Who We Are

Leadership


2014-2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS**


Patti Ragan, President & Founder

Sue Dupre, Board Chair                            

Kevin Carmichael, Esq., Past Chair

Scott Peisner, Treasurer

Wally BaldwinEsq., Secretary        

Charles Carlon

Lucie Easley, DSW, LCSW

John Gill, PA

Patrick Harris

Laura Jack                                            

Pat Kelly  

Dr. Lindsey Matheson                               

Sarah K. Smith

Betsy Swart, PhD


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
 
Dr. Terry Maple 
Consultant & Author of Orangutan Behavior

 
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              

 

DIRECTORS  EMERITUS

Patrick Barthet, Esq.

Lynn Messner

Walter B. Olliff, Jr.

Ken Veneziano 

 **All are independent, voting members