The People

The Orangutan Conservancy


Norm Rosen


Board of Directors

Raffaella Commitante Raff photo
Juanita KempeJuanita photo
Anne RussonAnne photo
Robert ShumakerRob photo

Barbara Shaw

Linda Keenan

Director of Development
Tom Mills

Juanita Kempe

Emeritus Board
Roger Nelson
Shirley Randolph
Michael Sowards
Wayne Sowards

Honorary Patrons

Jane Goodall, PhD, CBE, has studied chimpanzees for more than 40 years and is credited with popularizing the modern notion of “conservation.” In 1977 she founded the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to conserve primate habitat; foster positive relationships among people, the environment, and animals; and promote activities that ensure the well-being of chimpanzees and other animals, both wild and in captivity. Among her many books are In the Shadow of Man (1971) and A Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey (1999).

Edward O. Wilson, PhD, is the author of two Pulitzer Prize-winning books, On Human Nature (1978) and The Ants (1990) and is the recipient of the 1977 National Medal of Science, the Gold Medal of the Worldwide Fund for Nature (1990) and the Audubon Medal of the National Audubon Society (1995).  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, and the American Museum of Natural History.

Djamaludin Suryohadikusumo is the former Minister of Forestry in Indonesia who established many protective regulations and enforced them. He continues his conservation and protection efforts today by serving as a patron of the BOSF in Indonesia and by serving with the Gibbon Foundation. He was instrumental in detaching the Mawas region from the production forest designation.

Suwanna B. Gauntlett played a pivotal role in founding WildAid, an animal welfare and conservation group that is widely regarded as one of the most effective in Asia. A lifelong environmentalist, Gauntlett has dedicated her life to saving wildlife and forests. Gauntlett helped support the highly acclaimed ‘Operation Amba’ program that brought the Siberian tiger back from the brink of extinction in the mid-90’s, and founded the Gauntlett Group LLC, an environmental consulting firm dedicated to helping corporations including Nike, Pfizer and Alcoa Fujicoa to reduce pollution in operations worldwide.