About EPA

Tinka Hyde, Director of the Great Lakes National Program Office

headshot of Tinka HydeGLNPO Director Tinka HydeBefore coming to GLNPO, Hyde was director of the U.S. EPA Region 5 Water Division. She also served as Director of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and was a manager in the Superfund Division in Region 5.

Hyde earned a bachelor's degree in geology from Lake Superior State College, and a master's degree in geology from the New Mexico State University.

 The program:

  • Monitors lake ecosystem indicators.
  • Manages and provides public access to Great Lakes data.
  • Helps communities address contaminated sediment in their harbors.
  • Supports local protection and restoration of important habitats.
  • Promotes pollution prevention through activities and projects such as the Canada-U.S. Binational Toxics Strategy.