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

Elogeanne O. M. Grossman


Docent at Oakland Zoo

Marv Friedman


Retired Partner, Arthur Andersen

Steve McCann


Member of Tennessee Society of CPAs

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Patrick Sherwood

Vice Chair

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

Senior Vice President, Office of the Chair & CEO, Salesforce

Jennifer Esmeralda Delaney

Product Manager, Meta

Brian Hughes

Executive Vice President, Fremont Bank / Nonprofit Group

President & Executive Director, Fremont Bank Foundation

Liz Ludwig

Co-Founder, Takes Inc.

Jeffrey R. Marshall

Executive Vice President, Protagonist

Kevin M. Rodriguez

Director, Fennemore Wendel

Peter Ross

Director of Operations, The Allen Group, LLC

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers

Aarti Sabhlok

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) Veterinary Oncologist, San Francisco Animal Medical Center

Shana Simmons

Chief Legal Officer

Jan Stevens

Docent at Oakland Zoo

Cynthia Stoddard

Senior Vice President & CIO, Adobe Inc.

Fiona Tang

Co-Founder & Senior Vice President, 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: