After decades of effort, the voluntary, collaborative approach to restoring the health and vitality of the Chesapeake Bay— the largest estuary in the United States—has not worked and, in fact, is failing. A diverse group of 57 senior scientists and policymakers have joined forces to save the Bay. This is our plan.

Jeanne McCann

Jeanne McCann brings to the Hatcher Group a unique mix of more than 20 years experience in communications, journalism and public affairs. Jeanne most recently worked at Education Week, where she spent the past 13 years managing online strategy and operations. While at Education Week, she oversaw the transition of its website from a weekly to a daily publication, launched a daily e-newsletter, and established blogs as major news delivery channels. Jeanne also helped lead the newsroom in its embrace of Web 2.0 strategies.

Jeanne previously worked with the United Network for Organ Sharing helping to build public awareness of the need for organ donation. Prior to that, she worked with the Virginia Department of Mental Health, overseeing public awareness campaigns on teenage pregnancy prevention, and early intervention for infants and toddlers with disabilities.

Jeanne has a master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University, and a master’s in social work from Catholic University.

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