Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International Key Staff

   Staff of the Karisoke™ Research Center in Rwanda

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund staff is a diverse group of dedicated people with a shared devotion to the survival of gorillas and their habitats. Although many nationalities are represented on our staff, the majority are Rwandan and Congolese.The Fossey Fund is committed to capacity-building, which empowers citizens of the countries where our programs operate to become leaders in conserving the wildlife and ecosystems that are their heritage.


Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International headquarters

(Atlanta, GA, USA)

Tara Stoinski, Ph.D.
President and CEO/Chief Scientific Officer

Clare Richardson
President Emeritus, Strategic Initiatives

Damien Caillaud, DVM, Ph.D.
Research Program Director

Winnie Eckardt, Ph.D.
Research Associate

Heather Greene, CFRE
Senior Development Officer

Erika Archibald, Ph.D.

Director of Communication

Africa Programs/Karisoke Research Center


Felix Ndagijimana
Director, Rwanda Programs and Karisoke Research Center

Veronica Vecellio
Gorilla Program Coordinator

Deogratias Tuyisingize
Biodiversity Research Program Coordinator

Ildephonse Munyarugero
Ecosystem Health and Education Program Manager

Gaetan Nsengiyumva
Finance and Administration Manager

Africa Programs/Grauer's Gorilla Conservation and Research Program
(Democratic Republic of Congo)

NGOBOBO -As- Ibungu Urbain
Program Director

Escobar Binyinyi
CBR (Biruwe) Research and Conservation Program manager

Jackson Mwenge
Socio-economic Program Manager

Steve Kalinda
Biruwe Station Field Team Leader

GRACE™ (Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center)
(Kasugho, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Sonya M. Kahlenberg, Ph.D.

Luitzen Santman
Confiscated Gorilla Program Manager

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