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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. 
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Steve Burns

Board Member

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,

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Dr Frank Hawkins

Board Member

Dr. Frank Hawkins is a conservation biologist and policy advisor with many years of experience working with governments, finance institutions, civil society and local communities in Africa and around the world.

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Andy Holman

Treasurer

Andy is a Certified Public Accountant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

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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 in Vietnam), and served as WWF’s Vietnam Country Representative until 1999

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Susie Offord-Woolley

Board Member

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.

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Bill Robichaud

President Ex officio

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 (with Simon Hedges) the IUCN Saola Working Group,

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Dr Lorraine Scotson

CEO Ex officio

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.

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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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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

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Nguyen Duc Tu

Biodiversity Coordinator, IUCN/ CEPF National Coordinator, Vietnam

 

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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Xaisavanh Khiewvongphachan

Field Coordinator

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Chanthasone
Phommachanh
Lao Programs Director

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Rob Timmins

Technical Director

Support Team

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Lulu Deng

Grants Assistant

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Sounutda (Pookie) Maniphonh

Lao Admin Assistant

 
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Bouaphan Phanthavong

Government Liaison Facilitator

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

Ann-Marie Holmes
International Wildlife Law Enforcement Specialist 
Saola Foundation 
Newsletter Manager

 
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Bill Leacock

Wildlife Biologist
Student Support Officer

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Eric Losh
Illustrator & Graphic Designer​
Saola Foundation 
Volunteer Illustrator

 
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Pao Vue, PhD

Geographer/Political Ecologist
Saola Foundation Cultural Advisor

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Ellen Susan Wieczorek
Primate Keeper
Saola Foundation
Social Media Coordinator