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Asian Elephant

Asian Elephant

Instead of being right or left-handed, an elephant is either right or left tusked, which is distinguished by the one that is shorter, more rounded, and grooved at the tip.

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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.

  • Heidi Holtz, Chair - Stillwork Consulting
  • Al Gough, Vice Chair - Widewaters Development
  • Peter Belyea, Secretary - CXtec/TERACAI
  • Jamie Card, Treasurer - The Bonadio Group
  • Ellenrose GalganoVolunteer Liaison - North Syracuse School District, Retired
  • Timothy R. Barnhart - Northwestern Mutual
  • Dr. Zina Berry - Berry Good Dental Care 
  • Andy Bobrek - Bond, Schoeneck & King, LLP
  • John C. Dougherty - SRC
  • Ryan Elliott - Byrne Dairy
  • Terry Hopkins - C&S Engineers
  • Jaime J. Hunsicker - Hancock Estabrook LLP
  • Benjamin Hussong - Alliance Advisory Group
  • Laura Iorio - Community Volunteer & Zoo Supporter
  • Carl Isley - M&T Bank
  • Margaret Martin - Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation
  • Kathy O'Connell - Radiant Abilities
  • Melissa A. Piper - National Grid 
  • James Rowley - Onondaga County Legislature
  • Michael Sgro - Leadership Coach
  • Quentin "Skip" Lockwood III, Friends Interim Executive Director
  • Ted Fox, Ex Officio - Director, Rosamond Gifford Zoo
  • William Lansley, Ex Officio - Commissioner, Onondaga County Parks



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