuzen, Ph. D. Exercice Physiologist

François Bieuzen, Ph. D.

Exercice Physiologist
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Holder of a doctorate in the sciences of physical activity, François Bieuzen joined INS Québec in 2016 after 12 years at INSEP in France. A recovery specialist (sleep, recovery strategies and tools), he advises high-performance training group on fatigue management, training load and injury prevention initiatives. He also pursues research activities with various Canadian and foreign collaborators.

François Raymond Strength and Conditioning

François Raymond

Strength and Conditioning
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With a Master’s in Kinesiology, François joined INS Québec in 2014. With a diverse sports background and extensive practical experience, he is a strength and conditioning coach for both local and national sports. He ensures that athletes’ performances are improved and that their training load is monitored. Training and sports competition are still part of Francis’s daily life, both professionally and personally.

Guy Thibault, Ph.D. Director, Sport Science

Guy Thibault, Ph.D.

Director, Sport Science
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In addition to his role at INS Québec, Guy is an associate professor at the School of Kinesiology and Physical Activity Sciences of the Université de Montréal. Co-founder of “Savoir-Sport”, an online platform that provides scientific information in French for coaches working with high-performance athletes, he is considered an experienced coaching advisor and trainer. He writes training articles for a number of Québec and international magazines and often holds conferences on physical activity and health, as well as on high-performance athlete training. He has edited and co-edited sports policies in both Québec and Canada, including the 2002 and the 2012 Canadian Sport Policy.

Julien Clément, Ph. D., M. Sc. A., Ing. Performance Analyst

Julien Clément, Ph. D., M. Sc. A., Ing.

Performance Analyst
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With a masters in health technology and a doctorate in biomechanical engineering, Julien has developed over the past 10 years an expertise in 3D motion analysis, functional assessment of the upper and lower limbs, and musculoskeletal modelling. He is passionate about developing new assessment tools, and wants to apply them to improve athlete performance. Julien is a lecturer at ÉTS where he teaches mechanical design as well as anatomy and human physiology. He has practised judo for over 10 years and regularly practises running, volleyball, climbing and yoga.

Kevin Roux Strength and Conditioning

Kevin Roux

Strength and Conditioning
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With a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology and a specialization in sports coaching, Kevin has worked with several national and international athletes over the past decade. His sense of organization and ease of communication and building trusting relationships allows him to support and influence the coaches and athletes assigned to him. Kevin works with the national short track speed skating team and has recently begun steps to earn a master’s degree.

Mathieu Charbonneau Sport Biomecanist

Mathieu Charbonneau

Sport Biomecanist
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Mathieu joined INS Québec in 2009. He holds a master’s degree in physical activity sciences (biomechanics) from Université de Montréal and has 15 years of experience in movement and performance analysis. He is interested in measuring performance on the field during competitions or in intense training. He is always looking to develop measurement tools and methods to better understand athletes: how do they produce their performance and how do they adapt after training?

Myriam Paquette, PhD Exercise Physiologist

Myriam Paquette, PhD

Exercise Physiologist
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Doctor of Exercise physiology and holder of a Master’s in Kinesiology, Myriam joined INS Québec in 2015. She is interested in optimizing athlete training, particularly in training planning and monitoring performance training status. She seeks to develop new tools to measure physiological adaptations to training and to better understand the effect of different training protocols on performance. Myriam is also a trainer for the Advanced Coaching Diploma and has been a lecturer at Université Laval.

Nicolas Berryman, Ph.D. Exercise Physiologist

Nicolas Berryman, Ph.D.

Exercise Physiologist
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Nicolas Berryman completed a PhD at Université de Montréal and Université de Poitiers (France). Now a professor at Université du Québec à Montréal, Nicolas joined the INS Québec in 2009 as a sport science consultant (applied exercise physiology). He is also a researcher at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal. Nicolas’ main research interests are related to the optimization of fitness assessment and training prescription. In addition to being applied to sports performance, this area of research has an important focus on mobility and healthy aging.

Nicolas Thébault Strength and Conditioning

Nicolas Thébault

Strength and Conditioning
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Pierre-Mary Toussaint Strength and Conditioning

Pierre-Mary Toussaint

Strength and Conditioning
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Roxanne Huot Coordinator, Sport Science

Roxanne Huot

Coordinator, Sport Science
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Joined INS Québec in March 2011 and holds a bachelor in kinesiology from Université de Montréal, Roxanne oversees the management of sports and scientific equipment, and participates in the planning and execution of the scientific team’s interventions on the field. Her passion for sports began when she took her first strides in speed skating and quickly became more involved with athletes from many other sports. His greatest source of motivation is to be able to contribute to the development of these individuals

Sandra Peláez Mental Performance consultant

Sandra Peláez

Mental Performance consultant
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Simon Deguire Sport Scientist

Simon Deguire

Sport Scientist
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Holder of a Master’s Degree in Physical Activity Sciences, Simon joined INS Québec in August 2019. As a kinesiologist, he worked in the organization of the Montreal Canadiens for five years, as a Sport Scientist. It is in the context of this role that Simon has developed an expertise in data science as well as in monitoring training load. During his time working for professional hockey leagues, Simon also worked as a Sport Scientist with the Laval Rocket. He ensured that the athletes were kept in peak condition by monitoring neuromuscular fatigue and advising coaches on training planning. Simon, being a former international karate athlete himself, wants to help athletes optimize their progress and win medals.

Sylvain Gaudet, PhD Exercise Physiologist

Sylvain Gaudet, PhD

Exercise Physiologist
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Holder of a master’s degree in sport performance analysis and a PhD in physical activity sciences on the detection of chronic shoulder injuries in sport, Sylvain joined the INS Québec in May 2018. A true sports enthusiast, he has a decade of experience as an athlete on the senior national handball team and several years as a coach. Sylvain is very interested in training load and performance monitoring; he combines his expertise in performance analysis and physical capability assessment to identify key performance indicators, minimize the risk of injury, and optimize athlete performance.

Thomas Romeas, PhD Lead, Research & Innovation

Thomas Romeas, PhD

Lead, Research & Innovation
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With a Ph.D. in vision neuroscience, Thomas joined INS Québec in December 2017 after completing a post-doctoral degree with the École de technologie supérieure and the Académie de l’Impact de Montréal. His scientific work includes decision-making strategies, sports vision, and the cognitive performance of athletes. Thomas develops perceptivo-cognitive training protocols and continues his research activities in neurosciences of sports vision.

Véronique Richard, Ph. D. Mental Performance consultant

Véronique Richard, Ph. D.

Mental Performance consultant
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