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BCONE Board of Directors & Regional Council Members

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2024 BCONE Board Members (alphabetical order)

Melina Ambrosino, BCONE President

Melina is the Executive Vice President of the Cherrytree Group, LLC. She specializes in monetizing various tax credit incentive programs such as the Brownfields Tax Credits, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, Renewable Energy Tax Credits (ITC), and Low-Incoming Housing Tax Credits. 

VOTING MEMBER 
 

Barbara Brown

Barbara is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park with a B.S in Geology in 1983.  Geologist with the  Maryland Department of the Environment's Oil Control Program from 1988-1999 and with the Voluntary Cleanup Program since 2003.


REGULATORY 
 

Karen A. Cahill

Karen A. Cahill is an Environmental Engineer with NYSDEC’s Division of Environmental Remediation in the Department’s Region 7 office in Syracuse, NY.  She has been with the Department since 2004 and is primarily responsible for managing investigation and remediation of contaminated sites under the NYS Brownfield Cleanup and State Superfund Programs.  She also has expertise in petroleum spill response, field analytical procedures, and soil vapor intrusion.

REGULATORY 
 

Jeff Campbell, PG, LSRP

Mr. Campbell is a Managing Principal at Peak Environmental, a Nova Group, GBC Company. He has more than 25 years of experience in environmental due diligence, site characterization and remediation under state and federal regulations. His property redevelopment experience has made clear the economic and environmental benefits of Brownfields and he hopes to actively promote Brownfields through participation in BCONE educational and awareness events.

VOTING MEMBER 
 

Robert Crespi, Esq.

Robert Crespi is a member of CSG’s  Environmental and Renewable Energy and Sustainability Groups.  He assists clients in the national retail, industrial and residential sectors with the purchase and sale of environmentally impaired properties, including brownfields development and remediation, due diligence and negotiating environmental insurance and funding mechanisms to facilitate transactions and redevelopment.

VOTING MEMBER 
 

Michael Deely

Michael Deely is the Manager of the Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund (HDSRF) program and the Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Fund program at the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.   Michael had previously spent 18 years at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection overseeing the HDSRF program and redevelopment projects in the Office of Brownfield and Community Revitalization. 

REGULATORY 
 

David Foss

David is the Statewide Brownfields Coordinator for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. He works with a broad range of stakeholders including municipalities, developers, property owners, the US EPA, regional planning commissions, and other state agencies to facilitate and promote the assessment and cleanup of Brownfield sites throughout Massachusetts, and return the sites to productive use.

REGULATORY 

Sandra Gaurin, BCONE Treasurer

Sandra serves as the Director of Client Services, Insurance & Risk Management of Gallagher Bassett Technical Services. She  assists real estate, development and institutional clients in managing their environmental risk with a focus on loss control services and environmental claims support. 

VOTING MEMBER 

John Gross

John Gross is the Environmental Group Manager with the PADEP’s Land Recycling Program, responsible for implementing and maintaining the brownfield (Act 2) program. 

REGULATORY
 

Lee D. Hoffman, Esq., BCONE Secretary

Lee is chair of Pullman & Comley's Environmental, Energy and Telecommunications Department.  He advises clients on the redevelopment of brownfields to productive use and the siting and permitting of renewable power facilities. Lee is a member of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Taskforce on Brownfields Strategies.

VOTING MEMBER 
 

 Joe Kraycik

Joe is a Senior Consulting Geoscientist for Montrose Environmental in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. He specializes in environmental due diligence and remediation associated with brownfield redevelopment projects. Assisting clients with grant writing and implementation of US EPA Brownfield Grant programs within Region 3 is also an area of expertise.

VOTING MEMBER

Mark R. Lewis

Mark is CT’s Brownfields Coordinator at the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection. Mark works with municipalities, developers, property owners, the US EPA, other state agencies and other partners to facilitate cleanup of Brownfield sites throughout Connecticut, and return the sites to productive use.

