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About ASAG

ASAG emerged from shared goals of achieving joint excellence in avian management, providing focus on conservation, and responding to common challenges facing bird programs within AZA institutions. We pride ourselves on providing a forum where new people, ideas and visions are welcome and mentoring is valued. We work in a cooperative and mutually supportive fashion to achieve our long-term goals. ...more

ASAG Elected Positions

Chair: Diane Olsen, Moody Gardens

Chair Elect: Vacant

Immediate Past Chair: Sara Hallager, Smithsonian's National Zoo

Vice-Chair: Tom Schneider, Detroit Zoo

Secretary: Sprina Liu, Dallas Zoo

Finance Chair: Colleen Lynch, Riverbanks Zoo

Communications Chair: James Mejeur, Disney's Animal Kingdom

Collection Sustainability Chair: Vacant

Steering Committee:

Carolyn Atherton, Audubon Zoo
Dominick Dorsa, San Francisco Zoo
Aimee Greenebaum, Monteray Bay Aquarium
Susie Kasielke, Los Angeles Zoo
Nicole LaGreco, San Diego Zoo
Sprina Liu, Dallas Zoo
Colleen Lynch, Riverbanks Zoo
James Mejeur, Disney's Animal Kingdom
Sunny Nelson, Lincoln Park Zoo
Diane Olsen, Moody Gardens
Flavia Parotti, Charles Paddock Zoo
Tom Schneider, Detroit Zoo
Kelly Vineyard, Columbus Zoo
Katie Vyas-Bagley, Denver Zoo

Steering Committee Appointed Positions

Treasurer: Tim Snyder, Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo
ASAG Historian: Sara Hallager, Smithsonian's National Zoo
ASAG Website Liaison: Kevin Graham, Dallas Zoo
Plume Award Coordinator: Steve Sarro, Smithsonian's National Zoo
Keeper Grant Award Coodinator: Tom Schneider, Detroit Zoo
EAZA Coordinator: Vacant
U.S. Regional Coordinator: Vacant
Wildlife Rehabilitator Liaison: Steve Sarro, Smithsonian's National Zoo
Private Breeder/Dealer Liaison: Vacant
Management Model Coordinator: Tim Snyder, Brookfield Zoo
Avian Population Monitor: Robert Webster
Behavior SAG Advisor: Roger Sweeney, North Carolina Zoo
Avian TAG Chair Coordinator: Vacant
AZA Liaison: Candice Dorsey, AZA
Animal Welfare Liaison: Sara Hallager, Smithsonian's National Zoo
AAZK Liaison: Deb Dial, National Aquarium
WCMC Liaison: Vacant
Field Conservation Committee Liaison: Tom Schneider, Detroit Zoo
AOU Liaison: Kevin Kerr, Toronto Zoo
IAATE Liaison: Helen Dishaw, Tracy Aviary
Veterinary Advisor: Judy St. Leger, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens
Veterinary Advisor: Kim Cook, Akron Zoo
PMC Liaison: Colleen Lynch, Riverbanks Zoo
Registrar Advisor: Julia Ecklar, National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Immediate Past Chair: Sara Hallager, Smithsonian's National Zoo