EcoHealth Alliance Announces Three New Elections to Board of Directors

NEW YORK – June 5, 2013

EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on local conservation and global health issues, announced the election of three new members to its Board of Directors.  Over 40 years of innovative science has built the foundation of EcoHealth Alliance’s rigorous, science-based approach, focused at the intersection of the environment, health, and capacity building.  EcoHealth Alliance continues to attract top-level directors to its diverse Board with the addition of Joel A. Maizel, Ann Moore and Dr. Patricia Verduin.  EcoHealth Alliance’s Board of Directors approve the strategic direction of the organization as well as ensure its financial health and sustainability.

Joel A. Maizel is a Director in Prime Services at Barclays, based in New York.  Mr. Maizel is responsible for leading Barclays Capital Solutions efforts for quantitative hedge funds and liquid strategies investors.  This includes working with systematic hedge fund clients to develop tailored fund raising strategies, and working with institutional and traditional investors to find liquid strategies hedge funds to match their investment interests.  Prior to joining Barclays, Mr. Maizel was Head of Capital Introductions at MF Global, where he provided select futures and commodity managers exposure to an exclusive array of qualified institutional hedge fund investors.  Mr. Maizel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law.

Ann Moore comes to the organization with 15 years experience as a seasoned events and public relations professional with a diverse background in corporate sales, vendor management, production and talent management.  Ms. Moore is currently a special events consultant and continues to provide expertise to high profile clients.  Previously, Ms. Moore has produced events for such organizations as the New York City Ballet, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Whitney Museum.  Her expertise lies in executing large-scale fundraising galas, opening parties, and corporate sponsored events that exceed bottom-line expectations as well as support the overarching fundraising goals for each organization.  Ms. Moore is also very committed to the conservation of wildlife and the habitats needed for their survival.  Over the years, Ms. Moore has traveled extensively in Africa to learn more about endangered species including zebras and mountain gorillas.  She continues to support wildlife research centers and is involved with the Morris Animal Foundation.  Recently, Ms. Moore journeyed to Borneo to learn more about the plight of endangered orangutans.

Dr. Patricia Verduin is the Chief Technology Officer for Colgate Palmolive Company where she provides leadership for product innovation, clinical science and long-term research and development.  Prior to this role, Dr. Verduin’s career spanned technical leadership positions in the food industry including ConAgra Foods where she was Senior Vice President of Product Quality and Development as well as Nabisco where she held various product development and innovation leadership positions.  In addition to industry, Dr. Verduin was the Chief Scientific Officer at the Grocery Manufacturers/Food Products Association.  She also holds several patents from her research.  Dr. Verduin received her B.S. degree from the University of Delaware and her M.B.A. in Finance from Farleigh Dickinson University.  She received her Ph.D. in Food Science from Rutgers University.  Dr. Verduin sits on the National Academy of Science’s Roundtable for Environmental Health Sciences, Research & Medicine.  She has served on the Board for the International Life Science Institute and for the Alliance for Consumer Education.

“We are fortunate to have these individuals on our Board of Directors, their expertise and experience in the corporate world provides EcoHealth Alliance with cutting-edge financial, corporate and fundraising guidance and advice,” said Dr. Peter Daszak, President of EcoHealth Alliance.

About EcoHealth Alliance
Building on over 40 years of groundbreaking science, EcoHealth Alliance is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife and safeguarding human health from the emergence of disease. The organization develops ways to combat the effects of damaged ecosystems on human and wildlife health.  Using environmental and health data covering the past 60 years, EcoHealth Alliance scientists created the first-ever, global disease hotspots map that identified at-risk regions, to help predict and prevent the next pandemic crisis. That work is the foundation of EcoHealth Alliance’s rigorous, science-based approach, focused at the intersection of the environment, health, and capacity building.  Working in the U.S. and more than 20 countries worldwide, EcoHealth Alliance’s strength is founded on innovations in research, training, global partnerships, and policy initiatives.  For more information, please visit


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