Key Galapagos Conservancy Staff Members:
President: Johannah E. Barry
Johannah E. Barry is founder and President of Galapagos Conservancy. Her background includes more than thirty years of institutional advancement and organizational development. She has held senior fundraising positions with the World Conservation Union (US), The Wilderness Society, Resources for the Future and served as consultant to the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation, Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture, and the Audubon Naturalist Society. Ms. Barry holds a Master’s degree from the University of Virginia.
Science Advisor and Liaison: Linda Cayot
Dr. Linda Cayot has worked for Galapagos conservation for more than 30 years. She first went to Galapagos in 1981 to study giant tortoises for her PhD from Syracuse University and has stayed involved with the Islands ever since. Linda served as herpetologist of the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) from 1988 to 1998, during which time she supervised both the giant tortoise and land iguana breeding and rearing programs, worked extensively with Lonesome George, the only remaining member of the tortoise subspecies Chelonoidis abingdoni from Pinta Island, and supervised Ecuadorian students studying the endemic reptiles of Galapagos, among many other things. In her final year with the CDRS, Linda coordinated the start of the successful Project Isabela, aimed at ridding Isabela and other islands of feral goats. She has worked as Galapagos Conservancy’s Science Advisor since 2008. Linda continues to collaborate with the Galapagos National Park Service in strategizing and planning future conservation efforts for tortoises throughout the islands.
Director of Strategic Partnerships: Richard Knab
Richard Knab has focused his attention on education, conservation and sustainable development in Latin America since serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras (1987-1990), where he worked with small farmers on soil conservation, irrigation and cooperative-related projects. Following Masters studies at the University of Pennsylvania, he began a 10-year stint with Zamorano University in Honduras, holding various positions related to project development, fundraising, institutional communications, and strategic planning. Richard has worked with Galapagos Conservancy since 2004 and coordinates our Sustainable Society program and fundraises for all of our programs. He is particularly passionate about opportunities in Galapagos to strengthen formal and non-formal education, civil society, and citizen engagement in conservation. He is pleased to be able to work closely with several Zamorano graduates that he met as students, in particular Carlos Zapata (founder and president of FUNDAR Galapagos) and Orazio Bellettini (founder and president of Grupo Faro).
Galapagos Development Officer: Roslyn Cameron
Ros Cameron is deeply committed to a sustainable future for her chosen home. Ros is a long term Galapagos resident and worked as an educator for many years before taking a more prominent role in conservation. Ros joins GC after more than 16 years leading the Charles Darwin Foundation’s (CDF) fundraising and public relations programs. She is a specialist in institutional promotion, having created and implemented strategic public relations programs and established integrated relationships with many sectors of the Galapagos community as well as strong partnerships with local and international organizations. For many years Ros was known as the face and voice of Galapagos conservation, representing the CDF locally, throughout Ecuador, and internationally and often as the first point of contact for visitors, media, and donors. Ros has an integrated relationship with multiple sectors of the Galapagos community and considerable experience in successful fundraising with a special focus on support from individuals and corporate donations.
Chief Financial Officer: Ross Robinson
Data Entry and Travel Partners Manager: David Rockwell
Director of Membership and Marketing: Lori Ulrich
Lori Ulrich is the Director of Membership and Marketing at Galapagos Conservancy and has worked at GC since 2006. Prior to GC, Lori spent 6 years working in the fast-paced and ever-changing New York book publishing industry in various communication, editorial, and creative roles. She earned a BA in Biological Sciences from Cornell University, and loves that her job allows her to combine her passions for science and conservation with her need to exercise her artistic skills and creativity.
Online Communications Manager: Becca Fuhrken
Becca Fuhrken is the Online Communications Manager at Galapagos Conservancy and has been with GC since 2010. She has experience with several non-profit organizations, including the Davis Chamber of Commerce and AUVSI. In addition to overseeing GC’s social media presence, she is also the informal webmaster of GC’s site and GC’s resident “travel agent” helping to coordinate the Annual Cruise. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Longwood University.
List updated: April 2012
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