DoD Leading by Example
The Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership (Partnership) was formed in 1983 with a commitment to reverse the negative impacts of development within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. In 1984, DoD became one of the first federal departments to formally join the watershed restoration effort. Since the Chesapeake Bay total maximum daily load (TMDL) was established in 2010, the DoD Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) has directed the exchange of information between DoD and the Partnership on Chesapeake Bay-related policy and provided leadership among federal agencies located within the Bay as the co-chair of the Partnership’s Federal Facilities Work Group (FFWG). DoD continues to demonstrate leadership toward the common goal of a cleaner Bay, while fulfilling our primary mission to provide the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States. The DoD is a leader through our efforts to Integrate, Engage, and Partner.
Chesapeake Bay Program Staff
Sharon L. Baumann
Director, Regional Environmental Coordination Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic
Ms. Baumann began serving as Director, Regional Environmental Coordination (REC) for NAVFAC MIDLANT in May 2017. In this capacity, she is responsible for managing the REC program on behalf of the Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic as DoD REC for EPA Regions I & III and as Navy REC for Regions II & V. Prior to joining the REC team, Ms. Baumann has held various positions within the NAVFAC MIDLANT organization to include Director of Environmental Assessments Branch, DoD Chesapeake Bay Program State Coordinator, and Installation Environmental Program Director for Naval Station Norfolk. Additionally, she was a media manager in the Water, Pollution Prevention, Emergency Planning & Community Right to Know Act and Pesticide management programs. She also served as an Environmental Chemist. Ms. Baumann has been working in the environmental field for 24 years. Ms. Baumann received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Old Dominion University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in December 1992. Ms. Baumann resides in Virginia Beach with her husband, ETCS(SW/AW) Frank Baumann, RET. They have one son, who recently commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force.
DoD/Navy Chesapeake Bay Program Coordinator
Sarah Diebel is native to the Chesapeake Bay and grew up swimming, fishing and recreating throughout the coastal waters of Virginia on the James and York Rivers. Ms. Diebel graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA with a master’s degree in Geology and Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Science. Sarah currently serves as the DoD/Navy Chesapeake Bay Program Coordinator and is a current member of the Water Quality Goal Implementation Team, Co-Chair of the Federal Facilities Workgroup, and DoD representative on the Chesapeake Bay Program Management Board. As a former water program manager, Ms. Diebel has stormwater, wastewater and drinking water compliance expertise.
Kevin R. Du Bois, PWS, PWD, CFM
DoD Chesapeake Bay Program Coordinator
Mr. Du Bois received a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Marine Science from Southampton College, Long Island University, and a master’s degree in Marine Environmental Research from the SUNY Stony Brook School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Mr. Du Bois has over 32 years of professional experience in wetland regulation at the state and local level, public access development and open space preservation, endangered and threatened species protection, recycling and litter prevention, and NEPA CATEX program administration. Mr. Du Bois currently serves the Navy as a DoD Chesapeake Bay Program Coordinator with specialized expertise in living shorelines and tidal wetland restoration and community engagement, education, and outreach. In his personal time, Mr. Du Bois volunteers locally with Lynnhaven River Now, the Lafayette Wetland Partnership, and Chesapeake Bay Foundation, as well as working to restore natural resources on his own property in the Lynnhaven River watershed.
DoD/Navy Chesapeake Bay Outreach Coordinator and as the DoD/Navy Regional Environmental Coordinator’s (REC) Senior Compliance Manager
Trevor Manning was born and raised in Hampton Roads surrounded by the James River and Chesapeake Bay. Mr. Manning received a Bachelor of Science degree in Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Mr. Manning currently serves as the DoD/Navy Chesapeake Bay Outreach Coordinator and as the DoD/Navy Regional Environmental Coordinator’s (REC) Senior Compliance Manager. Mr. Manning’s previous experience includes compliance manager/consultant in private industry, Navy Environmental Management System (EMS) Program Manager, Environmental Director at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown. Navy Environmental Resources & Assessments Product Line Leader in Naples, Italy.
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