As a member of MEPEC, you support our efforts to serve and promote the health, well-being, and vitality of the English-speaking community.
A little bit of information about MEPEC
The creation of MEPEC goes back to early 2018 as a result of an initiative by a citizen who wanted to offer more services to the English-speaking population of the Montérégie region. In April 2018, CHSSN (Community Health and Social Services Network), funded by Health Canada, was authorized to create a new Network and Partnership Initiative (NPI) in the Montérégie East region. A 6-person board of directors was created and incorporated in October 2018. MEPEC became the 22nd NPI in Quebec and, since January 2019 has hired three employees to fulfill its mission.
Meet the MEPEC team
Interim Executive Director
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Danica Logan obtained her bachelor’s degree in applied psychology from Bishop’s University in 2019. Her interests in Community engagement, mental health, and well-being have motivated her implication in the social sector where she has worked to support women, families, and children. She also has experience as a project coordinator in the social and research sectors as well as small business development.
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Karoll-Ann Carrier has a graduate diploma in History from Laval University and is doing her certificate in Archives. She has cumulated experience in many sectors: researched, writing, accounting, management, administration and marketing. Since February 2021, she is involved in the Comité régional pour les programmes d’accès à des services de santé et services sociaux en langue anglaise de la région de la Montérégie.
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Debbie Hanney retired from Information Technology (IT) after a 42-year career with Sun Life Financial. She held many positions both in Administration and then in the IT department. She participated in many high-profile projects while at Sun Life and held many roles within IT. Her interpersonal skills along with her strong planning and organizing abilities led her to be a successful team leader managing teams both onshore and offshore and communicating effectively with project sponsors.
Youth and Family Coordinator
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Kareen Massé has been passionate about working with families, children and teens for over 30 years. She is a certified Early Childhood Educator, worked with young athletes as a figure skating coach and has also worked with teenagers with special needs. Her devotion to help others and to work within a community organization is just what she strives to do. Mom of 2 athletes, she tries to keep up with them by staying active and promoting a healthy lifestyle. She is committed to working collaboratively and building relationships with community partners to develop and implement a variety of programs for families, teens and young adults.
Senior Wellness, Outreach and Liaison Coordinator
Jessica Sypher obtained her degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Concordia University in 2022. She completed an internship at a Senior’s Wellness Center in Montreal and has significant experience providing recreational programming to individuals with cognitive disabilities and mental health issues. Her passion is connecting marginalized populations to leisure services in the community, and she looks forward to continuing her work with MEPEC’S 55+ community.
Community Outreach and Liaison Coordinator
Regina Uyoga obtained a master’s degree in Research and Education from the University of Sorbonne IV Paris, France. She proceeded to work as an English teacher and has taught students of different age groups before moving from France to Canada. She has also cumulated experience in business development, sales and marketing and has developed and maintained meaningful and professional relationships in her career. Passionate about promoting positive community and economic growth, she is excited to be part of the MEPEC team and is looking forward to work in the community to enhance the Education and Employability programs.
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Alexandra Blasetti Kuhn received her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the National University of San Martin-Argentina, in 2018. She worked primarily in health and chronic disease-focused exercise prescription and was in close contact with her patients’ physicians and physical therapists through monthly reports on their achievements. Working in the field of chronic disease and disability, she has learned to be very organized, responsible, analytical, and careful. She is very excited to be a part of the MEPEC team and help with activities
MEPEC's Board of Directors
MEPEC’s Board of Directors ensures that MEPEC’s mission is achieved. Most members are part of Quebec’s English-speaking community. They have much knowledge and professional experience in a variety of areas such as education, community, administration, health and social services, etc.
Board members are volunteers who believe that with respect, communication, compromise and teamwork that anything is possible in community.
The Board of Directors is elected each year during the Annual General Meeting in June. The submissions can be made throughout the year. Familiarity with MEPEC’s work and previous experience (such as serving on a committee, attending or facilitating support groups, etc.) is recommended.
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JOIN THE BOARD
Are you interested in joining MEPEC's Board of Directors?
Do you want to nominate someone?
Use the application/nomination form.