Board

David ForsellPresident
David Forsell
President
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
David Forsell is President of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., (KIB), a private, non-profit organization that engages diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. In his role, David oversees more than 90 full, part-time, and seasonal staff. In 2011, KIB coordinated more than 600 community improvement projects with the help of more than 40,000 volunteers, including 8,000 Eli Lilly employees for their annual Global Day of Service. KIB’s signature program is NeighborWoods, which has planted more than 30,000 1” caliper trees in Indianapolis over the past five years. KIB ensures the trees’ care through neighborhood and community-based partnerships, and through its Youth Tree Team program. In 2012, 80 youth helped care for more than 10,000 trees.  In addition to being Board Chairman of the National Alliance for Community Trees, David is a delegate to the national organization CEOs for Cities and a consultant to Keep America Beautiful. He also serves on the steering committee for the local Reconnecting to Our Waterways collective, the advisory board of the Butler University Center for Urban Ecology, and IUPUI’s sustainability advisory committee. David and his wife Shannon live in the Watson McCord neighborhood of Indianapolis with their chocolate lab Rowdy, and their cat Hank.
Scott JamiesonVice President
Scott Jamieson
Vice President Corporate Partnerships and National Recruiting
Bartlett Tree Experts
Scott grew up among the Lake Michigan dunes in Gary, Indiana, where he gained an appreciation for the intersection of urban issues, trees and environmental conservation. He applies those insights as a Vice President with Bartlett Tree Experts, an international tree care firm with 100 offices in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. He leads Bartlett’s national recruiting and corporate partnerships, with a charge to both expand the company’s circle of public, industry, private and nonprofit partners and attract new talent. He also heads the Bartlett Inventory Solutions team in providing innovative and technologically advanced tree management plans to clients across the country. Scott holds a BS from Purdue University, an MS from Michigan State University, and an MBA from DePaul University’s Kellstadt School of Business. He is married and has two children.
Maitreyi RoyTreasurer
Maitreyi Roy
Executive Director
Bartram's Garden
Maitreyi Roy was appointed Executive Director at Bartram’s Garden in September 2012. Prior to that, she served for 19 years as SeniorVice President for Programs at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), overseeing its nationally recognized urban greening program, Philadelphia Green, its education programs and its state and national greening initiatives. Maitreyi oversaw PHS’s efforts in utilizing horticulture to build community and improve the quality of life in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and downtown public spaces. Key programs and initiatives include: Philadelphia Green’s vacant land management initiative that is funded by the City of Philadelphia and is now recognized as a national model; City Harvest a unique collaboration that joins community gardeners, food cupboards and inmates at the Philadelphia Prison and provides low income families with access to fruits and vegetables; tree planting initiatives in the city and region as part of TreeVitalize; stormwater landscapes with the Philadelphia Water Department; and the Parks Revitalization Project which is a citywide effort conducted in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation to take back neighborhood parks from decades of neglect and abuse and transform them into treasured assets that serve the larger community. Maitreyi is a landscape architect by training and was selected as a 2007 Eisenhower Fellow to travel to urban centers in Spain, Germany, Belgium, France and Ireland in spring 2007 to study best practices in urban open space policies, planning standards and landscape design.
Danielle Crumrine

Secretary
Danielle Crumrine
Executive Director
Tree Pittsburgh

Over the past decade, Danielle has worked in various capacities in the Pittsburgh environmental community. She helped to launch PA CleanWays of Allegheny in 2000 where she was the founding Board President and long-time Executive Director. In addition, she is a leader in the Urban Ecology Collaborative where she helped to lead such projects as MERGE: Methods to Engage Residents and Grassroots in the Environment, the Green Forum, and the first-ever Three Rivers Bioneers Conference. Danielle is a member of the Clean Water Advisory Committee for Allegheny County and is President of the Board for Grow Pittsburgh as well as a board member for Gemini Children’s Theater. She is a graduate of Duquesne University where she received a B.A. in 1996 and a M.S. in Education in 2002. The Tree Pittsburgh Board of Directors hired her in 2007 to establish the organization, and she describes the role as her “greatest and most enjoyable” challenge yet.

Board Members:

Samuel BishopSamuel Bishop, II
Director of Education
Trees New York
Sam Bishop has been Director of Education at Trees New York since 2005. During this time, he has developed and introduced new technologies to the education programs, and increased annual participation in the Citizen Pruner course 100%+ in four years. He also teaches urban forestry at The New School, as well as courses on urban trees at the New York Botanical Garden. Sam is a ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist. He received a law degree from New England School of Law and a BA from Drew University.

