Diversity Committee

Diversity Committee Mission

Provides advocacy, resources and education regarding diversity and inclusion

Co-Chairs
Jo-Elle Mogerman, John G. Shedd Aquarium
Dana Murphy, Lincoln Park Zoo

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

Immediate Past Chair
Heather Doggett, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Past Chairs
Cary Burgess, Zoo Atlanta
Robert Davis, D.V.M.

Board Liaisons
Alejandro Grajal, Woodland Park Zoo
Peggy Sloan, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

AZA Staff Liaison
Jack Keeney

Members
Lisa Marie Avendano, Houston Zoo
James Brantley III, Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park
Michael Clifford, GLMV Architecture
Tangara Cross, Smithsonian National Zoo
Sean Devereaux, Aquarium of the Pacific
Marisol Gouveia, Indianapolis Zoo
Richard Hendron, Utah's Hogle Zoo
Dana Keeler, Woodland Park 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
Mara-Lynne Payne, Tennessee Aquarium
Natali Rodgers, Kansas City Zoo
Alan Varsik, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Dean Watanabe, New York Aquarium
Stuart Wells, Phoenix Zoo
Wei Ying Wong, Woodland Park Zoo

Advisers
Chimene Grant Connor, Audubon Zoo
Nilda Ferrer, Bronx Zoo
Joyce Kaplan, Portland Community College-Biology & Management of Zoo Animals
Gail Lash, Ursa International
Denise Verret, Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Garden
Kenneth Woodson, Philadelphia Zoo


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