Jean Favreau Managing Director

Managing Director, eyeDOCS

Jean’s working career in healthcare spans over 30 years and most Canadian provinces. He started his career as a physiotherapist in Quebec and New Brunswick. Soon, he was attracted to position with more impact and reach, and started to manage home healthcare organizations in Ontario. While working in home healthcare, he was asked to lead the team responsible for computerizing the core processes of the organization across Canada.

From homecare, Jean was invited to join the nursing home division of the organization as Administrator of a home in Ottawa, and later as Regional Director for Eastern Ontario. In those roles, Jean was active in the Ontario Nursing Homes Association, as well as represented the organization in a number of collective bargaining with various trade unions.

In 2005, Jean joined an American company seeking to establish retirement homes in Quebec. After 2008, he joined a large company of retirement homes as Vice-President Operations with responsibility for Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Jean joined eyeDOCS in November 2011 as Managing Director. His role includes the establishment of the necessary systems and processes for a modern business in eye and vision care, the management of cost control, and negotiations with suppliers.

Jean is responsible for the recruitment and coaching of the management team, the leadership and growth of the organization, and anything else that needs to be done! His skill in leadership and coaching has helped to define a management structure that combined with strategic thinking continues to help eyeDOCS expand into new communities.

Furthermore, he has been influential in encouraging the engagement of managers, staff, and patients with the eyeDOCS brand and clinics. This engagement underlines the welcoming community feeling of our clinics and ensures that our patient remember the comfort and convenience of their visits long after they’ve left our offices.

Jean’s vision for eyeDOCS is for it to be the organization that offers the best high-end eye and vision care to patients, a great place to work for the team members, and a destination for optometrists who want to associate with the premier optometry clinic.

Jean holds a Bachelor of Science Specialized in Physiotherapy, a Bachelor of Arts in Administration and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

To learn more about Jean, please visit his LinkedIn page.


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