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

Chair
Kelly Matis, Mystic Aquarium

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

Board Liaison
Chris Gentile, Western North Carolina Nature Center

Staff Liaison
Amy Rutherford

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

Advisers
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 
Julie Henry, Finish Line Leadership
Kathayoon Khalil, Seattle Aquarium
Joy Kubarek, Peer Associates
Dana Murphy, Lincoln Park Zoo - Diversity Committee Liaison
Terry O'Connor, Terry O'Connor Consulting LLC


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