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 people dedicated 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 & CEO/Chief Scientific Officer

Anna Hutto

Chief Advancement Officer

Heather Greene, CFRE

Manager of Development Initiatives

Laura Nichols

Manager of Annual Giving & Donor Programs

Erika Archibald, Ph.D.

Senior Communications Officer

Rand Lines

Digital Communications Manager

Donna Douglas

Director, Data & Donor Information

Myriam Watkins

Finance/HR Assistant

Mickauna Love-Tinker

Database & Research Associate

Damien Caillaud, DVM, Ph.D.

Research Director, Congo

Clare Richardson

President Emeritus



Africa Programs
(Karisoke Research Center, Rwanda)


Felix Ndagijimana, MSc

Director, Rwanda Programs &
Karisoke Research Center

Winnie Eckardt, Ph.D.

Research Manager

Deogratias Tuyisingize, MSc

Biodiversity Research Program Manager

Veronica Vecellio, MSc

Gorilla Program & Public Relations Manager

Theodette Gatesire, MSc

Gorilla Program Data Officer

Jean Paul Hirwa

Gorilla Protection & Monitoring Officer

Gaetan Nsengiyumva

Finance & Administration Manager

Ildephonse Munyarugero

Ecosystem Health & Education Program Manager


Africa Programs

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


Urbain Ngobobo

Director, Congo Programs


Damien Caillaud, DVM, Ph.D.

Research Director

Escobar Binyinyi

Research & Conservation Program Manager

Morro Mupelo

Finance & Administration Program Manager




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