Susan Perry, current President of the Foundation, founded the Lomas Barbudal Monkey Project in 1990 and has studied this population ever since. She is a Professor of Anthropology at UCLA and was formerly director of the Cultural Phylogeny research group at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Her primary interests are social relationships, life history strategies, social learning, behavioral ecology, development, and communication.

Lynn A. Fairbanks is the Treasurer of the Foundation.  Dr. Fairbanks is a widely published primatologist and emeritus professor at UCLA, with a particular interest in longitudinal studies of behavior, maternal care, development and genetics of nonhuman primates.

Mary Jane West-Eberhard is an evolutionary biologist who has done
long-term fieldwork on social organization (especially, social insects)in the tropics, mainly in Colombia and Costa Rica. She is interested in animal communication, sexual selection, social selection, kin selection, and the developmental and behavioral responses of organisms to the environment.

Rhiannon MacCarter, Secretary of the Foundation, worked for the Lomas Barbudal Monkey Project as a field assistant and field site manager from 2011-2012. She received her B.S. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where she focused on environmental and evolutionary biology, as well as anthropology and primate behavioral ecology. Currently working on sustainable agricultural products in the private sector, she has continued to volunteer and assist with fund-raising for the monkey project as a board member.

Mark Grady is a UCLA professor of law who specializes in law and economics. He is also interested in biology and with Michael McGuire has taught courses in law and biology and has also published articles in that relatively new discipline.