Colobus Conservation is overseen by a Board of Directors including members of the local, business and scientific community - John Buckley, chairman (Safarilink Aviation), Luciana Parazzi (Local Liaison), Malcolm Hunt (Financial), Sean White (Forests), and former Conservation Manager and Primatologist, Pamela Cunneyworth.
In addition to the international volunteers at Colobus Conservation, strategic operations and day-to-day management and its activities fall to the managers and staff. Meet our staff members below.
Andrea Donaldson - Conservation Manager
Andrea has a long history with Colobus Conservation that began in 2003 when she volunteered for six months. Since then she has gone on to gain experience with a variety of primates in both wild and captive locations. Alongside her position at Colobus Conservation, Andrea is collecting data for her doctoral thesis on the rehabilitation and release of rescued primates in collaboration with Durham University.
Mwitu Khalfani - Education Officer
Mwitu is responsible for the smooth running of our Education Program and keeping 30 excited children from a Kwale District school enthusiastic about wildlife and forests.
Issa Juma - Housekeeper
The heart of Colobus Cottage, Issa makes sure everything is in top shape each day. Not sure how we would get along with out him.
Ester Msagha - Marketing and Eco-tour Guide
Ester is responsible for ensuring Colobus Conservation is well advertised within the hotels of Diani and leading English and French speaking tours around our nature trail.
Mary Mandela - Marketing and Eco-tour Guide
Mary is responsible for ensuring Colobus Conservation is well advertised within the hotels of Diani and leading English and German speaking tours around our nature trail.
Omari Mwachirenje - Chef
Our resident culinary genius, Omari keeps volunteers happy and (very) full.