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.


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


Thomas A. Kobus, Executive Vice President/CFO (ret.) – Dollar Bank

Board Members

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

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 of Financial and Interim Management Services

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

Michael J. Flinn, Esq., Shareholder (ret.) – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney LLP

Timothy R. Goetz, Managing Director – Cushman & Wakefield

John E. Graf, Owner, VP, Operations – Priory Hospitality Group

Michael P. Hart, Senior Manager – Schneider Downs

Ricardo Maiz, President – Vitro Archictural Glass

Thea Manos, Principal – Desmone Architects

Michael Mascaro, Executive Vice President – Mascaro Construction Company, LP

Quynh McGuire, Vice President, Investor Relations – Koppers

David Paulson, COO – FHLBank Pittsburgh

Bevi Powell, Senior Vice President – AAA East Central

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

Robert Rossi, Senior Writer – The Athletic

Narahari Sastry, CFO/Senior Vice Chancellor – University of Pittsburgh

Kathleen Testoni, Community Leader

Yarone S. Zober, Community Leader

Honorary Board Member

Anthony DeStefano, General Manager – 535 Media

Meet Our Team

Administration and Operations

Cheryl L. Tracy, Executive Director

Nicole Orlando, Executive Assistant

Randy Krakoff, CPA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer

Connie George, Senior Director, Strategic Development

Laurie Nicholl, Director of Philanthropy

Megan Hinds, Director of Marketing and Communications

Tracey Palmieri, Director of Organizational Development and Human Resources

Animal Care

Kurt Hundgen, Senior Director of Animal Care and Conservation Programs

Jessica McAtee, Curator of Animal Husbandry and Wellness

Cathy Schlott, Director of Animal Programs and Experiences

Buildings and Grounds

Conor McGarvey, Director of Facility Development and Operations

Conservation and Field Research

Dr. Steven Latta, Director of Conservation and Field Research

Veterinary Hospital

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

In The News

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New African penguin arrives at National Aviary | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A new African penguin is waddling around the National Aviary.

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National Aviary welcomes new penguin to its flock | CBS News

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- The National Aviary welcomed a new African penguin to its flock.

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The National Aviary Announces a New Member of their Flock | Association of Zoos & Aquariums

The National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pa., has announced the arrival of its newest resident—a female Steller’s sea eagle.

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Contest to name new eagle at National Aviary underway | WPXI

If you’ve ever wanted to name an eagle, the National Aviary is giving you your chance.

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Romance in the air at the National Aviary as new Steller’s Sea Eagle arrives | CBS News

She's big, she's beautiful and she's the newest resident at Pittsburgh's National Aviary.

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