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 Breeding 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
    • Director, WildCare Institute
    • Chair, Madagascar Fauna Group
    • Board member, Harris World Ecology Foundation at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, 20011-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
    • Chair, Editorial Board of the American Association of Zoo Veternarians (1995-2007), Co-Chair 2007-present.
    • Co-Editor (with Murray Fowler), Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, 4th through 6th Editions
    • Editor, Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, 7th and 8th (2014) Editions

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 PlanFund
    • 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
    • Member, Steering Committee: Felid & Small Carnivore TAGs, Management Group: Cheetah, Lion, Tiger, Polar Bear, North American Otter SSPs
    • Institutional Representative, Jaguar, Polar Bear, Red Panda, Amur leopard, Spotted Hyena SSPs, Ursid TAG, Canid & Hyena TAG
    • 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
    • Co-Coordinator, Eastern Massasauga SSP and Virgin Island Boa Red Program
    • Institutional Representative Chinese Alligator, Radiated Tortoise SSPs, Amphibian, Chelonian, Crocodilian, Lizard, and Snake TAGs
    • Director, Center for Conservation inWestern Asia
    • Director, Ron Goellner Center for Hellbender Conservation
    • Chair, Antelope & Giraffe TAG Chair
    • Chair, Elephant TAG
    • Coordinator, Grevy’s Zebra SSP, Asian Elephant SSP, African Elephant SSP
    • Studbook Keeper, North American Regional Studbook for Grevy's Zebra
    • Institutional representative, Addra Gazelle, Asian Elephant, Gerenuk, Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Lesser Kudu, Lowland Nyala, Okapi, Red-flanked Duiker, Red Kangaroo, Soemmerring’s Gazelle, Speke’s Gazelle, Takin
    • 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, Board of Directors, International Elephant Foundation
    • Member, IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group
    • Member, IUCN/SSC Equid Specialist Group
    • Member, Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group
    • Ph.D. Student, University of Missouri, Division of Biological Sciences
    • Steering Committee, AZA Behavioral Advisory Group
    • 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
    • Chair, Piciformes Taxon Advisory Group
    • Coordinator, Crested Screamers SSP
    • Studbook Keeper, North American Regional Studbook for Crested Screamers Steering Committee Member, Coraciiformes, Galliformes, Anseriformes & Penguin TAGs Management Group Member, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Micronesian Kingfisher, Humboldt Penguin SSPs Member, Ciconiiformes, Columbiformes, Gruiformes, and Passeriformes (PACCT) TAGs
    • Institutional representative Great Rhinoceros Hornbill, Congo Peafowl, Blue-Crowned Pigeon and Cinereous (European Black) Vulture, White-Winged Wood Duck, Victoria Crowned Pigeon,Wattled Crane,White-naped Crane and Bali Mynah SSP
    • Member, IUCN/SSC Cracid Specialist Group
    • Director, Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute Center for Conservation of the Horned Guan (Pavon) in Mexico and Guatemala
    • Director, Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute Center for Conservation in Punta San Juan, Peru
    • Coordinator, Saint Louis ZooWildCare Institute Marianas Avifauna Conservation Program
    • Member, AZA Animal Health Committee
    • Nutrition Advisor: Gorilla, Orangutan, African Painted Dog SSPs, Piciformes TAG Member,
    • 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 SSP,
    • 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
    • Member, Small Population Management Advisory Group (SPMAG)
    • Member, Steering Committee, Terrestrial Invertebrate Taxon Advisory Group
    • SPMAG Advisor, Addax Species Survival Plan
    • SPMAG Advisor, Grevy's Zebra Species Survival Plan
    • SPMAG Advisor, Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan
    • SPMAG Advisor, Mhorr and Addra Gazelle Species Survival Plan
    • SPMAG Advisor, Somali Wild Ass Population Management Plan
    • Member, Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group
    • Member, Saharan Conservation Fund, Conservation & Science Committee
    • Member, IUCN/Conservation Breeding Specialist Group
    • Programme Officer, IUCN SSC Bumblebee Specialist Group
    • Adjunct, AZA Population Management Center
    • Member, Steering Committees, Honey Bee Health Coalition, Keystone Monarch Collaborative, Missouri Monarch Collaborative
    • Ph.D. candidate 
    • Co-Chair, Bumble Bee Task Force, North American Pollinator Protection Campaign
    • 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 TAG Steering Committee (2006-2007)
    • Chair of Behavior Husbandry Committee, American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK)
    • Institutional Representative for Red Panda Species Survival Plan (SSP), Small Carnivore Taxon Advisory Group (TAG), Andean Bear SSP, Anteater SSP,  and Canid and Hyaenid TAGs.   
    • 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)
    • Regional and International Studbook Keeper-Blue-eyed Black Lemur
    • Regional and International Studbook Keeper-Black Lemur
    • Species Survival Plan Coordinator-Blue-eyed Black Lemur
    • Studbook Keeper, North American Regional Studbook for American Burying Beetle
    • Coordinator, Partula Snail Species Survival Plan
    • Director, Center for American Burying Beetle Conservation, Saint Louis ZooWildCare Institute
    • Institutional representative , Rhino Taxon Advisory Group
    • Institutional representative, Black Rhino Species Survival Plan and Studbook
    • Chair, AZA Equid Taxon Advisory Group
    • Secretary, AZA Caprinae Taxon Advisory Group
    • Vice Coordinator Addax SSP
    • Vice Coordinator Grevy’s zebra SSP
    • Coordinator Somali Wild Ass SSP
    • Studbook keeper, North American Regional Studbook for Somali Wild Ass
    • Coordinator Addra Gazelle SSP
    • 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
    • Manager, Bearded Barbet North American Population
    • Studbook keeper, North American Regional Studbook for Bearded Barbet
    • Institutional representative, Marine Mammal TAG
    • 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

    • 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
    • Board member, AZA Reproductive Management Center
    • Coordinator, Fennec Fox SSP Chair, Canid and Hyaenid TAG
    • Member, Anseriformes, Antelope/Giraffe, Bison/Buffalo/Cattle TAGs, Biomaterials Banking, Institutional Data Management, and Reproduction SAGs, Zoo and Botanical Gardens GIS Data Model Project Team, International Society for Biotelemetry, Remote Sensing & GISWorking Group, The Wildlife Society, American Society of Mammalogists
    • Member, AZA Wildlife Contraception Center Advisory Board
    • Member, International Society for Wildlife Endocrinology

Animal Health Department

    • Diplomate American College of Zoological Medicine
    • Veterinary Advisor, Cheetah SSP
    • 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
    • Veterinary Advisor, African Otter and Wyoming Toad SSP
    • Treasurer, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
    • 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
    • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists
    • Pathology Advisor, Okapi, Polar Bear  and Black Rhinoceros SSPs and Old World Monkey TAG Pathology Advisor
    • Member, Biomaterials Banking SAG, 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 

Institute for Conservation Medicine

    • Veterinary Advisor, Jaguar SSP
    • 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)
    • Co-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 SAG
    • Member and Past President, Aquarium and Zoo Facilities Association
    • Editor, Connect "Green Tales"