It is with great enthusiasm that Denis joined the Brome County Historical Society (BCHS)
as Executive Director. He is impressed with the professionalism, commitment and
dedication demonstrated by all staff and Board members. Denis provides the team with
over thirty years of experience in management, strategic consulting and marketing.
More recently he was a partner and executive vice-president at Ogilvy Montréal and
president of Ogilvy Healthworld for 10 years, followed by founding Consultants Chemin
Robinson in 2014. He has also been involved with many not-for profit organizations,
including Theatre Lac-Brome, Salle Alec et Gérard Pelletier (Sutton), Colorectal Cancer
Association of Canada, Hôpital Rivière des Prairies, Douglas Institute Foundation and
Montreal Children’s Hospital. Denis is looking forward to building the Lac-Brome Museum ‘to the next level’.
Arlene has been working at the Brome County Historical Society for over forty years and currently holds the title of Managing Director. Arlene possesses a breadth of knowledge regarding historic Brome County, its foundation and the many individuals, families and businesses of the region and has a particular interest in genealogy.
Anne-Marie has been a professional archivist since 2003 and completed a master's degree in archival science from Université Laval in 2018. Passionate about history, she loves to research private archives to better understand the daily life of past generations. In 2020, she published two books highlighting her archival discoveries. The first presented old photographs of the Beloeil – Mont-Saint-Hilaire region. Alongside the renowned historian George Aubin, Anne-Marie also published the correspondence of Rosalie Dessaulles-Laframboise, owner of a part of the seigniory of St. Hyacinthe, to her son Louis from 1876 to 1905. Member of the board of directors of the Federation Histoire Quebec from 2012 to 2020, it was with great pleasure that she joined the Brome County Historical Society team in the summer of 2020.
Rachel joined the team in July 2021 as the new Curator. Prior to her time here, Rachel earned a Master's degree in Religious Studies from McMaster University and a Master's in Muséologie from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She has previously worked for the Historic Joy Kogawa House as a remote interpretive planner and at the Montréal Holocaust Museum in the Education Department and at the main desk, as well as volunteering there as a docent. Rachel's primary focus has been on museum education and visitor connection, as well as digital museological mediums such as virtual tours and recorded testimony in exhibitions.
Lisa joined the BCHS early in 2020. As a resident of the town of Brome Lake for over 30 years, she has experienced the opportunity to work in a wide variety of fields in the area, including hospitality, farming, senior care and most recently property management and landscaping. As the Executive Assistant, she has tapped back into her original background in administration and management and continues to enjoy the variety of roles and challenges awaiting each day at the Lac-Brome Museum.