Ms. Geneviève Grégoire, the new director general of Maison Jésus-Marie, was introduced to the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary(SNJM) just after Labor Day.
By way of introducing this seasoned manager, Sr. Denise Riel, Province leader, highlighted the many links the Grégoire family has had with the SNJM’s throughout the years. Geneviève Grégoire’s mother had studied at Saint Lambert Convent before embarking on a long teaching career at Saint-Nom-de -Marie Boarding School in Outremont.
Nicole, known by many of the Sisters, is the sister of the new Director General. She taught at the Saint Lambert campus of College Durocher and later became the Director of Pedagogy, a position she held until she retired. The children of the Grégoire’s also pursued their high school studies at the same school
With these connections, it goes without saying, that Geneviève Grégoire already “carries us in her heart”.
With a solid background in the general management of community organizations and care facilities, Geneviève Grégoire is a seasoned manager with diverse knowledge in administration, management, planning and evaluation.
Throughout her career, she developed knowledge and competency in the area of gerontology, especially with vulnerable clientele. Sr. Denis Riel having read her application letter and having interviewed her, as a member of the selection committee noted, “This women is a blend of head and heart”.
Sr. Denise believes that Geneviève Grégoire who is interested in SNJM values and mission, will use her professional and interpersonal skills to continue the work she has begun. Denise added that the new Director General will know how to create and ensure “respect, autonomy and dignity of each person, without losing sight of the common good.”
At the end of her presentation, Sr. Denise addressed Ms. Grégoire saying, “We wish you a very warm welcome and much happiness with us!” Everyone then gathered for the Eucharistic Celebration.
Photos taken by Sr. Gisèle Lalande