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You are visiting the official web site of the Zoological Registrars Association (ZRA). ZRA is a not-for-profit association organized and dedicated to the enhancement of zoos and aquariums through leadership, professional development, training, standardization and service to its members. Registrars provide oversight for the animal record keeping function, records management, animal shipping, wildlife permit procurement and related reporting requirements and legal compliance.

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ZRA Committees for 2020!

December 19, 2019

ZRA’s real strength is at the Committee level!  Thank you so much to all of these members who have stepped up and volunteered their time and expertise to support the Association and registrars everywhere!


Italicized names are new members for that Committee.  Bold names hold leadership positions.

Annual Conference Committee

  • Shelly Roach, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium                        (Chair)
  • Joann Watson, Houston Zoo                                              (Vice-Chair)
  • Karen Poly, Los Angeles Zoo                                                 (Host)
  • Krista Adelhardt, Woodland Park Zoo                                    (Program Chair)
  • Jennifer Wilson, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo                         (Past Chair)
  • Isabelle Menard, Zoo de Granby                                           (Past Host)
  • Barbara Outerbridge, Bermuda Aquarium, Zoo, and Museum         (Past Program Chair)

 

Bylaws Committee

  • Barbara Outerbridge, Bermuda Aquarium, Zoo, and Museum   (Chair)
  • Andrea Worley, San Diego Safari Park                              (Vice-Chair)
  • Nancy Butler, Detroit Zoo
  • Pam Krentz, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Emily Mattox, Point Defiance Zoo
  • Jean Miller, retired
  • Mary Noell, Cincinnati Zoo

 

Ethics Committee

  • Giselle Alverson, Tulsa Zoo                                                (Chair)
  • Holly Green, Indianapolis Zoo                                            (Vice-Chair)
  • Misha Body, California Science Center
  • Andrea Echeverry Alcendra, Barranquilla Zoo
  • Rebecca Hoover, Audubon Nature Institute
  • Debbie Johnson, Brookfield Zoo
  • Tricia Webster, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

 

History Committee

  • Aletha Kinser, Sedgwick County Zoo                                (Chair)
  • Katie Kisner, Florida Aquarium                                          (Vice-Chair)
  • Linda Bachers, retired
  • Faith Benassi, Milwaukee County Zoo
  • Nancy Butler, Detroit Zoo
  • Anne Rockmore, retired
  • Linda Williams Hall, City of Houston

 

Marketing & Outreach Committee

  • Ashley Arimborgo, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo                    (Co-Chair)
  • Sylvia Ware, El Paso Zoo                                                     (Co-Chair)
  • Michiko Berceau, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium       (Vice-Chair)
  • Kaylin Ackerson, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens
  • Laura Armand, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
  • Alecia Benware, North Carolina Zoo
  • Laurie Kokkeler, Minnesota Zoo
  • Barbara Outerbridge, Bermuda Aquarium, Zoo, and Museum
  • Anna Pelc, Potawatomi Zoo
  • Kimberly Robertson, Safari West
  • Lisa Trusty, Louisville Zoo
  • Linda William Hall, City of Houston
  • Andrea Worley, San Diego Safari Park
  • Jen Zak, Columbian Park Zoo

 

Membership Services Committee

  • Matt Seguin, MOTE Marine Laboratory                             (Chair)
  • Sherie Bradley, Houston Zoo                                              (Vice-Chair)
  • Nancy Asherman, Rosamond Gifford Zoo
  • Alecia Benware, North Carolina Zoo
  • Vickie Edel, Audubon Nature Institute
  • Stephanie Eller, Philadelphia Zoo
  • Christina Newman, Tennessee Aquarium
  • Heather Purdeu, Scovill Zoo
  • Tracy Rein, Endangered Wolf Center

 

Newsletter Committee

  • Deanna Snell, Calgary Zoo                                                  (Chair)
  • Melissa Cardenas, SeaWorld San Antonio                        (Vice-Chair)
  • Krista Adelhardt, Woodland Park Zoo
  • Karen Jarvis, North Carolina Zoo
  • Anna Pelc, Potawatomi Zoo
  • Karen Poly, Los Angeles Zoo

 

