Professor Poole has taught the broadcast segment of the Communications program of the University of Guyana for many years. He is an experienced communications specialist who headed the Communications office of the local sugar industry in Guyana.
He has also worked on foreign policy and communication with the Government of Guyana.
Mr. D'Monte is an experienced Indian journalist and a wildly published columnist. Has served as Resident Editor of the " The Times of India" in Mumbai, the largest English language daily in the country. In 2000, he was the Vice President of the International Federation of Environmental Journalists (IFEJ). He is the Asia-Pacific editor of its fortnightly electronic Tipsheet for environmental journalists throughout the world.
Jonathan Maslow is an experienced reporter with the Cape May County Herald, in Rio Grande New Jersey. He has devoted much of his career to report in the environment and promote its conservation. Mr. Maslow has authored 6 books and produced several natural history documentaries for BBC and PBS.
Phillip Robbins retired recently as ombudsman of Stars & Stripes newspaper published in Europe and the Pacific for the US Department of Defense personnel. He was professor and chair of journalism at George Washington University in Washington DC for 26 years and has been a reporter and editor at the Washington Star and Baltimore Sun papers.
Robert A Thomas
Dr. Robert A. Thomas is Director of the Center for environmental Communications at Loyola University New Orleans. He holds the Loyola Chair in Environmental Communications and is professor of communications and adjunct professor of biological sciences at Loyola University. He currently serves on the board of the International Federation of Environmental Journalist and the Society of Environmental Journalists.