Management Committee

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The Management Committee has general authority over the policy direction, management and priorities for the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership and its core staff. It is composed of partners representing organizations, agencies, non-profits, municipalities, universities, businesses and citizens. Full Management Committee meetings are held quarterly. The Executive Committee meets monthly, except for months the Management Committee meets.


Much of the work of the Partnership is guided by our committees, which meet periodically. Our current committees include:

  • Casco Bay Monitoring Network
  • Habitat Protection Committee
  • Community Grants Committee

In addition, place-based committees bring together partners with shared interests in specific regions of the watershed, such as Sebago Lake. Ad hoc committees are established from time to time to focus on specific issues of concern.


Board Chair: Charlene Poulin, Chief Operator, Wastewater Systems, Portland Water District
Vice Chair: Tamara Risser, Engineer, LaCasse & Weston


Fred Dillon, Stormwater Coordinator, City of South Portland Water Resource Protection
Michael Feldman, Realtor, Brunswick
Ivy Frignoca, Baykeeper, Friends of Casco Bay
Howard Gray, Board member, Acadia Center
Kathleen Leyden, Director, Maine Coastal Program
Regina Lyons, Chief, Ocean and Coastal Protection Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Chris Meaney, Project Leader, Gulf of Maine Coastal Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife


Gretchen Anderson, Environmental and Sustainability Coordinator, Windham
Erno Bonebakker, Waterfront Alliance
Damian Brady, Associate Professor, University of Maine School of Marine Sciences
Dan Devereaux, Coastal Resource Manager, Brunswick
Wendy Garland, Division Director, Bureau of Water Quality, Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Charles Hebson, Chief Hydrologist, Maine Department of Transportation
Heather Huntt, Project Manager, Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District 
Rachel Lasley-Rasher, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Southern Maine Department of Biological Sciences (co-USM seat)
Bryant Lewis, Shellfish Program Supervisor, Maine Department of Marine Resources
Sara Mills-Knapp, Sustainability Program Manager, Greater Portland Council of Governments
Ben Pearson, Compliance Section Coordinator, City of Portland Water Resources Division
Tom Shyka, Product and Engagement Manager, Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems
Karen Wilson, Associate Research Professor, University of Southern Maine Department of Environmental Science and Policy (co-USM seat)

Management and Executive Committee Meetings, 2024

If you would like to attend any of these meetings, please contact us at: to receive an agenda and location for the meeting.

Management Committee 2024

All meetings are held from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in person (Locations to be determined).

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Wednesday, September 11, 2024
Wednesday, December 11, 2024

Executive Committee 2024

All meetings are held from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Executive Committee meetings are being held via Zoom until further notice.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Wednesday, August 14, 2024
Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Wednesday, November 13, 2024