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, Executive Director

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Hospital for Seals & Sea Lions

Lauren Palmer, Veterinarian

Lori Olsen, Husbandry Manager

Heather Stambaugh, Volunteer Recruiting

Susanne Bonner, Hospital Records & LAUSD Liaison

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Valerie Goodman, Press & Public Relations

Julianne Black DiBlasi, Marketing, Website & Events

Holly Kadota, Docent Liaison

Kate Vo, Executive Assistant

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Fundraising & Development

Nancy Machado, Director of Development

Alan Colman, Government & Community Relations

David Morton, Mobile Visitor Center & Hospital Site Staff

Tamara Meatzie, Employee Matching & Donor Services

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