The Billfish Foundation is governed and managed by people who truly care. Meet them here.

Ellen M Peel, J.D. LL.M.

Ellen M Peel, J.D. LL.M.

President

Ellen manages and leads TBF’s operations; coordinates development of conservation and management strategies with the Board of Directors, staff, and consultants; provides media interaction; serves as the primary interface with the Board and conservation partners and represents TBF before all levels of fisheries management organizations.

Peter Chaibongsai

Peter Chaibongsai

Director of Conservation Programs

Peter oversees all of TBF‘s Conservation Programs - Science, Policy, and Education. Oversees TBF’s cornerstone program - TBF‘s Tag & Release Program; researches marine policy issues; and assists in cultivating strategy with key conservation partners; oversees TBF’s volunteer/intern program and provides educational and outreach assistance at special events.

Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Chief Financial Officer

Robert is responsible for all day-to-day accounting activities, cash management, monthly & annual financial reporting, budgets and annual audits. For grant monitoring, Robert works with the President to assure that all grants and contracts meet required financial processes, systems, and procedures; he is the main point of contact for grantee financial matters.

Adrienne Katz

Adrienne Katz

Science & Communications Associate

Adrienne contributes to the science department by managing TBF‘s Tag & Release Program. She also is the production manager of TBF’s Magazine and aids in the preparation of special events that TBF organizes or maintains a presence.

Faith Benner

Faith Benner

Science & Policy Associate

Faith contributes to the science/policy department by researching marine policy issues and providing assistance to the communications and outreach arm of TBF. She also aids and participates in the special events that TBF organizes or maintains a presence.