Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Michael KamelMichael Kamel, P.Eng, PhD
Chair of the Board
PwC Consulting
Montreal, Quebec
“Having been on missionary trips in developing countries, I have seen the dire need for nutrition and medication, particularly by the most vulnerable group in society: children. Finding an organization that has been able to develop a model to help these communities, these children, while creating a sustainable value for pharmaceutical companies was a hugely pleasant surprise for me. It is my pleasure and my honour to try to contribute to this organization in any way possible.”

Colin Bales
Colin Bales, CPA, CMA Board Member
Chief Financial Officer, The Central Group
Oakville, Ontario
“When I visited one of our program partners in Africa, he told me that during the worst year when everything else had dried up, he received $3 million in medicines from HPIC and that is what got him through. So there’s great meaning in what we do. I’m so grateful for the work of HPIC that without major life changes, I can contribute to hospitals in vulnerable communities in 50 countries every year. I am grateful to be part of this work.” 

Lois Brown
Board Member
Former Member of Parliament
Ottawa, Ontario


Rosalind Davis
Board Member
Telecommunications/Systems Designer, Noxent
Montreal, Quebec
“HPIC can connect directly to those in greatest need. Bypassing bureaucracy, our projects make a positive impact on the health of people around the world.”

Robert Earle, PhC
Board Member
Community Pharmacist and Rotarian
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
“I am connected to HPIC through a long relationship as a program partner. My experience working on shipments of medicine to Niger and Burkina Faso as well as hand delivering Humanitarian Medical Kits has convinced me that this is a worthy cause for my time and resources.”

Jake Epp
Hon. Jake Epp, P.C., O.C.
Chair Emeritus
Board Member
Former Federal Minister of Health
Calgary, Alberta
“My involvement with HPIC goes back to its very beginning when I was Health Minister for Canada. How could we combine charity, health care and social conscience, which I knew was present in many commercial enterprises? For me, HPIC has been a great part of my life.”

Christine MacMillan
Board Member
Senior Advisor, Social Justice; World Evangelical Alliance
Toronto, Ontario
“The mission of HPIC is a priority for me because vulnerable communities will continue to be vulnerable without life-giving health resources.” 


Karen McClean
Dr. Karen McClean, MD, FRCPC, FACP
Board Member
Division of Infectious Diseases, Vancouver Island Health Authority
Victoria, B.C.
“Having worked for both long and short term periods at a mission hospital in Zambia for over 15  years, and having  more recent (and ongoing) experience working with displaced Burmese both in and outside of refugee camps, I am very aware of the issues around access to medicine. The lack of quality medicine and counterfeiting is still a major concern in many parts of the world. Working with HPIC allows me to help organizations move forward and improve access to medicine and operating procedures dealing with pharmaceutical management.” 

Glen Metzler
Board Member
Founder, President and Managing Director
API Labs, Inc.
Lethbridge, Alberta


Lyn Murta
Lynda Murta, BA, LLB
Corporate Secretary
Principal, Murta & Associates
Ottawa, Ontario
“My commitment to HPIC comes from my desire to help children in need around the world access quality health care.”

Merling Sapene
Merling Sapene
Board Treasurer
Director, Education, Governance, Achieving Excellence and Process
Montreal, Quebec
“Being part of HPIC’s Board of Directors is a true honour. The values and mission are linked to my core passion: to impact and reach those most in need around the world!”

pierre-travel-health-2013Dr. Pierre Plourde, MD, FRCPC
Board Member 

Medical Officer of Health
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Winnipeg, Manitoba
“HPIC is the convenient way to access essential medicines for missions and projects. As a physician, HPIC’s Humanitarian Medical Kit helps me to build capacity of the health care providers who are working with the most vulnerable people in the developing world. They would otherwise never have access to essential medicines.”


Senior Management

Denis St-Amour
President and CEO

Samuel Asare-Kusi, BBA, CCLP
Senior Manager, Operations

Nancy McGuire
Director, Donor relations

Marcelle McPhaden BScPT, MHA
Director, Healthcare Industry Relations

Christina Parsons, BA
Director, Communications

Maricarmen Raudales, BA, MA, MPA
Director, Programs

Joe Tabet, CPA, CMA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer