Our Team

Since we opened in 1992, Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles has been a year-round hospital in Los Angeles County for seals and sea lions.  We’ve been open every day for 25 years.  That’s more than 9,000 days and counting!

MMCC LA treats sick, injured and malnourished seals and sea lions that are rescued from north of Zuma to Seal Beach.

MMCC LA is one of 8 facilities in California that have permits from National Marine Fisheries Service to carry out the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972.   Our staff and volunteers have decades of combined experience in providing medical treatment, housing and food for these protected mammals.

Jeff Cozad
Jeff Cozad 
Executive Director
administration @ marinemammalcare.org
Kate Vo, Executive Assistant
kvo @ marinemammalcare.org

Hospital for Seals & Sea Lions

Lauren Palmer
Dr. Lauren Palmer
hospital @ marinemammalcare.org

Lori Olsen, Husbandry Manager
hospital @ marinemammalcare.org
Holly Kadota, Docent Liaison
hospital @ marinemammalcare.org
Heather Turkes
Volunteer Recruiting

Susanne Bonner
Hospital Records & LAUSD Liaison
hospital @ marinemammalcare.org


Valerie Goodman
Media Relations and Hospital Support Projects
VGoodman @ marinemammalcare.org

Julianne Black DiBlasi Marketing, Website & Seal Day Coordinator
jdiblasi @ MarineMammalCare.org
Tamara Meatzie
Community Service &
Neighborhood Council
CommunityService @ MarineMammalCare.org

Community Relations & Development

Jeff Cozad, Executive Director
Jeff Cozad, Executive Director
Downtown L.A., Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank
( County District 1, 2 & 5 )
Development @ marinemammalcare.org
Allan Colman
Community Relations
Palos Verdes, Port of L.A., Port of Long Beach, South bay, Manhattan Beach
( County District 4 )
AColman @ marinemammalcare.org
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