Diversity Committee

Diversity Committee Mission

Provides advocacy, resources and education regarding diversity and inclusion

Chair
Dana Murphy, Lincoln Park Zoo

Vice-Chairs
Craig Jacobs, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium 
Teresa Merry, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Dean Watanabe, Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Immediate Past Chair
Jo-Elle Mogerman, John G. Shedd Aquarium

Past Chairs
Cary Burgess, Zoo Atlanta
Robert Davis, D.V.M.
Heather Doggett, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Board Liaisons
Alejandro Grajal, Woodland Park Zoo
Tara Riemer, Alaska SeaLife Center

AZA Staff Liaison
Jack Keeney

Members
Lisa Marie Avendano, Houston Zoo
James Brantley III, Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park
Cassandra Brown-Ray, Saint Louis Zoo
Michael Clifford, GLMV Architecture
Sean Devereaux, Aquarium of the Pacific
Marisol Gouveia, Indianapolis Zoo
Johnetta Harris, Akron Zoological Park
Darcie Larson, Seattle Aquarium
Megan Malaska, Bronx Zoo
Michelle Matuszewski, Living Seas
Tanya Paul, Oregon Zoo
Mara-Lynne Payne, Tennessee Aquarium
Amy Roberts, Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo
Natali Rodgers, Kansas City Zoo
Roger Torbert, Birmingham Zoo
Alan Varsik, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Denise Verret, Los Angeles Zoo
Wei Ying Wong, Woodland Park Zoo

Stuart Wells, Phoenix Zoo
Wei Ying Wong, Woodland Park Zoo

Advisers
Chimene Grant Saloy, Audubon Zoo
Nilda Ferrer, Bronx Zoo
Joyce Kaplan, Portland Community College-Biology & Management of Zoo Animals
Gail Lash, Ursa International
Kenneth Woodson, Philadelphia Zoo


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