Our Global Council

The role of the Global Council is to act primary decision-making body of the ASA and provide the strategic direction to the operations and structure of the Alliance.

Acting Chair: Simon Stuart, Synchronicity Earth

Anne Baker, Amphibian Ark
Mirza Kusrini, Asian Species Action Partnership
Mark Pilgrim, Chester Zoo
Gabriela Agostini, Conservación de Anfibios en Agroecosistemas
Onnie Byers, Conservation Planning Specialist Group
Alejandra Goyenechea, Defenders of Wildlife
Ruth Marcec-Greaves,  Detroit Zoo
James Watuwa, Elgon Wildlife Conservation Organization
Jeanne Tarrant, Endangered Wildlife Trust
William van Lint, European Association of Zoos and Aquaria
Bjorn Encke, Frogs & Friends
Marco Cerezo, FUNDAECO
Wes Sechrest, Global Wildlife Conservation
Caleb Ofori, Herp Conservation Ghana
Ariadne Angulo, IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Stephanie Wester, Rainforest Trust
Brian Gratwicke, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Ben Tapley, Zoological Society of London
Chris Banks, Zoos Victoria

Our Secretariat

The role of the Secretariat is to facilitate and support the work of the Partnership with oversight from the Global Council.

Dr. Helen Meredith
Executive Director

Prof. Phil Bishop
Chief Scientist

Candace Hansen-Hendrikx
Acting Executive Director

Dr. Penny Langhammer
Director of Key Biodiversity Areas

Dr. Molly Bletz
Director of International Disease Mitigation

Prof. Reid Harris
Science Advisor

Nathan Yang
IT Director

Luis Fernando Marin da Fonte
Communications & Partnerships Officer

Lindsay Renick Mayer
Senior Media Manager

Dr. Robin Moore
Conservation Officer

Tsanta Rakotonanahary
Amphibian Project Lead, Madagascar

Serge H. Ndriantsoa
Amphibian Program Officer, Madagascar

The Amphibian Survival Alliance is made possible through the tireless support of our Fiscal Sponsors:

The Amphibian Survival Alliance is a Fiscally Sponsored Program of Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC), a registered 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID #26-2887967). ASA receives a huge range of support and guidance from GWC, enabling us to rise to the challenge of helping amphibians year after year. GWC also hosts the Amphibian Red List Authority, providing fundamental and essential information to inform worldwide amphibian conservation priorities.

Synchronicity Earth has supported the development of ASA since its inception, and now hosts the ASA Executive Director within its own Amphibian Program. Synchronicity Earth provides strategic oversight and visionary fundraising support to advance the goals of global amphibian conservation.

Photo © Luis Fernando Marin da Fonte