Board of Directors &
Namibia Board Of Trustees
Mr. Charles Bodenstein
(Chairman Emeritus) Lawyer
CEO, B2Gold Mine (Retired)
(Chairman) HR and Business Specialist
Amb. Leonard Iipumbu
CEO, Agribank, Namibia
CEO, University of Namibia publishing
Business Woman (retired)
Laurie L. Marker, DPhil.
Executive Director and Founder of CCF
Dr. Jock Orford
Gynecologist and Conservationist
Rector, Namibian University of Science and Technology
USA Board of Directors
Polly Horton Hix
International Scientific Board Of Advisors
Mr. Karl Ammann
Conservationist and Wildlife Photographer, Kenya
Christine Breitenmoser-Würtzen, PhD.
Co-Char, IUCN’s CAT Specialist Group
Bruce Brewer, PhD.
General Manager (1998 to present) and also runs the CCF Bushblok project
Scott B. Citino, DVM, Diplomate ACZM
Veterinarian White Oak Conservation Center, Rhino Foundation Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Ray Coppinger
Professor Emeritus, Hampshire College, and Founder of the Livestock Guarding Dog Program, USA
Adrienne E. Crosier, PhD.
Cheetah Manager and Reproductive Physiologist at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park
Amy Dickman, Phd.
Ruaha Carnivore Project Director, Senior Research Fellow Oxford University, James Marsh Professor-at-Large Vermont University
Dr. Sarah Durant
Tanzania Cheetah Project Director, London Zoological Society and the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Wildlife Conservation Society. Director Cheetah and Wild Dog Rangewide program.
Dr. Susie Ellis
Executive Director, International Rhino Foundation
Past Cheetah Species Coordinator for the American Zoo and Aquarium Association’s Species Survival Plan, and Director of Animal Collections, St. Louis Zoological Park
Jacques Kaandorp, DVM
Chief Veterinarian Safaripark Beekse Bergen
Director Wildlife COnservation Network. Director, Okapi Project
Prof. David Macdonald
Director, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Oxford University
Laurie L. Marker, DPhil.
Founder and Executive Director of CCF
Europe Cheetah Species Coordinator for the Northern African Cheetah
Dr. Gus Mills
Carnivore Specialist, South African Parks
Suzan Murray, DVM
National Zoo Chief Veterinarian and Head of the Department of Animal Health, Giant Panda SSP, Kori Bustard SSP, Lion SSP, Komodo Dragon SSP
Dr. Sanjayan Muttulingam
Lead Scientist at the Nature Conservancy, US.
Dr. Stephen O’Brien
Chief Scientific Officer Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics St. Petersburg State University
Ms. Cindy Olson
Conservationist, Specialist in Iran
Karen A. Terio, DVM, PhD., Diplomate ACVP
University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Gombe Stream Research Centre, Serengeti Lion Project, Advisor to AZA’s Cheetah SSP, Taxon Advisory Group, Chimpanzee SSP, and Great Ape Heart Project
Dr. Alex Travis
Director of the Cornell Center for Wildlife Conservation, Associate Director, Environment, for the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
Professor of Biology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Dr. Tim Wacher
Wildlife Biologist, Zoological Society of London
Dr. David Wildt
Reproductive Pathologist, Senior Scientist at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo, and the Conservation and Research Center