Team Re:wild

Our team

Teamwork makes the wild work. Working together is how we protect and nurture all life on Earth. Every creature, plant, and human—including you—plays a part in building a thriving planet. All things working together, for all wildkind.

"Re:wild offers a bold vision to amplify and scale the local solutions being led by Indigenous peoples and local communities, nongovernmental organizations, companies, and government agencies, to help increase their impact around the world," says Leonardo DiCaprio, a founding board member of Re:wild. The environmental heroes that the planet needs are already here. Now we all must rise to the challenge and join them.”

Rewilding our world is a big task. Bigger than any one person, organization, or government can accomplish alone. That’s why we’re glad you’re here! Team Re:wild is a dynamic, diverse, and driven team, leveraging our collective talents, passions, and creativity to drive lasting change.

No matter where you are on your journey, you’re on the team. 

We do not call people out. We call people in. 

Here’s what’s next:

  1. Sign up to receive our Weekly Wild! We’ll send a short list to inspire you, pointing you to simple actions you can take and upcoming events that support a global push for a thriving planet.

  2. Spread the word. Join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok. Let us know what questions you have and share what you love! Or text us at 512-729-1882.

  3. Support the cause. We’ve worked with scientists to identify the areas and species that, if restored and protected, have the greatest benefit to the world at large. If you’re willing and able, support this important work!

  4. Advocate for the Earth. Whether it is signing a petition or amplifying a story to convince governments to protect irreplaceable places, you can be a part of the power of collective action in rewilding our world. 

And in return, we commit to building the platforms and the tools to promote nature-based solutions. We commit to foster creative collaborations, among individuals, communities, organizations, governments, and businesses towards a shared vision.

The rest is up to all of us. 

So Act:Now for Earth


Chief Scientist & Ceo

Wes Sechrest, Ph.D.


Don Church, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President

Penny Langhammer, Ph.D.

Chief Conservation Officer

Russell Mittermeier, Ph.D.

Chief Operating Officer

Alejandro Quintero

Vice President of Communications and Marketing

Robin D. Moore, Ph.D.

Field and Science Programs

Senior Director of Conservation Strategies

Barney Long, Ph.D.

Senior Director Of Guardians

Nina Paige Hadley

Senior Director, Wildlife Trade

Peter Paul van Dijk, Ph.D.

Caribbean Alliance Director

Jenny Daltry, Ph.D. F.R.G.S.

Latin America Director

Chris Jordan, Ph.D.

Director of Conservation Priorities

Matt Foster

Director of Conservation Breeding

Jeff Holland

Ape Conservation Director and Rapid Rescue Fund Director

Dirck Byler

Primate Conservation Director

Anthony Rylands, Ph.D.

Manager of Conservation Partnerships / Africa Manager (acting)

Mary Brown

Manager Of Iucn Red List Assessments

Jennifer Luedtke

Senior Associate

Rebecca Kormos, Ph.D.

Science Program Officer

Andrew Snyder, Ph.D.

Data And Metrics Manager

Carrie Stengel

Andean Countries Coordinator

Lina M. Valencia, Ph.D.

Director Of Protected Area Management

Mike Appleton

Biodiversity Assessments Coordinator

Kelsey Neam

Amphibian Red List Authority Program Officer

Lauren Naylor Warr

Asian Species Officer

Andrew Tilker, Ph.D.

Freshwater Fish Conservation Program Manager

Harmony Patricio, Ph.D.

Program Manager Of Wild Cat Conservation

Jim Sanderson, Ph.D.

Wildlife Crime Prevention Officer

James Slade

Senior Associate

Genevieve Campbell

Senior Advisor To Wildlands

Byron Swift

Senior Brazil Associate

Rodrigo Medeiros

Marketing and Communications

Director Of Communications

Lindsay Renick Mayer

Director of Marketing and Brand

Carrie Hutchison

Senior Manager Of Influencer & Social Engagement

Arnelle Lozada

Senior Communications Specialist

Devin Murphy

Brand Partnerships Officer

Nick Rose Ntertsas

Editorial Manager

Kyrsten Stringer


Director Of Finance

Reagan Steppe

Senior Director Of Strategic Partnerships

Laura Stewart

Senior Development Officer

Maria Christina Wurschy

Outreach And Events Director

Laura J. Kay

Grants And Operations Manager

Tinisha Hancock, Ph.D.

Executive Assistant

Ella Outlaw

Office Manager

Jill Lucena

Operations Assistant

Ana Denman

Operations Associate

Jessica Argubright

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Banner collage image credits: Sam Stenson, James Slade, Robin Moore