Appointments to the QPHP

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Appointments to Québec Physicians’ Health Program Management Team

Nicolas Ledoux named interim executive director

Dr. Marie-Chantale Brien named director of Intervention, Prevention and Research

Montréal, July 23, 2021 – Dr. Jacques G. Bergeron, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Québec Physicians’ Health Program (QPHP), is pleased to announce the appointments of Nicolas Ledoux to the position of interim executive director and Dr. Marie-Chantale Brien to the position of director of Intervention, Prevention and Research.

Appointment of Nicolas Ledoux

“Mr. Ledoux’s appointment is part and parcel of our efforts to ensure the continued development and impact of the QPHP,” says Dr. Bergeron. “He has been a part of the QPHP management team since 2007 as director of Administration. His management skills, leadership and in-depth knowledge of the QPHP and its context make him the perfect person to lead our team in pursuing its mission, which is so essential to the medical community.”

Ledoux has some 30 years of experience in management and customer service at non-profit organizations, including 20 years in senior management positions. In his role as director of Administration at the QPHP, he managed the finance, human resources and information technology departments. Prior to that, he spent eight years as director of customer service at Cinémathèque québécoise. Ledoux holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the Université du Québec à Montréal.

“I am excited to take on this new challenge at an organization whose mission is now more essential than ever at a time when physician health has been brought to the forefront due to the impact of the pandemic,” says Ledoux. “With the support of an experienced team, I will strive to ensure that the QPHP continues to run smoothly and sustainably, given the successes that we have had up to now, while integrating the necessary changes in our profoundly changed professional landscape.”

Appointment of Dr. Marie-Chantale Brien

Dr. Marie-Chantale Brien has officially been appointed director of Intervention, Prevention and Research after holding the position ad interim since September 2020. In this role, she manages the physician advisors and reception personnel. She also works with management to coordinate the services provided to the physicians who call on the QPHP for help. Dr. Brien joined the QPHP in 2019 as a physician advisor. She completed a doctorate in medicine from the Université de Sherbrooke, a residency rotation at Dalhousie University and a specialty in obstetrics and gynaecology from the Université de Sherbrooke. She also practiced medicine for two decades, as an obstetrician-gynecologist in New Brunswick and on the team at the Centre des maladies du sein du CHU in Quebec City.

About the QPHP

Created in 1990, the Québec Physicians’ Health Program (QPHP) is an independent non-profit organization founded on the peer support approach. Its mission is to provide strictly confidential assistance to all physicians, residents and medical students who are facing a situation that affects their psychological and overall health. In addition to providing counselling and support services to physicians, the QPHP designs and implements psychological health prevention programs and contributes to physician health research. It provides free counselling and support services 365 days a year.

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