Accreditation Commission

Accreditation Commission Mission

Establishes, upholds and raises the highest zoological and aquarium industry standards.Reviews applications for accreditation and certification, conducts interviews, identifies concerns, and evaluates the information in order to make final decisions.Monitors accredited institutions, maintains and writes professional standards, and provides mentoring, training and guidance.

Chair
Chuck Wikenhauser, Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens

Vice-chair
Glenn Dobrogosz, Greensboro Science Center

Members
Jim Anderson, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Bill Bryant, DVM, Sedgwick County Zoo
C.J. Casson, Seattle Aquarium
Perry Hampton, Aquarium of the Pacific
Dwight Lawson, PhD, Oklahoma City Zoo
Nancy McToldridge, Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
Randy Rieches, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Pat Simmons, North Carolina Zoo
Maylon White, North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Jeff Wyatt, DVM, Seneca Park Zoo

Advisors
Hayes Caldwell, Caldwell Zoo
Craig Dinsmore, Utah's Hogle Zoo
Mike Murray, DVM, Monterey Bay Aquarium
James Robinett, John G. Shedd Aquarium

Board Liaison
Jim Breheny, Wildlife Conservation Society

Elephant TAG Liaison
Bruce Bohmke, Woodland Park Zoo

AZA Staff Liaisons
Kris Vehrs, Executive Director
Denny Lewis, VP, Accreditation Programs
Jennifer DiNenna, Manager, Accreditation Programs
Cheri Bermudez, Program Assistant, Accreditation Programs


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