The Partners

Project Green Classrooms

2017 Partners and Their Representatives

State Agencies:

Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Mark J. Belton, Secretary (co-Chair)
Britt Slattery, Director of Conservation Education & Stewardship (PGC coordinator)

Maryland State Department of Education
Dr. Karen B. Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools (co-Chair)
Donna Balado, Environmental Literacy Specialist, Science (PGC co-coordinator)

Maryland Department of Agriculture
Steve Connelly, Assistant Secretary for Office of Marketing, Animal Industries and Consumer Services
Karen Fedor, Senior Agriculture Marketing Specialist

Maryland Department of the Environment
Ben Grumbles, Secretary
Mark Shaffer, Communications Director

Maryland Department of Health
Clifford Mitchell, Director, Environmental Health Bureau
Rachel Hess-Mutinda, Health Education Program Manager

Maryland Department of Planning
Wendi W. Peters, Secretary
Debbie Herr Cornwell, Resource Conservation Planner

Maryland Department of Transportation
Charles Glass, Assistant Secretary
Laura Rogers, Program Manager, Office of Environment

Maryland Higher Education Commission

Advisory Members:

Alice Ferguson Foundation
Emily Leedy, Project Coordinator

Audubon Maryland-DC
Mark Scallion, Center Director, Pickering Creek Audubon Center

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Tom Ackerman, Vice President for Education

Chesapeake Bay Trust
Tara Baker, Program Specialist

Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation
George Mayo, Executive Director

Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education
Laura Collard, Executive Director
Katrina Jones, Maryland Port Administration, MAEOE Board of Trustees Executive Committee

Maryland Recreation and Parks Association
Chuck Montrie, Executive Director

National Aquarium
Joe Harber, Director of Education Programs

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Shannon Sprague, Environmental Literacy Manager, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office

National Wildlife Federation
Holly Shields, Regional Education Manager, Mid-Atlantic

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Karen Mullin, Outreach Consultant

Committees and Working Groups are assisted by many additional partners, such as the following:

Howard County Public School System
Amy Reese, Elementary Science

Montgomery County Public Schools
Laurie Jenkins, Supervisor, Pre-K-12 Outdoor Environmental Education Programs

Montgomery County Department of Parks, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Stephanie Oberle, Director, Brookside Gardens

North American Association of Environmental Education
Sarah Bodor, Director of Policy & Affiliate Relations