Return to About Us

Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Pool Operations


The Board of Directors consists of a group of volunteers responsible for ensuring that all members continue to receive quality services at Elm Park Pool. Corporate & Management experience is an asset. A willingness to help the Elm Park community grow and make every season a great and memorable experience for all our members is the goal.

Each year at the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors is elected to serve for the following year. All members in good standing are eligible to hold a Director position, be a chairperson or just participate on one of the committees.


The current active Board of Directors is comprised of the following individuals:

Jean Bertrand

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 20220611-D75_5080-1024x1024.jpg

Les Raschkowan

Chad Jarema

Ihab Tawfik

Catherine Gagnon

Keith Hoege

Martin Plante, past President

Martin Plante


The Executive committee is responsible for the actual operations of Elm Park Pool and reports to the Board of Directors. Below a description of each of the Executive Committee roles.

President, Martin Plante


The President is responsible for the overall delivery of all the pool’s programs. The President works with the Executive Committee and coordinates the actions of staff and volunteers.

Secretary, Brissa Berkovits

The Secretary’s role is to take minutes of the various meetings that take place during the year. The secretary’s role is vital in ensuring the Executive Committee acts in a timely and efficient manner.

Treasurer, Max Nykanorov

The treasurer’s main responsibility is to ensure the financial viability of the pool. This requires working with the Executive Committee on the annual budget and maintaining proper financial records. The Treasurer presents the year’s financial report at the Annual General Meeting.

Operations Consultant & VP External Affairs & Special Projects, Anne Hébert 

The External Affairs and Special Projects VP is responsible for helping build relationships with the city, the NAA, Hydro Quebec, etc and will help acquire funds from the government, therefore will attend all external meetings as needed.


Staff Liaison, Brissa Berkovitz

Staff Liaison is the membership’s contact person to the pool staff. He is the staff mentor, working with them to review programs, deal with human resources issues, and to represent the staff to the Executive Committee.  He/She is also responsible for properly training staff and leaders, to collect cash and checks while always issuing receipts.  Both cash and receipts must be given promptly to the finance manager at least once a week.

Maintenance Lead, Dan Maloney

The Maintenance Lead is responsible for the overall premises and ensures that 400,000 gallons of water are actually fit to swim in. The Maintenance Lead helps the pool staff maintain the pump facility to ensure that it is in great shape for the summer season. 

Swim Meet LeadKaren Smith

The Swim Meet Lead is responsible for ensuring the successful swim meets.  This includes recruiting officials, providing all forms and equipment, maintaining ribbons stock, and the coordination of a hospitality section for volunteers during home meets. The Meet Manager works with the Pool Manager to ensure that all officials required for an event are recruited from other NAA pools as per the NAA constitution.

Social Events & Sponsorship Lead , Marifie Flores (AKA Bic)

The Social Events Lead ensures the smooth execution of the activities in the events calendar.  Details will be communicated via the splash news, Facebook and posters at the pool.  He or she will also be responsible to communicate all information regarding birthday parties to the Staff Liaison and upper staff.

Membership Lead , Monica Ortiz

The Membership Lead is responsible for membership. Much of the Membership Lead’s work happens in the pre-season, ensuring that as many returning and new members will register as possible.

Oasis Lead  (Food and Beverage Snack Bar), Catherine Gagnon

The Oasis Lead is responsible for coordinating all staff and food service including our Oasis snack counter and any fundraising that includes food. For the Oasis this means coordinating many volunteers including BBQ cooks, shoppers, and servers for whenever the snack bar is open.

Splash News Lead, Xavier Feng in collaboration with the Staff

The Splash News Lead is responsible for writing all Splash News in collaboration with staff in both French and English for the year.

IT, Website & Social Media Lead, Richard Cruceanu

The IT, Website & Social Media Lead is responsible for the back-end support of the website, posting all the Splash News, schedules, flyers, sponsors, staff pictures, biographies, etc. on the website and maintaining an up-to-date membership distribution list.  He/She is also responsible for all social media, including FB, Twitter, YouTube, etc. and its initiatives.

Translator, Josée Vauclair

Photographer,  Jean Bertrand

Note: Swim Meets, Social Events & Sponsorships roles are all shared by the Volunteers listed above and in collaboration with EPRA staff as needed.  EPRA members are welcome and encouraged to give their names and input to help out and contribute to these roles. 

Swim Meets:  Driven by Staff and supported by the Executive Team and additional volunteers 

To ensure success in all competitive meets.  Tasks include: recruiting all officials, including those from other NAA pools as per the NAA constitution when required, providing all forms and equipment, maintaining ribbons stock, and the coordination of a hospitality section for volunteers during home meets. 

Social Events: Driven by both Staff and the Executive Team, supported by additional volunteers

To ensure the success and smooth execution of all social activities in the events calendar.  Additional volunteers will be required.  Please provide your name and contact information if you would like to help.  Details will be communicated via the splash news, Facebook and posters at the pool.  Note birthday parties will still be coordinated by the Staff Liaison and upper staff.

Marketing & Sponsorships

We ask that every single member helps in the good Marketing of EPRA and that all contribute to increasing the number of members and sponsorships.  Word-of-Mouth (Marketing) is a huge and successful contributor to the success of our community pool and increasing membership.  Sponsorships are necessary to cover costs of pool & ground maintenance, as well as ensuring those pool activities and events can be carried out successfully.  We encourage everyone working to ask their employer if they would be willing to sponsor us in one way or another.  Please see the Sponsorship details under the “Sponsorship” tab on the website.

Thank you to all EPRA members for your contributions and support! We are all in this together to spend the summer in a fun and safe environment.