Donnell Ocker Roy

Associate Director – Fundraising and Business Development
Cambridge Conservation Initiative


As CCI’s Fundraising and Business Development Associate Director, I work with the Executive Director to raise funds and support to maximize CCI’s ability to achieve our mission and programmatic objectives. With over 20 years’ experience in international development, fundraising and business development, I most recently headed up the Corporate Relations team at the business school for the University of Texas. Prior to that I spent 12 years with Conservation International in a variety of roles including working with Fortune 500 companies on supply chain sustainability and six years as the Senior Director of Business Development for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), a $150 million public-private global financing mechanism providing grants in 30 countries. I also served as Vice President for Whole Foods Market’s Whole Planet Foundation, where I oversaw fundraising and partnership development and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras working on wildlands promotion and management. A native Texan, I am part of a fifth generation farming and ranching family and was educated at Texas A&M University.