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.

Chair: Vivek Menon, Wildlife Trust of India

Anne Baker, Amphibian Ark
Mirza Kusrini, Asian Species Action Partnership
Mike Jordan, Chester Zoo
Gabriela Agostini, Conservación de Anfibios en Agroecosistemas
Onnie Byers, Conservation Planning Specialist Group
Alejandra Goyenechea, Defenders of Wildlife
Mark Vassallo, Detroit Zoological Society
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
Caleb Ofori, Herp Conservation Ghana
Ariadne Angulo, IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
James Lewis, Rainforest Trust
Barney Long, Re:wild
Brian Gratwicke, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Catherine Bryan, Synchronicity Earth
Ben Tapley, Zoological Society of London
Chris Banks, Zoos Victoria


Gina Della Togna, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Candace Hansen
Programs Director

Natalie Calatayud
Partnerships Director

Francis Boafo Asamoah
Communications and Digital Content Officer

Nathan Yang
IT Contractor


Dr. Molly Bletz
International Disease Mitigation Advisor

Jaime Culebras
Communications Advisor

Dr. Penny Langhammer
Director of Key Biodiversity Areas

Dr. Helen Meredith
Strategic Advisor

Lindsay Renick Mayer
Senior Media Manager

Willem Ferwerda
Development Advisor

Prof. Reid Harris
Science Advisor

Prof. Phil Bishop
Science Advisor
(In memoriam)

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