Special announcement from BCAQ’s Board of Directors.
Dear members, allies and partners,
The Board of Directors of Breast Cancer Action Quebec is pleased to announce a major transition in the organization's management team.
Jennifer Beeman, whose professionalism and dedication have guided our organization over the past nine years, is passing the torch to Ama Maria Anney. On August 7, Jennifer Beeman stepped down from her position as Executive Director with her heart full of pride in the work she has accomplished and her sights set on the future. Deeply committed to our organization and determined to continue working on current and future campaigns, Jennifer now begins a new chapter at BCAQ as Program and Advocacy Coordinator. She will continue to be a valuable asset to our team.
The Board of Directors would like to acknowledge Jennifer Beeman’s achievements throughout her tenure as Executive Director, and express its gratitude to her for playing a key role in positioning our organization, enabling it to gain recognition for its expertise and forging links with numerous partners. Her efforts brought about major political changes for Quebec society and a particular focus on breast cancer prevention. Her leadership laid the foundations on which BCAQ will continue its mission. The Board thanks her for her unwavering commitment.
With transition comes succession, and we are therefore honoured to announce that Ama Maria Anney, previously Prevention and Strategic Development Coordinator, is taking over as Executive Director of Breast Cancer Action Quebec. Ama Maria Anney brings a wealth of experience and a solid strategic vision to her new role. With her in-depth knowledge of BCAQ and her ability to convey her strategic thinking clearly and effectively, Ama Maria has the calibre to lead our organization for years to come.
Ama Maria Anney has an academic background in sociology and feminist studies. She also has more than 12 years' experience in the Quebec feminist and advocacy movements. Ama Maria has a keen interest in business process improvement and organizational governance. Endowed with strong intersectional feminist values and having experienced a particular journey as a Black woman working in community organizations, Ama has consistently demonstrated her ability both to keep pace with change and to grasp its complexity.
The entire BCAQ team welcomes this milestone, which is fully in keeping with the organization's achievements and the ties it has forged with its members and allies over the past 32 years.
It was important that BCAQ develop a transition plan for the Executive Director position, and the Board of Directors is proud to contribute actively to its successful implementation.
We thank you all for your support and commitment, we extend a fond farewell to outgoing Executive Director Jennifer Beeman, and we wish our new Executive Director, Ama Maria Anney, every success!
For the Board of Directors,
Diana Toffa, Nikette Lorméus, Ariane Métellus, and Elizabeth Lallemand