WIB-Greater Montreal

Name:  Pamela Shaver-Walker
WIB Position:  Chapter Co-Chair
Company: Charles River Laboratories
Title: Executive Director
Name:  Marie-Eve Clavet
WIB Position:  Chapter Vice Chair
Company: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Title: Lawyer
Bio Data:  

Specialized in private M&A and financings and commercial agreements, I handle purchases, sales and corporate restructurings. I have acquired in-depth experience in the health and life sciences sectors, and have repeatedly been involved in such transactions.

Name:  Vanessa Libasci
WIB Position:  Communications Chair
Company: Ernst & Young
Name:  Deborah Blake
WIB Position:  Program Chair
Name:  Azadeh Shohoudi
WIB Position:  Program Vice Chair
Name:  Amy Dam
WIB Position:  Funding Chair
Company: Bereskin & Parr
Name:  Andrea Petschner, B.Sc.
WIB Position:  Young Women In Bio Chair
Title: Consultant
Bio Data:  

A Montrealer with education in Biochemistry and business. Andrea started in Combinatorial Chemistry then moved to High-throughput Screening (HTS) using automated systems. She then moved away from the lab and was a Scientific Support Specialist, supporting and teaching scientists in all applications.

Name:  Marie Di Maso
WIB Position:  Membership Chair
Company: Corealis Pharma
Name:  Katherine Crewe
WIB Position:  Mentors, Advisors, Peers Chair
Name:  Sarah Gora
WIB Position:  Mentors, Advisors, and Peers Vice Chair
Name:  Stephanie Laroche-Pierre
WIB Position:  Secretary
Name:  Carmela DeLuca
WIB Position:  Treasurer
Company: Bereskin & Parr LLP
Title: Partner
Bio Data:  

Carmela is a lawyer and registered patent agent in Canada and the United States and practices in all areas of intellectual property, focusing on patent matters, including advising clients on strategic global aspects of obtaining and managing patent portfolios, as well as in the preparation and procurement of patents and industrial designs. Carmela works closely with clients including start-ups, universities as well as multinationals in preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biologics, diagnostics, green technologies and other areas in the life sciences. Carmela is also active in the analysis of patent issues such as validity, infringement and freedom to operate and has experience advising on regulatory compliance and on plant breeder's rights.

Also meet our Committee Associates, who assist the efforts of Chapter Chairs and support the successful implementation of their initiatives!