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ABOUT
NOVA

The delivery of high-quality healthcare has been the cornerstone of the NOVA (formerly VON) nurses' mandate since 1911. At NOVA West Island, experienced, caring, and dedicated professional staff and volunteers work together to improve the quality of life for vulnerable adults, youth and families in 16 municipalities: Baie d'Urfé, Beaconsfield, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Dorval, Île Bizard, Île Perrot, Kirkland, Lachine, Pierrefonds, Pincourt, Pointe-Claire, Roxboro, Senneville, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Ste-Geneviève and Terrasse-Vaudreuil.

Our mission is to address the unmet needs of communities through the development and delivery of professional, innovative health services.

Last year, our non-profit organization cared for 583 vulnerable people on the West Island of Montreal through one or more of our programs.  This does not include the enormous positive impact we have on caregivers, the public healthcare system and the community at large.  Please refer to our annual statistics to ascertain how our human resources and your donations are being used, as well as our President and Executive Director reports for an overview of all our accomplishments in 2022-2023.

NOVA West Island offers a range of services free of charge or at low cost through the financial support of individuals, foundations, corporations, municipalities, community groups and through Fundraising activities. Our programs include:

HISTORY OF NOVA

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History

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

Thierry Faucher | PMP Project Management

President 

Lorenzo Salvaggio | CPA

Treasurer

Judith Amyot Russaouën | B.A., M.A., retired Airline Supervisor

Secretary

Virginia Bell | BSc. Retired business owner

Past President​

DIRECTORS

 

Debbie Frail | P.Eng., MBA

Dr. Andreea Iancu | Medical Advisor

Dr. Howard S. Cohen | Medical Advisor

Kathleen Greenfield |  MEd EdPsych Counseling, communication; writer and editor

Matt Del Vecchio | President, Lianas Senior Transition Support

Robert Donald | B.A. B.C.L. Executive Director CCAA

Robert Souch | Retired Realtor

Sylvie Denis |  MBA, Retired Pharmaceutical Executive 

Dominique Godin | Engineer

HONORARY DIRECTORS

Anne Myles

Dave Aucoin

Tom Thompson

Thrift Shops for NOVA

Elizabeth Parker & Edith L'Homme

Directors
Team

OUR TEAM

ADMINISTRATION

Marie-France Juneau, RN, BScN, MScN  

Executive Director

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Robyn Ruckenstein

Accounting Clerk

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Tina Sigalos

Accounting Manager

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Claudia Bachofen

Administrative Assistant and Home Support Coordinator

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PROGRAM COORDINATORS​

Ashley-Ann Gordon, TRS

Senior Activity Program Coordinator

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Lori Vinaric, Social Worker, MSW

Adult Bereavement Support Group Facilitator

Cynthia Stephan-Rayes, Psychologist

Carousel Program Coordinator


Louise Boissonneault, BAA

Fundraising and Communications Coordinator

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Ohemaa Adom Koranteng

Marketing and Communications Agent

NURSES​

Carole Béluse, RN

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Dominique Overney, RN

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Julie Bossé, RN., BScN

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Leslie Mitchell, RN., BScN

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Marianne Chartier

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Maxine Lybert, RN, BScN, CT

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Nancy Pauletto, RN, BScN

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Jennifer Bailey, RN, BScN

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IN-HOME ACTIVITY HEALTH AIDES ​

Barbara Gut

Gayle Smith

Gus-Rose Guzman

Helen Crowe

Natalie Brown

Nancy Robertson

Alena Principe

Barbara Smith

Samantha Tierney

HOME HEALTH AIDES ​

Anesta Sam

Anna Estrada

Audrey Grizzle
Barbara Smith

Pamela Wieler

Todd Bedbrook

Claire Williams

 

JOB OFFERS

In-Home Activity

Health Aides

​We are looking for dedicated people to work in the West Island, from 32nd Avenue in Lachine to Pincourt. Variable availability. Automobile required. ​Click here to see the detailed offer.

Home Health Aides
We are looking for dedicated individuals to work in the West Island, from 32nd Avenue

in Lachine to Pincourt. Variable availability, including days and nights, weekends, and

on-call. Automobile required. Click here to see the detailed offer.

Come Work With Us

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