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Roselyne Mavungu

Executive Director

Roselyne Mavungu was appointed on March 30, 2020, as Executive Director of the CPRLV to administer the organization and bring to it her management expertise. Having held several positions and carried out important missions in Canada, Africa and the Middle East, Ms. Mavungu has more than 10 years of experience in managing community support organizations.  Prior to her arrival in this position, she held many positions, such as General Manager of Compagnie F – Entrepreneurship for Women, President and CEO of the MicroEntreprendre Network, as well as Senior Advisor in Development and Management with the organization Oxfam-Québec. She has also been involved in the governance of various local organizations such as the Chantier de l’économie sociale, Cap Finance, the organization Territoires innovants en économie sociales et solidaire (TIESS) and Femmessor. She also sat on the Conseil des Montréalaises and was a member of the Government of Canada’s Steering Group on the co-creation of a Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy. She holds degrees in law (Université Paris XII La Varenne), human sciences (Université Paris-La Sorbonne), conflict management and alternative justice (Université René Descartes).


Maxime Poulin

Director – Communications, Community Engagement and Partnerships

As the Director of Communications, Community Engagement and Partnerships, Maxime is responsible for the CPRLV’s communications and mobilization teams.

Prior to joining the CPRLV in July 2023, Maxime worked as a federal public service employee in Ottawa and as a senior consultant with a Montreal-based government relations firm. Previously, he was chief assistant in Tunisia of the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance. He was also advisor to the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as to several parliamentarians under the governments of Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin.

He has also held various management and advisory positions with organizations such as the National Democratic Institute and Rights & Democracy. His professional career has taken him to many countries in the Levant, Maghreb, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.


Louis Audet Gosselin

Scientific and Strategic Director

As Scientific and Strategic Director at the CPRLV, Louis Audet Gosselin manages the team in charge of scientific content, research projects, monitoring of scientific publications and the strategic development of the organization.

Louis holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a Master’s degree in history from Université Laval. He has conducted research on several issues affecting religious dynamics in West Africa. He has also worked for several years in the field of research regarding the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism, having served as Deputy Director of the Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux, les ideologies politiques et la radicalisation (CEFIR) from 2017 to 2020.


Mélinda Lacroix

Director of Education and Skills Development

As the Director of Education and Skills Development, Mélinda Lacroix develops pedagogical tools to educate and raise awareness among the Quebec population on the prevention of radicalization leading to violence and hate-motivated acts. She is also project manager for the Extreme Dialogue project in Quebec.

Mélinda holds a honors BSc in Political Science from the Université de Montréal where she worked on political violence issues. Professionally, she previously held a teaching assistant position in the Department of Political Science at McGill University.


Pierreson Vaval

Director of Armed Violence Prevention

As Director of Armed Violence Prevention at the CPRLV, Pierreson coordinates the SUPPORT line and ensures the development of armed violence prevention in the province of Quebec.

Pierreson is a well-known and recognized actor, notably as founder and former director of the Équipe RDP organization. To his credit, he has developed intervention programs and strategies in schools, parks and public places (evening intervention, Jeunes Leaders acteurs de prévention project), implemented recreational activity programs in vulnerable areas, created the Forum jeunesse des communautés noires and updated integration programs for marginalized youth.