Karine Blais, our new Executive Director, has a wealth of knowledge and experience in many fields.
Karine is an accountant by training, having obtained her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in 2003. Not only does she hold the CPA designation, but from 2007 to 2018 she worked for the Ordre des CPA du Québec as assistant director, vocational practice support, and other responsibilities.
From 2018 until she joined Gascon, Karine pursued her career with another professional order, the Ordre des opticiens d’ordonnances du Québec, where she served as Executive Director and Secretary and honed her skills in management, administration and corporate governance.
It is with this background that she will be taking charge of financial, material and human resources management at Gascon, bringing her support and experience to the partners.
On the volunteer front, her desire to raise awareness of migraine led her to become involved with Migraine Québec, a charitable organisation whose mission is to provide support and information to tens of thousands of people living with the disease and their families, by ensuring that their rights as sufferers are respected. Karine has been a member of Migraine Québec’s Board of Directors since 2021.