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.
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.
Under Rili’s direction, TNC’s Coral Triangle Center in Bali was opened in 2000, becoming a center for excellence in marine and coastal ecosystem training and supporting a network of Marine Protected Areas. She was also appointed Chair for the regional WCPA-IUCN marine working group and completed a regional 10 year marine protected area framework (2002–2012). Most recently, she served as TNC’s Country Director for Indonesia from 2004-2008, responsible for the forests of the Southeast Asia Archipelago and the Coral Triangle. She was appointed the TNC Coral Triangle Program Director in 2009 and has worked closely with the Conservancy to launch the CTC as an independent regionally-based non-profit. She holds a Master of Science degree in tropical marine ecology from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and a Master of Science in tropical coastal zone management from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. She is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program (environmental policy and law) with the University of Leiden that builds upon her marine conservation work 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).
She started her career as a community development volunteer, which led her to full involvement in outreach and education ever since. For three years, she led a project focusing on six Coral Triangle MPAs with high marine biodiversity. Earlier, she managed a successful social marketing campaign in Komodo National Park, a UNESCO-World Heritage Site. The project targeted 3,000 people living in the area and aimed to build pride in local communities about the amazing marine biodiversity of their home and to highlight the benefits of the oceans for people and nature. She is a doctoral candidate, working towards a PhD on coastal resources management at the Diponegoro University in Indonesia. Hesti holds a Master of Research in Environmental Social Science from the University of Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom and a Master of Management in International Marketing from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia.
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.
Marthen joined CTC from The Nature Conservancy, where he worked since 2002 in various roles, including the NGO Liaison Program Officer for the Marine Program, the Outreach Program Officer, Communication & Outreach Specialist, and since 2008 as the Nusa Penida Project Leader. Before Marthen joined TNC, he worked at the Environmental Education Center (PPLH) Bali as Marine Division Coordinator. In 2000, he was the national coordinator for Jaring Pela – an Indonesian network of 127 NGOs focused on coastal and marine issues. Marthen has more than 10 years of experience in marine conservation. He is co-founder for Yayasan Bahtera Nusantara in Bali, a member of the Board of Advisors for Yayasan Taka in Karimunjawa-Semarang, and a member of the Instructor Council for Association of Diving School (ADS) Indonesia. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science of the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB).
Training and Learning Team
DENNY BOY MOCHRAN
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
and integrated coastal zone management. Boy comes with strong skills in facilitating group discussions, experiential learning, participatory problem mapping, organization development and problem-solving. He has a degree from the Faculty of Industrial Technology, Department of Industrial and Management Technology from the Pasundan University (UNPAS) Bandung. Boy supports CTC to lead and develop training curriculum and modules for several courses as well as training the trainers at CTC. Focus topics include: Principles of MPA Management , Facilitation Techniques for MPA Public Consultation, Perception Monitoring, Marine Resource Use, Sustainable Tourism Development within MPA Zoning Classification in Indonesia, Marine Conservation Action Planning. He also holds a certificate from the Indonesian Professional Certification Authority as an assessor of competencies for marine conservation.
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
Coral Reef Working Group and a member of the Ministry of Forestry auditor team on ornamental coral propagation audit. She holds a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Indonesia.
I NYOMAN SUARDANA
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.
His projects include developing a Ticketing and Finance Management System for a joint venture company; setting up a Marine Protected Area Database and Information System for Indonesia and a Marine Protected Area Monitoring and Evaluation System in partnership with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries – Species and Area Conservation Division. Nyoman has more than 10 years of experience in Statistic Data Processing and reporting in various sectors, including health, finance, and tourism. He has a wide range of skills in system programming and database management. He is also an active blogger and Boy Scout senior. Nyoman’s main role in CTC is to lead MPA Design with GIS training and Marine Spatial Planning training; he is also in charge of IT Administration and System Management.
