Employees and collaborators

Alain Branchaud,
Executive Director

With twenty years of experience in conservation and endangered species, M. Branchaud joins SNAP Québec's team in 2015. In the past, he has worked developing Environment Canada's Species at Risk program. He is also the cofounder of Rescousse project, whose mission is to raise awareness and funds for Quebec's species at risk.

Alice de Swarte,
Project Manager in conservation and political analysis

Alice holds a master's degree in Political science, from both University of Sorbonne in Paris and University of Montreal. She has three years of experience in research and advocacy in different environmental organizations and regional administrations, both in France and Quebec. Her role at SNAP Québec is to support our efforts toward protecting 50% of our wilderness.

Danielle Giroux,
Project Manager in conservation and marine areas

Danielle holds a degree in law and a Master’s of Administration and has 16 years of combined experience in project management for environmental organizations. She has served since 2007 as the president of Attention FragÎles, a nonprofit working to protect Les-­Îles-­de-­la-­Madeleine. Along with SNAP Québec, Attention FragÎles is a founding member of the St-Lawrence Coalition, which has been advocating since 2010 for a moratorium on oil and gas exploration and exploitation in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. She joined the SNAP team in 2016 to promote biodiversity and marine environment conservation, the two main subjects of her personal and professional interest.

Pier-Olivier Boudreault,
Project Manager in conservation and forestry

Pier-Olivier is a professional biologist. His work experience at Parks Canada and several other non-profit groups in Quebec and in Central America led him to be interested in conservation and protected areas. He wrote a guide about ameliorating forest practices to protect wetlands in the Mauricie region. He also led a research project in Nicaragua, in the Laguna de Apoyo nature reserve, where he studied the responses of avian communities to human disturbances. At SNAP Québec, he works on campaigns that relate to forestry and the development of new protected wilderness areas.


Sylvain Archambault,
Biologist and SNAP Québec representative in the St-Lawrence Coalition 

With a MSc in Biology (ecology), Sylvain's has worked for 20 years as a consultant for environmental organizations and government agencies. Since 2003, most of his time is dedicated to SNAP Québec, working on protected areas, territory planning, natural resources (forestry and mining).  For the past 5 years, Sylvain represents SNAP Québec in the St-Lawrence Coalition, an organization demanding a moratorium on petroleum and gas exploration and expansion in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Sylvain has a unique expertise on offshore hydrocarbons in the Gulf, and by way of producing plain-language papers, presenting at conferences, and giving hundreds of interviews, he has significantly contributed to the public's awareness of these activities. Presently, he is writing a guide about petroleum and gas exploration and expansion in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Charlène Daubenfeld,
Communications Manager

Charlène holds a Master’s degree in Communications and Marketing from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Grenoble in France. Her four years’ experience in the private sector and with NPOs  allowed her to work on a range of assignments relating to communications, both in event organization and community mobilization, as well as project development. Committed to nature conservation and environmental protection, Charlène joined the SNAP team in September 2016 as Communications Manager.


Nicole Morin,
Administrative Assistant

Recently retired, Nicole joins SNAP Québec's team in May 2015. With her experience in administration, she has all the tools to support the organization. 

Marianne Bissonnette,
Communications Assistant

Marianne has a degree in biomedical sciences and a certificate in journalism from the University of Montreal, and is now undertaking a Master’s thesis on the development of critical thinking with respect to scientific information in the media. A Jill-of-all-trades, she has worked as a tour guide at a non-profit agency and as a journalist for an agricultural weekly, as well as hosting a popular-science radio show for the last two years. She is joining CPAWS’ team in the summer of 2017 to assist with the development of our annual event, “Grâce à la Nature” (Thanks to Nature).