Members of the Saint Louis Zoo staff contribute their time and talents to Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) programs and other collaborative projects. Media interested in talking to them should contact pr@stlzoo.org.

    • Past chair of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Amphibian Ark, the International Species Information System and the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group
    • Board member of the Conservation Planning Specialist Group, BioSTL Coalition, Forest Park Forever and St. Louis Regional Chamber of Growth Association (RCGA)
    • Member of The Explorers Club, the Academy of Science and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
    • A Burgess Fellow, Traveling Fellow, Fulbright Scholar, President’s Fellow and a recipient of the National Research Service Award
    • Author of numerous articles and books, including Sailing with Noah, Stories from the World of Zoos
    • Chair, Piciformes Taxon Advisory Group
    • Executive Director, WildCare Institute
    • Chair, Madagascar Fauna Group, 2009-present
    • Board member, Harris World Ecology Foundation at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, 2011-present.
    • Scientific Board member, International Rhinoceros Foundation, 2004-present.
    • Veterinary advisor, Rhinoceros Taxon Advisory Group, 2004-present.
    • Member, Veterinary Specialist Group of IUCN
    • Member, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
    • Member, European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians
    • Member, Editorial Board, International Zoo Yearbook
    • Co-chair, Editorial Board of the American Association of Zoo Veternarians, 2007-Present, Chair, 1995-2007 
    • Co-Editor (with Murray Fowler), Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, 4th through 6th Editions
    • Editor, Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, 7th 8th and 9th (2018) editions
    • Associate Editor, International Zoo Yearbook, 2004-present

