Our Mission

​​The mission of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is to inspire conservation of the marine environment through education, research, and sustainable practices.

​Our Senior Leadership​

Get to know the Senior Leadership team for the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

Cynthia.pngCynthia Whitbred-Spanoulis, President and CEO​

Caryl.png​Caryl Thompson, Chief Operating Officer

Sasha.pngSasha Durandetto, Chief of Staff

Donna.pngDonna Ellis, Chief Finance Officer

MCNAUGHTON_ALLY_DR (1).pngDr. Allyson McNaughton, Chief of Veterinary Services

Suzanne.pngSuzanne Savage, Chief Development Officer

Mark.pngMark Swingle, Chief of Research & Conservation