Our Team

The Lise Watier Foundation is constituted as a non-profit organization and is a well-known charity organization. Our team unites the skills of dedicated professionals whose efforts, combined with their networks, are directed towards changing the life of women in need.

Marie-Lise Andrade

Marie-Lise Andrade
Executive Director
Further to the completion of her law degree, Marie-Lise began her Marketing career and became the VP Marketing of Lise Watier Cosmetics in 2001. In 2009, along with her mother Lise Watier, she founded the Lise Watier Foundation. As General Manager of the Foundation, Marie-Lise is actively helping women in need reach financial autonomy.

Claude Bernard

Claude Bernard
Development Director
Graduate from HEC Montreal and IAE d’Aix-en-Provence, Claude has pursued a career in Marketing Research for many years. Over the last twelve years, she has reoriented her professional career to fundraising and has contributed with her expertise to many organizations and foundations, such as Centraide Montreal, Episode and University of Montreal.

Marielle Boyer

Marielle Boyer
Program Director
Marielle has a solid background in creating and implementing training programs at the community level. Armed with a degree in Education, she is able to understand training challenges and needs, and contribute directly to the development and roll-out of the Let’s Start Up program for the Foundation.

Sophie Gareau

Sophie Gareau
Project Manager, Communications and Marketing
With a bachelor’s degree in Communications and an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Sophie brings a broad range of skills to the table. Her experience includes working in film, music and telecommunications, starting her own business and creating a food blog that she has nurtured for nearly 10 years.


Chantale Parent
Advisor, Laurentians

Aline Chami
Advisor, Montreal

Tayssa Waldron
Advisor, Montréal

Liza Harkiolakis
Advisor, Montérégie

Sonya Tremblay
Advisor, Quebec

Our board of directors

The Lise Watier Foundation is administered by a board of directors formed of business experts, which have assumed a transparent management of the funds as well as contributed to the growing reputation and success of the Foundation.

We thank our board of directors, people of great kindness who, like Ms. Watier, have at heart the autonomy, the pride and the success of women who have had a difficult life.

Guy Cote
Chairman of the board
Senior Vice-President, Wealth management, National Bank Financial

Lise Watier
Founder of the Lise Watier Foundation

Marie-Lise Andrade
General Manager, Lise Watier Foundation

Marie-Claude Boisvert
Partner, Clearspring Capital Partners

Annie Brisson
Human Resources Leader, Groupe Jean Coutu

David Cape
President and CEO, Groupe Marcelle

Pascal Chandonnet
Senior marketing and communications strategist

Philippe Dandurand
President and CEO, Vins Philippe Dandurand

Danielle Gendron

Julie-Martine Loranger
Partner, McCarthy Tetrault

Serge Rocheleau

Alyson T. Wood
Managing Director - DWH inc.
(Les Placements Dennis Wood /Dennis Wood Holdings)


Download our 2018/2019 annual report here.