BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MEET THE BOARD

Current Members

 

2017 Board Photo

 

Woodland Park Zoo President and CEO

Alejandro Grajal

 

Board Officers


Chair


Anders Brown
Managing Director
Tegira


Vice Chair


Irwin Goverman
Community Member


Secretary


Katie Matison
Shareholder
Lane Powell PC


Treasurer


Jill Walker
Former Senior VP of Corporate Services & CAO
Starbucks

Immediate Past Chair


Sandy Stelling
Vice President of Strategy, Analytics & Transformation
Alaska Airlines

 

Board Members

Linda Allen
The Alleniana Foundation

Christi Beckly
Executive Director
Phinney Neighborhood Association

Katie Bellows
Managing Director
Cascadia Capitol

Sue Borgman
Community Volunteer

Dori Borjesson
Dean, WSU
College of Veterinary Medicine

Warren Brown
Executive Director
College Spark Washington

Stacey Campbell
Community Volunteer

Claire Godoy-Arnett
Freelance Writer

Irwin Goverman
Community Volunteer

Angela Griffin
Chief Executive Officer
Launch

Rosemarie Havranek
Philanthropist

Marlon Dylan Herrera
Deputy Construction Manager
Sound Transit

Holly Hirai
Community Volunteer

Jonathan Kil
CEO
Sound Pharmaceuticals

Jeff Leppo
Community Volunteer

Shelley McKinley
Vice President
Microsoft
Chief Legal Officer
Github

Lian Neeman
Director, Global Benefits
Amazon

Larry Phillips
Community Volunteer

Robert Plotnick
Professor Emeritus
The Evans School, University of Washington

Kyle Rolfe
Associate Principal
Seneca Group

Michael Ronan
Principal Partner
Ernst & Young L.L.P (EY)

Omari Salisbur
Founder
Converge Media

Kevin Schofield
Journalist

Diane Shrewsbury
Community Volunteer

Effie Toshav
Partner
Fenwick & West LLP

Justin Umagat
Strategic Planning Manager
King County Metro

Alison Winfield
Operations Manager
UW Haring Center

Joe Woods
Managing Partner
Pacific Public Affairs

 

Ex-Officio Members

AP Diaz
Superintendent
Seattle Parks & Recreation

Alejandro Grajal
President & CEO
Woodland Park Zoo

Jeanne Kohl-Welles
King County Councilmember
District Four

Andrew Lewis
Seattle City Councilmember
District Seven

Directors Emeriti

Rick Alvord
Maria Barrientos
Kathie Claypool
Kenneth W. Eakes
David Goldberg
Joshua Green III
Jan Hendrickson
Deb Horvath
Carol Hosford
B. Gerald Johnson
Victoria Leslie
Bill Lewis
Robert Liddell, MD
James McGraw
Charles Morse
Phil Nudelman
Mary Odermat
John Oppenheimer
Nancy Pellegrino
Cam Ragen
Matt Rosauer
Rob Short
Bryan Slinker
Dale Sperling
Laurie Stewart
R. Jay Tejera
Dave Towne
Janet True
Maggie Walker
Margie Wetherald
Kathy Williams
Stuart Williams
Sally Wright
Susie Wyckoff
Sheila Wyckoff-Dickey

MEETING DATES

 

VIEW THE PUBLIC AGENDA

 

2023 Meeting Schedule

January 17
May 23
August 8
October 17
December 12

All meetings are 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. and held in the Center for Wildlife Conservation (CWC) unless otherwise noted.

CONTACT

 

For all Board of Director contact or questions, please call 206.548.2500 or email zooinfo@zoo.org.

Due to COVID-19 public health requirements, this will be a “hybrid” (in-person/virtual) meeting of the Board of Directors. Under the circumstances, all persons wishing to present public comment must contact us a minimum of 24 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate accommodations to the hybrid format of the meeting may be used.

Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

Humane Certification
Seattle Parks & Recreation
Association of Zoos & Aquariums

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