Leadership and Staff

The MJV partnership is guided by a steering committee that includes representatives from many partner organizations. This leadership team provides expertise in all areas of monarch conservation and helps provide direction for the MJV’s primary efforts to conserve the monarch migration. The efforts are based on recommendations outlined in the North American Monarch Conservation Plan.  

While leadership and staff are essential in providing structure for this partnership organization, MJV partner organization staff, volunteers, citizen scientists, educators, and many others provide the foundation for monarch conservation work throughout the U.S. 

Steering Committee

Karen Oberhauser

Karen Oberhauser

MJV Steering Committee Co-Chair

University of Minnesota Monarch Lab, Monarch Butterfly Fund

Scott Black

Scott Black

MJV Steering Committee Co-Chair

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Maria Araujo

Maria Araujo

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Pete Berthelsen

Pete Berthelsen

Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund

Gregory Butcher

Gregory Butcher

U.S. Forest Service

Val Dolcini

Val Dolcini

Pollinator Partnership

Jim Douglas

Jim Douglas

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Midwest Association of Fish and Willdife Agencies

Jeff Glassberg

Jeff Glassberg

North American Butterfly Association

Heidi Holman

Heidi Holman

Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Laura Jackson

Laura Jackson

Tallgrass Prairie Center

Tom Kirschenmann

Tom Kirschenmann

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Melissa Martin

Melissa Martin

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Tom Melius

Tom Melius

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Mary Phillips

Mary Phillips

National Wildlife Federation

Chip Taylor

Chip Taylor

Monarch Watch, University of Kansas

Maria Ulloa Bustos

Maria Ulloa Bustos

Bureau of Land Management

Pamela Wilcox

Pamela Wilcox

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes

Staff

Wendy Caldwell

Wendy Caldwell

Monarch Joint Venture Coordinator

The Monarch Joint Venture

Alison Cariveau

Alison Cariveau

Science Coordinator

The Monarch Joint Venture

Cora Lund Preston

Cora Lund Preston

Communications Specialist

The Monarch Joint Venture

Aislyn Keyes

Aislyn Keyes

Outreach and Education Corpsmember

The Monarch Joint Venture

Laura Lukens

Laura Lukens

Monitoring Coordinator

The Monarch Joint Venture

Kyle Kasten

Kyle Kasten

Monitoring Coordinator

The Monarch Joint Venture

Karen Tuerk

Karen Tuerk

Database Manager

The Monarch Joint Venture