Board of Directors
The members of the Vanier Museopark’s Board of Directors for 2010-2011 are:
Diane Doré, President
Mrs. Doré taught for over 12 years in Ottawa and Vanier in special classes. She was a Vanier City Councillor from 1991 to 2000. She now chairs the Centre Pauline-Charron and she is the school trustee for Rideau-Vanier on the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est. She served as president from December 2007 to December 2011. Mrs. Doré was also on the Board of Directors of the Fondation franco-ontarienne as well as the Fondation de l’hôpital Montfort. She was a founding member of the Vanier Museopark and the first president on its Board of Directors. This impressive career is complemented by a busy family life as the mother of three daughters and the grandmother of six grandchildren.
Bruce Poulin, Vice-President
Véronique St-Jean, Treasurer
Gisèle Richer, Secretary
Mrs. Richer plays an important role in her community and has accumulated many years of experience in the areas of health, education, philanthropy and public service. She has served as a volunteer on several Boards of Directors. In particular, she has been the provincial chair of the Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario, a member of the Ontario Special Education Tribunal, vice-chair of the Board of Governors of the Ottawa Hospital, a member of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, a member of the 20/20 Campaign office of the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, as well as a member of Ottawa Board of Health. During her career, she was manager of the Rockland Public Utilities Commission, director of conferences at the Canadian Hospital Association and executive director of the Montfort Hospital Foundation. She was awarded the Order of La Pléiade for her volunteer work on behalf of French-speaking Canadians, as well as Pro Ecclesia and Pontifice for her role in presiding over the arrival and departure ceremonies during the visit of Pope John Paull II in Ottawa.
Mr. Dubé worked in turn for the City of Ottawa (twelve years), the City of Vanier (two years), the University of Ottawa (twelve years) and the National Arts Centre (twelve years), as purchasing clerk, purchasing manager and manager, supply and services. During his career, he was president of the Ottawa branch of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC), then member of its national Board of Directors. He was also a member of the Institut culturel et social de Vanier, which was renamed Centre francophone de Vanier in 1992, and served as its president from 1988 to 1991. He retired in 1991 and ran for a seat on Vanier’s municipal council. He was elected to three terms and served on numerous committees. In September 1998, he persuaded the municipality and the Vanier Business Improvement Area Committee to implement a mural painting project, and became the founding president of an organization called Publi’Art Vanier. Between 1998 and 2010, with the support of numerous public and private donors, this group was responsible for implementing 38 mural paintings in Vanier. Some were inspired by old photos depicting local history, while others sprang from the imagination of contemporary artists and their love of colour.
Mrs. Jeannine Legault worked at Canada Post in finances, public affairs and marketing. After many years of dedicated service at Canada Post, she retired in 1989. For 16 years, she sat on the Board of Directors of the Caisse populaire Sainte-Geneviève and then the Caisse populaire Vision. Her community involvement is as exemplary as her career. During 10 years, between 1989 and 1999, she represented Ontario’s francophone community as a volunteer consultant on Canada’s postal service user committee. Between 1989 and 1995, she served as senior vice-chair of Canada Post’s Heritage Club, Confederation Chapter. She remains an active member. She has also been involved in the girl guide movement for over 60 years. Her commitment to the francophone community is such that she was secretary on the Board of Directors of the Fondation franco-ontarienne for 16 years. In the same vein, she was a member of the Fédération des femmes canadiennes-françaises. Since 2008, she has chaired the Centre Pauline-Charron’s Stamp Club. Mrs. Legault is a member of the finance committee at the Museopark, and has been a member of the Museopark’s Board of Directors for two years now.