Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International Key Staff
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)
President and CEO
Elizabeth Smith, CFRE
Chief Development Officer
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
Africa Programs Headquarters(Kigali, Rwanda)
Juan Carlos Bonilla, MBA
Chief Operating Officer/Vice President, Africa Programs
Director of Finance and Administration
Karisoke™ Research Center (Musanze, Rwanda)
Director, Karisoke Research Center
Gorilla Program Coordinator
Biodiversity Research Program Coordinator
Ecosystem Health and Education Program Manager
Finance and Administration Manager
Grauer's Gorilla Conservation and Research Program
(Goma,Democratic Republic of Congo)
NGOBOBO -As- Ibungu Urbain
GIS and Information Coordinator
Logistics and Public Relations Coordinator
Biruwe Station Field Team Leader
GRACE™ (Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center)
(Kasugho, Democratic Republic of Congo)
Sonya M. Kahlenberg, Ph.D.
Confiscated Gorilla Program Manager