Catherine Rioux Julie Roegiers
IRIS Mundial has evolved and has been able to expand its team over the years. From 2001 to 2014, the organization was managed on a voluntary basis mainly by Dr Jean-Pierre Tchang, optometrist. In 2015, Ms. Catherine Rioux was hired as General Manager and became the organization’s first permanent employee. In 2019, Ms. Julie Roegiers was hired as Deputy General Manager to cover the maternity leave of Ms. Catherine Rioux.
Catherine holds a bachelor’s degree in international politics and a master’s degree in international development and humanitarian management. She also has extensive field experience, mainly in Haiti, Mali and Peru, in addition to having visited many countries: India, Mexico, Nicaragua, Cuba, etc. Since joining IRIS Mundial in 2015, she has organized several one-time projects: Haiti 2016, Peru 2017 and Senegal 2018. In the past, she has also worked for NGOs in Quebec, including the Red Cross and Deuil-Jeunesse.
Julie has a university background in Community Economic Development. She has worked 4 years for the Belgian Red Cross and 9 years for Handicap International. She undertook international cooperation mission in many countries, among others in: North-Korea, Senegal, Mali, Benin, Niger, Haiti, Colombia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Burundi, Afghanistan, Iraq and DRC. Julie has also been a member of the board of director of an NGO during 9 years.
Obviously, the staff of IRIS Mundial could not carry out their work without the contribution of valuable volunteers who are involved in various committees including communications, financing, projects, security, material management, strategy, etc. For more information on volunteering opportunities with IRIS Mundial, please visit the “Get involved” page of the website.