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The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1964 dedicated to supporting the enhancement of patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. The Foundation funds programs and projects to advance patient care and research. Our aim is to fund the acquisition of state-of-the-art medical equipment, support significant upgrading of our hospital facilities, and assist in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff.

Mission Statement

To inspire, encourage and engage our community to invest in helping elevate the quality of healthcare at the Lakeshore General Hospital and improve the lives of all those who come through our doors.

Our Core Values

  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Trust
hospital staff

Board of Directors

Executive Committee


David Cescon

Novyc International Inc.

Dave grew up on the West Island and graduated from Concordia University. While earning his degree, he was also captain of the varsity Football team.

He presently resides in Kirkland, where his family, his business and the LGH Foundation share time with his ongoing battle to break 80 at Royal Montreal Golf Club!

David has served as VP & Managing Partner at Novyc International since 2004, where his primary focus is building long-term relationships with international petroleum partners.

He utilizes his strong management skills to develop agreements with preferred vendors that benefit the end users and lead a team of International sales and marketing executives. He continues to travel the world, focusing on the Americas, where Novyc generates most of its business today.

He has also been involved in the West Island volunteer community for decades, donating his time to multiple organizations. The LGH has seen the full circle of life within his own family, from the birthplace of his two children to the compassionate care for parents in their final days.

The continued growth in population over his 50+ years in the West Island and access to quality healthcare for that growing population made his decision to join the board ten years ago an easy one. Seeing the difference we can make in our local community is a rewarding initiative and an important cause, one we can all participate in today for a better tomorrow.


Dave Jennings

Dave is the former CEO of the public company Discovery Air and co-founder, and former CEO of Top Aces Inc. Dave has also served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a CF-18 fighter pilot. Dave has owned and invested in several small local businesses and currently flies as a pilot for Air Canada. Dave grew up in Pointe-Claire and now lives in the West Island with his wife and three teenage kids.

Philippe Jordan


Philippe is a partner in PwC’s Deals practice in Montreal and a Corporate Advisory and Restructuring group member.

Philippe has more than 30 years of experience working with public and private companies in restructuring and insolvency. During this time, he has served as a financial advisor, trustee and monitor for financial institutions, companies, shareholders and other stakeholders. Occasionally, he plays an interim role in the management of the company.

Board of Directors


Dr. Fadi Aris

Lakeshore General Hospital

Dr. Aris is the Chief of Medical Imaging at Lakeshore General Hospital and for the West Island CIUSSS. He is a graduate of McGill University’s Medical School and did a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Aris wanted to become a radiologist because it is a fast-expanding department with new technology. It is also a specialty that ranges from screening to diagnostics, which means there are many levels of involvement in patient care.

Dr. Aris joined the Foundation Board of Directors 10 years ago because he believes it is a bridge between the Hospital and the community. He enjoys being involved in discussions regarding hospital projects and funding.

Eyal Artzy

Sekure Payment Solutions

Eyal is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Sekure Payment Solutions, a payments company that provides complete payment and business solutions to over 30,000 small and medium-sized businesses in the United States and Canada. Eyal was the president of the Pointe-Claire Men’s Softball League from 2013-2021 and ran their charity tournament for many years, raising funds for the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation. He also served on the Pointe-Claire Old Timers League board, whose annual tournament raises funds for many west island charities, including the Lakeshore Hospital, and has been involved in fundraising campaigns for YMCA Camp Kanawana and Neuchatel Junior College. Eyal grew up in NDG and attended FACE high school in Montreal but has called Pointe-Claire home for most of his adult life.

Sharon Beaumont

As a lifelong West Islander, Sharon Beaumont has deep roots in the community and a strong desire to give back to the area where she grew up and raised her family. Sharon is a former entrepreneur and has a solid background in community service. She has served on various boards and committees, including the West Island Women’s Centre, Loyola High School and the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Sharon volunteers at the Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Center and has brought her energy to fundraising for the Old Brewery Mission, On Rock, West Island Mission and more. Sharon’s love of sports and recreation led her to volunteer with the Lakeside Heights Recreation Association and Hockey West Island.

