OTTAWA, May 25, 2015 – The Board of Directors of the Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is pleased to welcome Marc Sougavinski as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective June 22, 2015. Marc was formerly the Executive Director of Centre de santé et des services sociaux de la Montagne (CSSS de la Montagne), a large organization with a mandate to provide access to health and social services and manage seamless connections between its various service delivery systems in the largest territory of Montreal.
"The Champlain CCAC Board of Directors is excited to welcome Marc to lead our dedicated staff," says Board Chair Michael Ennis. "Marc's expertise in healthcare management, proven ability to build high functioning partnerships, and skill at successfully leading organizations through transformation will be a tremendous asset to the Champlain CCAC."
A recognized leader, Marc brings 20 years of progressive experience in leading health sector transformation and implementing innovative programs in the areas of home care, residential services, children services, mental health and medicine.
Prior to his most recent role as Executive Director of the CSSS de la Montagne, Marc was the Executive Director of the Miriam Center, one of the most reputable and recognized organizations for children with intellectual disabilities in Quebec. In this capacity, Marc successfully led a highly complex transition of intellectually disabled children from hospital to community.
Marc holds a specialized graduate diploma in Administration of Social Services from the University of Montreal and a Master of Psychology from McGill University.
Marc replaces CEO Gilles Lanteigne, who is retiring after an impressive 40-year career in health care – and five years with the Champlain CCAC. Gilles announced his retirement in January. His contribution to the home and community care will be recognized at the Annual General Meeting on June 17, 2015.
"I'm excited to be joining the Champlain CCAC," says Marc. "I look forward to being part of a team that is committed to providing the best care possible to patients and their families, but also actively engages health partners to build a sustainable, responsive system."