SCB Global Network Board

Clockwise: Antony Lynam, Melissa Price, Justine Vaz, Badru Mugerwa, John Piccolo, Micha Jackson, Rebecca McCaffery, Edward Hind-Ozan, Eduardo Gallo Cajiao, Karla Pelz Serrano, Adina Merenlender, Mohammad Farhadinia, Jennifer Thornhill, Erin Poor, Vanessa Adams, Tsitsi McPherson


SCB Board Members


Antony Lynam
Wildlife Conservation Society
Term ends as President: 30 June 2023

President Elect

Vanessa Adams
University of Tasmania
Term ends as President: 30 June 2025

Past President

Adina Merenlender
University of California
United States
Term ends as Past President: 30 June 2023


Jennifer Thornhill
Institute of Applied Ecology
George Mason University
Term ends: 30 June 2023


Justine Vaz
The Habitat Foundation
Pulau Pinang
Term ends: 30 June 2023

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice Officer

Tsitsi McPherson
Term ends: 30 June 2023

Region Members

Africa Region

Mwezi “Badru” Mugerwa
Embaka/ Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
Section Governing Board President
Term ends: 31 December 2025

Asia Region

Mohammad Farhadinia
University of Oxford
United Kingdom
Interim Section Governing Board President
Term ends 30 April 2023

Europe Region

John Piccolo
Karlstad University
Section Governing Board President
Term ends: 31 December 2023

Latin America and Caribbean Region

Tsitsi McPherson
Section Governing Board President 
Term ends: 31 Dec 2023

Vice President Members

Vice President for Education and Outreach

Eduardo Gallo Cajiao
University of Queensland
Chair of the Student Affairs Committee; Liaison to Working Groups and Fellowship Programs Committee
Term ends: 30 June 2023

Vice President for Membership

Erin Poor
University of Maryland
The Nature Conservancy 
Denver, Colorado
United States
Term ends: 30 June 2025

Vice President for Programs and Nominees

Melissa Price
University of Hawaii at Manoa
United States
Term ends: 30 June 2023

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Marine Global Program

Edward Hind-Ozan
Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
United Kingdom Government
United Kingdom
Section Governing Board President
Term ends: 31 March 2023

North America Region

Rebecca McCaffery
Bozeman, Montana
United States
Term ends 30 June 2023

Oceania Region

Micha Jackson 
University of Queensland 
Section Governing Board President
Term ends: 30 June 2024


Ines Arroyo Quiroz 
Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinaries
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Blake Alexander Simmons 
Research Associate
Queensland University of Technology

Marit Doshi
Senior Coordinator / Project Manager
California Association for Resource Conservation Districts / 
UC Berkeley Cooperative Extension

Li (Aster) Zhang
Professor of Conservation Biology
Beijing Normal University

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Regional Board Members

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