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.


Kathleen Testoni – Community Leader


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

Board Members

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

Harold F. Balk, Esq., Chief Development Officer – Eckert Seamans

Bryan C. Brantley, Partner – McGuireWoods, LLP

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

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

Terry Kalna, Senior VP of Sales and Broadcasting – Pittsburgh Penguins

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

Thea Manos, Principal – Desmone Architects

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

Nagy N. Nagiub, Senior Director, Corporate Services – Peoples Natural Gas

Gerald Ritzert, Chief Financial Officer – Dollar Bank

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

Carroll Quinn, CEO/Managing Partner, Distinct Advertising

Thomas P. Wiley, Principal – WTW Architects

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

Meet Our Team

Administration and Operations

Cheryl L. Tracy, CPA, Executive Director

Randy Krakoff, CPA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer

Laurie Nicholl, Director of Philanthropy

Tracey Palmieri, Director of Organizational Development and Human Resources

Carly Morgan, Director of Marketing and Communications

Sam Moore, Director of Guest Operations

Animal Care

Kurt Hundgen, Director of Animal Collections

Jessica McAtee, Curator of Animal Husbandry and Wellness

Cathy Schlott, Curator of Behavioral Management and Animal Programs

Jennifer Torpie, Curator of Education and Public Programs

Buildings and Grounds

Conor McGarvey, Director of Facility Operations

Conservation and Field Research

Dr. Steven Latta, Director of Conservation and Field Research

Veterinary Hospital

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

In The News

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10 things to do with kids this week in Pittsburgh, from a tropical escape to a hot cocoa hike | Kidsburgh

Take the kids on a tropical retreat to the National Aviary, where bright macaws fly in a lush rainforest and flamingos pose in the wetlands habitat.

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Pet Tales: Aviary Welcomes New Chick | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There’s a new penguin in town, but this one doesn’t swing a hockey stick.

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National Aviary offering in-person, virtual programming | TribLIVE

Travel may not be an option right now because of the coronavirus, but visiting the National Aviary can make you feel like you’re on a tropical retreat!

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National Aviary Welcomes First Chick of the Year | WTAE - ABC Pittsburgh

The National Aviary started its celebration of 2021 with the hatching of an endangered African Penguin to first-time parents Buddy and Holly.

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