Debbie Mans joined the Department of Environmental Protection in 2018 after having served for 10 years as baykeeper and executive director for NY/NJ Baykeeper. Prior to joining Baykeeper, she served as environmental and energy policy advisor to then-Governor Jon S. Corzine, assisting in the development of a state Energy Master Plan, charting clean energy plans through 2020. She also served as the governor’s appointee to the State Planning Commission as the Smart Growth Ombudsman. Prior to that, she served for four years as Baykeeper’s policy director and for two years as a policy and outreach specialist with the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association. Deputy Commissioner Mans is the former chairwoman of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and a current member of her Borough Council.