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Board of Directors_Jan2022

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS


 Rebecca Buchanan

 SWEP Board Officer - Chair 

Co-Chair Membership and Website/PR/Social Media Committees


 AECOM 

Contact by Email |610-234-5123

Rebecca Buchanan is an Impact Assessment and Permitting Project Manager with AECOM in the Conshohocken office.  She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned a duel Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Regional Planning (GIS Concentration) and Criminology.  Rebecca is a Certified AECOM Project Manager and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC). She has over fifteen years of experience in project management, environmental and natural resource permitting and impacts assessment, and electric utilities siting experience, and has worked on projects in a variety of fields including electrical utilities, oil and gas, and land development.  Prior to joining AECOM, Rebecca worked for a major Pennsylvania electric utility service provider and served 10 years with the Lancaster County Conservation District in their Erosion and Sediment Control Department.  Rebecca is also is a member of the Women's Energy Network (WEN), Philadelphia Chapter, Pennsylvania Environmental Professionals (PAEP), the United Women's Hockey League, and Delaware Valley Women's Fly Fishing Association.



Victoria Bisbing

SWEP Board Officer - Treasurer

BrightFields, Inc.

Contact by Email | 302-656-9600x118

Victoria Bisbing is a project manager at BrightFields, Inc., a woman owned business located in Wilmington, Delaware.  Victoria earned her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Ursinus College and her Master’s degree in Applied Geoscience from the University of Pennsylvania.  She has over 10 years of experience performing and managing site investigations and remedial actions for industrial, commercial, and government clients.  She is experienced in: project planning; proposal preparation; managing project technical tasks, budgets, and schedules; organizing and directing project teams; preparing work plans, sampling and analysis plans, and health and safety plans; collecting multi-media samples; evaluating analytical data; and preparing risk assessments and technical reports for Phase II, Brownfield, and Remedial Investigations.  In addition, Victoria has managed remedial action projects, including: preparing Feasibility Studies; developing cost estimates and written Remedial Action Plans; performing oversight of remedial actions; and preparing Completion Reports.  On all of her projects, Victoria manages and tracks budgets and schedules, ensures technical quality, and communicates with the client and regulators.



      Jessica Stearns

       SWEP Board Officer - Secretary,
                  

        GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

        Contact by Email | 267-464-3625 



Jessica Stearns is a geologist/project manager at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., in Philadelphia, PA where she specializes in environmental site investigation and remediation. She currently manages several investigation and remediation projects in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but also has project experience in Delaware, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Ms. Stearns holds a BS/BA in Geology and Applied Anthropology from Appalachian State University and a MS in Environmental Policy from the University of Denver. Prior to joining GZA in 2015, Ms. Stearns was a geologist at an engineering consulting firm located in Raleigh, NC. She has been a member of SWEP since 2015.


Vacant Positions:

  • Executive Co-Chair


Board of Directors & Committee Chairs


  Ammie Martin

  SWEP Board Member, Technical Programs Committee Chair, & 
    Website/PR/Social Media Committee Co-Chair 


  Environmental Standards, Inc.

  Contact by Email |610-935-5577 x429


Ammie Martin is a Senior Technical Chemist and the Corporate Quality Assurance and Training Specialist at Environmental Standards, Inc. out of their Valley Forge, PA office. Ms. Martin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Georgia Southern University. She has over 15 years of diverse environmental laboratory and quality assurance experience. As a Senior Technical Chemist, she manages several data validation projects; is responsible for the validation of organic, inorganic, and radiological analytical data; and audits laboratory facilities. As the Corporate Quality Assurance and Training Specialist, Ms. Martin oversees the company’s Learning Management System (LMS), prepares data validation standard operating procedures (SOPs), and develops internal training programs to train quality assurance chemists.


 

 Erin Rodgers

 SWEP Board Member, Social Programs Committee Co-Chair


 Environmental Standards, Inc.

 Contact by Email |610-935-5577 x418



Erin Rodgers is a Principal Chemist with Environmental Standards, Inc. out of their Valley Forge, PA office. She has over 15 years of environmental laboratory and quality assurance experience. In this role, Ms. Rodgers is responsible for managing corporate laboratory programs for several industrial clients and routinely performs data validation, laboratory audits, performance evaluation studies, and forensic evaluations. Additionally, she can be found presenting and exhibiting at various conferences and trade shows and mentoring and training junior staff in the office. Erin received her BS from West Chester University.


  Jennifer Waters, P.E., LEED AP

  SWEP Board Member, Scholarship & Grants Committee Chair


  Urban Engineers, Inc.

  Contact by Email |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 as Office Manager and Associate Vice President for Urban’s Philadelphia office.

Over the past 18 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. In role as Office Manager, Jennifer will be responsible for the viability and success of Urban’s Philadelphia office.

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. 


 Jennifer Poole, P.G.
  Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Chair

  Pennoni
  Contact by Email | 513-463-8916


Jennifer Poole is a project geologist at Pennoni in Philadelphia, 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 Pennoni, Jennifer worked at a couple of other environmental consulting firms 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 has been a member of SWEP since 2013 and is the SWEP Treasurer and is also on the Scholarship and Grant selection committee.


Andrea Decola
Membership Committee Chair  

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, LLC
 Contact by Email |717-656-2300




Andrea DeCola currently hold a position as Senior Account Manager with Eurofins Environment Testing America. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Kutztown University in Environmental Science/Biology and has over 25 years of experience in the industry.  Andrea’s experience in the environmental industry includes bench analytical, project management and business development for the environmental laboratory industry as well as business development  for the environmental services/contracting industry.  Andrea has served on the social committee as well as the fundraising committee for Touchstone Awards for SWEP.


Laurel Klein
Scholarship & Grants Committee Chair

 GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
 Contact by Email |215-219-2361




Laurel Klein is an Environmental Scientist at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA), in Philadelphia, PA where she specializes in Phase I Environmental Site Investigation report writing and field assessments including ground water sampling, soil sampling, soil vapor intrusion assessing, lead-based paint sampling and asbestos sampling.  Ms. Klein has her asbestos building inspector certificate in Pennsylvania & New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia.  She holds a BS in Environmental Science from Stockton University, with a minor in chemistry.  Ms. Klein began her career at GZA following her graduation from Stockton in 2019.  She has been a member of SWEP since 2019.


 Katie Eberhart

 SWEP Board of Director
  

Orsted

 Contact by Email |215-630-0824





Katie Eberhart is a Senior Environmental and Permitting Specialist at Orsted where she supports offshore wind project development. She brings to that role more than 21 years of experience primarily focused on managing natural resource related issues regulated by the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, FERC 7(c), RCRA/CERCLA, NEPA, and other federal and state regulatory programs.  More specifically she has worked in the areas of wetland investigations and restoration monitoring; wildlife/threatened and endangered species studies; vegetation surveys; environmental permitting; habitat assessments; invasive species management; ecological risk assessment for CERCLA, RCRA, and state programs; and a variety of other environmental compliance programs. 

Katie earned a B.S. degree in Biology from Muhlenberg College and an M.S. degree in Ecology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where she studied lizard foraging ecology and got her start as an avid birdwatcher.  She is on SWEP's Grants and Scholarships committee and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and the Wyncote Audubon Society.


 

Vacant Positions:

  • Touchstone Committee Chair/Co-Chair









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