Executive Director:

Diego Tabilo

Diego joined Tierra Austral in January 2017. He studied Natural Resources Engineering at the Universidad de Chile. He has worked as an environmental consultant for several private and public organizations in diverse topics such as rural irrigation, compliance of environmental measures in the industry, flora baselines and policies for invasive species management. His most recent job was in the field of invasive species management in the US NGO Island Conservation, assisting in several control and eradication campaigns and stakeholder's engagement plans in ecologically relevant islands in Chile. At Tierra Austral, Diego is implementing a comprehensive range of programs and institutional functions to advance private land conservation in Chile. 

Board Members:

Roberto Peralta

Admitted in 1993 to practice law in Chile and in 2000 in the State of New York, USA.

He holds studies from Universidad de Chile (1986-1990), University of California Los Angeles (1994-1995), Universidad de Chile (2003) and Harvard University (2015). He worked in the Social Union of Businessmen and Christian Executives (1992-1994), in the Lan Chile group (1995-2000), in the law firms Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner (2000-2007), Toro and Depolo (2007-2008) and in Peralta, Gutiérrez and Associates, since 2008.

Professor in undergraduate, diploma and master's degrees at the Universidad de Chile, Universidad Católica and Universidad Alberto Hurtado.

He is member of the Pro Bono Foundation, the Chilean Bar Association and the Social Union of Businessmen and Christian Executives.

Giuliana Furci

Giuliana has been dedicated to mycology since 1999. She has published "Fungi Austral" and a "Field manual for fungus in Chile" and thanks to her pivotal role, Chile is the first country in the world to have included fungus in its environmental law. She founded The Fungi Foundation, focusing on fungal conservation policy, sustainable wild edible mushroom harvesting, education, mycological explorations and national and international capacity building. Since 2015, Giuliana has been an Associate of the Harvard University Herbarium and she is also associate to the Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo and the Telluride Mushroom Festival, within others. In addition, Giuliana is member of the International Micology Association (IMA) and Latin American Association of Micology (ALMIC), within others and is acting as consultant for the Walton Family Foundation in Chile since year 2015.

Guillermo V. Donoso Harris

Is a Professor of Agricultural Economics at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.  Professor Donoso is an Environmental and Natural Resource Economist specialized in Water Economics, Water Allocation Mechanisms, and Economic Valuation. He is board member of International Water Resources Association, member of Group Management committee of Water Economics and Statistics (IWA) and member of the Editorial Council of the Water Economics and Policy Journal. In addition, he has also served as the Director of the National Agricultural Research Institute of Chile. He has held the position of Dean of the Agricultural and Forestry Engineering Faculty at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile from 1998 to 2007, and was Chair of the Agricultural Economics Department between 1995 and 1998. He was also member of the Council Board of the Wildlife Life Conservation Society, Chile, with respect to their conservation project in Tierra del Fuego, Karukinka. 

Alejandro Orizola

Alejandro works with the Forest Park Conservancy in Portland, OR. He currently acts as the program coordinator for the Greater Forest Park Conservation Initiative. He has a Law Degree from Universidad de Chile and an LL.M. in Environmental Law and Natural Resources from the University of Oregon, and has had first-hand experience in conservation work both in Chile and the United States. Previously, Alejandro was a Lands Agent for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, where he managed transactions for the acquisition of natural areas, and provided real estate services related with property management and habitat restoration work. He had also served as the Lands and Development Manager and Legal Counsel at Patagonia Sur, LLC in Santiago, Chile, leading the company’s land acquisition program, and providing legal services, including the creation of the Servidumbre Voluntaria; and he worked for the Chilean law firm of Carey y Cia, specializing in project finance.

Henry Tepper

Henry Tepper is an environmental consultant and Instructor in the Sustainability Program at the Harvard University Extension School; he has spent twenty-five years as a conservation leader in both the United States and abroad, playing a direct role in protecting almost 1 million acres in North and Latin America. He has served as President of Mass Audubon, one of the largest environmental organizations in New England; Chief Conservation Officer of Patagonia Sur, LLC, a private conservation real estate company in Chilean Patagonia; and Director of The Nature Conservancy's State Programs in both New Hampshire and in New York State. As TNC-NY's Director, Henry led four forest conservation projects in the Adirondack Park totaling more than 350,000 acres. Henry also at the Land Trust Leadership Council of the Land Trust Alliance's.

Rand Wentworth

Rand is President Emeritus of the Land Trust Alliance (LTA) and the Louis Moore Bacon Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; Before stepping down in 2016, Rand spent 16 years as President and CEO of the Land Trust Alliance, the national support organization for land trusts in the US; under his leadership of LTA, the organization established the Land Trust Accreditation Program, and created the Terra Firma Conservation Easement Defense Program. Before joining the LTA, Rand was vice president and founding director of the Atlanta office of the Trust for Public Land. Rand is a graduate of Yale University, with and MBA in finance from Cornell University.

Michael Grasty

Michael Grasty is a founding partner of Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cía. Ltda. Advises national and international clients in diverse areas, such as software, telecommunications, energy, retail, salmon aquaculture and mining, among other.

Director and President (2005-2007) of the American Chilean Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM).

Responsible for the organizing Comittee of the international law competition “Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition”.

Member of the Chilean Bar Association, International Bar Association (IBA), Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, International Academy of Estate and Trust Law and the Legal Circle of Icare.

Councillor of the Pro Bono Foundation; Counsellor of the Chile California Council; Advisor of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Beachheads Programme; Advisor of the High Management Network of the University of Desarrollo; Director of Fundación País Digital; Director of BanTattersall; Sparta Deportes, Discovery Air Inc., Tattersall Leasing, Corso Inversiones, Fundación Meri and President of the board of directors of David del Curto.

Marcela Rentería

Marcela Rentería is the Executive Director for the Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Regional Office (RO). Along Steve Reifenberg, Marcela is one of the co-founders of the Regional Office, Harvard’s first-ever, university-wide overseas office, and a model for Harvard international initiatives in other parts of Latin America and in Asia.  She oversees DRCLAS RO initiatives and programs for faculty, students, administrators and alumni in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Peru. Marcela has more than 15 years of experience in Higher Education with Harvard University, focusing on Global Education and innovative efforts in the Region. She is also one of the co-founders and leaders of Harvard's Recupera Chile initiative, an ongoing multidisciplinary, disaster-recovery project working in communities devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of February 2010. Currently, Marcela serves on the Boards of America Solidaria and Fundación de Conservación Tierra Austral and is a member of the Advisory Council for Corporación Amigos de los Parques de la Patagonia in Chile. A native of Colombia and with a background in advertising, Marcela worked in Bogotá for five years as a creative copywriter in international advertising agencies such as Leo Burnett and Saatchi & Saatchi. Marcela holds a Master's degree in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University and a B.S. in Mass Communications, with an emphasis in Organizational Communication, from the Pontificia Universidad Javierana in Bogotá.

Mail: contacto@fundaciontierraaustral.cl

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