Sassafras Watershed Board

ShoreRivers has dedicated Watershed Boards for each major subwatershed within the organization's territory. The Sassafras River Watershed Board is chartered specifically to oversee grassroots restoration and protection of the Sassafras River. 


Susan Warriner, M.Ed., Chair
Retired, worked in the health club industry managing clubs in Annapolis and Wilmington

Cindy Hayes, Vice Chair
Retired, served as a marketing professional with 36 years of experience in building strategic relationships and distributing marketing products in the financial services industry

Pat Starkey, Secretary
Starkey Farms Company specializing in spinach and grains

John Burke
Real estate agent for Gunther McClary

John Carroll
Owns Village Real Estate Company and Galena Antiques Center, serves as the Mayor of the Town of Galena, chairman of the Galena Dogwood Festival, on the board of directors for the Chester River Health Foundation, and is the treasurer of the Sassafras River Business Council, after serving three terms as president.

Ted Carski
Global Registration Manager DuPont Crop Protection, Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry

Frank DeGennaro
Chief Operating Officer, BioNutrition; previous Vice President of the Specialty Crops business at Perdue Agribusiness, 32 years at DuPont working in research, business development, strategy, operations, sales, global product development, technology management and business leadership. 

Dan Hayes
Insurance and investment executive (retired)

Trey Hill
President, Harborview Farms; 4th generation grain farmer; leader in sustainability

Pat Kern
Sales Associate at Gunther McClary Real Estate.

Jere Lucey
Principal in a residential real estate agent development and management company in Brooklyn, NY, serves on the national Board of Directors of the I Have a Dream Foundation

Kelly Reed
Pre-school Teacher at The Kent School

Janet Ruhl
Human Safety Risk Assessor at DuPont Crop Protection, PhD in analytical chemistry

Jeff Russell
Business Performance Management professional with Nasdaq

Ken Shumaker
Retired, worked as an engineer and physiologist who designed clinical and financial information systems for the health care industry at the Mayo Clinic and at Shared Medical Systems, owns a tree farm on the Sassafras

John Vail
Senior Administrative Manager, U.S. Department of Justice (retired); co-founder, Sassafras River Association

Miles-Wye-Choptank Watershed Board

ShoreRivers has dedicated Watershed Boards for each major subwatershed within the organization's territory. The Miles-Wye-Choptank Watershed Board is chartered specifically to oversee grassroots restoration and protection of the Miles, Wye, and Choptank Rivers. 


Bruce Abel
Sr. Vice President and COO, C.R. Daniels, Inc., worked with the American Lyme Disease Association and Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

William A. Anderson, II
Environmental Lawyer; Harvard Law

Barbara Boyd
Founding Faculty of the Marine Academy of Science and Technology; Congressional recognition for environmental achievements; clean water advocate

Meta Boyd
Served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, The Women’s Hospital Board, and Board of Trustees of The Garrison Forest School, co-chairing the development committee for eight years

Nick Carter (Emeritus)
Maryland Critical Areas Commission for Caroline County; Retired, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Dr. Thomas Fisher
Professor at University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory, specializing in terrestrial and atmospheric nutrients and how they affect aquatic systems, nutrient recycling, and primary production of aquatic systems

Brice Gamber
Senior VP of the Chubb Insurance Group; former Chair of the Coastal and Watershed Resources Advisory Committee to MD DNR

Melanie Jackson
Graduate Student, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory, specializing in oyster reefs and how they remove nutrient pollution

Tim Junkin
Founder of Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy; trial lawyer; author

John Kelly
President of Kelly Benefit Strategies; cycling enthusiast

Tom Leigh
Lifelong Wye River: waterbug, biologist,  Riverkeeper, funder, advocate, implementor, sailor, family man!

Larry Rovin
Retired corporate lawyer; docent at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum; volunteer mediator with Midshore Community Mediation

Jane Selden
Board of Trustees, Oxford Community Center; Program Development, Center for Humanistic Change; Volunteer Coordinator, Chesapeake Film Festival; Contributing Artist, Rodale Press

Alfred Sikes
Former Chairman of the FCC; accomplished business, law, and government professional

Colin Walsh
Member of the Board of Directors at Pickering Creek Audubon Center

Daniel Watson
Operated a small commercial real estate development and consulting firm in Baltimore for 40 years, and also was the major financial backer and CFO of a successful healthcare IT company, active with Talbot Mentors

Peter Welling
Farmer; lawyer; avid outdoorsman

Chester River Watershed Board

ShoreRivers has dedicated Watershed Boards for each major subwatershed within the organization's territory. The Chester River Watershed Board is chartered specifically to oversee grassroots restoration and protection of the Chester River. 


CHESTER RIVER WATERSHED BOARD

Thomas Pierson, Chair
Retired IT Executive; sailing coach and instructor

Vic Pfeiffer, Vice Chair
Retired HR executive

Courtney Leigh, Secretary
Volunteer and Adult Education Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

Richard Budden
Coldwell Banker, senior realtor

Scott Budden
Orchard Point Oyster Co. LLC, President

Robert Ingersoll
Part owner/manager of Silver Hill Farm, alternative energy advocate/consultant

Toby Lloyd
Turnrow, LLC, President; USDA, former Chief of Farm Programs

Andrew McCown
Echo Hill Outdoor School, Associate Director

Matt Nielsen
Corsica Farm, Operator and organic farmer; Homestead Farms, operations

Gail Owings
Eastern Shore Heritage, Inc., Executive Director

Brook Schumann
Johns Hopkins University Hospital, nurse. Crow Farm and Vineyard

Brennan Starkey
Starkey Farms Company specializing in spinach and grains, President

Ben Tilghman
The Hermitage, Owner and farmer, a family-run farm since 1659

Anna Wolgast
EPA Deputy General Counsel and Appeals Judge (retired); past Executive Director of Chester River Association