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Executive Board Members

Joanna A. Waldron, Esquire

SWEP Co-Chair
Curtin & Heefner LLP

Contact by Email | Phone: 267-898-0570

Joanna A. Waldron is a senior associate at Curtin & Heefner LLP. She has experience resolving environmental, land use and local government issues.  She has worked with local municipalities on behalf of the waste industry and landfill clients. Joanna is a graduate of Penn State University, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal.

Ms. Waldron is a member of the Public Sector and Environmental groups at Curtin & Heefner. She has defended environmental professionals, engineers and businesses in tort, products liability, contract and class action litigation cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Ms. Waldron has also litigated toxic tort, construction and insurance matters.  She has worked with municipalities in cost recovery landfill litigation and has counseled clients regarding regulatory compliance and permitting matters involving brownfields, groundwater, stormwater and air emissions. Ms. Waldron regularly evaluates environmental risks associated with the sale, development and transfer of contaminated properties on behalf of clients.

Ms. Waldron began her practice in Washington D.C. where she advised domestic and international companies on matter pertaining to U.S. Customs, International Trade Commission, Office of Foreign Asset Control and petroleum taxation.

Beth Witouski

SWEP Co-Chair
Suburban Testing Labs, Inc.

Contact by Email | Phone: 610-858-1295

Beth Witouski is currently the Sales Manager at Suburban Testing Labs, located in Reading, PA. Her 26 years of environmental industry experience have included time spent at the bench-level in the laboratory in the microbiology, metals, extractions and general chemistry areas. In her current role, Beth utilizes her gained knowledge and experience to assist the laboratory in acquiring needed insight to pursue advanced technical markets in PA, NJ, DE, MD and beyond. She serves as a mentor to sales, customer service and laboratory staff, and has direct responsibility for business acquisition and growth of new accounts and new markets. She regularly attends and presents at industry events, seminars, trades shows and industry associations.

Jennifer Poole

SWEP Treasurer, Grants and Scholarships
Stell Environmental Services

Contact by Email | Phone: 610-877-6121

Jennifer Poole is a senior geologist at Stell in Exton, PA and holds a Professional Geologist license in Pennsylvania. She specializes in subsurface field investigations and remedial investigations at industrial sites. Ms. Poole is responsible for field investigations, reporting, and remediation programs for RCRA, CERCLA, NRCS, ISRA, IEC, and Act 2 sites in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Prior to joining Stell, Jennifer started her environmental consulting career at another consulting firm following working as an exploration geologist & geochemist at a midsize oil and gas exploration company and in numerous environmental laboratories. Ms. Poole has her Masters of Science in Geology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ms. Poole is active in the Philadelphia chapter of the Sierra Club’s ICO and is a mentor with Philadelphia Futures. Ms. Poole has been a member of SWEP since 2013 and is the SWEP Treasurer as well as the Chair of the Scholarship and Grant selection committee.

Yolanda F. Pagano, Esq., CPA

SWEP Secretary, Grants & Scholarship Committee
Keystone Foods

Contact by Email | Phone: 484-535-2749

Yolanda Pagano is Senior Manager, Global Sustainability at Keystone Foods, where she manages the execution, integration and advancement of the company’s global sustainability program, KEYSTAR. Keystone Foods is a a global food services company that supplies the world’s finest consumer brands with high-quality, fresh and frozen animal protein products. Yolanda is a licensed attorney and CPA who began her career in public accounting with KPMG nearly 30 years ago. She then joined Exelon Corporation, where she led implementation of several multi-disciplinary, enterprise-wide, transformative programs including the climate change program. In her immediately prior position, she led the sustainability practice at OBG, an engineering and environmental consultancy. Yolanda serves on the Board and as Treasurer of A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate Change, as Secretary and Board member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals, on the Executive Advisory Council of the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies at Montclair State University and on the Executive Committee of Villanovans for Sustainability. She was awarded her J.D. from the Villanova University, School of Law and her B.S. in accounting from Saint Joseph’s University.

Standing Committee Chairs and Board Members

Amy Corr

SWEP Membership Chair
ESC Laboratory Sciences

Contact by Email | Phone: 215-341-1141

Amy Corr is ESC Lab Science’s Mid-Atlantic Account Manager and has worked in this role since 2012.  She has 20 years of industry experience, with over 15 years in the analytical testing arena and 5 years in consulting with a company that specialized in DOE waste management projects.  Her project management and business development experience includes supporting clients’ projects and programs in accordance with state and federal environmental regulations, including USEPA RCRA, CERCLA, Superfund; PA Act 2; NJDEP Site Remediation Program, and oil and gas development within the Marcellus Shale.  Amy earned a BS in Biology from St. Joseph’s University.

