Strategic Team

The CTC Team are the heart of the organization. These are the people at the frontline of our work 24/7. Their dedication and commitment is what makes all of our work possible.


Executive Director
Rili has worked for over 20 years to improve the management and financial sustainability of marine protected areas and reduce the use of unsustainable fishing practices in Southeast Asia. From 1989–1993, she developed the marine conservation portfolio for WWF Indonesia. She joined The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in 1995 to help establish the Conservancy’s coastal and marine program in Indonesia.


Senior Program Manager
Hesti is CTC’s Program Manager and oversees  CTC’s programs (Training and Learning; Learning Sites and Learning Networks) into one integrated portfolio. She develops the CTC curricula and ensures that CTC’s training modules to meet the needs for capacity development in the field of marine and coastal management. The work covers monitoring and evaluating capacity development activities and regular assessments of potential needs for new course development. Hesti has worked in the field of Marine Outreach and Environmental Education for more than 12 years. Her background includes marine science, social marketing, and environmental social science. Hesti is involved in developing a socio-economic monitoring standard focusing on the way local communities perceive the establishment and management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).


Marine Conservation Advisor
Marthen is CTC's Marine Conservation Advisor and focuses on three key areas: government relations at the regional level, national and provincial levels; MPA policy, regulations and outreach. He also has a technical role at the Center for Marine Conservation with two key components: training and outreach with dive and boat operators, and promoting and implementing sustainable marine tourism activities in MPAs. Marthen was the Field Learning Sites Manager since 2011, managing all learning site activities. This includes all Nusa Penida MPA management support and on-site training activities, as well as the design, development and management planning support to the emerging Banda Islands MPA network and potential Atauro learning site development in Timor Leste. 

Training and Learning Team


Training Specialist
Boy has more than 17 years of experiences as professional facilitator for environmental awareness, organizational and skill development through the use of participatory and adult learning approaches. He has expertise in facilitating participatory community-based planning, community-based information system, strategic planning and training of trainers/ facilitation on marine and small islands conservation


Training Specialist
Silvianita Timotius brings extensive professional experience in community-based ecotourism, coastal ecosystem management, coral reef ecology and monitoring, and environmental policy. Before joining CTC, Silvianita was Deputy Director at the Terangi Foundation where she spent 13 years in various positions such as Director and Policy Program Manager. She is also a member of the Indonesian


GIS Specialist | Conservation Spatial Plan
Nyoman began his career as database administrator in the private sector. His expertise in Microsoft Excel, Geographic Information System (GIS), database and system development and his love of nature led him to expand his career to coastal and marine resource management in 2010 with The Nature Conservancy – Indonesia Marine Program. In 2011 he was promoted to Conservation Database Specialist.


Learning Networks and Training Specialist
Agustin Capriati is a young conservationist and marine ecologist. She joined CTC in February 2018 as Learning Networks and Training Specialist. Prior to this, she completed her undergraduate study at Fisheries and Marine Sciene Faculty, Brawijaya University in 2014. During her study, she worked on several projects of conservation issues with local communities in East Java. Further, she was honoured to receive a full scholarship to continue her masters at Wageningen University where she completed a master of research on marine animal ecology.  

Field Learning Sites Team


Project Leader | Nusa Penida
Jaya has experience in monitoring destructive fishing sites in Bali. He started as a participant of the underwater ecological surveys done in Bali and learned underwater monitoring techniques in 2001. He joined Yayasan Bahtera Nusantara as a member of the Monitoring team supporting the “Biological Impact on Bali Beach Rehabilitation Project”, in Nusa Dua and Sanur. Jaya conducted coral reef ecosystem monitoring


MPA Coordinator | Banda Islands MPA Network
Muhammad G. Korebima is the Marine Protected Area (MPA) Coordinator for Banda Islands. He has more than 10 years’ experience working for NGOs in community development and marine conservation. He was the Community Outreach and Communications Coordinator at The Nature Conservancy – Raja Ampat Program, with main responsibilities to support the team in the process of establishing the Southeast Misool MPA.


Banda MPA Officer
Ode supports the Banda MPA. He is based in Banda, reporting to theBanda MPA Coordinator. He has a fisheries education background from the STP (College of Fisheries) Hatta-Syahrir in Banda Naira, Maluku, and is originally from Walang Village on Banda Besar Island. He was previously affiliated with the College of Fisheries as Head of the Cultivation Laboratory and Lecturer at the STP Hatta-Sjahrir Banda Naira.

