Board of Directors

    • Hassan Farhat
      President

      Hassan Farhat

      President

      As an IT Business Analyst, I strive to deliver comprehensive IT Solutions with a focus on:
      IT. Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Network Security & Business Management Solutions:

      I am also involved with different educational and non-profit organizations in Windsor:

      – Franco-Sol Garderie – Board of Directors – President – Since 2015
      – The Business Exchange – Technical Director – Since 2014
      – St. Clair College – Computer Networking Program Advisory Committee – Since 2015
      – Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor – Work Shops – Social Media – Since 2013
      – Trail Blazer Award recipient – Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor – April 2017
      – Tech Professional of the Year – WeTech Alliance – November 2017
      – Volunteer Soccer Coach – Goalkeepers Coach

       

    • Nicole Anderson
      Vice-President

      Nicole Anderson

      Vice-President

      Nicole has served on the Franco-Sol Board of Directors since 2017. She studied political science at the University of Windsor and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in 2013, then went on to receive her Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor in 2016. She is an associate at Ricci, Enns, Rollier & Setterington LLP in Leamington.

    • Manon Lagacé
      Treasurer

      Manon Lagacé

      Treasurer

      A member of the administration committee for several years, Manon is the director of business services for the Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor and is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA). Her education and work experience allow her to contribute to high quality governance and other committee mandates. Manon is proud to be francophone and strongly believes in the importance of the role that Franco-Sol plays in the formative years of our little ones.

    • Samar Chouman
      Recording Secretary

      Samar Chouman

      Recording Secretary

      Samar Chouman has been a Franco-Sol Board Member since 2019. She studied Sociology and Social Justice at the University of Windsor and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in 2015. She then went on to complete her Juris Doctorate Degree, where she graduated in 2019. During law school, Samar received the Certificate of Merit in Negotiation Skill, an academic award given to the student who earns the highest grade in the class. Samar was also on the Dean’s List several times. Her desire to give back has led her to join the Franco-Sol family as a Board Member.

    • Aimée Dunn
      Board Member

      Aimée Dunn

      Board Member

      Aimée Parent Dunn is the owner and publisher of Palimpsest Press, a small literary press located in Windsor Ontario. A traditional publishing company, Palimpsest Press publishes and distributes best-selling poetry, fiction and non-fiction from established and emerging authors from across Canada. Aimée has a BA from the University of Windsor and a Graduate Certificate in Publishing from Ryerson University. She has been an active member of the BookFest/Festival du livre Windsor programming committee for four years. A Francophone, Aimée believes in promoting and encouraging French language education. She has been on the board of Franco-Sol for two years. She lives in Windsor with her husband and two children.

    • Thérèse Derdaele Gadoury
      Board Member

      Thérèse Derdaele Gadoury

      Board Member

      Thérèse Derdaele Gadoury is a mother of three and the step-mother of six. She is a grandmother of sixteen and the great-grandmother of one. Thérèse has worked at several of the Franco-Sol locations, most often she was found at one of the Tecumseh locations. Thérèse worked in a supervisory position as well as a front line staff. She has also represented Franco-Sol at meeting Windsor Essex county and surrounding counties. 

      Thérèse is enjoying retirement since 2012. She has been a Board of Directors Member since 2014.

    • Jennifer Quenneville
      Board Member

      Jennifer Quenneville

      Board Member

      Jennifer Quenneville has been a Franco-Sol Board member since 2018.  She previously worked for Franco-Sol at various locations as an ECE in the classroom and as a supervisor, her daughters also began their French education while attending Franco-Sol. Her desire to give back to the company led her to join the Board of Directors. She is currently an elementary teacher with the GECDSB, proudly supporting French language education in early primary classrooms. She and her husband stay busy with the many practices, games and tournaments that are part of girls’ hockey and competitive soccer. Jennifer also volunteers as the treasurer for the Parent Council at her daughters school. 

    • Seita Sadoo-Thomas
      Board Member

      Seita Sadoo-Thomas

      Board Member

      Seita Sadoo-Thomas joined the board of directors of Franco-Sol Garderie et Centre de Ressources in 2017. She is currently the Program Coordinator for the Science, Engineering, Art and Technology (SEAT) Program at Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. Previously, Seita worked as a consultant at W5 ( Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women). Seita holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education (Honours) from Andrews University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Technology Management from the University of New Brunswick. She enjoys working with youth and young women to help them become the best version of themselves through leadership training and development and empowerment. Seita believes in the importance of giving back to the community through mentoring and community engagement, applying her skills and knowledge to inspire others to reach their full potential. 

    • Renée Alexander
      Board Member

      Renée Alexander

      Board Member

      Renée Alexander has been a member of the board of directors of Franco-Sol Garderie since 2019.
      While starting her family, Renée and her husband were able to depend on Franco-Sol for quality,
      french child care for their two daughters. Once her daughters needed part-time jobs, Franco-Sol
      hired them to work in their daycares. Raised in a francophone family with strong ties to their
      community, giving back is important. Renée is proud to help further the company’s growth.
      She has worked for CSC Providence as a school administrative assistant since 2004, currently
      working at Sainte-Marguerite d’Youville.
      She and her husband enjoy traveling, camping, and spending time with family.

    • Princess Small
      Board Member

      Princess Small

      Board Member

      Princess started at Women’s Enterprise Skill Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST) in the Employment Service Department as is a Participant Service Specialist. She was later promoted to the position of Job Developer and Industry Placement Specialist in the Young Women in LEAD Program as the Job Developer and Placement where she is in the position of helping young women from all walks of life to achieve their career goals. She is also the Treasurer and a member of the planning committee for the organization, Women Supporting Women. Ca. In addition, Princess also manages the Social Media marketing for Windsor West India Association among other things.

    • Nicole Anderson (Sleiman)
      Board Member

      Nicole Anderson (Sleiman)

      Board Member

      Nicole Anderson (Sleiman) is the Director of Women Entrepreneurship Strategy for the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation. Having attended elementary and high school within the CSC Providence school board, Nicole returned back to the region after completing her post-secondary and post-graduate studies. With an MBA, Nicole specializes in business strategy. Her husband and her own Ignite Health, a chiropractic, fitness and wellness clinic in Tecumseh and have two children.

    • Jodi Ouellette
      Board Member

      Jodi Ouellette

      Board Member

      Jodi Ouellette is the Executive Director of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918). As the Executive Director and a Rotarian, she collaboratively works with the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918), District 6400 and Rotary International to fulfill charitable service in support of vulnerable people around the world. She has been honoured as a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of her contributions to the Club, modeling service above self.

      Jodi earned her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work Degrees from the University of Windsor, and her Child and Youth Worker Diploma from St. Clair College. She is a part-time professor at St. Clair College in the Child and Youth Care Program and has extensive knowledge on child developmental. Jodi is passionate about the well-being of children, youth and families.

      Jodi is an avid reader. She and her husband have a busy young family; they enjoy engaging in local activities with their two young children and doing DIY projects.