Frank joined the MCBP as Executive Director after spending the past 26 years as a Program Manager and Division Director for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources. As a natural resources professional in watershed management, Frank has been involved in Estuary Programs in the mid-Atlantic region and also the Chesapeake Bay in recent years. His professional areas of interest include stormwater management and watershed restoration and financing. Frank is a graduate of the University of Delaware with his BS in Agricultural Sciences and his MS in Public Administration from Wilmington University.
Katherine Phillips joined MCBP in 2015 as our Programs Manager. She earned a B.S. in Biology from Salisbury University and a B.S. in Environmental Science with a concentration in Marine Sciences from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Previously, Katherine worked as a Coastal Stewards team leader, and interned with PacificEast Aquacutlure and Maryland Coastal Bays Program. Katherine's responsibilities include assisting the Science and Technical Coordinators, data analysis, mentoring college and high school interns, quality control and assurance, and assisting with ongoing scientific monitoring projects in the Coastal Bays watershed.
Sharon joined Maryland Coastal Bays Program as a part time Administrative Specialist in February 2016, bringing with her 38 years of business experience owning and operating Redwood Burl Woodworks and Signs in West Ocean City with her husband, Todd.
Since 2008, she has been an active Master Gardener and coordinator of the Berlin Branch Library Garden that she helped to start with other volunteers. All of the organic vegetables and herbs from the Community Demonstration Garden are donated to Diakonia. She also enjoys cooking, and Assateague Island beaches, family and friends.
Liz joined MCBP in January 2017 as Education Coordinator. A native of Berlin, MD, Liz left her hometown to obtain her BA in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College in FL and her MS in Environmental Studies with a concentration in environmental education and interpretation from UNC-Wilmington. Her previous experience includes working as a naturalist at an outdoor school in TX, as an ocean educator in the public school system in NC, and for the OC Beach Patrol for ten years where she coordinated the junior beach patrol program. Her responsibilities include producing educational materials for students, teachers, and residents of the coastal bays, delivering presentations and workshops, developing hands-on educational opportunities for the community, and coordinating activities with other local environmental organizations. In her free time she loves to play with her dogs, hike, swim in the ocean, crochet, and cook.