Executive Board

The governance of IFMSA-Québec is assured by an Executive Board, composed of officers elected during Spring Congress for a one-year mandate.

Transcripts of the meetings of the Executive Board for the 2017-2018 term (please note that these are only available in french):

August 14, 2017 : PV-CE01-2017.08.14
August 22, 2017 : PV-CE-Transition-2017.08.22
September 13, 2017 :  PV-CE-CA-2017.09.13 (1)
October 17, 2017 : PV-CE02-2017.10.17
November 20, 2017 : PV-CE03-2017.11.20
December 2, 2017 : PV-CE04-2017.12.02

The officers currently standing on the Executive Board are the following:


Roxanne St-Pierre-Alain, President

The IFMSA-Québec President has the role of overseeing the organization’s activities and well-being in accordance with its mission. He or she is responsible for the liaison between IFMSA-Québec and the Quebec Federation of Medical Students (FMEQ), where they sit as the International Affairs Delegate, as well as the relations between IFMSA-Québec and the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS). Furthermore, the President acts at the representative of the Division in IFMSA, and therefore is expected to contribute to the development of the international federation.

Rosa Lakabi, Secretary-General

The Secretary-General’s tasks pertain to the institutional memory of the Executive Board and of IFMSA-Québec, which includes but is not limited to the update of all official documentation, the convening of Executive Board meetings – with or without the presence of national officers, the drafting meeting agenda and minutes, the launch the electoral period and the creation of the Elections Committee. Furthermore, he or she is responsible for the application of the IFMSA-Québec Constitution, and its update, whenever pertinent.

Yousra-Imane Benaskeur, Vice-president of Internal Affairs

The Vice-President for Internal Affairs (VP Internal) has the main task of overseeing all activities and committees on all the campuses. He or she is in constant communication with the national officers of the seven committees, the six campus coordinators and all members of the Support Division. He or she coordinates all official communication to members and organizes IFMSA-Québec General Assemblies.

Hanene Mankour, Vice-President for External Affairs

The Vice-President for External Affairs (VP External) is, alongside the President, IFMSA-Québec’s spokesperson and representative to external organizations. He or she must maintain and expand IFMSA-Québec’s partner network, as well as negotiate partnership plans.

Elizabeth Deng, Vice-President of Finances

The Vice-President of Finances (VP Finances) is responsible for the elaboration of the IFMSA-Québec annual budget, the management of fund advancements and reimbursements, as well as the surveillance of the financial state and the allocation of funds according to available resources. He or she is also tasked with the financial relations between IFMSA-Québec and IFMSA at the international level.

Jimmy Chau, Vice-President of Communications

The Vice-President of Communications is the official representative to the local, regional and provincial media in order to increase the visibility of the organization and its activities in the province. She is responsible for updating social media and coordinating external communication on various campuses.

Sara Medina Kasasni, Vice-President of Capacity building

The Vice-President of Skills Development oversees training at IFMSA-Quebec. Its role is to ensure the quality of training on committees, to provide resources to students wishing to organize or improve training, and to allow students to become international trainers. His duties also include organizing various trainings throughout the year, including the Sub-Regional Training (SRT), an international training event for medical students on topical issues.

Executive Board 2017-2018


President : Djamila Saad
General Secretaryl : Karma Abukasm
Vice-President of Internal Affairs : Thuy-An Mai-Vo
Vice-President of Skills Development : Gael Chetaille
Vice-President of External Affairs  : Margo Abi Hanna
Vice-President of Finances : Laurence Garon
Vice-President of Communications : Roxanne Saint-Pierre-Alain


Executive Board 2016-2017

President : Djamila Saad
General Secretary : Julia Pinheiro Carvalho
Vice-President of Internal Affairs  : Karma Abukasm
Vice-President of Projects  : Lena Zotova
Vice-President of External Affairs : Charles-Antoine Barbeau-M.
Vice-President of Finances : Laurence Garon

Executive Board 2015-2016

President : David Alexandre Galiano
General Secretary : Gabriel Lavoie
Vice-President of Internal Affairs  : Wenzhen Zuo
Vice-President of Projects  : Anne-Lou McNeil Gauthier
Vice-President of External Affairs : Djamila Saad
Vice-President of Finances : Laurence Garon

Executive Board 2014-2015

President : Camille Pelletier-Vernooy
General Secretary : Gabriel Lavoie
Vice-President of Internal Affairs  : Anne-Lou McNeil Gauthier
Vice-President of Internal Affairs : Nour Nofal
Vice-President of Finances : Chérine Zaim

Executive Board2013-2014

President : Claudel P-Desrosiers
General Secretary : Joel Neves Briard
Vice-President of Internal Affairs : David Alexandre Galiano
Vice-President of External Affairs : Laurent Darveau
Vice-President of Finances : Camille Pelletier-Vernooy

Executive Board 2012-2013

President : Claudel P-Desrosiers
General Secretary : Renée Samson-Hébert
Vice-President of Internal Affairs  : Catherine Ji
Vice-President of External Affairs : Olivier Gagné
Vice-President of Finances : Maxime Leroux-La Pierre

Executive Board 2011-2012

President : Yassen Tchokalov
General Secretary : Stéphanie Paradis
Vice-President of Internal Affairs : Laurence Bernard
Vice-President of External Affairs: Sajjid Hossain
Vice-President of Finances : Maxime Leroux-La Pierre

Executive Board 2010-2011

President : Geneviève Bois
General Secretary : Vincent Larouche
Vice-President of Internal Affairs  : Yassen Tchokalov
Vice-President of External Affairs : Alexandre Lefebvre
Vice-President of Finances : Sajjid Hossain