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 BPZS is partially funded by the Mass Cultural Council.

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.


2019 Board of Directors


  • Marion Wainer, President
    Sid Wainer & Son
  • Patrice Coholan, Vice President
    Horizon Marine, Inc. (Ret.)
  • Joseph Nauman, Vice President
    Acushnet Holdings Corp. (Ret.)
  • Chris Jacobsen, Treasurer
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


  • Maureen Armstrong
    Sylvia Group
  • Kristine Arsenault*
    Mayor’s Office City of New Bedford
  • Roz Bernheimer
    Williams College Museum of Art, Fellow Committee
  • Adrienne Beauregard-Rheaume
    Beauregard, Burke & Franco
  • Keith Dubois
    Rockland Trust
  • Harry Jacobvitz
    BQC, Inc.
  • John Mannix
    Baldwin Brothers
  • Jeffrey Martin
    Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Rene Moniz
    Partridge, Snow & Hahn LLP
  • Peter Selley
    Bristol County Savings Bank
  • Dr. Jauna Souza
    Baarsvik Orthodontics

* Non-voting Member