Listing of all MAP international staff
Alfredo Quarto, Executive Director, is a veteran campaigner with over 28 years of experience in organizing and writing on the environment and human rights issues. Formerly an aerospace engineer, his experiences range over many countries and several environmental organizations, with a long-term focus on forestry, indigenous cultures, and human rights. Prior to MAP, he was the executive director of the Ancient Forest Chautauqua, a multi-media traveling forum with events in 30 West Coast cities on behalf of old-growth forests and indigenous dwellers. Alfredo has published numerous popular articles, book chapters, and conference papers on mangrove forest ecology, community-managed sustainable development, and shrimp aquaculture.
Alfredo lives in Port Angeles, Washington, and is conversant in Spanish.
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Lisa W. Pau, Outreach Director/Volunteer Coordinator, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in 1995, and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, in 1998. As a member of the California Bar, she practiced union-side labor law for over 10 years, advocating on behalf of labor unions, affiliated groups and coalitions, and workers of all backgrounds from professionals to low-wage immigrant workers.
She came to Seattle in 2008 and worked in-house for a local labor union before deciding to return to school at the University of Washington to seek a Masters of Law degree in Sustainable International Development. Upon her graduation in December 2012, she plans to work on environmental initiatives in an international setting.
She is very pleased to join the Mangrove Action Project in its work to protect mangrove forests around the world and the livelihood of indigenous local communities that depend on them.
Contact: Mangrove Action Project, 606 Maynard Ave. S, Suite 102, Seattle, WA 98104
Ira Stollak, MAP’s Development Consultant, brings decades of experience in grant writing, strategic planning, project development, and NGO operational management. His contributions have included key grant proposals, design of new projects, and drafting important new MAP marketing tools and documents.
Monica Gutierrez-Quarto is a Chilean artist and printmaker who has helped coordinate the MAP International Children’s Art Calendar contest for the last 12 years. These beautiful calendars are gaining in popularity with each year. Monica also assists with database entry. She lives in Port Angeles, Washington.
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Sam Nugent, MAP News Editorcatkrazie@msn.com
Martin Keeley brings 12 years of experience as a teacher and over 18 years in environmental education to his work developing and implementing MAP's Mangrove Curriculum with teachers, NGOs, and Education Ministries worldwide. Before joining MAP, Martin was the founder and Executive Director of a wetland education project called the Friends of Boundary Bay/Fraser River for Life Communications Society for 8 years. With more than 40 years of experience in communications and education, he has developed extensive and award-winning environmental education programs on wetlands.
Martin lives in the Cayman Islands.
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MAP Asia Regional Office - Thailand
Jim Enright as been the main organizer and facilitator of MAP's "In the Hands of the Fishers" (IHOF) program, starting with the first workshop in Trang, Thailand, in 1999. Since then, MAP has led 10 regional "fisherfolk to fisherfolk" workshops in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Jim has co-organized and co-facilitated 3 Ecological Mangrove Restoration (EMR) technical training workshops in India and Sri Lanka. He also oversees MAP's field projects with partners in Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and India.
Before joining MAP in 2000, he spent 7 years working with coastal resource issues in Thailand, as a national park interpreter in Khao Sam Roi Yot, Thailand's first coastal national park, and with the Thai NGO Yadfon Association, which promotes community-based coastal resource management (CBCRM) with coastal fishing communities in Trang. Jim has an honors degree in Environment Resource Studies with a specialty in international development.
Jim is based in Trang, southern Thailand, and speaks conversational Thai.
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Jaruwan Kaewmahanin (Ning) oversees MAP’s environmental education program at Koh Phra Tong, Phang Nga. She joined MAP in 2006 and brings 4 years of experience as a project coordinator and field researcher for the Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and Pacific (RECOFTC). In addition, she has 9 years of experience in participatory mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for natural resource management, including field application, training curriculum development, and training of trainers. She has also worked with Greenpeace in environmental education for children.
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Ben Brown has worked for 9 years in Indonesia as a community organizer and environmental educator, in addition to 8 years internationally in watershed management, environmental education, community development, and marine biology. As director of MAP's Indonesia Program, Ben has overseen the development of: 7 coastal community resource centers; restoration and community co-management of 600 hectares of mangrove forest; and the development of numerous sustainable alternative livelihood projects and environmental education programs. Ben has also published several books for MAP, including an action research curriculum and an illustrated mangrove restoration manual.
Ben is fluent in Indonesian language and lives on a small farm in the foothills of Mount Merapi above Yogyakarta, Java, where MAP's first upper watershed community resource center is under development.
Contact: tel ++ 62 274 901054 or firstname.lastname@example.org