EBC Rhode Island Leadership Webinar: Rhode Island Environmental and Climate Leadership


Date: March 31, 2021


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Meeting

For this EBC Rhode Island Leadership webinar, the leadership of the RI Department of Environmental Management and the RI Climate Program at the Infrastructure Bank will provide an update on environmental and climate programs and priorities for the state of Rhode Island.

Issues to be discussed include:

  • Climate Change Preparedness
  • Resiliency & Adaptation
  • Stormwater Management
  • Enforcement
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Expansions
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Urban Soils
  • PFAS & Emerging Contaminants
  • Organics Management
  • Dredging and Ports & Harbors
  • Site Remediation and Brownfields

Following the presentations, Alan Shoer, Vice Chair of the EBC Rhode Island Chapter and partner with Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. will moderate a panel discussion with the speakers and program attendees.

Final Agenda – Rhode Island Webinar – Environmental and Climate Leadership


Program Chair

  • Alan Shoer, Partner, Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Speaker Agenda

Update from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Janet Coit,
Department of Environmental Management
State of Rhode Island


Terry Gray
, Deputy Commissioner
Department of Environmental Management
State of Rhode Island


Rhode Island’s Adaptation and Resiliency Programs

Jeff Diehl
, Executive Director and CEO
Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank


Shaun O’Rourke
, Chief Resiliency Officer
State of Rhode Island


Moderated Discussion

Attendee List

Kendra Beaver Save The Bay Staff Attorney
Matthew Bellisle Pare Corporation Vice President
Christian Capizzo Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Counsel
Richard Carlone GZA Senior Project Manager
Nick Corvello BETA Group, Inc. Director of Marketing
Suzanne Courtemanche Tighe & Bond Senior Project Manager
Meg Curran Conservation Law Foundation Senior Attorney
Lee Curtis BSC Group Principal
Christine Dieter Hinckley Allen Attorney
Michael Donegan Orson and Brusini, Ltd. Partner Heading Environmental Practice Group
Patrick Dowling Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Administrative Assistant II
David Easterbrooks Pare Corporation Vice President
Kazem Farhoumand Green International Affiliates Vice President
Eric Feroldi US Ecology Account Executive
Rob Gallagher Gallagher Environmental Consulting Group President
Topher Hamblett Save The Bay Director of Advocacy
William Howard National Grid Service Company Principal Environmental Scientist
Michael Kerr New England Hydropower Co. LLC CEO
Michael Kirkwood Pascoag Utility District General Manager
Paul Knapik BSC Group Manager, Science/Ecology
ALLEN KRATZ Resilience Works, LLC Principal
Robin Main Hinckley Allen Partner
Rick Mandile SAGE Environmental, Inc. Executive Assistant
Robert May Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Senior Vice President/Business Line Leader
Dave McLaughlin Clean Ocean Access Executive Director
Nichole Murawski GZA Project Manager
Elizabeth Noonan Adler Pollock & Sheehan Shareholder
Jonathan O’Brien Coneco Engineers and Scientists Inc Administrative Assistant
Dennis Papa dpSTUDIO environmental consulting & design LLC Vice President
Denise Pereira EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC Geologist II
Igor Runge GZA Senior Consultant
Angela Saunders McMahon Associates Project Manager
Jonathan Schaefer Robinson & Cole LLP Partner
Alan Shoer Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. Partner
Stacey Snow ESS Group, Inc. SENIOR SCIENTIST
Ed Summerly GZA Principal
Tayebeh TajalliBakhsh RPS Senior Lead Scientist
Elisabeth Treseder Equinor New England Market Lead
Thomas Uva Narragansett Bay Commission Environmental Coordinator
George Watson III Robinson & Cole LLP Attorney
Hank Webster Acadia Center Rhode Island Director & Staff Attorney
Barry Wenskowicz Narragansett Bay Commission Environmental Coordinator
David Werbel None COO and GC
Amy Willoughby National Grid Program Manager – NE SIR
Mark Winslow Gilbane Building Company Project Executive
Paul Woodworth Princeton Hydro Administrative Assistant

Thank you to our GOLD Sponsors


Thank you to our Silver Sponsors


Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors


Thank you to our Program Partners

The available presentations from the EBC Rhode Island Leadership Webinar: Rhode Island Environmental and Climate Leadership completed on March 31, 2021, can be viewed below.

PowerPoint Presentations – EBC Rhode Island Leadership Webinar: Rhode Island Environmental and Climate Leadership

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