Leadership

Bob Ramin, Chief Executive Officer
Bob came to the League from the National Aquarium, where he was Executive Director of the Washington, DC venue, the nation’s first non-commercial aquarium, and Vice President of Development at the National Aquarium, Baltimore.  At the National Aquarium, he was responsible for fundraising and membership during the campaign to build and complete the $70 million Australia expansion on Pier 3, and during the current renovations. Prior to his work with the National Aquarium, Bob was Vice President of Development and Marketing at the African Wildlife Foundation, Director of Development and Marketing at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and Director of Annual Programs at the University of Maryland System. Bob is active in higher education, currently serving in leadership roles at both of his alma maters.  He is on The Cornell University Plantations Advisory Committee and is a Life Member of the University’s Council.  He is also a member of The University of Maryland, College of Education’s Campaign Cabinet.  Bob is currently a member of The Reef Environmental and Education Foundation (REEF) Board of Directors. After earning his undergraduate government and MBA degrees from Cornell University, Bob earned a master’s degree in education policy from the University of Maryland.

Mary Jarvis, Chief Operations Officer

Mary has over 14 years of experience in the animal welfare field.   She came to the League in 2007 as our Behavior and Training Manager leaving behind 25 years as a management mary jarvis for websitespecialist for an engineering firm.  She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Prince George’s County SPCA where she held various positions of management.  She has also volunteered with a service and therapy dog training group and as a mentor for single Moms.  She is a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators and a former board member for the National Federation of Humane Societies.   Mary oversees our medical center, adoptions, shelter, intake, behavior and training, human resources and humane education departments.