Who We Are

Leadership

BOARD OF DIRECTORS**

Patti Ragan, President & Founder 

Sue Dupre, Board Chair             

John Gill, PA, Vice Chair

Kevin Carmichael, Esq., Past Chair  

Scott Peisner, Treasurer

Wally BaldwinEsq., Secretary

Charles Carlon

Lucie Easley, DSW, LCSW

Patrick Harris                              

Pat Kelly

Dr. Lindsey Matheson

Ronna Phelps                      

HONORARY DIRECTORS
Jane Goodall PhD, DBE
 
Founder, Jane Goodall Institute 
& UN Messenger of Peace
 
Dr. Ian Singleton
Director Sumatran Orangutan
Conservation Programme, Indonesia





ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS 

Linda Brent, Ph.D.
Founder, Chimp Haven
 
Jocelyn Bezner, DVM 
Veterinarian, Save the Chimps 
 
Lori Perkins 
Chair, AZA Orangutan Species Survival Plan
  
Sarah T. Boysen, Ph.D.
Professor, The Ohio State University 

 
Melanie Bond
Orangutan Caregiver   (retired)
 
Robert Ingersoll
Project Nim


Jane Watkins
JR Watkins Public Relations
 
Eric Shroyer
Horticulturist 

 
Eric Stephens 
Director, Zoo Miami

Terri Hunnicutt 
Chimpanzee Caregiver

 
Dawn Siler-Nixon, Esq.
Ford & Harrison Employment Law

Ron Magill
Communications Director, Zoo Miami

Dr. Jill Mellen
Education & Science Director, Disney's Animal Kingdom

             

DIRECTORS  EMERITUS

Patrick Barthet, Esq.

Lynn Messner

Walter B. Olliff, Jr.

Ken Veneziano

Laura Jack

Sarah Smith

 **All are independent, voting members