Centraide of Greater Montreal elects nine new directors

    MONTREAL, June 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Centraide of Greater Montreal yesterday
held its annual general meeting at which it elected nine new directors:
Alan Allnutt, Publisher and General Manager of The Gazette; David Birnbaum,
Executive Director of the Quebec English School Boards Association;
Bergman Fleury(*), Intercultural Relations Consultant; Marie Gagnon, Executive
Director of the Fondation René Malo; Pierre Giard, Executive Director of the
Société de transport de Laval (STL); Marie-Madeleine Lafrenière, Strategic
Affairs Adviser with the City of Montreal Police Service; David McAusland,
Executive Vice-President for Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer of
Alcan Inc.; Claude Séguin, Senior Vice-President for Finance and Strategic
Investments of CGI; and Jacques Spencer, President and CEO of Développement
économique de Longueuil.
    Centraide's Board of Directors also appointed James C. Cherry(*), President
and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal, as Treasurer; and reappointed
Yves Sanssouci(*), President and CEO of CRIM, as Chair of the Board of
Directors; Claude Léger(*), Director General of the City of Montreal, as
Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors; Lili de Grandpré(*), Managing Director of
CenCEO Consulting, as Chair of the Allocations and Agency Relations Committee;
and Constance Middleton-Hope(*), Lay Minister with the Anglican Diocese of
Montreal, as Secretary of the Corporation.
    The 30 community leaders serving as volunteers on Centraide of Greater
Montreal's Board of Directors for 2007-2008 also include Chantal Aznavourian,
Administrative Assistant with the Chantier de l'Economie Sociale Trust;
Mary- Ann Bell, Chief Operating Officer for Quebec of Bell Aliant Regional
Communications; Hélène Bohémier, Director of Social Development and Tenant
Relations at the Office municipal d'habitation de Montréal; Danielle Casara,
Acting Secretary General of the Conseil régional FTQ, Montréal Métropolitain;
Francine Cléroux, Assistant Vice-President for Public and Corporate Affairs of
Sun Life Financial; Sheila Goldbloom, Retired Professor at McGill University;
Stella Guy, Associate Executive Director of the City of Montreal;
Alice Herscovitch(*), Director of Social Development at CRE de Montréal; Benoît
Lévesque, Professor of Sociology at UQAM and ENAP; Pierre Monahan, Executive
Vice-President for Building Products of Bowater Canadian Forest Products Inc.;
Hilary Pearson, President and CEO of Philanthropic Foundations Canada; Louis
L. Roquet(*), President and COO of Desjardins Venture Capital; Joni Simpson,
Executive Director of Compagnie F Entrepreneurship pour femmes; Robert
Tessier(*), President and CEO of Gaz Métro; Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire(*),
President and Executive Director of Centraide of Greater Montreal; and Helen
Tyros, Vice-President for Montreal Metropolitan District of BMO Bank of

    Centraide of Greater Montreal is an independent organization managed by a
board of directors which is representative of the community. It serves the
Island of Montreal, Laval, and communities on the South Shore. Centraide of
Greater Montreal supports 360 community-based agencies and projects which
offer help and comfort to more than half a million people in need. It relies
on a network of over 72,000 volunteers.

    (*) Member of the Executive Committee

For further information:

For further information: Annick Gagnon, Public Relations Coordinator,
Centraide of Greater Montreal, (514) 288-1261, ext. 242,
gagnona@centraide-mtl.org, www.centraide-mtl.org

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