Stakeholder Groups

Policy Committee Members

City of Annapolis

  • Jacqueline Guild, Deputy City Manager of Resilience & Sustainability, Policy Committee Chair
  • David Jarrell, Director of Public Works
  • Steve Rice, Economic Development Manager

Naval Support Activity Annapolis

  • CAPT Homer Denius, III, Commanding Officer, Ex Officio 

State of Maryland Ex-Officio Members 

  • Maryland Senator Sarah Elfreth
  • Lisa A. Swoboda, Senior Director, Military & Federal Affairs, Department of Commerce
  • Mark Crampton, Department of Transportation,  
  • John E. Dulina, Liaison Officer, Emergency Management Agency

Technical Committee Members

City of Annapolis

  • Eric Leshinsky, Chief of Comprehensive Planning, Department of Planning and Zoning
  • Casey Ortiz, Comprehensive Planner, Department of Planning and Zoning
  • John Menassa, Floodplain Administrator, Department of Planning and Zoning
  • Kevin Simmons, Director, Office of Emergency Management
  • Dave Mandell, Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Management
  • Marcia Patrick, Assistant Director, Department of Public Works
  • Thora Burkhardt, Civil Engineer II/Utility Engineer, Department of Public Works
  • Betsey McKeown, Civil Engineer II, Department of Public Works
  • Raycine Hodo, Environmental Programs Coordinator, Office of the City Manager
  • Kwaku Duah, Deputy Director, Department of Transportation

Anne Arundel County

  • Sam Snead, Transportation Officer, Department of Transportation
  • Michael Stringer, Senior Planner
  • Jay Leskinski, Floodplain Administrator

Naval Support Activity Annapolis

  • Joshua Theisen, Emergency Management Officer, Ex-Officio Member

Environmental Working Group Members

City of Annapolis

  • Jacqueline Guild, Esq., Deputy City Manager for Resilience & Sustainability, Working Group Chair
  • Eric Leshinsky, Chief, Comprehensive Planning, Department of Planning and Zoning
  • Rob Savidge, Alderman, Chair of Environmental Committee, City Council 
  • Randy Rowel, Chair, Environmental Commission
  • John Menassa, Flood Plain Administer 
  • Shawn Wampler, GIS Coordinator

Anne Arundel County

  • Michael Stringer, Senior Planner

Maryland Department of Natural Resources 

  • Nicole Carlozo, Planner

Naval Support Activity Annapolis

  • Justin Barlow, Installation Environmental Program Director

Maryland State Senator’s Office

  • Senator Sarah Elfreth
  • Dylan Behler, Chief of Staff 


  • Jonathan Watson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries
  • Wendy O’Sullivan, Chesapeake Superintendent, National Park Service


  • Joanna Ogburn, Principal, JBO Conservation, LLC 
  • Joel Dunn, President/CEO, Chesapeake Conservancy
  • Sara Knebel, Executive Director, Scenic Rivers Land Trust 
  • Elvia Thompson, Former President, Annapolis Green 
  • Sara Caldes, Severn Riverkeeper, Severn Riverkeeper 
  • Tom Guay, Executive Director, Severn Riverkeeper
  • Jim Burdick, Chairman/City Representative, Severn Riverkeeper 
  • Laura Todd, Green Infrastructure PM, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Suzanne Etgen, Executive Director, Watershed Stewards Academy

Transportation Working Group Members

City of Annapolis

  • Marcus Moore, Director of Transportation, Working Group Chair
  • Kurt Riegel, Chair, Annapolis Transportation Board
  • David Mandell, Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Management

Anne Arundel County

  • Nestor Flores, Traffic Engineering Chief, Department of Public Works
  • Bo Zhou, Traffic Engineering, Department of Public Work

Maryland Department of Transportation / State Highway Administration

  • Cedric Ward, Director of Office of Traffic and Safety
  • Jason Dicembre, Director of Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (CHART)
  • Michelle Vrikkis, Assistant District Engineer