Go back to Our TeamLeanne SexsmithDirector, Strategic Programs and Partnerships, Real Estate Foundation of BC | Co-Director, Healthy Watersheds InitiativeLeanne leads REFBC’s learning and impact assessment strategies, along with key strategic programs and partnerships. She is Co-Director of the Healthy Watersheds Initiative, in partnership with Watersheds BC, and is providing key oversight and direction for grant funding, management, reporting and shared learning. Leanne is inspired by the dedicated people and organizations working across BC and beyond to support resilient, healthy communities and natural environments. She is committed to learning from and building on shared insights and experiences, with open-mindedness, adaptability and reciprocity. Leanne has over 20 years experience in community development, sustainable land use planning, and community grants, and brings a thoughtful, collaborative approach to grantmaking and community partnerships. She is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (RPP) and has an MA in Community and Regional Planning from the University of BC (SCARP).