Why this governance structure?

Representation and communication

MUSCO brings together four pediatric institutions as part of a multi-stakeholder process that must be aligned in a structured, coherent manner with the Initiative’s objectives. The corresponding governance bodies therefore include representatives of each of the partner institutions, as well as their respective hospital foundations and the Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation. The governance structure encourages all partners to be equally involved and ensures that they have access to comprehensive information about the progress of the Initiative.

Input of families

MUSCO has one overriding goal: to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. To achieve this, it is essential to understand their needs. The governance of the Initiative therefore ensures families’ voices are front and centre of the conversation, notably through the Advisory Pole, which brings together several parents and patients who have experience with at least two of MUSCO’s partner institutions. These parents or patients serve as Patient Experts for the Initiative. Beyond the Advisory Pole, families are also involved in several MUSCO working groups as Patient Resources.

Governance Structure

Governance bodies, mandate and members

Advisory Pole

  • Provide advice, insights and recommendations with regard to the Initiative’s current and upcoming projects.
  • Ensure that all major and joint projects carried out within the Initiative are aligned with key issues.
  • Advise on the Initiative’s strategic directions.
  • Annie Pinet, Mia’s mother
  • Angelique Bélec, patient
  • Caroline Marie Fidalgo, Alex Olivier’s mother
  • Daniel Bélec, Angelique’s father
  • Isabelle Courchesne, Angelique’s mother
  • Stéphanie Renaud Beaudin, Nathan’s mother

Executive Committee

  • Uphold the Initiative’s strategic vision.
  • Establish and enforce broad directions and objectives, and revise as necessary.
  • Approve the nature of major and joint projects developed under the Initiative.
  • Approve performance indicators to monitor the Initiatives’ progress.
  • Make all decisions related to the Initiative as a whole.
  • Ensure the proper distribution of funds earmarked for the development of the Initiative’s projects.
  • Amanda Fritz, Director, Major Gifts and Campaign Tracking, CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation
  • Annie Pinet, Patient Expert, MUSCO
  • Aurélie Vigné, Manager, MUSCO
  • Camillo Lisio, Executive Director (interim), Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation
  • Cindy McCartney, Associate Director of Nursing & Women’s Health Mission, Montreal Children’s Hospital
  • Daniel Bélec, Patient Expert, MUSCO
  • Delphine Brodeur, Chief Executive Officer, CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation
  • Isabelle Demers, Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, CHU Sainte-Justine
  • Jacques Boissonneault, Hospital Administrator, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada
  • Jean-Pierre Farmer, Surgeon-in-Chief, Montreal Children’s Hospital
  • Lyne Ouellette, Director of Multidisciplinary Affairs, Mental Health and Rehabilitation, CHU Sainte-Justine
  • Marie-Anne Desjardins, Donor Development Director, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada
  • Peter Rippstein, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada
  • Reggie Hamdy, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada
  • Renée Vezina, President, The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Stefan Parent, Chief, Orthopedic Services, CHU Sainte-Justine
  • Suzanne Korf, Senior Director, Development, The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

Bureau of the Initiative

  • Ensure the implementation of the strategic directions set by the Executive Committee.
  • Oversee the coordination of the Initiative’s projects.
  • Ensure objectives and indicators are properly monitored to measure the impact of the Initiative.
  • Ensure the transparency and efficiency of the allocation and use of funds dedicated to the development of the Initiative’s projects.
  • Aurélie Vigné, Manager, MUSCO
  • Cindy McCartney, Associate Director of Nursing & Women’s Health Mission, Montreal Children’s Hospital
  • Isabelle Demers, Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, CHU Sainte-Justine
  • Jacques Boissonneault, Hospital Administrator, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada