THE TEAM

DR. GIUSEPPE MAZZA

General Practitioner and Co-Founder of Artruism Group

Chairman of The Board of Directors

Dr G. Mazza graduated and earned his medical degree from McGill University in 1986.   He earned his bachelor degree in Science in Biochemistry at Concordia in 1982.   He interned at St Mary's Hospital Family Medicine Program from 1986 to 1987.  He worked at Santa-Cabrini Hospital's Emergency Room from 1987 to 2000. He obtained admitting privileges at Santa-Cabrini Hospital from 1987 to present.  He is Chief of Continuing Medical Education  from 1997 to present. He is actively practicing family medicine in Montreal from 1989 to present.  He is actively involved in running phases 2 and 3 of clinical trials since 2000 as the principle investigator. He is involved in over 110 different clinical trials for various medical problems as principal investigator. (Respiratory / Diabetes / Psoriasis / Depression / Cardiac / Alzheimer/ Rheumatology etc).

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DR. HUSSEIN FADLALLAH, MD, CCFP

Chief Cardiologist 

Vice-President 

Dr. Fadlallah graduated from The Faculty of Medicine from The University of Montreal in 1996. He finished his specialty in Cardiology in 2002 and his fellowship in interventional cardiology in 2003 from L'Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal. He has been the head of the Cardiology Department at Santa-Cabrini Hospital since 2005. He has been involved in many clinical studies over the past 10 years and has worked extensively with GCP Research as principal investigator and sub investigator in other studies.

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DR. MICHAEL PALUMBO, MD, PhD

Chief Oncologist 

Treasurer

Dr. Palumbo graduated from The Faculty of Medicine from  The University of McGill in 2008. He completed his Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship at McGill University in 2014. He is an active staff member at The Jewish General Hospital in the Hematology-Oncology Department. He is also an acting staff member at Santa Cabrini Hospital in the Department of Hematology-Oncology. He obtained his PhD in Experimental Medicine in 2008 and his extensive research experience has led him to partner with GCP Research and head the Oncology Clinical Trials Division.

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LYNNE SHAND

Artist 
General Director

Lynne Shand graduated from The University of Montreal with a degree in advertising and studied marketing at HEC Montreal.  This allowed her to work in advertising agencies and eventually start her own e-commerce business.  In 2001, she wanted to diversify her experiences and worked for 12 years as a Marketing Project Manager for Cobra Anchors International.  In addition to the brand image of patented products, she has organized several commercial and promotional activities in the United States as well as in Europe.  In 2016, she co-founded an NPO, Muses Foundation Canada, whose mission was to build a school in the Dominican Republic and to help immigrants from Quebec with basic needs.  In 2018, she was also elected as a municipal councilor for the borough of the city of Anjou.  She is also taking continuous courses in art at Moma and in May 2020, she was certified by Concordia University's Art Hives.  She has been passionate about art since childhood and has been painting for more than 30 years.  With several years of experience in project management and administration. By nature, Lynne is a very creative person.  For her, there are never any problems, only solutions.

ÉLIANE DUCROS

Artist and 

Marketing & Brand Director

Éliane Ducros, based in Montreal, studied graphic design at University of Quebec in Montreal from 1988 to 1990. After graduating, she moved to Italy to study painting and illustration. Then worked as a freelance Graphic Designer for top businesses in Canada.

 

Searching for patterns of colour, light, and shape. Her painting experiences have led her to places such as the annual, juried exhibition ART EXPO in New York in 2017, and galleries in Biarritz south of France.

 

Her first stand out piece “Zanzibar” was picked up, among 24,721 pieces, by Saatchi gallery to be featured in the “Pop Gifts” Collection, a part of Saatchi Art’s 2015 Gift Guide Collections.

 

Her work is known for her use of bold and vibrant colors, the intensity of her subjects and the impact of her sizeable dimensions. “I just love how colors communicate with each other as well as with the eyes of the observer. They carry emotions, tell stories and set the mood. Warm colours beside colder tones vibrate. Art is life”.

in May 2020, she was certified by Concordia University's Art Hives.

CAROLINE EMMANUELLE

Head of communication

 

A bachelor degree in communication and politics at the University of Montreal and management studies at HEC Montréal have allowed Caroline to evolve for fifteen years in the public relations and communications fields in a wide variety of industries. After starting her career as a political advisor, she has been working for more than 3 years in the video game industry. With a solid background in administration and event organization, Caroline is always willing and able to help find creative solutions to problems that may arise.

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EMMANUELLE DOYON

lawyer

 

Emmanuelle Doyon is a litigation lawyer who, since the outset of her career, has practised in the area of insurance and civil liability, including product liability. She represents insurers with respect to both first party and third party claims. She has considerable experience in complex litigations involving highly technical, specialized questions and multiple parties. She is a skilled and experienced negotiator who favour negotiated solutions to litigious problems where circumstances so warrant. In 1998, Me Doyon has been awarded the BV rating in Martindale-Hubbell, defined as an indication of high professional standing and as an achievement as a highly respected member of the Bar.

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ISABELLE FORTIER

Art Hive Facilitator

 

Isabelle Fortier is first and foremost an explorer of matter. She is a jack of all trades, each one more creative than the next: illustrator, graphic designer, art teacher, animator and cultural mediator. This community artist knows how to unearth the creative and inventive potential that inhabits human beings to help others reveal themselves, beautiful and singular at the same time. She qualifies learning errors, reversals of opportunity, and emotions as creative engines. And on this path where art is transmitted from one to the other, she creates in 2015, the art hive La Page Blanche in Boucherville. Since then, she has been using this artistic springboard to democratize art and offer a practice open to all. She values the artistic process unique to each person, the journey it allows, its introspection, its wonder, its exploration as well as its realization, and the sharing of each person's know-how, allowing to enrich the community and to sail peacefully towards the common knowledge. 

To better meet the needs of La Page Blanche, in 2018, she is taking the Community Art Studio: Methods and material course given by Dr. Janis Timm-Bottos of Concordia University. Her learning and experiences with her peers and during her internship at one of the art beehives in housing projects only reinforces her conviction of the importance of these third places for communities. Beyond the creation itself, these spaces allow the human being to connect with himself, with others and to weave privileged links. 

In addition to the Boucherville beehive workshops, she is involved in the network of art hives in Quebec as a communications support and with some French-speaking hives. 

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