Steering Committee

The Steering Committee guides the Partnership by fostering excellent internal communications, developing strategies and goals for consideration by the broader group, and ensuring work groups are functioning effectively. The Partnership has a set of working groups focused on tasks that align with current goals. In addition, the Partnership has a full time program manager.


Current Steering Committee Members (listed alphabetically):

Hedrick Belin, President, Potomac Conservancy

Sally Claggett, Chesapeake Bay Coordinator, USDA Forest Service

Heidi Dudderar, Director, Land Acquisition and Planning, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Joel Dunn, President, Chesapeake Conservancy (Co-convener)

Kendra Hyson, Senior Planner, Prince George’s County Planning Department and Co-Founder, Urban Studio

Lauren Imgrund, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources

Brett Glymph, Executive Director, Virginia Outdoors Foundation

Kate Hackett, Executive Director, Delaware Wildlands

Genevieve LaRouche, Chesapeake Field Office Supervisor, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Tim Male, Executive Director, Non-Profit Environmental Policy Innovation Center

Chris Miller, President, Piedmont Environmental Council

Deb Nardone, Executive Director, Clear Water Conservancy

Wendy O’Sullivan, Superintendent, NPS Chesapeake Bay (Co-convener)

Mark Platts, President, Susquehanna Heritage

Kristen Saunders, Cross-GIT Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay Program

Nita Settina, Superintendent, Maryland Park Service

Ann Swanson, Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Commission

Andrew Szwak, Mid-Atlantic Program Coordinator, Land Trust Alliance

Phil Wenger, President, Lancaster Conservancy