Our Staff

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Atencia, Rebeca
Sanctuary Manager, Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center
JGI-Congo Executive Director

Cox, Debby
Technical Advisor, Africa Programs

Turmo, Fernando
Communications Coordinator

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Merlo, Dario
Coordinator, Community-Centered Conservation Project


Bah, Ibrahima Sadio


Collins, Anthony
Director of Baboon Research, Gombe Stream Research Center

Kamenya, Shadrack
Director of Conservation Science

Kimaro, Freddy

Financial Controller

Mavanza, Mary
Governance Officer, Gombe Masito-Ugalla Ecosystem Program

Mjungu, Deus
Director of Chimpanzee Research, Gombe Stream Research Center

Mtiti, Emmanuel
Director, Gombe Masito-Ugalla Ecosystem Program


Apell, Peter

Field Programs Manager

Kasoma, Panta
Executive Director

United States

Bermingham, Adrienne
Youth Leadership Program Assistant, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Cohen-Brown, Brittany
Coordinator, Membership & Marketing

Collins, Carol
Grant Manager. Africa Programs

Copan, Deborah
Senior Director, Operations and Finance

Dawera, Samson
Staff Accountant

Fanning, Chris
Vice President, Finance

Gibson, Anna
Vice President, Development and Marketing

Humphrey, Mary
Chief Execuitve Officer, JGI-USA

Irwin, Carol
Chief of Staff and Director of Planned Giving

Kameka, Mark
Director of Accounting

Keller, Stephanie
Education Projects Manager, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Leighty, Heather
Front Desk, Administrative Assistant

Lewis, Mary
Vice President/Outreach, Assistant to Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE
Office of the Founder - Global

Macharia, Alice
Director for East Africa Programs

Marquez, Nury
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Martin, Kamilah
National Program Manager, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Martinez, Hope
Youth Leadership Program Coordinator, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Name, Susana
Director, Office of the Founder - Global

Palmer, Tammy
Vice President, Africa Programs

Paris, Mary
Freelance, Assistant to Communications

Petersen, Jacob
Outreach Coordinator, Office of the Founder - Global 

Pintea, Lilian
Vice President, Conservation Science

Ramachandran, Radha
Associate, Office of the Founder-Global

Rhodes, Emily
Community Relations Manager, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Riggs, Maggie
Major Gifts Officer

Spencer, Lili
Associate, Development

Sweeney, Shawn
Director, Youth Outreach and Engagement, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Thornton, Alexandra
Executive Vice President, Policy, Planning and Business Affairs

Viera-Orr, Erin
National Program Director, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Wallauer, Bill
Research Videographer/Filmmaker


JGI News and Highlights

Featured Video

Wounda's Journey

Watch her enjoy her new home at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.

Featured Video

Featured Video

Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.