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Staff and Board

MJV Staff March 2023

The MJV partnership is guided by a national board of directors, who supports the staff in delivering effective conservation efforts in accordance with the North American Monarch Conservation Plan. 

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

Staff

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Wendy Caldwell

Executive Director (she/her)
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Christine Sanderson

Programs and Operations Director (she/her)
Katie Lyn Puffer

Katie-Lyn Puffer

Education Manager (she/her)
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Jennifer Thieme

Science Manager (she/her)
Brittany

Brittany Smith

Habitat Manager (she/her)
Angie

Angie Roushar

Store and Office Administrator (she/her)
Robert Seilheimer

Robert Seilheimer

Development Coordinator (he/him)
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Elizabeth Egan

Communications Coordinator (she/her)
Lily

Lily Peppers

Partnership Coordinator (she/her)
Rita Morris

Rita Morris

Outreach Coordinator (she/her)
Jake Koenig

Jake Koenig

Midwest Habitat Coordinator
Sarah Gomes

Sarah Gomes

Western Science Coordinator
Luis Osorio

Luis Osorio

Science & Monitoring Associate
Josiah Velner

Josiah Velner

Science & Monitoring Associate
Mercy Manzanares

Mercy Manzanares

Program Coordinator (she/her/ella)
Alyssa Taylor

Alyssa Taylor

AZA SAFE Monarch Program Coordinator (she/her)
Erin Arnsteen

Erin Arnsteen

Western Program Coordinator (she/her)
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Clarissa Ortega

Western Program Associate
Jenna

Jenna Totz

Education Coordinator (she/her)
Laura Molenaar

Laura Molenaar

Education Specialist
Leah Darst

Leah Darst

Education Specialist
Sarah Dugan

Sarah Dugan

Education Specialist (she/her)
Anna Haggenjos

Anna Haggenjos

Field Technician, Monarch Butterfly Habitat Monitoring (she/her)
Maya Clark

Maya Clark

Field Technician, Monarch Butterfly Habitat Monitoring (she/her)

Board of Directors