Windfall Centre Personnel

Founder and Executive Director

image: Brent Kopperson, Founder and Executive Director of Windfall Centre

Brent R. Kopperson

The creation of Windfall was inspired by a vision of healthy communities, where economic, social, and environmental needs achieve balance through social innovation, community partnership, and community action.

Brent Kopperson, Founder and Executive Director, Windfall Ecology Centre

Brent's full bio

Windfall Team

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Jodi Cain

Financial Administrator

Jodi has successfully worked in finance in various roles in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors for over three decades. Having started off with plans of art and art history, Jodi changed her focus to include accounting, nature, environmental protection and her family — as well as changing her career to focus on the not-for-profit sector. Working for the past 10+ years at Windfall Centre, Jodi has successfully navigated many of our projects, including managing the daily financial functions and required reporting, plus managing our general office requirements.

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Harry French

Program Manager, ClimateWise Business Network

Harry is the Program Manager for ClimateWise Business Network at Windfall Ecology Centre. In the areas of sustainability and climate change action, Harry specializes in facilitating collaborative solutions focused on enhancing community well being and improving business productivity. Harry draws from a wealth of experiences in the public, private and not for profit sectors. He was an Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ontario government, a Vice President of Planning in at the York Region based, national consulting firm Marshall Macklin Monaghan , Director Community Power Services Group at the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association and a Research Director at the Conference Board of Canada.

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Audrey Bayens

Event Coordinator, ClimateWise Business Network

Audrey is the Program Coordinator for the ClimateWise Building Challenge at Windfall Ecology Centre. Prior to Windfall, Audrey was the Marketing Manager at TELUS for thirteen years and owned a graphic design business. She has recently acquired her greenhouse gas inventory accounting certification through the CSA Group. As a sustainability marketing professional, Audrey brings many years of experience leading team projects in a fast-paced environment, with a focus on data-led messaging to the Windfall team. Outside of Windfall, Audrey is working on a Passive House project and is also focused on the Circular Economy movement, where she is the Toronto Chapter organizer for the global Circular Economy club. Additionally, Audrey is an active volunteer in her community where she has led many successful sustainability projects.

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Kyle Mennie

Manager, Home Energy Solutions

Kyle is the Energy Efficiency Resources Coordinator at Windfall Ecology Centre. Kyle has an Honours BA in Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo, and his past experience includes Protected Areas Conservation, Outdoor Education, Geographic Information Systems, and Environmental Consulting. Kyle plays a multifaceted role at Windfall, supporting homeowners through Home Energy programs, building owners through the Ontario Benchmarking Help Centre, and policy makers through Windfall's Data Tools. Kyle is passionate about promoting environmentally sustainable communities through energy efficient improvements that tackle climate change

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Jasmine Lyn

Home Energy Assistant

Jasmine works with the Home Energy team at Windfall Ecology Centre assisting in the customer service and delivery of the Winterproofing program. Jasmine is a civil and environmental engineer with experience in the energy and building sectors. She is passionate about decarbonization, energy efficiency and green building practices. She holds a LEED Green Associate certification and is working towards becoming a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). Her mission is to help make communities more sustainable for today and tomorrow.

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Divjot (DJ) Singh

Home Energy Program Coordinator

DJ is the Energy program Coordinator at Windfall Ecology Centre. He holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and PG certifications in Energy and Sustainability Management. Before joining us, DJ worked on energy conservation projects for Toronto Community Housing and the Toronto Zoo and worked extensively as an Energy Auditor for the Save On Energy programs. He is currently enrolled part-time in the Master of Environment and Business program at the University of Waterloo. He is full of curiosity and thrives on finding solutions to a cleaner economy through sustainability initiatives and effective engagement strategies.

Board of Directors

Michael Lewkowitz, Chair

Founding Partner at Possibilian Ventures

Jose Etcheverry, PhD.

Associate Professor & Member of the Board of Governors at York University

Neetika Sathe

Vice President, Green Energy and Technology (GRE&T) Centre at Alectra

Helen Doyle, B.Sc., C.P.H.I.(C),

Environmental Health Workgroup Chair, Ontario Public Health Association

Nicole Arsenault

Program Director, Sustainability at York University