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Chesapeake Environmental Protection Association

Board of Trustees

 

CEPA‘s Board of Trustees consists of 14 members who are dedicated to influencing environmental policies that affect the Chesapeake Bay. CEPA’s role in education and public involvement requires experienced, knowledgeable, and committed individuals serving on the Board. Qualifications and experience are considered in the selection and nomination process. Also, since legal interpretation and opinion is a necessary to achieve our objectives, and since participation in legal action is a possible avenue, the Board normally includes at least one lawyer.

 

Biographies of Trustees

 

Gary Antonides

Gary was born in Pensacola, Florida, the son of a Navy pilot who moved often while Gary was growing up. Gary went to the Naval Academy, spent four years on sea duty and two as a math instructor at the Academy before becoming a civil servant, working at the Naval Ship R&D Center, dealing mostly with ship vibration. While employed there, he earned a masters degree in Engineering Mechanics from Catholic University. He then worked for a defense contractor, and finally as a consultant before he retired. His last major efforts before retiring were working for the Navy and Coast Guard writing a new set of vibration specifications for ships. Working with 4 different panels of the American National Standards Institute and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers he modified them as necessary to get them approved as industry standards.

Gary has been involved as a volunteer in a number of organizations and has held various offices in the community. The organizations include the Boy Scouts, his church, his community recreation center (swimming pool), in Herndon, VA, and, since moving to Edgewater in 1980, the Loch Haven Civic Association and the Annapolis Sail & Power Squadron as well as CEPA. He was involved in various environmental issues while on the Board of the Loch Haven Civic Association, including those associated with the building of the Mayo Peninsula wastewater system.

He became a Trustee of CEPA in 1998 and has served as President and Vice-President, and is still very involved with many of the issues CEPA is addressing. His primary roles with CEPA now are as treasurer and the editor of CEPA's newsletter.

His main avocation is boating, and, for him, boating means taking a trailerable, trawler type cruising boat to new (to him) rivers, lakes, and coastal areas and exploring those areas and the history associated with them. Various friends and family serve as crew. Past expeditions have included several Western U.S. sites (Columbia River, Pacific Northwest, Lake Powell) as well as Eastern waterways from Florida to Canada.


Richard Dunn

Rick got his B.A. cum laude from University of New Hampshire in 1966 (Distinguished Military Graduate), his J.D. from University of Maryland in 1969, and his LL.M. With Highest Honors from George Washington University in 1976.

From 1970 to 1979 he served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force in the United States and in Turkey. His awards include the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal. He was active in the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard until 1991.

From 1979 to 1980 he was in private practice with the Washington law firm of Sullivan and Beauregard. From 1980 to 1987 he served in several positions at NASA including Counsel to the Space Commercialization Task Force and Deputy Associate General Counsel.

In 1987 he was appointed as the first General Counsel of DARPA. He organized the office and provided a full range of legal services for the nation's foremost national security research and development agency. Mr. Dunn pioneered innovative techniques to support science and technology projects by championing the enactment of legislation that authorized DARPA to enter into cooperative relationships with commercial companies or "partnerships" of companies and other organizations. Other pioneering efforts involved obtaining authority to conduct prototype projects outside the normal contracting statutes and special authority to recruit and pay scientists and engineers without regard to Civil Service laws. Awards include the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive and the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service.

From 2000 to 2007 he was Visiting Scholar/Senior Fellow at the University of Maryland. This appointment was in the Department of Logistics, Business and Public Policy, R.H. Smith School of Business. Scholarly research was the primary emphasis of this position as well as teaching and related activities. Research included an eclectic mix of implementation of technology and historical national security studies.

Currently, as an independent consultant, Mr. Dunn provides advice and engages in research and analysis related to the deployment and implementation of technology in the military and civil sectors through partnering and other innovative means; he conducts research in national security operations, technology and their interactions; and, analyzes laws, policies and practices that impact the effective implementation of technology. Pro bono work includes appointment to several study groups of the National Academy of Science and Defense Science Board.

