OFI’s Board and Staff

The People behind the orangutan foundation International

2015 Board of Directors

Officers of the Board

  • Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, President
  • John Beal, Esq., Vice President
  • Ann Levine, Secretary
  • Lady Marjorie Gilbert, Treasurer

Board Members

  • Albertino Abela
  • Pak Bohap bin Jalan
  • Dr. Nancy Briggs
  • Fred Galdikas
  • Vanessa Getty
  • Peter Hayes
  • Chris Hoar
  • Steve Karbank
  • Jutta Maue-Kay
  • Norman Lear
  • Ruta Lee Lowe
  • Sandra Post
  • Patricia Silver
  • Barbara Spencer
  • Gerald Sugarman
  • Neal Weisman

Honorary Board

  • Ed Begley Jr
  • Stephanie Powers
  • Julia Roberts
  • Goran Visnjic

Directors Emeritus

  • Gordon Getty
  • Lillian Rachlin, MD
  • Eric Raymond


Dr Birute Mary Galdikas

Dr Biruté Mary Galdikas
President & Co-founder

Ann Levine

Ann Levine


Patti Silver

2015 Senior Staff

Indonesia Staff

  • Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, President, Head of Field Operations
  • Ibu Waliyati, Senior Administrator
  • Pak Tumin, Manager, Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ)
  • Pak Kiswanto, Interim Manager, Camp Leakey
  • Ibu Sumiati, Vice Manager OCCQ/Communications Officer
  • Fajar Dewanto, Field Director
  • Robert Yappi, Program Director GIS
  • Renie Djojoasmoro, Representative/Manager OFI Jakarta
  • Pak Sehat, Orangutan Release Coordinator
  • Dr. Popowati*, Staff Veterinarian
  • Dr. Prima*, Staff Veterinarian

*Many Indonesians only use one name

United States Staff

  • Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, President
  • Michael Shabtaie, Finance Director
  • Noelle Tankard, Administrative & Development Manager (ofioffice@gmail.com)
  • Siobhan Goodwell, Communications Officer (ofioffice@gmail.com)


Special Q&A with Dr Biruté Mary Galdikas



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March 30, 2015 Doors at 6:30pm Q&A and Movie at 7:00pm
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