Who We Are

A powerful collection of caring residents and experts who have experience in creating livable communities.



Lauri Brouyette – Owner, Investor Tourism Sector
Richard Peddie – Resident, Owner River Bookshop


Dan Gemus – Resident, Owner/CEO The Dan Gemus Real Estate Team Ltd.
Ron Deneau – Resident, Sales Representative, Bob Pedlar Real Estate
Jasminka Kalajdzic – Resident, Assoc. Professor of Law, Director of Class Action Clinic, UW. Expertise: Climate Change.
Dr Tim O’Callahan – Resident, Owner Amherstburg Family Health Team. Expertise: Heath & Wellness
Lisa Porter – Resident, PhD., Full Professor UW, Executive Director We Spark Health Institute. Expertise: Health & Wellness, Living Better
Renee D’Amore – Resident, Co-owner of Downtown Espresso Café. Expertise: Small Business
Kory Renaud – Resident, Business Owner, Vice President Essex County Field Naturalists’ Club. Expertise: Environment, Social Media
Lino Montemurri – Resident, Principal/Owner Tectonic Design Inc.
Claire Sanders –  Climate Change Specialist


Fiona Coughlin Executive Director/CEO Habitat Windsor Essex. Expertise: Affordable Housing, Livable Communities.
Anneke Smit Associate Professor University of Windsor, Director Windsor Law Centre for Cities. Expertise: Placemaking, Climate Change