Our leaders take action so animals and people can thrive.

From our board members to our senior executives, IFAW is led by a team of dedicated professionals who think outside the box to deliver real impact for animals and people.

I have never been satisfied with just fighting the good fight. We need to actually make a difference.

Azzedine Downes

President and CEO

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If you look at a population, it’s made up of individuals. In order for us to save the population, we have to save individual animals. To save the populations, we have to save the ecosystem and the habitats where they live.

Kelvin Alie

Executive Vice President

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Phyllis Bayer

Director – IT & Facilities

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Jason Bell

Vice President - Conservation & Animal Rescue

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Faye Cuevas, Esq.

Senior Vice President

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Terry Karamanos

Vice President – Global Development

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Jimmiel Mandima

Deputy Vice President - Conservation

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Thom Maul

Chief Financial Officer

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Kevin McGinnis

Vice President – Human Resources

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Katherine Miller

Deputy Vice President – International Operations

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Katie Moore

Deputy Vice President - Animal Rescue

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Fawn Schanz

General Counsel

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Sonja Van Tichelen

Vice President – International Operations

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