2021 NJ Site Remediation Virtual Conference Instructors


 

Candace Baker, LSRP - Langan

Instructor for: Remediation Standards: Proposed Rules and Amendments

Ms. Baker has 25 years of experience in the environmental field, particularly with environmental  remediation projects. Her experience has included management of environmental investigations for  various media and design, selection, and implementation of remedial actions. Ms. Baker is an LSRP with extensive knowledge of New Jersey regulations. She has prepared and certified numerous submittals to the NJDEP including RAOs, Preliminary Assessments, Site Investigation Reports,    Remedial Investigation Reports, Remedial Action Work Plans and Remedial Action Reports. Ms Baker is active with various industry and stakeholder groups and takes a proactive role in advocating for her clients and the LSRP profession. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Licensed  Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA), where she is also vice-chair of the Communications Committee and a member of the Risk Management and Loss  Prevention  Committee. Ms. Baker is also a member of the NJDEP RAO Guidance Stakeholder Group, which is working to update NJDEP’s RAO Technical Guidance document.

 

Caryn Barnes, LSRP - Langan

Instructor for: PFAS 202 and Remediation Standards: Proposed Rules and Amendments

Ms. Barnes  has  30  years  of  experience  in  all  aspects  of  environmental investigations, feasibility testing, NAPL, soil and groundwater remediation, soil vapor investigations and site closure. Caryn has worked extensively in New Jersey, on both New Jersey and USEPA-led projects. Her extensive knowledge  of  the  regulations,  coupled  with  her  strong  technical  skills, enables   her   to   be   an   effective   client   advocate,   determining   and implementing  cost-effective  environmental  remedies  that  are  protective  of human health and the environment.  Caryn is the Project Coordinator for a multiple-party  Superfund  site  in  New  Jersey,  and  is  addressing  issues associated  with  emerging  contaminants,  including  1,4-dioxane  and  Per- and  Poly  Fluoroalkyl  Substances  (PFAS).  Ms.  Barnes  has  worked  with Fortune  500  Companies  developing  environmental  portfolios  of  greater than    100    projects,    managing    regulatory,    technical,    and    financial responsibilities.   As  an  LSRP,  Caryn  has  certified  numerous  Response Action  Outcomes  (RAOs)  and  has  prepared  dozens  of  LSRP  submittals.  Caryn  has  been  the  LSRP  of  record  for  more  than  20  projects.   She  is President emeritus of the LSRP Association, a professional organization of over 1000 members.

 

Richard Britton, P.G., LSRP - Matrix New World Engineering

Instructor for: Chlorinated Solvent Site Investigation and Implementation of In-Situ Remediation

With more than 30 years of experience in the environmental engineering field, Rich is an authority on the investigation and remediation of complex geological environments.  Along with pioneering author, Dr. Andrew Michalski, Rich has contributed to several publications championing the leaky multi-unit aquifer system (LMAS) as the most appropriate model to conceptualize ground water flow  in  fractured  sedimentary  bedrock.  His work  led  the  NJDEP  to  adopt  the  LMAS  model  in  their April 2012 Ground Water Technical Guidance. A Registered Professional Geologist in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Tennessee; and certified  New  Jersey  Licensed  Site  Remediation  Professional  (LSRP),  Rich  was  a  valued  contributor to the NJDEP’s Technical Guidance for Preparation and Submission of a Conceptual Site Model document and Field Sampling Procedures Manual.
 

Eliot Cooper - Cascade Remediation Services

Instructor for: Chlorinated Solvent Site Investigation and Implementation of In-Situ Remediation

Eliot Cooper’s environmental remediation career spans over 30 years, and specializes in injected remedy delivery, remediation design support, characterization of VOCs and tackling complex sites by combining multiple remediation technologies. Eliot previously served eight years at the Environmental Protection Agency in both air pollution and hazardous waste management programs, 10 years with Amoco Oil's thermal combustion group, and 18 years at Vironex and Cascade providing in situ remediation field services. Eliot now leads Cascade's in situ remediation solutions team to evaluate available technologies to meet client goals, provide advanced delivery techniques, and ensure high resolution site characterization results in actionable solutions. Eliot Cooper was appointed Vice President of Technology and Business Development in 2019.
 

Denis Crayon, Experience Safety Institute

Instructor for: Practical Site Characterization for Planning In-Situ Remediation and Drilling and Subsurface Sampling & Delivery Technologies

Denis Crayon is the President of Experience Safety Institute; an organization dedicated to highly effective and systematic Occupational Health & Safety training. Denis’ track record and years of experience as a Health & Safety expert, coupled with his recognition of Health & Safety as a growing strategic initiative across corporate America, became a catalyst for him to launch this unique institution.
 

Atwood Davis, Chief - NJDEP, Bureau of Inspection Review

Instructor for: Practical Site Characterization for Planning In-Situ Remediation and Drilling and Subsurface Sampling & Delivery Technologies

Atwood Davis received his Bachelor of Science in Geo-Environmental Studies in 2002 from Shippensburg University.  Atwood began his career with NJDEP in 2004 with the Bureau of Case Management, as a case manager in charge of large scale environmentally complex Superfund and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) sites.  In 2009, with the initiation of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program, he was selected as one of the first Reviewers for the newly formed Bureau of Inspection and Review (BIR).  During his time with BIR, Atwood acted as a Reviewer, an Inspector and as the Bureau’s Supervising Administrative Inspector.  In 2015, Mr. Davis began working with the Remediation Funding Source Unit, where he was responsible for writing internal guidance and standard operating procedures with a focus on efficiency.  Within one year of joining the Remediation Funding Source Unit, Atwood was appointed the Supervisor/Remediation Funding Source Coordinator in charge of the Unit.  In January of 2020, Mr. Davis was selected to be Chief for the Bureau of Inspection Review, overseeing the Bureau’s primary functions and day to day operations.

 

Dermot Dillon, Summit Drilling Company

Instructor for: Site Characterization for Planning In-Situ Remediation: The Tools, Technologies and Planning

As Vice President of Major Accounts at Summit Drilling, Mr. Dillon expertly manages the largest and most complex projects. His depth of experience enables him to support, contribute and optimize site remediation approaches that lead to better outcomes. At the foundation of Mr. Dillon’s 35 years of industry experience is his 10 years of field drilling. As a NJ Master Well Driller, Mr. Dillon has operated hollow stem augers, mud rotary, air rotary and reverse rotary rigs. Mr. Dillon is also active in support of his industry and presently serves as the Secretary for the NJ Groundwater Association.
 

Scott Drew, LSRP, LSE, Geosyntec Consultants

Instructor for: LSRP Ethics

Scott Drew is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in New Jersey with more than 25 years of experience focused on the fields of environmental technology, site remediation, and environmental chemistry. His practice focuses on the in situ remediation of organic compounds, including chlorinated solvents, explosives, and MTBE. His recent work in fractured rock environments has included the application of anaerobic bioaugmentation in mudstones and biosparging in karst.
 

Baxter Duffy, AWT Environmental Services

Instructor for: Practical Site Characterization for Planning In-Situ Remediation and Drilling and Subsurface Sampling & Delivery Technologies

Baxter Duffy is Division Manager of Drilling & Injection Services for AWT Environmental Services. Involved in site remediation and drilling since 1988, he has managed an extensive array of remedial projects including excavation, SVE and sparge systems installations, direct push sampling, hollow stem auger, air rotary, Sonic drilling, and in situ remedial projects. He began developing in situ delivery systems in the mid 1990’s, performing some of the first direct push injections of ORC® and HRC® products in New Jersey. Since then he has been involved in hundreds of in situ remediation efforts injecting numerous varieties of remedial materials over that time. Before joining AWT, he founded and ran Subsurface Remediation & Investigation, Inc. from 2001-2011 which focused on providing in situ injection services. Since 2011, he has been responsible for all drilling and injection project development and implementation at AWT.
 

