FONNAP BOARD MEMBERS

Chairman of the Board
Finance and Administration Committee
Friends of Nairobi National Park


Gareth has been involved in wildlife conservation for over 50 years. He was a honorary ranger (warden) for the South African National Parks from 1989 to 2001 . Gareth has been Involved in East African wildlife
conservation since 2002 , focusing mostly on the Nairobi National
Park. He writes various weekly media articles with photos to promote the park.

Gareth Jones

Chairman of the Board Finance and Administration Committee Friends of Nairobi National Park Gareth has been involved in wildlife conservation for over 50 years. He was a honorary ranger (warden) for the South African National Parks from 1989 to 2001 . Gareth has been Involved in East African wildlife conservation since 2002 , focusing mostly on the Nairobi National Park. He writes various weekly media articles with photos to promote the park.
Treasurer of the board
Finance and Administration Committee
Friends of Nairobi National Park
Trish is an avid supporter of the Nairobi National Park and its lions.
She knows close to all the lions by name and she is also part of the
volunteers’ patrol programme, a joint collaboration of Kenya Wildlife
Service and FoNNaP. She is happily retired after 36 years in a legal
firm.

Trish Heather-Hayes (Mama Simba)

Treasurer of the board Finance and Administration Committee Friends of Nairobi National Park Trish is an avid supporter of the Nairobi National Park and its lions. She knows close to all the lions by name and she is also part of the volunteers’ patrol programme, a joint collaboration of Kenya Wildlife Service and FoNNaP. She is happily retired after 36 years in a legal firm.
Board member
Marketing and Education and Habitats and Wildlife Committee
Friends of Nairobi National Park
An environmentalist by training, Jacob has worked on projects that resolve human wildlife conflicts
and initiate sustainable land use planning within wildlife dispersal areas of Nairobi National Park. He
has been instrumental in the re-establishment of a community wildlife rangers’ program managed
by TWF. He is a self-taught graphic designer and passionate environmentalist.

Jacob Tukai

Board member Marketing and Education and Habitats and Wildlife Committee Friends of Nairobi National Park An environmentalist by training, Jacob has worked on projects that resolve human wildlife conflicts and initiate sustainable land use planning within wildlife dispersal areas of Nairobi National Park. He has been instrumental in the re-establishment of a community wildlife rangers’ program managed by TWF. He is a self-taught graphic designer and passionate environmentalist.
Administrative assistant
Marketing and Education, Events and Finance and Administration
Committee
Friends of Nairobi National Park
A passionate young conservationist who has worked previously with
different organizations covering key environmental thematic areas. A
graduate from Kenyatta University with a bachelor’s degree in
Environmental Planning and Management. He majorly leads
FoNNaP’s advocacy and community programmes.

Reinhard Bonke

Administrative assistant Marketing and Education, Events and Finance and Administration Committee Friends of Nairobi National Park A passionate young conservationist who has worked previously with different organizations covering key environmental thematic areas. A graduate from Kenyatta University with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning and Management. He majorly leads FoNNaP’s advocacy and community programmes.
Board Member
Marketing, Education Committee and Events Committee
Friends of Nairobi National Park
Olga is a second term as an active Board Member of FoNNaP. This year,
she sits on the events committee. Olga is Familiar with all the big cat
families in Nairobi National Park and she is a frequent visitor in the
Park, monitoring the fauna and flora. Her main interest is to create
awareness, through photos/videos and stories of different species of
wildlife and plants in Nairobi National Park on social media.

Olga Levari Ercolano

Board Member Marketing, Education Committee and Events Committee Friends of Nairobi National Park Olga is a second term as an active Board Member of FoNNaP. This year, she sits on the events committee. Olga is Familiar with all the big cat families in Nairobi National Park and she is a frequent visitor in the Park, monitoring the fauna and flora. Her main interest is to create awareness, through photos/videos and stories of different species of wildlife and plants in Nairobi National Park on social media.
Board Member
Nkamunu Patita Holds a BA in Integrated Community Development. She has over 14 years’ experience working with Indigenous communities. She is passionate community led conservation and indigenous knowledge leader.

Caroline Nkamuni Patita

Board Member Nkamunu Patita Holds a BA in Integrated Community Development. She has over 14 years’ experience working with Indigenous communities. She is passionate community led conservation and indigenous knowledge leader.
Board Member
Jagi is a renowned conservationist, a keen ornithologist and a successful business leader. He has climbed Mt Kenya 14 times and was the founding Chairman of the Uvumbuzi Club, an organization devoted to discovering the wild places of Africa.

Jagi Gakunju

Board Member Jagi is a renowned conservationist, a keen ornithologist and a successful business leader. He has climbed Mt Kenya 14 times and was the founding Chairman of the Uvumbuzi Club, an organization devoted to discovering the wild places of Africa.
Board Member
Marketing, Education and Events Committee
Friends of Nairobi National Park.

Gaye D’Costa

Board Member Marketing, Education and Events Committee Friends of Nairobi National Park.

 

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