LEADERSHIP & VALUES

View The Wildlife Society’s Code of Ethics and our Bylaws.

MEET THE COUNCIL

OFFICERS

President
Gordon Batcheller, CWB®
250 Rabbit College Road Petersburgh, NY 12138
518-650-5442;  gordon.tws@gmail.com

Vice President 
Bob Lanka, CWB®
Laramie, WY
bob23.tws@gmail.com

Don Yasuda

President-Elect
Don Yasuda, CWB®
4277 Patterson Dr.
Diamond Springs, CA 95619

530-409-5405; dyasudaTWS@gmail.com

Immediate Past-President
Carol Chambers, Ph.D.
200 E. Pine Knoll, Room 116
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

928-523-0014; carol.chambers@nau.edu

REPRESENTATIVES
Evelyn MerrillCanadian (2024)
Evelyn Merrill, Ph.D., CWB®
University of Alberta
Department of Biological Sciences
Edmonton, AB T6G1Z8 Canada

780-492-2842; emerrill@ualberta.ca
HilderbrandNorthwest (2022)
Grant V. Hilderbrand, Ph.D., CWB®
5800 Kalgin Drive
Anchorage, AK 99516
907-240-8355; granthilderbrandtws@gmail.com
OrabonaCentral Mountains & Plains (2023)
Andrea Orabona
44 Meadow Road
Lander, WY 82520
307-349-2999
Andrea.Orabona@wyo.gov

Southeastern (2024)
Lisa Muller, CWB®
Professor, Assistant Department, Head and Graduate Coordinator
427 Plant Biotechnology 2505 E.J Chapman Dr
Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries

                                                             865-776-0291; lmuller@utk.edu

LederleNorth Central (2022)
Pat Lederle, Ph.D., CWB®
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
lederle1@msu.edu

Southwest (2024)
Kathy Granillo
505-350-1007; KGBirder55@gmail.com

Northeast (2023)
Duane Diefenbach, CWB®
404 Forest Resources Bldg
University Park, PA 16802

814-865-3992; DRD11@psu.edu

StewartWestern (2022)
Kelley Stewart, Ph.D.
Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
1664 N. Virginia St., Mail Stop 186
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89503
KelleyS@unr.edu
STUDENT LIAISON TO COUNCIL

Darwin Mayhew
San Francisco, CA, USA Inland Norway University of Applied Science Anne Evenstads Vei 80, 2480, Koppang, Norway
mayhewdarwin@gmail.com

MEET THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY STAFF
To contact a member of TWS staff, please send a message to tws@wildlife.org
Ed Arnett
Ed Arnett, PhD, CWB®
Chief Executive Officer

Keith Norris, AWB®
Director of Wildlife Policy and Communications

Cameron Kovach, JD, AWB®
Director of Operations

Mariah S. Beyers, AWB®
Unit Services Manager

Aniket Gajare
Software Developer

Caroline E. Murphy, AWB®
Government Relations Manager

Nick Wesdock
Business Relations and Conferences Manager

Jamila Blake, AWB®
Professional Development Manager

Jennifer Murphy, CWB®
Operations Coordinator

David Frey
Managing Editor

Dana Kobilinsky
Associate Editor

Joshua Rapp Learn
Science Writer
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O’Connor
Conservation Affairs Network Fellow

Alexia Yau
Operations and Outreach Intern

Brielle Manzolillo
Wildlife Policy Intern