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Our Team

Community Forests International depends on its members to implement projects, extend our network, fundraise and build sustainable relationships between communities and the forestlands they depend on.

Jeff Schnurr

Chair of the Board of Directors

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Daimen Hardie

Executive Director

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Zachary Melanson

Communications Director

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Mbarouk Mussa Omar

Executive Director

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Maryam Bakar Shariff

Office Manager

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Mike Tritchler

Data and Financial Officer

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Ali Hamad Ali

Agroforestry Officer

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Siti Makame

Agricultural Officer

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Raymond Kilango

Beekeeping Officer

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Megan de Graaf

Forest Ecologist

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Jane Thompson

Board Member

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Kathleen Potter

Board Member

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Rehema Abdulrahman Alawy

Alternative Building Officer

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Masoud Bakar Masoud

Forestry Officer

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Anne Herteis

Grants and Foundations Coordinator

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Monica Allaby

Communications Coordinator

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Karina LeBlanc

Board Member

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Jenelle Sobey

Board Member

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Joel Baylis

Social Enterprise Manager

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Hamoud Abdallah

Operations Manager

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Omar Msellem

Enterprise Development Officer

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Naushat Salim

Financial Officer

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Yayha Suleiman

Horticulture Officer

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