Advancement Committee


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.

Julie McDearmon, Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.

Alyssa Pacaut, Aquarium of the Pacific

Jacqueline Bowie, National Aquarium
Gail Brown, Reid Park Zoo
Jillian Day, Houston Zoo, Inc
Monica Ericson, Tulsa Zoo
Sara Fox, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Julie Gross, San Antonio Zoo
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)
Amy Lazoff, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Anthony Mason, Riverside Discovery Center
Julie McDearmon, Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.
Jason Orlando, Cleveland Zoological Society
Erin O'Rourke, Potter Park Zoological Gardens
Alyssa Pacaut, Aquarium of the Pacific
Christopher Panek, Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo
Leigh Pierre-Oetker, Sequoia Park Zoo
Patricia Ranzini, Texas State Aquarium
Marci Seamples, Naples Zoo
Jeff Spitko, San Diego Zoo
Genie Vasels, Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
Kara Wagner, The Florida Aquarium

Cathi Decker, Friends of Santa Ana Zoo
Nick Espinosa, Houston Zoo, Inc.
Dana Hines, Membership Consultants
Cynthia Zeigler, Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo
Christine Zrinsky, Lincoln Park Zoo

Board Liaison
Dr. Chris Kuhar, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Staff Liaison

Melissa Howerton

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