Professional Development Committee

Professional Development Committee Mission

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

Chair
Andi Kornak, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Vice Chairs
Kenton Kerns, Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Jennifer Metzler-Fiorino, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Advisers
Hollie Colahan, Denver Zoo
Joe Greathouse, Oglebay's Good Zoo
Patty Peters, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Craig Piper, Central Park Zoo - WCS
Alan Varsik, Oklahoma City Zoo

Board Liaison
Chris Gentile, Western North Carolina Nature Center

AZA Staff Liaison
Amy Rutherford, Director of Professional Development and Education
Ashley Wynne-James, Professional Development and Education Coordinator

Members
Mike Allen, Brandywine Zoo
Misha Body, California Science Center
Angie Brown, The Florida Aquarium
Chelsea Dunlap, Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo
Llewellyn Everage, Audubon Zoo
Elizabeth Folta, North Carolina Zoo
Charles Hopper, Seattle Aquarium
Shareen Knowlton, Roger Williams Park Zoo
Richard Kotarsky, Tulsa Zoo
Laura Martina, Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Denise McClean, Prospect Park Zoo
Dordane Nasseri, Denver Zoo
Michelle Skurski, Disney's Animal Kingdom
Cara Treadway, ZooTampa at Lowry Park
 


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