Our Team

Shaunna-Rae Blakely

Shaunna-Rae Blakely

Shaunna-Rae (she/her) is the Stewardship and Development Assistant at ReForest London. She will be assisting with grant writing and reporting, engaging with volunteers and donors, and curating social media content.

Amber Cantell

As Director of Development, Amber leads ReForest London’s fundraising efforts. She supervises development as well as the marketing & outreach team. Additionally, she helps to develop strategic direction and initiatives for the organization.

Kamila Costello

Kamila Costello

As an Aftercare Program Assistant, Kamila assists with the planning and delivery of aftercare events, park naturalizations, tree plantings, and tree giveaways, and also helps perform survivability and tree health assessments on past planting sites.

Sheila Creighton

In her current role since 2012, Sheila has brought 20+ years’ of experience in marketing, communications and partnership development to ReForest London.

Shannon Dobbs

Shannon is the Seed Collection Workshop Leader at ReForest London. She works with our amazing volunteers, gathering local seed and supporting Londoners as they enhance their connection to the species of our region.

Gilda Falbo

Gilda Falbo

Gilda is joining the ReForest London team as the Volunteer and Event Management Assistant.

Andrew Cohoon Gallego

Andrew Cohoon Gallego

As Planting Programs Assistant, Andrew will support our park naturalization projects across London by helping to facilitate our Spring 2022 planting and tree giveaway programs, and by supporting volunteers at these events.

Sara Patterson smiling, with snow-covered trees behind her.

Sara Patterson

Sara (she/her) is the Environmental Programs Coordinator at ReForest London. She works under the Signal Boost Initiative and with the new Seed Collection Program: a volunteer-based effort to enhance restoration projects undertaken by ReForest London.

Rose Pfeifer

As ReForest London’s Volunteer and Tree Gift Coordinator, Rose works directly with volunteers to coordinate signups, training and more.

Walker Pityn

As the Web Content Developer, he coordinates social media posting, develops content for both the ReForest London and Million Tree Challenge websites, and edits RFL’s monthly newsletter.

Rachel Rensby

Rachel (she/her) is the Neighbourhood ReLeaf Coordinator at ReForest London. The Neighbourhood ReLeaf program helps to get trees planted on private property across London through biannual Tree Depots.

Erica Rzepecki

As the Stewardship and Digital Engagement Coordinator, Erica (she/her) stewards and engages with our fantastic volunteers, donors, sponsors, and other supporters.

Maddy Sansom

Maddy is the Environmental Programs Assistant. In her role, she will be assisting with the planning and delivery of tree giveaways and park naturalization programs. She will also be planning and leading aftercare events and supporting volunteer management activities.

Shaquille Sealy

As the Signal Boost Coordinator, Shaquille works with London’s environmental organizations to provide environmental learning and skill development opportunities for Londoners.

Dean Sheppard

Dean Sheppard is an environmental consultant owning and operating his own consulting firm since 1996. He has been the Executive Director of ReForest London since 2012.

Tom Tao

Tom Tao

Tom is the Business Case Developer intern at ReForest London for the summer. He will be working to help further develop the seed nursery project that Reforest London took on in 2018, creating a business model and funding proposal based on the Wellington Green Legacy Programme.

Lily Vuong

As Project Manager, Lily works to develop and implement park naturalization projects across the London area by managing the tree planting programs, community greening projects, and the aftercare program.