Fauna & Flora International USA, Inc.
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) was founded in the US in 1981, and has a long track record of collaboration with FFI’s sister company in the US to deliver notable conservation impact around the world. In 2016, the partnership with the US sister company evolved to harness the respective strengths of each organization, with the former affiliate taking a new name, and FFI has reestablished itself as a new entity in the US to work with the FFI global network on continuing to conserve threatened species and ecosystems worldwide.
FFI’s new affiliate in the US, Fauna & Flora International USA, Inc. (FFI USA) was incorporated in September 2016 in the State of Delaware. FFI USA is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization (federal tax identification number EIN #81-3967095) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to FFI USA are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
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Dr. Knapp is a Merit Researcher and head of the Algae, Fungi and Plants Division in the Life Sciences Department of the Natural History Museum (London), which she joined in 1992 to manage the international project Flora Mesoamericana - a synoptic inventory of the approximately 17,000 species of plants of the isthmus of Central America. She specializes in the taxonomy of the nightshades - Solanaceae - a plant family with many agriculturally and culturally important species such as potatoes, tomatoes and tobacco. Dr. Knapp served a total of 16 years as a member of the Council of Trustees of Fauna & Flora International, (FFI - registered charity no. 1011102 in England & Wales), prior to retiring from this position in September 2021. She became President of the FFI USA Board of Directors when it was established in September 2016.
Diana van de Kamp founded WildInvest in 1997, a UK and US endangered species conservation charity. WildInvest is a membership group of entrepreneurial individuals, who donate to a portfolio of 12 early stage conservation projects. She is also a Trustee of the Awana Catchment Trust on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. Diana retired from the FFI Council of Trustees in 2022, having served as a trustee for a total of 16 years. She became Secretary of the FFI USA Board of Directors when it was established in September 2016 and is currently also the organization’s acting Treasurer.
Diane E. Alfano stepped down as CEO of Institutional Investor in June 2021 after having joined the company in 1984. A premier global media company, Institutional Investor cover the financial services industry, with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Santa Monica. Institutional Investor has over 20 publications including Institutional Investor, Alpha, The Journal of Portfolio Management, The Journal of Retirement, and Global Money Management, as well as research and data services, 17 membership institutes, numerous conferences and events serving the asset management industry globally, and an online community of asset allocators representing the largest investing institutions worldwide. Diane was the first woman to serve on the Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC Board when she was an Executive Director from 2000 until January 2016. Prior to joining Institutional Investor, Diane was an Account Executive with the Burroughs Corporation. Diane is a graduate of Tufts University in Boston with a B.A. in both French and Political Science and she also studied at La Sorbonne and the Institut d’Etudes des Politiques (Sciences-Po) in Paris. She joined the Board in 2016.
Millie Kerr is a multimedia journalist focused on wildlife conservation. A former lawyer, Millie has written magazine and newspaper articles for a wide range of publications, among them The Economist, National Geographic Traveller, Popular Science and The New York Times. Her first book--a middle grade novel about British wildlife--was published in 2020, and Bloomsbury is publishing her first work of non-fiction in 2022. "Wilder" spotlights global rewilding projects and will be released as a popular science title. Numerous global conservation NGOs have hired Millie (as an employee or consultant) to provide communications support. Before leaving law, Millie spent two years in private practice and another working for a federal agency. She has a B.A. in history from Wake Forest University, a J.D. in law from The University of Texas, and an MPhil in conservation leadership from Cambridge.
Lorenzo Nogales is a private markets investor and is currently a Managing Director at a family office based in Washington D.C. He has extensive experience gained over 22 years investing in privately held companies and private investment funds spanning venture, growth and buyouts globally. Lorenzo has lived and invested in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. Prior to his role as an investor with he worked for Rio Tinto in Seville (Spain) and Namibia. His longstanding interest in conservation and the natural world was spurred by a year of volunteer work with the Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers, which involved various projects across that country. He has a B.Sc. in Geology & Geophysics, an M.Sc in Engineering Geology from Durham University (UK) and an MBA from INSEAD.
Tola is a collaborative and results-driven communications leader with a track record of helping clients shape, protect, and elevate their brands and reputation over the last two decades. As Executive Vice President at freuds, an elite, mission-driven strategic communications agency (largest industry certified B- Corp), she leads US business operations while also providing senior client counsel to a diverse mix of global clients. An impassioned champion of the UN Global Goals, Tola has managed several international projects connecting people, planet, and prosperity, in addition to driving multi-stakeholder activations at global forums such as Davos, UNGA, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings, and COP. Tola earned a B.A. in Corporate Communications and English Literature from Drexel University and holds a Master of Public Affairs from Sciences Po Paris, L'Institut d'études politiques (IEP) de Paris. A global citizen by nature and nurture, she has also lived, studied, and worked on three continents – Africa, Europe, and North America – visiting more than 80 countries.
Conserving marine turtles and priority marine habitats in the Pacific of Nicaragua
Eastern Caribbean Offshore Islands Network
Protecting rosewood from illegal logging in Belize