Meet the Members

Individuals with leadership roles in the Montreal Irish community have been asked to join the Park Foundation as Members to play an oversight role and to provide for better communications regarding our project within our community.

Danny Doyle

President, The Erin Sports Association, Past-president United Irish Societies

Daniel “Danny” Doyle, Chief Reviewing Officer of the 2012 188th St. Patrick’s Parade, epitomizes the rich Irish-Montreal heritage, rooted in strong family bonds and unwavering community dedication. Hailing from Griffintown, Danny inherited a legacy of service from his father, continuing the tradition through his active involvement in various community endeavors, notably as an integral member of St. Ann’s marching unit and as host of the annual post-parade gathering. With over four decades of service at the Canadian National Railway, Danny’s retirement in 2021 marked a new chapter in his lifelong commitment to philanthropy, echoed by his wife Catherine and three sons. Danny’s extensive volunteer portfolio spans from his early days as an altar boy to his recent tenure as President of the Erin Sports Association and the United Irish Societies, embodying the spirit of service and camaraderie cherished by Montreal’s Irish diaspora.

Ken Quinn

Immediate Past-president, St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal, Past-president, United Irish Societies of Montreal

Ken Quinn, who was honored as Irishman of the Year for his sustained community volunteerism, has deep roots in Montreal’s Irish community. His involvement spans organizations like the United Irish Societies and St. Patrick’s Society, where he held leadership roles including President. Additionally, he serves as historian for the United Irish Societies. Professionally, Ken is an Asset Analyst at Future Electronics, showcasing his dedication both in his career and community. He’s also been recognized for his contributions to NDG Minor Baseball, displaying his commitment to youth development. Beyond this, he’s a member of various organizations, including the Innisfail Social and Sports Club, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4, and the Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation.

Dr. Jane McGaughey

Associate Professor & Johnson Chair in Quebec and Canadian Irish Studies, School of Irish Studies, Concordia University

Jane G. V. McGaughey holds the Johnson Chair of Québec and Canadian Irish Studies until 2026. She began her tenure at Concordia’s School of Irish Studies in 2012 as an Assistant Professor focusing on Irish Diaspora Studies. McGaughey earned her Ph.D. from Birkbeck College, University of London in 2008. Her latest book, “Violent Loyalties: Manliness, Migration, and the Irish in Canada, 1798-1841,” came out in 2020, exploring Irish male migration to Canada and challenging stereotypes. Before joining Concordia, McGaughey taught at the Royal Military College of Canada and was a National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. Since 2022, she has hosted “The Irish in Canada” podcast, delving into the lives of Irish immigrants and their descendants, with the third season set to debut in March 2024. Episodes are available on various platforms and the podcast’s website.

Paul Dunne

President, Ireland-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Past-president, St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a Canadian CPA, Paul Dunne has been a Montreal resident since the late 1970s. After working briefly as controller of a real estate development company, he joined Alcan Aluminium Limited in Montreal initially in charge of global consolidation of the financial results and later as manager of financial planning for the Alcan group. He taught advanced accounting in the CA program in McGill University for ten years and guest-lectured in the MBA programs in McGill, Concordia and HEC. After leaving Alcan, Paul joined Domfoam International as CFO. In 1994, he left to found Eircan (now JPDO), an independent accounting firm providing cloud-based support to small businesses.

Paul has been engaged in volunteer activity since he arrived in Montreal, principally with the YMCA where he served as board chair in Montreal and vice-chair of YMCA Canada and St. Patrick’s Society where he served in many capacities, most recently as President.

Kevin Tracey

Immediate Past-president, United Irish Societies of Montreal

With 33 years of architecture, development, and management experience within Big Data technologies, Business Intelligence, Data Management, Data Warehousing, and Cloud Development & Architecture Teams, Kevin Tracey brings a robust background in technical, software, and data architectures, Agile Development, and extensive data warehouse knowledge to aid customers in answering critical business questions using data within their environment.

Beyond his professional achievements, Kevin is deeply involved in Montreal’s Irish community. He has held significant roles in the United Irish Societies of Montreal, including President, VP of Advertising and Public Relations, and Assistant Parade Director for the Montreal St-Patrick’s Day Parade. His dedication to promoting Irish arts and culture within the community is evident through his extensive volunteer work.


Rick Grant

President, The Irish Protestant Benevolent Society of Montreal

Rick Grant, Vice President of the Irish Protestant Benevolent Society (IPBS), brings over three decades of experience from C.H. Robinson, a global logistics leader. During his tenure he oversaw $22 billion in freight under management and facilitated 19 million shipments annually. Since retiring in 2015, he has been an active volunteer, overseeing membership and liaising with The Montreal Irish Monument Park. Despite being the only non-Irish member on the IPBS board, Rick’s dedication is evident through both professional and personal connections, including his wife’s Irish heritage. His journey with IPBS began through a friendship forged in junior hockey with Mike Nelson, illustrating Rick’s commitment to community engagement and his seamless integration into IPBS upon retirement.

Paul has been engaged in volunteer activity since he arrived in Montreal, principally with the YMCA where he served as board chair in Montreal and vice-chair of YMCA Canada and St. Patrick’s Society where he served in many capacities, most recently as President.

Diane English

Founding member

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