Board of Directors

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

A native Montrealer with a Master’s degree in biology from Western University, a Certificate in Environmental Practice (CEP) from Royal Roads University and a Bachelor’s degree from Concordia University, Jennifer became aware of the beauty, the vastness and the fragility of our wilderness when she spent a summer in the Canadian Rockies for her Master’s degree. This awareness prompted her decision to dedicate her career to the cause of conservation of wild spaces.

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.

Delphine Acoca

In addition to being a notorious tree hugger, Delphine is a sustainability management professional with over 10 years experience of developing, implementing and continuously improving strategic initiatives in community relations, marketing & communications, employee engagement and responsible sourcing. Her specialty is quickly identifying irrational and inefficient procedures and designing innovative solutions to complex organizational issues. She achieves this by addressing the varying needs of different stakeholder groups and effectively rallying them all towards a common vision.

Having contributed to a diversity of projects across North America and abroad, Delphine is unfailingly committed to expanding her horizons and persuading others to take part in progressive initiatives. In her role as CPAWS Quebec board member, Delphine is focused on creating opportunities for the organization to successfully engage stakeholders towards the necessity of protecting our natural habitats.

Tasso Kouros

Tasso is a business lawyer with experience in commercial transactions at both the national and international levels. Throughout his career, Tasso has had the opportunity to write and negotiate diverse trade agreements, to conduct legal and business analyses (including risk assessments), to develop and implement policies, to write contracts on the marketing of intellectual property and IT, to manage complex litigation and to ensure the effective management of diverse stakeholders from across jurisdictions.
Before joining Delegatus, Tasso was legal adviser at Avon Canada (2003–2007) and senior legal adviser at Avon Products Inc. (2007–2014), New York. In this role, he directed or actively participated in various commercial transactions (USA and Canada) concerning different aspects of the operation, including manufacture, purchasing and supply, logistics, construction law, real estate law, workplace law, data protection, IT service agreements, software licensing contracts and S.a.a.S. agreements.
Mr. Kouros is a member of the Barreau du Quebec (Quebec Bar Association), the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Véronique Bussières

PhD student at the department of Geography, Urbanism and Environment at Concordia University and holder of a degree in Biology from McGill University and a Master’s degree in Geography, Politics and Public Administration from Concordia University, Veronica has worked for more than 15 years in the field of conservation, especially in the conservation of protected areas. She has taken part of projects involving ecological development and environmental education, some of them in Montreal region as well as in a national park in Panama. Her current research focuses on the management of protected areas in indigenous lands. Veronica was invited to join SNAP administration board in spring 2016. She feels happy to have joined this dynamic team and to bring her expertise in the management of marine protected areas and in the relationship with First Nations.  

John O'Driscoll

An emergency-room physician and clinical professor at the University of Montreal Hospital Centre, John has had a lifelong passion for national parks. A member of CPAWS since 1992, he has volunteered as an organizer of CPAWS events in Montreal since 1996. John was among the first Quebec members to meet in 1999 with the aim of founding a local branch of CPAWS, and he became its first president in 2001, remaining in that role until 2011. John also served at the national level on CPAWS’ Board of Directors between 2000 and 2004.
Apart from CPAWS, John was the first president of the Quebec College of Family Physicians’ Environment and Health Committee between 2000 and 2006, and the first president of the Committee on Environment and Health of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) between 2008 and 2014. Today, John is a member of the CFPC’s Environmental Health Committee.

Ève Péclet

Ève Péclet is a student, an activist and a politician. Between 2011 and 2015, she represented the electoral district La Pointe de l’île (East of Montreal) in the House of Commons of Canada, under the flag of the New Democratic Party. She was there appointed as the Official Opposition’s deputy critic for foreign affairs. After the reshuffle of shadow cabinet in August 2013, Ève received a new mandate and became the deputy critic for justice. She holds a degree in law from Montreal University and from École du Barreau, obtained in 2017. As a student, she acted as vice president of the debate committee of law school; she was also finalist of Gale Cup (Canadian contest for pleas in criminal law). Ève’s involvement in community life has taken many forms: she has volunteered to teach youngsters who have dropped out of school; acted as an activist of student movement; was part of Executive Committee of students’ association at Maisonneuve College and chaired the Amnesty International committee in Law School.

Guillaume Sirois

Guillaume is a law student at the University of Sherbrooke.  His first contact with SNAP was during his participation at Mushuau-nipi Youth Initiative in 2016 where he felt encouraged to get involved in the organization.
Guillaume takes part in several social institutions and has gained experience thanks to his involvement in a number of administration boards; one of them being the administration board of his students’ association where he sit for a year. Currently, he sits at the board of directors of Citizen’s Awakening International, a NGO whose mission is to promote public debate around the world.
Guillaume is the co-founder of an organization that strives for promoting reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous people. He also takes active part of solidarité étudiante contre les oléoducs, an organization with the mission of encouraging universities to withdraw from fossil energies and to take a stand against the development of new pipelines.