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Name: Jillian Miller
Location: London, UK
Role: Executive Director
Profile:

Jillian Miller has been leading The Gorilla Organization since 1992 and is the founder of its award-winning community-led conservation programmme.


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Name: Jim Bishop
Location: London, UK
Role: Senior Administrator
Profile: Jim has worked in the not-for-profit sector since 1991, including stints with Oxfam, Notting Hill Housing Trust and Camden Social Services before he joined The Gorilla Organization in April 2008. Jim has a lifelong passion for wildlife and in particular for gorillas, sharks, whales and dolphins.

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Name: Andre Byamingu
Location: Goma, DR Congo
Role: Walikale, Project Manager
Profile: Formerly manager of Congo's acclaimed Lwrio Ape Sanctuary, Andre joined The Gorilla Organization in 2005 to manage gorilla monitoring and community-based conservation at the Walikale Community Reserve in rebel-held territory in eastern Congo.

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Name: Henry Cirhuza
Location: Goma, DR Congo
Role: Congolese Programme Manager
Profile: Henry has been with the organisation for nearly a decade and has brought the Congolese programme through some of the most unstable times of the country’s history. Henry is an expert in the link between the survival of gorillas and the development of local communities.

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Name: David Hewitt
Location: London, UK
Role: Communications Manager
Profile: David has been at The Gorilla Organization since February 2011. As well as looking after The Gorilla Organization's publications - including the Digit News newsletter - he also works with the media to make sure the plight of the gorillas is always in the news.


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Name: Beatrice Mukamana
Location: Ruhengeri, Rwanda
Role: Rwanda Administrative Assistant
Profile: Beatrice - or Betty as she is known to her friends and colleagues - is the first point contact visitors to the Ruhengeri Resource Centre have with The Gorilla Organization. As well as sharing her passion for conservation with members of the public, school groups and other NGOs, she takes care of administration at the centre, keeping its varied projects on track.

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Name: Regina Sanyu
Location: Kisoro, Uganda
Role: Uganda Field Officer
Profile: As an organic Key Farmer Trainer who wishes to share her own experience with others, Regina has worked with The Gorilla Organization for seven years. 11,000 farmers of the Virunga mountains have now been trained by Regina and, like Regina, they love the gorillas!

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Name: Alexandrine Wathaut
Location: Goma DR Congo
Role: Goma Resource Centre Assistant
Profile: Alexandrine has been with The Gorilla Organization for eight years. She has a great love for the gorillas and the environment and is totally committed to protecting them. Alexandrine is eager to promote the rebuilding of the gorillas’ habitat.

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Name: Tuver Wundi
Location: Goma DR Congo
Role: Communications Manager
Profile: Tuver has many years of journalism experience in the environmental, cultural and sporting sectors. He has been working with The Gorilla Organization since 1999 and is responsible for raising awareness to the gorillas’ plight through mass media. Tuver hopes to make the protection of nature an urgent priority for all.