The Aquarium is reopening to the public on July 1. In response to COVID-19, we’re making some essential changes to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Our People

Our team oversees the unparalleled exhibits, science-based education programs and hands-on field initiatives that create a community of hopeful conservationists, driven by our mission and unwavering advocacy for the highest standards of animal welfare.

Stephanie Allard Vice President of Animal Care and Welfare

She is responsible for overseeing animal care and welfare throughout the Aquarium and Animal Care and Rescue Center.

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Alex Antkowiak Controller and Vice President of Finance

Alex is responsible for the quality and administration of the Aquarium's accounting, financial reporting, planning and analytical activities...

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Laura Bankey Vice President of Conservation Programs

Laura provides strategic vision and leadership to impact both ecosystems and communities and works in close collaboration with the senior le...

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Sean Beattie Vice President of Philanthropy

Sean provides strategic leadership to the National Aquarium's dynamic development team, building partnerships with individuals, foundations,...

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Curtis Bennett Director of Equity and Community Engagement

Curtis and his team develop long-lasting relationships with local residents and stakeholders, and collaborate with them to develop environme...

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Jacqueline Bershad Vice President of Planning and Design

Jacqueline and her team are responsible for all capital improvement projects, exhibition design and fabrication, and building facilities.

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Holly Bourbon Director of Dive Programs and Dive Safety Officer

Holly oversees more than 6,500 on-site dives per year for staff, volunteers and guests, and is part of the Aquarium's Animal Care and Welfar...

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Jay Bradley Curator of Blue Wonders

Jay oversees the care of all animals in Blue Wonders exhibits, including Blacktip Reef, Living Seashore and Shark Alley.

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Jacquelyn Bullock Vice President of Conservation Education

A fourth-generation educator, Jacquelyn has spent her entire career in urban education.

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