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
Erin Sullivan, Woodland Park Zoo

Members
Joe Barkowski, Tulsa Zoo
Daniel Beetem, the Wilds
Paula Branshaw Carlson, The Dallas World Aquarium
Hollie Colahan, Birmingham Zoo
Daniel Dembiec, Memphis Zoo
Christopher Dold, SeaWorld Orlando
Jamie Dorgan, Calgary Zoo
Gina Ferrie, Disney's Animal Kingdom
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
Rachel Ritchason, Santa Barbara Zoo
Erin Sullivan, Woodland Park Zoo
Jay Tetzloff, Blank Park Zoo
Ryan VanZant, Rolling Hills Zoo

Advisors 
Keith Lovett, Bronx Zoo (WCS)
Mandi Schook, Disney's Animal Kingdom
David Powell, Saint Louis Zoo
Jeff Sailer, Toledo Zoo and Aquarium

Board Liaison
Lisa New, Zoo Knoxville

AZA Staff Liaisons 
Megan Brown, Ph.D.
Candice Dorsey, Ph.D.
Craig Hoover

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