Board of Directors and Officers

Founding Inspiration

Mr. Albert Slugocki, Founder & Past President; Boynton Beach, FL, USA

Board of Directors (Project Amazonas, Inc., USA)

  • Mr. "Bo" Bryan (, Medical Boat Project Overseer, Board Member (2008-); Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
  • Mr. Don Dean (, TREE committee chair, Board Member (2011-present); Parsipanny, NJ, USA
  • Dr. Devon L. Graham (, President (2000-), Scientific Director (1996-); Miami, FL, USA
  • Mr. Richard J. Jagusztyn (, Treasurer, Charter Board Member (1994-); Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Mr. James Johnson (, Director of Development, Charter Board Member (1994-); Pelzer, SC, USA
  • Mr. David Levy, Special Events Fundraising, Board Member (1998-2001, 2003-); Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Dr. James Riach (, Amazon Community Relations chair, Board Member (2001-present); Miami, FL, USA
  • Dr. Ernesto Salazar Sanchez, Medical Programs Director, Charter Board Member (1994-); Iquitos, Loreto, Peru
  • Mr. Robert Shelley (, Charter Board Member (1994-1997, 2007-); Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
  • Mr. Ray Sindell (, Director of Transportation, Charter Board Member (1994-); Tamarac, FL, USA
  • Dr. Sabina Thomas (, Board Member (2009-); Berea, OH, USA

Board of Directors (Asociacion Civil Proyecto Amazonas - Peru)

  • Ing. Hildebrando Velasquez, President, Forestry Engineer, Iquitos, Loreto, Peru
  • Mr. Nestor Escobedo Guevarra, Secretary, Administrator; Iquitos, Loreto, Peru
  • Dr. Devon L. Graham, Treasurer, Scientific Director; Miami, FL, USA

Our Thanks to Past Board Members

  • Mr. Dana Blackhurst 2002-2003); Greenville, SC, USA
  • Mr. John Kellar (1999-2003); Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL, USA
  • Dr. Brenda Kowalske (1999-2000); Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Mr. Richard Kowalske (1999-2000); Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Mr. Robert Shaw (1994-1995); Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Mr. David Simons (2003-2009); Hollywood, FL, USA
  • Mr. Steven Cravens (2009-2010); Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

Other Officers, Employees And Consultants

  • Mr. Jim Ciallela, Consultant - Website Development, E-Marketing & Promotions (2009-);, Greenville, SC, USA
  • Mr. Guy M. Clark, Medical Programs Consultant (1994-present); Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Dr. Jim Riach, Medical Anthropology, Cultural Preservation, Community Health Initiatives (2000-2011 [joined board in 2011]); Miami, FL, USA
  • Mr. Fernando Rios Tulumba, General Manager (1994-present); Iquitos, Loreto, Peru
  • Mr. David Roberts, Consultant - Herpetology, Photography (2000-present); Dallas, TX, USA
  • Dr. David Schleser, Consultant - Aquatic Biology, Arthropods, Photography (1994-present); Dallas, TX, USA
  • Mr. Jonathan Shanin, Consultant - Website Development & Fund-Raising, Photography & Promotions (2008-present);, Greenville, SC, USA
  • Mr. Julio Sinofara, Caretaker; Madre Selva Biological Field Station (2002-present); Rio Orosa, Loreto, Peru
  • Sabalillo Yagua Indian community, Rotating caretakership; Sabalillo Forest Reserve; Rio Apayacu, Peru
  • Sabalillo Yagua Indian community, Rotating caretakership: Moyobomba Control Post, Sabalillo Forest Reserve; Rio Apayacu, Peru
  • Santa Cruz community, Rotating caretakership; Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Rio Mazan, Peru
  • Tapanes, Daniel, Undergraduate Medical Liason (2012-); The Honors College at Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

Our Appreciation For Past Service

  • Mr. Leonardo Acho, Retired caretaker, Paucarillo, Loreto, Peru
  • Mr. Adriano Arevalo, Retired caretaker, Madre Selva, Loreto, Peru
  • Mr. Ron Belliveau, Website development and management (1994-2002), Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Mr. Michael Bergen, Consultant - Website Development & Fund-Raising, Photography & Promotions (2008-2011); Greenville, SC, USA
  • Mr. Yoendry Torres, Website development and management (2002-2005), Chicago, IL, USA

Join Project Amazonas

To join the Board of Directors, or serve as an officer or contributing consultant, please contact us. We look forward to having you join our "family"!

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