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Join the next program planning meeting: June 7, 2021

Updated as of April 28, 2021

Mission Statement

The mission of the EBC Dam Management Committee is to identify and address dam management issues that are of interest to EBC members and their clients. Issues include but are not limited to legislative, regulatory and policy developments, innovative technologies, and business development opportunities at the federal, state, regional, and local level. These issues are addressed by providing objective information from up-to-date and reliable sources including government officials, technology developers, and business experts.

To implement this mission statement, the committee will:

  • Create and foster an open and ongoing exchange with legislators and regulators.
  • Organize focus groups to provide state regulators and policy makers with ideas, experiences and opinions on defined draft policies or regulations.
  • Organize quarterly or monthly committee meetings where guest speakers can address topics of concern.
  • Organize programs, workshops or conferences on major topics concerning dam management.
  • Foster networking opportunities that create opportunities for the EBC membership to meet important stakeholders, including potential clients and other EBC members.

Program topics include:


  • Dam Safety & Removal
  • Dam Restoration and Remediation
  • Flood Plain Management
  • Small Hydropower
  • Insurance Options for Dam Owners
  • Liability and Legal Responsibilities
  • Dam Removal for Liability Reduction
  • Emergency Action Planning

And work with Federal and State agencies that include:

  • Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
  • Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA)
  • Connecticut DEP
  • New Hampshire DES
  • Rhode Island DEM
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Committee Leadership

Committee Chair

Christopher D. Haker, P.E., Principal Engineer
Tighe & Bond
446 Main Street, 13th Floor, Worcester, MA  01608
508.320.3168  //  [email protected]

Committee Vice Chair

Chad Sumner, Principal
SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC
16 Front Street, Suite 209, Salem, MA 01970
978.744.1515  //  [email protected]

Leadership Team

The members of the EBC Dam Management Committee Leadership team meet routinely with the committee chair to identify topics for future EBC programs. As part of their responsibility, members of the leadership team will also take on the role of program chair to organize and moderate EBC programs for this committee.

Current members of the EBC Dam Management Committee Leadership Team include:

J. Matthew Bellisle, P.E., Senior Vice President
Pare Corporation
10 Lincoln Road, Suite 103, Foxboro, MA 02035
508.543.1755  //  [email protected]

Chad W. Cox, P.E., Senior Principal
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
249 Vanderbilt Avenue, Norwood, MA  02062
781.278.5787  //  [email protected]

Dan Galante, Vice President
T Ford Company, Inc.
118 Tenney Street, Georgetown, MA 01833
978.352.5606  //  [email protected]

Tulin Fuselier, P.E., Geotechnical Practice Leader
Weston & Sampson
55 Walkers Brook Drive, Reading, MA 01867
978.532.1900 x2385  //  [email protected]

Jill Griffiths, P.E., Water Resources Engineer
Gomez and Sullivan Engineers
P.O. Box 2179, Henniker, NH 03242
603.428.4960  //  [email protected]

Andrea Judge, Project Manager
Fuss and O’Neill
317 Iron Horse Way, Suite 204, Providence, RI 02908
401.861.3070 x4581  //  [email protected]

Juan M. Pestana, Sc.D., P.E., Senior Principal
Geosyntec Consultants
289 Great Road, Suite 202 Acton, MA 01710
978.206.5753  //  [email protected]

Derek J. Schipper, P.E., Senior Project Manager
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
249 Vanderbilt Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062
781.278.5792  //  [email protected]

Carol Wasserman, Senior Manager Environmental & Regulatory Affairs
New England Hydropower Company
100 Cummings Center, Suite 438N, Beverly, MA  01915
339.293.3157  //  [email protected]

Laura Wildman, PE, Practice Area Lead
Fisheries / Water Resource Engineer
20 Bayberry Road, Glastonbury, CT 06033
860.968.2740  //  [email protected]

Paul Woodworth, CERP, Fluvial Geomorphologist, Senior Project Manager
Princeton Hydro
931 Main Street, Suite 2, South Glastonbury, CT 06073
860.652.8911  //  [email protected]

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