Sanctuary Staff

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Meet the people that take care of the chimps.

We love chimpanzees! Our job is to serve the more than 250 chimpanzees in our care. It is our honor to provide our beloved residents with an enriched life so that they may have the dignified and peaceful retirement they deserve.  Not only is it our responsibility, it’s our passion, and truly a privilege.

“I don’t have a job, I have responsibilities”  ~ Peter B.

Executive Director

Molly Polidoroff

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Executive
Director
Team member
since 2014

Administrative

Chris Scott

Angela Schinske

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 HR
Generalist
Financial
Analyst
Team member
since 2014
Team member
since 2015

Development

Janet Rose

Rebecca Rodriguez

Mika Roberts

Monica Naranjo

Abbi Larsen

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Director of Development and Communications Manager of
Special Events &
Member Relations
Digital Media Coordinator Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator  Development & Admin Assistant
Team member
since 2017
Team member
since 2013
Team member
since 2007
Team member
since 2008
Team member
since 2015

Janice Presley

Lynda McLeod

Nat Forcier

Lorraine Docherty

Development & Database Coordinator Manager of Corporate Philanthropy & Major Giving Manager of Social Media & Online Communications Foundation & Grants Coordinator
Team member
since 2017
Team member
since 2017
Team member
since 2017
Team member
since 2017

Maintenance

Mark Norton

Nate Lopresto

Nathan Acker

Dave Benjamin

Jeffrey Thompson

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Director of Facilities & Project Management Maintenance
Manager
Landscaping Technician Welder Maintenance
Technician
Team member
since 2016
Team member
since 2009
Team member
since 2013
Team member
since 2016
Team member
since 2013
 Jake Tweedy
 Maintenance Technician
 Team member
since 2017

Veterinary

Dr. Jocelyn Bezner

Dr. Amber Callaway Lewis

Melissa Nichols

Kelly Emmert

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Chief Veterinarian Veterinarian Veterinary Technician Veterinary Technician
Team member
since 2003
Team member
since 2016
Team member
since 2016
Team member
since 2017

Behavior

Dr. Debra Durham

Andy Gray

Tracy Reyes

Whitney Mann

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Director of Behavior & Research Behavioral Research
Associate
Welfare
Coordinator
Enrichment
Technician
Team member
since 2016
Team member
since 2014
Team member
since 2006
Team member
since 2007

Kitchen

Jacque Hopper

Teresa Beck

Agave Heslop

Dontavious Roberts

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Kitchen Supervisor Kitchen Assistant Night Supervisor Evening Front End Kitchen Assistant
Team member
since 2015
 Team member
since 2011
Team member
since 2014
Team member
since 2013

Chimp Care

Dr. Andrew R. Halloran

Heather Graybush

Sarah Poirier

Larry Robinson

Billie Jo Sessions

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Billie Jo Sessions

Director of Chimpanzee Care Services Scheduling Coordinator / Care Technician II Training Coordinator / Care Technician Safety Officer / Care Technician II Historian / Record Keeper / Care Technician
Team member
since 2016
Team member
since 2005
Team member
since 2005
Team member
since 2014
Team member
since 2006

Jen Trexler

Glenna Bolton

Brooke Hans

Deanna Jenkins

Tedi Mann

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Historian / Record Keeper / Care Technician Care Technician III Care Technician III Care Technician III Care Technician III
Team member

since 2006

Team member

since 2010

Team member

since 2014

Team member

since 2012

Team member

since 2011

Carmine Auricchio

Bulmaro Barajas

Brandon Chadwick

Skye Conners

Jeffrey Evans

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Care Technician II  Care Technician II Care Technician II Care Technician II Care Technician II
Team member
since 2013
Team member
since 2011
Team member
since 2014
Team member
since 2014
 Team member
since 2013

Torrie Gagne

Crystal Moller

Gregory Perez

Ashley Pickett

Maddelein Serra

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Care Technician II Care Technician II Care Technician II Care Technician II Care Technician II
Team member
since 2007
Team member
since 2011
Team member
since 2014
Team member
since 2013
Team member since 2016

Kelsey Alvira

Allison Farley

Chance French

Jen Harris

Jenny Hudson

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Care Technician I Care Technician I Care Technician I Care Technician I Care Technician I
Team member
since 2017
Team member
since 2017
Team member
since 2016
Team member
since 2017
Team member
since 2017

Lauren Liebl

Ailen Garcia

Teri Mann

Ashley Morse

Angela Perry

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 Care Technician I Care Technician II Care Technician I Care Technician I Care Technician I
Team member
since 2016
Team member
since 2017
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since 2017
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since 2014

Elizabeth Podulka

Amanda Reyes

Susan Richardson

Leigh Rickey

Erin Schebell

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Care Technician I Care Technician I Care Technician I Care Technician I Care Technician I
Team member
since 2016
Team member
since 2016
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since 2014
Team member
since 2017
Team member
since 2015

Raigen Sumrall

Care Technician I
Team member since 2016

Sanctuary Support

Carter

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Ester

 

In Memory

Hachi

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Development Support

Rosie

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Thelma

Thelma

In Memory