He has taught graduate and continuing education courses at the University of Maryland. He has provided formal testimony before the House Science Committee of Congress. He has been an Invited speaker at conferences of the National Academy of Sciences, National War College and American Bar Association, among other organizations.

Rick has lived near the South River for nearly 30 years and spent many summers of his youth and early adult years on the Eastern Shore's Choptank River. In law school he wrote an influential research paper on water resources conflicts in Dorchester County.

 

Lee Greenbaum

Leon Jack Greenbaum, Jr. was born in Baltimore in 1923. He got his BS from Loyola College and his MS from the University of Maryland. He also earned a PhD in physiology from the U. of Maryland's School of Medicine in 1962.

He had an unusual 30-year career with the Navy, serving during WWII and the Korean War as a Naval aviator. In 1963, he qualified as a Naval diver, and worked in diving and submarine research at the USN Experimental Diving Unit, and as Chief of Diving Research, Naval Medical Research Inst. He retired from the Navy in 1971 as a Captain.

He worked at the National Institutes of Health, where he was responsible for scientific review of grants in the areas of stroke, head and spinal cord injury, MS, and Parkinson's Disease. He is the author of about 30 scientific publications, co-authored two texts on diving and submarine medicine, and was editor of three texts on diving and undersea warfare.

He and his wife Betty live on Whitemarsh Creek off the Rhode River. He organized the Carr' Wharf Community Association and served as its first president. He was appointed to the Small Area Planning Committee for Edgewater/Mayo. He joined CEPA in 1999, and was served as President from 2005 to 2007.

He has been an avid sailor for many years. He organized and was Commodore of the Chesapeake Tartan 30 Association. He organized the Annapolis Naval Sailing Association and served as its first Commodore. He was Cruising One Design Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association.

 

Irene Hantman

Irene Hantman is independent counsel at Verdant Law in Washington DC.  She specializes in the domestic regulation of chemicals and has written extensively on these issues. Ms. Hantman advises clients on the practical implications of final and proposed state and federal legislation and regulations.  Her practice also includes enforcement defense.  Ms. Hantman joined Verdant after working at the USEPA’s Waste and Chemical Enforcement Division on TSCA and RCRA enforcement matters. 

Ms. Hantman also teaches a course on writing in practice at the University of Maryland School of Law.  The course focuses on helping students develop the ability to distill complex legal developments and regulatory issues.  She has also taught the course at EPA’s National Enforcement Training Institute.

Ms. Hantman lives in Annapolis Maryland where she has been involved in numerous civic efforts with the County Office of Planning and Zoning, Lower Western Shore Tributary Team, Lee Farms Conservancy governing board, and her neighborhood Community Association.  She received a Governor’s citation for her work on State Bay restoration efforts. 


Jerry Hill

Jerry was born in Washington and resided in Bethesda, Maryland through high school. He went to American University in Washington for a bachelor's degree in Business and then went on to the University of Maryland for a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He later went back to College Park for a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He has worked in the field of ship design and navy ship survivability for most of his engineering career. He is currently employed by Alion Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia (formerly John J. McMullen Associates, Inc.), a firm of naval architects and marine engineers. He is responsible for a group that designs the structures of ship hulls to meet operational strength requirements. He also oversees a second group that provides aircraft carrier design and maintenance services to the U.S. Navy. Earlier in his career he worked in test and diagnosis of ship structures, propulsion systems, and machinery.

Jerry's affiliation with CEPA goes back to his parents. After moving to the area from Bethesda in 1971, his father, James Hill, joined the CEPA board as a Trustee. Jerry's mother, Nancy, served as recording secretary for many years. Jerry joined in 1994, and over the years has been active in a number of committees including serving as Chairman of the Planning Committee for the past several years.