Marketing and Communications Team


Regional Communications and CTI Program Coordinator
Leilani  is a communications and project coordination specialist with nine years experience in leading outreach, capacity building, and network development for regional development projects in the Asia-Pacific region. She has worked on critical environmental issues such as marine resource management, sustainable fisheries, climate change

Finance, Administration & Operations Team


Finance, Administation & HR Manager
Nengah has experience in Finance, Accounting and Human Resources fields since 2000, working with financial management systems, preparing financial reports and controlling budgets against actual expenses for every project. He brings to CTC his expertise in administration, finance, and managing the organization’s HR. Following his graduation from the Faculty of Economics majoring in Accountancy at Udayana


Senior Operations & Business Manager
Siti assists in developing and implementing a business plan for the new purposely designed CTC learning center, “The Regional Hub” and will manage and oversee the construction, start-up, and operations of the Hub with the objective to set it up as a financially self-sustainable facility. She is also responsible with ensuring that the operations and governance of the CTC foundation are well-managed. She has over 20 years of


Executive Admin & Human Resources Assistant
Wati is the executive assistance to CTC Executive Director and she also supports the formalities and Human Resources functions of CTC - assisting Finance, Admin and HR Managment. She comes with 20+ years of admin and HR experience in the private sector, most recently at Sentosa Resorts Bali (PT. Carlton Crest Bali) as Executive Personal Assistant to the General Manager and the Resort Manager. Wati started her career


Business Development
Ever since her first scuba diving experience and encounter with a manta ray in 2015, Lyris has had a vocation to contribute to the world of marine conservation. Lyris has written many research and provided consultation to local governments in Europe and international NGO's in developing sustainable tourism programs. With a Masters Degree in Sustainable Tourism Planning from Montpellier, France,


Outreach Manager
Elizabeth Natalia Prawitasari, known as Icha, brings a decade of experience in travel, office management and administration, event organizing, sales and marketing. She has worked for Cathay Pacific, Ansett, and Thai airways, as well as for The Nature Conservancy and L-Instyle Boutique Travel Service Bali. She is known for her strong


Facility Coordinator
Ronny has been in the Hospitality Industry for over 12 years in Bandung, Bali and Belitung. His last position is the Hotel Manager for the newly established Arnava Mutiara Hotel, Bangka Belitung. Previously, he had held various managerial positions in several Bali hotels and accommodations. He graduated from the Tourism Education & Training of Bali Province (BPLP Bali) in 1984, majoring in Hotel Management.


Senior Accountant
Eka joined the CTC in November 2015. He graduated from the faculty of Economics from the Mahasaraswati Denpasar University. His career started in August 2010 as a tax officer at an accounting and tax consultation firm, CV. Prima Astha Konsultama. In July 2011, he moved to work at PT. Blue Water Safaris as junior accounting staff, handling taxation matters. Until recently, he worked for PT. Spa Alliance and PT. Glo


Prior to joining CTC, Ika was an employee at PT Bank Mandiri, Bali, after her graduation with a bachelor’s of accounting from the Faculty of Economics of Udayana University. She has skills in various accounting software and at CTC she is in charge of Accounts Payable, treasury and banking transactions, as well as maintenance of General Ledger transactions. She also assists with tax calculations, as well as keeping track of various employee-related Accounts Receivable.


Receptionist & Admin Assistant
Dian supports Office & Outreach Manager in the CTC office with all event and logistical functions. She assists travel and operational logistics as well as overall office operations and maintenance. Dian brings a spectrum of administration knowledge and secretarial skills to the organization. Her prior experience includes working as

Special Projects Team


SeaNet Indonesia Program Coordinator
As Program Coordinator for SeaNet Indonesia Project, Imam is responsible for providing strategic direction, coordination and day-to-day management and support of the project. Before joining CTC, Imam worked for WWF-Indonesia in Manokwari, West Papua as Bird Head Seascape and West Papua Project Leader from September 2014 to March 2017 . Imam was an Environmental Analyst  from 2009 to 2014 at DAI  in Rhode Island, USA and carried several consulting projects, including series of oceanographic data collection and series data analysis. 


USAID SEA Project Senior Curriculum Specialist
As Senior Curriculum Specialist for USAID's Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project, Reinhart will conduct a capacity need assessment in the project target area and work with the government to institutionalize competency-based training syllabus on marine and fisheries resources planning and management for future implementation and replication. Reinhart started his career in the field of MPA management in 1994 and took part in the early development of Bunaken National Park when the park started to develop its management plan. He has experience in marine park management, law enforcement, tourism management, and capacity building.


