Maple Leaves Forever has a Board of Directors as well as the support staff team listed below.
Deb Pella Keen
Deb Pella Keen has been the Executive Director for Maple Leaves Forever since early 2019. Previously she was Director of the Niagara Escarpment Commission, a provincial agency that works to preserve the Niagara Escarpment as a continuous natural landscape through south-central Ontario and convenes the designation as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Deb is an experienced senior executive, having worked with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change throughout central Ontario, where she led environmental planning, community engagement and natural resource policy and program development and implementation.
Deb continues to pursue her passion for environmental stewardship as Board member of the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust, a registered charity that partners with land owners to conserve ecologically sensitive land on and near the moraine. Deb has also been a member of the Canadian Council for UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Committee (biosphere reserve program), and continues to work with the Landscape of Nations 360° Indigenous Education Initiative and Plenty Canada, a non-profit that promotes social justice and environmental protection in the lives of Indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world.
Deb holds a Bachelor of Science (Forestry) from the University of Toronto and enjoys exploring the out of doors by foot, paddle, bike or skis with family and friends.
Deb can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You Rebate Application Administration
Stephanie Douglas had managed this key program for MLF for over 5 years. MLF has recently contracted with Forests Ontario to manage the intake process for tree planting applications. Applicants will now be dealing with Allison Hand or Madeline Bray at Forests Ontario at the same contact address: email@example.com
Manager, Marketing and PR
(Webmaster, E-News, Print advertising and Social Media)
Mary Bella has worked with Maple Leaves Forever since 2014. Mary runs her own company – Maestra Web Design – which has specialized in creating and maintaining websites for non-profits, small businesses and arts organizations for over 20 years. She has created more than 150 websites for clients ranging from community organizations and registered charities to musicians, ensembles and artist agencies.
In addition, Mary is a professional classical singer and choir conductor, and volunteers with a variety of community organizations. She loves nature and hiking, and strives to reduce her carbon footprint by using transit, recycling and reducing single-use plastics.
Mary can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephanie Douglas works with Maple Leaves Forever overseeing its accounting. Stephanie has worked in Finance for over 14 years and continues to strive for excellence. She has earned her diplomas in Accounting as well as Marketing & Business Administration and is actively pursuing her Chartered Professional Accountant designation.
In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys gardening, knitting and participating in animal rescue whenever she can. She also volunteers in tutoring elementary school children and is active in her church’s community outreach program.
She looks forward to continuing her efforts with Maple Leaves Forever.