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Aphasia House Foundation – Board of Directors

Mohamed Hocini, Treasurer of the Board

Mohamed Hocini is an Algerian of Berber origin. He is the father of two children. As an accountant he has dedicated his expertise to help and support community organizations with his professional advice.


Guylaine LeDorze, Administrator 

Speech-Language Pathologist, Professor, Université de Montreal

Professor and researcher at the school of speech-language pathology at l’Universite de Montreal, Guylaine LeDorze provided us with her professional and personal vision regarding the needs of the caregivers of people with aphasia by offering her volunteer collaboration in the educational video “Pour communiquer avec une personne aphasique”. It is with pleasure that the Foundation for the Maison de l’aphasie has recruited Dr. LeDorze.


Christiane Gélinas, Administrator

Christiane Gélinas holds an MBA (finance) from the École des hautes études commerciales de Montréal. From 1998 to 2013, she was the director of financial and information resources at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal in charge of the Institute’s accounting, payroll, supplies, IT and research, educational and foundation funds. She was also responsible for the implementation of the Access to Information Act as well as the preparation and presentation of the files of the Audit and Budget Control Committee. She previously worked as a management consultant at CGI.


Michelyne Hubert and Sylvain Chartier, Administrators

They were among the founders of AQPA in 1982 and after.
 is a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montreal
Sylvain is Economist for Hydro-Quebec. Sylvain Chartier is now President of the Aphasia House Foundation.

Since the ambitious ideals of the first days, and in spite of meager means, the AQPA has spreadthroughout Quebec to promote public awareness and understanding of aphasia and has contributed to the birth of many associations of people with aphasia.

As privileged witnesses of the development of the AQPA along with people with aphasia, their close friends and family, volunteers, colleagues, we participated in its evolution, each in our own way. To live this experience, to share in each challenge and success has been most rewarding.

By friendship, solidarity and the desire to offer our support and our willingness to listen, we have chosen to pursue this challenging adventure. From the beginning of AQPA, we have chosen this living environment project for people with aphasia and their close friends and family. And, we are not alone.

From the outset, AQPA has welcomed students, researchers and professionals from many fields. Some volunteers have also shared in this dream. It is this life, this togetherness that stimulates us.

The “House of Aphasia ” is a project that will succeed. It is what we have planned to bring to life for the last 35 years.

Today, with these words, we join our voices to the chorus of people with aphasia. Together and with you, we sincerely hope to make this dream come true.