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
    Regional vice-president, Quebec

    Jean Laporte joined the management team of NCC 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.

  • Joel Bonin (Photo by NCC)
    Joël Bonin
    Associate vice-president development and communications , Quebec

    Joël Bonin, associate vice-president development and communications at the NCC in the Quebec Region, has been a champion of conservation for over 25 years.

  • Hubert Pelletier (Photo by NCC)
    Hubert Pelletier
    Acting director of government relations and partnerships

    Hubert Pelletier joined NCC in 2002. As acting director of government relations and partnerships, Hubert collaborates with a multidisciplinary team of 30 in the protection of Quebec’s sensitive natural habitats.

  • The Green Mountains Nature Reserve, QC (Photo by Appalachian Corridor)
    Louisa Belaid


  • Louis Belzil, legal advisor
    Louis Belzil
    Legal advisor

    Louis Belzil is a lawyer and member of the Quebec Bar since 2008. He has been working at the NCC since 2010, combining his two passions: nature and real estate.

  • Large Tea Field, Montérégie, QC  (photo by Mark Tomalty)
    Carine Deland
    Acting director of conservation

    Acting director of conservation

  • Caroline Gagné (Photo by Sylvain Giguère)
    Caroline Gagné
    Program director for western Quebec

    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.

  • Gwenaël Heyvang, chief programs coordinator
    Gwenaël Heyvang
    Director of the securement program

    Gwenaël joined the NCC team in 2006, starting off as program manager. Today, she is director of the securement program.

  • Kateri Monticone
    Kateri Monticone
    Science and conservation planning manager

    Kateri Monticone is the science, conservation planning and geomatics manager for the NCC in Quebec.

  • Kim Nguyen
    Kim Nguyen
    Director of development

    Kim Nguyen has over 15 years of experience as a manager. She specializes in philanthropic development and strategy.

  • Looking out off Round Top, QC (Photo by Eric Tschaeppele)
    Julien Poisson
    Program director for southern Quebec

    Project manager for the 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.

  • Elizabeth Sbaglia, communications manager
    Elizabeth Sbaglia
    Communications manager

    As the NCC's Quebec Region communications manager since 2011, Elizabeth is responsible for designing, implementing, managing and evaluating the communications program for Quebec.

  • Jason Beaulieu
    Jason Beaulieu
    GIS project manager

    Jason Beaulieu is the GIS project managerfor the NCC’s Quebec Region. He is responsible for developing maps and tools to help with science and planning decision-making.

  • Camille Bolduc, project manager, Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands
    Camille Bolduc
    Project manager for the Gaspé peninsula and Magdalen Islands

    Since 2012, Camille Bolduc has taken on the role of project manager for the Gaspé Peninsula and Îles de la Madeleine.

  • Francine Bégin, finance assistant
    Francine Bégin
    Finance assistant

    Francine Bégin joined the NCC team in 2007 as financial assistant, working alongside Mary Bishay, controller, and Matthieu Sirois, financial coordinator.

  • Gabrielle Cauchon-Déry, project coordinator
    Gabrielle Cauchon-Déry
    Project manager

    Gabrielle Cauchon-Déry is the project manager for the Saint Lawrence freshwater estuary.

  • Catherine Collette-Hachey, project coordinator
    Catherine Collette-Hachey
    Securement coordinator

    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.

  • Claude Drolet
    Claude Drolet
    Project manager in stewardship

    Project manager in stewardship

  • Annie Ferland, project manager, Montreal and Basses-Laurentides (Photo by NCC)
    Annie Ferland
    Project manager for Montreal and the Lower Laurentians

    Annie Ferland began working with NCC in 2009 as a science and stewardship intern, and is now responsible for projects in Montreal and the Lower Laurentians.

  • Patrice Laliberté (photo by NCC)
    Patrice Laliberté
    Securement project manager

    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.

  • Alfred-Kelly Nature Reserve, QC (Photo by Dan Dabbs)
    Elizabeth Ménard


  • Marie-Hélène Moquin
    Marie-Hélène Moquin
    Development assistant

    A great nature and outdoors lover, Marie-Hélène joined our team as a development assistant in May 2019.

  • Amélie Patenaude
    Amélie Patenaude
    Business development manager

    Amélie joined the NCC team in September 2018 as business development manager. She is responsible for coordinating activities related to business development and the major campaign.

  • Cynthia Patry
    Cynthia Patry
    Project manager for Northern Green Mountains

    Cynthia Patry holds a bachelor's degree in biology, as well as a master's degree and doctorate in environmental sciences. She joined NCC in 2018 as a project manager for the Northern Green Mountains.

  • Olivier Perrotte Caron, project coordinator
    Olivier Perrotte Caron
    Project manager for eastern Quebec

    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.

  • Valérie René
    Valérie René
    Project coordinator

    A biologist with a master's degree in environment from the Université de Sherbrooke, Valérie René has been NCC's project coordinator for the natural areas of the Haut-Saint-Laurent and Richelieu-Yamaska since April 2017.

  • Francisco Retamal Diaz
    Francisco Retamal Diaz
    Project coordinator – Ottawa Valley

    Project Coordinator – Ottawa Valley

  • Martha Stomal (Photo by Julia Stomal)
    Martha Stomal
    Communications coordinator

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

  • Caroline Tanguay
    Caroline Tanguay
    Stewardship coordinator

    Caroline Tanguay has been a stewardship coordinator at the NCC in Quebec since 2012. She has a bachelor's and a master's degree in biology from the Université du Québec à Montréal.

  • Marie-Andrée Tougas-Tellier, project manager, Papineau Lake
    Marie-Andrée Tougas-Tellier
    Project manager for the Lower Laurentians and Petite-Nation

    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.

  • Lucie Veillette
    Lucie Veillette
    Stewardship coordinator

    Lucie Veillette has a background in biology and a master’s degree in environmental sciences. She joined the NCC team in 2012 as stewardship coordinator.

  • Ania Wurster
    Ania Wurster
    Marketing and communications officer

    Ania Wurster came to Montreal 8 years ago to complete her studies in art history. She remained in the city to continue her learning and acquire knowledge relating to various aspects of marketing and communications.

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