Contact CBF's Washington, D.C.
Federal Affairs Office

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
1615 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
phone: 202-544-2232 (CBF2)
fax: 202-544-2234

Denise Stranko, Interim Federal Executive Director and Legislative & Policy Manager. Denise develops strategies for advancing the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay through federal policy. She works with members of Congress, government agencies, environmental advocacy partners, and CBF staff to advance legislation and regulations to ensure the success of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint. She also coordinates efforts among the federal office, CBF’s state offices, and our litigation team on federal policy priorities. In addition, she works to raise voices in support of the Chesapeake Bay as part of the Making History Campaign. Denise can be reached at

Katie Morgan, Federal Outreach and Advocacy Manager. Katie leads CBF’s outreach work related to federal legislative and regulatory issues. She works to connect people—including CBF members, business leaders, conservation partners, and more—to the policies that shape the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. She also works with members of Congress to advance legislation to ensure the success of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint. Katie provides federal policy guidance to the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance and the Keystone 10 Million Trees partnership. If you’d like to learn more about how to get engaged with federal policy issues, please reach out:

Lisa Caruso, Washington, D.C. Media & Communications Coordinator. Lisa works with reporters based in Washington, D.C., to help advance CBF’s federal policy agenda through press releases, opinion articles, blog posts, and her contacts in the Washington media. She also coordinates with her counterparts in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia to inform journalists in those states about CBF federal policy initiatives that affect their communities. She provides messaging guidance and communications support to the Federal Office’s policy and advocacy managers. She encourages reporters to contact her at to learn more about how CBF is using federal legislation, regulations, and litigation to restore and protect the Bay.

David Tucker, D.C. Development Director.

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