Board of Directors

Our board is responsible for Foundation governance. Keep an eye out for new members of our board as our organization continues to grow. 

Steve Burns

Steve is one of the world’s leading voices to encourage zoos to support the conservation of wild nature. Until early 2021, he was President and CEO of Utah’s Hogle Zoo...

Board Chair

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Andy Holman

Andy is a Certified Public Accountant in Milwaukee, WI, USA.  He is a Principal in Ritz Holman CPAs, where for more than 30 years he has specialized in guiding the financial health of non-profit organizations.

Treasurer

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David Hulse

Board Member

David brings deep experience in Asian conservation and private philanthropy. He helped open the first WWF office in Hanoi in 1992 (the year Saola was discovered), and served as WWF’s Vietnam Country Rep until 1999...

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Susie Offord-Woolley

Susie has over ten years’ experience managing large international conservation programs specializing in human wildlife coexistence; the illegal wildlife trade; protected area management; and community engagement......

Board Member

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Phoutsakhone Ounchith

Phoutsakhone has over ten years’ experience working with Government, International Organisations and NGOs to help preserve Laos’ natural environment.  She served as Head of IUCN Laos office from 2016 until 2020.......

Board Member

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Bill Robichaud

Bill has been working on wildlife conservation in the range countries of the Saola for more than 25 years, a good part of that while living in Lao PDR.  In 2006 he co-founded the IUCN Saola Working Group.....

President Ex officio

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Dr. Lorraine Scotson

Lorraine is a wildlife researcher and conservationist specializing in Southeast Asia, where for more than a decade she has worked on wildlife monitoring, research and conservation.

CEO Ex officio

Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council assists in many areas of development, including organisational networking, strategic partnership, government liaisons and fundraising. Keep an eye out for new advisers as the foundation continues to grow.

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Dr. George Archibald

Co-Founder & Senior Conservationist,

International Crane Foundation 

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Eric Bairrão Ruivo

Science, Collection and Conservation Director at Beauval Zoo

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Troy Hansel

Conservation Planning and Monitoring Consultant,

Lao PDR 

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Biodiversity Coordinator, IUCN/ CEPF National Coordinator, Vietnam

Nguyen Duc Tu

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Steve Shurter

Executive Director,

White Oak Conservation

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Professor

Michele Thompson

Professor of Southeast Asian History, Southern Connecticut State University

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Brooke Truesdale

Director of Development,
Reef Check Foundation

Technical Team

Our Technical team will lead the development and implementation of an intensive search program for wild Saola in Lao PDR.

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Rob Timmins

Technical Director

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Chanthasone

Phommachanh

Lao Programs Director

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Xaisavanh Khiewvongphachan

Field Coordinator

Support Team

Briony Black

Grants Assistant

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Sounutda (Pookie) Maniphonh

Lao Admin Assistant

Volunteers

We recruit skilled volunteers to fulfill critical roles in our development. Visit the Get Involved section to learn of any current opportunities. 

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Corey Chimko

Digital Asset Manager

Saola Foundation 

Digital Content Technician 

Ann-Marie Holmes

International Wildlife Law Enforcement Specialist 

Saola Foundation 

Newsletter Manager

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Eric Losh

Illustrator & Graphic Designer



Saola Foundation 

Volunteer Illustrator

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Grace Vosen

Writer/Educator

Saola Foundation 
Content Editor

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Ellen Susan Wieczorek

Primate Keeper

Saola Foundation
Social Media Coordinator

Research Associates

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Minh Nguyen

PhD Student


Colorado State University