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
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Operating Officer
Joe Smith, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Conservation Actions
John Goodrich, Ph.D.
Chief Administration Officer
Guy Balme, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Conservation Science
Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Public Engagement
Director, Business Development
Abishek Harihar, Ph.D.
Director, Tiger Program
Allison Devlin, Ph.D.
Director, Jaguar Program
Andrew Loveridge, Ph.D.
Director, Lion Program
Axel Moehrenschlager, Ph.D.
Director, 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, Small Cat Conservation Science
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, Conservation Technology
Panthera Thailand Director
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
COFOUNDER, PRESIDENT AND CEO, PANTHERA
Howard Quigley, Ph.D.
Deputy Executive Director, Conservation Science and Senior Director, Jaguar Program