Staff & VZS Board Members
A Hybrid Organization
The Virginia Zoo functions as a true hybrid operation through the joint efforts and constant communication between the staff of the Virginia Zoological Park (VZP) and the Virginia Zoological Society (VZS). VZP staff maintains all animal exhibits and provides animal care and husbandry, maintains the lush grounds and gardens, oversees most building repair and maintenance, and manages the Zoo’s ticket booth.
VZS staff operates the Zoo’s gift shop, restaurant and concessions, educational programs, special events and parties, membership program, marketing and promotions, and fundraising and grant writing through the private sector.
The staffs of both organizations work side-by-side on a daily basis and the operations of the two organizations are not only closely related and complementary but are mostly indistinguishable.
If the party you are interested in reaching is not listed below, please call the Zoo’s mainline at 757.441.2374 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate your birthday at the Zoo!
Christina Webb, ext. 262
Make a donation or support the Zoo.
Angela Benard, ext 220
Book an educational program or enroll camp.
Michelle Lewis, ext. 232
Book a behind-the-scenes tour or Zoodopt your favorite animal.
Brittany Coolbaugh, ext. 222
Host your next gathering with your wildest friends!
Alicia Luma, ext. 250
For media and advertising inquiries.
Melissa Stewart, ext. 275
Purchase a Membership or ask a question!
Niya Rodgers, ext. 257
Reserve your daily admission!
Jean Vaden, ext. 251
Groups or individuals can volunteer their time.
Kate Reichart, ext. 225
The Virginia Zoological Society
In 1989 the Virginia Zoological Society was formed and has since operated as the non-profit official support organization for the Virginia Zoological Park with the responsibility of generating community and financial support.
PRESIDENT Lynn Cobb
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT Brian Pennell
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT Nicole Carry
TREASURER Richard Boykin
SECRETARY Ameet Habib