EBC Dam Management Leadership Webinar: 3rd Annual Briefing by the New England State Dam Safety Directors


Date: January 14, 2021


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Meeting

This EBC Dam Management Committee Program will bring together the state dam safety directors from each of the New England states to discuss the dam safety programs in each of their respective states.

The meeting provides an opportunity for the directors to:

  • Discuss challenges each program faces and how other states may have had or even overcome these challenges
  • Present any upcoming changes to their programs
  • Identify ways the states can assist and collaborate with each other
  • Determine ways the EBC can support each state’s dam safety program
  • Discuss training and outreach opportunities and needs
  • Gain a better understanding of each state’s dam safety program

A robust panel discussion between the speakers and the attendees with moderator Matt Bellisle will conclude the program.

Final Agenda – 3rd Annual New England State Dam Safety Directors Briefing



Program Chair:

  • J. Matthew Bellisle, P.E., Senior Vice President, Pare Corporation

Briefing from the New England State Dam Directors:


  • Ivonne Hall, P.E., Supervising Civil Engineer, Dam Safety Program, Water Planning & Management Division, Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection


  • John Skelley, P.E., State Dam Inspector, Maine Emergency Management Agency


  • David Ouellette, Permit Engineer, Office of Dam Safety,    Department of Conservation and Recreation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

New Hampshire

  • Jim Gallagher, Chief Engineer, Dam Bureau, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services


  • Benjamin Green, P.E., Section Chief, State Dam Safety Engineer, Dam Safety Program, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Rhode Island

  • Stacey Pinto, Environmental Engineer II, Office of Compliance & Inspection, Dam Safety, Water Compliance and Freshwater Wetland Compliance, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Moderated Discussion

Attendee List

Rory Alsberg J.F. Brennan Company, Inc Business Development Manager – Dam Construction
Eileen Bader Hall The Nature Conservancy Watershed Restoration Specialist
Zachary Baum Schnabel Engineering Project Engineer
Matt Bellisle Pare Corporation Senior Vice President
Kaitlyn Bernard The Nature Conservancy Natural Resource Policy Advisor
Karen Bradbury U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Projects Director
Jennifer Burke GZA Senior Project Manager
Timothy Cady Charter Contracting Company, LLC Director/Program Services
Bryan Carignan Massachusetts DCR Assistant Dam Safety Permit Engineer Office of Dam Safety
Jessica DeBellis GEI Consultants Geotechnical Engineer
Steve Doyon New Hampshire DES Chief Dam Safety Engineer
Sherry Dutzy NH General Court State Representative
Jack Enos T Ford Co Inc. COO
Matthew Farren GEI Consultants Geotechnical Engineer
Philip Forzley Fuss & O’Neill Vice President
Tulin Fuselier Weston & Sampson Technical Project Coordinator
Dan Galante T Ford Company, Inc. Senior Vice President
Laurel Gionet TRC Senior Geotechnical Project Manager
Dan Grand GEI Engineer
Jill Griffiths Gomez and Sullivan Engineers Water Resources Engineer
James Guarente GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Associate Principal
Steven Hanna State of Vermont Dam Safety Engineer
Nick Hastings Woodard & Curran, Inc. Senior Principal
Chris Hirsch Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration Restoration Specialist
Patrick Hogan Rhode Island DEM Dam Safety Program
Kristopher Houle MA Division of Ecological Restoration Senior Ecological Restoration Engineer
Stephanie Hubbard Wright-Pierce Project Manager
Amy Hunt EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC Project Manager
Thomas Jenkins GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Associate Principal
Katherine King Vermont Dam Safety Program AmeriCorps Member
Paul Leofanti Charter Contracting Company, LLC Director, Estimating & Project Management
David Margolis USACE Chief of Engineering
Marty McHugh SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC Marketing Coordinator
Ryan Mulcahey RIDEM Legislative Liaison
Allen Orsi Pare Corporatoin Vice President
Dana Patterson Princeton Hydro Marketing & Communications Manager
James Petras AECOM Project Manager, Senior Environmental Scientist
David Railsback Schnabel Engineering Senior Engineer
Derek Schipper GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Senior Consultant
Amy Singler American Rivers River Restoration Director
Steven Sroka Tighe & Bond Senior Engineer
Chad Sumner SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC Principal
Jillian Thompson The Nature Conservancy/RI DEM Conservation Engineer
Robert Wallace Ocean Surveys, Inc. Hydrographic Project Manager
Sheila Warren USACE New England District Silver Jackets Coordinator
Matthew Wilder Charter Contracting Company, LLC Project Manager
Laura Wildman Biohabitats Practice Lead
Gillian Williams GEI Consultants, Inc. Project Manager
James Woidt Streamworks, PLLC Hydrologist and Water Resources Engineer
Craig Wood ESS Group, Inc. Principle Scientist
Paul Woodworth Princeton Hydro Administrative Assistant

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PowerPoint Presentation

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Dam Management Leadership Webinar: 3rd Annual Briefing by the New England State Dam Safety Directors completed on January 14, 2021, can be viewed below.

Presentations – 3rd Annual New England State Dam Safety Directors Briefing

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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