Forest ReLeaf of Missouri’s mission is to enrich communities by growing and planting trees through the power of people and partnerships.

This effort supports our vision of a more resilient tree canopy in Missouri’s communities that supports healthy people, healthy habitats and a healthy planet.

Meet Our Staff

Meridith McAvoy Perkins

Executive Director​

Jake Roeckle​

Nursery Manager​

Ellen Sulser ​

Volunteer Coordinator​

Billy Haag​

Forestry Manager​

Amy Klein​

Development & Marketing Manager​

Rebecca Hankins​

Partnerships Manager​

Dan Billman

Nursery Specialist

Glore Ruiz

Equity and Engagement Specialist

Emily Halpin

Office Manager

Alex Yentumi

Summer Canopy Crew Lead

Board of Trustees

Jason Pratte,  President
Forestry Manager, St. Louis County Parks

Joni Ott, Vice President
Retired Attorney

John Moller, Treasurer; Finance Committee Chair
Retired Financial Advisor

Tim Brunsman, Operations Committee Chair
Parks and Recreation Manager, Richmond Heights

Christopher Erker
Partner, Polsinelli

Tom Jacobs
Environmental Program Director, Mid-America Regional Council

Alan Jankowski
Forestry Commission, City of St. Louis

Almetta Jordan
Natural Resources Manager, Missouri State Parks


Danny Moncheski, Education Committee Chair
Account Executive, Site One Landscape

Aisha Muhammad, Ex Officio
Community Forester, Missouri Department of Conservation

Cindy M. Lewis
Senior Vice President, Commerce Trust Company

George Satkowski
Assistant Vice President, Enterprise

Mary Sherfy, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair
Retired, Marketing Professional

Jesse Stuart, Development and Marketing Committee Chair
Director of Operations, Crispy Edge

Sheila S. Voss
Director of Communication, Good Food Institute

Kara Ward
Associate Administrator, Barnes Jewish Hospital

Annual Report