Board of Directors

David Frazee Johnson, President

Director of Foundation Relations, University of Oregon. David works with university administration and faculty to identify strategic priorities for the University of Oregon, and works with grant-making foundations whose funding interests align with those projects. Prior to taking this position, he was the Grants & Special Gifts Officer at Reed College, where he directed all faculty grant activity for the institution.

Logan Lauvray, Vice President

Green Space Manager at Friends of Trees, a non-profit that whose mission is to bring people together to plant and care for city trees and green spaces in Pacific Northwest communities. In addition to over a half million trees and native shrubs that Friends of Trees has planted, they have installed habitat for pollinators on school grounds and parks throughout the Portland Metro area. Logan also volunteers with Cascadia Wild.

Linda Craig, CPA, CFP, Treasurer

Linda, now retired, is the former owner of an accounting firm in Portland. She has served on a number of not-for-profit Boards of Directors in the Portland area and was formerly President of the Audubon Society of Portland. In addition to being Xerces’ Treasurer, she is also Treasurer of Portland Homeless Family Solutions, a not-for-profit in Portland that provides shelter for homeless families.

Sacha H. Spector, Secretary

Director of Conservation Science at Scenic Hudson, a non-profit working to protect and restore the Hudson River. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology. Sacha has written many scientific and popular articles on invertebrate conservation and also works with the IUCN as the Scarab Beetle Red List Authority.

Marla Spivak, Ph.D

Distinguished McKnight Professor, Entomology; University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology. Marla Spivak is considered one of the world’s authorities on honey bees. She conducts both applied and basic research, and has bred a disease-resistant honey bee that is used widely. She was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010. She was a past-president of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects’ North American Section, and is a trustee of the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees.

Scientific Advisors

  • May R. Berenbaum
  • Paul R. Ehrlich
  • Wendell Gilgert
  • Boris Kondratieff
  • Claire Kremen
  • John Losey
  • Thomas Lovejoy
  • Scott E. Miller
  • Gary Paul Nabhan
  • Piotr Naskrecki
  • Karen Oberhauser
  • Paul A. Opler
  • Dennis Paulson
  • Robert Michael Pyle
  • Michael Samways
  • Cheryl Schultz
  • Robbin Thorp
  • Paul Williams
  • E.O. Wilson
  • Rachael Winfree
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