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:
-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, 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, 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

Emmanuelle holds a bachelor’s degree in sustainable development and international development from Laval University and is currently carrying out graduate studies in business administration and project management. During her career, she was able to participate in the development of a global network of sustainable and socially responsible tourism experiences within a Quebec organization. She joined the Nature Quebec team in 2020 as a biomass development specialist in order to contribute to the development of renewable energies.

Emmanuelle Rancourt

Biomass development specialist
emmanuelle.rancourt@naturequebec.org
418 999-5121

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

Viviane holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography from Laval University and is a master’s student in the same field. His research is focused on the enhancement of urban green spaces as a refuge for wild pollinators and their contributions to ecosystem services in urban areas, with some collective gardens in Quebec City as a study area. She believes in promoting biodiversity for a multifunctionality of green spaces that contribute to improving the urban living environment.

Viviane Rivard

Agente de projet biodiversité urbaine
viviane.rivard@naturequebec.org
418 648-2104

HubHubert holds a bachelor’s degree (U. Laval, 2013) and a professional master’s degree in architecture (U. Laval, 2015). During his training, he was particularly interested in social and environmental issues related to architecture and urban design. He then worked for two years in an architectural firm. At the same time, he is developing a growing interest and knowledge for the design of nourishing and regenerative ecosystems for the environment, especially nourishing forests. Hubert joined the Nature Quebec team in 2020.ert détient un baccalauréat (U.Laval, 2013) ainsi qu’une maîtrise professionnelle en architecture (U.Laval, 2015). Au cours de sa formation, il s’intéresse particulièrement aux enjeux sociaux et environnementaux reliés à l’architecture et au design urbain. Il travaille ensuite deux années dans un bureau d’architecture. Parallèlement, il développe un intérêt et des connaissances grandissantes pour la conception d’écosystèmes nourriciers et régénérateurs pour l’environnement, notamment les forêts nourricières. Hubert rejoint l’équipe de Nature Québec en 2020.

Hubert Fortin

Spécialiste en verdissement et design urbain
hubert.fortin@naturequebec.org
418 648-2104

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: 
-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:
-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

Étudiante française en deuxième année à l’École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Toulouse, Lys vient de rejoindre l’équipe de Nature Québec pour un stage de 4 mois en Aires protégées et biodiversité. Voulant se spécialiser en Qualité de l’Environnement et Gestion des Ressources pour sa dernière année, elle espère pouvoir s’orienter vers la protection de la biodiversité et conservation de l’environnement. Ses projets portent sur le programme ZICO (Zones Importantes pour la Conservation des Oiseaux) et sur les habitats fauniques de Pessamit.”

Lys Affre

Intern in protect areas and biodiversity
Lys.affre@naturequebec.org
418-648-2104 poste 2091

Anthony est détenteur d’un baccalauréat en environnements naturels et aménagés et débute une maîtrise en Science forestière à l’Université Laval. Il s’intéresse particulièrement à l’écologie forestière et croit que ce domaine est un incontournable lorsque l’on parle d’aménagement durable du territoire. Au cours des dernières années, il a été auxiliaire de recherche en horticulture et matériaux renouvelable à l’Université Laval et et en biologie marine au Chili.

Anthony Drouin

Stagiaire aires protégées et biodiversité
Anthony.drouin@naturequebec.org
418-648-2104 poste 2092

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

Treasurer
Representative of Individual Members

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