Board of Directors

One of the VMFRC’s success is its board of directors. Responsible for the health and sustainability of the organization, it relies on policies and regulations to carry out the mission of the MFRC and makes a clear distinction between governance and operational.

The Board of Directors of the Valcartier Military Family Resource Centre is looking for candidates from the military community:

*Civilian spouses of full-time members of the Canadian Forces
*Civilian parents of full-time members of the Canadian Forces
*Civilian adult children of full-time members of the Canadian Forces

Members of the Board of Directors

Julie Grandmaison

Julie Grandmaison

Chair of the Board, spouse and military

Ms. Grandmaison is a military member and military spouse. His strong board experience and leadership contribute to the implementation of the VMFRC’s projects.

Valérie Bouillaut

Valérie Bouillaut

Vice-Chair, civilian

Ms. Bouillaut has experience and skills in administration and management. General manager in retail for over 25 years, she is also the founder and manager of her company in the field of brief therapies (NLP).

Clara Gauvreau-Leblanc

Clara Gauvreau-Leblanc

Treasurer, military spouse

Ms. Gauvreau-Leblanc is a military spouse and holds a position as CPA auditor with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. She is familiar with the reality of not-for-profit organizations and has the vision to be a director. She wants to share the VFMRC’s mission and the solidarity shown by the community.

Caroline Côté

Caroline Côté

Administrator, military spouse

Mrs. Côté is a military spouse. She is the Executive Director of an Early Childhood Centre.

Jeanne Nivischiuk

Jeanne Nivischiuk

Administrator, military spouse

Ms. Nivischiuk is a military spouse and is the Executive Director of the Regional Association of West Quebecers. She also has a military background. She has administrative expertise and is certainly a great asset to the Board of Directors. Ms. Nivischiuk has been involved in many of the Centre’s activities in the past and appreciates the Centre’s role in supporting the military community.

Sylvie Laurendeau

Sylvie Laurendeau

Administratror, civilian

Ms. Laurendeau has been an account manager in business development at La Capitale General Insurance for nearly fifteen years. She has solid experience in needs analysis, negotiation, risk management and business plan development.

Sylvie Savard

Sylvie Savard

Administrator, military spouse

Mrs. Savard is a military spouse and holds a position in the National Defence as assistant to the commander of the 5th Service Battalion. She was also an infantrywoman and cook in the reserve force for 6 years, which is an asset in understanding the environment. She has been actively involved for many years in various committees in her workplace and wishes to contribute to the well-being of military families.

Claudia Morin

Claudia Morin

Administrator, military spouse

She holds a multidisciplinary BAC in social sciences, volunteers for several organizations and specializes in social media and Facebook. Wants to help the military community.

Stéphanie Vachon

Stéphanie Vachon

Administrator, military

Military meteorological technician for the past 8 years, Ms. Vachon often volunteers for various organizations that are close to her heart. She recognizes herself in the values the VMFRC promotes.

Nathalie Vallée

Nathalie Vallée

Administrator, civilian and veteran spouse

Madame Vallée est Vice-présidente – Communications corporatives chez Paradigme Stratégies. Forte d’un savoir-faire de plus de 20 ans en relations publiques et en communications institutionnelles, elle détient une profonde compréhension du paysage médiatique. Elle a aussi développé une connaissance fine de l’appareil gouvernemental et du développement régional.

Jacynthe Quinn

Jacynthe Quinn

Administrator, military spouse

Ms. Quinn comes from a military family and is a team leader in the laboratory. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Biosciences, a Master’s degree in Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, and an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology. She has served as an officer and a biathlon coach’s assistant with the Air Cadets. Ms. Quinn has a desire to be involved in raising awareness of our services and the importance of the military community.

Ex-officio members of the Board

Lieutenant-colonel Arsenault

Lieutenant-colonel Arsenault

He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1997. He completed a deployment in Bosnia, one in Afghanistan, and one in Irak.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in defence studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. He completed the Joint Command and Staff program in 2016 at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto. He is the current Commander of Personel Services.

Lieutenant-colonel Brassard, CD, A of C

Lieutenant-colonel Brassard, CD, A of C

His career in the Primary Reserve began in May 1989 when he joined the Saguenay Regiment as an infantryman. In December of the same year, he made the transition to an infantry officer. Today he holds the position of Deputy Commander of 35 Canadian Brigade Group.

In civilian life, he works as a supervisor for Rio Tinto at the potlining plant located at Complexe Jonquière.

Major Guy Bériau, MMM, CD

Major Guy Bériau, MMM, CD

He joined the First Reserve of the Canadian Armed Forces in Montreal. He will participate in several domestic operations and deploy in Bosnia. In 2004, he joined the Regular Force as an armor officer.

He is assigned to the 12th RBC. He is a member of the Order of Military Merit (MMM).

Major Julie Simard

Major Julie Simard

Major Julie Simard joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2015 as a chaplain in Gagetown, NB. She was posted to Valcartier in 2017. In 2019, she was deployed on OP PRESENCE where she served as a chaplain for the Canadian Armed Forces Central Mission in Mali and Senegal. In 2021, she is posted to 2 Cdn Div Support Group in Valcartier where she serves as Senior Chaplain.

Valcartier Military Family Resource Centre

Frédéric Moisan

Frédéric Moisan

Corporate Secretary / Executive Director

He has been a member of the Quebec Chartered Professional Accountants Associations since 2015. He worked in various organizations in Nunavik between 2006 and 2015.

Mr. Moisan joined the VMFRC as Director of Finance and Administration in 2015. He became Executive Director in May 2019.

Chantal Couture

Chantal Couture

Executive Director's Assistant

Chantal Couture has a beautiful life path that led her to evolve for many years in the administration of senior residences. She also grew up in the municipal world for 10 years. Volunteering has a special place in her heart, and she has been involved with several organizations as well as the cadets. Chantal is very happy to join the Valcartier MFRC Board of Directors.