Environmental Initiatives

Meet the Experts

Nicole Aussedat

Nicole Aussedat

Officer, Global Ocean Legacy–France, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Nicole Aussedat is an officer based in Paris with Pew’s Global Ocean Legacy project for the French overseas territories.

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Peter Baker

Peter Baker

Director, U.S. Oceans, Northeast, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Peter Baker joined Pew in 2007 as manager of the Northeast Fisheries Program. He leads the campaign to establish science-based annual catch limits, strong monitoring programs and accountability in fisheries such as groundfish (cod, haddock, flounder), Atlantic herring, and other small schooling species that serve as food for larger fish and marine mammals.

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Adam Baske

Adam Baske

Manager, Global Tuna Conservation, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Adam Baske joined Pew in February 2010. He is an officer with international ocean policy, focusing on Pacific tuna fisheries and international fisheries governance.

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Angela Bednarek

Angela Bednarek

Manager, Ocean Science, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Angela Bednarek is an officer for Pew’s Ocean Science Division, where she works on science outreach to policymakers and decision makers.

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Uta Bellion

Uta Bellion

Director, European Marine Programme, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Uta Bellion joined Pew in 2006 as director of the European Marine Programme, which aims to strengthen the role of the European Union in stopping global overfishing and the destruction of the world’s oceans.

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Holly Binns

Holly Binns

Director, U.S. Oceans, Southeast, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Holly Binns joined Pew in 2008 and directs efforts to protect ocean life and end overfishing in the Gulf of Mexico, the South Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

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Heather Bradner

Heather Bradner

Officer, Global Ocean Legacy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Heather Bradner joined Pew in February 2007 as manager of the Global Ocean Legacy project, which works to create large no-take marine reserves around the world. Bradner is responsible for financial and project management, as well as assisting with Global Ocean Legacy’s site assessments and operations.

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Geoffrey Brown

Geoffrey Brown

Senior Officer, Government Relations, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Geoffrey Brown joined The Pew Charitable Trusts in 2008. As a senior officer of government relations, he works with congressional staff to develop stronger climate and environmental policy.

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John Carey

John Carey

Officer, Outback Australia, The Pew Charitable Trusts

John Carey joined Pew in 2008 to manage the Australia Program’s conservation project in the Kimberley, a stunning and largely intact outback region in northwestern Australia.

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Christophe Chevillon

Christophe Chevillon

Director, Global Ocean Legacy–New Caledonia, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Christophe Chevillon directs Pew’s Global Ocean Legacy project for New Caledonia.

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Jud Crawford

Jud Crawford

Manager, U.S. Oceans, Northeast, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Jud Crawford joined Pew in 2008 as science and policy manager for the Northeast Fisheries Program.

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Lee Crockett

Lee Crockett

Director, U.S. Oceans, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Lee Crockett joined Pew in June 2007 as director of Federal Fisheries Policy.

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Phyllis Cuttino

Phyllis Cuttino

Director, Clean Energy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Phyllis Cuttino is director of Pew’s Clean Energy Program, which works to accelerate the clean energy economy in order to seize its economic, national security and environmental benefits for the nation.

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Jane Danowitz

Jane Danowitz

Senior Officer, Environment, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Jane Danowitz joined Pew in 2002 as a senior officer responsible for the U.S. public lands protection program, which seeks to preserve America’s wilderness areas and undeveloped national forests through federal legislation and regulations.

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David Dreher

David Dreher

Officer, U.S. Public Lands, The Pew Charitable Trusts

David Dreher joined Pew in 2010 when the Campaign for America’s Wilderness merged with Pew. Beginning in 2000, Dreher served as senior legislative aide to Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, a member of the House Natural Resources Committee. Dreher played a key role in writing and negotiating the Healthy Forest Restoration Act and wrote major legislation to overhaul the Northwest Forest Plan and protect old-growth forests.

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Leslie Duncan

Leslie Duncan

Officer, U.S. Public Lands, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Leslie Duncan joined Pew in August 2011 and is an officer with the Western Lands Initiative, which seeks to advance meaningful long-term protection of the nation’s most ecologically significant federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

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Leda Dunmire

Leda Dunmire

Manager, U.S. Oceans, Southeast, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Leda Dunmire joined Pew in 2008 and manages ocean conservation work off the U.S. South Atlantic coast and in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Chris Flook

Chris Flook

Consultant, Global Ocean Legacy - Bermuda, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Chris Flook was engaged by Pew in 2011 as a consultant to serve as director of the Global Ocean Legacy project in Bermuda.

