Board of directors

Paul Granda, President

Paul Granda has a vast experience in numerous fields related to environmental law.  He received a BCL degree from McGill University in 1975 and was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1976.

Mr. Granda has written numerous environmental law articles and is regularly invited as a speaker at national and international conferences on a variety of environmental topics, including current trends in environmental laws and regulations, liability for contaminated sites, environmental compliance, directors’ and officers’ liability, and extended producer responsibility.

He is a member of the editorial board of Environment Law published by Federated Press, a contributor to Canadian Environmental Law published by Butterworths and has contributed to The Canadian Brownfields Manual published by LexisNexis Butterworths.Mr. Granda is a founding member and former director and secretary of the Environmental Auditing Association of Québec (Association québécoise de vérification environnementale) and is Secretary of Société de gestion des huiles usagées (SOGHU), the Québec used oils, oil and fluid containers and used filters recovery and reclamation association.




Anne-Marie Lachambre, Treasurer

Ms. Anne-Marie Lachambre, organizational development consultant, is one of the founding members of Par B.L.eux and member of its Board of Directors since 1996. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master’s degree in management computing from UQAM. She worked for the city of Montréal from 1977 to 2010. She has many years of valuable experience in management, administration, technology, business and culture.


Benoît Lachambre, Administrator

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François Bellefeuille, Administrator

François Bellefeuille holds a B. B. A. in  Finance from H.E.C. Montréal, and he has been working in Montréal’s arts community for over 15 years. He joined the team at Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique in 2012 as the company’s administrative director.

Before that, he worked for both the Festival TransAmériques and the SAT (Société des arts technologiques). His specialty is organizational, financial and administrative management.

Luce Couture, Administrator

After studying literature and journalism, Luce Couture entered the media and cultural sector in 1983. She then joined the Centennial Theatre at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, where she was the Program Director from 1987 to 2005, the year she became the organization’s Executive Director. A bold programmer, she received RIDEAU’s Prix Reconnaissance in 2012, as well as three Opus prizes from the Conseil québécois de la musique.

She helped to enrich the organization’s distribution network, as well as that of La danse sur les routes du Québec, which she joined in 1997 and was its President until the end of her mandate at the Centennial Theatre. In 1989, she began to offer residencies to numerous choreographers, thus encouraging meetings between the Sherbrooke public and several Quebec dance artists, including Benoît Lachambre. At the end of 2016, she joined Par B.L.eux with the goal of supporting an organization in which she truly believes, and which opens its doors to future artists.




Maya Damoun, Administrator

Maya Damoun obtained a B.A. in civil law from the Université de Montréal. She has been a member of the Bar of Quebec since 2004. She began her career at the Miller Thomson law firm, where she practiced in the area of commercial litigation, as well as in mergers and acquisitions. She pursued her career at the McMillan law firm and at Novacap, an investment company specializing in private equity and buyouts.

In October 2015, with ten years of experience in private practice and national law firms, Maya Damoun founded her own company: Damoun Légal Inc, where she provides legal consulting services in several areas of business law, in particular mergers and acquisitions, as well as venture capital transactions. She has also developed a strong expertise in declaration insurance policies and sales/purchase transaction guarantees.



Simon Vinh Mercier-Nguyen, Administrator

Simon Vinh Mercier-Nguyen is a consultant in the fields of strategic design and service design. Holding a Master’s degree in Systemic Design from the Université de Montréal, he specializes in the creation of services for complex contexts ranging from digital arts to education and social reintegration. He is a researcher at the Living Lab of the Société des arts technologiques (SAT), where he develops interactive technologies for the creation of immersive works, and explores the role of technology in social innovation. A classical flutist by training, he is inspired by a deep love of the performing arts, which led to his support of Par B.L.eux.