Office Staff

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

James Edward, Acting 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.

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.

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.

Bay Program Office Staff