Adam M. Roberts

Adam M. Roberts is CEO of Born Free USA and the Born Free Foundation, and serves on the board of directors of the Species Survival Network, with its 82 member organization, where he chairs their press and financial committees, the bear working group, and the animals in captivity working group. He is also a founding member of the board and current chairman of the board of Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.

In 2003, Adam founded The $10 Club, a charity to fund poverty alleviation projects in developing countries. He runs the organization singlehandedly, and as a volunteer. By the end of 2015, the organization had supported work in more than 50 countries and given out $250,000 in grant awards.

Adam has published more than 50 articles for medical, legal, scientific, and advocacy organizations, and is a frequent lecturer/speaker at national and international conferences on issues concerning captive wild animals, compassionate conservation and the protection of all animals.

He is a graduate of Vassar College, has special expertise in international wildlife trade and captive wild animals, and resides in Washington D.C. with his wife, two children, two dogs, five cats and two guinea pigs.