Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Members

NOAA has selected the following people to serve on the Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. Council members will provide advice and recommendations to NOAA regarding the sanctuary management plan and will act as liaisons to community and constituent groups.

Council members include:

Maritime Archaeology and History

Jay Haigler

William Utley - Alternate

Maritime Archaeology and History


Margo Jackson - Alternate

Cultural Heritage

Lucille Walker

Sharee Williamson - Alternate


Nicholas Kuttner

Chad Tokowicz - Alternate


John Stefancik

Sara Ramotnik - Alternate

Recreational Fishing

Eric Packard

Taylor Schmitz - Alternate

Business and Economic Development

Alan Miller

George Anas, II - Alternate

Business and Economic Development

Daniel Hamilton

Bonnie Grady - Alternate

Tourism and Marketing

Joanne Roland

Ruth Toomey – Alternate


Maggie Ostdahl

Susan Gerbasi - Alternate


Eileen Abel

Lolita Kiorpes - Alternate

Research, Science and Technology

Felix "Lee" De Cola

Maureen Hayes - Alternate

Commercial Fishing

Francis "Bill" Kilinski

Dennis Fleming - Alternate


Savana Saunders

Anne Stark - Alternate


Deanna Wheeler

Paco Blake - Alternate

Non-Voting Government Seats:

NOAA/Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary

Paul "Sammy" Orlando

Jean Prevo

Maryland Department of Planning       

Dr. Susan Langley

Elizabeth Hughes – Alternate

MD Department of Natural Resources

Nita Settina

Kelly Collins - Alternate

Charles County Maryland           

Eileen Minnick

Mark Belton - Alternate

DoD/Naval Support Activity South Potomac

Jeffrey Bossart

Jeron Hayes - Alternate

US Coast Guard

LT Silvia Sigler

MSTC Alex Olbert – Alternate

State of Virginia

 Paul Anderson

Elizabeth Moore – Alternate

Piscataway Conoy Tribe

Mario Harley

Mel Proctor – Alternate

Piscataway Indian Nation



Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia

David Carpenter