Our team and Board of Directors

Our team 

Nature Québec is made up of a team of committed experts, supported by a network of professionals from different backgrounds dedicated to the protection natural ecosystems and biodiversity.

Education: 
– Bachelor’s Degree, Biology – Animal Ecology (University of Laval)
– Master’s Degree, Biology – Caribou Migration (University of Laval)
– Master of Business Administration (M.B.A), Environmental and Social Responsibility (University of Laval)

Areas of Expertise:
– Government RelationsPublic Communications
-Research and Writing
-Management

Interests:
-The Fight Against Climate Change

-Fair Transition
-Protecting Biodiversity
-Ecofeminism
-Environmental Justice
-Disinvestment in Fossil Fuels

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2019

Alice-Anne Simard

General Director

alice-anne.simard@naturequebec.org
418 648-2104 poste 2071

Education: 
-Preparatory Classes (Écoles Nationales Vétérinaire)
-Bachelor’s Degree, Biology and Ecology (University of Montpellier 2, France) 
-Master’s Degree, Ecological Engineering and Biodiversity Management, Functioning of Natural and Cultivated Ecosystems

Areas of Expertise:
-Government Relations

-Research and Development
-Business Affairs

Interests:
-Leadership/Responsible Management

-Innovation
-Community Relations
-Adaptation and the Fight Against Climate Change
-The Outdoors
-Health and Wellness

Has been with Nature Quebec since January 2013

Cyril Frazao

Executive director

cyril.frazao@naturequebec.org
418-648-2104 poste 2053

Education:
-Bachelor’s Degree, Public Affairs and International Relations (University of Laval)
-Master’s Degree, Political Sciences (University of Quebec in Montreal)

Areas of Expertise:
-Communications
-Media Relations
-Digital Strategy

Interests: 
-Politics
-Environmental Security
-Pop Culture

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2016

Gabriel Marquis

Communications officer

gabriel.marquis@naturequebec.org
581 307-8613

Education:
-Attestation of Collegial Studies in Computerized Accounting Techniques (Collège O’Sullivan de Québec)

Areas of Expertise:
-Accounting

-Budgets
-Administration
-Database Management

Interests:-
-Customer Service

-Environment
-Community Development

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2015

Farré Kondo

Accounting and Database Technician

farre.kondo@naturequebec.org
418 648-2104 poste 2070

Education:
-Bachelor’s Degree political science (ULaval, 2017)

Areas of Expertise:
-Public relations and political communication

Interests:
-Quebec politics, research and higher education

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2020

Jérôme Lizotte 

Specialist in digital communication 

jerome.lizotte@naturequebec.org
581 997-3662

Education:
-Certificate, Graphic Design (Marie-Rollet–2017)
-Bachelors, Communication/Writing/Culture (2008)
-Project Management (Maurice Barbeau–2014)

Specialties:
-Communication

-Graphic Design
-Project Management
-Writing

Interests:
-Culture
-Design
-Music
-Events

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2018

Mélanie Lalancette

Graphics designer and communications

melanie.lalancette@naturequebec.org
418-648-2104 poste 2073

Education:
-Certificate in Administration (University of Laval–2015)
-Bachelor’s Degree, Economy and Politics (University of Laval–2018)
-Project Management (University of Laval-In Progress)

Areas of Expertise:
-Administration

-Data Analysis
-Project Organization and Management
-Database Management

Interests:
-Political and Economic Analysis
-International Relations

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2019

Nadhem Saidane 

Administrative and project agent

Nadhem.saidane@naturequebec.org
418-648-2104 poste 2074

Education:
-Bachelor’s Degree, Environmental Geography – Physical Processes (University of Montreal)
-Master’s Degree, Geography – Forest Caribou (University of Montreal)

Areas of Expertise:
-Environment
-Sustainable resource management
-Land-Use Planning
-Project management

Interests:
-Nature
-Outdoor Sports
-Environment
-Aquatic Environments

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2019

Kristel Lucas

Project agent – Greening and Nature’s classroom

Kristel.lucas@naturequebec.org
418-648-2104 poste 2074

Education:
-Bachelor’s Degree, Architecture (University of Laval)

-Master’s Degree, Architecture (University of Laval)
-Master’s of Science Degree, Urban Design (University of Laval)

Area of Expertise:
-Urban morphology
-Urban Design
-Architecture

Interests:
-Ecological transition
-Politics
-Community Engagement
-Woodworking

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2019

Simon Parent

Project agent, Greening and urban design 

simon.parent@naturequebec.org
418-648-2104 poste 2075

Education:
-Bachelor’s Degree, Law (University of Laval–2014)
-Master’s Degree, Urban Planning (University of Montreal–2017)

Areas of Expertise:
-Urban Planning
-Urban Design
-Project Management
-Urban Sociology

Interests:
-Permaculture
-Ecology and Cultural Landscapes
-Woodworking

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2019

Philipe-Daniel Deshaies 

Project agent, Greening, urban design and health 

Philippe-daniel.deshaies@naturequebec.org
418-648-2104 poste 2052

Education: 
-Bachelor’s Degree, Forest and Environmental Management (University of Laval–2015)
-Master’s Degree, Forest Sciences (University of Laval–2020)

Areas of Expertise:
-Bioenergy
-Forestry
-Renewable resources

Interests:
-Outdoors
-Sustainable Resource Management
-Mycology
-Ecological Transition and the Role of Regions

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2019

Mathieu Béland

Project agent, Biomass and energy 

mathieu.beland@naturequebec.org
418-648-2104 poste 2076

Education:
-Bachelor’s Degree, Water Management (University of Laval–2017)
-Master’s Degree, Land Management and Regional Development (University of Laval–Graduating in December of 2020)

