Human Resources Committee


Provides mentoring and networking for HR professionals and input regarding the unique challenges of staffing zoos and aquariums.

Kristin Finney, Houston Zoo, Inc.

Vice Chair
Jeff Vanek, Utah's Hogle Zoo

Austin Brown
Carman Wirtz, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Nancy Anschel, John G. Shedd Aquarium
Mary Jane Bennett, Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.
Toria Bradley-May, Detroit Zoological Society
Tammy Burnett, Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden
Jenna Clos, Oregon Coast Aquarium
Michelle Coleman, ZooTampa at Lowry Park
Christine Cowan, Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Dustin Deschamp, Saint Louis Zoo
Kristin Finney, Houston Zoo, Inc.
Linda Leadbitter, Lincoln Park Zoo
Jo Luecht-Medlin, San Antonio Zoo
Laura Martina, Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Teresa Merry, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Kasey Neth, The Florida Aquarium
Mara-Lynne Payne, Tennessee Aquarium
Deborah Perry, Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee
Valerie Peticca, Toronto Zoo
Debbie Quihuis, Aquarium of the Pacific
Teaera Radick, Houston Zoo Inc.
Suzette Randall, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Corinne Santini, Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
Charlisa Shelly, Kansas City Zoo
Rachel Summers, Blank Park Zoo
Terrie Terrell, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Martha Vaca Perez, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Jeff Vanek, Utah's Hogle Zoo
Claudia White, Denver Zoo
Jamie Wilson, Georgia Aquarium

Board Liaison
Margo McKnight, Palm Beach Zoo

AZA Staff Liaison
Jack Keeney

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