Board of Directors and Advisory Committees

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The Board of Directors of Defenders of Wildlife is made up of professionals from all walks of life—academic, scientific, legal, financial and business—who share a common love for our nation's wildlife and natural heritage. Their combined experience and dedication play an extremely important role in charting the future of Defenders and the wildlife conservation movement.

Board of Directors

*Winsome Dunn McIntosh, Chair
District of Columbia

*Susan Wallace, Vice Chair
Pennsylvania 

*Caroline Gabel, Secretary
Maryland

*Richard Kopcho, Treasurer
California

Edward Asner
California

*Dinah Bear, Esq.
Arizona

Mark Caylor
District of Columbia

Cassie Carroll
Washington

*Jamie Rappaport Clark, President and CEO
Virginia

Jeff Corwin
Massachusetts

Norman D. Dicks, Esq.
District of Columbia

Holly Doremus, Ph.D., Esq.
California

*Eric R. Glitzenstein, Esq.
District of Columbia

Liberty Godshall
California

James M. Hecker, Esq.
District of Columbia

*Mari Snyder Johnson
California

Ruth Musgrave, Esq.
Washington

Mamie Parker, Ph.D.
Virginia

Judy Posnikoff, Ph.D.
California

Ron Pulliam, Ph.D.
Arizona

Richard Robb
Florida and North Carolina

Daniel J. Rohlf, Esq.
Oregon

Joel Sartore
Nebraska

Laura Turner Seydel
Georgia

Loretta M. Stadler
New Jersey

Lee M. Talbot, Ph.D.
Virginia

* Executive Board Member

 

Board Emeritus

Terry C. Pelster, Esq.
New York

Alan Steinberg
Florida

 

Litigation Committee

Dinah Bear, Esq.
Attorney at Law, Arizona

Holly Doremus, Ph.D., Esq.
University of California, Berkley

Eric R. Glitzenstein, Esq.
Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal, District of Columbia

James M. Hecker, Esq.
Attorney at Law, District of Columbia

Ruth Musgrave, Esq.
Attorney at Law, Washington

Daniel J. Rohlf, Esq.
Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland

 

National Council

Kim O’Keefe Beck
California

Virginia R. Cirica
California

E. Marianne Gabel, Esq.
Ohio

Lawrence Goelman
California

Adelaide P. Gomer
New York

Michael Kieschnick, Ph.D.
California

Darcy Kopcho
California

Barbara Long
Texas

Thomas E. Lovejoy, Ph.D.
Virginia

Michael Mantell, Esq.
California

Donna Mills
California

Alice P. Neuhauser
California

Bryan G. Norton, Ph.D.
Georgia

Kris Norvig
California

Gilman Ordway, Esq.
Wyoming

Stephanie Freid-Perenchio
Idaho

Gaye T. Pigott
Washington

George B. Rabb, Ph.D.
Illinois

Ann Siner
Arizona

Sally Spooner
New York

Fred Stanback
North Carolina

Nancy Stephens
California

Martha Hayne Talbot
Virginia

Lisa Wan
California

Ellen Whitaker
Tennessee

 

Science Advisors

Barry Noon, Ph.D.
Colorado State University

Reed Noss, Ph.D.
University of Central Florida

Charles (Pete) Peterson, Ph.D.
University of Georgia

H. Ronald Pulliam, Ph.D.
University of Georgia

George B. Rabb, Ph.D.
Chicago Zoological Society

Terry L. Root, Ph.D.
Stanford University

Mark Schwartz, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis

Lee M. Talbot, Ph.D.
George Mason University, Virgina

David S. Wilcove, Ph.D.
Princeton University, New Jersey

Edward O. Wilson, Ph.D.
Harvard University, Massachusetts