Animal Population Management Committee

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 46 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
Dan Beetem, the Wilds
Pat Burchfield, Gladys Porter Zoo
Paula Branshaw Carlson, The Dallas World Aquarium
Barrett Christie, Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Dan Dembiec, Memphis Zoo
Chris Dold, SeaWorld Orlando
Drew Foster, Phoenix Zoo
Jeremy Goodman, Roger Williams Park Zoo
Stacey Johnson, San Diego Zoo
Colleen Lynch, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Sunny Nelson, Lincoln Park Zoo
Jeff Sailer, Toledo Zoo
Mandi Schook, Disney's Animal Kingdom
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
Kristine Schad Eebes, Lincoln Park Zoo
Patrick Thomas, Bronx Zoo

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


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