EBC Emerging Contaminants Program: Understanding the Science and Toxicity of PFAS – A Deeper Dive


Date: May 2, 2019


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Bowditch & Dewey, LLP –

This EBC program on Emerging Contaminants of Concern will provide an update on the status of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). Previous EBC programs discussing PFAS have focused on providing a general overview of these chemicals, including naming conventions, sources and potentially-affected sites, sampling concerns, unique chemistry, fate & transport, and general toxicity information. This program is designed to go to the next level with an assumption that the PFAS basics are already understood. There will be a brief 15-minute introduction to review some of the basics but the focus of the program will be on the latest analytical methods, fate and transport in the environment, toxicity and health effects, and PFAS forensics. Legal implications of potential PFAS presence at existing and closed sites will be also discussed. Attendees are encouraged to raise questions for discussion about the technical and regulatory challenges associated with PFAS investigations.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the program.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Final Agenda – Emerging Contaminants Program: Understanding the Science and Toxicity of PFAS – A Deeper Dive


Program Chair:

  • Elizabeth Denly, Program Director – PFAS Group, TRC


  • Robert D. Cox, Jr., Partner, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
  • Elizabeth Denly, Program Director – PFAS Group, TRC
  • Steven LaRosa, Technical Leader, Weston & Sampson
  • Jim Occhialini, Vice President, Alpha Analytical

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Liz Denly of TRC.

Attendee List

Stephen Beek Con-Test Laboratories Business Development Manager
Heather Boyd Great American Insurance Environmental Underwriter
Malwina Burzec Boston University Energy & Environmental Lawyer
Daniel Cho Onvector CEO
David Ciccalone Roux Associates, Inc. Principal Hydrogeologist
Ian Coghill Conservation Law Foundation Environmental Impact Litigator
Nicholas Corso SGS AXYS Analytical Services Business Development Manager
Garrett De Lotto Globalcycle, Inc. Account Manager
Hugo DelRosso US Ecology Senior Account Executive
Aaron DeWees Absolute Resource Associates COO
Helen Douglas Geosyntec Consultants Senior Consultant
Peter Durning Mackie Shea, PC Managing Shareholder
Max Forsythe National Response Corporation (NRC) Business Development Manager
Dennis Francoeur Jr RPF Environmental CIH CSP CMI
Rich Geisser ReEnergy Recycling Project Manager
Michael Gitten ATC Division Manager
Andrew Gregory Cleary Insurance V.P. Environmental Practice Leader
Mark Henderson Nobis Group Senior Project Manager
Michael Hodge Casella Waste Vice President – Organics
Edith Hutchinson AECOM Senior Project Chemist
Heidi Keller Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Hydrogeologist
Charles Klingler ATC Group Services LLC (an Atlas Company) Worcester Branch Manager, LSP
Steve Knollmeyer Alpha Analytical VP Sales
Christopher Koehler HDR Solid Waste Section Manager
Patricia Kozak Ensafe Northeast Regional Director
Daron Kurkjian Weston & Sampson Project Manager
Jennifer Laramie Eastern Analytical, Inc. Account Manager
Brendan Lennon Golder Associates Project Manager
Charlie Mace Resource Options Inc. Division Manager
Tim Maus GeoInsight, Inc. Project Geologist / Office Health & Safety Manager
Patrick Milmoe Waste Management Industrial Account Manager
Gary Murphy Strategic Environmental Services, Inc. Project Manager
Ron Myrick Tetra Tech Director
Jacqueline Oakes Loureiro Engineering Associates Project Engineer
Tara Olson Granite Shore Power LLC Environmental Engineer
Dianne Phillips Holland & Knight LLP Partner
Gary Raddatz Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. Environmental Manager
Courtney Rainey MA House of Representatives Chief of Staff
Tony SantaFe Strategic Environmental Services, Inc. Project Manager
Jon Schaefer Robinson & Cole LLP Attorney
Kathleen Soukup Weston Solutions, Inc. Project Manager
Tracy Stenner Battelle Manager, Environmental Services
Jeremy Thebodo Alpha Analytical Technical Sales Associate
Mark Thompson Waste Management of NH &ME Industrial Account Manager
Jonathan Thorn Battelle Laboratory Director
Ken Verhelle Tunnel Hill Partners Regional Sales & Business Development Director
Christopher Walton Apex Companies, LLC Project Manager
Mark Wetzel Town of Ayer DPW Superintendent
Steve Zemba Sanborn Head Project Director

The available presentations from the EBC Emerging Contaminants Program: Understanding the Science and Toxicity of PFAS – A Deeper Dive completed on May 2, 2019, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Emerging Contaminants Program – Understanding the Science and Toxicity of PFAS – A Deeper Dive

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