Windfall Centre Personnel

Founder and Executive Director

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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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Kerstin Mayer

Energy Program Analyst and Coordinator

Kerstin received a BA from Western University in Environmental Science and is currently completing a MSc in Global Energy and Climate Policy. She is passionate about bringing widespread change to our economy and society through Environmental Policy with a focus on the Energy sector. Kerstin has previously worked in the Recycling Industry as well as for the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change where she focused on Environmental Compliance. Outside of work and education, Kerstin enjoys working out, spending time outside and reading.

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Margaret Baker

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Margaret is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Windfall Ecology Centre. Margaret has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management from the University of Guelph and is currently completing a Master's in Environment and Business at the University of Waterloo. Margaret has previously worked for Harris Computer Corporation in a sales, marketing, and customer service capacity. She believes that through progressive policies and leadership, the vision of protecting and conserving the natural environment, while maintaining a strong commitment to the community and growing a vibrant economy, is attainable. Outside of Windfall, you can find Margaret exploring the outdoors with her husky, Meca, and learning to cook a new cuisine in the kitchen.

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Carley Rennie

Digital Communications Coordinator

Carley has an Honours BA in Environmental Studies & Geography from McMaster University. She also recently completed a Masters of Environment and Sustainability from Western University. Carley's previous work experience includes the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, as well as multiple environmental not-for-profits both in Ontario and Indonesia. Carley is passionate about communicating sustainable practices and working to create a healthier environment. Outside of work, Carley enjoys running, travel, and enjoying the outdoors.

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