Nominations & Elections Committee

  • Jessica Grote, Denver Zoo                                                  (Chair)
  • Kaylin Ackerson, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens
  • Anna Pelc, Potawatomi Zoo

 

Professional Development Committee

  • Peter Grimm, Oregon Zoo                                                   (Chair)
  • Lily Moore, St. Louis Zoo                                                     (Co-Vice-Chair)
  • Rae Lynn Haliday, St. Louis Zoo                                        (Co-Vice-Chair)
  • Jessica Grote, Denver Zoo
  • Adrienne Horrigan, Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Kathleen Juliano, Sequoia Park Zoo
  • Jean Miller, retired

 

Standards Committee

  • Melody Brooks, San Diego Zoo                                          (Chair)
  • Laura Armand, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden                         (Vice-Chair)
  • Jessica Grote, Denver Zoo
  • Rae Lynn Haliday, St. Louis Zoo
  • Jayne Hardwick, Nashville Zoo
  • Lindsey Herron, Birmingham Zoo
  • Adrienne Horrigan, Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Natalie Johnson, Kansas City Zoo
  • Kathleen Juliano, Sequoia Park Zoo
  • Mary Noell, Cincinnati Zoo
  • Ashley Todd, ZooTampa at Lowry Park
  • Lisa Trusty, Louisville Zoo

 

Strategic Planning Committee

  • Emily Mattox, Point Defiance Zoo
  • Stephanie Eller, Philadelphia Zoo
  • Krista Adelhardt, Woodland Park Zoo
  • Giselle Alverson, Tulsa Zoo
  • Ashley Arimborgo, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
  • Laura Armand, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
  • Donna Bear, Jacksonville Zoo
  • Michiko Berceau, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
  • Sherie Bradley, Houston Zoo
  • Melody Brooks, San Diego Zoo
  • Melissa Cardenas, SeaWorld San Antonio
  • Rae Lynn Haliday, St. Louis Zoo
  • Jayne Hardwick, Nashville Zoo
  • Lindsey Herron, Birmingham Zoo
  • Rebecca Hoover, Audubon Nature Institute
  • Adrienne Horrigan, Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Aletha Kinser, Sedgwick County Zoo
  • Katie Kisner, Florida Aquarium
  • Holly Green, Indianapolis Zoo
  • Peter Grimm, Oregon Zoo
  • Jessica Grote, Denver Zoo
  • Lily Moore, St. Louis Zoo
  • Barbara Outerbridge, Bermuda Aquarium, Zoo, and Museum
  • Gloria Rivera, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Shelly Roach, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
  • Matt Seguin, MOTE Marine Laboratory
  • Deanna Snell, Calgary Zoo
  • Heather Terrell, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Lisa Trusty, Louisville Zoo
  • Sylvia Ware, El Paso Zoo
  • Joann Watson, Houston Zoo
  • Jenn Wilson, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo
  • Andrea Worley, San Diego Safari Park

 

Training Committee

  • Donna Bear, Jacksonville Zoo                                            (Co-Chair)
  • Gloria Rivera, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo                         (Co-Chair)
  • Lindsey Herron, Birmingham Zoo                                      (Vice-Chair)
  • Diane Craft, Bronx Zoo
  • Vickie Edel, Audubon Nature Institute
  • Jackie Gregory, Utica Zoo
  • Natalie Johnson, Kansas City Zoo
  • Emily Mattox, Point Defiance Zoo
  • Lynn McDuffie, Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Jean Miller, retired
  • Joann Watson, Houston Zoo
  • Tricia Webster, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

 

Website Task Force                   

  • Krista Adelhardt, Woodland Park Zoo
  • Donna Bear, Jacksonville Zoo
  • Stephanie Eller, Philadelphia Zoo
  • Rae Lynn Haliday, St. Louis Zoo
  • Jayne Hardwick, Nashville Zoo
  • Adrienne Horrigan, Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Katie Kisner, Florida Aquarium
  • Shelly Roach, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
  • Matt Seguin, MOTE Marine Laboratory
  • Heather Terrell, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Jenn Wilson, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo
  • Katelyn Wolfrom, Philadelphia Zoo

 

Membership Renewal Reminder December 03, 2019
2019 Budget Approved November 25, 2019