OURF Leaders

  • Gary L. Shapiro, President

    Gary L. Shapiro, Ph.D. began his involvement with orangutans 45 years ago in the field of primate cognition and learning. He was the first person (1973-1975) to teach a symbolic ... Read more

  • Leif Cocks, Vice President

    The Orangutan Project was established in 1998 by founder and world-renowned orangutan expert, Leif Cocks, as a result of his almost 30 year career working with orangutans. Leif is a ... Read more

  • Susan Callery, Secretary

    Susan became intensely interested in orangutans and rainforest preservation on a trip to Borneo in 2007. Since that time, she earned a master's degree in environmental policy and management and has ... Read more

  • Cheryl Parrish, Treasurer

    Cheryl Parrish graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison School of Business with training in Accounting & Information Technology.  While in school she founded a successful company she still has ... Read more

  • Robert Kounang, Board Member

    Dr. Robert Kounang is a Medical doctor and is the Head of Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of ArrowHead Regional Medical Center,  a Trauma Center, from 1996 to present. ... Read more

  • Eric Raymond, Board Member

    Raymond has been a leader in the innovation in the benefits and hr technology sector for over 35 years. Read more

  • Liz Varnhagen, Board Member

    Following her service with the Peace Corps in Borneo teaching secondary school many years ago, Liz has maintained a keen interest in conservation issues in Malaysia and Indonesia, and has ... Read more