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About

The Corporation’s experienced team strives to responsibly manage and extend the life span of the Corporation’s infrastructure.

 

The Corporation’s team includes over 190 employees who work in multiple disciplines and trades. If big challenges interest you, consult our Careers page.

Board of Directors

The Corporation’s Board of Directors is made up of seven members, including the Chief Executive Officer. The Board members are appointed by the Minister upon approval of the Governor in Council. The Chair of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer are appointed by the Governor in Council upon recommendation from the Minister

Catherine Lavoie, Eng., M. Sc.
Catherine Lavoie, Eng., M. Sc.
Chair of the Board

Ms. Lavoie is an engineer with nearly 25 years of senior-level experience with companies and associations in the field of concrete and asphalt. She is currently President and CEO of the Centre for Expertise and Research in Urban Infrastructure (CERIU). Ms. Lavoie directs and coordinates all activities of this non-profit organization to help municipalities rehabilitate their infrastructure and make it last. She has served on JCCBI’s Board of Directors since June 22, 2017 and was appointed Chair of the Board on December 18, 2020.

Sandra Martel, Eng.
Sandra Martel, Eng.
Chief Executive Officer

A graduate in civil engineering from Université de Sherbrooke, Sandra Martel first worked in building design and then research and development at Université de Sherbrooke. She went on to work at Expertech and Bell Canada, where she held many positions in business process, staff, and project management to implement new technologies and execute work reorganization projects.

Ms. Martel joined the Corporation in 2006 and held many positions in areas such as engineering, information planning and asset planning. She currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the AQTr, and a Board member for the Foundation of Université de Sherbrooke. In 2019, she was appointed ambassador of Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Engineering.

Lesley Antoun
Lesley Antoun
Administrator

A seasoned entrepreneur and manager, Ms. Antoun has over 25 years of experience in stakeholder, program and risk management and in partnership development with multinationals, private companies, and First Nations organizations. She also has solid experience on boards of directors, such as that of the Concordia University Alumni Association. In 2016, Ms. Antoun launched her own consulting business after holding various management positions at Bombardier Inc. for 16 years. Earlier in her career, she worked as an engineering consultant for FM Global. Ms. Antoun has a Master of Business Administration, Strategy and Finance from McGill University and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Concordia University.

Dale Ellen Williams
Dale Ellen Williams
Administrator

Ms. Williams has vast experience in transportation management, sales and marketing. She worked for a number of years until 2018 for GATX Rail Canada, where she served as Sales Manager and then as Regional Vice-President of Sales. Ms. Williams was in charge of business relationships with Canadian National Railway (CN), Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), and a number of other railway companies in Canada. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of GATX Rail Canada. She has been a member of JCCBI’s Board of Directors since December 18, 2017.

Me Sylvain Villiard, LL.B., MBA
Me Sylvain Villiard, LL.B., MBA
Administrator

Mr. Villiard is an experienced lawyer and manager who has worked in government administration. One of his roles was as Assistant Director General of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), where he led the modernization project. As a consultant, he supports and assists clients in planning and managing their projects while carrying out management contracts. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated on June 22, 2017.

Richard Cacchione, FCGA, ASC, IDC.D
Richard Cacchione, FCGA, ASC, IDC.D
Administrator

Mr. Cacchione is a Fellow of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (FCPA-FCGA) and a Certified Corporate Director (ASC). He has extensive business experience in both the private and public sectors, particularly in construction and infrastructure, with companies such as Hydro-Québec, Aéroports de Montréal and Groupe Lavalin. He serves on the boards of private companies and foundations. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated on June 7, 2018.

Henri-Jean Bonnis, Eng., ICD.D, PMP, PRINCE2
Henri-Jean Bonnis, Eng., ICD.D, PMP, PRINCE2
Administrator

Mr. Bonnis has over 15 years of diverse experience in investment planning, program administration, and project administration and management. He currently serves as Founding President of the strategic consultancy firm Adsum Consulting Group. He has also been a strategic advisor to organizations such as PSP Investments, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Fondaction, Hydro-Québec, National Bank Financial Group and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. He has extensive experience as a member of various boards and holds the ICD.D designation. He was appointed to JCCBI’s Board of Directors on June 7, 2019.

Management team

The multidisciplinary team includes experienced, thorough and reliable professionals who are leaders with recognized expertise.

