Gray Wolf

Gray Wolf

Wolves have long legs and large heel pads that enable them to run through snow and cover large distances in search of food. They trot along at 5 mph, but can obtain speeds of 45 mph for short distances.

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Membership
Catering at the Zoo

Board of Directors

Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are elected by Friends members. Officers of the Board are elected by members of the board. Members are elected to serve three-year terms and may serve no more than two consecutive terms.

Our volunteer  board plays an essential role in the organization's leadership, and its members bring skills, experience and talents to assist our partnership efforts with the zoo.

  • Carl Isley, Chairman - M&T Bank
  • Esther Feng, Vice Chair - Syracuse University
  • Peter Belyea, Secretary - CXtec/TERACAI
  • Jamie Kaiser, Treasurer - The Bonadio Group
  • Ellenrose GalganoVolunteer Liaison - North Syracuse School District, Retired

  • Timothy R. Barnhart - Northwestern Mutual 
  • Andy Bobrek - Bond, Schoeneck & King, LLP
  • John C. Dougherty - SRC
  • Ryan Elliott - Byrne Dairy
  • Heidi Holtz - Gifford Foundation 
  • Jaime J. Hunsicker - Hancock Estabrook LLP
  • Laura Iorio - Community Volunteer & Zoo Supporter
  • Renee Lane - C&S Companies
  • Irving T. Lyons, Jr.- Cayuga Community Health Network 
  • Hal J. Mevec Jr. - Welch Allyn Inc.
  • Randal More - Osmose Utilities Services
  • Melissa A. Piper - National Grid
  • Nancy Rifken - Zoo supporter
  • Dr. Douglas Wojcik - Liverpool Village Animal Hospital
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  • Janet Agostini, Ex Officio - President & CEO, Friends of the Zoo
  • Ted Fox, Ex Officio - Director, Rosamond Gifford Zoo
  • William Lansley, Ex Officio - Commissioner, Onondaga County Parks



 

 

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