Caitlin Sweeney, Director, manages overall program direction and SFEP staff. Caitlin joined the Estuary Partnership in 2011 as a Senior Environmental Planner and was promoted to Director in 2015. She developed the Partnership’s Watershed Program and has overseen various multi-partner collaborative projects on watershed management, wetland restoration, and climate adaptation and resiliency. In addition, Caitlin led the most recent revision of the Comprehensive Conservation and Development Plan, the collaborative blueprint for the future of the Estuary. Prior to coming to the Partnership she spent twelve years at the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, as a planner and ultimately as Chief Deputy Director. During her tenure, she developed enforceable policies on natural resources and sustainable development, including on wetland mitigation, public access and use of salt ponds. Caitlin has a B.A. in Biological and Environmental Studies from Mills College, and a Master’s in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington.
Contact Caitlin: (510) 622-2362 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Adrien Baudrimont, Environmental Planner, managed the San Francisco Creek Mouth Assessment Project, as well as the SFEP Small Grant Program before taking an active role in SFEP’s Clean Vessel Act Program. Before joining the Partnership, Adrien worked for several cities in Europe as a consultant in urban planning and sustainable development. After his arrival in California two years ago, he volunteered at the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission where he learned coastal policies and regulatory process along the Bay. Adrien has a Master in Geography and a Master in Urban Planning from the University of Paris Sorbonne.
Contact Adrien: (510) 622-2337 or email@example.com
Josh Bradt, Watershed Specialist & Project Manager, manages the San Pablo Avenue Green Stormwater Spine Project and supports the Partnership’s Watershed Program and regional green infrastructure efforts. Before joining the Partnership, Josh spearheaded the creation of a citywide Watershed Management Plan for the City of Berkeley. He has been the Executive Director and Restoration Director of the non-profit Urban Creeks Council. He has also worked as a Watershed Specialist for the Contra Costa Countywide Clean Water Program. Josh has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina.
Contact Josh: (510) 622-5048 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Darr, Senior Environmental Planner, joined SFEP in July 2016 to manage the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) grants that provide assistance to communities throughout the greater San Francisco Bay area for system upgrades for water quantity, quality and conservation, green infrastructure and resiliency measures pertinent to sea level rise, protection of watersheds and tidal habitats. Rebecca has a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and Water Conflict Mediation and Conservation Certificate from Oregon State University. Prior to SFEP, Rebecca spent 20 years working in public/private design and construction projects in New York City and Portland, Oregon that have included significant waterfront components along with environmental remediation and mitigation factors.
Contact Rebecca: (510) 622-2315 or email@example.com
Athena Honore, Grants and Contracts Manager, started with SFEP in 2008. Before transitioning into the contract manager role in 2015, she served as a project manager on projects including urban pesticides, PCBs in caulk, Supplemental Environmental Project oversight, Integrated Regional Water Management, and regional outreach campaigns to reduce household pesticide use. Before that, Athena managed pollution prevention campaigns at Save The Bay covering trash, pharmaceuticals, and beach water quality. She has also run political campaigns and edited technical books. She co-holds a patent in germanosiloxane polymer synthesis and has a B.A. in English from Reed College.
Contact Athena: (510) 622-2325 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Darcie Luce, Environmental Planner, oversees the implementation of water-focused actions in the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan and assists with management of IRWMP-related projects. In addition to her work with the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, Darcie is a Water Policy Specialist for Friends of the San Francisco Estuary. Before joining the Partnership and Friends, Darcie was Assistant Director of the California Land Stewardship Institute, managing creek and watershed restoration projects and a water quality certification program for farmers. Darcie has a master’s degree in applied anthropology with an environmental focus from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Contact Darcie (510) 622-2448 or email@example.com
Karen McDowell, Senior Environmental Specialist, leads aquatic invasive species issues, oversees the implementation of species and habitat focused actions in the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan, staffs the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, and coordinates the State of the Estuary Conference and the Bay-Delta Science Conference. She serves on regional, state, and federal invasive species task forces. Karen also managed the Clean Vessel Action Education Program (limiting the impacts of sewage discharge from recreational boats) for 10 years and was the technical adviser for California’s State Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan. She also coordinated a ballast water outreach program for California Sea Grant. Karen has a B.A. in Biology from U.C. Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in Marine Ecology from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Contact Karen: (510) 622-2398 or firstname.lastname@example.org
James Muller, Environmental Specialist, manages the Clean Vessel Act Boater Outreach and Education program, a host of EPA funded environmental projects, and writes grants for mercury remediation in the Guadalupe River Watershed. James also works to support the Bay Delta Science Conference and State of the Estuary Conference. James has a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Radford University and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco.
Contact James: (510) 622-2406 or email@example.com
Heidi Nutters, Environmental Planner leads the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan (CCMP) process and supports climate resiliency efforts. Prior to joining the Partnership, she managed the Coastal Training Program for the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. In her role there, she supported regional collaborative science, communication, training and strategic planning efforts. Heidi was previously a NOAA Coastal Management Fellow with the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. She received a B.A. in Cultural and Interdisciplinary Studies from Antioch College and a M.A. in Environmental Studies from Brown University.
Contact Heidi: (510) 622-2499 or Heidi.Nutters@sfestuary.org
Susan Glendening provides regulatory assistance to the Santa Clara Valley Water District by preparing Clean Water Act Section 401 permits, and reviewing and advising on plans and reports for the District’s flood control, stream maintenance, and watershed enhancement projects. Before joining the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, Susan worked as an aquatic biologist and environmental scientist in both the private and public sector for over 15 years. She has a B.S. in Biological Sciences from U.C. Davis and an M.S. in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco.
Contact Susan: (510) 622-2462 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Leslie Perry, Environmental Specialist at the S.F. Regional Water Quality Control Board, works under a contract funded by the Alameda County Flood Control &Water Conservation District. She reviews and issues permits for 401 Water Quality Certification on Alameda County projects. Leslie previously served as Data Manager for the SWAMP program at the Water Board. She has a B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon and an M.S. in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.
Contact Leslie: (510) 622-2312 or email@example.com