William Elcoate - Alpha Analytical

Instructor for: Vapor Intrusion Investigation and Mitigation Innovation Session 1 - Optimizing Solutions to Complicated VI Investigations

Will Elcoate is National Air Product Manager with Alpha Analytical and has over 30 years of experience in the environmental laboratory industry including laboratory operations and project management. Mr. Elcoate received a BSc. Chemistry from Bath University, Avon UK. Mr. Elcoate has worked as a Chemist in the copper mines of Zambia and in the Industrial water treatment industry as a product development and technology scientist. Mr. Elcoate has over 30 years of experience in the environmental laboratory industry; focused for the past 15 years on vapor intrusion, soil vapor, indoor and ambient air testing. He possesses significant experience in State and Federal project management, programmatic compliance, data usability, and regulatory requirements. Mr. Elcoate is a subject matter expert concerning the air testing industry, regulations, and technical guidance. Mr. Elcoate has presented at technical conferences nationwide on a range of subjects including vapor intrusion, landfill gas, air analytical methods and air sample collection techniques.

 

Rodger A Ferguson, LSRP, PennJersey Environmental Consulting

Instructor for: Professional Judgement - Perspective and Practice

Rodger has been the President of PennJersey Environmental Consulting since 2012. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Ursinus College in 1983 and has 30+ years’ experience in the environmental field.  Rodger is an active member of the LSRPA Steering, Risk Management and Loss Prevention, and Regulatory Outreach Committees, has served on the Board of Trustees, and was President of the LSRPA in 2018.  He has been a key participant in NJDEP stakeholder groups established for the Technical Requirements for Site Remediation, Remediation Standards, and guidance documents, including the committees established to evaluate alternative and clean fill material protocols (as stakeholder co-chair) as well as the quality assurance and analytical laboratory methodologies required for the investigation of contaminated sites. He was also the co-chair of the SRRA 2.0 task force that resulted in the statutory amendments in August 2019. He has previously developed and delivered lectures and training on a number of site remediation related issues, including the quality assurance and analytical laboratory methodologies and Polychlorinated Biphenyl - What Every LSRP Needs to Know.

 

Mark D. Fisher, CHMM, LSRP - The ELM Group, Inc.

Instructor for: Getting to Response Action Outcomes (RAO) - LSRPs Managing Contractual Environmental Responsibilities and Liabilities and Response Action Outcomes (RAOs) - Is There Ever Finality?

Mr. Fisher has over thirty years of experience in environmental risk management.  He has an environmental assessment and multi‐media remediation background, including expertise in regulatory program management and contaminated site remediation and redevelopment.  His expertise is augmented by comprehensive experience in environmental compliance assessment and program development, including ISO‐14001 and environmental management systems. Mr. Fisher is a New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP), and the lead partner of ELM’s LSRP Team.  He was a member of the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey LSRP Association (LSRPA) since the inception of the Association in 2009 through January 2017, including serving as President of the LSRPA.  He is actively involved in numerous LSRP‐related regulatory and guidance committees, including Chair of the LSRPA Regulatory Outreach Committee.  Professional experience also includes liability and cost allocation evaluations, including forensic environmental evaluations to support cost allocations/recovery actions and litigation support.   
 

Anthony Giannetti - Cascade Remediation Services

Instructor for: Chlorinated Solvent Site Investigation and Implementation of In-Situ Remediation

Anthony Giannetti is a client service manager for Cascade Remediation Services specializing in support of drilling, high-resolution site characterization, and in situ remediation projects for consultant clients in the eastern United States.  Anthony has practiced as a field geologist and project manager in the consulting industry for seven years before moving to Cascade. He has experience investigating contaminated sites to develop conceptual site models(CSMs), then designing and implementing remediation programs based on the CSM.Anthony is a proud graduate of Temple University with a BS in Geology.
 

Chase Holton, Ph.D., P.E. - Geosyntec Consultants

Instructor for: Vapor Intrusion Investigation and Mitigation Innovation Session 1 - Optimizing Solutions to Complicated VI Investigations

Dr. Holton is a Senior Environmental Engineer with Geosyntec Consultants in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Holton has over 10 years of environmental research and consulting experience, with expertise in contaminant fate and transport, including assessment and mitigation of the vapor intrusion pathway. His past research for the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) involved the long-term monitoring of groundwater, soil gas, indoor air, and numerous environmental factors at a well-known VI research house. Chase continues to work toward improving the understanding of the VI pathway, including recent work with U.S. EPA’s VI Science Team to develop standard operating procedures for indicators and tracers and collaborative research with Colorado School of Mines, University of Kentucky, and Arizona State University. 

