One Team

François Rioux

François Rioux

President of Edphy International

Passionate about sports, seasoned entrepreneur, excellent communicator and father, François is the perfect ambassador of Edphy International’s values. President of the company since 2014, François is a multidisciplinary entrepreneur who is involved at all levels of the organization, including marketing, finance and development.

With an MBA from Concordia University and graduate from the National School of Humor, François has additional assets that allow him to carry out all projects he undertakes.

It is with humour and his contagious energy that François shares his knowledge of management with his students at HEC Montreal, where he has been a lecturer since 2013.

His career has led him to share his entrepreneurial experiences through conferences combining business and humor. All proceeds will go to the Edphy Foundation, which aims to offer as many young people as possible the opportunity to learn about life in the great outdoors.

Marilyse Richard-Robert

Marilyse Richard-Robert

Executive Director

Committed to young people for over 20 years and now the mother of two children, Marilyse has held the position of executive director since 2014. Involved in all spheres of the organization, marketing, human resources, and operations, she puts to use her entrepreneurial qualities to put together, alongside her team, her vision and her ideas and thus to allow as many young people as possible to benefit from the Edphy experience, which has also earned her the nomination of Young entrepreneur of the year in 2018 by the CCITB.

A teacher by formation, she has taught for several years in a disadvantaged and multicultural environment and she, to this day, attaches a particular importance to the education and training of our future citizens, whether it be through the experience of children or counsellors. She has also made a point of getting involved in the community, which led her to the creation of the Edphy Foundation.

Currently a member of the board of directors of the Association des camps du Québec, Marilyse is actively involved in community life as she uses her experience and expertise to serve her industry, thus following in the footsteps of the organization’s founder., Mr. Yvan Dubois.

Lara Pettinicchio

Lara Pettinicchio

Director of customer experience and camps

A member of the team for over ten years now, Lara has distinguished herself through her managerial skills and her knowledge of the sector, which has allowed her to climb the corporate ladder over the years and to be entrusted with the full-time position of director of customer experience and Edphy camps as of 2017.
Versatile, she is responsible for customer service, human resources management and operations, and is involved in marketing and development. She therefore ensures, on a daily basis, that the experience of each family, from giving information to the end of the stay, is exceptional.
A McGill graduate in teaching, she is passionate about education - including languages - and working with young people. She therefore attaches particular importance to the programs offered and makes a point of being present on the phone and on various sites to meet all children and their families.

Guillaume Mallette

Guillaume Mallette

Director of development and infrastructure

Having been active in sports and recreation for several years, specifically as a ski school director, Guillaume joined our team in 2015. He now works closely with the President and ensures the sales of Edphy International’s programs and services locally and internationally.

Andréa Léon

Andréa Léon

Accounting technician

With a DEP in accounting, Andréa has developed a real passion for numbers and for the creation of tools allowing businesses to become more efficient. A mother of two, she already managed a home daycare before devoting herself to accounting in various large companies.
In search of a more family-friendly work environment, she joined us in 2020. Originally from Mexico, trilingual and extremely bubbly, she is an important asset to our team, especially in this period of growth and international development.

Lise Richard

Lise Richard

Customer Service Manager

Newly retired from the Commission scolaire des Laurentides, Lise has spent the past years at the reception of the École Hôtelière des Laurentides. Eager to stay active and work with the public, she decided, to our delight, to join our team and to take over as our customer service manager. Warm, attentive and experienced with young people and clients, she will be able to advise and reassure you whether this is your first experience with camp or if you’re a regular!

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Edphy International summer camp coordinator
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Coordinator of Edphy International Day Camp at Regina Assumpta
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Coordinator of Edphy International Day Camp at Edouard-Montpetit
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Coordinator of Edphy International Day Camp at Ste-Thérèse
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Coordinator of Edphy International Day Camp at Villa Maria
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Coordinator of Edphy International day camp at Beaubois