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 healthy 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 part-time for the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network in the Spring of 2014; supporting the day-to-day functions of the Network and organizing in-person and virtual programs for network members. She is a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program and has served in leadership roles for the D.C. Chapter of the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy; Washington Regional Food Funders; and the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers.
Megan is from Maryland and graduated from Washington College with a degree in Environmental Studies and 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.