Our Board

Our board of directors is a group of prominent and concerned Canadians who oversee the activities of Drug Free Kids Canada and guide the staff to achieve the DFK mission.

The Drug Free Kids Canada Board of Directors is comprised of committed and engaged people from across Canada. Their complete biographies are available here.

The current members of the board are:

  • James McCoubrey

    James McCoubrey

    Founding Chair 


  • Richard W. Pound Q.C.

    Richard W. Pound Q.C.

    Chair Emeritus

    Counsel at Stikeman Elliott and Member of the International Olympic Committee

  • Helen Antoniou

    Helen Antoniou


    Executive Coach, Speaker and Bestselling Author

  • Paul Allison

    Paul Allison

    Board Chair

    Chairman and CEO of Raymond James Ltd.

  • Luc Béliveau

    Luc Béliveau


    Partner and Chairman of the Board, Fasken Martineau


  • Nicolas Caprio

    Nicolas Caprio


    Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Rexall

  • France Chrétien Desmarais

    France Chrétien Desmarais


    Businesswoman and Philanthropist

  • Lucie Dutil F.S.A., F.I.C.A.

    Lucie Dutil F.S.A., F.I.C.A.


    Member of the Board Governance Committee

    Consultant, Pension and Benefits


  • Tracy Ewing

    Tracy Ewing


    Chair of the Board Governance Committee

    Communications Consultant

  • Dave Friesema

    Dave Friesema


    CEO, Sleep Country Canada

  • Debra A. Hewson

    Debra A. Hewson


    President and CEO, Odlum Brown Ltd.

  • Jean-Michel Lavoie, B.Pharm., MBA

    Jean-Michel Lavoie, B.Pharm., MBA


    Regional VP, Business Development & Group Retirement Services

    Sun Life Financial

  • Raymonde Lavoie

    Raymonde Lavoie


    Member of the Marketing Committee
    Strategy and Development – Cundari Montreal

  • Christophe Lecomte

    Christophe Lecomte


    Chair of the Audit & Risk Management Committee

    Entrepreneur, Land – Return Inc. / TBL Consulting

  • Rich Padulo

    Rich Padulo


    Member of the Marketing Committee

    President – Padulo X

  • Dr. Giuseppe Papia

    Dr. Giuseppe Papia


    Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

  • Janine Davies

    Janine Davies

     Special Advisor to the Board

    Executive Director, Raymond James Canada Foundation

  • Bo Parizadeh

    Bo Parizadeh

    Advisor to the Marketing Committee 

    Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Indigo

  • Danièle Perron

    Danièle Perron

    Advisor to the Marketing Committee

    Marketing and Communications Strategist