President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael Wall, Ph.D .
Vice President of Science and Conservation
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Vice President of Engagement and Education
Interim Chief Financial Officer
The San Diego Natural History Museum traces its roots to an enthusiastic group of amateur naturalists, who formed the San Diego Society of Natural History in 1874.
Stanley Maloy, Ph.D.
Assoc. VP Research and Innovation, San Diego State University
Managing Partner, New Venture Partners LLC
Attorney, Miller, Monson, Peshel, Polacek and Hoshaw
Chief Investment Officer, Private Asset Management
Allison Alberts, Ph.D.
Chief Conservation and Research Officer, San Diego Zoo Global (Retired)
Northern Trust Bank (retired)
President, Biotechnology Mgmt. Consultants and
Executive Director, Downing Family Foundation
Exequiel Ezcurra, Ph.D.
Senior Information Technology Executive, Semi-Retired and Consulting
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Board Member, Cidara Therapeutics
Founder and Executive Director, STEM Next Opportunity Fund
Amber Pairis Ph.D.
Director, Climate Science Alliance
President and CEO, Cook and Schmid
Jeff Scott, Ed.D.
Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UCSD
Pamela M. Bruder
Mary H. Clark*
Norman C. Roberts., DVM*
Thomas W. Sefton*
Charmaine* and Maurice* Kaplan
Philip M. Klauber*
Donna K. Sefton*
Nita and Henk van der Werff
Chairman, Pronatura Noroeste
Biological Consultant, Aecom
Vice President, Anderson’s SeedCo
CEO and General Manager, Rancho La Puerta
Co-Founder & President, Spectrum Aeronautical and SciFly
Conservation and Science Associate Program Officer, Packard Foundation
Executive Director, Pronatura Noroeste, A.C.
Iris Engstrand, Ph.D.
Professor of History, University of San Diego
Executive Director, Sustainable Northwest
Alan Harper, Ph.D.
Terra Peninsular, AC
Co-Founder & CEO, Aclima Inc.
Managing Partner, NextEarth Group, LLC
Partner, Alumbra Advisors
Grant Director, Sandler Family Supporting Foundation
Laura Martínez Ríos
Attorney & Counselor at Law
President and CEO, International Community Foundation
Executive President, Fundea (Fundación Mexicana para la Educación Ambiental AC)
San Mateo Conservancy
Jaime Roberts Vildosola
Director, IAMSA Development Group
Board Member, Pronatura Noroeste
Carolina Shepard Espinoza
Founder and Director, Bahia De Los Angeles Museum
Executive Director, Proyecto Fronterizo de Educacion Ambiental A.C.
Environmental & Ocean Sciences Department, University of San Diego
Land and Planning Development
Biodiversity Explorer, Botanical Research Institute of Texas
CleanTECH San Diego
City of San Diego, Land Use and Economic Development
The San Diego Natural History Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums , which certifies that this museum continues to demonstrate a professional level of operation in accordance with the standards of excellence prescribed by the AAM.
Our organization is a member of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, a collaboration of 26 arts, science and culture institutions in Balboa Park. By working together we produce major outcomes that no single organization could achieve alone. Benefits of our Partnership include:
To learn more about the many ways our collaboration makes the Park a better place to visit, learn, and have fun, please visit the Partnership's website at www.bpcp.org.
The San Diego Natural History Museum has been awarded Prestigious LEED® for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Green Building Certification.