Board of Directors
Mr. Brian O’Connell has been a community leader and volunteer for more than 25 years. He is a recipient of the Community Leadership award from Montreal Community Cares. Brian has always created, participated and/or helped develop many programs in housing, summer day camps, life skill education and family support in the Montreal area. He sits on the Board of Directors of Comité Jeunesse NDG, Earth Values Institute (working out of Dawson College), President of the Cote St. Luc Housing Cooperative and was President and animator of The First Tee of Montreal (teaching life skills through the game of golf to at risk youth in elementary schools) while on the board at Sports Montreal. He is especially proud of the support of his friends and family through which they have put together a bursary program for deserving youth entering High School, College and University as well as a holiday thank you gift initiative for many volunteers in the NDG / CDN neighbourhood that has reached more than 250 families and over 550 children.
Simeon Pompey is the Animation Director and sits as a member of the board of directors of Comité Jeunesse N.D.G. He has been involved in the community and has been working in the field of recreation for over 40 years.
Work experience includes the Canadian Pacific, the City of Montreal and as a teacher at Dawson College where he teaches in the Community Recreation and Leadership Training department.
Mr. E. Taylor has been a member of the Board of Directors of Comité Jeunesse NDG since 2018. Mr. Taylor has retired after a successful 42 years in the business world and now acts as a consultant. He has been a volunteer for the Dollard des Ormeaux Hockey Association for more than 20 years. He was head of the disciplinary committee for more than 15 years and has been recognized by the Lac St-Louis Hockey Association as Volunteer of the Year.
Ms. Michelle Riffin is a passionate about community as it has always been important to her as she continues to find ways to give back. Michelle is a board member of Comité Jeunesse NDG and lends her skills and guidance in the area of Human Resources. Michelle is a firm believer in working to make positive change that will make a difference in all lives.
Stephen De Four-Wyre
Stephen De Four-Wyre, B.Mus. (McGill) 2010; B.C.L., LL.B. (McGill) 2014; M.A. (McGill) 2017, was admitted to the Law Society of Ontario in 2016 and the Barreau du Québec (c.l.a.) in 2017. He joined Goldberg Berger in September 2017. His law practice is focused on immigration-related matters. In addition to practicing law, Mtre De Four-Wyre has a parallel career as a university lecturer. Since January 2018, he has taught courses in employment/labour law and business law at Concordia University. More recently, in January 2020, he began teaching employment/labour law at McGill University.
M. M Held is a retired entrepreneur with 47 years of volunteering in the community. He started his volunteering as treasurer for the NDG Hockey League and Baseball. It has been 27 years since the City of Montreal asked for him to manage MacDonald Day Camp that he helps run to this day.
While retired, he aids Comité Jeunesse NDG remember the problems and struggles of the Senior community and ensures that there is proper programming to help seniors with isolation and movement.