Board of Trustees
Boards are charged with the governance of the nonprofit organization, making sure that it abides by ethical and legal standards in making its vision a reality.

Board of Trustees
The reasons why people choose to serve on a nonprofit board of trustees are as diverse as the people on the board. Some of the reasons people may choose to serve include civic duty, charitable service, or personal interest in the organization’s cause.

Once an individual accepts a position on a board, they have inherently accepted certain fundamental responsibilities, in addition to a commitment of time and accountability to the organization. The key responsibility of the board is to monitor the organization on behalf of the members of the public that it serves; the board possesses ultimate legal responsibility for the organization.

The Sacramento Zoological Society (SZS) currently has 22 trustees on the board, including the Zoo’s director. Members may serve up to three three-year terms. The purpose of the Board of Trustees of the SZS is to set policy, govern and raise funds for the Sacramento Zoo in support of the Zoo’s mission.

Current Board Members

Jeff Raimundo
Jeffrey K. Raimundo

Retired, Political Consulting, PR and Public Affairs
Elizabeth StallardElizabeth Stallard
First Vice President
Partner, Downey Brand, LLP
Starr W. Hurley
Starr Walton Hurley
Second Vice President
Community Volunteer
Kevin Barri
Kevin Barri

President, Wells Fargo Bank -
Community Foothills Market
Adham SbeihAdham Sbeih

President, Socotra Capital Trust Deed Investments
James Naify
James Naify
Past President

Owner/Beers Books, former
college professor

Kyle BurksKyle Burks, PhD
Sacramento Zoological Society

Board Member Jody UlichJody Ulich
City Representative
City of Sacramento, Director, Convention & Culture Services

Board Member BolandFran Boland
Docent President
Docent since 2007

Michael BroughtonMichael Broughton
President & CEO of Blanket Marketing Group
Nancy E. ColeNancy E. Cole
Investment Consultant,Western International Securities, Inc.

Jeffrey K. DorsoJeffrey K. Dorso
Managing Partner
Pioneer Law Group LLP

Janice Doucet ThompsonDr. Janice Doucet Thompson
Managing Partner/Owner, JD Thompson & Associates, LLC

Board Member Irwin KarpIrwin Karp
Productivity Consultant
Productive Time
Lynn MatsudaLynn Matsuda
Financial Services Consultant
Jennifer NealJennifer Neal
Vice President, Relationship Manager, Dealer Services Group, US Bank
John W. OttoJohn W. Otto
Development & Market Coordinator
Stanford Youth Solutions
Jason RussellJason Russell, CPA
Fritz Russell, CPAs
Susan SchoenigSusan Schoenig
Kennaday, Leavitt & Daponde
Mike TestaMike Testa
COO, Convention Sales & Business Development
Jill M. TrainerJill M. Trainer, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, CSUS
Alan YeeAlan Yee, M.D.
Doctor of Pulmonary Medicine


For more information about the Board of Trustees, please call (916) 808-5166.

Board Retreat 2012
Board Member Retreat 2012

Twilight Thursday, Summer 2012
Board Members at Twilight Thursday 2012

Dreamnight 2012
Board Members at Dreamnight 2012

Council Member Rob Fong at River Otter opening, September 7, 2011

 New river otter exhibit opening, September 7, 2011
Board at Otter opening

Board retreat. August 2011.
Board Members 8/11

Benefactor Evening, May 6, 2010
Board of Directors 5/6/10

Tall Wonders ribbon cutting, February 11, 2010
Board of Directors at Tall Wonders ribbon cutting 

 An Evening with Betty White, November 5, 2009
Board of Directors at an Evening with Betty White


Board Member Mahle
C. Emmett Mahle
Adjunct Professor
McGeorge School of Law

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