Canoeing at dusk, QC (Photo by NCC)

Canoeing at dusk, QC (Photo by NCC)

Meet the team

  • Jean Laporte (Photo courtesy Jean Laporte)
    Jean Laporte

    Jean Laporte joined the management team of the Nature Conservancy of Canada in the fall of 2017 as regional vice-president, Quebec Region. In his role, he will contribute his management and business development expertise to strengthen the presence and actions of the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Quebec.
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  • Joel Bonin (Photo by NCC)
    Joël Bonin

    Joël Bonin, associate vice-president at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in the Quebec Region, has been a champion of conservation for over 25 years.
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  • Valérie Aubin, project coordinator
    Valérie Aubin

    Valérie Aubin has a bachelor’s degree in biological and ecological sciences from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.
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  • Louis Belzil, legal advisor
    Louis Belzil

    Louis Belzil is a lawyer and member of the Quebec Bar since 2008. He has been working at the Nature Conservancy of Canada since 2010, combining his twin passions: nature and real estate.
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  • Maude Benny Dumont (Photo by Brian Yungblut)
    Maude Benny-Dumont

    Maude joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada in the spring of 2014 as a geomatics specialist.
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  • Mary Bishay, controller
    Mary Bishay, controller

    Mary Bishay is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA) and has worked as a controller at NCC since 2008. She also acts as the human resources representative for NCC's Quebec Region.
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  • Camille Bolduc, project manager, Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands
    Camille Bolduc

    Since 2012, Camille has taken on the role of project manager for the Gaspé Peninsula and Îles de la Madeleine.
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  • Francine Bégin, finance assistant
    Francine Bégin

    Francine Bégin joined the NCC team in 2007 as financial assistant, working alongside Mary Bishay, the controller, and Matthieu Sirois, the financial coordinator.
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  • Gabrielle Cauchon-Déry, project coordinator
    Gabrielle Cauchon-Déry

    Gabrielle is the project coordinator for the Saint Lawrence freshwater estuary.
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  • Catherine Collette-Hachey, project coordinator
    Catherine Collette-Hachey

    Catherine Collette-Hachey, who has a bachelor’s in biology from the University of Ottawa and a master’s in sustainable management of forest ecosystems from the Université du Québec à Montréal, started at NCC in 2016.
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  • Sophie Essiambre, Land protection coordinator
    Sophie Essiambre, land protection coordinator

    Sophie Essambre has a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s degree in environmental studies from the Université de Sherbrooke. Sophie has worked as a land conservation coordinator for NCC in Quebec since 2011.
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  • Annie Ferland, project manager, Montreal and Basses-Laurentides (Photo by NCC)
    Annie Ferland

    Annie began working with NCC in 2009 as a science and stewardship intern, and is now responsible for projects in Montreal and the Lower Laurentians.
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  • Caroline Gagné (Photo by Sylvain Giguère)
    Caroline Gagné

    Caroline Gagné has worked as a project manager at NCC since 2009 and as program director for western Quebec since 2017. She's responsible for the Ottawa and Gatineau valleys region.
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  • Gwenaël Heyvang, chief programs coordinator
    Gwenaël Heyvang

    Gwenaël joined the NCC team in 2006, starting off as program manager. Today, she is chief programs coordinator and Green Mountains project manager.
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  • Pascal Hébert, GIS coordinator
    Pascal Hébert

    Pascal joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in 2011 to complete an internship. He is now the GIS expert and head of geomatics.
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  • Patrice Laliberté (photo by NCC)
    Patrice Laliberté

    With a bachelor's degree in biology and a minor in ecology from the Université de Sherbrooke, Patrice Laliberté has been a project manager with NCC since 2006.
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  • Dominique Leclerc, office coordinator
    Dominique Leclerc

    Dominique Leclerc joined the NCC team in 2007. As the office coordinator, she keeps the organization operating smoothly and provides assistance to the regional vice-president and members of the management team.
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  • Mihaela Machiodache
    Mihaela Machiodache

    Mihaela Machiodache has been the development coordinator at the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Quebec since 2014.
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  • Kateri Monticone
    Kateri Monticone

    Kateri Monticone is the conservation science manager at the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Quebec.
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  • Marie-France Moquin, development director
    Marie-France Moquin

    Marie-France has worked as the manager of major gift at NCC since 2011. She is responsible for planning, developing, structuring and managing the implementation and strategic evaluation of development and fundraising activities for major donations
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  • Hubert Pelletier (Photo by NCC)
    Hubert Pelletier, Conservation director

    Hubert joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada team in 2002. As Director of Conservation, Hubert collaborates with a multidisciplinary team of 30 staff in the protection of Quebec’s sensitive natural habitats.
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  • Olivier Perrotte Caron, project coordinator
    Olivier Perrotte Caron

    Olivier graduated from McGill University in biology in 2005. He worked for several years in project management in the areas of mitigation of environmental issues and applied research in forest ecology.
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  • Looking out off Round Top, QC (Photo by Eric Tschaeppele)
    Julien Poisson

    Project manager for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) since 2010, and program director for southern Quebec since 2017, Julien is involved in many conservation projects and in forging strong relationships with NCC partners.
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  • Milaine Saumur, project coordinator
    Milaine Saumur

    Milaine Saumur began working with the NCC team in 2012 as a conservation intern for the Outaouais region. She is now responsible for coordinating annual visits to monitor NCC properties and conservation agreements.
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  • Elizabeth Sbaglia, communications manager
    Elizabeth Sbaglia

    As the Quebec communications manager at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) since 2011, Elizabeth is responsible for designing, implementing, managing and evaluating the communications program for Quebec.
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  • Matthieu Sirois, finance coordinator
    Matthieu Sirois

    Matthieu joined the NCC team in 2006 as an intern in the finance team. Today, he is the senior finance coordinator and key assistant to the controller.
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  • Martha Stomal (Photo by Julia Stomal)
    Martha Stomal

    After an initial stewardship internship at NCC in 2015, Martha has filled the position of communications coordinator since 2016.
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  • Caroline Tanguay
    Caroline Tanguay

    Caroline Tanguay has been a stewardship coordinator at the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Quebec since 2012. She has a bachelors and a masters degree in biology from the Université du Québec à Montréal.
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  • Marie-Andrée Tougas-Tellier, project manager, Papineau Lake
    Marie-Andrée Tougas-Tellier

    Marie-Andrée Tougas-Tellier first started working with NCC as a science and stewardship assistant in 2010. After a short time away, she returned in 2014 to work with the team as a project manager.
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  • Lyne Vandenplas, assistant, major gifts
    Lyne Vandenplas

    Lyne joined the NCC team in 2012 as major gifts assistant. She ensures the close relationship between the organization and current or potential donors is maintained, while helping to plan and carry out donor acknowledgment events.
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  • Lucie Veillette (Photo by Brian Yungblut)
    Lucie Veillette

    Lucie has a background in biology and a master’s degree in environmental sciences. She joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada team in 2012 as stewardship coordinator.
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