Faith Campbell assumed the presidency of CISP in June 2018. She holds a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University. She has worked as a conservation advocate for several major environmental organizations, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, American Lands Alliance, and Nature Conservancy. Since the early 1990s, Faith has focused on invasive species policy, especially those insects and pathogens that attack North American tree species, bringing a strong voice to plant protection negotiations within international and national regulatory groups. This work includes policy adoption and implementation by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Forest Service and funding (appropriations) for those agencies.
Faith has published three reports on the forest pest issue (http://treeimprovement.utk.edu/FadingForests). These are highly regarded reference works that synthesize both the latest
CISP Board member Peter T. Jenkins, has 27 years of experience, both national and international, in invasive species policy and management as a policy analyst, attorney, advocate, lobbyist, consultant, manager, author and speaker. He manages the independent environmental consulting firm Biopolicy Consulting (see www.biopolicyconsulting.com ). He was a co-founder of the National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species (NECIS), an original member of the IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group and co-chaired the Society for Conservation Biology's Biological Security Task Force. Mr. Jenkins has a J.D. degree (University of Puget Sound Law School, 1983) and a Masters in Environmental Studies (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 1990).
She has published more than 60 reports and articles in peer reviewed journals, proceedings of scientific meetings, and general interest publications. Lately, she authored the entry on U.S. regulations for the Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions and was contributing editor for Fading Forests III. Her essay in BioScience, “The Ecology of Grief,” has been widely reprinted. Phyllis holds a Ph.D. in plant and insect ecology from the University of Georgia’s Institute of Ecology and is an accomplished maker of quilts and collages.
complex scientific findings and evolving policy issues. Also, Dr. Campbell has written for publications ranging from Bioscience to Earth First Journal. Faith served as an advisor to the Office of Technology Assessment project, which resulted in its report Harmful Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States. She also served two terms on the National Invasive Species Council's federal Advisory Committee and led its sub-group that investigated pathways of species' invasion.
In September 2016, Faith was awarded the John Shannon Current Achievement Award for Partnerships by the National Association of State Foresters.
A strong commitment to the issues surrounding the law, policy and management of invasive species has been a primary theme of Mr. Jenkins’ career since his first Washington employment, from 1990 to 1992 as Attorney/Policy Analyst on the U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment report, Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States. Mr. Jenkins has been invited to testify four times to the U.S. Congress on the topic. He has spoken at more than a dozen U.S. conferences as well as conferences in Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Norway and South Africa. He has approximately 15 publications addressing multiple aspects of invasive species. He has published in peer-reviewed journals: on invasives and trade (in Conservation Biology); on “Polluter Pays” policies for invasives (Issues in Science and Technology); on invasives in the U.S.-China trade (Biological Invasions); on international law and the plant trade (Journal of World Trade); and on trade as a vector for amphibian pathogens (Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment). His most recent paper is in Biological Invasions, entitled “Invasive animals and wildlife pathogens in the United States: the economic case for more risk assessments and regulation.”
CISP Board Member Phyllis N. Windle has more than 20 years’ experience in the science and policy of invasive species. At the Union of Concerned Scientists, she headed the ten-year project on invasive species, publishing brief reports on invasives in four states. She organized a call to action signed by 900 experts and amplified scientists' voices in public comment periods at federal agencies and in meetings with members of congress.
For Congress’s Office of Technology Assessment, Phyllis directed the interdisciplinary team that wrote Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States. She presented the group's findings in testimony on Capitol Hill and congressional briefings; media interviews; and a dozen keynote addresses at international, regional, national, and state meetings. The report, an American Library Association Notable Government Document, catalzyed a realm of new policy inquiry and advocacy.