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LACA Board of Directors


Current Board


Olivier Chassot, Past President
Tropical Science Center, Costa Rica

Anthony J. Giordano, President
S.P.E.C.I.E.S./LifeScape International, Inc. and Texas Tech University, United States

Sandra Pompa Mansilla, President Elect
Instituto de Ecología, UNAM, Mexico

Tsitsi McPherson, Chief Financial Officer
State University of New York at Oneonta

Nicolette S. Roach, Director of Communications
PhD Student at Texas A&M University in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and Applied Biodiversity Science Program

Karla Pelz Serrano, Director of Nominations
CBS Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Lerma, Mexico

Armando Valdés Velázquez, Director of Education
Director of Planning and Development at the Research Centre for Integral & Sustainable Development (CIDIS) within the Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH).Associate Professor with the School of Sciences & Philosophy at the UPCH, Lima, Perú

Mariana Lucero Múzquiz Villalobos, Director of Chapters
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, Mexico

Heliot Zarza Villanueva, Director of Membership
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Lerma, Mexico

Future Members

If you are interested in being a member of the Latin America and Caribbean Board you must be a member of SCB and a member of the Section. Generally 2 to 4 board members are elected annually. The Call for Nominations goes out in November or December and the election runs in December or January. Each year section members receive an email about the open positions and the start of the election process. For more information about getting involved with this board, please contact