Montreal, September 12th, 2019 – The President of the Board of the Space for Life Foundation, Me Pierre Meunier, is delighted to announce the nomination of Ms. Stephanie Barker to the position of Executive Director of the Foundation. Ms. Barker will report directly to the Board of the Foundation through its Chairman and will execute all the duties inherent to this position. Ms. Barker will start her mandate on September 16th 2019.
“For many years, the Foundation’s contributions to key projects of Space for Life’s four museum institutions – the Biodôme, the Insectarium, the Jardin botanique and the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan – has supported the vitality of their mission to bring people closer to nature. We are confident that Ms. Barker’s expertise in philanthropy, as well as her passion for science popularization, will help our Foundation’s efforts in rallying support and increasing donations to further advance the mission of Montreal’s Space for Life, to the benefit of the community and beyond “, declared Me Meunier.
Ms. Barker holds a M.Sc. Communications from the Université de Montréal, as well as a B.A. Sciences, Technology and Society from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the management of complex initiatives involving several partners and stakeholders, she contributes to causes that are close to her heart.
The Board of directors of the Space for Life Foundation would also like to express deep gratitude to Mrs. Johanne McDonald for the exceptional work that she accomplished during these last five years in this strategically important position. The Board wishes her much success in this new chapter of her prestigious career.