Map of the Mid-Atlantic Region

Representing the Five Coastal Mid-Atlantic States

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) Management Board consists of one senior coastal manager or policy advisor from each of the five coastal Mid-Atlantic states with the position of Management Board Chair rotating among the states biennially.

The Board leads MARCO’s efforts to address regional ocean priorities of climate change adaptation, marine habitats, renewable energy, and water quality and coordinates associated activities and develops organizational policies.

Board Members


Kimberly Cole

Delaware Coastal Programs

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Catherine McCall

Chesapeake and Coastal Service

Maryland Department of Natural Resources


Kevin Hassell

New Jersey Coastal Management Program

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection


Kisha Santiago-Martinez (Chair)

New York Ocean and Lakes Program

New York Department of State


Laura McKay

Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Page last updated: July 9, 2019