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
General Manager
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
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.

Nathalie Boutin
Project Manager
Law graduate, she has worked in commercial law before undertaking an MBA. Nathalie was on the board of directors of the Charles-Lemoyne Hospital Foundation for a few years. She has been working at the Lise Watier Foundation since 2015.

Stéphanie Leclerc-Audet
Executive Assistant, Philanthropy
With a doctorate in French literature from the Université de Montréal, Stéphanie has several years of experience in writing and copy editing, as well as in performing administrative tasks related to organizing events.

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
President and founder of the Lise Watier Foundation

Marie-Lise Andrade
General Manager, Lise Watier Foundation

Marie-Claude Boisvert
Partner, Clearspring Capital Partners

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


Download our 2017/2018 annual report here.