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).
As Executive Assistant at the CPRLV, Azin Nowrouzi is responsible for administrative tasks and provides support to the management.
Azin holds a Master’s degree in Language Science from the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III and a Master’s degree in Language Education and Didactics from Le Mans Université, France. Passionate about language and communication, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Translation and completed a Certificate of English Proficiency for Professional Communication from McGill University. Professionally, Azin has been involved in non-profit organizations in Montreal, including the YMCA of Quebec as a French teacher and at the Graduate Students’ Association of Concordia University. With a solid background in teaching in multicultural contexts, she has also developed her skills in public relations, business development and project management.
In her spare time, she volunteers and performs in theater. She often does yoga and enjoys walking in nature.
PARTNERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Anamaría Cardona Henao
Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement
(On maternity leave)
As Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement at the CPRLV, Anamaria Cardona Henao manages the team responsible for strategic communications, partnerships, outreach, community engagement .
She holds a Master’s degree in Interculturality and International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Social Communications. She is currently completing a Master’s degree in Religion and Diversity at Concordia University. Anamaria has long exercised her skills in international development and violence prevention by working with the United Nations, local and national governments and NGOs, including the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC).
In her spare time, she enjoys climbing and doing sculpture.
Communication and Partnerships Advisor
As Communications and Partnerships Advisor at the CPRLV, Fatou Thiam is responsible for the visibility of the Centre through various communication tools: social networks, website, newsletter, etc. She is also in charge of media relations, writing and/or correcting official documents and contributes to all of the Centre’s projects.
Fatou holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information-Communication from the Université de Moncton, in Moncton, New Brunswick, and a Certificate in Social Communications from Saint–Paul University, in Ottawa, Ontario. She is currently completing a D.E.S.S. in Journalism at the Université de Montréal. Professionally, Fatou has been involved with non-profit organizations in Montreal, including: the Centre d’action bénévole et communautaire Saint-Laurent, Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education, the Association québécoise Plaidoyer-Victimes.
In her spare time, she volunteers and is a member of a Toastmasters club where she has been practicing public speaking for several years.
Visual and Youth Projects Officer
As Visual and Youth Projects Officer at the CPRLV, Gabriella Scali is responsible for the Centre’s image by illustrating all projects, activities and issues related to radicalization leading to violence and hateful acts. She brings her artistic touch to the online magazine 404 and is part of the design team. In addition, she animates the youth art workshops and takes the photos.
A graduate in photography from Concordia University, Gabriella had the opportunity during her studies to be introduced to graphic design for a year at Bauhaus University in Germany. She then sharpened her technique by completing a training in computer graphics at the Centre de formation professionnelle de Verdun, in Montreal. Professionally, her artistic works have been published and exhibited in both Quebec and Germany.
In her spare time, she devotes herself to her photographic projects, knitting and piano practice.
As Communication Intern at the CPRLV, Pauline Dufour brings her contribution to social media content strategies, in the newsletter’s design, in the animation of awareness raising booths and any other task related to communications.
Pauline is currently completing a master’s degree in Public and International Affairs at the University of Montreal and has a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the same university. She is passionate about political science, environmental issues and social issues such as the fight against inequalities and all forms of violence.
Pauline enjoys taking pictures in her spare time, also listening to music and spending time with her friends in Montreal’s public parks.
SUPPORT AND MOBILIZATION
Support and Community Engagement Coordinator
As Support and Community Engagement at the CPRLV, Margaux Bennardi is responsible for providing support to people who call on our services in situations of radicalization that could lead to violence or hateful acts. She supports both individuals and communities in order to equip professionals.
Margaux holds a Bachelor’s degree in sexology and a Master’s degree in education and specialized training on socio-cultural aspects from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is a member of the Ordre professionnel des sexologues du Québec. On a professional level, Margaux has been involved in intervention and prevention of violence, such as: LOVE organization LEAVE OUT VIOLENCE.
In her spare time, Margaux does crossfit and never say no to a good coffee.
Community Support Advisor
As Community Support Advisor at the CPRLV, Jeanne Plisson supports citizens, professionals and communities touched by situations regarding violent radicalization and hate-motivated acts.
