Buttonwood Park Zoological Society

The Buttonwood Park Zoological Society (BPZS) is a private, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), nonprofit corporation founded in 1969.

BPZS’ mission is to support the Buttonwood Park Zoo in creating experiences for exploring and enjoying the natural world.

The Society supports the Zoo by managing the membership program, operating the concessions, producing family events and coordinating fundraising activities. BPZS is also proud to support the Zoo’s educational programming. The Society is overseen by the Board of Directors.

The Zoological Society and the BPZOO make a great team! Take a look at our 2019 Impact Report to see all that we accomplished with the help of our determined staff, supportive community and learners of all ages!

2022 Board of Directors


  • Marion Wainer, C0-President
  • William Coquillette, Co-President
    Jones Day (Ret.)
  • Patrice Coholan, Vice President
    Horizon Marine, Inc. (Ret.)
  • Cameron Warren Treasurer
    CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)
  • Adrienne Beauregard-Rheaume, Secretary
    Beauregard, Burke & Franco


  • Molly Armando
    Residential Properties
  • Maureen Armstrong
    Sylvia Group
  • Rosalind (Roz) Bernheimer
    Williams College Museum of Art, Fellow Committee.
  • Honorable Armand Fernandes, Jr.
  • Christopher Jacobsen
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


  • Harry Jacobvitz
    BQC, Inc.
  • John Mannix
    Harmony Wealth Partners
  • Jeffrey Martin
    Coastal Financial 
  • Sarah Dupre Maurer
    Lilly Pulitzer, Sandbar Design Co
  • Michael Patacao
    Bristol County Savings Bank
  • Vanessa Robinson
    Neil Patel Digital

A Gift That Lasts All Year! 

BPZOO Memberships make a perfect gift for the animal lover in your life.