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!

 

 

Stewardship Coordinator

Brian Millward
416.413.9244 x13 | brian[at]yourleaf.org

Brian holds a Masters of Environmental and Life Sciences from Trent University and is passionate with connecting people to the natural world. Before joining LEAF, he participated in a behavioural study of sloths in Costa Rica and studied prairie songbirds in Alberta. He has also lead Environmental Stewardship programs with summer camps and volunteer groups. Brian enjoys dancing, travelling, hiking, and performing stand-up comedy.

 

 

Stewardship Assistant

Kaja McDonald
kaja[at]yourleaf.org

Kaja holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph, where her research focused on the application of environmental communication best-practices. Kaja has past experience working in facilitation, community engagement, project management and landscape design. She spends her free time singing in a rock choir, practicing muay thai and exploring the outdoors.

 

 

Education Coordinator

Lam Tran
416.413.9244 x15 | lam[at]yourleaf.org

Lam holds a Master’s of Forest Conservation from the University of Toronto, where the focus of her capstone was on inequitable tree distribution within cities and used the TCHC Planting and Stewardship Initiative as a case study in Toronto. She is passionate about environmental justice, sustainable living, and teaching tree facts. In her free time, she watches documentaries, does DIY crafts at home and tries to walk her cat.

 

 

Residential Planting Programs Manager

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. Brenna's past experience includes research in dendroclimatology and tree planting projects with the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority. In her spare time, Brenna enjoys synchronized skating, travelling, photography, and hiking.

 

 

Residential Planting Programs Operations Supervisor

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 also an ISA certified arborist.  Natasha 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 Operations Coordinator

Jess Wilkin
416.413.9244 x0 | jess[at]yourleaf.org

Jess holds a Master’s of Forest Conservation from the University of Toronto and is devoted to getting people outdoors with her to explore and learn about their shared environments. Jess started out with LEAF in 2016 as a participant in the Young Urban Forest Leaders Program and has past experience in both gardening and pollinator research. In her spare time, Jess enjoys walking, watching movies, caring for her plants and setting out on globe-trotting adventures.

 

 

Planting and Stewardship Coordinator

Adriana Rezai-Stevens
adriana[at]yourleaf.org
Adriana holds a master's degree in forest conservation from the University of Toronto. After studying environmental biology in her undergraduate program, she became passionate about environmental issues and ecological processes. She is excited about bringing nature to the City of Toronto by enhancing urban green spaces and tree planting initiatives. She has experience working in the renewable energy sector and is excited to build a career in urban forestry. In her free time, Adriana enjoys reading, fitness and getting outside for a long hike.
 
 
 

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

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.