Our Staff

Alejandra Pérez
Urban Agriculture Manager
ag.urbaine@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680 x 216
Behind-the-scenes and on-the-scenes, Alejandra plans, organizes and animates in the collective gardens. She sees food as our medicine and gardening as a way to share knowledge and build and transform community. While she loves languages and bike maintenance, her ideal Friday night involves cooking with friends, making music or reading.

Beccah Frasier
Youth Programs Coordinator & Regional Coordinator for Boîte à Lunch
beccah@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680 x 211
Beccah works to support and create learning opportunities for youth participants at The Depot and keeps our growing Boîte à Lunch after-school programs in NDG, Centre-Sud, Saint-Michel, the Southwest and Montréal-Nord networked and healthy. She’s fiercely passionate about pedagogy, riding her road bike, and baking delicious treats.

Bérénice La Selve
Shared Procurement Project
approvisionnement@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680
Bérénice works in food supply so that all of our programs benefit from delicious local produce. Her great passion in life is eating, which has forced her to learn to cook. When she is neither cooking nor eating, which is rare, she loves music and reading.

Bonnie Soutar
Director of Development
developpement@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680 x 200
Talking about the amazing programs at The Depot is such a pleasure! Bonnie loves finding ways the community can engage with us in this work and have an impact on people’s lives in a meaningful way. Aside from fundraising, birds are her passion and you can find her looking up just about anywhere!

Caitlin Hayward
Data and Analysis Coordinator
data@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680 x 209
Caitlin works with the Food Skills team to make sure programs are running smoothly, and coordinates the twice-weekly Community Meal Program. In her spare time she hikes, swims, gardens, and reads, all the while dreaming of databases. Every time she wishes her life was more exciting, a piece of kitchen equipment falls apart.

Carole-Anne Lapierre
Ça pousse! Coordinator
capousse@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680 x 217
Mother of two, Carole-Anne holds a degree in Agronomy from McGill University. She chose urban agriculture as a way of improving people’s quality of life through the creation of edible spaces in cities. In her free time, she enjoys mountain treks and, surprise, gardening!

Dahlia Chan Tang
Boîte à Lunch NDG Coordinator
dahlia@depotmtl.org
514-483-4680 x 218
Dahlia coordinates our after-school cooking workshops, sharing her passion for all things food. In her spare time, Dahlia loves nothing more than to lose herself in a good book, however, she is content just to garden, knit or spoil her cats. And also share a meal with friends.

Daniel Rotman
Executive Director
direction@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680 x 207
Daniel is interested in innovative solutions to social problems and believes meaningful collaboration is the key to success. Prior to coming to The Depot, he worked as a consultant for social economy projects in Montreal and abroad. He loves to travel, but maybe a bit less these days since it involves an absurd amount of luggage for his growing family.

Dimitri Espérance
Good Food Market Coordinator
marche@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680 x 208
Since living in a food desert, Dimitri’s interest in food security has grown steadily. He is involved in the food justice movement through his role as market coordinator at The Depot Community Food Centre and as founder of the Collectif la DAL in Saint-Henri.

Daniel Roy
Food Sourcing and Distribution Manager
Daniel is currently on leave, and is being replaced by Nico Braesch.

James Barrington
Community Chef & Community Meal Program Coordinator
chef@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680 x 226
James is the community chef with The Depot’s community meal program. He oversees the production of over 400 meals a week made by volunteers. James came to The Depot after a decade of work in the industry, from hotels to catering, and has experience in a wide array of different types of cuisine. His passion is food made with anything you grew yourself.

Jennifer Brennan
Nutrition and Food Skills Manager
cuisine@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680 x 210

Jen guides The Depot on all things nutrition and supports the Food Skills team’s extensive programming across NDG. She is passionate about the importance of access to healthy whole foods and the role they play in promoting overall health and wellness in our community. In her free time, Jen loves to enjoy the outdoors with her family.


Josafat Castro
Distribution Assistant
dist.assistant@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680
Bio forthcoming.