REGULATORY 
  Cailyn Locci

Cailyn Locci, PG is a Senior Manager with Weston & Sampson and oversees the environmental projects for their New York offices. She is a graduate of Tulane University with a B.S. in Geology and a registered NY Professional Geologist. Cailyn has over 20 years of extensive experience leading environmental site investigations, remediation design and implementation, including EPA and NYSDEC Brownfield investigations, Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments, and large-scale remedial projects for redevelopment efforts across New York.  Cailyn also serves on BCONE’s Upstate NY Expansion Committee.

 SCHOLARSHIP
 

 Alan Miller

Alan Miller is a Manager in the NJDEP Office of Brownfield and Community Revitalization.   Alan works on brownfields redevelopment, environmental challenges, economic development and quality of life issues as the municipal liaison to Jersey City and Bayonne for the Community Collaborative Initiative. 

REGULATORY 
  Andrea Poinsett

Andrea Poinsett, a Senior Professional with GEI Consultants,  has over 15 years of experience in the environmental consulting.  Andrea works on all stages of a project,  from due diligence to site investigation through remedial action and final site closure.  She worked on brownfields in Delaware and New Jersey.   Andrea was a member of NJ’s Sustainable Jersey Brownfields Taskforce and developed actions for communities to take to remediate their brownfields.   She is also a member of the NJDEP/USEPA Brownfield Roundtable, is a liaison to the National Brownfield Coalition, and serves on the call-for-ideas evaluation panel for the USEPA National Brownfield Conference. Andrea earned a bachelor’s of science in Environmental Science at the University of Delaware and a Master’s of Science in Geosciences at Penn State.   

VOTING MEMBER

Almariet (Palm) Roberts, BCONE Vice President

Mrs. Almariet Roberts serves a Project Geologist, at HRP Associates in Farmington, CT. HRP provides a full range of environmental and civil engineering consulting services to private and public sector clients. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Geosciences and her Master’s degree in Oceanography at the University of Connecticut.

VOTING MEMBER 
 

 Colette Santasieri, Ph.D.

Colette is the Executive Director of the Center for Community Systems at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she also serves as the Executive Director of the NJ Brownfields Assistance Center @ NJIT, Executive Director of the Technical Assistance for Brownfield Communities Program (NJIT TAB), co-leader of the Hub for Creative Placemaking, and affiliate of the Paul Profeta Real Estate Technology, Design and Innovation Center. Colette possesses almost 40 years of experience in creating sustainable and resilient properties, communities, regions, and infrastructure.

REGULATORY 
 

Linda Shaw, Esq.

Since March 1998, Linda Shaw has been a partner at Knauf Shaw LLP, an environmental/land use law firm. Her legal practice began in 1990 after receiving her Juris Doctorate and a Masters in International Law and Public Administration and Law degree from St. John’s University, during which time she worked for the City of New York in Sanitation Department, where she got her start in environmental law and then the Mayor’s Office of Operations.  Ms. Shaw is also the owner of a certified State and City of New York woman owned business - Future Energy Development, LLC – which helps educate building owners about energy saving technologies and secure grants for energy efficiency projects for the last twelve years. 

VOTING MEMBER 

 Nancy Struzenski Farrell, BCONE Vice President

Nancy is a Vice President of Technical Sales for Alpha Analytical, Inc. She has over 30 years in the environmental laboratory business. Nancy specializes in providing laboratory analytical testing services to a variety of clients, including consultants, environmental firms, government agencies, developers. She, with her clients, has worked on a number of brownfield sites and projects.

VOTING MEMBER 
  Steve Zemba

Steve Zemba is a Project Director in the Burlington, Vermont office of Sanborn, Head & Associates.  He has more than three decades of experience assessing health and environmental risks.  In addition to working on projects involving fate‐and‐transport modeling, exposure assessment, and risk assessment, Steve has provided litigation support and expert witness testimony for private and public sector clients. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and has published numerous articles on topics related to environmental modeling and risk assessment. Steve attended Carnegie Mellon University; he earned a master’s degree and PhD in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 VOTING MEMBER




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