The Project's Coordinating Team

Who Is Involved?

The Stakeholder Network 

We have over 50 local and non-local partners involved in the Deal Island Peninsula Partnership (DIPP). Many of these individuals participate on behalf of local and regional organizations and government agencies (see below). Others participate as concerned residents, watermen/women, and community members. Together, our partners compose a diverse network that offers a wide range of expertise - both in experiential and scientific knowledge, experiences, perspectives, skills, and visions that importantly inform our work to enhance the resilience of the Deal Island Peninsula to social and environmental changes. The DIPP network is continually changing based on topics of interest and capacities, and we always welcome new participants. If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch

DIPP's Coordinating Team

DIPP is coordinated by representatives from the University of Maryland (UMD), Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD-DNR), and Maryland Sea Grant. These individuals help procure financial support for DIPP, distribute the monthly newsletter, and facilitate project activities. The team includes: ​

  • Elizabeth Van Dolah, UMD Deptment of Anthropology - Lead Coordinator

  • Michael Paolisso, UMD Department of Anthropology

  • Sasha Land, Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Coast Smart Program

  • Jenn Raulin, Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Monie Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve 

  • Jen Dindinger, Maryland Sea Grant Extensions

  • Brian Needelman, UMD Dept. of Environmental Science and Technology​

  • Christy Miller Hesed, UMD Deptment of Anthropology

Organizations and Agencies Represented on the DIPP Network
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