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

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Staff is currently working remotely.
phone: 202-544-2232 (CBF2)

Denise Stranko, Federal Executive Director. Denise oversees all aspects of the Federal Office and leads efforts to advocate for legislative and regulatory policies that are essential to the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and the implementation of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint. As an attorney, she also provides legal counsel on federal issues and is a liaison with other conservation organizations and represents CBF to the media and general public. Denise has been working on Bay issues for 20 years and brings that experience to her role as policy advisor to the Bay Advocacy Institute. Denise can be reached at dstranko@cbf.org.

David Tucker, Director of Development, Washington, D.C. David leads CBF’s major gift work in and around the District of Columbia. He helps connect supporters in the D.C. Metro Region with CBF’s programs that they’re most passionate about, enabling them to achieve their philanthropic goals. He also helps plan and coordinate CBF’s DC on the Half Shell event. Additionally, David serves as a liaison between the Federal Affairs office and the Development team. David can be reached at dtucker@cbf.org.

Keisha Sedlacek, Federal Legislative and Policy Attorney. Keisha works with the Federal Executive Director on the formulation of position statements on environmental legislation and regulations, and advocates on behalf of CBF to legislators, agencies, community decision-makers, and the general public. She also acts as a liaison between CBF’s environmental protection and restoration and litigation teams on Bay issues and advises staff on the development of programs to raise one million voices for Clean Water as part of the Making History Campaign. Keisha can be reached at ksedlacek@cbf.org.

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 lcaruso@cbf.org to learn more about how CBF is using federal legislation, regulations, and litigation to restore and protect the Bay.

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