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 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...
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.
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...
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......
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.......
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
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
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.
Dr. George Archibald
Co-Founder & Senior Conservationist,
International Crane Foundation
Eric Bairrão Ruivo
Science, Collection and Conservation Director at Beauval Zoo
Conservation Planning and Monitoring Consultant,
Biodiversity Coordinator, IUCN/ CEPF National Coordinator, Vietnam
Nguyen Duc Tu
White Oak Conservation
Professor of Southeast Asian History, Southern Connecticut State University
Director of Development,
Reef Check Foundation
Our Technical team will lead the development and implementation of an intensive search program for wild Saola in Lao PDR.
Lao Programs Director
Sounutda (Pookie) Maniphonh
Lao Admin Assistant
We recruit skilled volunteers to fulfill critical roles in our development. Visit the Get Involved section to learn of any current opportunities.