Your support helps our team of passionate and dedicated people around the globe protect wild cats and the wild places they live. Whether they direct Panthera’s conservation and research strategies, educate the world about wild cats or build our global operations, Panthera’s leaders are devoted to our mission to preserve wild cats for future generations.
Panthera’s team is not alone in tackling this challenge. Anyone and everyone who loves wild cats is part of this movement. Explore our Help Cats page to see how you can get involved.
The People of Panthera
Whether on the frontlines of conservation or based in our New York City headquarters, Panthera is led by a burgeoning team of multinational scientists, law enforcement professionals and other wild cat advocates.
Our team includes over 100 staff working and leading projects in over 35 countries across four continents.
Fred Launay, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Public Engagement
Chief Administration Officer
John Goodrich, Ph.D.
Guy Balme, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Conservation Science
Joe Smith, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Conservation Action
Director, Business Development
Abishek Harihar, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Tiger Program
Allison Devlin, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Jaguar Program
Andrew Loveridge, Ph.D.
Director, Lion Program
Axel Moehrenschlager, Ph.D.
Director of the Small Cats Program and Conservation Translocation
Byron Weckworth, Ph.D.
Director, Snow Leopard Program
Director, Conservation Genetics
Gareth Mann, Ph.D.
Director, Leopard Program
Mark Elbroch, Ph.D.
Director, Puma Program
Kim Young-Overton, Ph.D.
Director, Kaza Program/Cheetah Program
Wai-Ming Wong, Ph.D.
Director of Small Cat Conservation Science
Howard Quigley, Ph.D.
Deputy Executive Director, Conservation Science and Senior Director, Jaguar Program
Senior Director, Global Policy
Susie Weller Sheppard
Director, Public Relations
Director, Regional Programming
Hugh Robinson, Ph.D.
Director, Applied Science
Director, Institutional Partnerships
Managing Director, Panthera France
Wai Yee Lam
Malaysia Country Director
Director of Conservation Technology
Philipp Henschel, Ph.D.
Regional Director, West and Central Africa
Kristine Maciejewski, Ph.D.
Regional Director, Southern and East Africa
Roberto Salom-Pérez, Ph.D.
Regional Director, Mesoamerica
Senior Program Manager, Conservation Science
Program Manager, Conservation Action
Counter Wildlife Crime Unit
Chair, Counter Wildlife Crime
Coordinator, Counter Wildlife Crime Projects
Lead, Counter Wildlife Crime Research & Analytics