Board of Directors
Roy McGrath, Director/CEO
Roy McGrath, Director/CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Maryland Environmental Service previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Larry Hogan, and as Senior Advisor to the Governor and Liaison to the Maryland Board of Public Works. He provided oversight for many State departments, agencies and Governor's offices, with a focus on business matters and public safety. He also served as a member of the Governor-elect’s Transition Team. Prior to his roles in the Hogan Administration, Mr. McGrath was Vice President of Business Development for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and served in the federal government, including on the staff of former Maryland Congressman Wayne T. Gilchrest. Mr. McGrath is a lifelong Marylander and a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. He holds a B.A. in Government & Politics and Economics and is an incoming member of the University’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Board of Visitors.
Appointed by Director with Maryland Governor approval:
John J. O'Neill, Jr., Deputy Director
John J. O’Neill, Jr., Deputy Director of Maryland Environmental Service, has served as Deputy Secretary and Assistant Secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety, Acting Superintendent of the Maryland State Police (1987) and Director of Planning and Research for the Maryland State Police. In 1991 he began work for Harford County Government, where he served as Director of Procurement, Warden of the County Detention Center and Harford County Director of Administration. Mr. O’Neill attended Loyola College in Baltimore and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 1968 and a Masters of Business Administration in 1975. He also holds a Masters of Advanced Technology in Information Systems from Villa Julie College.
Richard P. Streett, Jr., V.M.D., Secretary
Dr. Richard Streett serves as Secretary of the MES Board of Directors. Dr. Streett retired in 2011 from the Veterinary practice which he founded in 1971 at the Churchville, Greenbrier, and Swan Creek Veterinary Clinics. He is currently a partner in The Spenceola Group. Dr. Streett is Chairman of the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation Board, Past-Chairman of the Harford County Economic Development Advisory Board, Past Chairman of the Harford County Community College Board of Trustees, a member of the Executive Board of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association, a member of the House of Delegates of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a member of the Board of Directors of Greater Harford Committee, a member of the Maryland Agricultural Commission and Chairman of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.
Janet R. Irvin, Treasurer
Janet Irvin is Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for Maryland Environmental Service. Ms. Irvin formerly served as the Deputy Director, Office of Finance at the Maryland State Highway Administration. Prior to working at SHA, Ms. Irvin held a number of progressively more responsible positions with Howard County Government. She ended her career with the County as Chief, Bureau of Accounting and Financial Reporting. As such she was responsible for the County’s financial system, financial reporting, accounting activities, fixed assets, debt management, and investment activity. She is a certified Public Finance Officer, and serves on the Maryland GFOA Board of Directors.
Appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent to four-year terms:
William B. C. Addison, Jr.
William Addison, Jr. is Secretary of the Maryland Senate. A life-long resident of Prince George's County, he operates a farm in Upper Marlboro, MD. Mr. Addison is Member and former President of the Vansville Farmer's Club, the oldest continuing farm club in North America. Mr. Addison holds a B.A. from the University of South Carolina in International Relations and Political Science.
Kevin Hedge serves as one of the two members from the private sector in the State. Mr. Hedge is an entrepreneur, wetland scientist, environmental and regulatory consultant, and a project and team manager with 19 years of experience working on public utility and water quality improvement projects. Mr. Hedge received his Masters of Science in Environmental Management from the University of Maryland University College. Mr. Hedge is currently a Senior Environmental Scientist with Skelly and Loy, Inc. He is the former President of KEH Consulting, LLC., and former managing partner at Blue Wing Environmental Solutions and Technologies. Mr. Hedge is a COMAR Qualified Certified Forest Professional and Professional Wetland Scientist.
Leslie Jackson Jenkins, Esq.,CPM
Leslie Jackson Jenkins serves as Associate Director for the Prince George’s County Office of Central Services (“OCS”). Currently, she is the Manager the Contracts Administration and Procurement Division. Ms. Jenkins previously served as the Deputy Director of the Management Services Branch for the Prince George’s County’s Department of Environmental Resources. She began working for Prince George’s County government as an Associate County Attorney. Ms. Jenkins received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Jurist Doctor Degree from Howard University. In 1988 she was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar and Maryland Bar. Ms. Jenkins participated in Institute for Regional Excellence Program which was conducted by the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management and is a Certified Public Manager. She serves as a board member for the Maryland Environmental Service.
J.P. Smith, Jr.
John Parker Smith, Jr. serves as an Agricultural Preservation Specialist with Carroll County Government. Mr. Smith is a former dairy and crop farmer with over 20 years of experience managing Goodwill Farm in New Windsor, MD.
Joseph F. Snee, Jr., Esq.
Joseph Snee serves as one of the two members from the private sector in the State. He is a shareholder of Snee, Mahoney, Lutche & Helmlinger, P.A. and a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and the University of Maryland School of Law. Mr. Snee is a member of the Harford County Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, Inc. and the American Bar Association. Mr. Snee also serves on the Board of the Upper Chesapeake Foundation and the Presbyterian Home of Maryland, and as a member of the Al Cesky Scholarship Fund, Inc.