Throughout the pandemic, Archbold has been fully engaged in science, conservation, and outreach. Currently our facilities are open by appointment only, but please stay tuned. We look forward to further opening to the public.

Board of Directors

Lela Porter Love


Professor of Law and Director, Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution, Cardozo School of Law; Chair, International Advisory Board on Mediation, Office of the Ombudsman for United Nations Funds and Programmes. JD, Georgetown University Law Center, BA, Harvard University.

Loren Alegria

Vice Chair

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Physical and Life Sciences, Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Great-nephew of Richard Archbold and has served on the Board of Directors for 15 years.

Barbara Stewart


Robert Lloyd George

Assistant Treasurer

The Honourable Robert Lloyd George is a British subject, who has spent his fund management career mainly in Asia. He is also the author of a number of books on business, China, and history (David and Winston). He is also a trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Veronica Alegria


Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Califonia. JD, Stanford Law School; BA, Stanford University.

Daniel Alegria


Retired family medicine physician, roots in El Salvador and Chile. Attended University of California Berkeley in the 60’s. Love to learn. Love Archbold. Two granddaughters Zamiaya and Kaimara. Fabulous partner Mary P Hufty!

Dylan Alegria


Physician and nature lover in California. Grand nephew of Richard Archbold. Scrub camp alumnus!

Schellie Archbold


Artist, philanthropist, and grandniece of Richard Archbold. BA Sarah Lawrence.

Kyle Ashton


Executive Director, Medical Affairs, Travere Therapeutics. Prior academic posts: Kutztown University, Cornell University, Villanova University, University of California San Diego, SUNY-Cortland. Archbold Vertebrate Ecology Lab 2001-2003. PhD, University of Colorado. BA, University of California Berkeley.

Mallory Dimmitt


CEO, Florida Wildlife Corridor Coalition, residing in St. Petersburg, Florida. MEM, Environmental Economics & Policy, Duke University's Nicholas School Environment. BS, Natural Resources, Sewanee (The University of the South).

Vevie Dimmitt


Nicole Doppelt


General Counsel of Extend since May 2021. Prior to that, served as in-house counsel at AXA XL, a division of AXA, for three years, and practiced law at Milbank LLP for over seven years. Grew up in New York City and New Hampshire, and now lives in Rye, New York, with her husband and three children. Daughter of Board Chair, Lela Love.

John Fitzpatrick


(spouse, Molly) Ithaca, New York. Ornithologist, professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University. Former curator at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, then Director of Archbold Biological Station. From 1995 to 2021, Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a renowned center for ornithology, conservation biology, and public engagement in science.

John "Jack" Hufty


Mary Hufty


(spouse Daniel Alegria MD) Physician, community leader, daughter of Frances Archbold Hufty, Biology Stanford, UCSD Medical School, director OBFS, active at Archbold since 1977, president of the board 1992, till my mother’s death in 2010, then, chair of the board until 2020. I have an intense love of Nature and a deep commitment to Archbold’s work.

James Kushlan


Coconut Grove, Florida, and Annapolis, Maryland. Ornithologist specializing in waterbirds, author, conservationist. Formerly professor of biology University of Mississippi and Texas A& -Commerce, director Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, president Waterbird Society and American Ornithological Society, founder and chair IUCN Heron Specialist Group and North American Waterbird Conservation Initiative, and author of 12 books on water birds and Florida history. more...

Sam Machotka