Patty Allen, Executive Assistant 

Patty has over 25 years of Administration/Human Resources experience. During that time, Patty served as Employee Policy Coordinator and Human Resource Director for several companies. She specializes in employment law, employee policy, compensation and performance management design and administration. As a resident of Annapolis, Patty has always supported efforts for the conservation of the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding areas.

Working for the Conservancy gives her the chance to take these efforts a step further and to help educate people about challenges facing our environment.


Colleen Whitlock, Director of Administration

Colleen’s diverse experiences as a deckhand on a replica 18th century Schooner, a customer service agent at a Fortune 500 company, a classroom educator, a costumed holiday tour guide, and a mother have all helped prepare her to be the Director of Administration at the Chesapeake Conservancy.  In this position, Colleen is responsible for the financial management of the organization as well as human resources, federal contracting, and general office administration.  She holds a B.A. in History from Washington College and an M.A.T. in Elementary Education from East Tennessee State University.  She recently spent a week at Duke University earning her Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership.  In her spare time, of which there is very little, Colleen enjoys visiting local parks and museums with her husband and young daughter.