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Alistair Gammell

Alistair Gammell

Director, Global Ocean Legacy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Alistair Gammell joined Pew in 2009 as director of the Global Ocean Legacy campaign to designate the Chagos as a no-take marine reserve.

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Stephen Ganey

Stephen Ganey

Senior Director, Lands and Ocean, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Stephen Ganey joined Pew in 2007 as project director for the Regional Fisheries Initiative, which oversees work in regional marine and fisheries conservation.

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John Gilroy

John Gilroy

Director, U.S. Public Lands, The Pew Charitable Trusts

John Gilroy joined Pew in 2010 when the Campaign for America’s Wilderness merged with Pew. He had been with the project from its inception in 2002.

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Polita Glynn

Polita Glynn

Director, Pew Marine Fellows Program, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Polita Glynn joined Pew in 2009 to direct of the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation, which provides fellowships to outstanding natural and social scientists, researchers and others around the globe to support innovative projects aimed at developing and implementing solutions to critical challenges facing the world’s oceans.

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Rebecca Goldburg

Rebecca Goldburg

Director, Ocean Science, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Rebecca Goldburg joined Pew in 2008 as director of Pew’s Ocean Science Division, focusing on support for marine conservation research, including the Lenfest Ocean Program, the Sea Around Us project and the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation.

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Michelle Grady

Michelle Grady

Director, Oceans and Western Australia, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Michelle Grady joined Pew in 2008 to manage the Outback Australia Program. Grady has worked for 18 years as a conservation advocate at the local, national and international levels; a managing director of nonprofit organizations; and campaign manager and senior policy adviser to government.

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Marilyn Heiman

Marilyn Heiman

Director, U.S. Arctic, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Marilyn Heiman joined Pew in January 2009 as director of the U.S. Arctic Program, which works to protect the U.S. Arctic Ocean and its marine life from rapid industrialization made possible by the warming climate and the melting ice cap.

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David Henry

David Henry

Manager, International Arctic, The Pew Charitable Trusts

David Henry joined Pew in 2009 as manager of the International Arctic program. The project promotes science and community-based conservation of North America’s Arctic Ocean and the resulting well-being of Arctic residents who rely on its natural wealth.

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Jill Hepp

Jill Hepp

Senior Officer, Global Shark Conservation, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Jill Hepp is the director of Pew's Global Shark Conservation campaign, where she oversees a team of regional and country-based organizers around the world. She joined Pew in 2009 as a manager.

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Scott Highleyman

Scott Highleyman

Director, International Arctic, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Scott Highleyman joined Pew in 2009 to direct the International Arctic Program. Highleyman oversees non–U.S. Arctic marine campaigns that promote science and community-based conservation of the Arctic Ocean and the welfare of indigenous residents who rely on this ecosystem.

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Rachel Hopkins

Rachel Hopkins

Officer, Global Tuna Conservation, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Rachel Hopkins, who joined Pew in April 2008, manages the Marine Finfish Aquaculture Standards Project, which advances the development of rigorous, performance-based standards for marine fish farming.

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Seth Horstmeyer

Seth Horstmeyer

Director, Campaigns, Global Ocean Legacy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Seth Horstmeyer is a director with Pew’s Global Ocean Legacy project. He oversees operations in Pew’s effort to create large, fully protected marine reserves, with a focus on projects in Australia, New Zealand, and Palau.

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Charlotte Hudson

Charlotte Hudson

Director, Lenfest Ocean Program, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Charlotte Hudson joined Pew in 2005, advancing to director of the Lenfest Ocean Program. In this position, Hudson works with marine research aimed at reversing the decline of the global marine environment.

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Eleanor Huffines

Eleanor Huffines

Officer, U.S. Arctic, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Eleanor Huffines joined Pew in 2009 as manager of the U.S. Arctic Program.

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Henry Huntington

Henry Huntington

Senior Officer, International Arctic, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Henry Huntington joined Pew in 2009 as the science director for the Arctic Program.

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Mathew Jacobson

Mathew Jacobson

Officer, Boreal Conservation, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Mathew Jacobson joined Pew in 2008 when the National Environmental Trust became part of the Pew Charitable Trusts. He develops and implements outreach and campaign strategies for boreal conservation, primarily in Québec.

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Julie Janovsky

Julie Janovsky

Officer, Global Penguin Conservation, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Julie Janovsky is an officer for Pew’s global penguin conservation project, working to establish no-take marine reserves in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean and to address threats to penguin species and their ecosystems.

