The Omaha Zoo Foundation has named Tina Cherica as new Executive Director.

Cherica joined the Omaha Zoo Foundation in June of 2007 as the Director of Development. She oversaw the planning, strategy and implementation of the Annual Fund program, Corporate Giving program, Lion’s Pride Patron Membership program and special events. In addition to her fundraising responsibilities, Cherica managed the Omaha Zoo Foundation’s external communications, raising awareness of the Foundation’s role in supporting Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium.

In her new position as Executive Director, Cherica will work closely with the board of directors and the donor community to support and preserve Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium for future generations. A Nebraska native and a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, she is passionate about community development. Cherica has extensive experience in non-profit volunteer service, including board and committee leadership roles with several area organizations.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is located at Nebraska’s I-80, Exit 454 and is open year-round.

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