Sandra Martel, Eng.
Sandra Martel, Eng.
Chief Executive Officer

A graduate in civil engineering from Université de Sherbrooke, Sandra Martel first worked in building design and then research and development at Université de Sherbrooke. She went on to work at Expertech and Bell Canada, where she held many positions in business process, staff, and project management to implement new technologies and execute work reorganization projects.

Ms. Martel joined the Corporation in 2006 and held many positions in areas such as engineering, information planning and asset planning. She currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the AQTr, and a Board member for the Foundation of Université de Sherbrooke. In 2019, she was appointed ambassador of Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Engineering.

Lucie Painchaud, CPA, CMA
Lucie Painchaud, CPA, CMA
Senior Director, Administration and Treasurer

A seasoned manager and member of the Quebec CPA Order since 1995, Ms. Painchaud has over 25 years of experience. Her career has led her to the public sphere (with the Canadian and Quebec governments) and the private sector in fields such as education, culture, information technology, telecommunications, and manufacturing. Ms. Painchaud has held various management positions and most recently served as Assistant General Manager, Financial Performance Management and Operational Efficiency at the Centre de services scolaire de Montréal. She previously held management positions with the National Film Board of Canada, IBM Canada – Global Services, Teleglobe Canada and the Rolland Paper Company.

At JCCBI, Ms. Painchaud oversees the Finance, Information Technology, Procurement and Project Management divisions.

Paul Robert, lawyer
Paul Robert, lawyer
Senior Director, Legal Affairs and Human Resources

Paul Robert is a veteran lawyer and manager with over 25 years of experience. Since 2002, he has worked in various management positions with public and parapublic organizations, including the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal and previously at UQAM. A member of the Barreau du Québec since 1996, he is recognized as a supportive team member and known for his meticulous risk management and dedication.

At JCCBI, Mr. Robert oversees the Legal Affairs and Human Resources divisions. He also acts as Corporate Secretary.

Robert Sauvé, Eng.
Robert Sauvé, Eng.
Senior Director, Asset Management

A graduate in mechanical engineering from the École de technologie supérieure, Robert Sauvé has over 28 years of experience in managing major projects and operations. He has held various management positions, most recently at Wajax and previously at the Port of Montreal, where he implemented asset management. His many accomplishments include the development of plans and strategies in relation to maintenance, asset management, project management, and various organizational changes. The former president and a Fellow of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, Mr. Sauvé is recognized for his inclusiveness and organizational development skills to help meet the ambitious goals of public bodies.

Mr. Sauvé’s mandate is to oversee the following Departments: Planning, Research and Applications, Asset Information, Environment and Sustainable Development.

André Morin, Eng.
André Morin, Eng.
Senior Director, Operations

With a degree in civil engineering from Polytechnique Montréal, André Morin is a seasoned manager with over 30 years of experience with different organizations, including Revay and Aéroports de Montréal. Over his career, he has carried out many major maintenance projects, from design to commissioning, for Montreal’s property portfolio. He is also recognized for leading effective project management teams under his belt that total investments of nearly $2 billion and were carried out in complex operating environments.

As Senior Director, Operations, Mr. Morin is responsible for several departments including Engineering, Construction, Operations and Maintenance, as well as Occupational Health and Safety.

Dominique Blouin, Eng.
Dominique Blouin, Eng.
Senior Director, Projects

With a degree in civil engineering from Université Laval, Dominique Blouin is a manager with over 27 years of diverse experience in the construction industry in both Canada and the U.S. During his career, Mr. Blouin has honed his skills by tackling challenges in areas such as business management and the management of major project teams.

Mr. Blouin joined JCCBI in 2019 as the director of the deconstruction project for the original Champlain Bridge. Before joining the JCCBI team, Mr. Blouin held various management positions at Canam Group. In these different roles, Mr. Blouin stood out through his abilities in change management and process optimization.

As Senior Director, Projects, Mr. Blouin oversees the Projects Directorate.

Nathalie Lessard
Nathalie Lessard
Director, Communications

With a master’s in linguistics from Université de Laval, a bachelor’s in English-as-a-second-language (ESL) instruction from UQAC, as well as a bachelor’s in translation and two certificates in advertising and public relations from Université de Montréal, Nathalie Lessard’s career has taken very diverse turns.

Her professional journey has included contracts in translation in Toronto and ESL courses in college- and university-level programs. She then held different management positions, such as at the Fondation Asselin du Cégep de Jonquière, after which she led the communications team for Parc Jean-Drapeau and the Quebec Furniture Manufacturers’ Association. She has served as Director, Communications for the Corporation since April 2018.

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