Our Team

Board of Trustees


Jane Dixon, CPA, President
Mount West Investments

1st Vice President 

James E. Lehman, President (ret.)
AAA East Central

2nd Vice President

Jennifer L. Bertetto, CEO
Trib Total Media, Inc.


Thomas A. Kobus, Board Member
Dollar Bank


Maris Dauer, AVP, Marketing Administration, Community Charitable Giving & Employee Communications UPMC Health Plan

Board Members

Timothy D. Adams, CPA, National Director
HBK, CPAs and Consultants

Karen Adkins, Vice President of Finance
Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Harold F. Balk, Esq., Chief Client Relationship Officer
Dentons Cohen & Grigsby P.C.

Bryan C. Brantley, Partner
McGuireWoods, LLP

Lori Calhoun, Chief Risk Officer
Dollar Bank

Richard Caruso, Independent Consultant
Financial & Interim Management Services

Patricia L. Dodge, Esq., United States Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Kaitlin Donahoe, Director, Partnership Sales
Pittsburgh Penguins

Michael J. Flinn, Esq., of Counsel
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney LLP (ret.)

Timothy Goetz, Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield

John Graf, Owner, VP, Operations
Priory Hospitality Group

Michael Hart, Senior Manager
Schneider Downs

Ricardo Maiz, President
Vitro Architectural Glass

Michael Mascaro, Executive Vice President
Mascaro Construction Company, LP

Quynh McGuire, VP, Investor Relations

David Paulson, Chief Operating Officer
FHLBank Pittsburgh

Beverly Powell, Senior Vice President
AAA East Central

Robert Rodgers, CFP, CDFA, Director
Baird Private Wealth Management

Robert Rossi, Senior Writer
The Athletic

Narahari Sastry, Chief Financial Officer 
Georgetown University 

Kathleen Testoni, Community Leader

Brian Williams, Vice President & Controller
PPG Industries

Yarone S. Zober, Community Leader

Honorary Board Member

Christine Dombroski, Retail Advertising Manager
Trib Total Media

Blue-billed Curassow perched in the Wetlands
Flock of flamingos with wings outstretched in the Wetlands
Three African Penguins standing on a rock structure
Palm Cockatoo perched on a branch
Toco Tucan perched on a branch

Meet Our Team

Administration and Operations

Cheryl Tracy, Executive Director

Nicole Orlando, Executive Assistant

Randy Krakoff, CPA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer

Connie George, Senior Director, Strategic Development

Tracey Palmieri, Senior Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development

Victoria Grace, Director of Events & Corporate Partnerships

Megan Hinds, Director of Marketing and Communications

Laurie Nicholl, Director of Philanthropy

Animal Care

Kurt Hundgen, Senior Director of Animal Care and Conservation Programs

Cathy Schlott, Director of Animal Programs & Experiences

Jessica McAtee, Curator of Animal Husbandry & Wellness

Buildings and Grounds

Conor McGarvey, Senior Director, Site Operations & Development

Conservation and Field Research

Dr. Steven Latta, Director of Conservation & Field Research

Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Pilar Fish, DVM, Senior Director, Zoological Advancement & Avian Medicine

In The News

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Pa. aviary announces new member of ‘extinct-in-the-wild’ species | PennLive

Here’s some wonderful news with regards to wildlife conservation efforts. A bird that has been considered extinct for decades has gained a fresh hatchling.

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Faces of the Valley: O’Hara’s Sarah Jones parlays passion for teaching into Volunteer of the Year Award from National Aviary | TribLive

O’Hara resident Sarah Jones calls herself a lucky duck. For her efforts, Jones, was named the Aviary’s 2023 Volunteer of the Year.

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National Aviary mourning loss of its first penguin, Stanley | WPXI

Stanley, who was named for the Stanley Cup, joined the family flock at the National Aviary in 2001 when he was two months old.

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Two Eurasian Eagle-Owl Chicks Hatch at National Aviary | National Aviary

A Eurasian Eagle-Owl, one of the largest owl species in the world, has hatched at the National Aviary.

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