President / Secretary
Krissie Clark grew up in Africa and has been working in the conservation field for 15 years. She is an ecologist by training, but has been focusing primarily on elephant protection for the last 6 years. She is also a founding director of PAMS Foundation Tanzania.
Micaela Gunther is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Wildlife at Humboldt State University. Gunther teaches modern techniques in wildlife management and the behavioral ecology of mammals, among other courses. She has studied the social behavior of carnivores for the past 20+ years across Africa and more recently, northern California.
Scott Nelson is an advocate for all animals, and is the managing director of a Seattle-based NGO working to protect African elephants. He enjoys combining his many years of emergency medical experience and business experience to make a difference for our natural environment.
Erika Mansourian works with numerous conservation and animal welfare organizations, with a focus on helping wild and captive-held elephants. She is the Editorial Director of the print and digital publications of the American Kennel Club.
Wayne Lotter was a founding member and chairman of the PAMS Foundation. He tragically passed away on the 16th August 2017 in the line of duty. Wayne had a Masters Degree in Nature Conservation and 23 years of professional experience in wildlife management, conservation and environmental management. He was a community liaison and worked in government, corporate and NGO sectors.