Meet the Team


Anthony Chaney

Garden Educator

Christopher Hartsfield

Programs Director

Christina Castanon

Educational Coordinator 

Duquan London

Assistant Group Leader

Edward Lopez 

Photographer Educator

George Wrizar

Landscap Educator 

Geneva Mack-Samuels 

Outdoor play Coordinator 

Heavenly Evangelista

Health Promotion Lead

Jonah Herren-Lock

Group Leader 

Julio Pagan

Group Leader  

Nya Rashad

Assistant Group leader 

Mac Levine, MPH

Founding Executive Director

Renny Rodriguez 

Bike Coordinator 

Sumya Maniram

Group Leader 

Bruno Mayo

OLA SYEP Project Developer 

Yasmin Simmons

Group Leader

Tony Zisa

Consulting Fiscal Manager

Directors & Officers

Chair  Michael Woolley, Retired Attorney

Secretary & Evaluation Task Force Lead  Naeemah Ruffin, DPM, MPH, Founder, Bellantz

Treasurer  Anthony Edgar, Citadel

Marketing Task Force Lead  Brooke Stover, Global Partner Manager, Walmart Connect

Christopher T. Consalvo, Manager, Government and Community Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System

Mandy DeRoche, Deputy Managing Attorney, Coal Program, Earthjustice

Mac Levine, MPH, Executive Director

Daniela Morales, Project Associate, John Snow, Inc., and Outdoor Leadership Academy Alumna, Concrete Safaris


Leslie Boden, MSUP, Community Health Planning Consultant

Natalie Chacin, Digital Marketing Manager, O.N.S

Lauren Harness, AIA, LEED Green Associate, Associate Project Manager, About the Work

Gloria Lau, Senior Landscape Architect, Stantec

Malisa Mccreedy, AICP, Director of Transportation & Mobility, City of Gainesville, Florida

Michelle Ramos-Lopez, MPH, Program Manager, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Perry Sheffield, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Preventative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai