Martha Maxwell-Doyle

Programs Director

Martha Maxwell-Doyle is PDE’s Programs Director. In this role, she works with the science and engagement teams by managing Delaware Estuary Program projects that have received funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

Over more than 30 years, Maxwell-Doyle’s career has spanned numerous aspects of environmental protection, resource management, and climate risk mitigation. More recently, she held leadership roles in two National Estuary Programs — PDE and the Barnegat Bay Partnership and returned to PDE this year. Maxwell-Doyle has more than 25 years of emergency risk management and hazard mitigation experience. This background allows her to integrate applied climate science with local and regional resiliency.

Maxwell-Doyle has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning and Resource Management from Rutgers University’s Cook College and has a certificate in Urban and Regional Planning from Rutgers. She is a New Jersey state-certified Hazardous Materials Response Specialist and a Level 5 On-Scene Incident Commander. She has worked extensively with federal, state, and local agencies, congressional and state representatives, and private sector partners on complicated environmental science, policy, and resource management matters. She serves in leadership roles on various regional and statewide groups and councils, including the New Jersey Tidelands Resource Council, Rutgers Climate Alliance, and New Jersey Coastal Resiliency Collaborative.

Maxwell-Doyle is a lifelong south Jersey resident living on the Mullica River with her chocolate lab, Bear. She is passionate about water sports, snow skiing, bike riding, photography, and traveling.

To contact Martha Maxwell-Doyle, please call (302) 655-4990, extension 127, or email