Meet our Leadership and Trustees

Ben Callison

CEO
Ben is CEO of Borneo Orangutan Survival USA (BOS-USA), and oversees all segments of the charity’s operation.

Prior to this role Ben served as President of the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust in the US, permanently protecting wild lands for the benefit of all. His career also included time as director of the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, a large-scale animal sanctuary in the US with close to 1,000 animals and over 40 species, spread over 1,500 acres.

Long active in the environmental community and civic circles, Ben is driven to solving the root causes of our ecological sustainability issues, both in our natural and built environments. Prior to moving into the charity world he practised architecture for 13 years, co-founding and serving as president of his own firm, which had an emphasis on sustainable design practices.

Alan Edwards

Board Chair
Alan Edwards has worked in the information technology space since 1994. In 2009 he founded and managed OISG Group supplying and implementing technical projects though-out London, the UK, and Hong Kong, before leaving in 2016 to explore the emergence of blockchain technology. Today Alan is part of small team of angel investors who identify embryonic blockchain projects and participate in the seed funding of their start-ups.

Dr. Jamartin Sihite

Trustee
A long-time conservation activist with significant experience and achievements in conserving Indonesia’a flagship protected species: Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii), and Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus).

After completing his PhD in Environmental Sciences in 2004, Jamartin held key positions in Putri Naga Komodo, the Orangutan Conservation Services Program, PT. Restorasi Habitat Orangutan Indonesia (RHOI), before assuming the role of CEO of BOS Foundation in 2011. Since 2012, under his leadership hundreds of rehabilitated orangutans have been successfully reintroduced to natural habitat in Central and East Kalimantan; a feat that BOS Foundation had been unable to accomplish for a decade due to the challenges of acquiring suitable forest habitat.

Jaqueline Sunderland-Groves

Treasurer and Board Secretary
Having worked for the BOS Foundation since 2010, Jacqui serves as a Board Member to BOS-USA, an Advisor to the BOS Foundation and a Research Scientist at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Working with great apes for almost 30 years, much of Jacqui’s early work focused on the Critically Endangered Cross River gorilla in Cameroon, West-Central Africa. Moving to Indonesia, her attention turned to orangutan conservation where she worked with the BOS Foundation as Deputy CEO, and supported the re-establishment of their orangutan reintroduction program.

Jacqui continues to work with the BOS Foundation through their collaborative project together with UBC and IPB University in Indonesia to investigate new cost effective, non-invasive ways of monitoring the reintroduced orangutan populations using remote camera traps.

Martha Lackritz-Peltier

Board Member
Martha is General Counsel at TechSoup, where she also manages the NGOsource program. Prior to joining TechSoup, Martha worked at the law firm of Adler & Colvin, where she counseled nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations and donors, with an emphasis on international grantmaking, advocacy, corporate governance, and charitable solicitation. Prior to this, Martha clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson, interned for Nina Totenberg at NPR in Washington, D.C., lived in Vietnam under a Fulbright grant, and worked as a freelance journalist.

She has authored numerous articles and blog posts on federal tax law regulations, nonprofit compliance, and international law. She is also a regular speaker at conferences on topics such as U.S. tax law rules around global giving, due diligence and humanitarian aid, data privacy, and international philanthropy generally. Martha holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a J.D. from UC Berkeley Law School: she is a member of both the Texas and California state bars. Martha was named 2019 Outstanding Young Nonprofit Attorney by the American Bar Association. In 2020 she was named a Coro Women in Leadership Fellow.

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