The Administration Board

The Executive

Pierre Riley, PresidentPierre Riley
Pierre has many years of management experience in both the business and nonprofit sectors. After 21 years at Bell Canada, he spent nearly 16 years as Executive Director of the Fédération des centres d’action bénévole du Québec (FCABQ). Presently, he acts as a consultant for the development of volunteerism and is the coordinator of the “Centre des aînés de Pointe-Saint-Charles”.

Pierre’s community activities are numerous. He puts his managerial expertise and professional experience to the benefit of many organizations including the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Just for Laughs Museum, the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, United Way, the Youth Volunteer Program, and Citizen Advocacy Montreal. He has given lectures on volunteerism in the Netherlands and in France in addition to presenting a training session on volunteer management in Lebanon. He is currently secretary of the Board of ‘’la Société d’histoire de Pointe-Saint-Charles, vice-president of the Committee of retiring of community and women group and administrator of ’’Logis-Phare’’.

He was a member of Tel-Aide’s Board of Directors from 2003 to 2007 and served as our president from 2004 to 2007. Since October 2012, he came back as president of the Board of Directors of Tel-Aide.

Richard Harris,  Vice-President
Dik has always been involved in community activities, beginning withRichard Harris school and school-board activities. For several years he was a member of the Central Parents’ Committee of what was then the PSBGM. He is also a founding member and past-president of the St. Lawrence Choir (until recently, the amateur component of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Chorus).

Professionally, Dik Harris has had a long career at McGill University where he is a professor emeritus of physics and an associate member of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education.

Dik has been a Tel-Aide volunteer since 1999. He was a member of the Board of Directors from 2001 to 2004 and is currently a member of the English Training Committee. He is also a supporter of new trainees.

The Directors

Rosalind Arkell
Rosalind grew up in England. She lived in the Laurentians for 25 years,Rosalind Arkell before moving to Montreal.

While living in the Laurentians, she held administrative positions mostly in the tourism industry. She also spent five years working for an intervention centre for addictions. In Montreal, she worked in various CLSCs, as well as with the Douglas Hospital, where she learned to better understand and appreciate the work of health professionals and social workers.

A happy grandmother, she has been a volunteer listener with Tel-Aide for over two years and recently became a supporter for new listeners.

Rosalind joined the Board of Directors because she wants contribute to the advancement of Tel-Aide. She believes its essential services offer a quiet and confidential place where people can turn to with their problems in the fast and noisy world we live in.

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