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Center for International Environmental Law - Board of Trustees


Diana Ponce-Nava, Chair
Ms. Ponce-Nava's career as a lawyer has been focused on environmental concerns both for her country and internationally.  From 2007 through January 2011, she served as the Environment and Land Use Ombudsperson of Mexico City. From 2005 to 2007 she served as a Regional Advisor for UNEP on Biosafety  and served as a Policy Adviser to the Executive Director of UNEP in Kenya.  

David Mattingly, Vice-chair
As Vice President for Programs for the Fund for Global Human Rights, Mr. Mattingly is responsible for oversight, coordination, and integration of human rights grant-making in six regions around the world. Since joining the Fund in 2005, Mr. Mattingly has managed grants programs for frontline groups based in Latin America, North Africa, and West Africa; coordinated an initiative to strengthen the capacity of Mexican activists to promote public policies that expand human rights protections; and developed the Fund's grant-making strategy to challenge rights abuses related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Matthew Butler
Matthew Butler is a political and non-profit management consultant with almost twenty years of experience managing people and money towards social interest goals.

Theodoros Chronopoulos
Theodoros Chronopoulos is an independent consultant advising NGOs and philanthropic foundations on corporate accountability; environmental justice; and social and economic rights.

Tony La Viña
Tony La Viña is currently Dean of the Ateneo School of Government, taking this position in 2006 when he returned to the Philippines after an eight year stint in a Washington DC environmental think tank, the World Resources Institute (WRI). From 1996-1998, he was the Undersecretary for Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines. He is co-founder of the Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center – Friends of the Earth Philippines.

Katie Redford
Katharine Redford is the co-Founder and US Office Director of EarthRights International (ERI), a non-profit group of activists and lawyers with expertise in human rights.   She also serves as an adjunct professor of law at both UVA and the Washington College of Law at American University. 

Tatiana R. Zaharchenko, Ph.D.
Dr. Zaharchenko is an international environmental lawyer. A former law professor from Ukraine, Dr. Zaharchenko has worked for over twenty years on reform of legal systems, laws and governance in the post-socialist world. She provides legal and policy advice to governments, international agencies and national NGOs, and splits her time between the US, Europe and Ukraine. Dr. Zaharchenko is a Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute.

Additional Officers:

Carroll Muffett, President
Jeffrey W. Wanha, Director of Finance and Administration
Cameron Aishton, Secretary


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