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Who We Are

The Felidae organization is a resourceful, passionate and dedicated team of conservationists who are working to safeguard global ecosystems, with felid species as natural world guardians.

Our staff and excellent group of volunteers bring varying skill sets and creativities to our efforts, and we get a lot done on very low overhead. We are always looking for new ways to leverage our complementary skill sets.

We have a growing number of projects that volunteers participate in, expanding our reach and helping us introduce the concept of a balanced natural world into every living room, computer screen and smart phone; making our ecosystems a priority to all.

Staff & Interns

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Zara McDonald, MS MBA

President & Researcher, Director

Meet Zara

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Alys Granados, PhD

Lead Wildlife Ecologist

Meet Alys

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Andrew Bagwell

Field Intern

Meet Andrew

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Jenny Green

Wildlife Biologist Intern

Meet Jenny

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Katie McPherson

Wildlife Biologist Technician

Meet Katie

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Cailan Ackerman

Wildlife Biologist Technician

Meet Cailan

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Joanne Rikli

Community Program Coordinator

Meet Joanne

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David Stoner, PhD

Researcher

Meet David

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Anower Hossain

Accountant

Meet Anower

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Kyle Shaney

Researcher

Board of Directors

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Michael Land

Chairman

Meet Michael

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Michelle Friend

Director

Meet Michelle

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Sharon Osberg

Director

Meet Sharon

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Conor McGrath

Director

Meet Conor

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Jay Ruffin

Director

Meet Jay

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Tom Tompkins

Director

Meet Tom

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Jahan Alamzad

Director

Meet Jahan

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Kevin Clark, PhD

Director

Meet Kevin

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Imran Khan

Director

Meet Imran

Catherine Principe

Director

Emeritus Directors

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Susan Pritzker

Director

Meet Susan

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Tom McMurray, PhD

Chairman & Director

Carl Goldfischer, MD

Chairman & Director

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Roger Merrill

Director

Meet Roger

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Kia Walker

Director

Meet Kia

Tim Tosta

Director

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Shelley Alger

Director

Meet Shelley

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Suzanne Harle

Director

George Brewster

Director

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Michael Velzo

Director

Meet Michael

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Lisa Setterfield

Director

Mario Klip

Director

Tim Noel

Director

Volunteers

Thank you to the 500+ volunteers who have given us the generous gift of their time and expertise over the years!

Featured Volunteers

Spotlight on Sarah Czarnecki

This week we are featuring Sarah Czarnecki, who has been a great help writing articles for us.

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Spotlight on Sarah Thuman

This week we are featuring Sarah Thuman, an ArcGIS Volunteer! Sarah provides maps for our research and community programs using ArcGIS.

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Do You Have 2-4 Hours A Month To Preserve Your Local Ecosystem?

Our volunteers are the driving force behind making true change in ecosystem health and wild cat conservation. Some like to volunteer in the field, others help us maintain our online presence, and some work with events. With just a few hours a month, you can make a difference, too.

See Volunteer Opportunities

Make A Difference Right Now

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, our work is only possible because of generous donors like you. 

Your donation allows us to conduct groundbreaking research, outreach, and education. 

This is where true change starts. If you’d like to be a part of it, make a donation to Felidae Conservation Fund today: