Staff

 

Community Programs Manager

Erin MacDonald
416.413.9244 x12 | erin[at]yourleaf.org

Erin holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph and loves to see people connecting with and improving their urban landscape. Before joining LEAF, Erin worked as the Green Streets Coordinator with the City of Vancouver where she helped residents beautify and green their neighbourhoods and also worked to further the City’s urban food-growing movement. She loves to explore new places, new music and dance!

 
 
 

 

Field Operations Coordinator

Brenna Anstett
416.413.9244 x16 | brenna[at]yourleaf.org

Brenna holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Environmental Governance from the University of Guelph and aspires to continue her education in forest conservation. She is also an ISA certified arborist.  Her past experience includes research in dendroclimatology and tree planting projects with the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority. In her spare time, Brenna enjoys figure skating, travelling, photography and reading.

 
 
 

Residential Planting Programs Coordinator

Natasha Keshavjee
416.413.9244 x18 | natasha[at]yourleaf.org

Natasha holds an Honours Bachelor of Liberal Arts in International Development Studies and Environmental Studies from York University. She is passionate about tree conservation, water protection and environmental education and strives to foster an appreciation for our natural world. Natasha started out at LEAF as an Outreach and Garden Steward volunteer before working for the organization in 2016. In her spare time, she loves travelling, exploring natural spaces and boxing!

 

 

Residential Planting Programs Assistant

Armita Zaferani
416.413.9244 x20 | armita[at]yourleaf.org

Armita graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Geoscience and Forest Conservation Science. Armita has a comprehensive knowledge of environmental science, urban forestry and geology. She is passionate about protecting our urban forest and raising awareness of other environmental issues and has over four years of work and volunteer experience in environmental outreach, event planning and community engagement. In the future, Armita hopes to obtain a Master's in Urban Planning. In the meantime, she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family during her free time!

 

 

 

Planting Program Assistant

Lam Tran
416.413.9244 | lam[at]yourleaf.org
Lam has a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Toronto where she majored in Environmental Studies and Forest Conservation. She is still at UofT, but now currently enrolled in the Master of Forest Conservation program. She loves to connect with people in order to share her love and knowledge of trees. Previously, she has worked on projects that helped to sustain and grow the urban forest, specifically through tree inventories and planting. In her free time she enjoys watching bees, playing with her cat, and doing DIY art projects.

 

 

Volunteer & Stewardship Intern

Natalie Secen 
416.413.9244 x15 | natalie[at]yourleaf.org

Natalie holds a Master of Resource and Environmental Management degree from Dalhousie University and an Honours Bachelor of Biological Science degree from the University of Guelph. Prior to joining LEAF, she helped to implement and further develop Halifax Regional Municipality’s urban forest master plan, and has contributed to urban forestry research at both the municipal and national level. She is passionate about connecting people to nature, whether it’s through a backcountry canoe trip or an urban street tree. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, paddling, and (attempting to) learn the guitar!

 

 

 

Marketing and Communications Intern

Daniela Serodio
416.413.9244 x14 | daniela[at]yourleaf.org

Daniela holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences from the University of Guelph and a Master’s degree from the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Toronto. She is passionate about environmental conservation, sustainable growth and gender issues. Her previous work experience is in education, research, conservation and community outreach. Before joining LEAF, Daniela spent time abroad teaching English and Sciences while working with volunteer organizations. In her free time she enjoys reading, creating, dancing and planning adventures! 

 

 

 

Program Manager

Kim De Lallo
416.413.9244 x11 │ kim[at]yourleaf.org

Kim holds a Master of Environmental Studies from York University focused on Critical Environmental Education.  Her over 25 years’ work experience in the environmental, sustainable food, and co-operative non-profit sectors developed her affinity for creating effective and joyful people-centred processes.  In September 2016, Kim was very honoured to receive the Organics Achievement Award from the Canadian Health Food Association. Kim continues her love of learning and is near completion of her Masters Certificate in Adult Training and Development.  Outside of work and studies, she enjoys reading, music on the turntable, and keeping in touch with far-flung family and friends.

 

 

 

Executive Director

Janet McKay
416.413.9244 x17 |  janet[at]yourleaf.org

Janet holds an Honours B.A. in Environment and Resource Management. She founded LEAF in 1996 and has focused on its evolution ever since.  Janet is also a founding member of the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition.  In her time away from LEAF, she loves travelling, hiking and volunteering with a dog rescue organization.

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