Jerry is an active pilot and shares ownership of a single engine airplane based at Lee airport in Edgewater. He knows no better way to conceptualize and appreciate the Chesapeake Bay watershed than to fly over it in a small plane. He has flown the West/Rhode Riverkeeper over the watershed several times to check on reports of violations. Jerry and his wife, Ava, use the plane on vacations, both short and long. They have made trips to New York, New England, Canada and Florida.

Jerry and Ava live on Lerch Creek in Galesville, where they keep a boat and a canoe for experiencing the beauties of the Bay from sea level as well as from above.

 

Anson Hines

Dr. Anson "Tuck" Hines is the Director of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), located on the Chesapeake Bay in Edgewater, MD. He previously served as SERC's Assistant Director for 17 years and as Marine Ecologist and Principal Investigator of the Fish & Invertebrate Ecology Laboratory for 27 years. He is a Co-Principal Investigator in the SERC Invasions Biology Program, the nation's largest and most comprehensive research program on invasive species in marine ecosystems. His responsibilities at SERC include oversight and leadership of research, professional training and public education programs in global change, landscape ecology, ecosystems in coastal regions, and population & community ecology.

Dr. Hines has a B.A. degree in Zoology from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the Univ. of California at Berkeley. He has conducted research on coastal ecosystems in the Chesapeake Bay, Florida, California, Alaska, Belize, Japan, and New Zealand. Dr. Hines has been project leader on a diverse array of research programs, such as: effects of thermal discharges of coastal power plants; sea otters and kelp forest ecology; long-term ecological change in Chesapeake Bay; marine food web dynamics; predator-prey interactions; impacts of fisheries, aquaculture and fishery restoration; crustacean life histories; and biological invasions of coastal ecosystems. He has studied the biology of crabs around the world and is an expert on blue crabs, and he serves as a member of the Bi-State Blue Crab Technical Advisory Committee for Chesapeake Bay.

Dr. Hines has published more than 130 articles in technical journals and books, and is the recipient of more than 100 research grant and contract awards. He has advanced SERC's land conservation program, which encompasses nearly 3,000 acres of the Rhode River watershed and shoreline. He promoted establishment of the Smithsonian Marine Science Network for comparative studies of coastal ecosystems at the Institution's four long-term research facilities along the Western Atlantic. He serves as Chair of the Smithsonian Diving Control Board, which oversees the safety of the nation's largest scientific diving program.

He is Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland College Park. He has served as major advisor for 18 Post-doctoral fellows, 12 Ph.D. students and 9 M.S. students, and as mentor for more than 110 undergraduate Interns.

Dr. Hines lives in Severna Park with his wife Linda, who has worked as a Labor and Delivery nurse for 35 years. They have 2 grown children and two grand-children. They enjoy sailing their Ericson 32 sloop on the Bay.


Sally Hornor

Sally's love of coastal ecosystems was no doubt inspired by the summers she spent growing up on Cape Cod. She majored in Biology at Goucher College (Towson MD) and spent college summers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. in Woods Hole. She then went on to earn an MS in Microbiology and a Ph.D. in Ecology, both at the Univ. of Connecticut. She has since worked as an aquatic microbial ecologist in such diverse ecosystems as sewage sludge, bog lakes, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

After a post-doc fellowship at SUNY Syracuse, Sally joined the faculty at Virginia Tech where she taught for six years. Sally and her husband, Tom Caperna, moved to Arnold MD in 1984 when Tom accepted a research scientist position at USDA in Beltsville. While raising two children, Sally taught part-time at Anne Arundel Community College and then joined the faculty full time in 1993, teaching primarily ecology and microbiology. For the past 25 years, Sally has been the scientific director of Operation Clearwater, a program started 40 years ago by the Severn River Association to monitor the bacterial water quality of bathing beaches and marinas during the swimming season. She expanded this program in partnership with the Magothy River Association, the South River Federation, the West and Rhode Riverkeeper and the Advocates for Herring Bay so that bacterial water quality monitoring of all of the major tributaries in Anne Arundel County are included. She has also worked with the Severn River Association and the Magothy River Association to restore historic oyster bars and to encourage citizen science projects in water quality monitoring and monitoring of submerged aquatic vegetation. Sally is also on the board of the Severn River Commission and the Magothy River land Trust.

