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Jamie Baxter, Program Director

Jamie serves as CBFN’s Program Director, applying his unique blend of experience to assist members in the development of effective and practical solutions to the vexing challenges facing the regional conservation community. 

Before joining CBFN, Jamie held leadership positions with Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Cahaba River Society and Maryland Department of Natural Resources.  His extensive experience leading development of youth, advocacy and public policy programs built a diverse skill set in effective non-profit management and a keen understanding of the natural, social and political systems key to the success of any conservation initiative.   Most recently, as Program Director with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, Jamie facilitated efforts among federal, state and local education agencies, grantees and funders to implement education reform designed to graduate environmental literate students and led CBFN’s highly successful [6 year, $4.8 Million] multi-faceted Capacity Building Initiative to help dozens of local watershed organizations increase their effectiveness to achieve clean water and heathy community goals.  This work reflects Jamie’s collaborative spirit and drive to engage the funding community to help craft strategies for community level impacts and systems level change.

Jamie is originally from the Philadelphia area, holds degrees in Economics and Environmental Science from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and serves or has served on boards of numerous grassroots and regional non-profit organizations.  He currently lives in Annapolis with his wife and two children who spend their free time on all outdoor pursuits, big and small. 



Megan Milliken, Administrative Assistant

Megan began working for the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network in the Spring of 2014. She has participated in the network since 2012 in her full-time role as program assistant at the Town Creek Foundation.  Megan graduated Magna Cum Laude with Departmental Honors from Washington College with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a concentration in Chesapeake Regional Studies.  


Diane Schrauth, Stormwater Work Group Consultant

Diane is principal of Schrauth Consulting LLC, a consulting practice with experience in urban water and sustainability issues. Diane currently coordinates the national Stormwater Funders’ Group for the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities and the regional Chesapeake Bay Funders Network’s Stormwater Work Group. In working with both funder affinity groups, she supports joint learning and collaborative work among funders interested in sustainable stormwater management and green infrastructure. Diane also provides consulting services to private foundations, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies in the areas of strategy development, issue research and analysis, and project management.

Diane worked for more than 15 years at the William Penn Foundation where she led the Foundation’s efforts to protect the Philadelphia region’s water resources, focusing on stormwater and green infrastructure issues and the impacts of natural gas development in particular. Diane has bachelor degrees from Vanderbilt University in Anthropology and Geology and a Masters in Regional Planning with a focus on environmental and land use planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She recently earned a certificate in Educating for Sustainability from the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education.