Julie Kourakos
Volunteer Coordinator
benevolat@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680 x 204
Julie manages the Depot’s volunteer program. Experienced in community development and public policy, she is passionate about building better, more equitable communities and strengthening our collective social programs. When she isn’t buried under volunteer schedules, Julie enjoys sharing cromulent meals with her family and quoting Simpsons episodes.

Kim Fox
Director of Programming
programmation@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680 x 203
With a decade of experience growing urban agriculture and food security initiatives, Kim contributes planning, operational and evaluation support to the Depot’s programs. She is passionate about food’s capacity to connect us to each other and the environment, and how it reflects culture and politics. In a parallel life Kim is a painter with a passion for music, cooking, gardening, biking and travel adventures.

Lauren Aghabozorgi
Boîte à Lunch NDG Assistant Coordinator
lauren.agha@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680
Lauren has dedicated her career to food security projects. She is deeply passionate about increasing access to healthy food for all as a way of supporting our community as well as challenging inequality within our social and economic systems. When she is not cooking with kids after school, she is heading to the hills to snowboard, cycling through the city, or practicing yoga.

Marguerite Kinfack
Director of Administration and Human Resources
office@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680 x 219
Marguerite has had several careers in rural development, international cooperation, capacity development and training. She gets a kick out of community development. Now, at The Depot, she carries out functions in administration, finance and human resource management.

Mathieu Tosolini
Ça Pousse! Assistant Coordinator
projets.capousse@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680
Mathieu is a biologist and passionate about plants — what could be better than urban agriculture for sharing that passion with others!? Perpetually curious, Mathieu has experience in all sorts of sports, an interest in Japanese culture, and dreams of spending his weekends at a cottage working in his greenhouse.

Mona Luxion
Communications Coordinator
communications@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680 x 222
Mona has been passionate about communities and the environment for about as long as they can remember. They worked in architecture, academia, international development and community organizing before coming to The Depot, where they produce a constant stream of posters and flyers and get worked up over consistent comma usage.

Nicolas Braesch
Distribution Manager
distribution@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680 x 208
Believing that our society needs a revolution, Nicolas does his part by furthering the Depot’s mission and strengthening local distribution networks within our communities. When not selling fruits and vegetables, he takes care of his family, drinks apple juice and daydreams about being a pop singer.

Rémy-Paulin Twahirwa

Community Worker
remy@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680 x 223
With a history in research and community organizing, Rémy joined The Depot in 2019 as our Community Worker. You will find him during service days or at our Social Justice Club evenings, which he organizes with the precious help of Depot participants. Outside of work, Rémy is a cinephile and an avid reader.

Simone Fillion-Raff
Digital Project Assistant
simone@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680
Simone helps with streamlining and improving administrative processes at the Depot, with a specific focus on how to better use digital tools. In her spare time, she likes reading good books and eating delicious food!

Susan Munro
Support and Referral Coordinator
outreach@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680 x 206
Susan collaborates directly with Depot participants, volunteers and staff – building community, animating programs, sharing resources, making referrals and giving individual support around food insecurity and other issues. When not visiting her home planet, she hangs out in the woods dancing with the flower fairies and tree elves.

 

Summer Youth
This year, Adelaida Loreto Urdaneta, Alexis Monarque, Barbara Saldana, Leah Friedman, Rashid Hamza, Rokiya Ékoué, Wendy Dong and Xin Yue Liu are working in distribution, preparing meals in our kitchen, staffing our Good Food Markets, working in the gardens, supporting the administrative team, and more! Each summer, our youth hires are an essential part of our team, contributing their strengths to our programs while building up their experience and transferable job skills.
Food Skills Facilitators
Our Food Skills Facilitators are a committed group of chefs, nutritionists, teachers, and students who have in common their passion for cooking and sharing healthy food with our community members. You’ll find them running the show in all our Community Kitchen and Boîte à Lunch workshops!
Ça Pousse! Facilitators
Our Ça Pousse! team works hard to build new gardens and offer workshops and garden sessions to students, seniors, and the Montreal community at large. Through our Ça Pousse! projects we improve the urban ecosystem, promote health and wellness, and use the power of growing food to connect people to their environment and each other.