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BCONE Board of Directors & Regional Council Members

2022 BCONE Board Members (alphabetical order)

 

Melina Ambrosino

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 

Brian Clark, Esq., BCONE Vice President

Brian chairs the Environmental Practice Group of  Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, and is a member of the firm’s Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Section.  Brian counsels energy clients on corporate governance and environmental permits, as well as state funding sources.

VOTING MEMBER 
 

Maria Coler

Maria Coler is an LSRP, an alumna of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, and the founder of HCI, a 100% women-owned environmental consulting firm specializing in the remediation of brownfield sites in urban centers. Ms. Coler founded the Brownfields, Books, and Brew club while serving as the chair of the BCONE Scholarship committee. She has overseen the remediation of hundreds of sites, including performing work on the largest redevelopment in U.S. history--Hudson Yards in Manhattan. Ms. Coler has served as a guest lecturer at Columbia University and the City University of New York, frequently presents at various industry and academic events, and enjoys paying it forward by routinely hosting science and engineering student interns with the aim of advancing women in STEM.

EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIP 
 

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 
 

Gregg Crystall

Gregg of Brightfields, Inc. manages due diligence assessments, remedial investigations and feasibility studies projects and programs and develops and implements brownfield remediation/redevelopment projects. Gregg represents Delaware on the BCONE Board.

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 
 

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 
 

Angelo Lampousis

Angelo is faculty at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, City College of New York. He specializes on Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments using ASTM standards. Most recently, he was awarded the 2019 ASTM International Professor of the year award.

EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIP
 

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 
 

 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 
 

Almariet (Palm) Roberts

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 
 

Dibyendu "Dibs" Sarkar, Ph.D, P.G.

Dibs Sarkar is a professor of environmental engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. He founded and currently directs the MS program in Sustainability Management at Stevens. His focus is on the urban environment, such as cleaning up brownfield sites using green technology.

EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIP 

 

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 
 

Frederick (Rick) J. Shoyer, III - BCONE President

Rick has 35+ years of experience in the environmental field.  Remediating blighted properties and returning them into useful and productive assets has been a personal passion.  BCONE has been instrumental in providing education and networking opportunities.

VOTING MEMBER 
 

James D. Snook

Jamie has over 20 years of experience as an environmental consultant and 10 years as a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP).  While completing a M.S. in Environmental Studies from Prescott College, he has created an organization called Snook Sustainability Solutions, located in Rutland, Vermont.

EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIP 

 

Lori Spagnolo

Lori is a Planner with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances (WHS) Remediation Section.  In this role, she serves as the Coordinator for the State’s Brownfield and Voluntary Cleanup Programs.  Prior to this position Lori served as the Program Manager for the Division’s Strategic Services Branch, which provides operational support for all WHS regulatory programs.  Previously, she managed DNREC’s storage tank corrective action programs.  Lori has also held positions at the Delaware Nature Society, as their Associate Director for Natural Resources Conservation, and as the National Aquarium in Baltimore’s Conservation Policy Analyst and the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program’s Living Resources Fellow.  She holds a Master’s degree in Marine Policy from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Policy from Rutgers University.

REGULATORY

 Nancy Struzenski Farrell

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 



From Left to Right, front row: Nefeli Bompoti (CT - Education & Scholarship member); Mark Lewis (CT - Regulatory member); Maria Coler (NJ - Education & Scholarship member); Linda Shaw, Esq. (NYS - Voting member); Nancy Struzenski Farrell (NYS - Voting member); Melina Ambrosino (MA - Voting member); David Foss (MA - Regulatory member)

Left to Right, back row:  Colette Santasieri (NJ - Regulatory member); Almariet Roberts (hidden; CT - Voting member); John Gross (PA - Regulatory member); Lee Hoffman; Esq.(CT - Voting member); Brian Clark, Esq. (PA - Voting member); Rob Crespi, Esq. (NJ - Voting member); Rick Shoyer (NJ - Voting Member).


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