Our success depends on committed individuals who share the same passion for the protection of one of our city’s most precious landscapes. This stands true for our Board of Directors, governors and employees.
Since its creation in 1986, Les amis de la montagne has drawn its strength, expertise and influence from its Board of Directors. Hailing from academia, philanthropic foundations and the corporate world, its committed members steer our course and help advance our mission to protect and improve the exceptional space known as Mount Royal.

Officers

 

Peter A. Howlett, C.M.

President

​President, Montorsan Holdings
 

Jeffrey Drummond

VICE-PRESIDENT 

Managing Partner, DNA Capital
 

Louise Roy

VICE-PRÉSIDENT

Mediation and Public Consultation Expert
 

Sébastien Perron-Carle

TREASURER

Vice President, Investment Banking, TD Securities
 

Michel Cantin

SECRETARY

Lawyer, Bélanger Sauvé

Administrators

 

Philippe Beauregard

Director of Communications, Concordia University
 

Dominique Codère

Coordinator - GIobal Information Technologies, SNC-LAVALIN
 
 

Clément Demers

Executive Director, Société AGIL
 

Diana Ferrara Scalia

Stragetic Advisor, Gestion Samcon Inc.
 

Richard M. Hart

Investment Advisor, MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier
 

Patrick Kenniff

President, Kenniff Leadership
 

Carole Labelle Molson

Corporate Director
 

Annick Laberge

Associate Vice-President, Region Support Office, TD Bank Group
 

Rachel Léger

Manager, Biologist
 

Armand L. C. de Mestral, C.M.

Professeur Emeritus, Faculty of Law, McGill University
 

Françoise E. Lyon

President
DGC Capital
 

Eugene N. Riesman

Corporate Director
 

Sébastien Perron-Carle

Vice President, Investment Banking, TD Securities
 

Robert Tellier

National Vice President, Group Retirement Services, Brokerage, Manulife
 
 

Patrick Tobin

Vice President, Business Development, Rio Tinto
 

Peter F. Trent, C.Q., C.D.

Former mayor, City of Westmount
 

Marie-Odile Trépanier

Honorary Professor, Faculté de l’aménagement, Université de Montréal
 

Peter Vamos

Executive Director, Portage
 

Hélène Panaïoti

EX OFFICIO  

Executive Director, Les amis de la montagne

Governance

 

Peter A. Howlett, C.M.

CO-CHAIR  

 

Patrick Kenniff

CO-CHAIR  

 

Ugo Dionne

 

Carole Labelle Molson

 

Hélène Panaïoti

EX OFFICIO  


Strategic Orientations And Communications

 

Louise Roy

CO-CHAIR  

 

Philippe Beauregard

 

Michel Devoy

 

Peter A. Howlett, C.M.

 

Patrick Kenniff

 

Carole Labelle Molson

 

Annick Laberge

 

Armand L.C. de Mestral, C.M.

 

Hélène Panaïoti

EX OFFICIO  

 

Fiona Hirst and Marie-Josée Vaillancourt

Young Leaders


Finances

 

Sébastien Perron-Carle

CHAIR

 

Peter A. Howlett, C.M.

 

Joanne Lalumière

 

Hélène Panaïoti

EX OFFICIO  

 

Roberta Franske

ADVISOR

 

Ben Belec and Thomas Williams

Young Leaders


Properties And Preservation

 

Mehdi Ghafouri

CO-CHAIR  

 

Marie-Odile Trépanier

CO-CHAIR  

 

Dinu Bumbaru, C.M.

 

Daniel Chartier

 

Viateur Chénard

 

Jean Décarie

 

Clément Demers

 

Wendy Graham

 

Peter A. Howlett, C.M.

 

Bruce McNiven, C.M.

 

Pierre Valiquette

 

Myriam Grondin

ADVISOR

 

Hélène Panaïoti

EX OFFICIO  

 

Alexandre Beaudoin and Julien Deschênes

Young Leaders


Fundraising

 

Philip Belec

CO-PRESIDENT  

 

Jeffrey Drummond

 

Diana Ferrara Scalia

 

Peter A. Howlett, C.M.

 

Kathryn Lund Drummond

 

Françoise E. Lyon

 

Érik Moisan

 

Robert Tellier

 

Hélène Panaïoti

EX OFFICIO  


Young Leaders

 

Alexandre Beaudoin

CO-CHAIR

 

Karen Khalil

CO-CHAIR

 

Ben Belec

 

Juliette Colinas

 

Matthew D'Arienzo

 

Nora Demnati

 

Julien Deschênes

 

Myles Dlouhy

 

Alexandra Gatien

 

Fiona Hirst

 

Olivier Lapierre

 

Marc Obeid

 

Hélène Santoni

 

Sophie Tremblay

 

Marie-Josée Vaillancourt

 

Thomas Williams

 

Hélène Panaïoti

EX OFFICIO  

Les amis de la montagne is fortunate to include many prominent men and women from foundations and corporations as our governors. We owe much of our success to the commitment and generosity of these individuals who share our concerns and support our mission.

