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, Chief Revenue Officer – 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

Quynh McGuire, Vice President, Investor Relations – Koppers

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

Carroll Quinn, CEO & Managing Partner – Distinct Advertising

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

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

Nicole Orlando, Executive Assistant

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

Animal Care

Kurt Hundgen, Director of Animal Collections

Jessica McAtee, Curator of Animal Husbandry and Wellness

Cathy Schlott, Director of Animal Programs and Experiences

Jennifer Torpie, Curator of Education and Public Programs

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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Owl-O-Ween Returns To National Aviary | KDKA - CBS Pittsburgh

The National Aviary’s Owl-O-Ween fall celebration will be back this year.

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National Aviary Celebrates the Mysterious Creatures of Fall with a Family-friendly Event Twilight Treks, and Owl-inspired Art | National Aviary News

Celebrate things that flutter and flap in the night this fall when three beloved fall festivities return to the National Aviary.

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Outstanding CEOs: Cheryl Tracy, National Aviary | Pittsburgh Business Times

Cheryl Tracy is a winner of a 2021 Fox Rothschild Outstanding CEOs and Top Executives award.

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Meet the National Aviary’s “Friends of the Flock” emerging leaders class | Pittsburgh Business Times

Friends of the Flock, an initiative for The National Aviary designed to engage young leaders in the nonprofit’s mission, has 14 new members.

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Fall season programs begin at National Aviary | Uniontown Herald Standard

Visitors to the National Aviary this fall can experience the world of forests and come face to face with forest-dwelling species from around the world.

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