River Institute Staff

Jeff Ridal, PhD

Jeff Ridal, PhDExecutive Director and Chief Research Scientist

+1-613-936-6620 ext.228

Christina Collard

Christina CollardProgram Leader, Administration and Fundraising

+1 613-936-6620 ext 222

Cristina Charette, M.Sc.

Cristina Charette, M.Sc.Biologist, Education Coordinator

+1 613-936-6620 ext 232

Karen Douglass Cooper

Karen Douglass CooperCommunications Officer and RAP Transition Coordinator

+1 613-936-6620 ext 229

El-Amine Mimouni

El-Amine MimouniPost-Doctoral Research Fellowship

+1 613-936-6620 ext 306

Josh Filion

Josh FilionEnvironmental Educator / Research Assistant

+1-613-936-6620 ext 308

Brian Hickey, PhD

Brian Hickey, PhDProgram Leader – Education and Research Scientist

+1 613-936-6620 ext 225

Dominique Lapointe, PhD

Dominique Lapointe, PhDResearch Scientist

+1 613-936-6620 ext 224


Jennifer Lauzon

Assistant Administrator

+1 613-936-6620 ext 223

Lacey MacDonald

Lacey MacDonaldEducator, Biodiversity

+1 613-936-6620 ext 237

Mark MacDougall, M.Sc.

Mark MacDougall, M.Sc.Biologist – Project Coordinator

+1 613-936-6620 ext 302

Pam Maloney

Pam MaloneyFund Development Officer

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

Crystal Martell

Crystal MartellLab & Field Technician

+1 613-936-6620 ext 227

Leigh (square)

Leigh McGaughey, PhD

Project Scientist

+1 613-936-6620 ext 224


Natasha Pozega

Biologist / Research Assistant

+1 613-936-6620 ext 305

Luc St. Pierre

Luc St. PierreLab & Field Technician

+1 613-936-6620 ext 239

Louis Savard

Louis SavardProgram Leader, River Labs

+1 613-936-6620 ext 301

MacKenzie Waller M.E.S

MacKenzie Waller M.E.SBiologist, GIS Specialist

+1 613-936-6620 ext 303

Matthew Watson

Matthew WatsonBiologist / Research Assistant

+1 613-936-6620 ext 304

Matt Windle, M.Sc.

Matt Windle, M.Sc.Aquatic Biologist

+1 613-936-6620 ext 307

The 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, Treasurer

Diana Rourke

Plant Manager of BASF

Debora Daigle

Community Member

Glen Grant

Community Member, Director

Brian King

Lafleche Environmental, Director

Jamie MacDonald

Warden and Representative, United Countries of SD&G; Director

Chief April Adams-Philips

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Representative

Dr. Robin Poole

Professor Emeritus, McGill University; Secretary

Stephen Alexander

Community Representative

Deb Stava

St. Lawrence College (Cornwall Campus), Dean

Chief Troy Thompson

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Representative

Justin Towndale

Representative, City of Cornwall; Director

Trea Tuck

Henderson Johnston Fournier,
Barristers & Solicitors; Director

The River Institute Foundation Board of Directors

Maureen Adams

CAO, City of Cornwall Treasurer

Pat Finucan


John McDonald

Director, McDonald Duncan Law Office

Walter Oeggerli

River Institute Board of Directors Liason