Staff & Board

Staff

  • Sunday Harrison
    Executive Director
    sunday (at) greenthumbsto.org
  • Naomi Benoist
    Administrative Coordinator
    naomi (at) greenthumbsto.org
  • Polina Malkin
    Volunteer and Membership Co-ordinator
    volunteers (at) greenthumbsto.org
  • Vacant
    Youth Program Co-ordinator
  • Vacant
    Garden and Food Educator (Children’s Program)

Board of Directors 2017

  • Hélène St. Jacques
    President
  • Prateeksha Singh
    Treasurer
  • Todd Irvine
    Secretary
  • Susan Blagg
  • Matthew Callahan
  • Jeremy Runnalls
  • Susan Jagger
  • June Komisar
  • Jennifer Nguyen
  • Melana Roberts

 

Staff Bios

Sunday Harrison

Executive Director
Sunday Harrison, aside from her role as founder and Executive Director of GTGK, is also an experienced landscape gardener, working on private properties before starting Green Thumbs Growing Kids. She has a Landscape Architecture certificate from Ryerson University and contributes to knowledge-building in urban gardening, including green roofs, food gardening, landscaping with native plants, organic pest control, composting and rainwater catchment. She recently graduated from York University with a Masters in Environmental Studies and concurrent Graduate Diploma in Environmental and Sustainability Education. Educating for climate change and learning to live in harmony with the earth's capacity is her passion.

Naomi Benoist

Administrative Coordinator
Naomi Benoist has two diplomas from George Brown College; Business Accounting and Community Work. In 2016, her love of working with children, education and nature led her to become an intern at Green Thumbs. As a student, Naomi co-facilitated children’s educational gardening programs and assisted with program evaluations. Since working at Green Thumbs, she has become a member of her local community garden using the skills she derived as an intern. In her current position, Naomi blends her accounting, technical and analytical skills with her community worker talents to support Green Thumbs’ back office.

Polina Malkin

Volunteer & Membership Coordinator
Polina has a background in Customer Service, Administration and Graphic Design. She loves everything nature and outdoorsy. She is passionate about school garden education, care and respect for the environment and healthy nutrition. She is always looking to create an interesting and unique volunteering experience with Green Thumbs.