As with conservation, Selamatkan Yaki is all about working together – cooperation and collaboration are key to progress. The programme is supported by external contributors in the United Kingdom and Australia, and has a small team of staff working in North Sulawesi, guided by two researcher coordinators. In addition to the individuals working full time for the programme, Selamatkan Yaki is widely supported by a network of collaborators, supporters, partners and sponsors, whom we all consider to be part of our SY family. Finally, we are extremely grateful for the support of all our volunteers, for the time and effort that they commit to helping us reach our goals.

Dr. Johny Suwodjo Tasirin

Chairman and co-founder

Dr. Vicky Melfi


Dr. Noldy Tuerah

Advisory Board - Yayasan Kinatouan Pelestarian Alam Sulawesi

Dr. Andy Bowkett

Advisory Board - Wild Planet Trust

Jodie Dryden

UK Regional Coordinator

Dr. Harry Hilser

Chair of Selamatkan Yaki Advisory Board

Yunita Siwi

Programme Supervisor

Tresia Reyni Palohoen

Projects Coordinator

Ance Tatinggulu

Protected Area Coordinator

Purnama Nainggolan

Education Coordinator

Yohanes Sambuaga

Protected Area Officer

Aprilia Balandatu

Education Assistant

Gabriela Nadya Rompis

Finance Assistant

Raisanta Wongso

Education Assistant

Helen Sampson

Field Project Manager 2011

Gaetan Masson

Field Projects Coordinator 2013-2014

Thirza Loffeld

Education Coordinator & Advocacy 2013 - 2015

Edyson Maneasa

Tangkoko Project Officer 2013 - 2015

Caroline Tasirin

Education Assistant 2014 - Dec 2015

Yoviani Loho

Tangkoko Asistant 2014 - 2015

Arif Wijaya

Protected Area Manager May 2016 - April 2017

Rivo Rahasia

Biodiversity Monitoring Unit Specialist 2017

Dr. Caspian Johnson

Programmes Coordinator 2016 - 2018

Indra Gunawan Ndede

Education Assistant 2017 - 2018

Prisilia Morley Loijens

Education Coordinator 2017 - Jan 2019

Corinne Bailey

Programmes Coordinator 2018 - 2019

Prescillia Rindang Putri

Education Coordinator Jan - Dec 2019

Dr. Alberto Hernandez Salinas

Programmes Coordinator Jan - May 2020

Zulfitri Lawe

Education Officer 2017 - 2022

Freecilia Lestari Torindatu

Programme Secretary 2019 - 2023

Živa Justinek

Programme Manager 2021 - 2023