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Steve Kallick

Steve Kallick

Director, International Lands Conservation, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Steve Kallick is the director of the international wilderness conservation program at The Pew Charitable Trusts, where he has been since 1997. Currently he oversees the International Boreal Conservation Campaign and the Outback Australia project and conducts research into wilderness conservation issues worldwide.

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Andrea Kavanagh

Andrea Kavanagh

Director, Global Penguin Conservation, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Andrea Kavanagh is director of the Southern Ocean Sanctuaries Campaign, a project dedicated to conserving the most intact marine ecosystem on the planet.

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Markus Knigge

Markus Knigge

Adviser, European Marine Programme, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Markus Knigge is an adviser to Pew’s European Marine Programme. He is responsible for developing policy proposals, commissioning and managing research, and devising strategies for the dissemination of findings.

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Gerald Leape

Gerald Leape

Senior Officer, Government Relations, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Gerald Leape joined Pew in 2008 as a senior officer, focusing primarily on international marine issues. His responsibilities have included conserving krill, reforming salmon aquaculture production practices and significantly reducing illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing through a binding global treaty.

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Tony Long

Tony Long

Director, Ending Illegal Fishing Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Anthony Long joined Pew as director of the Ending Illegal Fishing Project in October 2012 after 27 years in the British Royal Navy, where he reached the rank of commander.

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Tim Mahoney

Tim Mahoney

Director, U.S. Public Lands, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Tim Mahoney joined Pew in 2010 as a senior officer for the Campaign for America’s Wilderness.

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Christopher Mann

Christopher Mann

Director, Environment, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Christopher Mann joined Pew in 2007 and leads projects to develop science-based, precautionary standards for marine aquaculture and to advance federal legislation, implementing recommendations of the Pew Oceans Commission for ecosystem-based management of U.S. ocean waters.

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Jim Mathews

Jim Mathews

Officer, U.S. Public Lands, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Jim Mathews joined Pew in 2010 when the Campaign for America’s Wilderness became part of the Pew Charitable Trusts. Mathews has more than 25 years of experience working on environmental, natural resource and conservation issues in the public and private sectors.

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Mike Matz

Mike Matz

Director, U.S. Public Lands, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Mike Matz joined Pew in 2010 when the Campaign for America’s Wilderness became part of the Pew Charitable Trusts. As the director, Matz works to protect the nation’s remaining wild lands to ensure an enduring legacy of wilderness for future generations.

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Jean-Paul Michel

Jean-Paul Michel

Director, Global Ocean Legacy-France, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Jean-Paul Michel directs Pew’s Global Ocean Legacy project for the French overseas territories.

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Ted Morton

Ted Morton

Director, U.S. Oceans, Federal, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Ted Morton joined Pew in April 2013 as director of U.S. Oceans, Federal. He leads Pew’s efforts to establish policies to end overfishing, rebuild depleted fish populations, and promote ecosystem-based fisheries management in U.S. federal waters in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the nation’s primary law governing ocean fish management.

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Amanda Nickson

Amanda Nickson

Director, Global Tuna Conservation, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Amanda Nickson joined Pew in 2010 to lead advocacy efforts with regional fisheries management organizations, the international bodies that govern the treaties regulating commercial fishing on the high seas.

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Patrick O'Leary

Patrick O'Leary

Officer, Outback Australia, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Patrick O'Leary joined Pew in 2009. He focuses on strengthening Pew’s indigenous partnerships, enhancing environmental protection across Northern Australia and pursuing linkages between reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting biodiversity.

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Jon Owen

Jon Owen

Officer, U.S. Public Lands, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Jon Owen joined Pew in 2010 when the Campaign for America’s Wilderness became part of the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Andi Pearl

Andi Pearl

Director, Campaigns and Policy, Global Ocean Legacy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Andi Pearl joined the Pew Environment Group in 2006 as a manager for the Antarctic Krill Conservation Project. In 2010, she moved to the Global Ocean Legacy project, where she is responsible for assessing future projects related to the campaign’s goal of protecting special places in the sea.

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Jérôme Petit

Jérôme Petit

Director, Global Ocean Legacy–French Polynesia, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Jérôme Petit directs Pew’s Global Ocean Legacy project for French Polynesia.

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Sandrine Polti

Sandrine Polti

Manager, Protecting the Deep Sea, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Sandrine Polti is manager of The Pew Charitable Trusts’ initiative to protect the deep sea.

