Board of Directors and Advisory Committees

The Board of Directors of Defenders of Wildlife is made up of professionals from all walks of life—academic, scientific, legal, financial and business—who share a common love for our nation's wildlife and natural heritage. Their combined experience and dedication play an extremely important role in charting the future of Defenders and the wildlife conservation movement.

Board of Directors

*Judith Posnikoff, Ph.D., Chair

*John Dayton, Esq., Vice Chair

*Thu Pham, Secretary
District of Columbia

*Mark Caylor, Treasurer
District of Columbia

Edward Asner

Dinah Bear, Esq.

Kim O'Keefe Beck, Ph.D.

Cassie Carroll

*Jamie Rappaport Clark, President and CEO

James M. Hecker, Esq.
District of Columbia

Mari Snyder Johnson

*Winsome Dunn McIntosh
District of Columbia

Mamie Parker, Ph.D.

Susan Rieff

*Loretta M. Stadler
New Jersey

Lisa Wan
California and Wyoming

Robert Wiygul, Esq.

* Executive Board Member


Board Emeritus

Terry C. Pelster, Esq.
New York

Alan Steinberg

Litigation Committee

Dinah Bear, Esq.
Attorney at Law, Arizona

James M. Hecker, Esq.
Attorney at Law, District of Columbia

Robert Wiygul, Esq.
Waltzer Wiygul & Garside

Science Advisors

Barry Noon, Ph.D.
Colorado State University

Reed Noss, Ph.D.
University of Central Florida

Charles (Pete) Peterson, Ph.D.
University of Georgia

H. Ronald Pulliam, Ph.D.
University of Georgia

Terry L. Root, Ph.D.
Stanford University, California

Mark Schwartz, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis

Lee M. Talbot, Ph.D.
George Mason University, Virgina

David S. Wilcove, Ph.D.
Princeton University, New Jersey

Edward O. Wilson, Ph.D.
Harvard University, Massachusetts