Ann Champoux has been with the ICPC since March 2018. Previously, she was Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Culture and Communications and holds a Bachelor's degree in History (Université de Montréal). With nearly 30 years of experience in administration and communications, both in the private sector and in government agencies, public corporations and federal and provincial Ministries of Culture, she is now the General Director of the ICPC.
Ann ChampouxDirector General
Kassa Bourne joined ICPC in January 2010. Originally from England, Kassa has lived and worked in London, Rome, and New York, and arrived in Montreal in 1994. Over the past eleven years, she has worked in the city's thriving multimedia sector, including five years in a management position. She holds a Master's degree in Italian and French from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Kassa BourneDirector, Administration and Finance
Michelle Côté, Scientific Advisor, joined the ICPC team in December 2019. She is also a researcher at the Philippe-Pinel National Institute of Legal Psychiatry. Previously, Michelle was part of the research and planning team of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal for 20 years, a team she led from 2006. Her doctoral thesis, completed between 1985 and 1988 at the University of Montreal, focused on street youth in Montreal. Throughout her career, she has devoted herself to the study of intersectoral intervention practices with marginalized people or people in vulnerable situations.
Michelle Côté Ph.D.Scientific Advisor
Vanessa Reggio has been the ICPC Director of Communications and Public Relations since September 2020. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from HEC Montréal, as well as a certificate in Public Relations from the Université de Montréal. She has specialized in developing communication and awareness strategies for international and public organizations on issues and challenges related to the prevention of violent radicalization and hate-motivated behaviours.
Vanessa ReggioDirector of Communications and Public Relations
Anne Vandelle holds a Master's degree in Political Science from the Institut d'Études Politiques de Toulouse and has several years of experience in project management. In particular, she has worked in the field of urban safety and consulting in social and health policies in France, Spain, and Canada, in the private sector and in diplomatic representations, as well as in community organizations. She joined the ICPC team in December 2020 and works on technical assistance projects such as local safety diagnostics.
Anne VandelleAnalyst and Activities and Projects Coordinator
Oscar Figueroa Ulloa, cartographer and retired Colonel of the Carabineros de Chile, holds a Master in Analysis and Crime Prevention from the University Miguel Hernandez Spain, has training in the police field in the French Gendarmerie, Center of Excellence for police UN Vicenza Italy and the University of California Long Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience in the implementation of geographic information systems for crime prevention and criminal analysis, among his main positions was Head of the Department of Criminal Analysis of Carabineros and Prefect of the Western Prefecture in Santiago Chile.
Oscar FigueroaStrategic Consultant, Latin America
Melina Spiga holds a multidisciplinary master's degree in urban sociology and comparative urban policies from Sciences po Paris, and has 6 years of experience in project management and applied research. She has been an Analyst and Project Officer with the ICPC since 2022. She is particularly interested in territorial diagnosis, urban mobility, gender inequalities in cities, access to urban services, and the development of public policies and urban projects to address inequalities. Previously, she worked as a researcher in Paris, at Kisio, with a focus on urban transport, environmental impact, and analysis of mobility patterns.
Melina SpigaAnalyst and Project officer
Charline Stiefvater, who joined the ICPC team in September 2022, holds a master's degree in political science from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is particularly interested in issues surrounding indigenous sovereignty, LGBTQ+ community issues, and the interaction between social movements and institutions. Previously, she worked on research projects related to indigenous peoples' rights in a Canadian context.
Charline StiefvaterAnalyst and project officer
Maxime holds a Bachelor's degree in Geography from the University of Lorraine in France and the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Romania. He was interested in the analysis of territorial decision-making processes in developing countries. He then completed a Master's degree in Geography at the Université du Québec à Montréal. The subject of his dissertation was internationalized governance in Haiti and the inherent questions raised by the community-based approach developed by humanitarian actors in the planning of Haitian territory. Thus, the search for better urban resilience through the application of more inclusive participatory processes and consultations is at the heart of the issues that stimulate him.
Maxime RauletAnalyst and Project Officer
Janny Montinat has a master’s in international law and politics from the Université du Québec à Montréal and is a Research Assistant with the ICPC since January 2022. She is particularly interested in citizen engagement, public policy analysis, and issues related to human mobility. She has experience working on multilateral cooperation, digital rights, and personal data protection in Africa.
Alexis St-Maurice holds a master's degree in political science from the University of Montreal with a specialization in Canadian and Quebec political institutions. His research interests include issues related to safety discourses, the social history of ideas in Quebec, and prohibition issues in Canada and Quebec in the 19th and 20th centuries. Alexis previously worked as a research assistant focusing on partisan discipline at the National Assembly in France and the Canadian Senate.
Faïz Youssouf holds a Master's degree in law in the field of the prevention of insecurity from the University of Aix-en-Provence with a specialization in criminology. He is particularly interested in work with an emphasis on the legal sector and in the sexual offenses that are the focus of his thesis. Previously, he worked as a jurist for the law firm Allegrini-Spiteri, the Association d'aide aux victimes par la réparation et l'entraide (AVRE) and the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Marseille.
Faïz YoussoufResearch Assistant
With a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and a certificate in international cooperation and solidarity from the University of Montreal, Solal Holtz joined the ICPC team in June 2023. He is particularly interested in governance systems in developing countries and the protection of children's rights around the world. Solal previously worked as a social media manager in a communications agency, Taam media, and for the International Bureau for Children's Rights as a communications support officer in Montreal.