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Meet the ZAHP Advisory Council

We are excited to formally announce the creation of the Zoo and Aquarium All Hazards Partnership (ZAHP) Advisory Council!

This Advisory Council was created to increase transparency, ensure ZAHP efforts reflect the needs of the industry, and bring representatives from key organizations together to increase collaboration and communication throughout the industry to advance ZAHP’s mission.  Council members have an active role in identifying future ZAHP activities, determining what areas warrant additional cross-collaborative work, and recommending community members to participate in these efforts.

Meet the Council Members

The Advisory Council consists of eight members, including representatives from each of the five organizations listed below and three at-large community members to ensure diversity of thought and experience.

Participating organizations include: American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV), American Humane, Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and the Zoological Association of America (ZAA).

Organizational Representatives:

Brad Andrews  – American Humane

Photo of Brad AndrewsBrad Andrews is representing American Humane as the Global Director of the Humane Conservation™ Program.  Read more about Brad Andrews here.

Learn more about the Humane Conservation™ Program at humaneconservation.org.

Michelle Campbell – AMMPA

Photo of Michelle CampbellMichelle Campbell is representing the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA) where she serves as Board Chair. She is also Vice President of Animals at Dolphin Quest/Quest Global Management.

Learn more about the Alliance at ammpa.org.

Dr. Sharon Deem – AAZV

Photo of Dr. Sharon DeemDr. Sharon Deem is representing the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) where she serves as Secretary of the Board.  She is also the Director of the Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine; read more about Dr. Sharon Deem at drsharondeem.com.

Learn more about AAZV at aazv.org

Craig Hoover – AZA

Photo of Craig HooverCraig Hoover is representing the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) where he serves as Executive Vice President. Read more about Craig Hoover at aza.org/staff .

Learn more about AZA at aza.org

John Seyjagat – ZAA

Photo of John SeyjagatJohn Seyjagat is representing the Zoological Association of America (ZAA) where he serves as Executive Director. Read more about John Seyjagat at zaa.org/board-of-directors.

Learn more about ZAA at zaa.org.

Members at Large:

Michael Fouraker

Photo of Michael FourakerThe Fort Worth Zoo’s Executive Director, Michael Fouraker, has been with the Zoo since 1993 and has more than 45 years of animal, exhibitry, and zoo management expertise.  He has focused his career on building partnerships that support global conservation initiatives. Michael’s field experience includes work in Africa, India, South America, North America and throughout the Caribbean. An advocate of sustainability and active wildlife management, Michael is founder and current secretary of the International Elephant Foundation, President of the International Iguana Foundation, the Caribbean Wildlife Alliance, a board member of the International Rhino Foundation and Executive board member of the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center. These organizations have contributed millions of dollars in support of rare species and habitat. Michael previously has served on various committees for the World Conservation Union (IUCN), as a board member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association and the Zoological Association of America, and the scientific advisory board for UNESCO. Recent endeavors include the organization of a volunteer based natural disaster response group focused on exotic animal facilities.

Anne Knapp

Photo of Anne KnappSince earning a BS in Biology Anne Knapp has worked in 3 different zoos over the past 35 years; 29 of which have been in a management role. Anne has managed a variety of terrestrial species, and designed important plans including an animal nutrition database, enrichment, behavior management, zookeeper training, and Continuous Improvement at Zoo New England. As a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquarium (AZA) she has served as an accreditation inspector for over 20 years, and a member of Safety Committee for 6 years, and has been at the forefront of developing emergency preparation and incorporating Incident Command System (ICS) in zoo emergency response. Anne has developed and implemented an Animal Care Internship program, including a curriculum designed to prepare the next generation of conservation and wellness driven animal care professionals.

Anne currently serves as Director of Animal Resources at Zoo New England.

Dr. Donald Moore

For over 45 years, Dr Don Moore has led and mentored AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and other conservation NGOs with the mission of saving species and engaging and inspiring visitors through great animal care and welfare, safe and sound business practices, conservation education, scientific research, conservation action, and capacity-building for the public good. Moore collaborates with diverse people and organizations to modernize animal care facilities and sanctuaries/parks to maximize animal welfare, and human and animal safety, to save endangered species and our nature. Moore is Director Emeritus of the Oregon Zoo and currently runs his own consulting business DonEMoore Consulting LLC: Making Animals’ Lives Better.

Read more about Dr. Don Moore at https://www.linkedin.com/in/don-moore-759119133/.