Jeanne holds a Master’s degree in International Law from Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, in Paris, and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Université de Montréal (UdeM). Jeanne has worked in various non-profit organizations in Quebec, including: the Canadian Red Cross, the Centre de formation sociale Marie-Gérin-Lajoie, Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education and MultiCaf. She was also a research assistant for the UNESCO Chair for the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Extremism (UNESCO-PREV Chair).
In her spare time, Jeanne enjoys downhill skiing, climbing and running.
Community Mobilization Project Manager
As Community Mobilization Project Manager at the CPRLV, Marwa Khanafer is involved in developing the community mobilization strategy in Quebec. She acts as the contact person for various groups and works especially with community, institutional and business partners.
Marwa holds a Master’s degree in International Studies from the Université de Montréal and a certificate in Leadership from the Leadership Institute. Marwa is very involved in various institutional, cultural and citizen organizations in Quebec. She is currently a member of the Immigration, Inclusion and Participation Committee of ÉRASME as well as the Training Content Development Committee “Former pour l’inclusion” of the Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes (TCRI).
Marwa has also been a Program Officer at Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education and, more recently, a Project Officer in Citizen Mobilization at the Table de concertation jeunesse Bordeaux-Cartierville.
SCIENTIFIC AND STRATEGIC SUPPORT
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.
In his spare time, Louis enjoys reading and learning languages.
As Research Advisor at the CPRLV, Gabriel Larivière provides scientific support for program and tools content.
Gabriel holds a Master’s degree in Islamic Studies from McGill University. He was a researcher with the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) and worked on a project to analyze religious violence and repression in the Middle East.
In his spare time, Gabriel learns different programming languages and runs.
As Research Advisor at CPRLV, Hiba Zerrougui provides scientific support for program and tools content.
Hiba is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at McGill University and holds a Bachelor in International Studies from the Université de Montréal. Hiba has worked with several research networks and also has several years of experience in post-secondary education.
Khaoula El Khalil
As Research advisor at the CPRLV, Khaoula El Khalil is in charge of researching content on hate-motivated acts, as well as providing scientific support for the content of the teams’ programs and tools.
Khaoula is a Master’s graduate in political science at the University of Montreal and she is a research assistant in the political science department. She is also a member of the Political Communication Research Group (GRCP) and the Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CECD).
In her spare time, Khaoula is involved in various student associations, including the Middle East & North Africa Association of the University of Montreal (MENA UdeM) where she acts as an event coordinator, and in the International Affairs Committee of the University of Montreal (CAIUM) as an editor.
External Scientific Advisor
As External Scientific Advisor at the CPRLV, Benjamin Ducol brings his expertise in the prevention of radicalization leading to violence to the organization.
Benjamin holds a Ph.D. in political science from Université Laval. He is a research associate at the Chaire de recherche du Canada sur les conflits et le terrorisme, at the International Centre for Comparative Criminology (ICCC) and a member of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security & Society (TSAS). Author of several scientific publications, his areas of expertise and research preferences revolve around militant radicals linked to jihadism, radicalization processes in the digital age and mobilization of victims of terrorism.
EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Skills Development Advisor
As Skills Development Advisor at the CPRLV, Mélinda Lacroix develops pedagogical tools to educate and raise awareness among the Quebec population on the prevention of radicalization leading to violence and hateful incidents.
Mélinda is also a Master’s candidate in Political Science at McGill University and holds an Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Université de Montréal. Professionally, she is a researcher at the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS) at McGill University and previously held a teaching assistant position in the Department of Political Science at the same university.
In her spare time, she enjoys various outdoor sports and gardening.
Skills Development Advisor
As Skills Development Advisor at the CPRLV, Anne-Sophie Bedziri is responsible for the creation and development of educational content on the analysis and prevention of radicalization leading to violence and hateful acts. She is also a trainer and speaker in order to respond to the CPRMV’s educational mission on the problems and issues related to radicalization.
Anne-Sophie studied philosophy and history at the Université Paris-Sorbonne IV and holds a Master’s degree in political science at the Université de Montréal (UdeM). As a teaching assistant in the Department of Political Science at the UdeM, then as a research fellow at the Peace Operations Network, a scientific unit of the Centre for International Studies (CÉRIUM), Anne-Sophie has been very interested in issues related to radicalization and jihadism.
In her spare time, Anne-Sophie has an interest for music and gastronomy.