Board of Trustees

The Conservation Society of California, the 501(c)3 nonprofit that manages Oakland Zoo, is governed by a Board of Trustees. This group of dedicated volunteers composed of industry, community, and civic leaders provides oversight of the organization’s mission and core values. Trustees also ensure the generation and careful stewardship of resources that enable the Conservation Society of California to advance its vision.

Meet the Officers

Nancy Clark


CEO/President, Leadership Dynamics, Inc.

Dennis DeDomenico


Grape Grower & Vintner, Rock Wren Winery

Cynthia Stoddard


Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Adobe Inc

Elogeanne Grossman


Docent at Oakland Zoo

Cathy Langridge

Vice Chair

Former Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Recology

Patrick Sherwood


Executive Vice President/Market Executive, Diversified Sectors Advisory Group, Commercial Banking Wells Fargo

Meet the Trustees

Lea Bolster Van Ness

Head of the Lower School, Head Royce School

Michael Bruck

Former Mayor of Piedmont

Attorney (Retired)

Jennifer Esmeralda Delaney

Financial Services Product Manager, Facebook

Jennifer Fall

Chief Financial Officer, Funko, Inc.

Marv Friedman

Retired CPA, Arthur Andersen

Jessica Huard

President, J. Huard Consulting LLC

Brian Hughes

Vice President, Fremont Bank / Nonprofit Group

Executive Director, Fremont Bank Foundation

Liz Ludwig

Chief Marketing Officer, Inspire Smart Home

Steve McCann

Member of Tennessee Society of CPA’s

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Joel J. Parrott

Trustee Emeritus, Conservation Society of California

Kevin Rodriguez

Partner, Wendel Rosen LLP

Peter Ross

Civil Engineer, The Allan Group

Aarti Sabhlok

Veterinary Oncologist, PETS Referral Center

Shana Simmons

General Counsel, Everlaw, Inc.

Fiona Tang

Co-Founder & Director, Strategic Partnerships and Growth, Him For Her

Inquiries about Board service can be directed to Kristin Heller, Vice President of Development: