Advancement Committee

Mission

The Advancement Committee of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums provides experience and the tools of fundraising and friendraising to the unique challenges of zoos and aquariums.

Chair
Pamela Holtz, Akron Zoological Park 

Vice-Chair
Amy Lazoff, Fort Waynes Children's Zoo

Members
Angela Benard, Virginia Zoo
Jacqueline Bowie, National Aquarium
Gail Brown, Reid Park Zoo
Megan Callery, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
Jillian Day, Houston Zoo, Inc
Julie Gross, San Antonio Zoological Society
Elizabeth Grover, Roger Williams Park Zoo
Pamela Holtz, Akron Zoological Park
Danika Jensen, Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
Lisa Johnson, Point Defiance Zoological Society (dba The Zoo Society)
Daphne Keys, Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Amy Lazoff, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Anthony Mason, Riverside Discovery Center
Julie McDearmon, Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.
Janet McFarland Burlile, Butterfly Pavilion (Rocky Mountain Butterfly Consortium)
Amber Morrison, Oregon Zoo Foundation
Alina Nakano, Aquarium of the Pacific
Erin O'Rourke, Potter Park Zoological Gardens
Alyssa Pacaut, Aquarium of the Pacific
Christopher Panek, Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo
Sara Peters-Fox, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Patricia Ranzini, Texas State Aquarium
Marci Seamples, Naples Zoo
Cynthia Spanoulis, Virginia Aquarium Foundation
Danielle Tranzillo, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Inc
Kara Wagner, The Florida Aquarium
Tricia Watts, WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium

Advisors
Cathi Decker, Friends of Santa Ana Zoo
Nick Espinosa, Houston Zoo, Inc.
Dana Hines, Membership Consultants, a Gabriel Group Company
Christine Zrinsky, Lincoln Park Zoo

Board Liaison
Roger Germann, The Florida Aquarium

Staff Liaison
Melissa Howerton

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