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Office Staff

The Chesapeake Bay Program office is located in Annapolis, Maryland. The office is staffed by employees from federal and state agencies, non-profit organizations and academic institutions.

Click on a name to view a staff member’s mailing address, email address, phone number and VCard download link. To find people involved with the Bay Program partnership, search our Who’s Who.

Bay Program Leadership

Nicholas DiPasquale, Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Nick has nearly 30 years of public policy and environmental management experience in both the public and private sectors. He previously served as Deputy Secretary in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Director of the Environmental Management Center for the Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and as Secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

dipasquale.nicholas@epa.gov
Phone: (410) 267-5709 / FAX: (410) 267-5777
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James Edward, Deputy Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Jim has worked for the Environmental Protection Agency in various positions since 1984. As deputy director of the Chesapeake Bay Program, Jim plays a lead role in coordinating activities between the EPA and other federal agencies. He also works with state and local authorities to develop strategies that will improve water quality and conserve living resources across the watershed.

edward.james@epa.gov
Phone: (410) 267-5709 /
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Rich Batiuk, Associate Director for Science, Analysis and Implementation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Rich has worked at the Chesapeake Bay Program for more than 25 years, leading the integration of science into multi-partner decision-making. He is responsible for providing state-of-the-science environmental monitoring, multi-media modeling, distrubuted data and information management, and technical data analysis and interpretation to the partnership. He is also leading efforts to use the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load, or pollution diet, to help state and local partners accelerate their on-the-ground reduction of nutrient and sediment pollution.

batiuk.richard@epa.gov
Phone: (410) 267-5731 /
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Carin Bisland, Associate Director for Partnerships and Accountability, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Carin is responsible for coordinating federal, state and local actions to improve water quality, habitat and living resource conditions in the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers. Some of the responsibilities of her team include coordination within and between Chesapeake Bay Program partner teams and committees, development of decision support tools to allow for adaptive management, the development and use of indicators and performance measures, and ongoing support for the Federal Office Directors.

bisland.carin@epa.gov
Phone: (410) 267-5732 /
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Bay Program Office Staff

