Experts & Staff

WRI brings together nearly 1,900 staff and experts who are leaders in their fields. Their work spans topics such as food and land use, energy, cities, economics, finance, governance and more. Our staff and researchers work globally and in 12 focus countries to meet people’s essential needs, to protect and restore nature, and to stabilize the climate and build resilient communities.

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39 Featured Experts

Global Executive Team

Global Executive Team

Craig Hanson

Managing Director, Programs

Craig Hanson

Program Experts & Staff

Zablon Adane

Water Program Associate, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

James Anderson

Senior Program Manager, Cities4Forests

James Anderson.

Beth Bahs-Ahern

Director of Global Operations, FFWO

Francesca Battistelli

Associate III, Water Security & Nature-Based Solutions

Francesca Battistelli

Lisa Beyer

Urban Water Infrastructure Manager

Lisa Beyer.

Jake Billhorn

Financial Analysis Intern, Natural Infrastructure Initiative

Jake Billhorn

Krystol Carfaro

Grants and Finance Specialist

Krystol Carfaro.

Shabana Charaniya

Fundraising Manager, Food and Water Programme

Shabana Charaniya

Marlena Chertock

Communications Manager, Water Program

Marlena Chertock

Natasha Collins

Project Manager, Natural Infrastructure Initiative

Natasha Collins.

Tim Constien

Global Program Manager & Special Assistant

Sod-Erdene Davaadorj

Grants and Finance Manager, Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure Initiative

Sodoo Davaadorj.

Edward Davey

Head, World Resources Institute Europe UK Office; Senior Advisor, Food and Land Use Coalition; Advisor, New Economy for the Amazon and Congo Basin

Edward Davey

Crystal Davis

Global Director, Food, Land & Water (FLW) Program

Marc Dettmann

Corporate Water Stewardship Manager

Marc Dettman.

Irina Didenko

Grants and Finance Specialist, Cities4Forests

Irina Didenko.

Todd Gartner

Director, Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure

Todd Gartner.

Andy Gurgol

Conservation Finance Manager

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Charles Iceland

Director, Freshwater Initiatives

Charles Iceland

Samantha Kuzma

Aqueduct Data Lead, Water Program

Samantha Kuzma

Fouad Laajine

Urban Water Resilience Finance Intern

Fouad Laajine.

Shivani Lakshman

Research Analyst, Corporate Water Stewardship

Shivani Lakshman.

Lizzie Marsters

Environmental Finance Manager, Natural Infrastructure

Lizzie Marsters.

Henk Ovink

Executive Director Global Commission on the Economics of Water

Henk Ovink.

Suzanne Ozment

Senior Associate, Natural Infrastructure

Melaura Rice

Grants and Finance Specialist, Food, Land and Water Program

Melaura Rice.

Daniela Russi

Food, Land and Water Policy Lead for WRI Europe

Daniela Russi.

Liz Saccoccia

Water Security Associate

Liz Saccoccia

Silviya Stanton

Grants and Finance Specialist II

Silviya Stanton.

Taryn Staples

Manager of Global Operations, FFWO

Clara Strack

Urban Development Intern

Clara Strack.

Eliza L. Swedenborg

Manager, Strategy and Performance, Water Program

Eliza Swedenborg.

Prathna T.C.

Manager, Urban Water Resilience, WRI India Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Prathna T.C.

Muluneh Tarekegn

Programs and Research Specialist, Water Program, WRI Africa

Muluneh Tarekegn

Natalie von Turkovich

Intern, Cities4Forests

Natalie von Turkovich

Richard Waite

Director for Agriculture Initiatives, Food, Land, and Water Program

Sara Walker

Director, Corporate Water Engagement

Tinebeb Yohannes

Research Associate, Water Program