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 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

Cassie Carroll
Washington

*Jamie Rappaport Clark, President and CEO
Virginia

Jeff Corwin
Massachusetts

Norman Dicks
District of Columbia

Holly Doremus, Ph.D., Esq.
California

*Eric R. Glitzenstein, Esq.
District of Columbia

Liberty Godshall
California

Lyons Gray
North Carolina

James M. Hecker
District of Columbia

*Mari Snyder Johnson
California

Ashley Judd
Tennessee

Ruth Musgrave, Esq.
Washington

Barry Noon, Ph.D.
Colorado

Judy Posnikoff, Ph.D.
California

Ron Pulliam, Ph.D.
Arizona

Daniel J. Rohlf
Oregon

Richard Robb
Florida

Terry L. Root, Ph.D.
California

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
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

Barry Noon, Ph.D.
Colorado State University

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

 

National Council

Kenneth Berlin
Maryland

Joan Cambray
California

Mark Caylor
District of Columbia

Virginia Cirica
California

Marianne Gabel
Ohio

Lawrence Goelman
California

Adelaide P. Gomer
New York

Chuck Hansen
California

Michael Kieschnick
California

Darcy Kopcho
California

Barbara Long
Texas

Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy
Virginia

Michael Mantell
California

Donna Mills
California

Alice P. Neuhauser
California

Bryan G. Norton, Ph.D.
Georgia

Kris Norvig
California

Gilman Ordway
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

Ellen Whitaker
Tennessee

 

Science Advisors

Dr. Barry Noon
Colorado State University

Dr. Reed Noss
University of Central Florida

Dr. Charles (Pete) Peterson
University of Georgia

Dr. H. Ronald Pulliam
University of Georgia

Dr. George B. Rabb
Chicago Zoological Society

Dr. Terry L. Root
Stanford University

Dr. Mark Schwartz
University of California, Davis

Dr. Lee M. Talbot
George Mason University, Virgina

Dr. David S. Wilcove
Princeton University, New Jersey

Dr. Edward O. Wilson
Harvard University, Massachusetts