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. 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.

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, 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