Board & Leadership

Board of Directors

Laurie Benenson
Writer and Producer

Stephen Altschul
Computational Biologist

Daniela Armijos
Amazon Rainforest Advocate

Bernard Aronson
ACON Investments, LLC

Jeff Bridges
Actor and musician

William M. Cameron
American Fidelity Assurance Company

Marcelo Carvalho 
Pro Natura

Denise Castronovo

Castronovo Chocolate

Ken Cook
Environmental Working Group

Liliana Madrigal
Amazon Conservation Team

Juan Mayr Maldonado

Elizabeth Murrell

Mark Plotkin
Amazon Conservation Team

Nora Pouillon
Restaurant Nora

David Stoup
Healthy Lifestyle Brands, LLC

Pascal Tjong A Hung

Tico Torres
Tico Torres Children Foundation

Advisory Board

The Amazon Conservation Team's Advisory Board is composed of an eclectic group of extraordinary individuals dedicated to ACT's mission.  As advisors, they bring special talents that ACT can draw on upon request, while sharing unique perspectives from their fields of expertise that enrich ACT’s work.

Janell Cannon
Author and illustrator

Walter Isaacson
Aspen Institute

Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall Institute

Julian Lennon
Musician and philanthropist

Hugh Govan
Marine biologist and conservationist

May Pang
Author and producer

Miranda Smith
Miranda Productions

Paul Stamets
Mycologist and entrepreneur

Heather Thomas-Brittenham
Actress and author

Andrew Tobias

Author and journalist

ACT-Colombia's Indigenous Youth Advisory Board

Our largest program, ACT-Colombia, is proud to host an indigenous youth advisory board, which helps guide our organization. We believe that it is vital that the voices of those who will inherit the responsibility for our natural world be involved in the planning and implementation of our conservation work. The board currently consists of nine members, age 10 to 16, from the six major geographic regions in Colombia where we work. The group meets regularly and shares with us with their insights, perspectives, and priorities as young members of the indigenous communities with which we partner.