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Zoo Senior Staff

This list contains biographies of Zoo employees that are most frequently mentioned in the media and on our Web site.  

Dr. David Jones, DVM - N.C. Zoo Director
Patricia Simmons - Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer
Mary Joan Pugh - Deputy Director
Ken Reininger - General Curator
Dr. Mike Loomis, DVM - Chief Veterinarian
Karen Auman - Director of Visitor Services
Cami Bunting - Human Resources Officer
Randy Fulk - Curator of Education
Diane Villa - Curator of Design

Gavin Johnson - Public Relations Specialist
Dr. Rich Bergl - Curator of Conservation and Research
Jennifer Ireland - Curator of Mammals
Guy Lichty - Curator of Mammals
Debbie Zombeck - Curator of Birds
Karen Jarvis - Registrar Office