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

Anthony Bobo,  Deputy State Director, Eastern States, US Bureu of Land Management

Sally Claggett, Chesapeake Bay Coordinator, USDA Forest Service

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

Brett Glymph, Executive Director, Virginia Outdoors Foundation

Kate Hackett, Executive Director, Delaware Wildlands

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

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

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

Johm McCarthy, Senior Advisor & Director of Strategic Partnerships, Piedmont Environmental Council

Chris Miller, President, Piedmont Environmental Council

Deb Nardone, Executive Director, Clear Water Conservancy

Wendy O’Sullivan, Superintendent, National Park Service, Chesapeake Bay Office (Co-convener)

Mark Platts, President, Susquehanna National Heritage Area

Scott Phililps, Coordinator, USGS Chesapeake Bay Program

Kristen Saunders, Cross GIT Coordinator, EPA Chesapeake Bay Program

Nita Settina, Superintendent, Maryland Park Service, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Ann Swanson, Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Commission

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

Phil Wenger, President and CEO, Lancaster Conservancy

Current Staff and Facilitators (listed alphabetically):

John Griffin, Program Manager; Chesapeake Conservation Partnership

Britt Slattery, Coordinator, Stewardship GIT, CBP; National Park Service, Chesapeake Bay Office

Warren Brown, Communications Contractor; National Park Service, Chesapeake Bay Office

Aurelia Garcia, National Park Service, Chesapeake Bay Office

Mike Bonnell, Staff Assistant, Chesapeake Conservation Corps; Chesapeake Conservation Partnership

Renee Thompson, Geographer; USGS Chesapeake Bay Program

Bill Potapchuk, President; Community Building Institute