The Team

The team behind Dejeun’aide is made up of determined young leaders who range between current university students focusing on their studies or who are post-degree and are at the start of their careers. A fundamental commonality that this team is passionate about is supporting the growth and functions of the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the role the hospital plays in the community.

Déjeun’aide is part of the Young Leader’s Circle whose ultimate mission is to make a positive impact on pediatric care in Quebec through creative fundraising.  For more information, click here.

Team Picture

Déjeun’aide Committee (2018): Daniel Lewin, Jeremy Thibodeau, Jake Sinclair, Brett Sinclair, Coline Fiévet, Matthew Puglisi, Audrey-Frédérique Lavoie, Johan Saba, Julia Mouzakiotis-Paquin, Ronnie Vincelli, Thomas Sinclair, Sarah Pineau, Lise Hemeryck

Thomas Sinclair

Founder & Chair

My name is Thomas, Founder and Chair of Déjeun’aide, and I work at EY as a consultant in the digital, data & analytics team.  In recent years, it became important for me to give back to my community and the causes I value. I also noticed a strong shortage in the philanthropic initiatives undertaken by the students and young professionals in Montreal. Déjeun’aide was founded in 2016 to help the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation create new opportunities while helping the young professionals of Montreal develop their careers. Déjeun’aide is the perfect event for any student or young professional looking to get involved in philanthropy and connect with some of the brightest individuals in Canada.  I completed my undergrad at McGill University (BA ’16) and my masters in business intelligence at HEC Montréal (MSc ’19).

Ronnie Vincelli


My name is Ronnie and I am currently in law school at l’Université de Montréal. I graduated from McGill University in economics in 2018. I have worked with my family at the Jack Vincelli Nursery and Garden Centre every summer since I was 16 years old. In the summer of 2019 I had the pleasure of working at Scotiabank with the Real Estate Banking team in Montreal.

I joined the Déjeun’aide team at its inception in January of 2016 for two reasons that hold true to this day. Firstly, I want to help children receive the medical care they require to lead more conventional, happy and fulfilling lives. Secondly, Déjeun’aide is a unique networking opportunity in Montreal which has developed the reputation and ability to gather the highest quality leaders from a variety of industries, such as finance, law and entertainment in order to mentor and inspire the next generation of leaders.
Any student or young professional should therefore attend this event. This is their opportunity to seize.

Sarah Pineau


My name is Sarah Pineau, I am responsible of the Leaders portion of Déjeun’aide. I am currently studying law at McGill University. Prior to that, I studied at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, which is where I first heard of Déjeun’aide. In my second year of CEGEP, I attended the first edition of Déjeun’aide and immediately saw the potential of the event. I was attending quite a lot of networking events, but this one had a different formula –a more intimate, breakfast setting — and was supporting a very good cause – children’s health. I approached Thomas with what I could offer the team and event, and was welcomed to join the Board for the second edition of Déjeun’aide, in which I took care of corporate partnerships. You should come to Déjeun’aide because it is the perfect opportunity to meet and have a meaningful conversation with some of Montreal’s most respected professionals in the intimate setting of a breakfast, while helping the MCH to improve its cutting-edge treatments to save many children’s lives.

Johan Saba

Community outreach

My name is Johan Saba and I am currently working at CDPQ while finishing my M. Sc. in Business Intelligence at HEC Montréal. I have also recently launched a new start up called Seed AI to enable companies to better benefit from artificial intelligence by training them and helping them answer their business needs using data science. I have been to every edition so far and it has helped me lot. For instance, it has enabled me to get my first job at la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. I have known Thomas for a while now and when he told me he needed help to organize this amazing event. I think many students and young professionals underestimate the importance of having mentors to help and guide them during their early careers. Déjeun’aide is the perfect place to find these mentors that will help you grow professionally: there’s no excuse not to come!

Coline Fiévet


My name is Coline, I am French Italian and I graduated in Strategic Management from McGill in 2016. I currently work in real estate finance at Werkliv, a local developer specialized in student housing. I first got involved into Dejeun’aide in early 2017, I had heard a lot of great things about the event, loved the cause and wanted to get more involved. Participating as a committee member is extremely rewarding, and it is just as rewarding and enriching to come to Dejeun’aide as a participant! Don’t miss out on our event and the chance to get precious career advice from industry leaders!

Jérôme Cauvier

My name is Jérôme and I am currently a second year law student at the Université de Montréal. Curious by nature, I quickly became interested in business, especially in the stock markets and the analysis of companies. Having developed a passion for business, I co-founded, during my years in Cégep, the André-Grasset investment club. In addition to participating in numerous university stock market simulations, including the McGill Trading Simulation, I co-chaired the Grasset-Marianopolis Stock Market Simulation in November 2017. Bringing together over 200 students from High Schools (secondary 4 and 5), Cégep and Universities across Montreal for a chance to win multiple performance based prizes, the event was unique in its ability to take place on students’ digital devices such as phones and laptops, allowing students to participate in a more realistic simulation. Helping others and being engaged in my community are values ​​that I cherish. Those values are also the reason why I recently joined Déjeun’aide. Join us for our next edition of Déjeun’aide.

Lise Hemeryck

My name is Lise, and I work at KPMG as a Strategy consultant in the Deal Advisory team. Prior to that, I completed a Bcom at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University and a Msc at HEC Montreal. Several reasons motivated me to join the Board of Dejeun’aide. First, Dejeun’aide supports a great cause which allows for the Dejeun’aide committee members, student participants and company sponsors to bring direct support to children of our community that suffer health issues. Dejeun’aide is also an opportunity to give back to the ambitious young students of our city that are looking to find their career path and meet leaders in their field of interest. Finally, we are able to bring back this great event every year thanks to a great team of committee members, which is supported by the Montreal Children’s Foundation. Throughout the years, our group remains dedicated to the cause and to bringing a great event for our leaders and students every year. This is one more reason that companies should partner with Dejeun’aide to support the Montreal Children’s Foundation!

Jeremy Thibodeau

Film & New media

My name is Jeremy and I majored in Media Studies and Sociology at Dartmouth College before returning to Montreal to launch a new storytelling company, Rubicon Pictures & Media. I am involved with Déjeun’aide as a story consultant, developing strategy and direction for the brand’s eventual expansion into diversified formats and iterations. Déjeun’aide is a great initiative for anyone with a vested interest in bridging the gap between emerging talent and executive-level decision-makers in a benevolent context.

Team Picture

Déjeun’aide Committee (2017): Jake Sinclair, Coline Fiévet, Michael-Ryan Boychuk, Brett Sinclair, Thomas Sinclair, Sarah Pineau, Matthew Puglisi, Ronnie Vincelli, Julia Mouzakiotis-Paquin

Inaugural committee (2016): Jake Sinclair, Daniel Lewin, Julia Mouzakiotis-Paquin, Thomas Sinclair, Camille Mongeau, Michael-Ryan Boychuk, Ronnie Vincelli