Burnell FischerBurnell “Burney” C. Fischer, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor, School of Public & Environmental Affairs; Co-Director, Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis
Indiana University
Burnell “Burney” Fischer is currently Clinical Professor and Director, Undergraduate Programs, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University — Bloomington (IUB). SPEA is the #2 ranked public policy school in the US (US News and World Report) and the undergraduate program has over 1500 students majoring in one of 4 degree programs. At SPEA he annually teaches Urban Forest Management to seniors and masters students (30+ students) for which is has been awarded teaching grants as well as recognitions for teaching success. Dr. Fischer grew up in the Chicago area and witnessed the Dutch Elm disease disaster of the 1960’s. He was the State Forester and Director of the Indiana Division of Forestry from 1990–2005 and has been active in urban forestry since the 1990’s when he became chair of the National Association of State Foresters Urban Forestry Committee and then represented NASF as a member of NUCFAC for a three year term. He is vice president of the Indiana Urban Forest Council, the Indiana statewide urban forestry nonprofit. He is a member of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA Advisory Committee.
Mark BuscainoMark Buscaino
Executive Director
Casey Trees
Mark Buscaino is the Executive Director for Casey Trees, a non-profit dedicated to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the Nation’s Capital.  Mark began his career in 1983 as a forestry program volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Benin, West Africa. Since then, he has held several positions including: Deputy Project Manager for the Urban Forest and Education Program in New York City; Chief Forester for the District of Columbia Urban Forestry Administration and; National Director for the USDA Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program in Washington, DC.  Mark is an ISA Certified Arborist; member of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee; the Montgomery County Forest Conservation Advisory Committee, and; Board Member for the Alliance for Community Trees. Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Maine/Orono; a Master of Science in Forest Management/Silviculture at SUNY-Syracuse, and; a graduate certificate from the Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program.
Nancy HughesNancy Hughes
Executive Director
California Urban Forests Council
Nancy Hughes’s career in urban and community forestry stems back to her love of the natural world and to horticultural work begun in college. During that time Hughes also co-founded and led, as a board member then executive director, San Diego People for Trees, a nonprofit organization addressing green infrastructure issues in greater San Diego. Her efforts and influence helped see the planting of over 30,000 trees through community-based projects, while working with elected officials to address policy for long-term positive change. In 2005 Nancy began work with The California Urban Forests Council (CaUFC). As Executive Director, she has worked with board leadership to transform the organization towards a new focus on advocacy; participating locally with seven regional councils and addressing policy issues and opportunities with Sacramento decision makers and elected. officials
Karen JenkinsKaren Jenkins
Executive Director
Savannah Tree Foundation 
Karen joined the board of the Savannah Tree Foundation in 2009 after supporting and volunteering with the organization for several years. She made the transition to Director in January 2011. Karen brings to the Savannah Tree Foundation a strong background in natural resource management, including her MS degree from the University of Washington’s College of Forest Resources. She is a graduate of Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, and served three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Madagascar. Karen is a LEED Green Associate.
Greg LevineGreg Levine
Co-Executive Director and Chief Program Officer
Trees Atlanta
Greg Levine planted his first tree, a purple leafed Japanese maple, when he was just five years of age. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. In 1995 he left an L.A. firm where much of his time was spent on tree removal plans, to happily go to work for the National Arboretum in Washington, DC. Following his time there, he was hired as Volunteer Coordinator for Trees Atlanta. Now a certified arborist and Program Director, Greg has had the opportunity to create and develop several programs including NeighborWoods, Forest Restoration, Neighborhood Arboreta, the BeltLine Arboretum and many education programs. He helped to write Trees Atlanta’ Forest Restoration Manual and was recently selected as one of Atlanta Homes magazine’s “Emerging Talent — Twenty Under Forty.”
Kemba ShakurKemba Shakur
Executive Director
Urban Releaf
Kemba is the Founder and Director of Urban Releaf, an urban forestry nonprofit responsible for the planting and caring of an estimated 16,000 trees in low-income East Bay communities. She founded Urban Releaf 14 years ago, guiding it to success by abiding by two key principles–creating a more beautiful community where residents take pride in where they live, and offering opportunities for at-risk youth and unemployed adults to gain marketable skills. Kemba is also engaged in the 31 Green Street Research & Demonstration Project, an integration of tree planting, community outreach and the scientific benefits of trees as they relate to air, water, and energy. She is working on a children’s book titled, “A Tree Grows in Oakland.”
Patrick A SheaPatrick A. Shea
Private Practicing Attorney & Associate Research Professor of Biology, University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
Patrick A. Shea is the principal of Patrick A. Shea, P.C., a firm specializing in business, development, government, and environmental law. Patrick holds a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.A. from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Harvard. His career includes both public and private legal experience in Salt Lake City, UT and Washington, DC. In 1997, President Clinton named him National Director of the Bureau of Land Management in the Department of the Interior. In 1999, he was named Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals. Patrick also represents the University of Utah’s Department of Physics in implementing an international high-energy particle physics experiment, and is an Adjunct Professor of agronomy at Kansas State University with a particular focus on native grasses.
Barry WardBarry Ward
Executive Director
Trees For Houston
Barry Ward has been the Executive Director of Trees For Houston since 2008, having worked in cultural and resource preservation for the better part of 25 years prior to his current appointment. In his current position, he manages a planting operation that grows, plants, and maintains tens of thousands of trees in public spaces each year throughout southeast Texas.