The HEG Team

The Healthy Enterprises Group actively works to mobilize, equip and recognize companies for advancing total health in the workplace. We remain open to your comments and suggestions so that we can provide you with the support you need to make your health and wellness initiative a success.

 

Roger Bertrand

Roger Bertrand 

President et co-founder

I was born and raised in the region on Portneuf and acted for 10 years as member of the Quebec National Assembly for this electoral district (1993-2003). Minister responsible for Prevention in Quebec (2002-2003), cofounder the HE Group in 2004, health promotion and prevention have always been a must, a strong priority in my life. With no surprise, you could cross my way biking, sailing, skiing or skating. My spare time are devoted to practicing these sports… and woodworking as well.

 

Manon Boivin

Manon Boivin

General Director

Organization, mobilization and development are my three important pillars. I’m quite active indeed, looking after challenges and inspiring projects. If being active is great, I can hold for a while, quietly and thoughtfully listening to what’s going on outside… and inside. It helps getting a clear picture of issues and boosting confidence. Team working and collective intelligence are also high priorities for me.

 

Véronique Massin

Véronique Massin

Responsible for programming and partnerships development

I am an enthusiastic person by nature, especially for health and wellbeing in working environments. I’m active in promoting such a mission from within the HE Group. I am grateful to this organization. I had the opportunity to join the team in 2019. I am also passionate about arts and culture. I have especially been involved in theater for years as an actor. Yoga, meditation, walking and running are also important activities for preserving a good life balance. 

 

Josianne Isabel

Josianne Isabel

Consultant, special events

As for Martial Arts that I’ve been practicing for years, I’m a natural healthy food geek. Workout is also very important in my life. I often make amazing discoveries when travelling, trying restaurants, or looking for decoration or styles. I have been sharing these on my blog for 7 years. A buy-local boutique has been added recently on this blog in order to support our economy. 

 

Bothayna Mengad

Bothayna Mengad

Web communication and event manager

Originally from the south of France, I have had since the privilege to live in various countries and learn four languages. In 2017 I turned a new page of this journey in Montreal. Discovering inspiring people, ideas, places, and horizons makes me healthy and strong. Taking on challenges, which I love to do, helps me growing even more. What a chance it is to address issues with my colleagues at HE Group! In my spare time, I may look like a geek with my passion for TV series and video games. I enjoy sharing leisure time with my loved one.


Dr Mario Messier

Dr Mario Messier 

Scientific Director

Doctors are trained first and foremost for cure. But with experience, I became much more interested and engaged with promotion for its overall impact on health. This is why I’m so deeply involved in the HE Group. I’m father of two. I love biking, running, reading fantasy and science fiction. I enjoy also playing scrabble with my wife, Sylvie. And no surprise, I’m also vegan… 

 

Amélie Poirier

Amélie Poirier

Communication and project manager

I’m passionate about words, writing, phrases and grammar. Words have meanings and help getting in touch with others when speaking or writing. They also help to learn, to understand or to remind about so-and-so. Words get together in phrases. And between 2 phrases, there is an opportunity, a magic moment for me, to observe my two daughters discovering a new world. Global health is important for me; workout is a priority, and personal growth or transformation as well. Walking under the sun in the neighborhoods, especially with my love ones, what a treat. It’s like heaven.


Maricela Velazquez

Maricela Velazquez

Accounting and administration manager

Ten years ago, I emigrated from Mexico, to live in the incredible province of Quebec. I have been involved in accounting with the HE Group team since 2018. Global health in working areas is an especially important issue. I love nature, I like running with my family. And the best proverb for me is African: “Want to walk fast, walk alone. Want to walk far, walk together. 

 

Sarah Berkane

Sarah Berkane

Responsible for training and business support

How absolutely fascinated am I about fauna and flora. Walking in nature inspires me so much! It helps staying healthy and promoting environment awareness. Taking care of our beautiful planet is so important for me as well as it is for humanity. I am totally committed to this kind of professional and personal duty. I’m also convinced that personal growth is an important health contributor in life. Living in the present moment, through meditation, yoga and dance, is also a priority for me.

 

Margaux Ruelle

Margaux Ruelle

Content and communication editor 

I recently arrived in Quebec from surrealistic and rainy Belgium. During my studies in journalism, a university exchange program abroad opened my mind to the world. I experienced friendships beyond frontiers, and the tremendous opportunities linked to travelling. Each discovery inspires me happiness and gratitude. I’m still growing from these opportunities. Relentless, I am learning even more from all those people that are crossing my path.