Executive Director: Melanie Rose


Melanie brings a proven track-record in philanthropy with 18 years of
experience, working in support of environmental causes.
Melanie spent 10 years with Evergreen, the visionary charity behind
the innovative social enterprise, Evergreen Brick Works. At Evergreen,
Melanie led the corporate partnerships team, convening creative
cross-sector partnerships with some of Canada’s largest corporations,
in support of Evergreen’s national programs. Melanie’s experience building non-profit capacity and providing non-profit consulting has included work with the Water Docs Film Festival and Toronto Rehab Foundation, and participation in 2 capital campaigns. Contact Melanie at


Programs Director: Beatriz Gomez


Beatriz Gomez is Oakvillegreen’s Program Director. Beatriz has Masters degrees in Water Management and Education and has designed and delivered environmental education and outreach programs for a variety of audiences in three different countries. Contact Beatriz to: 1. Book an environmental presentation for your school or community group. 2. Register for an OCA Youth Stewardship event or workshop. 3. Inquire about how we can help you to plant trees/shrubs/pollinator gardens in your schoolyard. Beatriz’ email is:




Manager, Community and School Engagement: Anelia Tichkova

Anelia holds a Master’s degree in Geography and Landscape Ecology from Sofia University and a Masters in Education from Fairfield University. She is an Ontario Certified Teacher and a National Geographic Certified Educator. Having combined her scientific and teaching skills, she has pursued opportunities in both non-profit and educational sectors that would allow her to spread environmental awareness and love for nature through everything she does. Embracing over 12 years of experience in delivery of environmental programs Anelia is active in her community and has developed a wide range of successful community engagement and capacity building experiences. Contact Anelia at

Volunteer and Fundraising Coordinator: Tory Kenny

Tory holds a B. Comm from Ryerson University and she is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Certificate in Community and Social Services Management from Mohawk College. In 2018 Tory launched Zero Waste Hamilton – a resource for Hamilton residents to reduce waste and share knowledge. Tory is also a founding member of EcoHamilton, a collective of businesses and individuals cultivating an eco-conscious community. By contributing her experience in volunteer relations, project management and as a public educator, Tory will help support Oakvillegreen’s community of volunteers and donors. Outside of work, school, and community commitments, Tory enjoys trying new foods, gardening, baking, getting outdoors, and training her Golden Retriever puppy, Pickle. You can always find Tory with her hands a bit dirty – whether it’s soil, caulking, paint, or pottery clay – and a smile on her face.  Contact Tory at