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Executive Leadership Team

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Management Team

  • Ray L. Ball, DVM, Vice President of Medical Sciences, Senior Veterinarian 
  • Debbie Brown, VP of Human Resources & General Counsel
  • Rhonda Candreva, Executive Assistant to the CEO
  • Kim Gefre, Park General Manager
  • Cheryl Larsen, VP Business Analytics
  • Chris Massaro, General Curator
  • Jennifer McLachlan, VP Education
  • Lee Ann Rottman, Vice President of Conservation

Board of Trustees

The Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa, Inc.

Executive Committee

  • Dan Honegger, Chair
  • Marylou Bailey, Vice Chair
  • Hank Waters, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
  • Laura Farrior,  Secretary
  • Bob Rasmussen, Past Chair 
  • Michael Babb, Strategic Vision Committee Chair
  • Sean Butler, Compensation Committee Chair
  • Sandy Callahan, Audit Committee Chair
  • Casey Cathey, Nominating and Governance Committee Chair
  • Santiago Corrada
  • Curt Harbsmeier, Government Affairs Committee Chair
  • Heather Jordan-Holmes
  • Marty Miller, Marketing Committee Chair
  • Mike Morris
  • Robert Thomas, Past Chair


  • Nelson Castellano 
  • Joseph V. Chillura 
  • Commissioner Ken Hagan 
  • Sally Harris 
  • Shawn Harrison 
  • Mark House 
  • Hunt James 
  • Jenny Jones
  • Carl Lindell, Jr. 
  • Sonya Little 
  • Devanand Mangar, MD 
  • Governor Bob Martinez 
  • John Medaska
  • Dennis Rogero 
  • David Seldin
  • Representative Ross Spano
  • Steve Stagg
  • Catherine Lowry Straz
  • Councilman Mike Suarez
  • Michael Thiel
  • Carlton Ward, Jr.
  • Todd Wickner
  • State Senator Dana Young
  • Randy Zavertnik

Lifetime Honorary Members

  • Sally Lowry Baldwin (dec)
  • Mrs. Mason Lykes (dec)


  • Lowry Baldwin, Chair 
  • Elizabeth Fowler, Secretary
  • Dick Stohler, Treasurer
  • Bet Snyder, Director
  • Susan Traylor-Lykes, Director

The Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Endowment Foundation exists to ensure excellence in conservation and education programs, and meaningful recreational experiences with wildlife accessible to everyone.

We also have a community of generous donors who support the endowment by:

  • Contributing an outright gift of cash or securities
  • Making a pledge, typically fulfilled over 1 to 3 years
  • Donating stock or other appreciated property
  • Providing a long-range contribution through a wide variety of estate plans to name a fund
  • Naming Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo in their will, as the beneficiary of life insurance, as part of a trust, or in their Individual Retirement Accounts

For more information, please click here.

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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is operated by the Lowry Park Zoological Society, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to excellence in education, conservation and research. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is featured among the “Top 25 Zoos in the U.S” by TripAdvisor (2015) and “10 Best Zoos in the U.S.” by Trekaroo (2015). The Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue in Tampa, one mile west of I-275 (exit 48) and is open seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

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