Agnès Marliot worked for many years in Canada and internationally as a sales manager. Since April 2017, she has been involved in CNIB Quebec’s Vision-Amitié program, while bringing her experience in customer service and project management to the Advisory Board and the Philanthropy Subcommittee.
National Director, Stakeholder Relations, Pharmascience
Alain Malek joined CNIB in 2013. He has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years and is currently the National Director, Stakeholder Relations, but his first job was working as an ophthalmology technician at a Montreal eye clinic. That put him in contact with hundreds of people living with vision loss. He was inspired by their resilience and courage, yet concerned about the lack of available resources. Plus, some of his family have age-related macular degeneration (ADM). His objective is to make CNIB and the range of services it offers better known to Quebecers.
Estelle Laure Nankeu Moffo
Social worker and a social work graduate student in the master’s degree program at Laval University
Estelle Laure Nankeu Moffo has retinitis pigmentosa. For years she has been an advocate for better conditions for people living with disabilities. She brings her social services know-how, along with her motivation and negotiating skills, to the Advisory Board.
Hassan Moradzadeh has a PhD in Private Law and is a legal interpreter at the Montreal Palais de justice (courthouse). He lost his sight when he was eight years old, which motivated him to become involved in a number of associations for people living with a disability in Iran, France and Quebec. He has written a number of books and articles on the rights of handicapped people and joined CNIB as a client in 2013.
Hamid Terzi made his career in the private sector in program evaluation and has been involved with aid and cooperation organizations for more than 30 years. A CNIB volunteer, he joined the Advisory Board to help improve the efficiency of existing programs.
Michel Tanguay has worked in corporate communications and television production. He is now a freelance translator. He came across CNIB twelve years ago as a volunteer to record audio-books. In his last ten years of volunteering, he has recorded over a hundred titles. He has been a member of the Advisory Board since 2013 and, through his writing skills, hopes to contribute to increasing the organization's notoriety and philanthropic reach. He believes that with an aging population, CNIB's model - which combines programs, volunteer support and systematic advocacy for the benefit of people living with various challenges - will be critical to ensuring that our health and social programs put compassion and respect back at the centre of their values and policies.
A former research analyst with a major magazine publisher, Michèle Hammond switched to translation in 2006 as her retinitis pigmentosa worsened. She brings personal experience with vision loss to the Advisory Board and aims to help others in a similar situation.
Director of Information Security, University of Sherbrooke
Pierre-Martin Tardif has worked in professional, community and other not-for-profit organizations in a career spanning three decades. He has been on the CNIB Quebec Board since 2013. He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Laval University, an MBA from L'Université du Québec à Montréal and holds several professional certifications, including Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT). His interests include project management, governance and human change management.
Having retired from a business career that included management, communications and marketing, René Leclerc is also a Certified Corporate Director. He also brings strategic planning skills to the Advisory Board.
FCPA, FCA, CA.IFA, FCBV, FASA, FRICS, MCBA, CFF, CVA, CFE, C.ARB
Partner, Business Valuations, MNP
Steve Côté has worked as an events planner for companies and non-profit organizations for more than 15 years and brings his experience in this field to CNIB. He wanted to get involved with CNIB because his father has retinitis pigmentosa and he knows the reality of being a caregiver.