Board Members
JENNIFER DUPUIS | présidente

JENNIFER DUPUIS

President & Co-Founder

Jennifer is the President and a founding board member of CARE Jeunesse. She is also an Alumni of care in Quebec. Jennifer is passionate about ensuring that young people leaving care have the support and community that they need to succeed!  Jennifer has a DEC in Social Services from Dawson College and a Bachelors and Masters in Social Work from McGill University.  In her spare time Jennifer enjoys travelling, trying new recipes, hanging out with her family and pug. Jennifer also dreams of publishing her story one day. 

JESSICA DUPUIS

JESSICA DUPUIS

Treasurer

Jessica is the Treasurer of CARE Jeunesse's Board of Directors.  With over 7 years experience working in the non-profit sector, Jessica has a passion for having a positive impact in her community, particular for issues affecting youth and teens.  She recognizes the importance a positive support network can have and is committed to helping CARE Jeunesse fulfill its mission.  Jessica holds a Bachelor Degree in Applied Human Sciences from Concordia University.

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VARDA MANN-FEDER

Vice-President

Varda is a Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University where she teaches Youth Work and Counselling. She worked for more than 30 years as a psychologist in the care system in Montreal and her research documents the experiences of youth aging out Quebec. Varda started out as an “adult ally” to CARE when the organization first began, and is honoured to now serve as Vice President. Varda loves attending CARE events and sculpts and reads novels in her spare time.

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LUISE MASSARI

Acting Secretary

Luise Massari is a bilingual native Montrealer.  She worked as a television and radio journalist and producer at the CBC in Montreal for thirty years.

In that time, she launched current affairs programs including the TV show “Our Montreal” which is still on the air. She was also the first Montreal producer for CBC's all news channel.   Ultimately she moved from television to radio and produced "Homerun" ,  CBC's  local drive home show. 

For Luise, the most important and rewarding part of her work has been telling the stories of Montrealers and Quebecers from all walks of life who faced challenges and who were trying to contribute to their community.

 Luise’s goal is to continue to give a voice and empower people in her community.  With Carejeunesse, Luise looks forward to working on a project that is led by and designed for alumni of care, and she believes the organization can grow into a great resource for all of Quebec.

Luise is a graduate of the Communications program at Concordia University and a member of the Alumni association of Concordia.

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TALINA HENSELEIT

Executive Director

A former alternative high school teacher with years of experience working in the non-profit sector, Talina is passionate about youth empowerment and social inclusion. She holds a McGill Capstone thesis award for her MA research on adolescent literacy and a BA from Concordia in English literature. A strong believer in the power and value of storytelling, Talina is excited to support Quebec’s youth in care and alumni of care as they share their experiences and advocate for change. In her spare time, she likes to dance, motorbike and cook for friends and family.