Leadership

Board of Directors | Advisory Council | Senior Staff | Sanctuary Staff

Board of Directors:

Jason North – Board Chair

Jason North is the Vice President of Occupational Health and Wellness Services for MedExpress.  MedExpress Urgent Care is the national leader in urgent care delivery, providing high-quality, fast and affordable care to those seeking medical treatment for illness and injury.

North has served on many not-for-profit boards such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Chairman of Save the Chimps, American Cancer Society, Angels of Charity, and the Professional and Business Forum.  His committee involvements include the Human Rights Campaign, Hope and Help, Make a Wish Foundation and the March of Dimes.

Prior to joining MedExpress in January of 2015, North was a Vice President of Operations and Executive Director of Team Health Urgent Care Centers.  He is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University, where he received a degree in Business Administration.

Jeff Arnstein

Jeff has been a board member of Save the Chimps since 2008. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, after which he moved to San Diego where he joined the international accounting, tax, and consulting firm, Deloitte, and earned his CPA designation. Mr. Arnstein’s 35+ years of professional experience include working in both for profit and not-for-profit organizations including CFO/COO of the Arcus Foundation, Director of Finance for Friends of the High Line, public accounting, real estate investment, management, finance and private equity investment for high net-worth families. Mr. Arnstein’s passions include his husband of 22 years, Michael Field; progressive politics; and freedom of speech, thought, and expression.

Sarah Haney

Sarah is a retired registered nurse residing near Toronto in Ontario. She is co-founder of the Canadian Whale Institute and has been involved with several cetacean conservation groups since 1992. Sarah supports Salmon Coast Field Station in its efforts to save the wild Pacific salmon on Canada’s west coast.

Tracey Lovitz, CFP®

Tracey is a Certified Financial Planner™ with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. and has been with the company since 1988.  Ms. Lovitz is a member of the Financial Planning Association. Ms. Lovitz  is an active member and/or board member of organizations that benefit children, elementary through college age for causes such as: child abuse prevention; elementary education for brain safety; and scholarship houses that provide rent free housing for deserving young college students who lack financial resources, but demonstrate excellent academic merit and good character.

Chip Owen

Chip resides in San Diego, California and is an investor in commercial real estate. Mr. Owen is an active supporter of animal conservation and environmental projects both in the United States and Africa. Mr. Owen has a degree in finance and serves on the board of several non-profit organizations.

Jim Thomas

Jim Thomas is Senior Vice President, Supply Management and Purchasing for Darden Restaurants, Inc. Jim also serves on the Board of Directors and the governance committee of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, a private, nonprofit organization that collects and distributes donated food to more than 550 nonprofit partner agencies in six Central Florida counties. Jim serves an executive committee member and education committee member for the Supply Chain Leaders Association and on the executive leadership committee of the Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative.

Jim received a bachelor’s degree in Operations Management from The Pennsylvania State University. He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago. Jim completed the UCLA Anderson School’s director certification in corporate directorship and governance.

Jon Stryker

Jon Stryker is the founder and president of the Arcus Foundation, a private, global grant-making organization with offices in New York City, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Cambridge, U.K. The Arcus Foundation supports the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) human rights, and the conservation of the world’s great apes. In addition to Save the Chimps, Mr. Stryker is a founding board member of the Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya and Greenleaf Trust bank in Kalamazoo. He also serves on the boards of his undergraduate alma mater Kalamazoo College and Friends of the Highline, a non-profit organization that funds the maintenance and operations of the High Line park in New York City. Mr. Stryker is a registered architect in the State of Michigan. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kalamazoo College and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Tim Wu

Tim resides in San Fransisco and is Vice President of Philanthropy at the San Fransisco Zoo.