Project Leadership

National WildBird Refuge, Inc. (Project Swallow) is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors composed of a group of outstanding business and civic leaders. Their expertise covers a broad spectrum. Included are lawyers, doctors, engineers, geologists, business owners, community activists, certified public accountants, and veterinarians. A thumbnail description of our president is as follows:

Carlyle Rogillio grew up in John James Audubon country, West Feliciana Parish, LA., where Audubon's works and the area's bird life inspired an early interest in birds. He graduated from Louisiana State University as an engineer, but maintained his interest in birds throughout his career. He admits that sometimes his avocation takes precedence over his vocation.
His engineering pursuits led him to the petroleum industry, where he held various domestic and foreign assignments before going into business for himself.

Carlyle's birding interests have led to many interesting experiences and associations. Although the Purple Martin is his favorite bird, the Louisiana Wildlife Department has given him credit for being instrumental in rebuilding the bald eagle population. The Purple Martin is not only his favorite bird, but the Nature Society says it is "America's most wanted bird."
The interest in Purple Martins led Carlyle to discover the roosting site of the birds at the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. It is one of the largest known flocks of Purple Martins in the world. Because they are a declining species and need protection, Carlyle founded Project Swallow and began to devise a plan to protect them.

 Board of Directors

Carlyle Rogillio President  Petroleum Engineer, Rogillio & Associates;
Tunica, LA. 
James G. Maguire Vice President  Attorney, Porobil & Maguire;
New Orleans, LA
Sam D’Aquilla Secretary  District Attorney, East and West Feliciana Parishes; Jackson, LA
Toni L Ladnier Treasurer  Owner: Toni L Ladnier, CPA LLC; Accounting & Financial Firm; St. Francisville, LA
Darlene Reaves Outreach Director
Ex-Teacher, N.O. Science & Math School; WFHS;
St. Francisville, LA
Paul D. Cory  Director 
Realtor, Latter & Blum;
River Ridge, LA.
Jennifer Coulson Director  President, Orleans Audubon Society; PhD, Professor Tulane University; New Orleans, LA
Rene’ P. Maggio Director  Senior Computer Systems Analyst - Jefferson Parish; Destrehan, LA
David Norwood  Director Morning Advocate News, Member & Director of many other Organizations; St. Francisville, LA
C. B. Owen Director Ex-Vice President, USG Corporation; Management Consultant; St. Francisville, LA
Advisory Board

W. Paul Andersson
Attorney; Leake & Andersson New Orleans, LA.
Murrell Butler
Wildlife Artist; Birding Expert; St. Francisville, LA
Robert J. Lambert
President Oxisolv, Inc. Metairie, LA.
Rubye E. Noble
Consultant Noble Consulting, Inc. Metairie, LA.
Dr. Gregory A. Rich
Veterinarian; W. Esplanade Veterinary Clinic & Bird Hospital Metairie, LA.
William Henry Shane, Jr.
Architect; Favrot & Shane Architects Metairie, LA.
Silvia Serrano
Rehabilitation Specialist; Tunica, LA
Curtis C. Sorrells
Geophysicist; CLK Company, LLC; New Orleans, LA.

International Directors
Ernie Didur
Winnipeg, Canada
Thelma Motiño
San Francisco, Honduras
Dalgas Frisch

São Palo, Brazil

Pete Rivero
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Karen Miralda
Llagostera, Spain