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Left to right: 
Charles-Édouard Giguère, Nabil Khiari, Janick Boissoneault, Helen Findlay,
Guylaine Ethier, Mimi Dumont, Josée Feltrin, Carole Feltrin et Nathe François.



Nathe François, Ph D., Signature Bank Coordinator

In 1999, Nathe obtained her doctorate in France. In 2001, she enhanced her expertise in the area of child development through post-doctorate work at the CHU Ste-Justine’s research centre. In 2008, she became assistant director of the CRIUSMM, where she helped to initiate the Signature project. She has been coordinating the Signature Bank since 2012.

Janick Boissonneault, Research Laboratory Coordinator

Janick has worked at the CRIUSMM since 1997 and was in charge of its animal facilities until 2010. She has been applying her professional expertise to managing the Signature Bank’s research laboratories and biological specimens since 2012.

Carole Feltrin, Research Nurse

After graduating from Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne in 1974, Carole has worked in the mental health field since 1975 and as a research coordinator nurse at the CRIUSMM since 2000. In February 2012, she joined the Signature Bank team, which has benefited from her extensive knowledge of coordination, especially her approach to recruiting research participants.

Mimi Dumont, Research Nurse 

Mimi graduated from Cégep du Vieux Montreal in 1981 and has worked as a mental health care nurse since 1989. She began working as a research nurse in 1997, including several years with the McGill Group for Suicide Studies. In January 2013, she joined the Signature Bank team, which has benefited from her strong sense of compassion and engagement.

Nabil Khiari, Research Nurse

Nabil Khiari graduated in 1992 as microbiologist at the University of Constantine - Algeria. Settled in Canada since 2005, he graduated as a nurse from Collège de Maisonneuve in 2011, the year he began working at the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal. He worked in several programs, including community nursing as a case manager. He is pursuing his studies at the Université de Montreal, where he completed his BA and joined the team of the Banque Signature in February 2015.


 Charles-Édouard Giguère, Statistical Analyst

Charles-Édouard obtained a bachelor’s degree in math and computer science from the Université de Montréal in 2001 and a master’s degree in statistics in 2011. From 2001 to 2013, he was a data analyst and statistician with the GRIP (Université de Montréal), a research group studying child development, then in 2013, joined Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont’s ophthalmology research centre. In June 2014, he became part of the Signature team, where he is in charge of managing Signature Bank data.

Josée Feltrin, Administrative Officer 

Josée has worked at the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal since 2006. She has worked at the nursing care management and at the mental health and addiction programs. She joined the Signature team in March 2015. Josée has a pivotal role supporting and communicating with the Signature Bank team and also with clinical staff members. Her experience, her professionalism and discretion makes her an appreciated colleague. 

Helen Findlay, Laboratory Technician

Helen has been a laboratory technician at the IUSMM’s research centre since May 2011. She helps to process biological samples on a part-time basis.

Thanks to Guylaine Ethier, head of administrative activities at the CRIUSMM, for human resources- and finance-related support.

Thanks to Guylaine Larocque, M.B.A., Signature Bank Implementation Coordinator, for her valuable collaboration between September 2011 and July 2013. 


The Signature Bank would never have seen the light of day without the priceless contributions of many people, including the remarkable support provided by all the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal administrators, departments and care units involved in the project.

We would also like to give special thanks to the more than 80 researchers, clinicians and others who took part in designing the project, validating its feasibility and establishing its scientific foundations, who are collectively known as the Signature Consortium (PDF file).