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

President  

Peter A. Howlett, C.M.

President, Montorsan Holdings
Vice-President  

Jeffrey Drummond

Managing Partner, DNA Capital
Vice-President  

Louise Roy

Mediation and Public Consultation Expert
Treasurer  

Robert Fortier, CPA, CA

Corporate Director
Secretary  

Michel Cantin

Lawyer, Bélanger Sauvé

Administrators

 

Philippe Beauregard

Director of Communications, Concordia University
 

Clément Demers

Executive Director, Société AGIL
 

Françoise E. Lyon

President
DGC Capital
 

Diana Ferrara Scalia

Stragetic Advisor, Gestion Samcon Inc.
 

Richard M. Hart

Investment Advisor, MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier
 

Patrick Kenniff

Partner, Kenniff et Racine Executive Search
 

Carole Labelle Molson

Corporate Director
 

Annick Laberge

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

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

Professeur Emeritus, Faculty of Law, McGill University
 

Eugene N. Riesman

Corporate Director
 

Robert Tellier

Regional Vice President, Group Retirement Solutions and Group Benefits Quebec, Manulife
 

Marie-Odile Trépanier

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

Peter Vamos

Executive Director, Portage
Ex Officio  

Sylvie Guilbault

Executive Director, Les amis de la montagne

Governance

Co-Chair  

Peter A. Howlett, C.M.

Co-Chair  

Patrick Kenniff

 

Ugo Dionne

 

Carole Labelle Molson

Ex Officio  

Sylvie Guilbault


Strategic Orientations And Communications

Co-Chair  

Louise Roy

 

Philippe Beauregard

 

Michel Devoy

 

Peter A. Howlett, C.M.

 

Patrick Kenniff

 

Carole Labelle Molson

 

Annick Laberge

 

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

Ex Officio  

Sylvie Guilbault

Advisor  

Hélène Panaïoti


Finances

Chair  

Robert Fortier, CPA, CA

 

Youssef Boutros

 

Peter A. Howlett, C.M.

 

Sébastien Perron-Carle

Ex Officio  

Roberta Franske

Advisor  

Joanne Lalumière


Properties And Preservation

Co-Chair  

Mehdi Ghafouri

Co-Chair  

Marie-Odile Trépanier

 

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

Ex Officio  

Sylvie Guilbault

Advisor  

Myriam Grondin

Advisor  

Hélène Panaïoti


Fundraising

Co-President  

Philip Belec

 

Jeffrey Drummond

 

Diana Ferrara Scalia

 

Peter A. Howlett, C.M.

 

Kathryn Lund Drummond

 

Françoise E. Lyon

 

Érik Moisan

 

Robert Tellier

Ex Officio  

Sylvie Guilbault


Young Leaders

 

Alexandre Beaudoin

 

Karen Khalil

 

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

Ex Officio  

Sylvie Guilbault

Advisor  

Eveline Trudel-Fugère

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.

List of governors

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

Executive Director  

Sylvie Guilbault

Strategic Advisor  

Joanne Lalumière

Assistant of the Executive Director  

Pascale Pigeon

Head of Finance  

Roberta Franske


Mount Royal Park Visitor Services

Director of Operations and Visitor Services Development  

Daniel Leblanc

Head of Outdoor Services  

Stéphanie Ménard

Nature Boutique and Information Desk Coordinator  

Nathalie Perreault

Group Reservations and Venue Rental Coordinator  

Marieke Lemieux


Café Des Amis

Director of Food Services  

Renée Boucher

Coordinator of Reservations and Events  

Isabelle Tassé


Educational And Environmental Conservation

Director of Education and Conservation  

Éric Richard

Head of Environmental Conservation Programs  

Claude Drolet

Head of Public Programs  

Jean-Michel Villanove

Public programs Project Lead  

Samuel Montigné

Environmental educator  

Marie-Christine Perron

School Programs Coordinator  

Maria-E. Nacher Sol La Lande

Day Camp Coordinator and Environmental Educator  

Emily Coffey

Environmental educator  

Marianne de la Sablonnière


Development

Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving  

Katie Whitehead


Communications, Advocacy And Public Engagement

Director of Communications, Advocacy and Community Engagement  

Hélène Panaïoti

Head of Advocacy Issues  

Myriam Grondin

Head of Communications  

Eveline Trudel-Fugère