James Lewis

Hooked on wildlife conservation when growing up in Africa, James has spent his career focusing on strategic approaches to addressing conservation challenges.

Born in the UK but raised on three continents, James has firsthand experience in a range of conservation arenas. Before joining Rainforest Trust, James worked as the operations director for the Amphibian Survival Alliance, helping to build the world’s largest partnership dedicated to amphibian conservation.

Although originally a field ecologist, James has spent time working on a number of domestic and international conservation topics, trade/policy issues, development of on the ground conservation projects and implementation of national conservation responses.

James’ undergraduate degree is in Conservation Management from Stirling University and his Masters is in Conservation and Biodiversity from Exeter University.

He has worked for several conservation NGOs including the Wildlife Conservation Society, Conservation International and Global Wildlife Conservation and published on a range of conservation topics.

Marc Ford

Director of Communications and Outreach

Dr. George E. Wallace

Chief Conservation Officer

Ryan Trachtenberg

Director of Philanthropy Donor Operations

Liz Howard

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Leslie VanSant

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Carolyn Sedgwick

Latin America Conservation Officer

Mark Gruin

Director of Institutional Development and Partnerships

Kira Seibel

Social Media Officer

Ethan Freedman

Media Production Officer

Elaine Toms

Data & Reporting Assistant

Emily Formica Nolan

Foundations Officer

Dr. Craig Costion

Plant Conservation Officer

Dr. Paul Salaman

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Bert Harris

Director of Biodiversity Conservation

Rick Passaro

Asia Conservation Officer

Dr. Sally Lahm

Africa Conservation Officer

Michelle Husko

Manager Database & Reporting

Lauren Colegrove

Editorial Manager

Katie Pugh

Invertebrate and Aquatic Species Conservation Officer

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