Kris Randall, President and Chair, Policy Committee
Kris Randall is a riparian ecologist who recently retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service where she was the State Coordinator for the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program. Prior to this position she worked at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality as the Riparian/Wetland Coordinator. Kris received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a Master of Natural Science in Ecology from Arizona State University. She has been a member of the Arizona Riparian Council since 1987 and is the chair of the Policy Committee. Currently she volunteers for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assisting with bird monitoring and helping with restoration projects in southeastern Arizona.
Vacant, Vice President
Cindy Zisner, Secretary and Co-Chair, Education Committee
Cindy Zisner is a founding member of the Council since it began in 1986. She holds a B.S. in Bioagricultural Sciences and an M.S. in Botany, both from Arizona State University. Cindy is employed at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability (formerly the Center for Environmental Studies) at Arizona State University where she has had many different jobs over the years from laboratory work, administrative duties, web development, database entry, among others. She represents the Council at environmental education fairs throughout the state, maintains the Council listserv and website, is editor of the newsletter, and chair of the Education Committee. She is also production editor of the Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science.
Tim Flood, Co-Chair, Conservation Committee
Tim’s interest in riparian issues originated from his work to improve the quality of Arizona’s drinking water in the early 1980s when organic chemical contamination of groundwater was a major threat to the public water supply. He soon realized that poor management of water quantity also posed a major threat to a stable society and desert ecosystems. Through discussions with agency staff at federal land management agencies and recreational river boating he came to appreciate the importance of riparian habitat and its dependence on healthy river flows. His major interest now is in monitoring and advocating for the health of riparian systems and informing the public about their importance. In his professional life Tim currently serves as a medical director at the state health department.