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"The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of mankind."
"The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands."
"We have not inherited the world from our forefathers - we have borrowed it from our children."
"With Money we can build roads and towns but no amount of money can build a river or a stream."
“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children”
  • "The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of mankind."
  • "The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands."
  • "We have not inherited the world from our forefathers - we have borrowed it from our children."
  • "With Money we can build roads and towns but no amount of money can build a river or a stream."
  • “The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children”

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Meet the Team

   
Morgan Griffiths – Senior Conservation Officer and Acting Regional Manager
Graduated with an MSC in Conservation Biology (UCT) in 1998. After working for the Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs for 3½ years as an environmental impact assessor, Morgan joined WESSA in 2004. Morgan’s current focus is on Environmental Education, the Blue Flag Beaches Programme, biodiversity conservation initiatives and managing community-based conservation projects. He has a particular interest in marine conservation and coastal management. Email: morgan@wessaep.co.za

Martheanne Finnemore - Temporary Coach & Mentor
Professor of Labour Relations in her academic career, she later served as the Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Building Sciences at the University of Port Elizabeth. She was subsequently engaged as Interim Executive Director of Organisational Transformation and Human Resources during the formation of the newly merged institution of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. As a city councillor during the years 1995 – 2000 she represented the Port Elizabeth Council on the WESSA Regional Executive Committee. She held the position of Regional Manager from August 2008 until December 2013. Email: martheanne@wessaep.co.za 

Cheryl Lipman –Office Manager
Cheryl was schooled in Cape Town and later became very involved in her local community Edgemead. She was elected as chairperson of the Ratepayers Association and sat on the Police Forum for the Goodwood Municipality. Cheryl worked for Edgemead Primary School before moving to Port Elizabeth 13 years ago. She joined WESSA in 2000.
Email: cheryl@wessaep.co.za

 

Pearl Jonas – Senior Education Officer
Pearl has worked at Intec College as a student consultant, at Amaza Development as a social facilitator, and completed an internship at the SABC. Before joining WESSA in 2008, Pearl worked at Ubuntu Environmental Foundation. Email: pearl@wessaep.co.za
Luthando Gxowa – Education and Community Support Officer
Luthando has qualified as a game ranger and worked at the Born Free Foundation at Shamwari before moving to WESSA in 2009. Email: luthando@wessaep.co.za



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