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. 

The MJV is currently hiring for the following positions. Please read the position descriptions below for further details. Contact Wendy Caldwell, MJV Program Coordinator, to express interest or find out more about these positions. 

Monitoring Communications Specialist

User Interface and Data Manager

Education and Outreach Corpsmember

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

Marcus Gray

Marcus Gray

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