Animal Division

    • Institutional liaison for AZA Conservation Programs
    • Member, IUCN specialist groups for cat; CBSG; hyena and canid
    • Board member, Global Cheetah Forum
    • Member, American Society of Mammalogists
    • Coordinator, Addax Species Survival Plan
    • Vice President and founding board member, Sahara Conservation Fund
    • Founding member, Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group
    • Director, Saharan Wildlife Recovery Center, Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute
    • Member IUCN-CBSG, IUCN Pig, Peccaries and Hippos Specialist Group
    • Advisor, AZA Bison, Buffalo, Cattle Taxon Advisory Group, Steering Committee, Wild Pig, Peccary and Hippo Taxon Advisory Group and Antelope and Giraffe Taxon Advisory Group
    • Member, Ratite Taxon Advisory Group
    • Member, AZA Reintroduction Advisory Group
    • Species Survival Plan Coordinator and North American Regional Studbook Keeper for Indochinese, Southern Vietnamese and Bourret's box turtles
    • North American Regional Studbook Keeper for Cuban Crocodile
    • Member of the IUCN Species Survivial Commission Crocodile Specialist Group
    • Director, Ron Goellner Center for Hellbender Conservation
    • Member, Steering Committee: Felid & Small Carnivore Taxon Advisory Groups Management Group: Cheetah, Lion, Tiger, Polar Bear, North American Otter Species Survival Plans
    • Institutional Representative, Jaguar, Polar Bear, Red Panda, Amur leopard, Spotted Hyena Species Survival Plans, Ursid Taxon Advisory Group, Canid & Hyena Taxon Advisory Group
    • Director, Center for Conservation of Carnivores in Africa, Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute
    • Liaison, Polar Bears International, Andean Bear Conservation Alliance, Tiger Conservation Campaign, African Painted Dog Project
    • Member, Global Cheetah Forum, American Society of Mammalogists, The Academy of Science St. Louis
    • Chair, Antelope & Giraffe Taxon Advisory Group
    • Chair, Elephant Taxon Advisory Group
    • Coordinator, Species Survival Plans, Grevy’s Zebra, Asian Elephant
    • Program Leader, AZA Asian Elephant SAFE Program
    • Institutional representative, Species Survival Plans, Addra Gazelle, Asian Elephant, Black Rhino, Nile Hippo, Red River Hog, Gerenuk, Giraffe, Grevy's Zebra, Lesser Kudu, Lowland Nyala, Okapi, Red-flanked Duiker, Red Kangaroo, Soemmerring's Gazelle, Speke's Gazelle, Takin
    • Institutional representative, Taxon Advisory Groups, Elephant, Antelope and Giraffe, Rhino
    • Director, Saint Louis Zoo’s WildCare Institute Center for Conservation in the Horn of Africa 
    • Coordinator, Saint Louis Zoo’s WildCare Institute Elephant Conservation Program
    • Founding Trustee and Chair, Board of Trustees, Grevy’s Zebra Trust
    • Past-President and Director, Board of Directors, International Elephant Foundation
    • Member, IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group
    • Member, IUCN/SSC Equid Specialist Group
    • Member, IUCN/SSC Asian Elephant Specialist Group
    • Member, Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group
    • Member, AZA Elephant Welfare Initiative Advisory Board
    • Member, EEHV Advisory Group
    • MPA Student, University of Missouri, Truman School of Public Affairs
    • Steering Committee and Treasurer, AZA Behavioral Advisory Group
    • Steering Committee, AZA New World Primate Taxon Advisory Group
    • Institutional Representative, Ape, Old World Monkey, New World Primate and Prosimian Taxon Advisory Groups
    • Founding Director, Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA)
    • Board of Directors, ABMA – 1999-2005, 2010-2013
    • Editor, ABMA Wellspring newsletter 2000 – 2015
    • Safety Editor, Shape of Enrichment
    • Member, AZA Animal Health Committee, Reproductive Management Center
    • Nutrition Advisor for Gorilla, Orangutan and African Painted Dog Species Survival Plans, Great Ape Heart Project
    • Member, Nutrition Advisory Group (NAG), American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) Member, American Society of Animal Sciences (ASAS) Member, Comparative Nutrition Society (CNS)
    • Studbook Keeper, North American Regional Studbook for Short-beaked Echidna
    • Coordinator, Short-beaked Echidna Species Survival Plan,
    • Member, Management Group, Tree Kangaroo Species Survival Plan and Management Group, Koala Species Survival Plan
    • Director, Center for Conservation in Forest Park, Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute
    • Steering Committee Member Program Animal Scientific Advisory Group
    • Course Administrator AZA Principles of Program Animal Management
    • Director, WildCare Institute Center for Native Pollinator Conservation
    • Member, Small Population Management Advisory Group (SPMAG)
    • SPMAG Advisor, Addax Species Survival Plan
    • SPMAG Advisor, Grevy's Zebra Species Survival Plan
    • SPMAG Advisor, Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan
    • SPMAG Advisor, Addra Gazelle Species Survival Plan
    • SPMAG Advisor, Somali Wild Ass Population Management Plan
    • Member, Saharan Conservation Fund, Conservation & Science Committee
    • Member, IUCN/Conservation Planning Specialist Group
    • Programme Officer, IUCN Species Survival Commission Bumblebee Specialist Group
    • Adjunct, AZA Population Management Center
    • Member, Steering Committees, Honey Bee Health Coalition, Keystone Monarch Collaborative, Missourians Monarchs
    • Co-Chair, Bumble Bee Task Force, North American Pollinator Protection Campaign
    • Member, International Commission on Pollinator Plant Relationships (ICPPR)
    • Member, Science Advisory Council, Field to Market
    • Manager, Bearded Barbet North American Population
    • Studbook keeper, North American Regional Studbook for Bearded Barbet
    • Institutional representative for white-faced saki monkey, cotton-top tamarin, golden lion tamarin, Goeldi’s monkey, mongoose lemur, ring-tailed lemur, and Hoffman’s two-toed sloth
    • AZA Amphibian Taxon Advisory Group Species Champion for the Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog and Oakland Zoo Recovery Program Coordinator (2014-2016)
    • Member of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) Professional Development Committee (2008 to 2015)
    • Member of the Otter Specialists Group task force for otters in captivity and focused on North American River Otter (2007-2015)
    • Member of the AZA Bat Taxon Advisory Group Steering Committee (2006-2007)
    • Animal Welfare Column Editor, American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK)
    • Institutional Representative for Red Panda Species Survival Plan, Small Carnivore Taxon Advisory Group, Andean Bear Species Survival Plan, Anteater Species Survival Plan, American River Otter Species Survival Plan, and Canid and Hyaenid Taxon Advisory Groups
    • 2015 AZA Mary Healy Avian Scientific Advisory Grant Recipient 
    • 2011 AZA Margaret Dankworth Management Scholarship Recipient 
    • 2014 Research Grant and Professional Development Grant Recipient (AAZK)
    • 2005 Training Achievement Award from Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA)
    • Studbook Keeper, North American Regional Studbook for American Burying Beetle
    • Vice-Coordinator for the American Burying Beetle Species Survival Plan
    • Coordinator, Partula Snail Species Survival Plan
    • Director, Center for American Burying Beetle Conservation, Saint Louis ZooWildCare Institute
    • Chair, AZA Equid Taxon Advisory Group
    • Secretary, AZA Caprinae Taxon Advisory Group
    • Vice Coordinator Addax Species Survival Plan
    • Vice Coordinator Grevy’s Zebra Species Survival Plan
    • Coordinator Somali Wild Ass Species Survival Plan
    • Studbook keeper, North American Regional Studbook for Somali Wild Ass
    • Coordinator Addra Gazelle Species Survival Plan
    • Studbook keeper, North American Regional Studbook for Addra Gazelle
    • Institutional representative: Species Survival Plans: Babirusa, Visayan warty pig, Banteng, Central Chinese Goral, Tammar Wallaby; Taxon Advisory Groups for wild pig/peccary/hippo, Cervid and bison/buffalo/cattle
    • Member, IUCN SSC Equid Specialist Group
    • Institutional representative, Marine Mammal Taxon Advisory Group
    • Professional Member, International Marine Animal Trainer's Association
    • Facility Liaison for the International Marine Animal Trainer's Association Animal Training Advisory Committee.
    • Species Survival Plan Coordinator and North American Regional Studbook Keeper for Armenian Viper
    • North American Regional Studbook Keeper for Green Tree Python
    • Director of Ecuadorian Amphibian Collaboration

