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Leadership

Wes Sechrest, Ph.D.

CHIEF SCIENTIST & CEO

Russell Mittermeier, Ph.D.

Chief conservation officer

Alex Quintero

CHIEF operating officer

Penny Langhammer, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President of Science and Strategy

Field and Science Programs

Barney Long, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Species Conservation
Jennifer Luedtke

Jennifer Luedtke

manager of iucn red list assessments
Matt Foster

Matt Foster

Director of Wildlands Priorities
Dirck Byler

Dirck Byler

Great Ape Conservation Director
Rebecca Kormos

Rebecca Kormos, Ph.D.

Senior Associate
Andrew Snyder

Andrew Snyder, Ph.D.

Science Program Officer

Carrie Stengel

data and metrics manager

Anthony Rylands, Ph.D.

primate conservation director

Lina M. Valencia, Ph.D.

colombia conservation officer

Mike Appleton

director of protected area management

Kelsey Neam

Biodiversity Assessments Coordinator

Chris Jordan, Ph.D.

central america and tropical andes coordinator
Lauren Warr

Lauren Naylor Warr

AMPHIBIAN RED LIST AUTHORITY PROGRAM OFFICER
Andrew Tilker

Andrew Tilker

Asian Species Officer
Harmony Patricio, Ph.D

Harmony Patricio, Ph.D.

Freshwater Fish Conservation Program Manager

Jim Sanderson, Ph.D.

program manager of wild cat conservation
Mary Brown

Mary Brown

Conservation Partnerships Coordinator

James Slade

wildlife crime prevention officer
Byron Swift

Byron Swift

Senior Advisor to Wildlands
Rodrigo Medeiros, Senior Brazil Associate

Rodrigo Medeiros

Senior Brazil Associate

Marketing and Communications

Robin D. Moore, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Digital Content and Media

Lindsay Renick Mayer

Director of Media Relations
Arnelle Lozada

Arnelle Lozada

Senior Manager of Influencer & Social Engagement
Devin Murphy

Devin Murphy

Senior Communications Specialist

Operations

Reagan Steppe

director of finance

Laura Stewart

Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships

Maria Christina Wurschy

Development Officer
Laura J. Kay

Laura J. Kay

outreach and events director
Tinisha Cropped

Tinisha Hancock, Ph.D.

GRANTS AND OPERATIONS MANAGER

Ella Outlaw

executive assistant

Jill Lucena

office manager

Ana Denman

operations assistant
Jessica Argubright

Jessica Argubright

Operations Associate