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.
NICOLE ANDERSONBoard Member-Partner at Ricci, Enns, Rollier & Setterington LLP
Nicole studied political science and graduated with a BA (Honours) degree, then went on to receive her Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor. She is a partner at Ricci, Enns, Rollier & Setterington LLP, where she practices Corporate and Commercial Law, Residential and Commercial Real Estate, and Wills and Estates.
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 MALENFANTBoard Member-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 FANTETTIBoard 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.
JEN DAWSONPast Board Chair
Jen’s journey to volunteerism and leadership was built on a strong foundation of dedication, courage, continuous education, humility and some good old fashioned failures and success stories. Jen was born and raised in Essex County and has lived in the beautiful small community of Wheatley with her husband and daughter.