Aileen Lee is the program director for the Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative.
Prior to joining the Foundation Aileen was an associate principal at McKinsey & Company where she led client engagements in strategy, operations, and organizational effectiveness across a range of sectors.
Aileen attended Yale University, where she received a B.A. with majors in Political Science and East Asian Studies. Aileen received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the California bar.
Charles Conn is a senior advisor for the Environmental Conservation Program and the Wild Salmon Ecosystem Initiative.
Before joining the Foundation, Charles co-founded Citysearch and as CEO led the company through its mergers with USA Network's Ticketmaster Online and Ticketmaster, as well as its initial public offering in 1998 and acquisitions of Microsoft Sidewalk, Match.com, and other companies. Prior to that, Charles was a partner with McKinsey & Company, where he served as leader of its Growth Strategy Practice.
Charles is a graduate of Boston University, Harvard Business School, and Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Erin Dovichin is a program officer for the Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Erin was the associate state director for The Nature Conservancy in Alaska where she oversaw the Conservancy’s conservation programs statewide, including shaping its wild salmon conservation efforts in the Tongass, Bristol Bay, and the Matanuska-Susitna watersheds. She has extensive experience in convening and facilitating diverse stakeholders in seeking collaborative solutions to high-conflict, natural resource management issues.
Erin received her B.A. in American Studies and English from Dickinson College and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Literary Arts from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Maureen Geesey is the program associate for the Environment Program and the Wild Salmon Ecosystem Initiative.
Before joining the Foundation, Maureen worked for First Data Corporation where she supported the legal department in both employment and intellectual property law.
Maureen received a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in History from Colorado State University and her Masters degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado with a focus on International Relations.
Ivan Thompson is a program officer with the Wild Salmon Ecosystem Initiative.
Prior to joining the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Ivan worked as a senior advisor with Tides Canada Foundation and as a Northern Rivers project director with the Sage Centre providing strategic and organizational support to collaborative conservation initiatives in British Columbia’s wild salmon ecosystems. He also worked as ForestEthics' Community and Economic Advisor on the Great Bear Rainforest campaign which led to the protection of large tracks coastal rainforest, a new ecosystem-based approach to forest practices, and significant new public and philanthropic investments in conservation-based economic development for indigenous communities. Ivan's earlier conservation efforts included the development and implementation of new consensus-based public participation models in resource management as well as work with BC Wild in a process that led to the doubling of British Columbia's protected areas network. Ivan began his professional life in the 1980's as a counselor and educator, working in treatment centers, alternative programs and Outward Bound schools in Ontario, British Columbia and Australia. Over time he moved to the post secondary system and educational leadership. He worked as Dean of Education with Northwest Community College focusing on natural resource programs and as a private community and workforce training consultant.
Ivan holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Economics from the University of London, an M.Ed in Counselling from University of Victoria, a B.Ed in Outdoor and Experiential Education from Queens University, and a B.A. in Psychology from McMaster University.