Governors Emeritus

Arthur Bruneau†
Marcel Côté†
Michael Graff
Cécile Grenier
Antoine Paré, c.r.†
Lorne Webster†
 

Honorary Members

Charles E. Beveridge
Witold Rybczynski
 

Governors

Abe Adham
Ian Aitken
Robert Alain
Sami Antaki
Karin Austin
Dr Douglas Avrith
Jean-Claude Bachand
Raymond Bachand
Guy G. Beaudry
Philippe Beauregard
Philip Belec
Jacques Bellefeuille
Hélène Bellefeuille
Jacques Bénard
Laurent N. Benarrous
Jean-Yves Benoit
Christiane Bergevin
Tom Berryman
Caroline Biron
Hans P. Black
David Blair
André Boisclair
Hubert Bolduc
Nathalie Bondil, C.M., C.Q.
The Hon. Lucien Bouchard, G.O.Q.
Bernard Bougie
Jean-Yves Bourdages
Youssef Boutros, CPA, CA
Rob Braide
Guy Breton, C.M.
Jean-Daniel Brisson
Tim Brodhead
Peter G. Brown
Michel Bruyère
Dinu Bumbaru, C.M.
Robert A. Callard
Michel Cantin
Brian Casey
André Chagnon, O.C.
Daniel Chartier
Viateur Chénard
Dominique Codère
Hélène Couture
Mary Bruns Creighton
Alain Creton
Jean Décarie
Jonathan Deitcher
Charles de Kovachich
Clément Demers
André Desmarais, O.C., O.Q.
Hélène Desmarais, C.M
Paul Desmarais Jr., O.C.
Michel Devoy
Ugo Dionne
Frank Di Tomaso
Marianne Donaldson
Jacques Dorais
Paule Doré
Jeffrey Drummond
Barbara Drury
Serge Dubreuil
Nancy H. Dunton
Michel Famelart
Deborah Fang
Lucy A. Fellowes
Diana Ferrara Scalia
Robert Fortier, CPA, CA
Suzanne Fortier
Yves L. Fortier, C.C., O.Q.
Brian O.N. Gallery
Carolina Gallo La Flèche
Michel Gariépy
Robert Gervais
Mehdi Ghafouri
Julie Godin
Robert P. Godin
Wendy Graham
Réjean Gravel
Père Claude Grou, c.s.c.
Sylvie Guilbault
Christine Harkness Lapointe
Richard M. Hart
Gerald T. Hogan
Marja Hogan
Marie-Claire Holland
Morag Howlett
Peter A. Howlett, C.M.
Stephen Huddart
Isabelle Hudon
Jill Hugessen
Emilio B. Imbriglio
Jay Iversen
Peter Jacobs
Michèle Jodoin
Edward J. Johnson 
Judith Kavanagh
Robert Keaton
Patrick Kenniff
Bruce Kent
Andrew Koenig
Yvonne Koenig
Claire Kruyt
Carole Labelle Molson
Annick Laberge
Luc Lacharité
Éric R. La Flèche
Joanne Lalumière
Yves Lalumière
Phyllis B. Lambert, C.C. G.O.Q., FRAIC, FSRC, RCA
David M. Lank, C.M.
Marc Laperrière
The Hon. Charles Lapointe, P.C.
Pierre Lapointe
Julie Laurence
François Laurin
Jean Laurin
Michel Leblanc
Rachel Léger
Louise Letocha
Eliot Lifson
Robert Litzler
Kathryn Lund Drummond
Françoise E. Lyon
Fouad Mansour
Christine Marchildon
Isabelle Marcoux
David L. McAusland
Me Bruce McNiven, C.M.
Gloria Ménard
Donna Mergler
Armand L. C. de Mestral, C.M.
Philippe de Mestral
Tony Meti
Brett Miller
Alain Miquelon
Érik Moisan
Geoff Molson
Pierre Monahan
François Morin
Éric Morisset, CA
Laurent Morisset
Louis Morisset
Heather Munroe-Blum, O.Q., O.C.
Gwen Andrews Nacos
Philip M. O’Brien, C.M.
Luc Ouimet
Jean Paré
John Parisella
Jacques Parisien
Alexander K. Paterson, O.Q.
John J. Peacock
Jan Peeters
Robert Perreault
Sébastien Perron-Carle
Guy Pinard
Richard W. Pound, O.Q., O.C.
Vincent M. Prager
Claude Quenneville
Tom Quinn
Ron Rayside
Eugene N. Riesman
Joan Robb Paterson
François R. Roy
Louise Roy, O.Q., O.C.
Louise Roy
Normand Royal
Eckart Russell
Jean Saucier
Suzanne Sauvage
Conrad Sauvé
Lucie Sauvé
Sam Scalia
Susan Scott Evans
Herschel Segal
Marie Sénécal-Tremblay
Paul Setlakwe
Marie Sicotte
Jane Silverstone
Pierre Simard
The Hon. Larry W. Smith, C.Q. 
Martin Spalding
Stratton D. Stevens, C.M. †
Alfred Stehr
Donat Taddeo
Robert Tellier
Paul-André Tétreault
Frances Eliot Tobin
Patrick Tobin
Alain Tremblay
Peter F. Trent
Marie-Odile Trépanier
Pierre Valiquette
Peter Vamos
Ivan Velan
Thomas C. Velan
Manon Vennat, C.M.
Lillian Vineberg
Stuart Webster
Jonathan I. Wener, C.M.
Robert B. Winsor
Nathalie Zinger