Childhood summers on Cape Cod also led to a love of boating, especially sailing and kayaking. Sally and her husband get out on the water as much as possible in the summer and enjoy cross country skiing in the winter. They enjoy traveling to visit wetlands and other diverse ecosystems as time permits. Their grown children now live in Baltimore and Virginia.


Bill Klepczynski

Dr. William J. Klepczynski became a CEPA Trustee in 2004 and has been instrumental in establishing CEPA's website and in organizing our mailing list. He is serving on the PST Landfill Committee and the Groundwater Committee.

He is an astronomer, having received a Ph.D in Astronomy from Yale University in 1968, an M.A. from Georgetown University in 1964, and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1961.

Bill was formerly head of the Time Service Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory before he retired. There, he managed the USNO Master Clock, timing operations for the Global Positioning System (GPS), and time distribution systems that utilize communications satellites or other navigation systems for high precision synchronization of globally spaced timing centers. While at the USNO, he was involved with minimizing "light pollution" from nearby lights, a form of pollution not yet of much interest to CEPA and the environmental community.

He has been a member of the Institute of Navigation (ION) since 1963, served as Editor of the Journal of the ION, NAVIGATION from 1971 to 1978 and was President from 1987 to 1988. He was elected a Fellow of the ION in 2000.

He was an Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow (2005-2006) sponsored by the Institute of Navigation, and was assigned to the Space and Advanced Technology Office of the U.S. State Department. Prior to this he provided consultation for the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) architecture and systems design for GPS and analysis of the timing of the WAAS network. He is also Chairperson of the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (International Bureau of Weights and Measures) Consultative Committee on Time and Frequency Working Group on two way satellite time and frequency transfer.

He currently lives in Arnold with his wife, Gloria, and spends part of each summer near Portland, Oregon, where their son and his family live. He is also a member of the Annapolis Sail & Power Squadron and teaches public boating courses.


Lloyd Lewis

Lloyd has been heavily involved in environmental issues and has worked with numerous volunteer organizations for many years. His knowledge and experience has benefited CEPA since he became a Trustee in 1999.

His formal education was in Engineering Physics at U.C. Berkeley (B.S.), Physical Oceanograpy at MIT (M.S.), and Ocean Engineering at U. of Rhode Is. (Ph.D.) He worked for the federal Government, including Department of Energy for 30 years, and also spent 10 years with industry as Oceanographer/Ocean Engineer, before retiring in 1995.

He has received many awards for his volunteer activities, including:

  • Anne Arundel County Volunteer of the Year, 1996
  • Maryland's "Most Beautiful People" Governor's Citation, 1996
  • Anne Arundel County Utilities Citizen Volunteer of the Year, 1987
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Oyster Restoration Volunteer of the Year, 2004
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Maryland Bay Saver of the Year, 2006

The last award recognizes his contributions to the CBF oyster restoration program. The captain of the CBF oyster restoration vessel Patricia Campbell says that he is an invaluable part of the oyster program. Lloyd especially enjoys this work since it is outside, and many of his other interests, such as gardening and crabbing, are also outside activities.

He has served on the following Anne Arundel County Advisory Committees:

  • Edgewater/Mayo Water and Wastewater (Chair)
  • Mayo Wastewater Reclamation Subsystem (Chair)
  • Beverly-Triton Beach Park Management Plan

In addition to serving as a Trustee (currently as Secretary) of CEPA, he also works with the South River Federation and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on Oyster Replenishment, and was active in planning the Patuxent Greenways.
He is a member of the Southern Maryland Chapter, National Audubon Society; Maryland Ornithological Society; Anne Arundel Bird Club; Nature Conservancy; National Resources Defense Fund; and the National Wildlife Federation.