Learning Networks and Training Specialist
Agustin Capriati is a young conservationist and a 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.
Then Capriati joined a program committee at Aquaculture and Marine Resources Management department where she sees her role as a facilitator, enabling other students in improving program in the department. In 2016, she was awarded the prestigious Young Explorer Grant from National Geographic to conduct a conservation study. The project involves government, NGOs, local communities and academics. She has given a training about ecological monitoring. She is also active as a mentor on marine conservation and ecology studies.
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
at Klungkung (Nusa Penida and Tegalbesar), which was a joint program between Yayasan Bahtera Nusantara and the provincial fisheries authorities. In 2004, Jaya joined the field staff at TNC to assist with the implementation of marine education activities and participatory mapping training at Nusa Penida to support “Reviving the beaches of Bali Program”. Jaya gained experience in underwater photography during coral transplantation activities for the “Kuta Beach–Bali Beach Conservation Project”. He has a Degree from the Biology Department, Mathematical and Basic Science Faculty, Udayana University.
MUHAMMAD G. KOREBIMA
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.
He was also responsible for developing and conducting the Perception and Monitoring program as a tool to measure the success of MPA establishment and management. In 2006–2008, he was appointed as Pride Campaign Manager, a joint program between TNC and RARE Conservation. As campaign manager, he designed and delivered the Pride Campaign Project to preserve Raja Ampat coral reefs. He is the co-founder of Inspiring Development (InDev), a local NGO, a member of the Indonesian Social Justice Network (ISJN), and of DPD GAHAWISRI – Maluku. He holds a certificate as dive master of NAUI diving association. He obtained his BA degree in Journalism from Hasanuddin University, Makassar, his MA degree in Communication, Culture and Media from Coventry University, UK and a Diploma of Marketing Conservation from Kent University, also in the UK.
LA ODE JUNAIDIN
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
adaptation, clean water access, and solid waste management.
She has delivered successful outreach initiatives using new media platforms combined with robust storytelling that is technically sound and audience-appropriate, while employing insights from working as a journalist in local and international media organizations. She has taken lead roles in results-based project management, donor reporting, and evaluation tasks for various multilateral and bilateral donors such as USAID, the US Department of the Interior, and the Government of Canada.
Leilani was born and raised in the Philippines and lived in New York and Bangkok, before moving to Bali. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of the Philippines and a Master of Arts in Journalism from New York University, majoring in Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting. She was a Fulbright Scholar from 2004-2006.
Finance, Administration & Operations Team
I NENGAH WINIARTA
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
University, Bali, Nengah started his career as an auditor at PT Bank Danamon Indonesia home office, seconded to their Surabaya branch. He then worked for the Bali Spirit group establishing accounting, information, legal, formalities and human resources systems for their various businesses including the successful “Yoga Barn” and “Bali Spirit Festival”. Before joining CTC, Nengah served as the Finance and Administration Manager at PT STC Indonesia (Sustainable Trade and Consulting–bioenergy).
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
experience in finance, accounting and commerce, holding various positions in multinational companies and organizations. Before joining CTC, she built a career as Senior Finance & Commercial Officer in the Energy Sector with Chevron Indonesia (Unocal legacy), Santos Ltd., and MB Century Drilling. At Century, she managed the financial side of the Southeast Asia and China business unit covering six countries as their Regional Financial Controller. She graduated from the State College of Accountancy, Jakarta and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University at Bloomington, USA.
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
in PT Sobek Bali Utama (a company organizing adventure tours) as PA to the Board of Directors and the General Manager. She then moved to PT Tirta Bayu Buana (Spa operator) as Operations Manager, and later took up the role of Recruitment Consultant for PT Sage Organizational Development (HR consulting company). Wati graduated from the Hotel & Tourism School in Bali, majoring in Front Office Department.
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,
and having lived in Indonesia for most of her life, she wishes to assist CTC in transferring her knowledge and help implement the best tourism practices for a sustainable future for the ocean, the animals living in it and the communities that depend on it.
