Christina Kakoyannis

Board Member


Christina serves as the Director of Conservation Planning & Evaluation for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). Since 2007, she has led a collaborative effort to institutionalize performance measurement, evaluation, and adaptive management into the Foundation’s conservation grantmaking. Her efforts have contributed to the Foundation becoming a results-driven organization which learns from its experience and achieves greater impact. Prior to NFWF, she was an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Evaluation Support Division. Christina is active in the field of program evaluation. She served as the Chair of the Environmental Program Evaluation group for the American Evaluation Association from 2015-2017 and was a founding organizer of the Environmental Evaluator’s Network, a community of practice committed to improving environmental evaluation. Christina holds a Ph.D. in Forest Resources from Oregon State University. She joined the ELP board of directors in 2020.