Red Fox

Red Fox

Though it is called a red fox, this canine can be red, black and a number of shades in between. Both an opportunistic scavenger and a skilled hunter of small animals, the red fox has adapted the technique of sometimes catching its prey and burying it in snow or dirt for consumption at a later time.

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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.

  • Dr. Douglas Wojcik, DVM, Chairman - Liverpool Village Animal Hospital
  • Carl Isley, Vice Chairman - M&T Bank
  • Esther Feng, Secretary - MOPS International
  • Al Gough, Treasurer - Hotel Syracuse Restoration
  • Ellenrose GalganoVolunteer Liaison - North Syracuse School District, Retired

  • Timothy R. Barnhart - Northwestern Mutual 
  • Brian M. Bartlett - BMB Fitness
  • Peter Belyea - CXtec/TERACAI 
  • Vicki Brackens - Brackens Financial Solutions
  • Dr. Cody Childress - Childress Chiropractic
  • John C. Dougherty - Onondaga County Legislature
  • Heidi Holtz - Gifford Foundation 
  • Jaime J. Hunsicker - Hancock Estabrook LLP
  • Jamie Keiser - The Bonadio Group
  • Robert Kukenberger - CDM Smith
  • Renee Lane - C&S Companies
  • Irving T. Lyons, Jr.- Cayuga Community Health Network
  • James Mackin - Bond, Schoeneck & King
  • Hon. Jeffrey Merrill - Syracuse City Court Judge, Retired 
  • Hal J. Mevec Jr. - Welch Allyn Inc.
  • Randal More - Osmose Utilities Services
  • Melissa A. Piper - National Grid
  • Nancy Rifken - Zoo supporter
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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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