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, Director of Research, 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.Director of Research
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
Fernando A. Chinchilla has been a Senior Analyst with ICPC since March 2021. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Université de Montréal. Since the beginning of his career, he has alternated positions in university teaching and scientific research with positions in applied research, action research, and international project management for governmental and non-governmental entities. His areas of interest are collective violence, insecurity, conflict prevention, resolution, and transformation, and the promotion of human rights in Latin America and Africa. He is an associate member of the laboratory Les Afriques dans le Monde (Sciences-Po Bordeaux).
Fernando A. Chinchilla Ph.D.Senior Analyst
Yasmina Aziki joined the ICPC in March 2020. She holds a doctorate in international relations history from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and previously worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as a policy analyst in Paris. Her areas of interest and expertise are the practices of international development aid organizations and their impact on countries in the South, particularly in the MENA region. Her research, published in scientific articles, also demonstrates her knowledge of international and national development financial actors such as the World bank, the Kuwait Fund, and the Saudi Fund.
Yasmina Aziki Ph.D.Analyst and Project Officer
Florilène Cornier is passionate about the analysis of social and urban issues that impact territories. She has acquired 7 years of experience in the field of public policy consulting and urban planning project management. She holds a double master's degree in political science (Sciences Po Aix) and urban planning (University of Montreal) and is actively interested in issues related to improving citizens’ living environment and strengthening their capacity to act on their environment. She joined the ICPC in 2021 as an Analyst and Project Officer specializing in urban management and multi-stakeholder participation.
Florilène CornierAnalyst and Project officer
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 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 on urban transport, environmental impact and analysis of mobility patterns.
Melina SpigaAnalyst and Project officer
Teodora started working on ICPC projects in 2017. She graduated from Concordia University and HEC in Montreal and recently completed a certificate in ethics in data-driven technologies from CertNexus. She also has a background is in public policy and data mining. She is interested in how citizen engagement and data solutions could help enhance policy analysis in crime prevention while safeguarding ethics.
Emmanuelle Fahey holds a Master’s in Public Policy and Public Administration (Concordia University). She previously worked as a Student Fellow for the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies and has managed a grant programme for the International Rescue Committee where she networked with local businesses to provide employment opportunities for Tucson’s refugee community in Arizona. She joined the ICPC team in September 2020 and has a particular interest in community work that promotes gender justice and rights of marginalized community members.
Claude Pilon, Analyst with the ICPC since December 2021, has a master’s in political science from the Université du Québec à Montréal with a specialization in Feminist Studies. She is interested in issues linking gender with citizen involvement, in critical theories and approaches to development, and in urban and collective resilience. Claude has worked as an assistant on many research projects around governance, the institutionalization of land rights, and family politics in Latin America and in Quebec.
Ken Bejer holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a certificate in public relations from the University of Montreal. He has been a Communications Assistant with the ICPC since March 2022. Through his experiences, he has developed communication and awareness strategies for international and public organizations in the Philippines and in Canada, including UNICEF Canada.
Ken BejerCommunications Assistant
Currently completing a Bachelor's degree in Communication, Politics and Society at the University of Québec in Montréal, Nina Perez is a Communications Assistant with the ICPC since June 2022. Her internships at the Green Party of Quebec as a communications officer and at ACAT Canada as a coordinator have allowed her to acquire skills in communications management, both in the political and associative fields. She is now putting her experience to good use in a field that motivated her studies.
Nina PerezCommunications Assistant
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.
Janny MontinatResearch Assistant
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.
Alexis St-MauriceResearch Assistant
Charline Stiefvater holds a master's degree in political Science from the University of Quebec in Montreal. She has been a Research Assistant since September 2022. She is particularly interested in issues surrounding indigenous sovereignty as well as 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 StiefvaterResearch Assistant
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 specialisation in criminology. He is a research assistant since September 2022. He is particularly interested in work with an emphasis on the legal sector and in the sexual offences 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.