Government Affairs Committee


  • Protects AZA's position on regulatory and legislative matters on behalf of its members
  • Serves as an advocate for AZA members by assisting and influencing U.S. agencies as well as Capitol Hill in the development of effective governmental policies relating to the zoo and aquarium's industries

John Calvelli, Wildlife Conservation Society

Priscila Rocha, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Alexandra McFadden, Philadelphia Zoo
Amy Lazoff, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Andrea Caldwell, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
Angela Bernard, Virginia Zoo
Ayana Melvan, Mystic Aquarium
Becky Dewitz, Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History
Billy Brennan, Saint Louis Zoo
Cary Burgess, Zoo Atlanta
Corrine Brindley, Sea World San Diego
Danni Logue, Jenkinson's Aquarium
David Oehler, Nashville Zoo, Inc
Diane Thompson, Binder Park Zoo
Gregg Dancho, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Heather Doggett, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Jennie Whitman, Birmingham Zoo
Jennifer Baader, Chicago Zoological Society- Brookfield Zoo
John Calvelli, Bronx Zoo
John Chapo, Lincoln Children's Zoo
Kenneth Mitchell, Staten Island Zoo
Kristin Moala, Henry Vilas Zoo
Liz Larsen, Utah's Hogle Zoo
Matt Seguin, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
Michelle Camou, Akron Zoological Park
Nicole Powell, Museum of Life and Science
Olivia Cooney, Zoo Knoxville
Priscila Rocha, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Rick Musiol, New England Aquarium
Robert Vasquez, Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
Ryan Fredriksson, National Aquarium
Sean Putney, Kansas City Zoo
Shervin Hess, Oregon Zoo
Stacey Johnson, Roger Williams Park/Rhode Island Zoological Society
Trazanna Moreno, Houston Zoo Inc
William Street, Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.

Nilda Ferrer, WCS
Marybeth Johnson, Lincoln Park Zoo
Lynn McDuffie, Disney's Animal Kingdom
Dan Maloney, Louisville Zoological Garden
Scott Shoemaker, Sunset Zoological Park
Kerston Swartz, Woodland Park Zoo

Board Liaison
Richard Block, Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens

AZA Staff Liaisons
Jennifer Keaton

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