Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International Key Staff

   Staff of the Karisoke™ Research Center in Rwanda

The Dian Fossey Fund staff is a diverse group of dedicated people with a shared devotion to the survival of gorillas and rainforest habitat. Although many countries worldwide are represented on our staff, the majority are Rwandan and Congolese (more than 125). In addition, the Fossey Fund provides funding for approximately 200 Congolese gorilla protection field positions including trackers, researchers, health providers, and staff of community-based reserves.

The Fossey Fund is committed to capacity-building that empowers citizens of the countries where its programs operate to become leaders in conserving the wildlife and ecosystems that are their heritage.

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International headquarters (Atlanta, GA, USA)

Clare Richardson
President and CEO

Elizabeth Smith, CFRE
Chief Development Officer

Erika Archibald, Ph.D.

Director of Communications

Science Program (Atlanta, GA USA)

Tara Stoinski, Ph.D.
Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer (USA and Africa)

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

Winnie Eckardt, Ph.D
Research Associate

Africa Programs Headquarters(Kigali, Rwanda)

Juan Carlos Bonilla, MBA
Chief Operating Officer/Vice President, Africa Programs 

Beth Waithera
Director of Finance and Administration

Karisoke™ Research Center (Musanze, Rwanda)

Felix Ndagijimana
Director, 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

Grauer's Gorilla Conservation and Research Program
(Goma,Democratic Republic of Congo)

NGOBOBO -As- Ibungu Urbain
Program Director

Escobar Binyinyi
GIS and Information Coordinator

Jackson Mwenge
Logistics and Public Relations Coordinator

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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