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 of a flourishing planet where people and wildlife thrive together.

Meet the Officers

Cathy Langridge


Chief Financial Officer, Presidio Trust

Cynthia Stoddard


Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Adobe Inc

Marv Friedman


Retired CPA, Arthur Andersen

Elogeanne O. Matson Grossman

Vice Chair

Docent at Oakland Zoo

Patrick Sherwood


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

Meet the Trustees

Michael Boland

Chief Park Officer, Presidio Trust

Michael Bruck

Former Mayor of Piedmont

Attorney (Retired)

Jim Cavalieri

SVP - Office of the Chair & CEO, Salesforce

Nancy Clark

CEO/President, Leadership Dynamics, Inc.

Dennis DeDomenico

Grape Grower & Vintner, Rock Wren Winery

Jennifer Esmeralda Delaney

Financial Services Product Manager, Facebook

Brian Hughes

Vice President, Fremont Bank / Nonprofit Group

Executive Director, Fremont Bank Foundation

Liz Ludwig

Chief Marketing Officer, Inspire Smart Home

Jeffrey R. Marshall

Executive Vice President, Protagonist

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 M. Rodriguez

Director, Fennemore Wendel

Peter Ross

Director of Operations, The Allan Group, LLC

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers

Aarti Sabhlok

Veterinary Oncologist, PETS Referral Center

Shana Simmons

General Counsel, Everlaw, Inc.

Jan Stevens

Past Docent President, 2018-2019

Fiona Tang

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

Amy Tharpe Peterson

Director of Social Responsibility, Port of Oakland

Inquiries about Board service can be directed to Kristin Heller, Senior Vice President of Revenue and Impact: