Golden Lion Tamarin

Golden Lion Tamarin

Tamarin groups actively defend a territory against other golden lion tamarins. They use vocalizations and scent marking during ritualized group encounters for defense so actual fighting does not occur.

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Catering at the Zoo

Board of Directors

Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are elected by Friends members. Officers of the Board are elected by members of the board. Members are elected to serve three-year terms and may serve no more than two consecutive terms.

Our volunteer  board plays an essential role in the organization's leadership, and its members bring skills, experience and talents to assist our partnership efforts with the zoo.

  • Carl Isley, Chairman - M&T Bank
  • Peter Belyea, Secretary - CXtec/TERACAI
  • Jamie Kaiser, Treasurer - The Bonadio Group
  • Ellenrose GalganoVolunteer Liaison - North Syracuse School District, Retired
  • Timothy R. Barnhart - Northwestern Mutual 
  • Andy Bobrek - Bond, Schoeneck & King, LLP
  • John C. Dougherty - SRC
  • Ryan Elliott - Byrne Dairy
  • Al Gough -- Brine Wells Development
  • Heidi Holtz - Stillwork Consulting
  • Jaime J. Hunsicker - Hancock Estabrook LLP
  • Laura Iorio - Community Volunteer & Zoo Supporter
  • Renee Lane - C&S Companies
  • Irving T. Lyons, Jr.- Cayuga Community Health Network 
  • Randal More - Osmose Utilities Services
  • Melissa A. Piper - National Grid
  • Nancy Rifken - Zoo supporter
  • James Rowley - Onondaga County legislature
  • Dr. Douglas Wojcik - Liverpool Village Animal Hospital

  • Janet Agostini, Ex Officio - President & CEO, Friends of the Zoo
  • Ted Fox, Ex Officio - Director, Rosamond Gifford Zoo
  • William Lansley, Ex Officio - Commissioner, Onondaga County Parks



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