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Team

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 170 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

Paul T. Kefalas(Chairman) Catherine Lavoie  (Vice Chair) Sandra Martel (CEO)
Dale Ellen Williams (Administrator) Sylvain Villiard   (Administrator)  Richard Cacchione (Administrator) Henri Jean (Administrator)

Management team

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

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.

 

She joined the Corporation in 2006 as Engineering Project Manager; Planning Director; Director, Planning and Systems; and Senior Director, Planning and Information Technology, and Senior Director, Asset management. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer.


Sylvie Boulanger, Eng., P.Eng., Ph.D.

Senior Director, Research and Applications Division

A trained civil engineer, Sylvie Boulanger has a bachelor’s from the University of Alberta (Edmonton), a master’s in structural engineering from the University of California (Berkeley), and a doctorate in the steel construction of bridges from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland). During her career, she has held many strategic positions in the areas of construction and research and development. For example, she served as Quebec Regional Manager for the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) and then as its National Manager of Sustainability. She was also Vice-President, Technical Marketing, at Supermétal, a manufacturer and installer of steel for large-scale projects such as the Turcot Interchange.

She joined the Corporation in 2016 as Senior Director of the Centre for Infrastructure Innovation, where she oversees the development of innovative sustainable solutions and the deployment of best practices to extend the service life of major infrastructure, in partnership with academic research groups, expert consultants and public partners.


Claude Lachance, CPA, CMA, MBA, ASC

Senior Director, Administration

Claude Lachance is a seasoned manager with experience at private companies and parapublic institutions. He has a bachelor’s in administration from Université de Sherbrooke, an MBA from HEC Montréal, and his CPA, CMA and ASC certifications.

As Senior Director, Administration for the Corporation since November 2009, he has been responsible for financial management, procurement and information technology activities.


Catherine Tremblay, Eng.

Senior Director, Projects and Construction

A graduate in civil engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, Catherine Tremblay has nearly 20 years of experience in project management and design.

She began her career by designing hydroelectric development projects and worked in Guatemala in infrastructure project management.

In 2007, she started the British Columbia office for RSW, where she managed many engineering components for hydroelectric development projects. She joined the Corporation in 2012 as Senior Director, Projects, Construction and Operations. She oversees construction work and projects for all of the Corporation’s structures, except for the Champlain Bridge, and oversees the network’s regular maintenance and operations.


Anne Belhumeur, Eng.

Senior Director, Champlain Bridge Projects

With a degree in civil engineering and a specialization in structural engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, Anne Belhumeur started her career as a structural engineer in bridge construction and spent more than a decade designing the plans for buildings and major structures. She then worked as a controller in a number of positions and led teams that were responsible for large-scale projects.

During her time at the Aéroports de Montréal, Anne’s responsibilities included overseeing the redevelopment of the airport road network and the construction of a new boarding lounge. Anne joined JCCBI in 2018 to head up projects for the Honoré Mercier Bridge and Melocheville Tunnel, and her current position is Senior Director, Champlain/NCBC Projects.


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.