In addition to his environmental interests, he has served in many other community service positions:

  • Friends of Arundel Seniors (currently President)
  • Commodore Mayo Kiwanis (Chairman of Community Services)
  • Marine Technology Society - Anne Arundel County Science Fair Judge
  • Mayo Peninsula Action Council
  • South County Community Garden (Manager)

He resides in Cloverlea on the Rhode River and somehow has time to get involved in sailboat racing.


Mike Lofton

Mike brings to CEPA a wealth of experience in environmental and local governmental matters. He is immediate Past President of the Harwood Civic Association. He was a member of the AA County Spending Affordability Committee, serving as Chairman in 2005. He is also a volunteer for the Rhode & West-River Keeper.

Previously, he was a Board Member of a number of organizations: Leadership Anne Arundel, where he was awarded their Community Trustee Award; United Way; Londontown Foundation, where he was Interim Executive Director; Junior Achievement, Scholarships for Scholars; and University of Maryland-Maryland Industrial Partnerships.

He has also served on numerous committees including the General Development Plan Steering Committee, School Maintenance & Renovation Taskforce, Taskforce on Year-Round Schools, Bob Neall Transition Team (Annapolis), and the Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, where he is in their Hall of Fame.

He was Founding CEO of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Economic & Employment Development, and Executive Director of the Maryland Economic Development Association.

He received a B.A. in Economics from Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. He attended the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. He is certified as an Economic Developer, CEcD, by the International Economic Development Association.

He and his wife, Sherrie have lived in Harwood since the early 1970s. They raised two "wonderful" children, Daniel and Amanda. Sherrie is a regular substitute teacher in all the South County elementary schools. They are both devoted animal lovers with a current population of two dogs and one cat. Mike spends as much time on the water as possible, usually fishing on his Parker 21 center console. He also manages a few trips each year to fish and camp in the Everglades.

 

Rich Romer

Having grown up by the side of San Francisco Bay in Burlingame, California, it is only natural that Rich Romer would settle where he could see water. For the past 16 years, he has lived in the northern Calvert County municipality of North Beach, immediately south of the Anne Arundel County line and is a committed advocate for the Chesapeake Bay.

After graduating from Stanford University, Rich entered the U.S. Air Force for a 25 year career retiring in 1987 as a Colonel. During that period, he served four overseas assignments in the Pacific, including a combat tour in Vietnam, and acquired a Master's Degree in Logistics Management. After his Air Force retirement, Rich spent another 10 years as a Defense consultant which included a two year contract to work in China.

Since fully retiring in 1995, Rich has remained active, reinventing himself in a variety of areas. He is the Contributing Editor of a weekly paper, The VOICE of Southern Maryland, which covers Calvert and Southern Anne Arundel Counties, where he reports on county and municipal government, local politics, human interest, and general news. He appears regularly on the Cambridge, MD radio station WCEM (1240AM) during their daily afternoon show, New School.

In 2006, Rich and one of his neighbors formed the North Beach Publishing Company, LLP. They have written and published the World War II memoirs of two local veterans--Radioman for the Artillery, which recounts Larry Hatch's 33 months of combat in Italy and Three Brothers of the Greatest Generation, Ed Finch's story of his experiences and those of his two older brothers in the U.S. Navy aboard destroyers in both the Atlantic and the Pacific. The books go on to describe who these veterans became after, and because of, the War.

An active boater all his life, Rich served as Commander of the 300 member Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron, the local unit of the United States Power Squadrons. He currently owns and operates a 30 foot Wellcraft Express Cruiser which is berthed in Chesapeake Beach. He has been an active oyster farmer and helped bring attention to Dominion Energy's creation of an artificial oyster reef in the Gooses area of the Bay west of the Little Choptank River.

Rich joined the CEPA Board of Trustees in 2005. He serves as a member of the Planning Committee and, chaired the Committee which developed an updated set of By-Laws for the organization. Rich has organized and chaired CEPA's public forums in recent years.



