Who We Are

MMead100Never 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 Officers

President  ·  Roger W. Mustalish, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, West Chester University
Vice President  ·  Chris Davidson, Ph.D., President, Idaho Botanical Research Foundation
Chairperson, Board of Directors  ·  Paul Morgan, Ph.D., West Chester University
Treasurer  ·  Donald E. Barr, Ph.D., President, D. E. Barr & Associates
Secretary  ·  Melissa Medlock
Executive Director  ·  Nora Bynum, Ph.D.

Board Members

Mark Blumenthal, Founder and Executive Director, American Botanical Council
Jon Cox, University of Delaware
Chris Davidson, Ph.D., President, Idaho Botanical Research Foundation
John Easterling, Founder, Amazon Herb Company
Terry Garcia, Founder, Exploration Ventures
Thomas Lovejoy, Ph.D.,  United Nations Foundation
Alexander Moen, Vice President, National Geographic Society
Paul Morgan, Ph.D., Professor, West Chester University
Olivia Newton-John Easterling, Singer, Actress and Philanthropist
Joan StrassmannPh.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
James A. Duke, Ph.D. Director Emeritus (posthumous) 

Science and Education Advisory Committee

Nora Bynum, Ph.D., Chair
Jon Cox, Faculty, University of Delaware
Tom Lovejoy, Ph.D.,United Nations Foundation
Joel Quadracci, President and COO, QuadGraphics
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, President
Nora Bynum
, Executive Director
Paul Morgan, Chairperson, Board of Directors
Carmen Chavez, Director of Peru Programs
Melissa Medlock, Business Manager

ACEER Staff in Peru

Therany Gonzalez, Education Coordinator
Raquel Condori, Project Coordinator
Cecilia Borda, Project Coordinator Asistant
Brandy Vargas Takana, Administrative Manager
Mercedes Leon, General Accountant