About Us | Professional Staff
Erinn joined the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation as Coastal Stewardship Coordinator in 2015, implementing the Centre's stewardship and restoration programs along the Canadian shoreline of Lake Huron. She took over the role of Executive Director in 2017.
Erinn currently serves as Chair of the Town of Goderich Environmental Action Committee, and as a Board member for the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority, Hike Ontario, and the Maitland Trail Association. She is a member of the Huron County Water Protection Steering Committee, and the Lower Maitland Stewardship Group as well.
Erinn Lawrie is a graduate of the Ecosystem Management Technology advanced diploma program at Fleming College. Her background in water management and stewardship includes her employment with multiple Conservation Authorities and the Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies.
In her free time Erinn enjoys hiking, running, stand-up paddleboarding, cycling, camping, travelling, cooking, and reading.
Coastal Stewardship Coordinator (on maternity leave)
Hannah is a graduate of University of Waterloo with a Masters degree and Undergraduate degree in Environmental Resource Studies. Hannah has spent time working across the province for agencies such as the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in London and Sault Ste. Marie; Atomic Energy of Canada Limited in Deep River; Parks Canada in Tobermory; Ontario Parks at Algonquin Park; and Conservation Authorities across Southwestern Ontario. Her focus as an environmental resource management professional has given her opportunities to do species at risk tracking, ecological land classifications, invasive species removal, wetland monitoring, and restoration projects.
Hannah is passionate about agency/ landowner partnerships to work towards lake-wide symbiotic conservation efforts, ensuring healthy ecosystems for future generations.
Hannah lives on a farm in Huron County and enjoys spending her free time gardening, playing guitar, hiking, and traveling.
Coastal Stewardship Coordinator
Daniela most recently completed her Master’s degree in Water Security from the University of Saskatchewan, where she studied wetland drainage and its impacts on nutrient loading into surface water. She also holds a Bachelor of Honors in Environmental and Resource Science from Trent University.
Her environmental career began with shoreline lake assessments within the Haliburton County while engaging waterfront property owners and providing shoreline health education. In Northwestern Ontario and the Treaty No. 3 Area, Daniela gained experience working for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and later Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong- a First Nation led organization. There she fostered relationships related to natural resources management and environmental stewardship activities. Daniela’s passion for watershed stewardship along with her experience in natural resource management and environmental sustainability has allowed her to lead community projects and provide multi-faceted approaches for the management and development of land and water resources.
Daniela’s environmental passion translates into a lifestyle driven by being out on the water and land. In her spare time, she enjoys angling, cycling, and paddling amongst others, while also enjoying the arts and culture scene.
Coastal Education Technician
Kerry combines her background in education with her passion for the environment to support the delivery of the 2020 Coastal Conservation Youth Corps program. She earned a B.Ed from the University of Alberta and a graduate certificate in Ecosystem Restoration at Niagara College.
Kerry lives in Niagara where she is a board member for the Niagara Falls Nature Club and a presenter with Scientists in School. Spending as much time as she can on the shores of Lake Huron, Kerry is passionate about dune restoration and invasive species management. She also rarely passes up an opportunity to pick up stray plastics from the beach. In addition to these pastimes, she enjoys rowing, cross country skiing and being out in nature.
Patrick Donnelly, M.Sc., RPP
Coastal Science and Stewardship Advisor
As the co-founder of the Coastal Centre, Pat has worked in water management and coastal zone stewardship for over 35 years. This has included experience in provincial, municipal, conservation authority and private consulting as well as working in both riverine and Great Lakes ecosystems. He currently serves as the Watershed Program Manager for the City of London.
His experience as a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and a Registered Professional Planner with a Masters of Science Degree provides a wide range of tools and knowledge to the benefit of the shoreline projects and community initiatives. His skill in communicating complex issues and principles to a wide audience including cottagers, urbanites, government officials, council members and interest groups has successfully steered many projects. He has a keen interest in climate change adaptation and assisting municipalities through the transition that is required.