Diversity Committee

Diversity Committee Mission

Provides advocacy, resources and education regarding diversity and inclusion

Chair
Jo-Elle Mogerman, Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo

Vice-Chairs
Craig Jacobs, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium 
Dana Murphy, Lincoln Park Zoo
Joy Wolf, San Diego Zoo Global

Immediate Past Chair
Heather Doggett, National Aquarium

Past Chairs
Cary Burgess, Zoo Atlanta
Robert Davis, D.V.M., National Mississippi River Museum

Board Liaison
Dennis Kelly, Smithsonian National Zoo

AZA Staff Liaison
Jack Keeney

Members
Lisa Marie Avendano, Houston Zoo
James Brantley III, Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park
John Chapo, Lincoln Children's Zoo
Michael Clifford, GLMV Architecture
Tangara Cross, Smithsonian National Zoo
Richard Hendron, Utah's Hogle Zoo
Darcie Larson, Seattle Aquarium
Megan Malaska, Bronx Zoo
Michelle Matuszewski, Living Seas
Pam McElwee, Oregon Zoo
Teresa Merry, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Tanya Paul, Oregon Zoo
Natali Rodgers, Kansas City Zoo
Cindy Todd, Tennessee Aquarium 
Alan Varsik, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Diane Vega, Zoo Miami
Stuart Wells, Phoenix Zoo
Wei Ying Wong, Philadelphia Zoo

Advisers
Chimene Grant Connor, Audubon Zoo
Nilda Ferrer, Bronx Zoo
Joyce Kaplan, Pensacola Jr College Zoo Animal Technology Program
Gail Lash, Ursa International
Denise Verret, Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Garden
Kenneth Woodson, Philadelphia Zoo


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