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
communications, public relations, and customer service skills. Icha has also worked in coaching and developing staff (monitoring staff quality and providing and arranging training). At CTC Icha is in charge of the CTC office management, travel and event logistics as well as leading the organization of conservation awareness outreach and other programmatic events of the CTC foundations’ strategies, including the CTC Regional Hub’s public outreach activities.
RONALD REYN LUMENTA
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.
He joined CTC in September 2017 as the Facility Coordinator of the CTC Center for Marine Conservation and is excited to be working in helping the conservation of corals for the next generations to come by maintaining the facilities needed to train others. Having 3 daughters made him realize early on that it was important to make a change in the world.
I PUTU EKA DARMAWAN
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
International as Accounting and Tax Supervisor. At CTC, Eka is responsible for Petty Cash management, period accounting closing, writing and analyzing financial statements, management of travel expenses and reporting, tax reporting and audit support.
DEWA AYU PUTU TREANIKA
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
a Quality Control Officer for a foreign investment shoe company in East Java (PT. Ecco Indonesia), secretary to an Australian visa agent and a surfer travel company, and personal assistant to the owner of a fitness studio center and healthy food distributor in Denpasar, Bali.
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.
Imam has a Ph.D in Biological and Environmental Sciences and a Master of Science Degree in Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Sciences, both from the University of Rhode Island in the USA. He received his Bachelor of Science in Marine Science Degree from Diponegoro University.
G. REINHART PAAT
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.
In 2000, Reinhard was involved in the new era of participatory management of Bunaken National Park and became an executive director of the park’s management advisory board to manage the park’s revenue for conservation and community development. In 2005 Reinhart joined The Nature Conservancy and helped develop the Kofiau MPA and the Raja Ampat MPA Network. He was also involved in the first development of the Raja Ampat Tourism Entrance Fee System and became a member of the entrance fee management team in 2008 to 2010. Reinhart joined Conservation International’s MPA Capacity Building Program in 2012 until 2016 to plan and implement field-based and national trainng program and led a collaborative team to develop a National Work Competency Standard for monitoring and evaluation of coastal and small islands resources. Reinhart holds a master degree of Marine Studies from The University of Queensland, Australia.
I PUTU ARYASUKMA WIDYA YOGA PUTRA
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
in Jakarta and at Chemonics International at Indonesia Marine and Climate Support (IMACS) Project as Communications Assistant. Yoga also worked at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as Field Project Assistant for a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Project in Bandung, West Java and as Field Project Assistant for a the Police Project in Jayapura, Papua, where he successfully developed reporting mechanisms and knowledge management tasks for the organization.
Yoga also has some working experience at Washington State Emergency Management Division as an intern for Public Education and Information and at Center of Excellence Homeland Security and Emergency Management as an intern for Public Information in Lakewood, WA, USA.
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.
Evi will be involved in MPA zoning system and MPA management plan development, collect and analyze various type of data, and coordinate with provincial government and SEA Regional Office for regular updates on the MPA Conservation activities.
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.
URSULA VIRGINIA TUHUTERU
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,
recorded and reported on time especially in Ambon office. She also will support all team members in Ambon for any administration and operational activities.
DESRA HILDA DEFRIANA
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.
Prior to this, she worked for United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) for more than 10 years in dealing with capacity development activities (such as training, workshop, conference, forum), organisation of statutory meetings, coordination of short-term project, facilitation of Local Government’s interest of municipal international cooperation (sister/twinning city, local government official exchange), partnership development, and membership’s recruitment and maintenance.
CONSTANCIO DOS SANTOS
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,
coordinate with CTI-CFF National Coordinating Committee (NCC) in Timor-Leste, deliver basic trainings on MPA and fisheries-related topic to support local counterparts, and strengthen network of training alumni that will further support the establishment and management of MPA.