 

Fayaz Lakhwala, Ph.D., PeroxyChem

Instructor for: Remediation of Heavy Metals Using In-Situ Approaches

Dr. Lakhwala serves as the Key Accounts Manager and Technology Applications Manager at PeroxyChem Environmental Solutions. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Environmental Science. He has over 25 years of experience in the area of site remediation with activities in technology development, remedial design and engineering, site characterization, treatability studies, project management and business development. He has worked with environmental technology companies, research laboratories and environmental consulting firms. In the past 15 years, his focus has been on the design and application of in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO), in situ chemical reduction (ISCR), enhanced reductive dechlorination (ERD), NAPL stabilization and treatment of heavy metals in soil and groundwater. Besides US, he has worked on projects in Asia Pacific and Europe.
 

Eric Lovenduski - Geosyntec Consultants

Instructor for: Vapor Intrusion Investigation and Mitigation Innovation Session 2 - VI Mitigation Systems for New Buildings

Eric Lovenduski is an environmental scientist with Geosyntec Consultants and nationally certified vapor mitigation professional with over 20 years of hands on experience with a focus on the vapor intrusion pathway since 2004. He is recognized as a leader in the field of large building and new construction vapor intrusion mitigation.  He has collected thousands of soil vapor samples and has been involved with the mitigation of large commercial structures and homes at dozens of sites around the country and abroad.  Eric was an invited instructor for the Massachusetts LSPA vapor intrusion training in 2015 and has presented at several national conferences on vapor intrusion mitigation topics.  Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in geology in 1999 and has been with Geosyntec Consultants since 2007.
 

Nicole Kozlowski - NJDEP, Bureau of Environmental Evaluation and Risk Assessment

Instructor for: Vapor Intrusion Investigation and Mitigation Innovation Session 3 - Unique Challenges in Vapor Intrusion Pathway

Coming soon.

 

Sharon McSwieney, LSRP, GEI Consultants

Instructor for: Professional Judgement - Perspective and Practice

Ms. McSwieney is a Senior Consultant and Branch Manager at GEI’s Bloomfield, New Jersey office.  She is an Environmental Engineer and Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) with 30+ years of experience in environmental site assessment, investigation, and remedial action for Brownfield Redevelopment properties. Her expertise extends to large-scale Brownfield remediation in New Jersey and New York including landfill redevelopment projects.  Ms. McSwieney works regularly with environmental attorneys and real estate professionals to find creative and cost-effective solutions to environmental issues that may be hindering a transaction or redevelopment opportunity. Her client base ranges from large industrial companies to redevelopers to municipalities. Ms. McSwieney earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Rutgers College and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from Steven Institute of Technology. She is Co-Chair of the Brownfield Coalition of t he Northeast (BCONE) Events Committee, Co-Chair for the Sustainability Committee for Environmental Business Council (EBC), serves at CIANJ representative for NJDEP Site Remediation Advisory Group (SRAG), and is an active member of NJSWEP and LSRPA.
 

Heidi Minuskin, Esq. - Coughlin Duffy LLP

Instructor for: Getting to Response Action Outcomes (RAO) - LSRPs Managing Contractual Environmental Responsibilities and Liabilities and Response Action Outcomes (RAOs) - Is There Ever Finality?

Heidi Minuskin is a Partner in the Firm's Environmental and Toxic Tort Group.Heidi's practice concentrates in the areas of environmental law, commercial and real estate transactions. She counsels clients on the impact of environmental law on real estate and business transactions, helping the masses and address potential liabilities under federal and state environmental laws, and providing solutions to allow development and transactions to proceed. Her practice encompasses all aspects of environmental law, including Superfund Brownfields redevelopment, ISRA,due diligence, disclosure obligations, environmental insurance matters, site remediation, and regulatory compliance and permitting issues. Heidi represents a broad range of clients, from Fortune 100 major corporations to individual clients, in environmental litigation, penalty and enforcement matters, and cost recovery actions, involving federal and state statutes and regulations including CERCLA, RCRA, New York Environmental Conservation Law and New Jersey’s Spill Act. She has negotiated significant Superfund, Spill Act and remediation settlements with various federal, state and local agencies.
 

Patrick Mottola, Esq. - Chiesa, Shahinian and Giantomasi PC

Instructor for: ISRA: Applicability to RAOs

Patrick serves as counsel in the firm’s Environmental Group. To this role, he brings extensive experience advising industrial, commercial and developer clients on a variety of issues related to Brownfield redevelopment, site remediation, real estate and corporate transactions, regulatory compliance and permitting, and resolution of enforcement and litigated matters. Patrick regularly appears before the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
 

Matthew Mraw - Geosyntec Consultants

Instructor for: Vapor Intrusion Investigation and Mitigation Innovation Session 3 - Unique Challenges in Vapor Intrusion Pathway

Mr. Mraw is a Scientist in the Blue Bell, Pennsylvania office with eight years of experience in environmental site assessment and remediation. He has broad field experience in planning, organizing, and leading various field sampling events. Mr. Mraw has also managed several vapor intrusion assessment and design projects under New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) oversight, and his other areas of specialization include, construction quality assurance, sediment dredging and sampling, financial management (project controls), and Health and Safety (H&S) management.

 

George Nicholas - New Jersey Natural Gas

Instructor for: Off-Site Source - Practical Implementation

Since December of 2018, George has served as the Director of Environmental Services for New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) where he is responsible for the remediation of NJNG’s former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) sites, environmental training, waste management and permit compliance.  Prior to that, he worked for LSRP Consulting LLC (Little Egg Harbor NJ) as an environmental consultant and also worked with the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Association as a Training Coordinator.  For a 27-year period (1989 to 2016), George worked with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) in several capacities, including Supervising Geologist, Co-Chair of the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC), and Chair of the DEP/SRP’s Technical Guidance Development and Training programs.
 

Erin Palko, P.G., LSRP, Integral Consulting, Inc.

Instructor for: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) 202

Ms. Erin Palko is a licensed geologist and site remediation professional with 19   years of consulting experience in the environmental field.  Her primary focus is on soil and groundwater investigations and remediation, work at active chemical and manufacturing industrial sites, due diligence, and site investigation and remediation.  She has experience working at sites affected by a number of chemicals including perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, other volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and metals.  Ms. Palko has directed fieldwork involving multiple subcontractors, consultants, stakeholders, and regulatory oversight personnel at on a wide variety of complex and large projects.  Ms. Palko has experience with both state and federal lead projects, and is an expert in the soil and groundwater investigation and regulatory process in New Jersey.
 

Michael Poland, LSRP, Poland Environmental Consulting

Instructor for: Geotech Engineering and Linear Construction During Site Remediation

Michael Poland, PE, LSRP has over 20 years’ experience in consulting and founded Poland Environmental Consulting LLC in 2018. He has a bachelor’s in Environmental Engineering and master’s degree in Geo-Environmental Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.  He has served as Vice Chair of the LSRPA’s Continuing Education Committee since 2018. He has managed a wide variety of environmental site remediation and engineering projects, principally as the Licensed Site Remediation Professional for numerous New Jersey construction and redevelopment projects.  Mr. Poland’s project experience includes all phases of environmental site remediation work, such as environmental due diligence for property transactions, environmental investigation, and remediation design and oversight.
 

Stephen Posten, LSRP, Wood Environment & Infrastructure

Instructor for: LSRP Exam Prep Course

Mr. Posten has over 45 years of experience working as a hydrologist and hydrogeologist in New Jersey, New York and throughout the northeast. He opened the New Jersey office of Wood (formerly Amec Foster Wheeler) in 1994, and is a Vice President and manager of major remediation projects for government and industry. He has been involved in the stakeholder regulatory reform process in New Jersey for the past 20 years, and was a founding member of the LSRP Association. Steve was the co-chair or principal author of several recent technical guidance documents prepared by the NJDEP and the Stakeholder community under the requirements of SRRA, including Monitored Natural Attenuation, Identification of Off-Site Contaminant Sources, and Attainment of Remediation Standards. He also represented the LSRPA in Stakeholder committee work with the NJDEP to update and revise the Impact to Groundwater pathway technical guidance, and played a central role in development of the recently completed “Capping of Soils to Address the IGW Pathway” guidance document.
 

