IGCP Governance Board
Board of Directors and Focal Points
- Mark Rose, CEO of Fauna & Flora International (Board Chair)
- Dr. Carlos Drews, Director of WWF´s Global Species Programme (Board Member)
- Dr. Chloe Hodgkinson, Programme Manager for Fauna & Flora International’s Conservation Capacity and Leadership Programme (IGCP Focal Point in Fauna & Flora International)
- David Greer, African Great Apes Programme Coordinator for the WWF International Global Species Programme (IGCP Focal Point in WWF)
Anna Behm Masozera
Anna has been with the International Gorilla Conservation Programme since 2010, and became the Director of the coalition programme in July 2013. She is originally from the United States and trained in forest resources and conservation as well as public communication, and now leads an accomplished team of conservationists in their work to conserve the critically-endangered mountain gorillas alongside partner organizations and institutions.
A multinational traveler who often appears at all IGCP offices in the space of a week, Wellard was born in Burundi and raised in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in Business Administration from Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. He leads monitoring and evaluation of the Programme along with planning and reporting.
DRC Country Coordinator
Though coming from an academic background, Altor has embraced the conservation field work with enthusiasm. He coordinates IGCP’s strategic engagement with government and civil society partners to support the conservation of mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park, and with outreach to Kahuzi-Biega National Park in support of the conservation of the population of Grauer’s gorillas.
Uganda Country Coordinator
Stephen couples his many years as a park manager with his many years in IGCP, having joined the Programme in 1999. He coordinates IGCP’s strategic engagement with government and civil society partners to support the conservation of the mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area in Uganda.
Rwanda Country Coordinator
Benjamin joined IGCP in 2010 after a comprehensive career with the Rwanda Development Board. He knows the day-to-day rigor necessary to protect mountain gorillas and to work with communities that depend on and work with the park. He began his work in conservation as a gorilla tracker and tourist guide in Volcanoes National Park and most recently as Warden in charge of Law Enforcement for Volcanoes NP. He coordinates IGCP’s strategic engagement with government and civil society partners to support the conservation of the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
Salvatrice joined IGCP in the regional role of Tourism Specialist in September 2014, and supports all partners in the pursuit of best practices in mountain gorilla tourism to ensure tourism delivers sustainable benefits – to people and gorillas. Salvatrice is involved in the Gorilla FriendlyTM Pledge and related initiatives. She holds a Masters of Science in Leisure, Tourism and Environment with a minor in Environment and International Development from Wageningen University. Prior to completion of her graduate degree, she served two years with IGCP as Conservation Enterprise Officer from 2008-2010.
Jena Hickey, PhD
Jena joins IGCP with over 15 years of professional experience, much of that with the US Bureau of Reclamation and the US Forest Service, including contributions to landscape-level land-use planning in Central Africa in addition to domestic US responsibilities. Her work throughout her career has been focused on species occurrence, abundance, movements, habitat use and responses to human alterations of the environment, informing conservation solutions that acknowledge humans as part of the system. She has a PhD from the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (2012), completing her PhD dissertation on modeling bonobo occurrence in relation to bushmeat hunting, slash-and-burn agriculture, and timber harvest.
Charles joined IGCP in 2012 upon completion of his undergraduate degree and provides support to the gorilla parks in monitoring of the gorillas and the habitat through ranger-based monitoring.
Field Assistant - TEAM site
Eustrate Uzabaho joined IGCP in June 2014, as the field assistant for Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) site established in the Virunga Massif. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Botany and conservation) from National University of Rwanda.
Finance and Administration Manager
Celestin joined IGCP in 2009 and is currently the Finance and Administration Manager for the regional Programme, coordinating the day-to-day and strategic financial management of the Programme. Before joining IGCP, Celestin worked in a financial management capacity for both Food for the Hungry International as well as World Vision.
Finance and Administration Officer, DRC
Rosy has been with IGCP since 2000 and is based in Goma, DRC. She handles the day-to-day financial management and logistics for IGCP’s Goma-based operations.
Finance and Administration Officer, Rwanda
Emmanuel joined IGCP in 2012 and handles the day-to-day financial management of both the Kigali and Musanze offices in Rwanda.
Finance and Administration Officer, Uganda
Richard joined IGCP in 2010 and is based in the Kabale office. He is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and also a Certified Public Accountant in Uganda. Prior to working with IGCP, he was at a public auditing firm and is originally from Moyo District.
Jerome has been the driver for the IGCP Goma office since 2003. He easily maneuvers our vehicles through the challenges of rural roads in DRC and allows us access to all areas of the Mikeno Sector of Virunga National Park.
Diogene is the driver for the IGCP Musanze office. He knows how to navigate the bumpy volcanic roads around Volcanoes National Park. He has been working with IGCP since 2007.
Wilbur is the general logistician and driver for the IGCP Kabale office. He has been with IGCP since 1996 and makes things run smoothly both in the office and in the field. Wilbur is originally from eastern Uganda.
Office Assistant, Kabale
Emily has been taking care of the IGCP Kabale office since 1998. A native of Kabale, she keeps the office running well and always stocked with fresh tea and coffee.
Solange Masika Saasita
Office Assistant, DRC
Solange joined IGCP in 2012 and assists IGCP Goma staff in keeping the office clean and running smoothly.
Office Assistant, Kigali
Jeannette has been with IGCP since 2008 and helps keep the IGCP Regional Office in Kigali running smoothly.
Office Assistant, Musanze
Andre is the long-time caretaker of the IGCP office in Musanze.