Animal Population Management Committee

Mission

The Animal Population Management (APM) Committee, formerly the Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee (WCMC), supports the development, promotion, evaluation, and management of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' cooperative Animal Programs, including 43 Taxon Advisory Groups (TAGs) and more than 450 Species Survival Plan® Programs (SSPs). The APM Committee ensures superior animal care, management, and sustainability within AZA's Animal Programs, and collaborates with other AZA Committees and global zoological associations to achieve these goals.

Read more about the AZA Animal Population Management Committee

Chair
Joe Barkowski, Tulsa Zoo

Vice-Chairs
Hollie Colahan, Birmingham Zoo
Michael Ogle, Zoo Knoxville
David Powell, Saint Louis Zoo

Members
Joe Barkowski, Tulsa Zoo
Daniel Beetem, the Wilds
Paula Branshaw Carlson, The Dallas World Aquarium
Patrick Burchfield, Gladys Porter Zoo
Hollie Colahan, Birmingham Zoo
Daniel Dembiec, Memphis Zoo
Christopher Dold, SeaWorld Orlando
C Drew Foster, Phoenix Zoo
Chris Gentile, Western North Carolina Nature Center
Jessica Hoffman, Greensboro Science Center
Colleen Lynch, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Sunny Nelson, Lincoln Park Zoo
Michael Ogle, Zoo Knoxville
David Powell, Saint Louis Zoo
Jeff Sailer, Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
Mandi Schook, Disney's Animal Kingdom
Erin Sullivan, Woodland Park Zoo
Jay Tetzloff, Miller Park Zoo

Advisors 
Jack Jewell, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Lynn McDuffie, Disney's Animal Kingdom
Clyde Peeling, Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
Lori Perkins, Birmingham Zoo
Patrick Thomas, Bronx Zoo

Board Liaison
Lisa New, Zoo Knoxville

AZA Staff Liaisons 
Megan Brown, Ph.D.
Candice Dorsey, Ph.D.
Craig Hoover
Kristine Schad Eebes, Lincoln Park Zoo

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