Professional Development Committee

Professional Development Committee Mission

To oversee the development, administration, and assessment of the AZA's professional development and training programs

Chair
Hollie Colahan, Denver Zoo

Vice Chairs
Andi Kornak, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Jennifer Metzler-Fiorino, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Advisers
Joe Greathouse, Oglebay's Good Zoo
Sharon Joseph, Houston Zoo
Patty Peters, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Alan Varsik, Oklahoma City Zoo
Cynthia Vernon, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Board Liaison
Chris Gentile, Western North Carolina Nature Center

AZA Staff Liaison
Amy Rutherford, Professional Development Program Manager

Members
Mike Allen, Brandywine Zoo
Lisa Marie Avendano, Houston Zoo
Evan Barniskis, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
Misha Body, California Science Center
Angie Brown, The Florida Aquarium
Chelsea Dunlap, Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo
Llewellyn Everage, Audubon Zoo
Norah Fletchall, Indianapolis Zoo
Liz Hile, Red River Zoo
Kenton Kerns, Smithsonian National Zoo
Shareen Knowlton, Roger Williams Park Zoo
Richard Kotarsky, Tulsa Zoo
Dordane Nasseri, Denver Zoo
Craig Piper, Central Park Zoo, WCS
Charlisa Shelly, Kansas City Zoo
Cara Treadway, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
 


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