Mr Abedi has over 15 years of experience managing healthcare programs in Canada and abroad.
He has worked as frontline physician in Africa (Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya) where he managed different primary healthcare programs, emergencies, outbreaks and crisis, working with various NGOs.
Thanks to an award received from The World Bank in 2000, Mr Abedi and his wife moved to Canada where their three young children were born.
For the last 10 years, Mr Abedi has been working as a program coordinator, community services in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, within the mental health program at the Montfort Hospital.
Mr Abedi holds a medical degree from the University of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), a Master in Public Health from the Université Laval (Quebec) and an Executive MBA from the University of Ottawa.
Ms. Hupé became a member of the Champlain CCAC Board of Directors in September 2010.
During her 35 years in the health care industry, she has demonstrated expertise in transformational leadership of specialized teams; strategic goals attainment within a broader system vision; change management; mentoring and modeling of a mission-driven approach to care delivery and management; and governance of several organizations.
After beginning her career as a surgical nurse at Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, she then worked as an intensive care nurse at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Cornwall where she was the founder and manager of the Palliative Care Services. Ms. Hupé was also the Assistant Director, Home Care Program for the Five Eastern Counties. At Bruyère Continuing Care, she worked in the palliative care program and became the Senior Vice-President, Patient Care and Chief of Nursing.
Ms. Hupé is fluently bilingual and has served on the Boards of the Regional Palliative Care Consortium, the CCAC (Five Eastern Counties), the Réseau des services de santé en français, Bruyère Continuing Care and Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute. Since retiring in 2009, she has joined the Board of the Council on Aging of Ottawa and chairs its Health Issues Committee.
Ms. Hupé holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Queen’s University.
Ms. Noonan, from Golden Lake, Ontario, specializes in the field of Aboriginal affairs with thirty years experience in Canada. She has worked for both the public and private sector providing policy analysis, research, advisory and evaluation and performance measurement services related to Aboriginal programs. In 1979, she established Anne Noonan and Associates; one of the first Aboriginal owned consulting businesses in Canada.
Ms. Noonan has been involved with policy and strategic initiatives launched by Aboriginal groups and served for three years as the Director of Indian Self Government for the Assembly of First Nations post Penner Report. She has provided advisory, facilitation and research services to numerous federal agencies, commissions and Aboriginal organizations. She has also provided strategic advice to Aboriginal leaders in order to garner federal and provincial support for their social, environmental and economic priorities and has lead evaluation teams on national Aboriginal programs.
Ms. Noonan has an interest in governance and established Nika Technologies Inc. in 1999 to work with Geographic Information Systems in support of local government. Nika has provided consulting services to Mongolia, Guyana and the Philippines.
Ms. Noonan was appointed as Special Federal Representative to Treaty Six (Alberta) Bilateral (2001-2007) and is presently Special Federal Representative for the Labrador Innu Comprehensive Healing Strategy (2009-10).
Ms. Rivet joined the Champlain CCAC Board of Directors in September 2010.
She has more than 30 years of experience in positions that include Executive Director of BioTalent Canada; Director of Strategic Operations for the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse; Strategic Resource Alignment Associate of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Manager of the McLaughlin Centre for Evaluation at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Professional Liaison at Cangene Corporation; Director of Scientific Resources at the Canadian Blood Agency; and Manager of Component Quality, Laboratory Services at the Canadian Red Cross Society.
Ms. Rivet holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and National Certificate in Voluntary and Non-Profit Sector Management. Her background includes being a Certified Health Executive, a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, an Advanced Registered Technologist and a General Registered Technologist.