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, Senior Director, Marketing Administration & Community Outreach – UPMC Health Plan


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

Board Members

Timothy D. Adams, CPA, Director and Shareholder – Schneider Downs

Harold F. Balk, Esq., Chief Revenue Officer – Dentons Cohen & Grigsby P.C.

Bryan C. Brantley, Partner – McGuireWoods, LLP

Lori Calhoun, Chief Risk Officer – Dollar Bank

Richard Caruso, Self-Employed/Independent Consultant of Financial and Interim Management Services

Maris Dauer, Senior Director, Marketing Administration & Community Outreach – UPMC Health Plan

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

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

Timothy R. Goetz, Principal – Grant Street Associates, Inc.

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

Michael P. Hart, Senior Manager – Schneider Downs

Dr. Rahmon Hart, Director of Community Relations and Business Development – Rivers Casino

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

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 – Federal Home Loan Bank Pittsburgh

Bevi Powell, Senior Vice President – AAA East Central

Robert Rodgers, CRP, CDFA, Vice President – Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.

Robert Rossi, Senior Writer – The Athletic

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

Kathleen Testoni – Community Leader

Yarone S. Zober, Chief Operating Officer – McKnight Realty Partners

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

Carly Morgan, Senior Director, External Operations and Development

Laurie Nicholl, Director of Philanthropy

Tracey Palmieri, Director of Organizational Development and Human Resources

Animal Care

Kurt Hundgen, 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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A very large guide to spring events in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

Must-see and must-do events around the city, including at the National Aviary!

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Penguin Palooza takes over the National Aviary | The Duquesne Duke

Children, parents and grandparents waddled on over to the National Aviary’s Penguin Palooza last Saturday and Sunday to enjoy everything penguin-related.

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Meet cool raptors and cute creatures at National Aviary’s Habitat Heroes live show | Pittsburgh City Paper

Habitat Heroes explores the superhero-like adaptations that make it possible for birds to thrive in even the harshest environments.

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“Habitat Heroes”, Assemble! National Aviary Launches New Immersive Show, Where Birds are the Superheroes | National Aviary News

Habitat Heroes Presented by AAA Travel takes audiences on an adventure around the world following superheroes like the impressive Bald Eagle and the majestic Gray Crowned-Crane.

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