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Zoofari is hosted by community leaders who are passionate about Knoxville Zoo's mission and understand its importance to our region. These volunteers work tirelessly to plan the best food, entertainment, auction and other surprises that make Zoofari the best party in town!



Zoofari 2010 Committee

  • Ronda Landsman, Co-Chair
  • Maureen Bosch, Co-Chair
  • Kristi Bible
  • Sharon Bosse
  • Jama Campbell
  • Chelly Clayton
  • Becky Collins
  • Cindi DeBusk
  • Vicki Gillenwater
  • Kristin Lee Grove
  • Ruthann Henry
  • Lynn Hobbs
  • Lynn Johnson
  • Alicia Kelly
  • Colleen Martin
  • Melissa McCoy
  • Sien Moon
  • Kendra Patty
  • Rose Perkinson
  • Karen Sapp
  • Lucy Schaad
  • Amanda Weeks-Geveden
  • Amy Williams

Knoxville Zoological Gardens, Inc.

Board of Directors

  • David Moon, Chairman of the Board
  • Tim Williams, Vice-Chairman
  • Sharon Miller Pryse, Treasurer/Secretary
  • Randy Boyd
  • H. Pete Claussen
  • Chelly Clayton
  • David Collins
  • Joan Cronan
  • Stephen W. Dean
  • Sam Furrow
  • J.E. Henry
  • Greg Isaacs
  • Larry B. Martin
  • Brenda Palmer
  • Robert H. Polk
  • Mintha E. Roach
  • Patrick Roddy
  • Patrick Schaad
  • Dr. James P. Thompson
  • Robert F. Worthington, Jr.

Honorary Directors

  • Williams E. Arant, Jr.
  • William W. Baxter
  • Justice Gary Wade

Knoxville Zoo is owned by the city of Knoxville and managed and operated by Knoxville Zoological Gardens, Inc., a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.

Mayor Bill Haslam, City of Knoxville
Jim Vlna, Executive Director, Knoxville Zoo