About us

Our Team

Volunteers are the backbone of our Global Tree Initiative.

We are of different ages. We have varied backgrounds, skill sets, talents and education. What we share is a strong attitude of universal social responsibility.

Obrigado GTI Portugal!

Tendo passado um tempo significativo juntos, a equipa decidiu fazer uma pausa nas suas responsabilidades na GTI Portugal. Continuam o seu serviço e apoio a projetos ambientais e educativos em Portugal.

Uma carta do nosso Director Global, Hans Timpner

Como sabem, foi-me lançado este desafio de liderar a Global Tree Initiative, enquanto Director Global. Primeiro, quero agradecer a todos e todas pela energia e pelo trabalho que têm dedicado ao sucesso desta causa meriótia iniciada pelo Tenzin Ösel Hita, em 2019.

Core staff

Tenzin Ösel Hita
Founder, President, Chairman of the Board of Directors
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Bengu Fetzer
Project Coordinator

New Zealand / Turkey
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Francisca Gusmão
Project Specialist
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Valerie Ray
Treasurer

USA

Arnoud Smits
Communication Designer

The Netherlands

Hans Timpner
Global Coordinator Director, Regional Coordinator Aruba

Aruba / Australia / Germany
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Javier Torres Espino
Regional Coordinator Puerto Rico

We come from across the planet

Anna Colao
Consultant

United Kingdom
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Jacie Keeley
Consultant
Peter Kedge
Consultant

Canada / UK

Jill Lancashire & Mark Allaway
Regional Coordinators Australia
Matheus Pangracio Italiano
Regional Coordinator Brazil
Jérémy Arusi Adeba
Regional Coordinator Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo
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Emmanuelle Defresne
Regional Coordinator France
Marie Henry
Regional Coordinator France
Dipen Mehta
Regional Coordinator India
Lokendra Balasaria
Regional Coordinator India

India

Mrinalini Nigde
Regional Coordinator India
Marco Farina
Regional Coordinator Italy

Italy

Nathanael Shikongo
Regional Coordinator Namibia
Beth Pearsall
Regional Coordinator New Zealand

New Zealand

Imam Maiyaki
Regional Coordinator Nigeria
Katherine Peláez
Regional Coordinator Spain

Spain / Colombia
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Jennifer Coyne
Regional Coordinator United Kingdom

UK / Ireland

Rowena Field
Regional Coordinator United Kingdom
Inessa Slavski
Regional Coordinator Germany

Ukraine / Germany

Kat O'Lone
Regional Coordinator USA
Miss Bonnie McSquirrely
Official Mascot and Educator

Somewhere in a tree, USA
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Patty Rangel
Regional Coordinator CaliBaja

California, USA / Baja California, Mexico

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Jussa Kudherezera
Regional Coordinator Zimbabwe
Marie-Claire Miyaguchi
Translator French
Marilyn Magazin
Translator French
Julia Soeder
Translator German

Germany

Sophie Kaiser
Translator German
Manuel Vasquez
Translator Spanish
Klaus Hanemann
Translator

Germany

Ralph Doe
Interpreter French
Alan Keane
Social Media Support

USA

Brigitte Schaer
Social Media Support

Germany

Jennifer Troyan
Social Media Support
Vadim Kulmatetskiy
Social Media Support
Anita Saran
Editor / Proof Reader

India

John Castelloe
IT Consultant

USA

Ella Humphrey
Regional Coordinator

Brisbane, Australia

And a big THANK YOU to all who have helped us in the past!

Afonso Dinis, Portugal, Alejandra Boquete, USA/Argentina, Alexandra Hoyle, United Kingdom, Amanda Russell, USA, Anouk Burel, France, Anrich Bester, South Africa / Germany, Ariana Biren, Argentina, Bárbara Pedro, Portugal, Beatriz Dinis, Portugal, Cynthia Zak, USA/Argentina,  Deepthy Chandrashekhar, India, Fred van der Zee, Spain/Netherlands, Hermann Wittekopf, Germany, Inês Chaby, Portugal, Javi Peña, Spain, Jorge Robles, USA/Puerto Rico, Joseph Geglia, USA, Madalena Lopes, Portugal, Maria Cersosimo, USA/Argentina, Mer Stafford, USA, Sue Emonson, Australia, Stephanie Brennan, Australia, Tania Duratovic, Australia, Tiago Carrilho, Portugal, Tiago Jesus, Portugal, Vasco Valdez, Portugal, Ven. Kalden, Brazil, Ven. Sherab, France, Yaron Bahir, Israel