Leadership Team

Gilles Lanteigne, President and CEO

Gilles Lanteigne joined Vitalité Health Network as President and Chief Executive Officer in August 2015. A recognized leader with over 30 years of experience as a senior-level manager in strategic positions, he served as Executive Director of the Champlain Community Care Access Centre in Ontario, Lakeshore General Hospital, Pontiac Community Hospital, and as Executive Vice-President of Accreditation Canada.

Mr. Lanteigne earned a Doctorate of Public Health Management, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Social Work. He holds the titles of CHE and FACHE (Certified Health Executive), certified general accountant (CGA), and certified professional accountant (CPA). He is an expert surveyor for the International Society for Quality in Health Care and for Accreditation Canada.

He sits on a number of boards of directors, namely those of the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, Atlantic Cancer Research Institute, Service New Brunswick, and Medbuy.

He has extensive international experience and has worked in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, and South America.

 

Dr. France Desrosiers, Vice-President of Medical Services, Training and Research

Dr. Desrosiers established her practice in the Tracadie region in 1999. She has also held several functions since:

  • 2000 to 2004 - Head of Emergency services and Family medicine;
  • 2004 to 2008 – Department head for the Acadian Peninsula;
  • 2008 to 2009 – Chief Doctor, Acadie-Bathurst Zone;
  • 2009 to 2016 - Regional Chief of Staff for Vitalité Health Network.

Dr. Desrosiers holds a College degree in Health Sciences from the Cégep Maisonneuve-Rosemont and a Doctorate of Medicine from the Université de Montréal.

She is a member of the New Brunswick Medical Society, the New Brunswick College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Canadian Physician Leadership Society. Dr. Desrosiers is also a member and Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

 

Johanne Roy, Vice-President of Clinical Services

Johanne Roy has worked in the health and social services sector for close to 30 years. She has held management positions since 1985 and began her career in senior management in 1992 as Director of Nursing of the Hôpital de Verdun. Among her various positions, Ms. Roy was Assistant Executive Director of the Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal for nearly 10 years. During this time, her efforts were always focused on the planning, development, and accessibility of quality care and services.

The quality and safety of care were also ongoing concerns and led to her work as an Accreditation Canada surveyor starting in 1999 and as a representative of the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO) to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2009 and 2010.

Ms. Roy holds a Master of Science in Nursing from the Université de Montréal and a graduate diploma in administrative science from the École des hautes études commerciales. 

 

Jacques Duclos, Vice-President of Community Services and Mental Health

Jacques Duclos has extensive management experience in health services. He began his career in 1989 as a clinical psychologist at the Campbellton Community Mental Health Centre and went on to hold a Program Manager position there. He remained with the centre for nearly 15 years, devoting the greater part of his time to children, adolescents, and their families. He spent more than a year as Director of the Provincial Youth Treatment Program.

Mr. Duclos was Regional Director of Public Health for the former Restigouche Health Authority. In September 2008, he was appointed Executive Director of Academic and Medical Affairs with Vitalité Health Network. He was in charge of partnerships between the Network and postsecondary educational institutions offering health education programs and sat on the provincial working group on the development of designation criteria for the future university hospital centre and affiliated university hospital centres. He was also in charge of Research and Administrative Medical Affairs. From 2010, he was Executive Director of the Restigouche Hospital Centre.

In addition to his duties as Chief Operating Officer of the Restigouche Zone, Mr. Duclos is in charge of the following regional files: Addiction and Mental Health Services, Public Health, and Laundry (FacilicorpNB).

Mr. Duclos is a registered psychologist. As a graduate of the Université de Moncton, he earned a Bachelor of Psychology in 1987 and a Master of Arts in Psychology in 1990.

 

Stéphane Legacy, Vice-President of Outpatient and Professional Services

Stéphane Legacy has held management positions within the New Brunswick health care system for over 17 years. Starting in 1996, he held successive positions with the ACADIE-BATHURST Health Authority as Manager of Accounting, Director of Financial Services and Material Management, and Vice-President, Hospital Services. In 2007, Mr. Legacy was appointed Acting Executive Director of the ACADIE-BATHURST Health Authority and he remained in this position until 2008. He went on to become Vice-President of Professional and Diagnostic Services for Vitalité Health Network and then Executive Vice-President and Chief of Operations for the Network.

In addition to his duties as Chief Operating Officer of the Acadie-Bathurst Zone, Mr. Legacy is in charge of the following regional files: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services and Information Systems (FacilicorpNB).

After completing studies in business technology at the New Brunswick Community College - Bathurst Campus, Mr. Legacy continued his postsecondary training at the Université de Moncton where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1994 and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in 2007.

 

Gisèle Beaulieu, Vice-President of Performance, Quality and Corporate Services

Gisèle Beaulieu is a trained dietitian with more than 20 years of experience in health care management and extensive experience in strategic and operational planning, development of corporate policies, as well as management and implementation of organizational projects and programs, including programs related to quality, risk management, and patient safety, information management, decision support, and privacy protection.

Ms. Beaulieu has held several senior management positions, including that of Executive Director of the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst, Chief Health Renewal Planning Officer, and Vice-President of Planning and Organizational Development for Vitalité Health Network. She also held various management positions within Vitalité Health Network and Regional Health Authority 4 in Edmundston.

Ms. Beaulieu holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a graduate certificate in public management (health) from the Université de Moncton. She is a member of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives and holds the professional title of Certified Health Executive (CHE). She also completed the Executive Training for Research Application (EXTRA) Fellowship Program from the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. She is Improvement Advisor to the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Shared Risk Plan for Certain Bargaining Employees (CBE) of New Brunswick Hospitals.

 

Pierre Verret, Vice-President of Human Resources

Pierre Verret works to plan and develop the Network’s entire human resources complement. He is responsible for the human resource management services delivered by managers in the organization’s various sectors, especially as regards human resources planning, staffing and recruitment, human resources mobilization and development, and implementation of various programs and policies designed to manage human resources and support their management.

In addition, he is responsible for managing the Network’s major contracts with clients and partners as well as the organization’s major infrastructure projects.

Mr. Verret has extensive management experience in the health care field. After spending a few years in the private sector, he joined the Region 4 Hospital Corporation where he served as a financial analyst from 1992 to 1997. He went on to serve as Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Services of Regional Health Authority 4, Executive Director of the Edmundston Regional Hospital, and Chief Operating Officer of the Northwest Zone for Vitalité Health Network.

He holds bachelor’s (1990) and master’s (2010) degrees in business administration from the Université de Moncton and completed a special program in accounting science (CMA) at Université Laval in 1991 and university certification in corporate governance in 2012. He is a fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (FCMA), and a fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA).