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Principals’ Staff Committee

Scope and Purpose

The Principals' Staff Committee (PSC) acts as the policy advisors to the Executive Council, accepting items for Council consideration and approval, and setting agendas for Council meetings. Individual members of the PSC arrange and provide briefings to their principals, the Agreement signatories. The PSC also provides policy and program direction to the Management Board.

  • Molly Ward (Chair), Virginia Office of Natural Resources
  • Greg Barranco (Coordinator), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Lauren Taneyhill (Staff), Chesapeake Research Consortium

  • Joe Bartenfelder, Maryland Department of Agriculture
  • Mark Belton, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Michael Caldwell, National Park Service (NPS)
  • Edward Chamberlayne, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Baltimore District
  • David Craig, Maryland Department of Planning
  • Clyde Cristman, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
  • Nicholas DiPasquale, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Cindy Dunn, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR)
  • Ann English, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Shawn Garvin, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 3
  • Marc Gerstman, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ben Grumbles, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Todd Haymore, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Forestry
  • Walt Helmick, West Virginia Department of Agriculture
  • Randy Huffman, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
  • Edwin Kee, Delaware Department of Agriculture
  • Jason Kelly, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Norfolk District
  • Jeffrey Laitila, U.S. Department of the Navy
  • David Paylor, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • John Quigley, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Pete Rahn, Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Russell Redding, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
  • David Russ, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • David Small, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
  • Buck Sutter, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Ann Swanson, Chesapeake Bay Commission
  • Wendi Weber, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Tommy Wells, District of Columbia Department of the Environment (DDOE)

Upcoming Events

    Principals' Staff Committee Meeting


    To Be Decided

    Date / Time:

    September 17, 2015
    10:00am - 3:00pm


    A quarterly meeting of the Principals' Staff Committee.

    Conference line: 866-299-3188
    Code: 410-267-5731
    Web access: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/mb/

Past Meetings & Events

  • April 13, 2014 to April 14, 2014 - Principals' Staff Committee 2-Day Retreat
  • April 30, 2010 - PSC Meeting- IE Documents
  • April 29, 2010 - PSC meeting
  • July 22, 2009 - Principals' Staff Meeting
  • April 21, 2009 - Spring PSC Meeting
  • April 20, 2009 - Spring PSC Meeting
  • June 19, 2008 - June 2008 PSC Meeting
  • March 19, 2008 - PSC Meeting
  • March 8, 2006 - PSC Meeting
  • June 22, 2005 - Principals' Staff Committee

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