MONTREAL (Sept. 10, 2015) – There is a new person leading the mission of Health Partners International of Canada.
“We are pleased to announce that Denis St-Amour, an entrepreneur and management consultant, is our new president,” says Dr. Artaj Singh, Chair of HPIC’s Board of Directors. “Denis brings much experience and passion to his new role, including his service as Chair of World Vision International, one of the biggest NGOs in the world.”
Glen Shepherd had been president from 2009 until last month when he left HPIC to take on a pastoral and administrative leadership role with The Salvation Army in Quebec.
“We are extremely grateful for the commitment of Glen and his family to our mission for the greater part of the last decade,” Dr. Singh says. “With Glen at the helm, HPIC weathered the financial crisis of 2008-2009 and completed a successful capacity building project in Afghanistan, launched our Mother-Child Health Kit project and received accreditation from Imagine Canada. It was a good and fruitful period in the life of our organization and we must give credit to Glen.”
Denis feels called to give back and looks forward to working on HPIC’s challenges and opportunities. “I can’t wait to meet the hands and feet of our mission, the doctors, health professionals and humanitarian organizations we work with, as well as our national network of donors and company donors,” Denis says.
Prior to coming to HPIC, Denis had his own consulting firm for many years and had also served as President of Drake Beam Morin Inc.’s C-Suite Coaching organization. The position was based in New York for North America’s largest and leading firm specialized in coaching, transition and change management, training & leadership development. In addition, Denis led the Canadian operation as president on two separate occasions.
Some of his volunteer portfolio includes serving as founding President of Ballet Ouest de Montréal, President of the Canadian Club of Montreal, and board member of Le Conseil des Arts de Montréal. He has also been invited to lecture at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University and the University of Ottawa.