Denise Molzahn, P.E.

SWEP Board Member
NAES Corp.

Contact by Email | Phone: 610-574-4189

Denise Molzahn is an environmental management and sustainability professional with over 30 years of industry and consulting experience. She has extensive experience developing strategies and implementing programs related to environmental compliance, risk management and sustainability in electric utility, manufacturing, and aviation / aerospace industry sectors. With a strong background in plant operations and engineering, she is adept at developing and implementing programs focused on aligning operations with corporate policies. Denise holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Marine Biology and Chemical Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware.

Nora Pearse-Nimmerichter

SWEP Board Member, Touchstone Sponsorship & Community Outreach

Contact by Email | Phone: 610-806-5289

Nora Pearse-Nimmerichter is a geologist at BSTI where she is responsible for environmental site assessment, technical report writing, data evaluation and regulatory compliance. She assists in the management of multiple assessment and remediation projects located primarily in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Nora is actively involved in the Girls in Science and Technology Program, founded by the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, and volunteers as an advisor to the board for the Challenger Learning Center Philadelphia Chapter. She is a graduate of West Chester University where she earned her Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Geology.

Ann Smith

SWEP Programs Co-Chair, Touchstone Awards Co-Chair

Contact by Email | Phone: 215-444-5254

Ann Smith is an Environmental Sales Executive with Eurofins-QC. She has over ten years’ experience in environmental services and project management in a variety of industries –from manufacturing, energy, education, transportation, and pharmaceutical to various government agencies. She has extensive environmental experience relating to waste management, waste characterization, hazardous material inventories, environmental remediation, field sampling, and asbestos abatement. Ms. Smith also has experience with storage tank (AST and UST) management and cleaning, tank removals, site investigation and remediation; and fuel system maintenance. Her experience also includes estimating, site assessment, staffing and scheduling, client correspondence, project management, regulatory permitting, invoicing, billing, reporting, and proposal writing. Ann earned her BS from Immaculata College.

Kristin Weiler

SWEP Board Member
SGS - Accutest

Contact by Email | Phone: 732-329-0200

Kristen Weiler is an account executive at SGS Accutest.

Rebecca Buchanan

SWEP Board Member- Website
Penn Environmental and Remediation

Contact by Email | Phone: 215-997-9000

Rebecca Buchanan is a Project Manager with Penn Environmental and Remediation, Inc. out of their Hatfield, Pennsylvania office.  Ms. Buchanan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Regional Planning from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC). She has over ten years’ experience in project management and environmental permitting and has worked on projects in a variety of fields including electrical utilities, oil and gas, and land development.  She has wide-ranging environmental experience with stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, waterways and wetlands, and threatened and endangered species. Ms. Buchanan also has considerable experience with environmental compliance inspections and regulatory permitting under Pennsylvania's Chapter 92, 102 and 105 programs . Her experience also includes project management, budgets, scheduling, proposal writing, regulatory agency and client coordination, reporting, and staff management and development. 

Jennifer Waters, P.E., LEED AP

SWEP Board Member
Urban Engineers, Inc.

Contact by Email | Phone: 215-922-8081

Jennifer Waters is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Texas. She has worked at Urban Engineers, Inc., in Philadelphia, since graduating from Penn State University with a B.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering in 2001. Currently she serves is the Deputy Practice Leader of Urban Engineers’ Environmental Services Division.

Over the past 16+ years, Jennifer has performed Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments, NEPA assessments, environmental regulatory compliance, environmental oversight, stormwater management, and sustainability studies. Her diverse environmental background includes infrastructure, residential, commercial, industrial, educational, and recreational property development/redevelopment projects. She also obtained her M.S. in Engineering Management from Drexel University in 2010.

Throughout her environmental career, she has served as a board member on several professional organizations, including the Society of Women Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers Young Member Forum, and Delaware Valley Green Building Council.

Jennifer and a co-worker also began an internal group at her company called the Urban Women’s Professional Network (UWPN). The goal of this group is to provide professional guidance to women with our company through mentoring and networking. 

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