Hugues Imbeault-Tétreault, President
Engaged and passionate about sustainable development, Hugues has many years of experience working in the field of life cycle analysis at the International Reference Centre for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services (CIRAIG). He has a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal and a long history of involvement with the student environmental movement. In addition to his work evaluating the environmental impact of products throughout their life cycle, he has volunteered with CPAWS Quebec since 2011 to support biodiversity in protected areas threatened by industrial development. He has most recently served as Secretary to the CPAWS Board of Directors and helped to implement administrative tools to improve management within the organization. As president, his priority will be to diversify CPAWS Quebec’s funding to reach its full potential.
Jennifer Smith, Vice-President
Involved with SNAP since 2010, she first worked in the national office in Ottawa, volunteered in Alberta and worked in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as coordinator for community relations. Jennifer even worked alongside the CPAWS Quebec employees as a volunteer every Monday from 2013 to 2015! Be involved as board member is the continuation of her high involvment in our NGO..
Vincent Castellucci, Treasurer
Vincent considered a career in ecology, but decided to study the nervous system. He obtained a PhD in neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis (United States). Vincent did his postdoctoral studies at New York University, where he began his teaching career in the physiology department. He is emeritus professor at Université de Montréal and studied biology at Université Laval. He retired after 45 years in the academic world and decided to come back to ecology. He is deeply interested in aquatic ecology and biodiversity.
In her role as coordinator of a consulting firm for nonprofit organizations, Marina has worked on many strategic and financial plans and supported different organizations in their communications activities. In 2015, her interest in the environment led her to complete a Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS) in environment and sustainable development at the Université de Montréal in addition to her previous Master’s degree in management. Joining the CPAWS Quebec Board of Directors is a perfect opportunity for her to apply this training and use her skills to support her convictions.