Trained in environmental studies, architecture, urban planning and related fields, the core team of Les amis de la montagne is responsible for educational and outdoor recreational programs, nature conservation activities and advocacy work for the protection of the mountain. It also provides a range of services to Mount Royal Park visitors. Every year, close to 100 young people—students and recent graduates for the most part—join the team as seasonal and part-time employees to provide educational and outdoor services or work at the Café des Amis.

You can contact a member of our team via email or by dialing 514 843-8240 followed by the appropriate extension as listed below. 

Office Of The Executive Director

 

Hélène Panaïoti

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

​Ext. 238
hpanaioti@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Joanne Lalumière

STRATEGIC ADVISOR  

Ext. 264
jlalumiere@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Pascale Pigeon

ASSISTANT OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Ext. 240
ppigeon@lemontroyal.qc.ca

Finance and accounting

 

Roberta Franske

DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE 

Ext. 236
rfranske@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Caroline Chenail

Controller 

Ext. 249
comptabilité@lemontroyal.qc.ca 

 

Claire Lessard

Bookkeeper 

 

Jesus Alfonso Dubon

Junior Accountant


Mount Royal Park Visitor Services

 

Daniel Leblanc

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND VISITOR SERVICES DEVELOPMENT 

Ext. 232
dleblanc@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Stéphanie Ménard

HEAD OF OUTDOOR SERVICES 

Ext. 222
smenard@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Nathalie Perreault

NATURE BOUTIQUE AND INFORMATION DESK COORDINATOR 

Ext. 0
info@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Marieke Lemieux

COORDINATOR, RESERVATIONS & GROUPS

Ext. 235
reservations@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Mélissa Jean-Pearson

OUTDOOR OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

Ext. 266
mjeanpearson@lemontroyal.qc.ca

Café Des Amis

 

Renée Boucher

DIRECTOR OF FOOD SERVICES  

Ext. 226
rboucher@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Isabelle Tassé

EVENTS COORDINATOR

Ext. 260
cafedesamis@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Linda Boudreau

Administrative Assistant

Ext. 261
lboudreau@lemontroyal.qc.ca


Educational And Environmental Conservation

 

Éric Richard

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND CONSERVATION 

Ext. 228
erichard@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Victoria Desmarais

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Ext. 242
conservation@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Jean-Michel Villanove

HEAD OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS 

Ext. 233
jmvillanove@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Samuel Montigné

PUBLIC PROGRAMS PROJECT LEAD 

Ext. 231
smontigne@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Marie-Christine Perron

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR  

Ext. 231
mcperron@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Maria-E. Nacher Sol La Lande

HEAD OF SCHOOL PROGRAMS 

Ext. 500
mnacher@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Emily Coffey

DAY CAMP COORDINATOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR 

Ext. 221
ecoffey@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Marianne de la Sablonnière

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR 

Ext. 234
mdlsgriffin@lemontroyal.qc.ca

Development

 

Andy Fratino

Director of Philanthropic Development

Ext. 262
afratino@lemontroyal.qc.ca

 

Charlène Petit

Philanthropic Development Advisor

Ext. 229
cpetit@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Katie Whitehead

DIRECTOR, MAJOR GIFTS AND PLANNED GIVING 

Ext. 243
kwhitehead@lemontroyal.qc.ca

Communications, Advocacy And Public Engagement

 

Karine Théberge

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS 

Ext. 224
ktheberge@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Myriam Grondin

HEAD OF ADVOCACY

Ext. 239
mgrondin@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Suzanne Murray

copywriter/translator  

web@lemontroyal.qc.ca
 

Maroussia Mélia

digital communications OFFICER

communications@lemontroyal.qc.ca