Board of Directors
Executive Board Members
City of Newport
Scott Wheeler is the Superintendent of Parks, Grounds, and Forestry for the City of Newport Public Services Department. Scott is an ISA Certified Arborist, a Licensed RI Arborist, and a Certified Pesticide Applicator. Scott is Chair of the Portsmouth Tree Commission and serves as an advisor to the Newport Tree Conservancy. Scott lives in Portsmouth RI with his wife Cynthia.
UMass Stockbridge School
Kristina Bezanson focuses on sustainable landscape management and design and municipal arboriculture. Kristina is an ISA BCMA, Municipal Specialist, TRAQ, and a Massachusetts Certified Arborist. Kristina is the program advisor and lecturer for the A.S. in Arboriculture and Community Forest Management degree at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst and the online certificate in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry with the Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass, Amherst. Kristina works part-time with Garden & Forest Consulting, focusing on sustainable horticulture and tree risk management.
City of Cambridge
Dave is the City Forester for the City of Cambridge as well as the City of Cambridge Tree Warden.
Rich has been in the industry for over 20 years, and is a Board Certified Master Arborist as well as a Massachusetts Certified Arborist and Connecticut Licensed Arborist.
Sean is the Manager of Vegetation Management at Eversouce. He lives in Connecticut.
Staff, Executive Director
Heather Leff is owner of Association Management Group, LLC (AMG). AMG is an association management company. The New England Chapter ISA has been a client since April 2011.