Board of Directors

CHAD ROBINSONBoard Chair - Owner of Crave Family Grill & Pub
Chad Robinson has lived and worked in Leamington for 20 years with his wife and three children. Currently he owns and operates Crave Family Grill & Pub in uptown Leamington. Having previously owned two franchise restaurants he is no stranger to the hospitality sector.
AARON CORISTINEChair Elect -Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers - Manager: Science | Regulatory Affairs | Government Relations
Aaron studied biology and chemistry and graduated with his Honors BSc. at Wilfrid Laurier University before completing his MSc. in Biochemistry and Microbiology at WLU. He is the Manager of Science, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs with the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG).
PAUL THOMPSONBoard Treasurer-Libro Credit Union - Community Branch Manager
Paul has lived in and worked in Leamington for 24 years along with his wife and 2 children. Currently he is employed with Libro Credit Union Leamington as Community Manager with 37 years of financial service background.
CHARLENE HOULEExecutive Member- Rotary Club of Leamington
Charlene’s engagement in Leamington region and the importance of not-for-profits to our community are highlighted in her lifelong commitment to volunteerism and community growth.
MELISSA LOEPPGYBoard Member - Rosewood Erie Glen -Life Enrichment/Marketing Manager
Melissa has been serving seniors for 30 years! She has a strong belief in Family, Seniors Advocacy and Community Support. Her famous line is “It takes a TEAM to build a Village.” She worked her way up at Rosewood Erie Glen into a Leadership Position (Life Enrichment Marketing Manager) and continues to thrive. Melissa loves spending time with her family at their cottage. (Married, 3 children, 1 grandchild) Past committees- always on PTA when children in school, Erie Shores Hospice Volunteer, Leamington Skating Club
TONY DESANTISBoard Member-Community Living Essex County -Manager, Community Relations and Resource Development
Tony was born and raised in Leamington and is a graduate of the University of Windsor . Tony has worked in a variety of roles. For five years he coordinated an employment program for persons with disabilities and for the past twenty years has been the Manager of Community Relations with Community Living Essex County.
DIANE MALENFANTChair-Elect - Community Futures Essex County General Manager
Diane joined the Leamington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to further support local businesses through advocacy and collaboration. She enjoys helping with the planning of the events the Chamber offers and regularly attends these events as she feels the connections made are very important.
MARION FANTETTIExecutive Member - Invest Windsor Essex -Business Ombudsman
Marion brings an extensive background in community and stakeholder relations. Her deep commitment to supporting the business community and region is what drives her to continue developing key relationships and building strong partnerships within key sectors, to ensure businesses grow and prosper.
LARRY VERBEKEEx Officio -Municipality of Leamington -Deputy Mayor
Larry Verbeke is a lifetime resident of Leamington. He is married to his wife Margaret, father of 2, and grandfather of 1. Larry is a businessman by nature with over 45 years experience in the agricultural sector. Currently, Larry is serving as Deputy Mayor of Leamington.
JESSICA DYCKM&M Food Market - Co-owner
Jessica was born and raised in Chatham, working 5 years as the manager of M&M Food Market. In 2021, both Jessica and her husband Jake purchased the Leamington location. Jessica brings previous experience in small business management, marketing and the banking industry.
ALLEN DELEARYCaldwell First Nation CAO
Allen Deleary is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Caldwell First Nation. Mr. Deleary has professionally served First Nation communities and their affiliated organizations for the predominance of his 40 year career in public service. He looks forward to being a good neighbor and building bridges for business opportunities in our shared space.
RANDY SLEIMANSecurity ONE Alarm System
Randy is Leamington born and raised. He’s spent the last decade with locally owned companies within Leamington, most recently at Security ONE Alarm Systems as Sales Operations Manager. He’s also involved in many areas of the community, most notably as Director of Community Partnerships for the Leamington Flyers hockey club.
CONNOR LAINORicci, Enns, Rollier & Setterington LLP
Connor was born and raised in Harrow and has been involved in the greater Essex County communities through education, employment, athletics, and volunteering. He attended the University of Windsor for both undergrad and law school and is currently an Associate Lawyer at Ricci, Enns, Rollier & Setterington LLP. He is eager to work with the Chamber to help grow local businesses and strengthen the community.
Brandon Stanley, a seasoned Information Technology professional, possesses an impressive track record in managing and supporting IT services across diverse industries. As a valuable addition to the Chamber of Leamington’s Board of Directors, Brandon’s extensive knowledge and expertise will significantly contribute to the Chamber’s continuous growth and success.