About CIHS


The Central Illinois Herpetological Society is a scientific and education organization associated with the Peoria Academy of Science, a non profit organization. The purpose of the CIHS is to promote the appreciation and conservation of reptiles and amphibians by encouraging their study in the wild and captive populations, developing an supporting programs regarding captive care and propagation, providing public education, and advancing the protection of wildlife habitats.

Executive Board
President:  Douglas Holmes
Vice President: Alyssa Little
Secretary: Jennifer Dusek
Treasurer: Dr. Anne Dickison
Member at Large:  Brian Hoff
Member at Large: Shelley Fritz
Youth Member: Brianna Hoff
Youth Member: Sarah Brabec
Past President:  Mike Shelton
Publicity:  Gene Holmes
Host: Lisa Fix-Griffin

Committee Chairs
Newsletter Editor: Steve Blanchard  | blanchard2@yahoo.com
Membership Chair: Ramona Holmes  | CaptainK61615@aol.com
Youth Committee Chair:   Garrett Rusk
Website Design:  Jessa Wilcoxen  | jessa@creativspark.com

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