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Board of Directors

Sea Lions lounging on a white sand beach. Photo by Carl Foreman

Galapagos Conservancy is led by a volunteer Board of Directors who bring a wide variety of talent, expertise, and enthusiasm to GC. You can learn more about each Board Member by clicking on his/her name below.


President: Mr. Richard Wood

Dick Wood joined the Board of Galapagos Conservancy in 2008. Dick received his undergraduate degree from Yale and an MBA from the Wharton School.  He has more than twenty years of experience in the financial world as analyst,  portfolio manager, and chief investment officer for Standish, Ayer & Wood Inc. before retiring as President.  He is Chairman and President of Rockywold Deep Creek camp in Squam Lake,  New Hampshire. Dick lives in Dover, Massachusetts.

Treasurer: Mr. Jon Stufflebeem

Jon Stufflebeem has been a member of the Galapagos Conservancy Board since 2009.  He received a BA from Stanford University and has worked in  the health insurance and health care finance fields. Jon is also a Tree Farmer, owning a 119-acre Certified Tree Farm in southeastern New Hampshire.  He is a member of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and the New Hampshire Timber Owners Association. Mr. Stufflebeem resides in Watchung, New Jersey.


Ms. Wendy Rayner

Wendy Rayner joined the Galapagos Conservancy Board in 2010.  She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia College and completed the Harvard Senior Executive Program.  As the State of New Jersey’s first Chief Information Officer, Wendy led the process to align the business of the state government and information technology, transforming citizens’ access to government.  Previously with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, she initiated the development of the country’s first fully integrated environmental management system for air, water, solid, and hazardous waste programs.  Ms. Rayner lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Dr. Erich Fischer

Dr. Fischer joined the Galapagos Conservancy Board in 2011. Dr. Fischer has spent 20 years as a management consultant and line executive, most recently joining Deloitte as a Principal from Booz & Company, where he was managing partner for the Washington DC-based aerospace & defense team. He began his career as a space scientist, working on missions to the Moon and Mars. Dr. Fischer received a BA from Dartmouth College and a MSc and PhD from Brown University. He is the author of a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Geophysical Research, Science and Icarus, and has been quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The Economist. He lives in Washington, DC.

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