Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Jane Goodall Institute USA office is closed. We are more committed than ever to fulfilling our mission and advancing Dr. Goodall’s vision while our staff works remotely.
Our work continues with the generosity of our supporters and the whole JGI family. We are so grateful for your continued support.

Leadership & Staff

Leadership & Staff

The Jane Goodall Institute employs over 300 individuals who use their unique skills to develop the values, vision and the drive of Dr. Jane Goodall each day. We are a team of humans who love humans, people who love the planet and human animals who respect and work to protect animals with every decision made and action taken. Our staff ranges from field scientists affiliated with hundreds of major universities, to individuals with a combination of conservation, media, nonprofit and corporate knowledge. We are exceptionally passionate, focused and committed to conserving the world we all share.

JGI – USA Board of Directors

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Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

Founder

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Steve Woodruff

Chair

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Linda Berdine

Vice-Chair

Paul Baribault

Vice-Chair

Gerrie McManus

Treasurer

Barbara Ryan

Secretary

Becci Crowe

Member

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Vivian Lowery Derryck

Member

Elizabeth Gray

Member

Michelle Haley

Member

James Lembeli

Member

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Keith Martin

Member

Franklin Moore

Member

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Reed Oppenheimer

Member

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Tedd Saunders

Member

Susan Sakmar

Member

Dafna Tapiero

Member

Global Board

Founder

Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE
Founder

Trustees

Patrick van Veen
Chair

Paul Smith
Vice Chair

Malcom Gilroy
Treasurer

Representatives for Africa

Daffa Immam

Representatives for Asia and Pacific

Paul Smith
Cameron Kerr
Bruce Berkman
Richard Hartung

Representatives for People’s Republic of China

Mary Peng

Representatives for Europe

Graziella Baradel
Tanya Perez Echeverria
François Hisquin

Representatives for North America

Malcolm Gilroy
Richard Quinn
Steve Woodruff

Representative for South America

Vacant

Directors At Large (nominated by Dr Goodall)

Mary Lewis

Senior Management

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Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE

Founder
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Carol Irwin

Interim Executive Director and Vice President, Board Relations & Planned Giving

Cydney Bunn

Chief Human Resources & Administrative Officer

Shenae Burgess

Chief Financial Officer

Dan DuPont

Vice President, Communications & Policy

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Mary Lewis

Vice President, Outreach, Office of the Founder-Global
Assistant to Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE

Alice Macharia

Vice President, Africa Programs

Carmen Mullins

Vice President, Development

Lilian Pintea, Ph.D.

Vice President, Conservation Science

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Susana Name

Vice President, Founder Relations, Office of the Founder-Global

Shawn Sweeney

Associate Vice President, Communications

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