Conservation Education Committee

Conservation Education Committee Mission

  • Strengthens and promotes conservation education programs for the public
  • Provides leadership and professional development opportunities for AZA educators
  • Disseminates pertinent information to the education liaisons at AZA institutions throughout North America through its Regional Communication Plan, quarterly newsletter and yearly calendar

Kelly Matis, Mystic Aquarium

Vice Chairs
Allison Price, Lincoln Park Zoo
Debbi Stone, The Florida Aquarium

Past Chair
Danielle Ross, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Board Liaison
Chris Gentile, Western North Carolina Nature Center

Staff Liaison
Amy Rutherford

Andrew Fischer, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Stacy Graison, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens 
Aimee Johns, Lincoln Children's Zoo 
Shellie Kalmore, Tampa Bay
Jennifer Karow, Roger Williams Park Zoo 
Christine Korhnak, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 
Amanda Lindell, Bronx Zoo, WCS
Katie Manion, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Amy Miller, California Academy of Sciences
Samantha Norton, John G. Shedd Aquarium 
Liesl Pimentel, Phoenix Zoo
Karen Povey, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium 
Bart Roselli, Seneca Park Zoo
Christine Schmitz, Utah's Hogle Zoo
Grant Spickelmier, Oregon Zoo 
Jim Wharton, Seattle Aquarium
Leanne White, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Ruth Allard, Phoenix Zoo - Field Conservation Committee Liaison  
Louise Bradshaw, Saint Louis Zoo - Research & Technology Committee Liaison 
Kerry Carlin Morgan, Oregon Coast Aquarium
James Danoff-Burg, CA State University, San Marcos
Joe Heimlich, PhD, Lifelong Learning Group 
Kathayoon Khalil, Seattle Aquarium
Joy Kubarek, Peer Associates
Aaron Marshall, Santa Barbara Zoo
Dana Murphy, Lincoln Park Zoo - Diversity Committee Liaison

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