© John Dickens
Position: Chairman

Ron has been Chairman of the African Parks Foundation since 2012. He was founder and is currently Senior Advisor to Breithorn Capital Management, a private investment firm in New York, and was formerly the founder and Chairman of Equinox Capital Management. Before that he was a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, Inc. where he co-founded their asset management division. He is a graduate of Lehigh University and The New York University Graduate School of Business. He has had extensive experience with non profit organizations and is on the Executive Committee of The New York Philharmonic. He was a twenty year trustee of Lehigh University where he is a Trustee Emeritus and served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2002. He has also served on the boards of The Lincoln Center of Performing Arts, The Wildlife Conservation Society, The New Canaan Country School, and The Lyford Cay Club where he was on the Executive Committee and Chaired the Finance Committee. Ron and his wife's conservations interests extend from animal rescue to protection of species and habitat throughout Africa, Asia and North America. They are regular visitors to Africa.

James J Coleman
Position: Board member

James J. Coleman Jr. | Board Member / Coleman, Johnson, Artigues & Jurisich, LLC.Jimmy is the Managing Partner of the law firm, Coleman, Johnson, Artigues & Jurisich, LLC in New Orleans and President of Coleman Development Company, a real estate development and management company. He is Chairman Emeritus of International Matex Tank Terminals;  He is also a board member, trustee, or council member of numerous organizations including the Coast Guard Foundation, the National Coast Guard Museum Association,  the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art and the Royal Society of St. George. Jimmy has become an active supporter of African Parks and is strongly dedicated to animal conservation and our education programs.

Jon Cummings
Position: Board member

Jon Cummings is a Senior partner at McKinsey & Company and has been with the firm since 1987. Jon began his career in Chicago and was in South Africa from 1994 to 2002, where he co-founded the Johannesburg Office and was the Office Manager for seven years. Jon primarily serves multinational consumer goods companies, and he is a co-leader of McKinsey's Merger Management Practice and its New Ventures service lines.   He is based in New Jersey. Prior to joining McKinsey, Jon received his BA from Yale University in the U.S. and a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics in the U.K

Thomas Gallagher
Position: Board member

om Gallagher is a Principal at the Scowcroft Group and an adjunct professor at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Prior to joining Scowcroft, he worked for Wall Street research firms analyzing the impact of policy actions and political developments on financial markets.  He has degrees from the University of South Dakota and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.  After spending 35 years in Washington, DC, Tom and his wife, Nancy, split their time between Florida and the Black Hills of South Dakota. 

Edith McBean
Position: Board Member

A long time advocate for conservation, Edith has channeled her passion for species protection and habitat conservation into active leadership positions for more than three decades. She has been a Trustee of the Wildlife Conservation Society for 30 years and served as Vice Chair of that organization. She has also been a Director and Vice Chairman of Rare Conservation. She has served on the International Council of Advisors for the National Geographic Society and is a Director of Panthera, Rainforest Trust, and the Lewa Conservancy in Kenya. She is a leading advocate for elephant and rhino protection efforts across Africa and has broadened her reach to large cat conservation in Asia, North and South America, and Africa. A native of California and England, she resides in New York City.

Anna McWane
Position: Board member

An AP board member since 2007, Anna is a 1985 graduate of Duke University with a BA in political science. She also received an MA in development studies from the London School of Economics in 1988. Anna combines a strong interest in international affairs with a commitment to social and educational issues. A lifelong animal lover and competitive equestrian, she strongly supports AP's efforts to preserve threatened species and wild places throughout Africa.

Donna Schwartz
Position: Board member

Donna has been an extraordinary advocate for conservation and animal related causes for many years. She has been a major supporter of a wide range of organizations including the Wildlife Conservation Society, Bideawee Animal Rescue, and the Westchester and North Salem Land Trusts. Along with her husband, Marvin, she is a significant contributor to African Parks including our programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Chad. 

Jonathan B Mills
Position: Board member

Jonathan B. Mills is a member of the Real Estate Group at Cummings & Lockwood.  He concentrates his legal practice on commercial real estate transactions, including commercial sales, acquisitions and financings.  Mr. Mills received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.  He has been a member of the American and Connecticut Bar Associations, and has lectured and written articles on various commercial leasing, construction and fiduciary topics.  In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Mills has been active in various civic and business endeavors, having served on various boards and committees for The United Way, The USO of Metropolitan New York, The Norwalk Community College Foundation, The Stamford Symphony Orchestra, the Regional Advisory Board of HSBC Bank, The March of Dimes, the African Parks Foundation of America, and other organizations.  He was recently elected a Life Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation.

Toni L. Condon
Position: Executive Director, African Parks Foundation of America

Toni Condon has 20 years of experience in development and fundraising management with an  emphasis  on  major  gifts.    She  most  recently  served  as  the  Deputy  Director  of  the Philanthropy Department at The Humane Society of the United States and was responsible for   managing   a   team   of   10   regional   gift   officers,   working   across   the   country   and internationally to secure major gifts. 

Position: Chief Operating Officer, African Parks Foundation of America

Edward Barnes joins African Parks after many years as a producer and executive administrator for non-profit arts organizations.  Former leadership positions he’s held include Executive Director of Gotham Chamber Opera, Producing Director of MasterVoices, and Managing Director of American Lyric Theater.  Additionally, he’s produced on and off Broadway, for Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, film and radio. The child of marine biologist parents, Edward is finding his move to conservation and African Parks a natural and exciting new turn in his career.