Our Staff

Olivier Bellefleur
Lead
olivier.bellefleur@inspq.qc.ca

Olivier Bellefleur is the administrative and scientific Lead of the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy. He joined the Centre in 2010 as research officer and was appointed Lead in June 2017. As research officer he worked primarily in two areas: public health ethics, and the built environment. His academic background is in philosophy (B.A., UQAM; M.A., Université de Montréal, doctoral studies, McGill University) and in environmental sciences (M.Sc., UQAM). He lives in Montréal's Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough.
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Stephani Arulthas
Research Officer
stephani.arulthas@inspq.qc.ca

Stephani joined the NCCHPP team as a research officer in April 2018. Her academic background in is microbiology and immunology (B.Sc., McGill University) and public health with a specialization in health promotion (M.Sc., Université de Montréal). Her work at the Centre will involve healthy public policies favouring mental health. Prior to joining the Centre, she worked in perinatal and early childhood health at the Institut national de santé publique du Québec. She lives in Laval.
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Isabelle Hémon
Administrative Technician 
isabelle.hemon@inspq.qc.ca

Isabelle brings administrative, logistics and budgeting support to the Centre. She has also been involved in special projects such as the organization of the 2009 NCCs Summer Institute. She graduated from a French University where she specialized in organizational management. She learned her English in Ireland as a student, and later while working in the U.K. Before joining the NCCHPP, Isabelle was working in the area of training and consultation services where she dealt with customer services, administration and finances, and printed and Web communications. Isabelle enjoys time with her family, riding her bike, cooking and eating, yoga, and getting away by travelling or reading.
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Royse Henderson
Administrative Agent
royse.henderson@inspq.qc.ca

Royse Henderson joined the NCCHPP's team in January 2018. Prior to that, she worked for 11 years as an administrative agent with the Communications and Documentation Unit at the INSPQ, where she was specifically in charge of editing the Institut's publications. Having studied to be a high school French teacher, she can support the NCCHPP at many levels, including its publications. Royse is a union activist, engaged in the activities of her Union at the local, provincial and national levels. On the personal side, to fulfill her passion for cats, and in collaboration with the feline mentor Léo, she is also a foster family for the Montréal SPCA. A Montrealer born and bred, she has settled in the Rosemont neighbourhood.
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Marianne Jacques
Network Development Officer
marianne.jacques@inspq.qc.ca

Marianne has been working for the NCCHPP as a network development officer since 2007. She holds a bachelor's degree in communication and political science from the Université de Montréal where she also completed a Master's degree in political science. Before working at the Centre, she worked with Nicole F. Bernier on a research project examining welfare states and public health systems in Canada, England and Sweden. She also participated on a research project with Marie-Pascale Pomey on healthcare privatization in Canada. Her main research interests are: public policy analysis, public health, health promotion and prevention policies as well as health policies. Outside of work, she likes to do boxing, cycling and Pilates.
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Marianne Jacques
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Michael Keeling
Research Officer
michael.keeling@inspq.qc.ca

Michael Keeling has been with the Centre since 2007, working primarily in the area of public health ethics but also editing the Centre's publications in English. He has contributed to various publications, workshops and webinars introducing applied ethics for a public health context. His academic background is in English literature (B.A., Toronto) and Philosophy (B.A., Victoria; M.A., Dalhousie) with interests in epistemology, language and ethics. Prior to joining the Centre, he worked in community development with a not-for-profit. He lives in Montréal.
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Michael Keeling
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Mylène Maguire
Communications Officer
mylene.maguire@inspq.qc.ca

Mylène joined the Centre's team as a communications officer in 2013. From 2009 to 2013 she has been the communications coordinator for the six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health. She has a bachelor's in Public Communications from Université Laval. Before joining the Centres, she worked as a communications and funding agent for a not-for-profit organization in Montreal, taught in South Korea, and completed a humanitarian project in Argentina. Mylène enjoys the bicycle paths and green spaces of her Ahuntsic borough, in Montréal's where she lives with her family.

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Mylène Maguire
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Pascale Mantoura
Research Officer
pascale.mantoura@inspq.qc.ca

Pascale joined the Centre as a research officer in 2013. She is trained as an occupational therapist (B.Sc), in community health (M.Sc.) and in Public Health (PhDc). After working as an occupational therapist (OTR) in the United States, she worked in international public health, namely in West Africa; as a technical Assistant in Guinea-Conakry, and in research within a project on public policies and exclusion in three west African countries. She then pursued her research interests in health promotion, namely on health inequalities, participatory research and its role in the local production of health. She has taught courses in research methodology, and qualitative research at the Master's level and for the 3rd cycle professional diploma. Her work at the Centre will involve population mental health, healthy public policies favouring mental health, and health inequalities. She lives in Montréal's Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood with her family.
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Florence Morestin (on parental leave until March 2019)
Research Officer 
florence.morestin@inspq.qc.ca

Florence Morestin joined the Centre in March 2009 following many years working in international public health. Florence is trained in political science (IEP Aix-en-Provence) and community health (M.Sc., Université de Montréal). Her work at the NCCHPP deals with analysis and synthesis methods appropriate to the study of public policy. Her work seeks to help public health actors collect relevant evidence on public policies and use it to inform decision makers. Florence also contributes to the Centre's expertise on knowledge sharing.
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Val Morrison
Research Officer 
val.morrison@inspq.qc.ca

Val has been a full-time research officer at the Centre since 2008. She has a background in sociology specializing in race and ethnic relations, popular culture, and cultural theory. She has taught courses in Canadian society, political sociology, and the sociology of sport, notably, and continues to be a regular part-time faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University. Her specific interests at the Centre are health and social inequalities. The projects she is involved with include one that examines the ways that not-for-profit organizations influence policy and another on the usefulness of the concept of wicked problems as a way of addressing health inequalities. Val lives in the Laurentians.
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