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Our Core Team

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Sarah Queblatin is a regenerative solutions designer weaving advocacy, non-profit management, and consultancy experiences in environmental education, cultural heritage, peacebuilding, and humanitarian assistance for the last 20  years. After responding to conflict and natural disasters in the Philippines, she was inspired to form Green Releaf to support community leaders in regenerative solutions after emergencies. She also serves as a consultant on ecovillage and permaculture design for development.

 

Sarah’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences at the Ateneo de Manila University and masteral units on Expressive Arts for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding at the European Graduate School. She received her training on Ecovillage Design Education with Gaia Education and generated experience on ecovillage development while working on the UN coordination and representation of the Global Ecovillage Network. She has a certificate on Permaculture for Development with the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute with a merit diploma on Disaster and War Relief, and a Permaculture Design Certificate with Green Warrior Permaculture and the Philippine Permaculture Association.

 

While working in environmental education and interfaith peace building, Sarah became

passionate about indigenous and spiritual ecology. She is a member of the United Religions Initiative's Environmental Resource Network, a GreenFaith fellow, and member of the Inter-Religious Climate and Ecology Network. She holds a Certificate in Ecospyshology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. 


In 2012, Sarah received the Next Generation Award by the Arts and Healing Network for her creative work with communities for environmental education and peacebuilding. Her practices in transformative arts and regenerative development inspire her to use creativity as a restorative tool in designing whole systems for resilience.

Co-Founder | Executive Director

SARAH QUEBLATIN

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Terence Osorio is a justice and peace worker whose activism dates back to college days and nurtured by various engagements over the years with civil society organizations doing advocacy work on human rights and environmental rights, peacebuilding, and facilitating organizational development. This includes working as regional coordinator of the Hong Kong-based Asian Center for the Progress of Peoples.  She brings her rich experience of coordination and networking at both national and regional levels, as well as her module writing and documentation skills, into her role in Green Releaf.

 

Terence did her master’s degree in Social Services and Development at the Asian Social Institute a few years after she left religious life.  Her exposure to marginalized communities during her years as a religious and church worker, however, developed in her a strong bias for capacity-building, formation/training and development, and research.  Terence also has her bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service, a certificate in Religious Studies and masteral units in Fiscal Studies.

 

After a much-needed sabbatical in 2015-2016 and the release of Laudato Si (Pope Francis’ encyclical), Terence decided to focus on care for the earth and found particular resonance with regenerative solutions for the wholistic and holistic development of peoples and the earth.

 

Grounded in a firm belief that “everything is everywhere” and “as within so without”, Terence tries to exemplify in her own life what it means to co-create with the Universe.  She is passionate about helping both individuals and collective in their inner journey, and bringing the gifts of this journey to the service of others and the planet.

Co-Founder | Programs and Operations Director

TERENCE OSORIO

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Arthur’s passion for ecological sustainability, responsible waste management, and clean energy, inspired him to co-found Green Releaf. He leads the crucial legal registration of the organization through the complex government regulatory compliance for non profit organizations. He lends his financial wisdom as Finance Director, guiding Green Releaf’s grant funds management and reporting, sharing his insights on fundraising, and co-creating its design to become a social enterprise.

His corporate background comes from diverse industries and roles. He was a financial analyst of a manufacturing company and an export manager of a handicraft company in Thailand, to name a few. Today, he concurrently runs a real estate marketing and brokerage firm and manages private trust funds. He regularly supports and collaborates with fundraising and environmental conservation initiatives.


He believes change starts from one’s self and one’s immediate neighborhood, so he is also active in a homeowners association in his building. As a regenerative land management advocate, he dreams of conserving land for reforestation. He follows a spiritual path with meditation and energy healing.  


Arthur has a business degree from Ateneo De Naga University. Naga City, Philippines.

Co-Founder | Finance Director

ARTHUR BAGALACSA

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Jaffari Abdulwahab is a Maranao peacebuilder from Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. He is passionate about education, youth leadership, and peacebuilding.

 

As a youth leaderl, he served as Vice President of the Muslim - Christian Peacemakers Association of Tala in Caloocan City and engaged in youth led actions on interfaith peacebuilding. After the Marawi siege in 2016, he co-founded Kalilintad (which means Peace in Maranao), an initiative composed of teachers & young professionals from Marawi aiming to bridge cultural gaps, conflict resolution, and education about the effects of Islamaphobia and stereotyping.

Jaffari received his Permaculture Design Certificate in 2017 with Green Warrior Permaculture as Green Releaf’s Community Engagement Coordinator in support of Marawi IDPs after the siege. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Filipino at the Mindanao State University - Marawi and a Certificate in Professional Teaching at the St. Michael’s College - Iligan City, to enhance his previous years of teaching experience.

 

Regeneration work with Green Releaf combined with teaching and peacebuilding, inspired more purpose in his life to serve the people.

Community Engagement Coordinator (Marawi)

JAFFARI ABDULWAHAB

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Gumay is a passionate advocate and lover of culture and nature. As an indigenous member of the Belwang tribe of Sadanga, Mountain Province, Gumay is active in serving others and wants to promote the unique tradition and culture of her people.

 

As a student at Saint Louis University in Baguio City, Benguet, Gumay joined the BIBAK (Benguet, Ifugao, Bontoc Mountain Province, Apayao and Kalinga provinces) organization  promoting camaraderie, the bridging of cultural gaps, and peace among fellow Cordillerans - the region where the ethnic groups of these provinces belong. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

 

Her job with Green Releaf in Kalinga is her first after graduation and she feels blessed to be part of a team that promotes practices close to her indigenous ways. As assistant to the lead facilitators during community workshops, she translates and bridges learning for the community. At the same time, she gathers new learnings through her participation in different workshops and activities representing Green Releaf.

 

Gumay incorporates her passion for storytelling and her natural talents in photography to promote nature and peace in her work with community.

Community Engagement Coordinator (Kalinga)

HARRIET GUMAY TENDA

Our Facilitating Team

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Our Facilitating Team is composed of gardeners, artists, community workers, activists, and advocates who believe in whole systems and regenerative solutions.

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