Our Core Team 

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Founder and President

NATHALIE HAZAN, MA, MFT

"I created Raison d'art because I believe in the power of creativity and collaboration. For me, working collectively allows art to be created in a way that is otherwise out of reach for any one individual. Working together most importantly allows art to be created on a scale that makes ambitious ideals attainable."

In the past 25 years, Nathalie has worked as a social entrepreneur, an artist and a psychotherapist. Her love for art and her commitment to societal change are the driving forces behind Raison d'art. Nathalie holds a Masters in Art Therapy and a post graduate degree in couple and family therapy. She has completed dozens of art walls for Canadian and international clients in France, Switzerland, Israel, Hong Kong and the United States. Her school projects include Dawson College, HEC Montreal, as well as over 30 elementary and high schools from all 6 school boards across the Island of Montreal.

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Vice-president

ANNE-MARIE LEDUC

For 15 years, Anne-Marie Leduc worked as a lawyer in Youth Rights. The wellbeing of all children has forever been the motivating thread in her professional life. For the past three years, Anne-Marie has chosen to be involved in the organization of creative projects that overlap with her expertise and center on the healthy development of children. In this role, she is instrumental to Raison d’art.

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Operations

SUSANA HINOJOSA

Susana’s career has spanned design and strategic leadership roles in creative entrepreneurial start-ups and successful retail chains. She has also led public school educational programs for youth focusing on eco-consciousness, inclusion and social empowerment. An accomplished artist herself, she brings creativity, empathy and an artist’s keen eye for detail to everything she does.

Administration

KARINE BASSAL

Karine is a Montreal-based artist who recently completed her MA in Art Education at Concordia University.  Working exclusively in oil paint to produce large-scale portraits, her artistic practice is driven by the uniqueness of faces and the distinctiveness of each gaze, more specifically those of women who intrigue her.  Through her thesis research as a graduate student, Karine turned her gaze inward to conduct a self-study exploring the gaps and overlaps that occur when she moves between her roles as an artist and teacher in differing contexts.

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