Board of Directors - USA

Nsefu Wildlife Conservation Foundation board of directors are volunteers that give of their time to promote the preservation of wildlife in Africa.


Coe Lewis / Co-founder

A lifelong defender of animals and animal rights. Raised around the world and in Ethiopia, in both Addis Ababa and on the Awash game reserve...working for the welfare of animals has always been and will always be her greatest passion, excluding her family. But it's darn pretty close!


victoria wallace / Co-founder

Born in a small town in Oregon, USA and holds a BSN in nursing. She spends half of the year in California and half in Zambia. Travel and animals are her two big loves (besides her husband David and son Max Demian). Zikomo Safari is the completion of a dream and Nsefu Wildlife is her way of giving back to Africa for letting her achieve her dream.


tony hunstiger / Secretary

Having a lifetime interest in the outdoors and wildlife, flora and fauna.  Living in Hawaii since 1975, he has been active in sports, hiking, gardening and community service throughout his time in the islands.  He works as a counselor, helping people with disabilities.


connie edwards mcgaughy / Event Director

Connie Edwards McGaughy is a Southern California artist and designer with a passion for nature. A dedicated advocate for animals, she has served as the San Diego Coordinator for the The Fund for Animals and has been actively involved in the rescue of domestic, exotic, and wild animals including feral goats, leopards, lions, and tigers.


Christine Rhoads / Development Director

As part of the NSEFU team, Christine is happy to combine her professional non-profit development experience with her life-long love of animals, passionately advocating to protect wildlife for future generations.


dr. thomas snitch / science adviser

Dr. Snitch is a University Professor of Science at Bowling Green State University. He has been tasked to develop a UAV component for the University's aviation programs and works with computer science and mathematics faculty to develop advanced algorithms for use in conservation programs.


From living in Kenya as a teenager for 5 years to volunteer work as an attorney, he has had a keen appreciation for wildlife issues and been passionately involved in wildlife conservation efforts for decades, carrying on work established by his well-recognized parents, Molly & Art.


RICHARD (RICH) ROBINSON / grant coordinator

Richard (Rich) Robinson, a frequent Africa traveler, retired as Director of Public Safety for the County of San Diego. He has a Master's Degree in Public Administration and is long time supporter of animal conservation programs.


ROGER GARAY / Treasurer

Roger Garay, E.A., is the President and one of three (3) Co-Owners of On Line Bookkeeping & Tax Service, Inc., a professional service corporation.  In addition to a BS in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College School of Engineering (NYC), Roger holds an MBA (Engineering Management) from the University of Chicago and an MS in Business Administration (Finance and Marketing) from the University of Southern California. Roger is also active in the community and became an active board member in early 2018.


Beth E. Hill / adviser

Beth Hill shares a deep compassion and empathy for all animals that has led her to volunteer at the San Diego Humane Society and various animal activism venues. Being made aware of the elephant poaching crisis in Africa she was compelled to get involved as organizer of the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos in San Diego since 2016. She brings her passion and dedication to Nsefu Wildlife in efforts to save our precious elephants and wildlife.


BILL HUTH / Multimedia manager

I served as a Board Member for the San Diego Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation in the early 1990s.  During the past few years, I've seen how much the environment has been under assault by human greed and ignorance.  Thanks to Coe and the Nsefu team, I have been given a chance to do my small part in making our world a better place.