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, deputy program manager, and Chesapeake Conservation Corps member.


Current Steering Committee Members (listed alphabetically by last name):

Jan-Michael Archer, University of Maryland School of Public Health

Hedrick Belin, President, Potomac Conservancy

Hilary Bell, Director of Land Acquisition and Planning, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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

Katie Brownson, Watershed Specialist, USDA Forest Service

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

Brett Glymph, Executive Director, Virginia Outdoors Foundation

Kate Hackett, Executive Director, Delaware Wildlands

Ashley Rebert, Chief of Land Conservation and Stewardship, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Restoration

Anna Killius, Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Commission

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

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

John 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

Kristen Saunders, Cross GIT Coordinator, EPA Chesapeake Bay Program

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

Phil Wenger, President and CEO, Lancaster Conservancy

John Wolf, Acting Chesapeake Bay Coordinator, US Geological Survey

Current Staff and Facilitators (listed alphabetically by last name):

Ben Alexandro, CCP Deputy Program Manager, Chesapeake Conservation Partnership

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

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

Aurelia Garcia,National Park Service, Chesapeake Bay Office

John Griffin, Program Manager; Chesapeake Conservation Partnership

Bill Potapchuk, President; Community Building Institute

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

John Wolf, Acting Chesapeake Bay Coordinator, US Geological Survey