On December 30, 2015, Cheryl McCormick joined the Lindsay Wildlife Experience as its next Executive Director.
Ms. McCormick said of her new appointment: “I am thrilled to join the Lindsay Wildlife Experience, whose mission I am passionate about, and I look forward to supporting its legacy of wildlife rehabilitation and education.”
A conservation ecologist, Cheryl has an impressive background as Executive Director of the YWCA of Monterey County and of the American Cetacean Society, and as Director of Conservation of the Santa Lucia Conservancy. She has a bachelor’s in environmental science from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, a Master’s in Geography and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Georgia.
Board President Gabe Togneri welcomed Cheryl, saying, “We chose Cheryl because of her executive director experience, her reputation as an innovative leader who takes a collaborative approach with her staff, and her background in environmental science and ecology.”
Established in 1955 by Alexander “Sandy” Lindsay, Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital is one of the oldest and largest rehabilitation centers in the United States. Lindsay Wildlife’s team of veterinarians, staff, and volunteers treats more than 5,500 injured and orphaned wild animals each year. The hospital is a pioneer in wildlife rehabilitation. Lindsay Wildlife’s education programs and interactive exhibit hall create meaningful opportunities to learn about the natural world and how to live in harmony with wildlife. More than 50 species of live, non-releasable, native California animals are on exhibit to help visitors understand wild creatures and to prevent more patients from being admitted to the wildlife rehabilitation hospital. lindsaywildlife.org
Please join CNVL in welcoming Cheryl McCormick to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience!