Alex Chunga currently serves as a the Head of Law Enforcement for the Malawi Department of National Parks. Alex has risen through the ranks through hard work and dedication to the conservation and management of Malawi’s wildlife heritage. Alex joined the Department as a Park Ranger in 1993 after completing a two year Wildlife Management Training. In 1996 he was awarded a scholarship for further studies at the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka in Tanzania.
Service in the wildlife sector has taken Alex across countries and continents where he has participated in various capacity building sessions to broaden and enrich knowledge.
Alex is an inspiration to the Game Rangers of Malawi DNPW and remains committed to serving to save the country’s precious resources for the benefit of present and future generations. WITA has relied on Alex's expertise and guidance in conducting many trainings.
Demi Herman is a career prosecutor currently handling felony level criminal cases in Nebraska, USA. Demi has prosecuted a wide range of cases, including theft, assault, and drug cases to child victim crimes, domestic violence and sexual assault. She has a particular interest in protecting the well-being of the vulnerable and
victims who must testify in Court. She holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota and a J.D. from William Mitchel College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Since becoming a prosecutor in 2001, Demi has worked in Nebraska and Arizona, prosecuting felony cases, and serving as a mentor in for multiple agencies. Demi served as a Chief Deputy in Platte County, Nebraska from 2008-2013 and as the Chief Deputy in Saunders County, Nebraska, from 2013-2022. In 2022, she joined the Douglas County Attorney’s Office as the CVSA (Child Victim/Sexual Assault) team lead. There she oversees a dedicated team specializing in the prosecution of crimes of sexual violence and serious harm to children.
Since 2016, Demi has worked with the Attorney General Alliance to build capacity and increase trial skills for her colleagues in Mexico and Africa. Demi joined WITA as an instructor in 2018, and joined the Board of Directors in 2022.
Demi enjoys volunteering with Victory Riding Academy, a non-profit organization bringing therapeutic equine services to military veterans and first responders and their family members. She is the proud mother to two children.
Liza was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, USA but has lived all over the world, including Venezuela and Belgium as her father’s job took their family all over the world. A graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont with a BA in biology, Liza worked for Colorado Division of Wildlife for 28 years as a wildlife officer. Liza is now the Director of the Parks Ranger Program in Denver, Colorado, and oversees both Urban and Denver Mountain Parks rangers. She is proud to work with a team that leads with compassion but works tirelessly to protect Denver’s historic and diverse park resources. Married with three boys, she loves to travel.
Mindy Rice has been the spatial ecologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Fort Collins, CO, USA in the National Wildlife Refuge System since 2016 after working for Colorado Parks and Wildlife for 8 years. Mindy’s work focuses on biologically prioritizing refuges for land acquisition and using spatial data to improve inventory and monitoring on our refuges in the face of climate change. Mindy obtained her Masters in conservation biology from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and her Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in wildlife management. Most of her free time is spent traveling the world to find elusive wildlife (black rhinos are the best) and hiking, camping, and generally playing outside with her dog Zuri.
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