Staff

Lise Charbonneau Lise Charbonneau, CPA, CA
Vice President of Administration, Finance and Investments
514 866-0808 ext.105
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Lise Charbonneau has more than 30 years of experience in finance and accounting. Prior to her arrival at FGM, she worked for 15 years at an organization specializing in social reintegration. She then worked to an IT firm. Lise has served on various boards of directors and is a member of the Union des artistes.
Diana ChelotDiana Chelot, CA
Director, Administration and Finance
514 866-0808 ext. 108
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Diana Chelot is a graduate of HEC Montréal with a degree in management and accounting. Prior to joining the Foundation of Greater Montréal, she worked for a community organization before moving to the accounting firm Deloitte, first as a technician for its global employer services and later as senior accountant for Deloitte Private.
Mélanie CyrMélanie Cyr
Administrative assistant
514 866-0808 ext. 100
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Mélanie Cyr has close to 15 years of experience in administration, particularly in customer service and administrative support. Prior to her arrival at the Foundation, Mélanie worked for bankruptcy trustees, as well as for a financial services firm.
Marion Daul Marion Daul
Project Manager for Communications
514 866-0808 ext. 113
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Marion Daul holds a master's degree in communication and multimedia. She began her career in France, where she worked in various industries as a project manager and as a communications officer. After moving to Québec, she worked mostly for non-profits before joining FGM.
Simon Delorme Simon Delorme
Project Manager - Communications, Public Relations and Social Media
514 866-0808 ext. 107
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After earning his master's degree in political science, Simon Delorme worked for the federal public service. He then moved to municipal politics, where he was a liaison officer for three years before joining the FGM team.

Fabiola Existe Fabiola Existe
Accounting Management Agent
514 866-0808, ext. 103
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Fabiola Existe spent eight years in the banking industry, specifically in customer service and team management, before her arrival at the Foundation. Her academic credentials include accounting studies at HEC Montréal.

Marie-Andrée Farmer Marie-Andrée Farmer
Director of Strategic Initiatives and Community Partnerships
514 866-0808, ext. 114
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Marie-Andrée Farmer has been working in the field of philanthropy for 15 years, mostly in corporate community support. She also worked as a consultant for nonprofits, notably in strategic planning and fundraising. She holds degrees from UQÀM in business administration and tourism, as well as social responsability for organizations.
Catherine FisetteCatherine Fisette
Director of Public Affairs and Communications
514 866-0808, ext. 109
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Catherine Fisette holds a master's and bachelor's degree in political science. After seven years as a political advisor at the Quebec National Assembly, she became Director of Government Relations for a Quebec public affairs firm. She subsequently served as Director of Public Affairs and Communications at various non-profits and social economy organizations.
Tasha LackmanTasha Lackman
Vice President of Philanthropy and Community
514 866-0808 ext. 118
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Tasha pivoted her career in 2017 when she became the Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives at McGill University until joining the FGM team in 2019. Prior to this, Tasha worked at a leading Canadian law firm for 12 years, with a focus on commercial real estate, and was ranked among Montreal's Top 20 real estate lawyers. Over the years, Tasha has been involved in a number of non-profit organizations, including Oxfam-Québec, the Girls Action Foundation, the YMCAs of Quebec, the Montreal Real Estate Foundation for Kids and the McGill University Health Centre Foundation. Until her appointment as Vice President of Philanthropy and Community at the FGM, she served on the FGM Board and Community Engagement Committee for over two years. Tasha holds three undergraduate degrees: in law and social work (McGill University), and environmental studies (University of Waterloo).
Sofia LaroussiSofia Laroussi
Project Manager, Community
514 866-0808 ext. 120
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Sofia holds a Commerce diploma from Concordia University and a master's degree in Social Impact Project Management from Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne, in France. She has many years of experience in the promotion of cultural diversity in Montréal's artistic sector, and is particularly interested in the issues of education, civic engagement and citizen participation.
Yolanda Macias SchaffnerYolanda Macias Schaffner
Corporate Secretary
514 866-0808 ext. 110
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Yolanda Macias Schaffner holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Université Laval and a Masters of Advanced Studies in Business Law from Université de Montréal. Prior to joining FGM, she has been self-employed and worked as a public servant at the Court of Québec and Bureau de la grande criminalité et des affaires spéciales of the Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales. She has been on the Board of Directors of a low-rent housing complex for seniors for several years.
Karel MayrandKarel Mayrand
President and CEO
514 866-0808 ext. 101
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Karel Mayrand was Director General, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, of the David Suzuki Foundation from 2008 to 2020, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project for Canada. He is also Vice-President of the Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau. Over the years, he has advised several governments, as well as agencies of the United Nations, in the area of sustainable development. He is the author of Une voix pour la Terre, published in 2012 and co-author of Demain, le Québec, published by Éditions La Presse in 2018.
Lara PazziLara Pazzi
Project manager, Philanthropy
514 866-0808 ext. 123
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Lara Pazzi holds a master's degree in Urban Studies from INRS – Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre in Montréal, as well as a bachelor's degree in Geographical Sciences from the University of Milan. Fascinated by the community intervention and the philanthropic action, Lara then studied at Université de Montréal, in order to obtain her D.E.S.S in social administration field in 2018.
Alexandra SucheckiAlexandra Suchecki
Project Manager, Philanthropic Development (Programs)
514 866-0808 ext. 124
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Alexandra Suchecki holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and linguistics from Université de Montréal. Before joining the FGM team, she worked for many community organizations, notably in the field of healthcare. She gained experience in fundraising, intervention and project management.
Linda Tchombé Linda Tchombé
Director - Philanthropic Development
514 866-0808 ext. 104
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Linda Tchombé has more than 10 years of experience in customer service, administrative support and team leading. She has worked in various fields, including online commerce and non-profit fundraising. She holds a PhD in biology.

Marion Van StaeyenMarion Van Staeyen
Project Manager – Communications
514 866-0808 ext. 112
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Marion Van Staeyen holds a bachelor's degree in social sciences and a master's degree in communications. She has over seven years of experience in cultural communications, acquired at various companies and associations.

Aloun VongsipraseuthAloun Vongsipraseuth
Analyst, Accounting and Finance
514 866-0808 ext. 122
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Aloun Vongsipraseuth holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting sciences from UQÀM. She has more than five years of experience in the fields of accounting and finance with multiple businesses.