River Institute Staff

Jeff Ridal, PhD
Jeff Ridal, PhDExecutive Director and Chief Research Scientist

+1-613-936-6620 ext.228

Cristina Charette, M.Sc.
Cristina Charette, M.Sc.Biologist, Education Coordinator

+1 613-936-6620 ext 232

Christina Collard
Christina CollardProgram Leader, Administration and Fundraising

+1 613-936-6620 ext 222

Jaclyn Franceschini
Jaclyn FranceschiniBiologist/Research Assistant

+1 613-936-6620 ext 224

Stéphanie Guernon, M.Sc.
Stéphanie Guernon, M.Sc.Environmental Educator / Biologist

+1 613-936-6620 ext 237

Lexy Harquail
Lexy HarquailEnvironmental Educator / Biologist

+1 613-936-6620 ext 308

Brian Hickey, PhD
Brian Hickey, PhDProgram Leader, Education/ Research Scientist

+1 613-936-6620 ext 225

Jennifer Lauzon
Jennifer LauzonAssistant Administrator

+1 613-936-6620 ext 223

Mark MacDougall, M.Sc.
Mark MacDougall, M.Sc.Biologist/ Project Coordinator

+1 613-936-6620 ext 302

Matthew MacMillan
Matthew MacMillanBiologist/Research Assistant

+1 613-936-6620 

Pam Maloney
Pam MaloneyFund Development Officer

+1 613-936-6620 ext 240 (Voicemail only)

Crystal Martell
Crystal MartellQA/QC Officer

+1 613-936-6620 ext 227

Leigh McGaughey, PhD
Leigh McGaughey, PhDResearch Scientist

+1 613-936-6620 ext 224

Amine Mimouni, PhD
Amine Mimouni, PhDStatistician and Research Scientist

+1 613-936-6620

Mary Ann Perron
Mary Ann PerronMitacs Post-Doctoral Fellow

+1 613-936-6620 ext 306

Natasha Pozega
Natasha PozegaProject Development Officer

+1 613-936-6620 ext 305

Luc St. Pierre
Luc St. PierreLab Coordinator

+1 613-936-6620 ext 239

Louis Savard
Louis SavardProgram Leader, RiverLabs

+1 613-936-6620 ext 301

Katie Verhoeven
Katie VerhoevenCommunications and Fund Development Officer

+1 613-936-6620 ext 229

Matt Windle, M.Sc.
Matt Windle, M.Sc.Research Scientist

+1 613-936-6620 ext 307

River Institute Board of Directors

Walter Oeggerli

St. Lawrence River Restoration Council Chair, Local Farmer

Brent Stajkowski

Manager, Ontario Power Generation; First Vice Chair

John Gleed

Community Member

Luc Lacelle

RBC Royal Bank

Diana Rourke

BASF Plant Manager

Debora Daigle

Community Member

Glen Grant

Community Member; Director

Jennifer Haley

St. Lawrence College Representative

Kirsten Gardner

United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry

Chief April Adams-Philips

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Representative

Dr. Robin Poole

Professor Emeritus, McGill University; Secretary

Stephen Alexander

Community Representative

Todd Bennett

City of Cornwall

Trea Tuck

Henderson Johnston Fournieer, Barristers & Solicitors; Director

Jackie Baird

Cornwall Electric, Acting Treasurer

River Institute Foundation Board of Directors

Maureen Adams

City of Cornwall CAO, 


Pat Finucan


John McDonald

McDonald Duncan Law Office, Director

Walter Oeggerli