Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead


Board of Directors

President  Roger W. Mustalish, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, West Chester University

Vice President Joel Quadracci, President and CEO, Quad/Graphics, Inc.

Chairperson Nora Bynum, Ph.D., Vice Provost for DKU and China Affairs

Treasurer Donald E. Barr, Ph.D., President, D. E. Barr & Associates

Secretary  Winden S. Rowe


Board Members

Mark Blumenthal, Founder and Executive Director, American Botanical Council
Chris Davidson, Ph.D., President, Idaho Botanical Research Foundation
James A. Duke, Ph.D., Ethnobotanist, Herbal Vineyard, Inc.

John Easterling, Founder, Amazon Herb Company
Terry Garcia, Executive Vice President, National Geographic Society
Malcolm Gillis, Ph.D., Past President, Professor, Rice University
Alexander Moen, Vice President, National Geographic Society
Paul Morgan, Ph.D., Professor, West Chester University
Olivia Newton-John Easterling, Singer, Actress and Philanthropist
Joan Strassmann, Ph.D., Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
Armando Valdes Velasquez, Ph.D., Specialist in Biodiversity, Natural Resources & environmental Issues
Cecilia Mendiola Vargas, Education Consultant, Lima

Science and Education Advisory Committee

Joseph A. Bishop, Ph.D., Chair of SEAC, Penn State Cooperative Wetlands, Pennsylvania State University
John Francis, Ph.D., Executive Director, Committee for Research and Exploration, The National Geographic Society
Tom Lovejoy, Ph.D., President, the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment
Paul Morgan, Ph.D., Faculty - Professional and Secondary Education, West Chester University
Bernard Sweeney, Ph.D., Director, Stroud Water Research Center

Kenneth Feeley, Ph.D., Conservation Botanist, Florida International University and Fairchild Gardens, Miami FL

Jessica Groenendyk, Biologist, Cocha Cashu Biological Station, Peru

ACEER Staff in the United States

Roger Mustalish, Director of US Operations
Carmen Chavez, Director of Peru Programs
Mary Ann Robinson, Business Manager

ACEER Staff in Peru

Jorge Lezama Albarracin, Leaf Pack Field Coordinator
Licia Silva Ortiz, Education Coordinator, Puerto Maldonado
Therany Gonzalez, Director of Field Operations

Giselle Florez Barrio de Mendoza, Education Coordinator, Cusco

President's Council

Roger W. Mustalish - Chair, Pennsylvania
Olivia Newton-John - Honorary Chair, Florida/Australia
Katherine Ball-Weir, Pennsylvania
Beth Briglia, Pennsylvania
Sharon Christoph, Idaho
Kelly Cotter, Maryland
Beth Doane, California
Fred Gage, Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Gillis, Texas
Mary Ellen Krober, Pennsylvania
Winden Rowe, Pennsylvania
John Sacharok, Pennsylvania
John Salventi, Pennsylvania