Claire Wales, PresidentClaire Wales, President





Brian Parent, Vice PresidentBrian Parent, Vice President

"There’s nothing better than a relaxed evening ride on the trails, or early morning.  We are fortunate to live in a community that values nature and it’s my hope that we are able to leave it a little better for the next generation.  With so much of the world destroying its natural beauty, I am proud to be a part the Conservation Foundation who consistently work to making the Essex Region a better place to live and play."



Susan Stockwell Andrews, Past PresidentSusan Stockwell Andrews, Past President

"This is my place for life, and while I love to explore the rest of the world, it’s Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island that always draws me back. I love riding the Greenway, visiting the John R. Park Homestead, and being part of creating forests and habitat, which is why I choose to support Essex Region Conservation."

Amanda Gellman, Secretary

Windsor-Essex has been my home for the past 25 years, and I just love it here.  I live in Windsor and have also had a home in Colchester since 2001 so I feel that I know the region quite well.  I was very excited to join the Essex Region Conservation Foundation Board as I truly believe in its good work, on behalf of all residents and future generations.  My family truly enjoys the walking trails and natural beauty of the area, and we like to brag to friends from afar about the amenities available to us.  Supporting the Foundation is indeed my honour!


John Omstead, Director
Terry Fink, Director
Terry Patterson, Director
Eric Naylor, Director
Chris Savard, Director
Dan St. Denis, Director
Pearl Davies, Director
David Robins, Director
Meghan Boshin, Director
Tony Rosati, Director
Tania Jobin, ERCA Ex-Officio
Sue Desjarlais, ERCA Ex-Officio
Ken Schmidt, Honorary Life Member
Tim Byrne, Executive Director / Secretary, ERCA
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Create awareness and raise funds to enhance our natural environment for healthy living and economic vibrancy in the Essex Region.