Her long-standing interest in nutrition, wellness and exercise aligns seamlessly with her position on the Foundation Board. Sharon’s enthusiasm is an asset in elevating the reputation and quality of healthcare at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In her spare time, Sharon participates in various sports and performs stand-up comedy.

Paul Broccolini

Paul Broccolini


As a second-generation Broccolini at the company’s helm, Paul grew up in the industry, thus giving him keen insight into all aspects of the family business. After earning his technical degree in Civil Engineering from Dawson College, Paul joined Broccolini Construction in the estimation department in 1987. He worked in that capacity for several years accumulating valuable skills and knowledge with regards to detailed construction costing, scheduling, and contract management.

Now, as Executive Vice-President for Broccolini, Paul plays an active role in the realization of new projects, in commercial and industrial leasing and in the development of real-estate
opportunities. He also lends his considerable management expertise and skills as a diplomatic negotiator in the effort to secure construction contracts, build-to-suit leasebacks and real estate acquisitions and dispositions.

Paul has been a valuable inside real estate board member of the Broccolini Limited Partnership funds since 2007, helping to raise over 2 billion dollars of capital since inception, and most recently an active board member of the Broccolini group of companies.

Paul has played an integral role in building of the business, with sales of over 1 billion dollars and most recently being in the Top 10 construction volume in Canada.

Kevin Campbell

BMO Private Wealth

Kevin is a member of the Quebec leadership team at BMO Private Wealth and has close to 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He holds a B.A. from Concordia University and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. He is involved with the BMO Wealth regional committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and is a supporter of the Kids Help Phone / BMO Walk So Kids Can Talk.

Together with his wife Kimberley, he has been based in the West Island for over 20 years and has two teenage children.

Éric Desbiens

Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd.

Eric is Regional Vice-President & Portfolio Manager at Jarislowsky Fraser. He joined the firm in 2000 and became a Partner in 2008. He had been working at Bolton Tremblay before that. He is currently in charge of the institutional team for Eastern Canada and has extensive experience working with a wide range of institutional and high-net-worth clients.

Eric supports various not-for-profit organizations and is an active member of his community. He is a former Chair of the Success through Education, Enterprise & Determination (SEED) Program at the Williams School of Business and a Founding Organizer of Beyond the Bubble. He currently sits on the boards of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation and the Bishop’s University Foundation. He is also an Ambassador for l’ARASQ (Association de la retraite et des avantages sociaux du Québec). Eric received the Esprit de Corps Award in 2013 and was named a Bishop’s University Top 10 After 10 in 2019.

Isabelle Desharnais

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Isabelle holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, International Relations profile from the University of Quebec in Montreal and a Bachelor's degree in Civil Law from the University of Ottawa. She has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 2004.

Isabelle is a partner and co-head of the Insolvency and Restructuring Group at Borden Ladner Gervais in Montreal. Her areas of practice include banking law, corporate finance, insolvency and financial restructuring. She represents corporations as well as major Canadian financial institutions by advising litigation and special account groups as well as investment funds and accounting firms on complex commercial insolvency matters.

Tomas Kaufman

Dr. Tomas Kaufman

Lakeshore General Hospital

Dr. Kaufman was born in Prague, Czech Republic, and graduated in Physiology from McGill in 1982. Following medical studies at Dalhousie University, he completed a residency in Family Medicine at McGill in 1989. Joining the Lakeshore General Hospital in July 1989, Dr. Kaufman has devoted 34 years to the institution, now entering his 35th.

With 15 years as Chief of the Emergency Department, Dr. Kaufman has played a key role in healthcare leadership. Additionally, he served for 5 years on the CMDP (Conseil des médecins, dentistes et pharmaciens), contributing to medical governance. Dr. Kaufman's enduring commitment to healthcare and wealth of experience make them a respected figure in the medical community.

