EBC Leadership Series: MassDEP Deputy Commissioner Stephanie Cooper, the Western Region Leadership Team, and the EOEEA Regional Climate Program


Date: November 6, 2019


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

This EBC program is the fourth in an annual EBC program series of five meetings with the leadership teams of the four regional offices and the headquarters of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). These programs provide EBC members, municipal officials, and other attendees from throughout Massachusetts with the opportunity to hear from the leadership of each of the four DEP regional offices, and Boston Headquarters.

This fourth program will feature Mass DEP Deputy Commissioner Stephanie Cooper and the leadership of the Western Regional Office and focus on the important issues and priorities of the Western Massachusetts.

EOEEA Regional Climate Coordinators. This year these regional programs will include the newly designated EOEEA Regional Climate Coordinators. Each of the six coordinators will be in charge of working with the municipalities in their region on all stages of the planning and climate action grant processes – providing technical expertise; connecting municipal staff to necessary resources, people, and tools; as well as setting up shared learning opportunities.

Thank you to our Collaborating Organizations:


Plan to attend and learn first-hand about the five most critical environmental issues for the state, the Western Region and each regional bureau chief for 2019 and beyond. With much of the DEP decision making taking place at the regional level, this Western Region program will provide an opportunity for attendees to hear from the leadership of the MassDEP Western Regional Office as they discuss their hot issues and challenges.

EBC Program Series with MassDEP Leadership:

General 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 – DEP Western Region Leadership Program


Speaker Agenda

Keynote Address: Review of MassDEP Programs and Priorities

  • Stephanie Cooper, Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning, Department of Environmental Protection, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Update from the MassDEP Western Region Leadership Team

  • Michael Gorski, Regional Director
  • Brian Harrington, Deputy Regional Director, Bureau of Water Resources
  • Elizabeth Stinehart, Deputy Regional Director, Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup
  • Eva Tor, Deputy Regional Director, Bureau of Air and Waste

Following the DEP Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Francis J. Hoey of Tighe & Bond.

Attendee List

Nat Arai, GZA, Senior Project Manager
Jeffrey Arps, Tighe & Bond, Director, Remediation & Field Services
Jaimye Bartak, Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, Communications Manager
Ryan Bartosz, Weston & Sampson, Senior Project Manager
Stephen Beek, Con-Test Analytical Laboratory, Business Development Manager
Mary Brittain, GZA, Senior Project Manager
Kendra Brown, Exponent, Environmental Scientist
Paul Caron, Paul E Caron Associates, President
Guy Dalton, GZA, Associate Principal – Office Manager
Matthew Ednie, Cascade, Client Services Manager
Dan Fefer, Epsilon Associates, Senior Consultant
Nolan Fonda, GZA, Environmental Scientist 1
Brian Freeman, Robinson+Cole, Lawyer
Bill Fuqua, Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, Operations Mgmt WW
Patty Gambarini, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Principal Environmental Planner
Laurie Goff, Town of Chicopee, Pretreatment Coordinator
Tom Jenkins, GZA, Associate Principal
Jim Laurila, Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, Operations Director
Quinn Lonczak, City of Chicopee, MA, Project Supervisor
Scott Medeiros, Woodard & Curran, Vice President
Rebecca Merz, Phoenix Environmental Laboratories, Inc., New England Sales Manager
Ellen Moore, Mott MacDonald, Senior Associate
Siona Patisteas, VHB, Wetland Scientist
Jason Perry, Tighe & Bond, Senior Environmental Scientist
Shawn Rising, Tighe & Bond, Project Manager
Daniel Rukakoski, Tighe & Bond, Vice President
Deanna Sassorossi, Eversource, Associate Environmental Specialist
Joshua Schimmel, Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, Executive Director
Samantha Velluti, Tighe & Bond, Project Manager
Matt Wagner, Tighe & Bond, Senior Environmental Scientist
Pamela Westgate, Kleinfelder, Project Professional

Presentations from the EBC Leadership Series – MassDEP Regions and EOEEA Regional Climate Program: Deputy Commissioner Stephanie Cooper and the Western Region Leadership Team on November 6, 2019 can be viewed below.

Final Presentations – Program Series with MassDEP Western Region

Final Presentation – Deputy Commissioner Stephanie Cooper

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