Ashley L. Camhi, Ph.D., CEO and President

Dr. Ashley L. Camhi is an environmental economist with 15 years of experience working in Latin America and the Caribbean on a range of issues related to the environment. She has worked for both the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank as a specialist in payments for ecosystem services, design and implementation of terrestrial and marine protected areas, and conservation trust funds. In addition she has conducted research in coordination with several U.S. government agencies including the BLM, USDA, and NOAA. Her research expertise is in econometrics and policy analysis while her programmatic expertise is in valuation of ecosystem services and sustainable resource management.

Click on the image to read Ashley's blog entry on payments for ecosystem services for IDB

Click on the image to read Ashley's blog entry on payments for ecosystem services for IDB

Ashley has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University where she researched the cost-effectiveness of individual practices in the USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program. In addition, Ashley has a B.A. from Vassar College in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Economics and an M.A. in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Ashley has worked on projects in over 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, many of which were projects funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) projects. 

Ashley’s native language is English, she is fluent in Spanish and Guarani, and proficient in Portuguese.

Lastly, Ashley was an Agroforestry Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay from 2004-2006 where she worked in a rural community on sustainable agriculture. 


Aireona Bonnie Raschke, Ph.D., Ecotourism Expert

Dr. Aireona Bonnie Raschke is an expert in ecology and conservation biology. She focuses on marine ecotourism, particularly the circumstances under which it can function as a successful resource for coastal communities and as a tool for biodiversity conservation. She has experience working widely throughout the Caribbean.


 Alwin D'Souza

Alwin has expertise in agriculture, food security and climate adaptation with a special focus on social networks. He has worked in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. He was extensively involved in carrying out field surveys, focus group discussions and personal interviews of farmers in respected countries. He has worked with International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT). He has special interest in spatial analysis, dynamic system analysis and econometrics.

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In addition to the key experts presented above we have specialists in:

  • Post-conflict natural resource management

  • Marine and coastal management

  • Agricultural economics

  • Renewable energy

  • Socio-ecological systems

  • Corporate social responsibility

  • Sustainability