Candace Hansen-Hendrikx
Director of Operations

A spokeswoman for underappreciated species, Candace received her degrees in Geography and Anthropology from McMaster University, Canada, in addition to a degree in Geographic Information Systems. She is a former Program Officer for the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. Having grown up in West Africa, Pakistan and India, as well as travelling throughout the world, she brings to the ASA a lifelong passion for amphibians.

Candace is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations necessary to ensure the ASA achieves both its strategic and operational objectives, with a primary focus on coordinating and tracking the global implementation of the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan to collaboratively address the global amphibian declines crisis. She engages ASA Partners, through various opportunities, at all levels of amphibian conservation, from fundamental research, to in-country conservation work, through to national and global policy efforts. In addition, she also helps turn research into action through a diverse array of internal and external strategic communications, education and public awareness efforts to help ensure amphibian conservation success.