USAID SEA Project Field Communication Officer
As Field Communication Officer based in Ambon, Yoga is in charge of communications and outreach activities to support CTC’s implementation of USAID’s Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project. The project aims to utilize an ecosystem approach to fisheries management and engage key stakeholders, to reform fisheries management and promote marine protected areas in West Papua, Maluku, and North Maluku. Yoga graduated from University of Gadjah Mada with a Bachelor of Science in Geography in 2006. Before joining CTC, he worked for the ISEAN-Hivos Program, as Advocacy and Resource, Mobilization Officer


USAID SEA Project Conservation Coordinator
Evi holds a Bachelor Degree from Marine Science Faculty of Diponegoro University in Semarang.  His field experience includes conducting Manta Rays research, fish ecological assessments, fish observer and data analysis, and biophysics monitoring in Teluk Cendrawasih National Park. Evi Ihsan is a certified scientific diver, fish ID observer and coral ID observer.  He will be based in Ambon, Maluku Province to support MPA programs across USAID - SEA Project sites and assist with the coordination of the biophysics and socioeconomic monitoring.


USAID SEA Project Administrator
As Project Administrator for USAID’s Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project, Eko is is responsible for managing all financial and accounting functions for the project and ensuring that USAID financial policies are properly implemented and all transactions are processed, recorded and reported on time. Before his current position, Eko worked as a freelance accountant and an artist at Artspireko. Before that he also worked with CTC as a Senior Accountant from 2013 to 2015. Prior to that, he worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu as an Auditor in Jakarta and a warehouse supervisor at PT Divemasters Indonesia.


USAID-SEA Project Admin Assistant
Ula joined CTC on 1 April 2017. Before joining CTC, Ula worked for PT Tifa Manise Tour and Travel and Yayasan Amaone in Ambon as Admin Officer from April 2014 to March 2017. She also worked for Mercy Corps Ambon from October 2001 to November 2013 as Administrator Officer. Ula is responsible for managing all financial, accounting and administration functions for the project ensuring that USAID financial policies are properly implemented and all transactions are properly processed,


SeaNet Indonesia Project Fisheries Officer
As Fisheries Officer for SeaNet Indonesia Project based in Papua, Burhanuddin will be responsible for working with small scale fishers in two fishing communities in Merauke, Papua and Kei Islands, Maluku Tenggara to maintain or improve their productivity while reducing environmental impacts.  In particular, he will work with fishermen to improve gear technology and fishing practices, fish handling and bycatch reduction, including reducing interactions with protected species. He will also work with fisheries managers to support the roll out of an ecosystem approach to fisheries management.


SeaNet Indonesia Project Fisheries Officer
As Fisheries Officer for SeaNet Indonesia Project based in Langgur, Imanuel will be responsible for working with small scale fishers in Merauke, Papua and Kei Islands, Maluku Tenggara to maintain or improve their productivity while reducing environmental impacts.  In particular, he will work with fishermen to improve gear technology and fishing practices, fish handling, bycatch reduction, including reducing interactions with protected species. He will  also work with fisheries managers to support the role out of an ecosystem approach to fisheries management in the area.


SeaNet Indonesia Project Finance and Admin Officer
Ella holds a Bachelor Degree from the Economic Faculty at Pattimura University, Ambon, Indonesia. She will be responsible for providing administrative and financial operational support to the SeaNet Indonesia Program Team, reporting to the Program Coordinator. Ella joined CTC on June 14, 2017. Before that she worked at the ICMC, Maluku from January 2004 to September 2005 as Finance Officer and at Save The Children Maluku as a Finance Officer from August 2007 to June 2011.


Secretariat Coordinator of Maritime Local Government Network of Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (LGN)
Desra Hilda Defriana  joined CTC in December 2017 as the Secretariat Coordinator of Maritime Local Government Network of Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (LGN)  supported by the US DOI International  Technical Assistance Program and USAID.  


Timor-Leste MPA Capacity Building and Learning Network Specialist
Constancio has strong experience in captured fisheries. Before joining CTC, he worked at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries as environment staff and has been supporting and coordinating CTC’s work in Timor-Leste.  He graduated from Indonesia School of Fisheries in Pasar Minggu Jakarta. He speaks Bahasa Indonesia, Tetun, Portuguese, and English. Hisassignment includes supporting the development and establishment of a marine protected area in Atauro Island and other potential sites in Timor-Leste,


SeaNet Indonesia Project Post-Harvest Officer
As Post-Harvest Officer for SeaNet Indonesia Project, Jati is responsible for working with processors and others in the post-harvest sector Merauke, Papua and the Kei Islands, Southeast Maluku to improve the quality of fish and other marine products. She focuses on introducing appropriate post-harvest technology and working with the post-harvest sector to recognize areas that can be improved and opportunities to add value that will increase people's incomes. Prior to joining CTC she worked at the Training Agency for Manpower
Coral Triangle Center