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Jonathan H. Epstein

Associate Vice President

Jonathan H. Epstein

A veterinarian and epidemiologist, Dr. Jonathan Epstein, Associate Vice President of Conservation Medicine at EcoHealth Alliance, studies Nipah and Ebola virus, along with SARS, and other diseases that have emerged within Asia and Africa.
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All Partners

EcoHealth Alliance implements many of our efforts through a variety of partnerships and collaborations. Our alliance of partners includes NGOs, intergovernmental organizations, university groups or centers, and government agencies working on the health, environment, and capacity building challenges facing our modern world. Our aspiration is to link the best people, programs, and partnerships in science and policy to solve some of the most pressing conservation and health issues today.

Michele and Agnese Cestone Foundation

For over two years, the Cestone Foundation has supported EcoHealth Alliance's PetWatch program. PetWatch is a multi-faceted program that provides a consumer-friendly guide to purchasing an appropriate exotic pet, focusing on issues such as health, sustainability, animal welfare, and health.

www.petwatch.net
Conservation, Food & Health Foundation

Conservation, Food & Health Foundation

For the past five years, EcoHealth Alliance has received funding from this foundation to safeguard communities in Bangladesh from the deadly Nipah virus, a lethal disease carried by fruit bats.

cfhfoundation.grantsmanagement08.com
Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation

Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation

For many years, the Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation has supported our work to conserve species across the globe. From funds to quell elephant human conflict in India to jaguar conservation in Brazil, the Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation has been a generous supporter of EcoHealth Alliance's mission.

www.lcaof.org

Ruth Covo Foundation

This family foundation out of Boston has provided operational support to EcoHealth Alliance for more than a decade. Such support has enabled EcoHealth Alliance to better fulfill our mission to conserve nature and safeguard ecosystem and human health.

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

For more than a decade, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund has generously donated funds to EcoHealth Alliance for a variety of species and habitat conservation projects. Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund grants have funded projects that conserve threatened dolphins in Argentina, safeguard the endangered Black Lion Tamarin in Brazil, and study the elusive West African manatee.

thewaltdisneycompany.com

Eaglemere Foundation

This family foundation, operating out of Massachusetts, has been supporting EcoHealth Alliance's disease research work for five years. This forward-thinking foundation invests in our work to discover and contain the next emerging infectious disease.

Germeshausen Foundation

Germeshausen Foundation

This Boston-based foundation has been supporting our international conservation efforts for many years. Funds received from this foundation have built the capacity of scientists and NGOs throughout Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

www.germeshausen.org
Margaret A. Cargill Foundation

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation

The generosity of the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation has allowed EcoHealth Alliance to develop an unrestricted fund that enables our staff to pursue new initiatives in the realm of capacity building, conservation, and ecosystem health.

www.macphilanthropies.org

Mars Foundation

With support from the Mars Foundation, EcoHealth Alliance was able to create a “Sustainability Fund” that enables our staff to pursue new initiatives in the realm of ecosystem health and policy. Such funds are being utilized for targeted outreach efforts to bring awareness to and help counter the negative impact of the illegal wildlife trade, which threatens species survival.

The Leo Model Foundation

This New York-based foundation has been supporting the conservation of wild equids in Africa for more than five years. Such work includes training African scientists in conservation activities, studying the ecology of wild equids, and building community awareness on the importance of conservation. The foundation also provides critical operating support that enables our work to flourish and expand.

The New York Community Trust

The New York Community Trust

The New York Community Trust has been a loyal supporter of EcoHealth Alliance's work for many years. This innovative funder helped EcoHealth Alliance develop the first-ever predictive map of global “Emerging Disease Hotspots” several years ago. Recent support allowed EcoHealth Alliance to build on that map to better understand where diseases will travel from hotspot areas as travel and trade continue to increase on a global scale. Our latest grant with EcoHealth Alliance conducts surveillance of the wildlife trade at New York City ports. EcoHealth Alliance is working with government officials to confiscate, identify species, and assess disease introductions from wildlife illegally smuggled through U.S. borders.

www.nycommunitytrust.org
SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

This long-term funder of EcoHealth Alliance has contributed funds for a myriad of conservation projects aimed at conserving endangered species such as the West Javan tree frog in Indonesia, the Antillean manatee in Brazil, and the Grevy’s Zebra in Africa.

www.swbg-conservationfund.org
Good Cause Greetings

Good Cause Greetings

Good Cause Greetings is provider of personalized corporate charity cards and holiday cards for personal use. Good Cause Greetings donates 10% of their annual sales to major charities they support around the world, including EcoHealth Alliance.

www.goodcausegreetings.com
Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky

Made in the US since 1977, Hanky Panky is dedicated to innovative design, comfort, and quality in their lingerie and sleepwear. Hanky Panky supports many worthy organizations, including EcoHealth Alliance and our efforts to protect animal, ecosystem, and human health worldwide.

www.hankypanky.com
Harland Clarke

Harland Clarke

Harland Clarke is a leading provider of checks and related products, contact center services, e–Commerce and direct response marketing solutions to financial services companies throughout the U.S.

www.clarkeamerican.com
Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson embraces research and science to bring innovative products and services to advance the health and well being of people. In line with their efforts to create a healthier world, Johnson & Johnson supports EcoHealth Alliance programs as we work to protect global health and safeguard ecosystems worldwide.

www.jnj.com

Steve Aldrich

President and CEO, Bio-ERA

Amy Attas, DVM

CEO, CityPets

Jim Collins

Professor, Arizona State University, member of council of National Science Foundation, former program head at National Science Foundation

David Franz

Former Commander of USAMRIID

Tom Geisbert

Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch

David Heymann

Chatham House

Ian Lipkin

Director, Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University

Rima Khabbaz

Director for Infectious Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ted Leighton

Director of Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Center