Catherine Regan, P.E. - ERM

Instructor for: Vapor Intrusion Investigation and Mitigation Innovation Session 2 - VI Mitigation Systems for New Buildings

Catherine  Regan  is  a  Partner with  Environmental  Resources  Management  (ERM),  located  in  Boston,  Massachusetts,  and  has  worked  at  ERM  since  2002.  Catherine  has  eighteen  years  of  professional  experience working  with  industrial  clients  and  regulators  in  the  management  of  contaminated sites.  Her areas of expertise include assessment and management of residential and  industrial  vapor  intrusion  investigations,  management  of  chlorinated  and  petroleum  site investigations and design and execution of remediation activities. Catherine leads ERM’s vapor intrusion technical community and is responsible for facilitating collaboration and disseminating technology  updates  regarding  vapor  intrusion  across  ERM  globally.  Since  2012,  Catherine  has  been  an  active  member  of  ITRC  supporting  development  of  ITRC’s  Petroleum  Vapor  Intrusion guidance  document  and  classroom  training  and  most  recently  as  part  of  the  Vapor  Intrusion  Mitigation team. Catherine received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Cornell University in 2000 and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology from Stanford University in 2002.  Catherine is a registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts and Vermont.
 

Andrew B. Robins, Esq. - Sills Cummis

Instructor for: LSRP Ethics and Commingled Plumes and Receptor Obligations: Case Study and Legal Aspects

Andrew B. Robins uses his wide range of environmental law experience to counsel clients in regulatory compliance, cost recovery litigation, redevelopment, brownfields, transaction negotiation and risk analysis. His broad background includes environmental and brownfield redevelopment matters involving solid and hazardous waste regulations, the LSRP program, ISRA/ECRA, CAFRA, voluntary cleanups, medical waste regulations, wetlands regulations, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, underground storage tanks (USTs), stream encroachment (flood plain) regulations, waterfront development, Meadowlands, Highlands, Pinelands and CERCLA (Superfund) as well as land use approval matters and related transactions and litigation.
 

Gary Sanderson - Chief, NJDEP Bureau of Remedial Action Permits

Instructor for: Professional Judgement - Perspective and Practice

Gary Sanderson received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Resource Management/Forest Biology in 1983 from State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF). Gary began his career with NJDEP in 1985 with the Northern Bureau of Regional Enforcement within the Water - Resource Program.  Mr. Sanderson has had a multi-disciplined career working as a supervisor in Bureau of Fresh Water Wetlands - Land Use Management,  ECRA, BUST, Cleanup Star, UHOT and the Receptor Evaluation Team within Site Remediation Program. In 2018, Mr. Sanderson began working with the Bureau of Remedial Action Permits, where he was supervisor of the Ground Water Permitting Section. In January of 2020, Mr. Sanderson was selected to be Chief for the Bureau, overseeing the Bureau’s primary functions and day to day operations.
 

John Scagnelli, Esq., Scarinci Hollenbeck

Instructor for: LSRP Ethics

Mr. Scagnelli's environmental law practice encompasses the entire environmental law field, including compliance, litigation, auditing, permitting and counseling. He is Environmental Counsel to the New Jersey League of Municipalities. He also serves as environmental counsel for banks and lending institutions, commercial and industrial companies, states and municipalities, real estate development organizations, and other organizations. His environmental work includes remediation projects and litigation relating to state environmental statutes.
 

Steven T. Senior, Esq., Riker Danzig

Instructor for: LSRP Ethics

Steven T. Senior is a partner in Riker Danzig's Environmental Group. He has developed extensive expertise in complex regulatory and transactional matters, including brownfields redevelopment, site remediation and ISRA, permitting and counseling, due diligence, and enforcement defense. His practice serves a wide array of industries and businesses, including brownfields redevelopers, the energy, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors and environmental consulting and engineering firms. Steve has been a leading attorney involved in the development of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) program and the New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act. He participated in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Legislative Reform Stakeholder Process for the Site Remediation Program.
 

