Nadia Abdelaziz, Administrator
Doctor, MSc, Health Advisor, Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services
Nadia Abdelaziz graduated in General Medicine from the Faculty of Algiers in Algeria. She practiced as an emergency physician in a university hospital center in Algiers before immigrating to Canada in the late 90s. After completing a Master’s degree in research from the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Montréal and an internship at the Université de Montréal’s Heart Institute, she began her research career at the Guy Bernier Center at Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital, and then at the National Institute of Public Health. In 2003, she began her career as a public health advisor, first at Direction régionale de Laval, then at Direction générale du ministère de la santé. There, she mainly dealt with Tuberculosis patients, refugees and asylum seekers. Since 2013, she has been a consultant at the MSSS’s Oncology Department where she coordinates various expert committees in breast cancer and primary care. Nadia has been involved with Doctors of the World since 2012, first as a volunteer at the migrant clinic and then as a member of the organization.
“I wanted to go further in my commitment as a volunteer with Doctors of the World. I want to help make our society more equitable, because everyone should be able to receive care with dignity, regardless of their social and economic status.”
Dr. Jean Rouleau, Administrator
Cardiologist at the Montreal Heart Institute
Dr. Jean Rouleau practices cardiology at the Montreal Heart Institute. Former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Montréal and former Scientific Director of the Circulatory and Respiratory Institute of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), he helped solve the shortage of doctors in Mauricie by supporting the development of an off-site campus. With more than 450 publications, he is the most cited professor at the Université de Montréal. He chairs the advisory committee of the Centre of Excellence for Public Patient Partnership (CEPPP). He was awarded the Order of Canada. Her involvement was inspired by her father’s involvement as a doctor for poor patients in his community in Ottawa, and her daughter who worked with Partners in Health in Rwanda for four years.
Dr. Marie-Jo Ouimet, Administrator
Specialized in public health and preventive medicine since 2017, she practiced as a family physician from 1997 to 2017. In 2009, Dr. Ouimet began working with Médecins du Monde community nurses to provide care for migrants without medical insurance. This collaboration gave rise to the Migrants Project of Médecins du Monde Canada. She also served on the Committee on Care and helped set up the mobile clinic.
From 2010 to 2011, she volunteered for Médecins du Monde France and contributed more closely to the international network. Through her work, Dr. Ouimet was engaged and called upon to defend the rights of marginalized people in precarious situations, particularly with migrants with precarious status.
Dr. Ouimet recently led the advocacy group on access to care for pregnant women without medical insurance.
She also works at the James Bay Cree Board, which gives her a better understanding of the systemic barriers facing Canada’s Aboriginal peoples.
Yolande Veci, Administrator
Now retired, Yolande Veci has spent her entire career as a chartered accountant. With a diversified experience acquired first within an accounting firm and then within Hydro-Québec, her areas of expertise cover internal control, information systems, preparation of financial statements, process optimization, cost monitoring and follow-up, etc. A volunteer with Médecins du Monde Canada since 2015, she has, among other things, offered her support and expertise in redesigning the information system for international projects.