Chesapeake Conservancy Welcomes Dr. Kandis Boyd to the Chesapeake Bay Program

Dr. Boyd’s previous leadership and role with the National Science Foundation will be vital to the Chesapeake Bay watershed restoration effort.

Annapolis, MD. – On June 2, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appointed Dr. Kandis Boyd as the new Director of the Chesapeake Bay Program. Chesapeake Conservancy congratulates Dr. Boyd on her appointment and stands ready to support her leadership of the program.

Chesapeake Conservancy is a proud partner of the Chesapeake Bay Program and works closely with the Bay Program and other partners to provide data and tools that advance and accelerate progress toward achieving conservation and restoration goals.

“On behalf of Chesapeake Conservancy, I would like to extend our congratulations to Dr. Boyd for her recent appointment as the Director of the Chesapeake Bay Program,” said Chesapeake Conservancy President and CEO Joel Dunn.

“Dr. Boyd’s academic and professional achievements in meteorology and federal programmatic leadership are extremely impressive. But equally impressive are Dr. Boyd’s strong track record of mentorship as well as her agency-wide leadership of initiatives to improve diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility at the National Science Foundation.

“The incorporation of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in our work to conserve and restore the Bay is paramount to the long-term success of the Chesapeake Bay watershed restoration effort. Chesapeake Conservancy looks forward to working with Dr. Boyd in our shared effort to create a Chesapeake Bay that is healthy, safe and accessible to all.”