Meet our Staff

Tom Harten

Tom has been with CHESPAX since 1992. Tom has an interest in the natural environments of the Bay and the Patuxent River and has incorporated many of the environmental monitoring projects that have taken place at CHESPAX over the past several years.

Linda Subda

Linda has been on staff at CHESPAX since 1991. Linda has developed most of the borrowing boxes that are sent out to schools as a teaching resource for classroom environmental study. Linda works closely with the high school Envirothon program, coordinating the local competition and serving in a leadership role at the state level. Linda also has developed our in-school kindergarten program which has been well received by teachers and students.

Angela Popernack
CHESPAX Instructional Assistant

Stephanie Patterson
CHESPAX Secretary

Stephanie comes to us with ten years of volunteer experience with CCPS in her daughters’ schools including various leadership roles with the Windy Hill Middle School PTSA and Beach Elementary School PTA. Stephanie is also a co-advisor for the WHMS Girls Club, an after-school program specializing in the emotional and physical well-being of middle school girls. She worked as a substitute teacher and as an instructional assistant at Northern High School. Stephanie enjoyed attending CHESPAX field trips with her kids and she now gets to enjoy the planning and implementation as secretary. This unique position will take Stephanie to visit with our many program partners and to provide support for all of our CHESPAX programs.

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