  • Greg Allen, Partnering Goal Team Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (410) 267-5746
  • Yonas Amdie, Application Programmer, Attain, (410) 295-1357
  • Greg Barranco, Government Affairs, Partnerships Team Lead, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (410) 267-5778
  • Gopal Bhatt, Modeller, Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), (410) 267-9871
  • Brian Burch, Data Center Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (410) 267-5736
  • Peter Claggett, Research Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), (410) 267-5771
  • Sally Claggett, Program Coordinator, U.S. Forest Service (USFS), (410) 267-5706
  • Timothy Dirks, System Administrator, Attain, (410) 267-5767
  • Jonathan Doherty, Assistant Superintendent, Chesapeake Bay Office, National Park Service (NPS), (410) 260-2477
  • Mark Dubin, Agricultural Technical Coordinator, University of Maryland, (410) 267-9833
  • Melissa Fagan, Career Development Program Coordinator, Chesapeake Research Consortium, (410) 267-9842
  • Rachel Felver, Director of Communications, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, (410) 267-5740
  • Andy Fitch, Geospatial Systems Analyst, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), (410) 267-9835
  • Marcia Foulkes, Administrative Assistant, NAHE/SEE, (410) 287-5701
  • Laura Free, Environmental Indicators Program Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (410) 267-5713
  • Emily Freeman, Enhancing Partnering Leadership and Management Goal Team Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium, (410) 267-5721
  • Lindsey Gordon, Water Quality Goal Implementation Team Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium, (410) 295-1380
  • Jennifer Greiner, Habitat Goal Team Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), (410) 267-5783
  • Annie Hamm, Grants Team, NAHE/SEE, (410) 267-9840
  • Amy Handen, Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Team Coordinator, National Park Service (NPS), (410) 260-2493
  • Jeremy Hanson, Project Coordinator, Expert Panel BMP Assessment, Virginia Tech, (410) 267-5753
  • Alan Harding, System Administrator, Attain, (410) 267-5738
  • James Hargett, Grants Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (410) 295-5743
  • Craig Highfield, Forestry for the Bay Program Manager, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, (410) 267-5723
  • Rebecca Hindin, Grants Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (410) 267-5770
  • Veronica Hines, Business Analyst, Attain, (410) 267-9857
  • Kyle Hinson, Scientific, Technical Assessment and Reporting Team Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium, (410) 267-5766
  • Paige Hobaugh, Habitat Goal Implementation Team Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium, (410) 267-5724
  • Fred Irani, Landscape Analyst, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), (410) 267-9845
  • ZoĆ« Johnson, Climate Change Coordinator, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, (410) 267-5656
  • Matt Johnston, Chesapeake Bay Program Non-Point Source Data Analyst, University of Maryland, (410) 267-5707
  • Jeni Keisman, Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), (410) 267-5729
  • Catherine Krikstan, Web Content Strategist, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), (410) 267-5756
  • Nicole Lehmer, Management Board, and Enhancing Partnering Leadership and Management Goal Team Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium, (410) 267-9839
  • Mary Ellen Ley, Quality Assurance Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), (410) 267-5750
  • Lewis Linker, Modeling Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (410) 267-5741
  • Lori Mackey, Operations and Grants Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (410) 267-5715
  • Mike Mallonee, Water Quality Data Manager, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB), (410) 267-5785
  • John Massey, Systems Engineer, Attain, (410) 295-1323
  • Julie Mawhorter, Mid-Atlantic Urban & Community Forestry Coordinator, U.S. Forest Service (USFS), (410) 267-5708
  • Melissa Merritt, Scientific, Technical Assessment & Reporting Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium, (410) 267-5788
  • Rebecca Murphy, Water Quality Analyst, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), (410) 267-9837
  • Dwight Neale, Help Desk Analyst, Attain, (410) 267-5795
  • Tim Paris, Application Architect, Attain, (410) 267-5776
  • Reggie Parrish, Urban Lands Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (410) 267-5772
  • Will Parson, Multimedia Specialist, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, (410) 267-9848
  • Scott Phillips, Chesapeake Bay Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), (443) 498-5552
  • Lucinda Power, Watershed Implementation Plan Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (410) 267-5722
  • Sucharith Ravi, Database Manager, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), (410) 267-5779
  • Kyle Runion, Habitat Goal Implementation Team Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium, (410) 267-9830
  • Kristin Saunders, Cross Program Coordinator, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), (410) 267-5711
  • Gary Shenk, Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), (410) 267-5745
  • Kara Skipper, Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium, (410) 295-3144
  • Mike Slattery, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), (410) 573-4571
  • Joan Smedinghoff, Communications Office Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium, (410) 267-9826
  • Stephanie Smith, Web Content Manager, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, (410) 267-9881
  • Darius Stanton, Diversity Workgroup Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium, (410) 267-5762
  • Jennifer Starr, Program Assistant, Alliance for the Chesapeake BayCitizens' Advisory CommitteeLocal Government Advisory Committee, (804) 775-0954
  • Guy Stephens, Director of Web Development, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), (410) 295-1316
  • Andre Stratton, Database Administrator, Attain, (410) 267-5733
  • Quentin Stubbs, Land Use Analyst, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), (410) 267-9853
  • Jeff Sweeney, Integrated Analysis Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (410) 267-9844
  • Peter Tango, Monitoring Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), (410) 267-9875
  • Renee Thompson, Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), (410) 267-5749
  • Megan Thynge, Assistant Data Center Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (410) 267-5786
  • Richard Tian, Research Scientist, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), (410) 295-1328
  • Doreen Vetter, ChesapeakeStat Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (410) 267-5780
  • Holly Waldman, Grants Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (410) 295-1329
  • Ping Wang, Modeling Specialist, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), (410) 267-5744
  • Katherine Wares, Maintain Healthy Watersheds Goal Implementation Team Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium, (410) 267-5781
  • Howard Weinberg, GIS Specialist, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), (410) 267-5735
  • Tom Wenz, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (410) 295-1360
  • William Whorton, Web Developer, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), (410) 267-5742
  • Julie Winters, Senior Staff Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (410) 267-5754
  • John Wolf, GIS Team Leader, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), (410) 267-5739
  • David Wood, Water Quality Goal Implementation Team Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium, (410) 267-5758
  • Lois Woodward, Administrative Staff Assistant, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (410) 267-5730
  • Chris Wright, Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), (410) 267-5716
  • Dave Yayac, Web Designer, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), (410) 267-5726
  • Ning Zhou, Data Manager, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Va Tech), (410) 267-5727
410 Severn Avenue / Suite 112
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
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