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

Director, Global Investment Banking, Scotia Capital Inc.

 

Michel Cantin

SECRETARY

Lawyer, Bélanger Sauvé

Administrators

 

Philippe Beauregard

Director of Communications, Concordia University
 

Dominique Codère

Coordinator - GIobal Information Technologies, SNC-LAVALIN
 
 

Clément Demers

Architect and Urban Planner
 

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
 

Eugene N. Riesman

Corporate Director
 

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  

 

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.

 

Marie-Josée Vaillancourt

 

Fiona Hirst

Young Leader

 

Hélène Panaïoti

EX OFFICIO  


Properties And Preservation

 

Mehdi Ghafouri

CO-CHAIR  

 

Marie-Odile Trépanier

CO-CHAIR  

 

Alexandre Beaudoin

 

Dinu Bumbaru, C.M.

 

Daniel Chartier

 

Jean Décarie

 

Clément Demers

 

Julien Deschênes

 

Peter A. Howlett, C.M.

 

Pierre Valiquette

 

Benoit Labbé

Advisor

 

Maryline Charbonneau

Advisor

 

Hélène Panaïoti

EX OFFICIO  


Finances

 

Sébastien Perron-Carle

CHAIR

 

Ben Belec

 

Michel Devoy

 

Peter A. Howlett, C.M.

 

Joanne Lalumière

 

David Mérineau

 

Thomas Williams

 

Roberta Franske

ADVISOR

 

Hélène Panaïoti

EX OFFICIO  

 

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  

 

Alexandre Beaudoin

CO-CHAIR

 

Karen Khalil

CO-CHAIR

 

Ben Belec

 

Julien Deschênes

 

Fiona Hirst

 

Olivier Lapierre

 

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
Alexandre Beaudoin
Guy G. Beaudry
Philippe Beauregard
Benjamin Belec
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
Julien Deschênes
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
​Karen Khalil
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
Olivier Lapierre
The Hon. Charles Lapointe, P.C.
Pierre Lapointe
Julie Laurence
François Laurin
Jean Laurin
Michel Leblanc
Rachel Léger
Louise Letocha
Eliot Lifson
Kathryn Lund Drummond
Françoise E. Lyon
Fouad Mansour
Christine Marchildon
Isabelle Marcoux
Me Bruce McNiven, C.M.
Gloria Ménard
Donna Mergler
David Mérineau
Armand L. C. de Mestral, C.M.
Philippe de Mestral
Tony Meti
Brett Miller
Alain Miquelon
Érik Moisan
Pierre Monahan
François Morin
Éric Morisset, CA
Laurent Morisset
Louis Morisset
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
Joanne Rossy
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
Marie-Josée Vaillancourt
Pierre Valiquette
Peter Vamos
Ivan Velan
Thomas C. Velan
Manon Vennat, C.M.
Lillian Vineberg
Stuart Webster
Jonathan I. Wener, C.M.
Thomas Williams
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

 

Éric Richard

Scientific Advisor
 

 

Pascale Pigeon

ASSISTANT OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 


Finance and Administration

 

Roberta Franske

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE and Administration

 

Caroline Chenail

Financial Controller 

 

Claire Lessard

Bookkeeper 


Mount Royal Park Visitor Services

 

Daniel Leblanc

DIRECTOR OF Park Visitor Services

 

Stéphanie Ménard

HEAD OF OUTDOOR SERVICES 

 

Nathalie Perreault

Welcome Centre and Gift Shop Coordinator

 

Marieke Lemieux

Reservations Officer

 

Mélissa Jean-Pearson

OUTDOOR Services ASSISTANT

 

Sabrina Akli

Welcome Centre and Gift Shop Attendant

 

Ileana Badino

WELCOME CENTRE AND GIFT SHOP ATTENDANT

 

Alphée Turcotte

WELCOME CENTRE AND GIFT SHOP ATTENDANT

 

Manon Barbeau

Outdoor Equipment Rental Attendant

 

Titouan Letourneur

Outdoor Equipment Rental Attendant


Café des Amis

 

Mathieu Gaume

Food and Beverage Director

 

Renée Boucher

DIRECTOR OF FOOD SERVICES  

 

Laetitia Aguililla Godoy

Restaurant Services Coordinator


Conservation and Education

 

Jean-Michel Villanove

Director of Conservation and Education
 

 

Antonin St-Jean

Head of Conservation Services

 

Victoria Desmarais and Sarah Hamel

Community Environmental Stewardship Leads

 

Julie Faucher Delisle

Expert Environmental Conservation Patroller

 

Ariane Bernier

Environmental conservation Patroller

 

Jérôme Bernier-Brillon

Environmental conservation Patroller

 

Emily Coffey

Head of Education Services
 

 

Maria-E. Nacher Sol La Lande

School and Youth Program Lead

 

Marie-Christine Perron

PUblic program lead 

 

Geneviève Bilodeau-Blain

Environmental Educator

 

Ariane Boisvert-Garceau

Base Camp Coordinator

 

Dominique Fréchette

Environmental Educator

 

Adriana Olgui Marchant

Environmental Educator

 

Gabriel Collin Therrien

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR


Philanthropic Development

 

Andy Fratino

Director of Philanthropic Development

 

Maggie Godard and Charlène Petit

Philanthropic Development Advisors


Public Affairs

 

Benoit Labbé

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

 

Maryline Charbonneau

HEAD OF ADVOCACY

 

Karine Théberge

Head of Communications

 

Samuel Montigné

Public Engagement Project Lead

 

Alexia Boyer

Communications Officer

 

Suzanne Murray

copywriter - translator  

 

Maroussia Mélia

digital communications OFFICER