Our office is located in Annapolis, Maryland, and staffed by employees from federal and state agencies, non-profit organizations and academic institutions.
Bay Program Leadership
Michelle Price-Fay, Acting Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 3
Michelle Price-Fay joins the Chesapeake Bay Program Office after serving since April 2019 as the Clean Water Branch (CWB) Chief in the Water Division of EPA Region III. As the Chief of the CWB, Michelle worked extensively with the Mid-Atlantic State Water Programs to review and establish water quality standards, total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), impaired waters listings and monitoring and assessment programs. In addition, Michelle's program area of responsibility also included oversight of federally-issued National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits and the oversight of state authorized programs to implement NPDES permits.
Bill Jenkins, Acting Deputy Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 3
Bill has over 30 years of experience in environmental and natural resource policy, management and technical analysis at the federal, state and local government levels, and in the private sector. His focus is on providing management support to the Bay Program Office, to the partnership through efforts to increase Bay Program efficiencies and to use systems-based approaches to support decision-making.
Carin Bisland, Branch Chief, Partnerships and Accountability Branch, 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.
Lee McDonnell, Branch Chief, Science, Analysis and Implementation Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Lee has over 26 years of experience working on issues related to clean water, specifically water quality modeling, TMDL development, NPDES permitting and general water quality standards implementation. Prior to joining the Chesapeake Bay Program, Lee worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as a Water Quality Program Manager in the Southcentral Regional Office and as Director for the Bureau of Clean Water. Through scientific analysis, Lee’s team works to assist and support the Chesapeake Bay Partnership to help them achieve their shared goals and objectives.