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Ken Rait

Ken Rait

Director, U.S. Public Lands, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Ken Rait became the director of the Western Lands Initiative in September 2011. Ken joined Pew in 2010 as senior officer for the Campaign for America’s Wilderness. Rait is the former director of the Heritage Forests Campaign, an initiative that successfully advocated for the conservation of nearly 60 million acres of roadless, wild national forestlands.

Learn more about Ken Rait
Matt Rand

Matt Rand

Director, Global Ocean Legacy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Matt Rand joined Pew in 2008, advancing to director of Global Shark Conservation. The campaign helped the island nations of the Maldives and Palau establish shark sanctuaries in their territorial waters, closing 590,000 square miles in the Pacific and Indian oceans to shark fishing.

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Joshua S. Reichert

Joshua S. Reichert

Executive Vice President, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Joshua Reichert is an executive vice president at Pew, directing all of its environmental work, including efforts to preserve large intact wilderness ecosystems and protect the global marine environment.

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Tom Rudolph

Tom Rudolph

Officer, U.S. Oceans, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Tom Rudolph joined Pew in 2011 to manage policy and research for the Forage Fish Conservation Initiative. He works in three regions--New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Pacific Coast--on promoting precautionary management practices for forage fish in order to ensure the dietary needs of marine predators are met.

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Karen Sack

Karen Sack

Senior Director, International Ocean, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Karen Sack joined Pew in September 2009 as director of International Ocean Conservation. She manages the international marine program which includes projects that focus on ending overfishing in Europe, conserving sharks, tunas, deep-sea life, establishing large-scale marine reserves, and combating illegal fishing.

 

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Debbie Salamone

Debbie Salamone

Officer, Communications, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Debbie Salamone joined Pew in 2009 as a communications manager focused on ending overfishing in the Gulf of Mexico, the South Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean.

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Paul Shively

Paul Shively

Manager, U.S. Oceans, Pacific, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Paul Shively joined Pew in January, 2011 as the campaign manager for the Pacific Fish Conservation Program where he works to suspend the expansion of fisheries on forage stocks until an ecosystem-based approach can be implemented.

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Velma Smith

Velma Smith

Officer, Government Relations, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Velma Smith joined Pew in 2008. As an officer of government relations, she supports a range of programs including public lands and mining reform, protection of Arctic resources and reform of industrial animal agriculture.

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Thomas St. Hilaire

Thomas St. Hilaire

Director, Field Operations, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Tom St. Hilaire joined Pew in August 2009 and is a senior field officer. He works to expand the organization’s collaboration with key constituencies, including conservation, scientific, elected-leader, business, hunter-angler and outdoor recreation groups, concentrating on public education and advocacy strategies.

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Karen Steuer

Karen Steuer

Senior Director, Government Relations, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Karen Steuer joined Pew in 2008 and directs government relations activities for all environmental projects.

 

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Barry Traill

Barry Traill

Director, Outback Australia, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Barry Traill joined Pew in 2007 as director of Outback Australia, a joint program of Pew and the Nature Conservancy. He works with partner organizations to obtain protection for large wilderness areas in Australia on land and sea.

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Sylvia Troost

Sylvia Troost

Manager, U.S. Oceans, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Sylvia Troost joined Pew in 2010 as manager for the Federal Fisheries Policy Project.

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Tom Wathen

Tom Wathen

Vice President, Environment, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Tom Wathen joined Pew in June 2008 as a deputy director, managing programs in North American ocean conservation, wilderness protection and marine science.

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Thomas Wheatley

Thomas Wheatley

Manager, U.S. Oceans, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Tom Wheatley joined Pew in August 2009 as manager of the Gulf Surface Longline Campaign.

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Elizabeth Wilson

Elizabeth Wilson

Director, International Ocean Policy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Elizabeth Wilson directs the international ocean policy program for The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Joan Yang

Joan Yang

Senior Officer, International Ocean Policy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Joan Yang joined Pew in 2010 as a senior officer for international ocean policy. She coordinates Pew’s work at the United Nations with a focus on marine issues: preservation of biodiversity, ocean governance and sustainable use of marine species.

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Imogen Zethoven

Imogen Zethoven

Director, Global Shark Conservation, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Imogen Zethoven joined Pew in 2007 as project manager for the Coral Sea Campaign and, two years later, became director of the program to establish the world’s largest fully protected marine park.

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