Areas of Expertise: 
-Engagement
-Citizen Engagement
-Water management

Interests:
-Ecological Transition
-Urban Agriculture
-Sports
-Outdoors

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2019

Elisabeth Genest

Agent Greening and Citizen Involvement

elisabeth.genest@naturequebec.org
418-648-2104 poste 2054

Education: 
-Bachelor’s Degree, Architecture (University of Laval)
-Master’s Degree, Land Management and Regional Development (University of Laval)

Areas of Expertise:
-Engagement and Citizen Participation

-Supporting and Strengthening Communities
-Event Planning
-Project Management

Interests:
-Environment and Biodiversity

-Urban Agriculture
-Local Economies
-Intercultural and International Issues
-Minimalist Approach
-The Outdoors
-Travel

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2018

Catherine Deschênes-Quirion

Project agent in greening and citizen mobilization 

catherine.deschenes.q@naturequebec.org
418-648-2104 poste 2054

Education: 
-Bachelor’s Degree, Urban Planning (University of Quebec in Montreal–2016)
-Master’s Degree, Environment (University of Sherbrooke–2019)

Areas of Expertise:
-Urban Planning
-Project Management
-Environment

Interests:
-Sustainable Food Systems
-Rural Life
-Northern Regions
-Green Buildings

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2019

Audrey Larochelle

Project manager in greening and development / Trois-Rivières

audrey.larochelle@naturequebec.org
819 840-0423

Education: 
-Bachelor’s Degree, Architecture (L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Montpellier–2016)
-Master’s Degree, Urban Planning (University of Montreal–2019)
-Master’s Degree in Advanced Studies in Urban Infrastructure (L’École de Technologie Supérieure–current)

Areas of Expertise:
-Urban design

-Urban planning
-Active mobility

Interests:
-Urban Networks
-Politics
-Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2019

Arnaud Thouin-Albert

Specialist Greening and Design / Trois-Rivières

arnaud.thouin-albert@naturequebec.org
819 840-0423

Education: 
-Bachelor’s Degree, Environmental Design (University of Quebec in Montreal–2018)
-Master’s Degree, Sustainable Development and the Environment, focus on Planning and Development (University of Montreal–In Progress)

Areas of Expertise:
-Development

-Design
-Environment

Interests:
-Green Buildings
-Biology
-Graphic Design

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2020

Audrey Ledoux

Intern in urban greening / Trois-Rivières

audrey.ledoux@naturequebec.org
819 840-0423

Education: 
-Bachelor’s Degree, Geography (University of Laval–2013)
-Master’s Degree, Environment (University of Sherbrooke–2017)

Areas of Expertise:
-Project Management

-Integrated Management of Water
-Collaboration

Interests:
-Strategic Planning

-Event Organization
-Writing

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2019

Emmanuelle Vallières-Léveillé

Project manager of Protected areas and Biodiversity
emmanuelle.vallieres-leveille@naturequebec.org
418-648-2104 poste 2091

Education:
-Techniques of Bioecology (Cégep of La Pocatière–2014)
-Bachelor’s Degree, Integration of Natural and Managed Environments (University of Laval–2017)
-Master’s Degree, Forest Sciences (University of Laval–2020)

Areas of Expertise:
-Environment Conservation

-Natural Areas Management
-Environmental Planning

Interests:
-Conservation Biology
-Integrated Resource and Land Management
-Ecological Transition
-Sports and the Outdoors

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2018

Frédéric Venne

Project manager Protected Areas

frederic.venne@naturequebec.org
418-648-2104 poste 2093

Education: 
-Bachelor’s Degree, Biology, University of Laval (2016)
-Master’s Degree, Biology, University of Laval (In Progress)

Areas of Expertise:
-Ecology
-Environment
-Wildlife Management

Interests:
-Protecting and Saving Species
-Protected Areas
-Event Organization
-Natural Environments

Has been with Nature Quebec since 2019

Audrey-Jade Bérubé

Project manager Protect Areas and Biodiversity

audrey-jade.berube@naturequebec.org
418-648-2104 poste 2092

Education :
2nd year at École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Toulouse

Areas of expertise :
Protect areas, ZICO, biodiversity 

At Nature Québec since : 
2020

Lys Affre

Intern Protect Areas and Biodiversity
Lys.affre@naturequebec.org
418-648-2104 poste 2091

Board of Directors

louise

Louise Gratton

President
Representative of Individual Members

Gerard

Gérard Szaraz

Administrator
Representative of Individual Members

jean_hubert

Jean Hubert

Administrator
Representative of Friends of the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park 

MK_mini

Marianne Kugler

Secretary
Representative of Individual Members

marilou

Marilou Alarie

Board Member
Representative of Individual Members

Marc_picard

Marc Picard 

Board Member
Representative of Individual Members

michel_belanger

Michel Bélanger

Administrator
Outgoing chairmain
Council Member

francois

François Cantin

Administrator
Representative of Individual Members

B-UgoLapointe2011

Ugo Lapointe

Administrator
Representative of Individual Members

Isabelle

Isabelle Ménard

Vice-presidente
Representative of Individual Members

John_

Jon-Erick Lafontaine

Administrator
Representative of Individual Members

Alain Saladzius

Administrator
Représentant de la Fondation Rivières depuis 2012, membre affilié – Representative since 2012 of La Fondation Rivières, an affiliated organization

andree_girard

Andrée Girard

Administrator
Representative of Individual Members