Board of Directors &
Scientific Advisors

Namibia Board Of Trustees

Mr. Charles Bodenstein
(Chairman Emeritus) Lawyer

Marc Dawe
CEO, B2Gold Mine (Retired)

Mike Hill
(Chairman) HR and Business Specialist

Amb. Leonard Iipumbu
CEO, Agribank, Namibia

Jane Katjavivi
CEO, University of Namibia publishing

Mary Kruger
Business Woman (retired)

Laurie L. Marker, DPhil.
Executive Director and Founder of CCF

Dr. Jock Orford
Gynecologist and Conservationist

Tjama Tjivikua
Rector, Namibian University of Science and Technology

USA Board of Directors

Dan Beringer

Brooks Browne

Helen Chaikovsky

Sally Davidson

James Dougherty

Polly Horton Hix

Susan Janin

Marisa Katnić
CCF SoCal Chapter Leader, Conservationist

Richard Kopcho 

Laurie L. Marker, DPhil. 
(Founder and Executive Director)

Elizabeth Marquart
Real Estate Agent

Sara Nichols 

Margery A. Nicolson
Biochemist, educator and environmentalist

Stephen O’Brien, PhD

Roswitha Smale, PhD


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

Jack Grisham
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

John Lukas
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

Sean McKeown
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

Scott Turner
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