WPA Board Members

With current representation from nine countries, the WPA Board was established in 2013 to provide advice and suggestions in the administration of the World Parks Academy.

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Dr. Digby Whyte

Dr. Digby Whyte
WPA Chair

Term expires: 2022

Director Community and Environment, Balonne Shire Council, Australia

Kellie Seaton

Kellie Seaton
WPA Administrator

No term expiration

Program Manager, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, Indiana University, USA

Luis Romahn

Luis Romahn
WPA Vice Chair

Term expires: 2022

President of Mexico’s National Park and Recreation Association

Shin Kobayashi

Shin Kobayashi

Term expires: 2022

CEO of Tokyo Landscape Architects, Inc.

Prof. Carmen-Grace Salazar

Prof. Carmen-Grace Salazar

Term expires: 2022

Professor, University of Costa Rica

Kostas Stavrianakis

Kostas Stavrianakis

Term expires: 2022

Research Associate, Leisure Behavior, Recreation, and Tourism Studies, Indiana University, USA

Felicitas Heimann

Felicitas Heimann

Term expires: 2022

Parks Manager, City of Stavanger, Norway

Dr. Elize van Staden

Dr. Elize van Staden

Term expires: 2022

Lecturer at the University of South Africa, PhD Environmental Management

Carolina Pozo

Carolina Pozo

Term expires: 2023

Innovation Consultant, Quito, Ecuador

Germán A. Enríquez Flores

Germán A. Enríquez Flores

Term expires: 2023

Executive Director, Metropolitan Ecological Park of Leon, México

Dr. Ahmad Nazrin Aris Bin Anuar

Dr. Ahmad Nazrin Aris Bin Anuar

Term expires: 2023

College Principal, Seroja and Meranti College, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Ex-Officio Members:

Neil McCarthy

Neil McCarthy
Chief Executive Officer, World Urban Parks

No term expiration

Stephen A. Wolter

Stephen A. Wolter
Secretary

No term expiration

Executive Director, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands
Indiana University, USA