Vatsal Shah, P.E., Ph.D, D.GE - Mott MacDonald

Instructor for: Geotech Engineering and Linear Construction During Site Remediation

Vatsal Shah, P.E., Ph.D,D.GE is Vice President and Principal Engineer at Mott MacDonald.  He serves as Mott MacDonald’s Geotechnics Practice Leader for all Energy projects as well as the Eastern US, where he manages Mott MacDonald’s geotechnical department and supervises a team of 24 geotechnical staff. Dr. Shah’s responsibilities include oversight of geotechnical professionals who conduct geotechnical investigation programs, evaluate laboratory test results, and provide geotechnical recommendations for foundations, structures, retaining walls, slope stability, and other infrastructure improvements.  He maintains active faculty positions at both NYU Tandon School of Engineering (Brooklyn, NY) and New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark, NJ) as an Adjunct Professor teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering. He has also served as President and Past-President of the National Society of Professional Engineers - New Jersey Section (NJSPE).

 

Alfred Smith, P.G., LSRP - Langan

Instructor for: Vapor Intrusion Investigation and Mitigation Innovation Session 3 - Unique Challenges in Vapor Intrusion Pathway

Al Smith has a Bachelor of Science in in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester (New York) and a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Rochester. He is a New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) and Professional Geologist in Pennsylvania and New York with over 20 years of experience in environmental contamination investigation and remediation, brownfield redevelopment, and water resource permitting and groundwater development for irrigation, industrial, and water supply systems. Mr. Smith has managed a multitude of environmental investigation and remediation projects ranging in size and scope from small assessments to multi-million dollar, multi-discipline investigation, remediation, and redevelopment efforts. He has developed expertise in delineating and remediating contaminants in groundwater including regional co-mingled contaminant plumes. He has managed full-scale remediation projects on federal and private sites address bedrock TCE plumes. Mr. Smith also managed the installation of dozens of vapor mitigation systems on residential structures in support of a Superfund site, and has managed vapor mitigation projects on several commercial IEC cases.

 

Kathi Stetser, P.G., LSRP - GEI Consultants

Instructor for: LSRP Ethics and ISRA: Applicability to RAOs

Ms. Stetser, a Vice President and Industrial Practice Leader at GEI Consultants, has 27 years ofconsulting experience and specializes in environmental program management and New Jerseysite remediation services for clients within the chemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing andutility business sectors.  Kathi is a NJ regulatory specialist and is expert in matters relating to the Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA).  A licensed professional geologist (PA, FL and GA) and a New Jersey LSRP, Kathi received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Geology from theUniversity of Delaware.
 

Ted Toskos, LSRP, P.G. - Woodard & Curran

Instructor for: LSRP Practitioner Strategies for Ensuring Regulatory Compliance

Mr. Toskos is a Professional Geologist and Licensed Site Remediation Professional with almost 35 years of experience in the environmental consulting field. He has an in-depth understanding of regulations, investigation and remediation technologies and the ability to direct projects from inception to completion. Ted was a contributing author to NGWA’s 2017 "GROUNDWATER AND PFAS: STATE OF KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE," and has presented in many national and international conferences. He has participated in NJDEP Work Groups including the "Revision of the Technical Requirements of Site Remediation," "Update of Soil Remediation Standards” and "Update of GWQS – Ground Water Classification." He has participated in writing of the Technical Guidance documents for many courses.

Lisa Voyce, M.S. En.E, Toxicology - HDR

Instructor for: Commingled Plumes and Receptor Obligations: Case Study and Legal Aspects

Ms. Voyce supports hazardous waste site investigation and remediation, environmental forensics, water quality and risk assessment projects.  Technical expertise include CERCLA risk assessment, toxicology, water resource/water supply management and ARARs/regulatory compliance.  Serving on ITRC PFAS technical work group, focusing on human and ecological health risk.  She provides continuing education training on Superfund legal issues, ecological risk assessment and other technicaland regulatory topics.