Partnering to conserve the monarch butterfly migration

Leadership and Staff

The MJV partnership is guided by a steering committee that includes representatives from many partner organizations. This leadership team provides expertise in all areas of monarch conservation and helps provide direction for the MJV’s primary efforts to conserve the monarch migration. The efforts are based on recommendations outlined in the North American Monarch Conservation Plan.  

While leadership and staff are essential in providing structure for this partnership organization, MJV partner organization staff, volunteers, citizen scientists, educators, and many others provide the foundation for monarch conservation work throughout the U.S. 

Steering Committee

Karen Oberhauser

Karen Oberhauser

MJV Steering Committee Co-Chair

University of Minnesota Monarch Lab, Monarch Butterfly Fund

Scott Black

Scott Black

MJV Steering Committee Co-Chair

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Laurie Adams

Laurie Adams

Pollinator Partnership

Gregory Butcher

Gregory Butcher

U.S. Forest Service

David Eichler

David Eichler

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Jeff Glassberg

Jeff Glassberg

North American Butterfly Association

Laura Jackson

Laura Jackson

Tallgrass Prairie Center

Tom Kirschenmann

Tom Kirschenmann

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Melissa Martin

Melissa Martin

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Tom Melius

Tom Melius

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

William Moritz

William Moritz

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Midwest Association of Fish and Willdife Agencies

Kelley Myers

Kelley Myers

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Mary Phillips

Mary Phillips

National Wildlife Federation

Emily Preston

Emily Preston

Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Carol Spurrier

Carol Spurrier

Bureau of Land Management

Chip Taylor

Chip Taylor

Monarch Watch, University of Kansas

Pamela Wilcox

Pamela Wilcox

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes

Staff

Wendy Caldwell

Wendy Caldwell

Monarch Joint Venture Coordinator

The Monarch Joint Venture

Cora Lund Preston

Cora Lund Preston

Communications Specialist

The Monarch Joint Venture

Holly Holt

Holly Holt

Science Coordinator

The Monarch Joint Venture

Aislyn Keyes

Aislyn Keyes

Outreach and Education Corpsmember

The Monarch Joint Venture

Laura Lukens

Laura Lukens

Senior Laboratory Technician

The Monarch Joint Venture

Kyle Kasten

Kyle Kasten

Senior Laboratory Technician

The Monarch Joint Venture

Hayley Schroeder

Hayley Schroeder

Citizen Science Communications Intern

The Monarch Joint Venture

Alison Cariveau

Alison Cariveau

Science Coordinator

The Monarch Joint Venture

Karen Tuerk

Karen Tuerk

Database Manager

The Monarch Joint Venture