Research Department

    • Director, AZA Reproductive Management Center
    • Member, AZA Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee
    • Advisor, AZA Animal Welfare Committee
    • Advisor, AZA Behavior Advisory Group
    • Vice Chair, AZA Caprine Taxon Advisory Group
    • Steering Committee Member, AZA Equid Taxon Advisory Group
    • Associate Editor, ZOO BIOLOGY
    • Research Associate, Department of Psychology, Hunter College, New York City
    • Chair, AZA Canid and Hyaenid Taxon Advisory Groups
    • Coordinator, AZA Fennec Fox Species Survival Plan
    • Member, AZA Anseriformes, Antelope/Giraffe, Bison/Buffalo/Cattle Taxon Advisory Groups, Biomaterials Banking, Institutional Data Management, and Reproduction Scientific Advisory Groups
    • Co-chair Captive Canid Working Group, IUCN Species Survival Commission Canid Specialist Group
    • Member, IUCN Species Survival Commission Conservation Planning Specialist Group
    • Zoo and Botanical Gardens GIS Data Model Project Team
    • International Society for Biotelemetry, Remote Sensing & GIS Working Group, The Wildlife Society
    • Member, AZA Wildlife Contraception Center Advisory Board
    • Member, International Society for Wildlife Endocrinology
    • Endocrinology Advisor, Tree Kangaroo Species Survival Plan

Animal Health Department

    • Diplomate American College of Zoological Medicine
    • Veterinary Advisor, Cheetah Species Survival Plan
    • Member, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, American Veterinary Medical Association, Association Avian Veterinarians, Association Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, Wildlife Disease Association and Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners
    • Peer Reviewer, Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
    • Diplomate, American College of Zoological Medicine
    • Member, Exam Committee, American College of Zoological Medicine
    • Veterinary Advisor, Painted Terrapin Species Survival Plan
    • Peer Reviewer, Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
    • Member, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Wildlife Disease Association
    • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists
    • Pathology Advisor, Okapi, Polar Bear and Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plans and Old World Monkey Taxon Advisory Group Pathology Advisor
    • Member, Biomaterials Banking Scientific Advisory Group, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV), AAZV Education and Infectious Diseases Committees
    • Peer Reviewer, Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Veterinary Pathology, Zoo Biology 
    • Diplomate American College of Zoological Medicine
    • Veterinary Advisor, African Otter and Wyoming Toad Species Survival Plans, Bear Taxon Advisory Group
    • Chairperson, American College of Zoological Medicine Education Committee
    • Member, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, American Veterinary Medical Association, Wildlife Disease Association
    • Peer Reviewer, Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Journal American Veterinary Medical Association

Institute for Conservation Medicine

    • Veterinary Advisor, Jaguar Species Survival Plan
    • Immediate Past President, American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) 
    • Diplomate, American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) 
    • Member, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV); Member, Association of Wildlife Veterinarians (AAWV); Member,Wildlife Disease Association (WDA)
    • Chair, AZA Animal Health Committee
    • Wildlife Scientific Advisory Board Member, Morris Animal Foundation
    • Member, Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), The Wildlife Society, Wildlife Health Specialist Group and The World Conservation Union (IUCN)
    • Associate Editor, Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Education Department

    • Member, AZA Research and Technology Committee Advisor, AZA Conservation Education Committee Member, AZA Climate Change Task Force
    • Member, AZA Green Practices Advisory Group
    • Member, AZA Graphics Advisory Group
    • Member,Whitney R. HarrisWorld Ecology Center Council
    • Advisory Board, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri-Columbia
    • Member, International Zoo Educators Association Member/ Advisor, Academy of Science of St. Louis Member, Sustainable Schools St. Louis
    • Member, Conservation Psychology Association
    • Member, North American Environmental Education Association
    • Member, National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation

Facilities Management

    • Member, USGBC and LEED Green Associate and Green Scientific Advisory Group
    • Member and Past President, Aquarium and Zoo Facilities Association
    • Editor, Connect "Green Tales"