Who We Are


The Arkansas Zoological Foundation consists of a board of directors and numerous volunteers. We hope you will join us as we work to build a better zoo.

Lisa Buehler, Chair (Allegra Print & Imaging)
Jessica Poynter, Vice Chair (Raymond James)
Lauren Landers, Secretary (Clinical Trials, Inc.)
David Aston, Treasurer (Acxiom)
Ali Beebe (Arkansas Department of Health)
John Brandenberger (Dillards, Inc.)
Chad Causey (Arkansas Aerospace & Defense Alliance)
Angela Elizandro (Centennial Bank)

Joseph Goellner (UAMS & Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System)
Rickey Hicks (Hicks Law Firm)
Rex Kyle (First Security Bank)
Karen Masching
Deana McCormack
Jaimie Moss (Wright, Lindsey & Jennings)
Jessica Scott (UALR)
Brad Sims (Pulaski County Title)
Betsy Singleton-Snyder
Wendie Weare (Jack Nelson Jones, P.A)


Susan Altrui
Susan is the director of the Little Rock Zoo and serves as executive director of the Foundation. She maintains the Foundation’s financial records and reports to the board monthly. Reach her at 501-661-7208.

Jj Muehlhausen
Jj is the development specialist for the Little Rock Zoo. She is responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with current and potential donors, as well as seeking out and securing sponsorships for special events.  Reach her at 501-371-4588.