The Bat Center is composed of research and conservation scientists, animal keepers and supporting personnel.

Bat Center Staff and Advisory Board

Lubee Bat Conservancy has a dedicated core staff that works to maintain varied programs. This work is made possible through a network of experts and partners associated with Lubee, including many of the world’s leading bat biologists, conservationists and wildlife veterinarians.

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Tom Kunz, Boston University
Prof. Paul Racey, Aberdeen University, UK
Dr. Gary McCracken, University of Tennessee
Dr. James Wellehan DVM, University of Florida
Dr. Jonathan Epstein, EcoHealth Alliance
Dr. Kevin Olival, EcoHealth Alliance
Dr. Tigga Kingston, Texas Tech University
Dr. Sharon Swartz, Brown University
Dr. Dee Ann Reeder, Bucknell University
Dr. Betsy Dumont, University of Massachusetts
Dr. Ellen Dierenfeld, Nutritionist

Board of Trustees

Roger Haagenson
Sherry Haagenson
Facundo Bacardi

Staff

Brian Pope
Brian Pope
Director
    Brian is from Pittsburgh, PA, and has a Bachelor of Science in biology from Penn State University.  He has extensive animal care experience and previously worked at the Pittsburgh Zoo, Lubee Bat Conservancy from 1996-1998, and as an Animal Programs Keeper at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  He returned to Lubee in 2007 as the Curator/Conservation Center Manager and became director in May 2011.  Brian specializes in the care of fruit bats and has published articles on animal husbandry and enrichment.  He is extremely passionate about conservation and is working to further Lubee’s global status as a leader in bat conservation.
    Anthony Mason
    Anthony Mason
    Head Keeper
      Alex Henwood
      Alex Henwood
      Keeper II & Education Coordinator
        Jessica Scrivener
        Jessica Scrivener
        Keeper II & Intern Coordinator
          Amanda Ramage
          Amanda Ramage
          Keeper I & Records Coordinator
            Dominique Marvin
            Dominique Marvin
            Keeper I
              Tracy Pope
              Tracy Pope
              Programs Coordinator
                Tim Myrick
                Tim Myrick
                Maintenance Technician
                  Greg Sommese
                  Greg Sommese
                  Maintenance Leader