Ceiba Staff and Directors
Who We Are

Ceiba Staff

Carolina Toapanta Carolina Toapanta is the Executive Director of the Ceiba Foundation in Ecuador.  She oversees in-country conservation projects, volunteer program, establishes partnerships with local and national governments as well as other non-profits, and raises funds for Ceiba and its projects.

 

María José Rendón is the Education Programs Coordinator at the Lalo Loor Dry Forest Reserve.  She works on Ceiba’s conservation projects and oversees the ongoing research projects in the reserve, and coordinates and works with the volunteers and interns.

 

Yasi Rezai Yasi Rezai is Ceiba’s Administrator in the US.  She oversees the day-to-day office operations, manages the volunteer program, promotes Ceiba’s courses, and supports grant-writing efforts.

 

Julia Frangul is the Communications Coordinator.  She updates Ceiba’s online platforms and oversees course promotion and marketing efforts.

 


Board of Directors

Catherine Woodward Catherine Woodward
President
Ph.D., Botany, University of Wisconsin
Associate Lecturer, University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
(curriculum vita)

 

Joe Meisel Joe E. Meisel
Vice-President
Ph.D., Zoology, University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
(curriculum vita)

 

Steve Webster Steve Webster 
Ph.D., Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

 

Susan Webster in the paramo Susan Webster 
Masters of Social Work, University of Tennessee
Madison, Wisconsin