Our Board of Directors
PAMELA BUCUR DE AREVALO BOARD PRESIDENT had the vision that brought the Adopt-A-School program to fruition. As a principal with Explorama, a founding member of CONAPAC and a teacher at heart, she has been steering CONAPAC every step of the way as it has grown and evolved over the years to meet each new challenge.
CYNTHIA A. SMITH BOARD VICE PRESIDENT previously worked full time as our executive director for eight years. Now retired, Cynthia serves on the board in order to transition, support and maintain CONAPAC's principal programs through her network of CONAPAC donors and friends.
LUIS GONZALES BOARD TREASURER is CONAPAC's Administrative Manager. His business administration degrees help him keep CONAPAC organized and his heart still remembers how he started off as a guide with Explorama over 30 years ago, while saving up to enter the local university. He worked in banking in Iquitos for a time but was really looking for a way to get back to playing a part in bringing people to the rainforest. Being on the CONAPAC Board of Directors is an extension of his desire to conserve the Amazonian rainforest and show the world the wonders of its people and the place.
NANCY COWAL BOARD SECRETARY lives in North Carolina in the US, but she shares our love for the rainforest and its people since she first visited in 1986. She makes sure she joins us annually for Adopt-A-School deliveries. She has been a supporter of CONAPAC programs since their inception. Since 2009 she has been volunteering as our webmistress and creates our newsletters and other publications.
AMNER ISMODES SOPLIN BOARD TRUSTEE who has been with CONAPAC since its beginning, has been our greatest promoter of the importance of improving rural education and environmental consciousness in the villages. Born in the community of Tamanco on the Napo River, Amner knows more about the river communities than anyone at CONAPAC. His insight into river life and the relationships he has maintained are invaluable resources for the Adopt-A-School program.
CLAIRE LANNOYE-HALL BOARD TRUSTEE is Curator of Education at the Detroit Zoological Society. She serves as a liaison between CONAPAC and the Detroit Zoo, working with donors from around the world and with dedicated volunteers who support the program through a variety of ways. Claire, with her background and experience in education, provides assistance with CONAPAC's teacher professional development and community accountability.
In 1999, the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) volunteered to be the official CONAPAC Adopt-A-School sponsor in the United States, representing us through their 501(c)3 status. The DZS collects tax deductible funding from all over the world to make our program possible, at no administrative cost to CONAPAC, transferring funds by wire four to six times a year.
CONAPAC’s Board of Directors’ official document is recorded at el Libro de Asociaciones del Registro Publico Iquitos: Tomo 05, Folio 147 Partida XXVII; Asiento 01 y Ficha Nro. 313.
CONAPAC's Non-Governmental Organization status is recorded as follows:
CONSERVACION DE LA NATURALEZA AMAZONICA DEL PERU, ASOCIACION CIVIL (CONAPAC)
REG. UNICO DE CONTRIBUYENTE (RUC) SUNAT: 20173193450
ASAMBLEA GENERAL DE FUNDACION 20 DE JULIO DE 1990 ACTA NRO. 01
INSCRITO LA ASOCIACION EN LA ZONA REGISTRAL DE IQUITOS: EL 06 DE SETIEMBRE DE 1990
EN EL TOMO 05 - FOLIO 147 - ASOCIACIONES
PARTIDA 11004197 - ASIENTO 01
REGISTRO DE PERSONAS JURIDICAS