Al Tucker

Al, a physicist and engineer by training and a naturalist at heart, has lived in Maryland for over 40 years. He has a strong commitment to the preservation of farms and open space. Currently, he has returned to operating a 147-acre farm, raising hay for horses, while devoting time to CEPA and the Friends of Jug Bay. He originally heard the call to action 36 years ago over the proposed commercial development of Jug Bay. Through concerted community outreach, political advocacy and legal efforts, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary was established in 1985.

Al studied physics at University of Massachusetts, engineering mechanics at Penn State and received his doctorate from Catholic University in structural acoustics. His entire career was with the US Navy with assignments to the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Defense Research Projects Agency. First he performed research on submarine quieting at David Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center. Then, at the Office of Naval Research, he was a Program Officer and Division Director of Ship Research, where he was responsible for basic and applied research as well as major technology development. In addition, Al has led high-level international cooperative research programs and delegations for the Secretary of Defense and other government agencies.

One particular assignment Al enjoyed was working with Al Gore on the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles, which led to the development of hybrid car technology.

Al continues his professional interests as a member of the Institute for Electrical & Electronic Engineers, where he is a member of several committees that establish engineering standards for electric power systems. He is also a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers and the Sigma Xi Research Society.

His return to farming, coupled with his professional experience, made him aware of the critical need to understand the complex interrelationship of nutrients, soil erosion and run-off. Hence, he chose to raise perennial grass crops that build soil and are extremely effective for controlling nitrogen, while preserving large open areas for wildlife. Al's technical and professional career as a program manger and administrator brings CEPA valuable expertise to help deal with the myriad of environmental issues facing Maryland and the Bay.

 


Joan Turek

Dr. Joan Turek joined the Board of Trustees in 2012. She has been very involved in community activities for many years, and is a valuable addition to the Board.

She was born in California, the daughter of a Naval Officer specializing in special weapons, and lived all over the U.S. while growing up.She went to 15 schools before going to college. She graduated from high school in Clarksville, Tennessee.  She earned her BA from the University of Connecticut with Distinctions (1960), and her Masters (1962) and PhD in Economics (1968) from Yale.

She has been employed in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) since 1971 and in her current position as Senior Economist in the Office of Science and Data Policy since 2004. For over 25 years, she managed ASPE's technical support operation which provided a full range of services including scientific programming, computer and graphics support, centralized access to information through the Policy Information Center and statistical policy coordination.

Since 1976, Dr Turek has been responsible for managing the Transfer Income Model (TRIM) a key tool in ASPE’s analytic capacity which is used in providing policy advice to the Administration, the Secretary and other senior governmental officials on alternatives to existing tax, income transfer and health programs. She was the primary contact for the Federal Poverty Guidelines issued by HHS for much of that time. Throughout her career, she has directed and conducted applied quantitative research, both in governmental and private organizations.

Dr. Turek is past chair of the American Statistical Association's Committee on Statistics and Disability. She was President of the Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association in 1994 and 1995 and also served in many other positions within the organization.

Dr. Turek is also very active in her local community. She is on the Board of Owensville Primary Care, a Community Health Center, and was a member of Anne Arundel County’s Planning Advisory Board (PAB) for 7 years. In addition, Dr Turek was a member the South County Small Area Planning Committee (1999-2000). She was Secretary of the South County Coalition from 1995 to 2000. She was a founder of the Harwood Civic Association and past president.She is currently on the Board of South County Exchange which grew out of the International Exchange (1998). Dr. Turek was a board member of the Sierra Club AA Chapter from 2007 to 2008 and received their award for community service in 2008.She resigned from many of her activities in order to serve on the PAB and rejoined their Board this year.

She has lived in Harwood for over 30 years at Oakwood, which was the main house of a tobacco plantation. It was built by Sprigg Harwood who was a Maryland State Senator, State Treasurer and one of the two leaders of the movement to get Maryland to secede from the union. Oakwood is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Joan's hobbies include bridge, gardening, needlework and painting. However, she says her main hobby is working on local land use issues.


This page was last updated 07/18/2016.

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