We Are Panthera

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.

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Meet Our Global Staff*

Leadership

Fred Launay, Ph.D.

President and CEO

Kevin McNulty

Chief Financial Officer

Angela Ambrosini

Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Public Engagement

Carolyn Gibson

Chief Administration Officer

John Goodrich, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist

Guy Balme, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Conservation Science

Joe Smith, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Conservation Action

Eric Ventura

Director, Business Development

Program Directors

Howard Quigley, Ph.D.

Deputy Executive Director, Conservation Science and Senior Director, Jaguar Program

Allison Devlin, Ph.D.

Deputy Director, Jaguar Program

Mark Elbroch, Ph.D.

Director, Puma Program

Byron Weckworth, Ph.D.

Director, Snow Leopard Program
Director, Conservation Genetics

Wai-Ming Wong, Ph.D.

Director, Small Cats Program

Kim Young-Overton, Ph.D.

Director Panthera KAZA Program/Director Cheetah Program

Gareth Mann, Ph.D.

Director, Leopard Program

Abishek Harihar, Ph.D.

Deputy Director, Tiger Program

Directors

Karen Wood

Senior Director, Global Policy

Susie Weller Sheppard

Director, Public Relations

Alex Varga

Director, Regional Programming

Ross Pitman, Ph.D.

Director, Data Science

Hugh Robinson, Ph.D.

Director, Applied Science

Chris Cline

Chief Technologist

Fernanda Ribeiro

Director, Institutional Partnerships

Grégory Breton

Managing Director, Panthera France

Wai Yee Lam

Malaysia Country Director

Regional Directors

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

Conservation Science

Rana Bayrakcismith

Senior Program Manager, Conservation Science

Conservation Action

Maya Bankova

Program Manager, Conservation Action

Counter Wildlife Crime Unit

Camilla Fritze

Chair, Counter Wildlife Crime

Andrea Moshier

Coordinator, Counter Wildlife Crime Projects

Mark Booton

Law Enforcement Advisor