Governance

CCF’s governance members are selected for their commitment to CCF’s mission. Each Board of Director member brings years of professional experience in a wide array of fields all contributing to the long term health of the global organization. U.S. Trustees, serving in an advisory capacity, devote countless volunteer hours dedicated to furthering CCF’s mission and causes.

Through transparency, fiscal responsibility, and accountability CCF’s Boards of Directors are helping to ensure the organization is sustainable.

Namibia Board Of Trustees

  • Mr. Charles Bodenstein

    Chair Emeritus

  • Mike Hill

    Chairman

  • Amb. Leonard Iipumbu

  • Jane Katjavivi

    Vice-Chairman

  • Mary Kruger

  • Laurie L. Marker, DPhil.

    Executive Director and Founder of CCF

  • Dr. Jock Orford

  • Tjama Tjivikua


International Scientific Board Of Advisors

  • Mr. Karl Ammann

    Conservationist and Wildlife Photographer, Kenya

  • Christine Breitenmoser-Würtzen, PhD.

    Co-Chair, IUCN’s CAT Specialist Group

  • Bruce Brewer, PhD.

    General Manager (1998 – Present), Head of Bushblok Project

  • Scott B. Citino, DVM, Diplomate ACZM

    Veterinarian White Oak Conservation Center, Rhino Foundation Scientific Advisory Board

  • 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 of Cheetah and Wild Dog Rangewide Program

  • Dr. Susie Ellis

    Executive Director, International Rhino Foundation

  • Kathy Gervais, DVM

    Veterinarian, San Francisco Animal Medical Center

  • 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 of Wildlife Conservation Network, Director of 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

  • Margarita Woc Colburn, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian, Nashville Zoo

  • Martine J. Work, MD, DrPH

    President, Foundation for Human Rabies Education and Eradication (FHREE)


Australia Board of Directors

  • Laurie L. Marker, DPhil.

  • Kathleen Ager

  • Jamie Bonnar

  • Jaimee Foote/Button

  • Michelle Lloyd

  • Jayson Mc Donald

  • Steven Prassas

  • Chris Stitt

  • Chris Stomo

  • Ruth Wetter


Canada Board of Directors

  • Angela Chan

    Secretary

  • Patricia Elias

    Director at Large

  • Marie-Claude Erian

    Treasurer

  • Carolyn Farquhar

    Chair and President

  • Deb Gray

    Director at Large


France Board of Directors

  • Christian BARBAUD

    President

    Current Term: 2021 - Present

  • Catherine EBBS-PERIN

    Vice President

    Current Term: 2021 - Present

  • Michel COUBARD

    Treasurer

    Current Term: 2021 - Present

  • Carine SCHMIDLIN

    Secretary

    Current Term: 2021 - Present

  • Patrice AUBRY

    Current Term: 2021 - Present

  • Stephanie DI MATTIA

    Current Term: 2021 - Present

  • Frank MAIRE

    Current Term: 2021 - Present


Italy Board of Directors

  • Betty von Hoenning O'Carroll

    President

    Start Date: 2015

  • Dr. Vet. Maurizio Ritorto

    Vice President

    Start Date: 2019

  • Roberta Olivieri

    Secretary

    Start Date: 2021

  • Raffaella Giavazzi

    Treasurer

    Start Date: 2019

  • Laura Gozzi

    Councilor

    Start Date: 2021

  • Andrea Meggiorin

    Councilor

    Start Date: 2021


United Kingdom Board of Trustees

  • Phillip Wale

    Chair

  • Jane Galton PhD

  • Trevor Bolton

  • Carole Nickolson

    Treasurer

  • Peter Jarman

  • Giles Clark


United States of America Board of Directors

  • Laurie L. Marker, DPhil.

    Founder and Executive Director

  • Sherry Atterbury

    Start Date: 2020

  • Dan Beringer

    Secretary

    Start Date: 2007

  • Brooks Browne

    Start Date: 2007

  • Sally Davidson

    Start Date: 2017

  • Steven Eklund

    Start Date: 2021

  • Alan Feldstein

    Start Date: 2021

  • Polly Horton Hix

    Start Date: 2011

  • Susan Janin

    Chair

    Start Date: 2017

  • Marisa Katnić

    Start Date: 2016

  • Richard Kopcho

    Start Date: 2011

  • Elizabeth Marquart

    Start Date: 2018

  • Stephen O'Brien, PhD

    Chair Emeritus

    Start Date: 2005

  • Robert Schultz

    Start Date: 2022

  • Roswitha Smale, PhD

    Start Date: 2017

  • Janet Waggoner

    Treasurer

    Start Date: 2022


United States of America Advisory Board of Trustees

  • Jackie Asheeke

    Start Date: 2021

  • Eric Berman

    Start Date: 2020

  • Christy Bidstrup

    Start Date: 2014

  • Mary Josie Blanchard

    Start Date: 2014

  • Walt Bodley

    Start Date: 2021

  • Gary Boire

    Start Date: 2020

  • Melanie Brooks-Weiss

    Start Date: 2014

  • John Carver

    Start Date: 2013

  • Helen Chaikovsky

    Start Date: 2023

  • Candice Clough

    Start Date: 2013

  • Christian Dietrich

    Start Date: 2020

  • Jim Dougherty

    Start Date: 2021

  • Carolyn Farquhar

    Start Date: 2013

  • Andreas Freund

    Start Date: 2016

  • Jane Galton

    Start Date: 2015

  • Nina Gibson

    Start Date: 2017

  • Peter Gros

    Start Date: 2020

  • Mike Helms

    Start Date: 2021

  • Patricia Klitgaard

    Start Date: 2008

  • Kathleen LaMattina

    Start Date: 2018

  • Nancy Lang

    Start Date: 2013

  • Vance Martin

    Start Date: 2018

  • Susan McCord

    Start Date: 2020

  • Laura Nachbur

    Start Date: 2021

  • Wanda Nesbitt

    Start Date: 2020

  • Sara Nichols

    Start Date: 2017

  • Ann Passer

    Start Date: 2016

  • Linda Pauer

    Start Date: 2020

  • Olga Pierce

    Start Date: 2015

  • Steven Quarles

    Start Date: 2020

  • Suzi Rapp

    Start Date: 2011

  • Allison Ravano

    Start Date: 2015

  • Adina Savin

    Start Date: 2018

  • Katherine Snowden

    Start Date: 2020

  • Angela Weisskopf

    Start Date: 2007

  • Richard Wiese

    Start Date: 2012

  • Drew Willison

    Start Date: 2018

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