Nadia Malik


Phil Mancini

Spencer-Mancini Wealth Management

A Pointe-Claire resident and West Island native, Phil Mancini began his community service as part of the Young Professionals Group for St-Mary's Hospital, lending his efforts to the organization of the Wonder Ball. In 2021, he expanded his commitment by joining the golf committee of the Lakeshore Hospital Foundation, which has since led to a position on the Foundation's Board of Directors.

Phil Mancini is the President and managing partner at Spencer-Mancini Wealth Management in Pointe-Claire. His leadership skills have been instrumental in the firm's growth, ensuring clients' financial goals are met with great care. Together with his wife Romina, Phil takes immense joy in being a loving father to his three children.

Dr. Gerry Polyhronopoulos


Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Gerry received his BSc (Cum Laude) from Boston College, graduated from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 2003, and completed his surgical training at McGill. He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and has completed additional training in Breast Ultrasound and Oncoplastic Breast Surgery.

Gerry served as a staff General Surgeon at Lakeshore General Hospital for ten years. During that time, he joined the board of directors for The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation. He is now a staff surgeon at VM-Med, specializing in Breast Cancer Assessment and Surgery. He has stayed on as a member of our Board and is committed to the continued growth and improvement of the Lakeshore General Hospital.

Delia So

Rubin & So Foundation

Delia is a Montreal West Islander who grew up in Kirkland and now lives in Beaconsfield. She holds a degree in Physical Therapy, a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Masters of Business Administration degree from McGill University. Her work experience began as a rehabilitation physiotherapist working directly with orthopedic, neurologic, and rheumatology patients. She then moved into marketing and sales for medical imaging systems and laboratory diagnostics. In addition to the Lakeshore Foundation, Delia has held board positions with the West Island Women's Centre, Action for Women's Empowerment Global (formerly Artistri Sud), and the Rubin & So Foundation.

Delia is proud to join the board of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation to support and raise awareness for the Lakeshore General Hospital's transformation and to give back to the community. Her leadership role as co-chair of the 2023 Lakeshore Ball has inspired her to take on this greater responsibility in the Foundation's work and success. She is excited to promote the hospital's newest projects, such as the new Emergency Department, the recently unveiled new Intensive Care Unit, and the launch of the University Family Medicine Group liaison with the McGill University Health Centre.

Patrick Vena, FCIP, CRM, R.I.B. (Ont.)

BFL Canada

Patrick is a McGill University alumni and Managing Partner for BFL CANADA’s commercial group. BFL CANADA is one of the country's most significant risk management, insurance brokerage and benefits consulting firms.

Patrick got involved with the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation in 2017 after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. Throughout his treatments, the Lakeshore General Hospital’s team of professionals provided exceptional care, and Patrick subsequently decided to work with the foundation to give back to his community hospital. He is a proud father of three, all of whom were born at the Lakeshore General Hospital’s birthing centre.

Patrick has been on the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation Board of Directors since 2017 and has been the Co-Chair of the Foundation’s golf tournament since 2020.

Renée Yardley

Rolland Enterprises Inc.

Renée is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sustana Group, the leader in sustainable, recycled fibre and paper products. She has over two decades of experience in global organizations, including Tembec and General Motors. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and MBA from McGill University and an MA from Harvard University. In addition to her work with the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation, she is Chair of the Board of Trustees for St Andrew and St. Paul Presbyterian Church in Montreal and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund.

Meet The Team

Nathalie Kamel

Managing Director

Michelle Campbell
Fundraising Manager

Maggie Costa
Executive Assistant

Alison Harris
Events Manager

Natalie Lason
Financial Controller

Mary Picard
Donor Logistics Manager

Carole Ravenda
Strategic Partnerships Manager