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EBC Rhode Island Program: Briefing by the Rhode Island DEM Section Chiefs

October 17, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Room 300
235 Promenade St
Providence, RI 02908

This EBC Rhode Island Program will feature the Office Chiefs who report to Terry Gray at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM). Each of the office chiefs will give their perspectives on the five most critical issues facing their respective offices. With much of the RI DEM decision making taking place at the office level, this EBC Rhode Island program provides a unique opportunity to understand the challenges and concerns of the leadership of the RI DEM Offices.

Join us for an informative and lively conversation with the key RI DEM decision makers as they discuss ongoing and future programs strategies and challenges.

There will be adequate time for Q & A from the audience.

Final Agenda – Rhode Island Program – Briefing by the Rhode Island DEM Section Chiefs

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.0 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.



Program Chair:

  • Rick Mandile, Chair, EBC Rhode Island Chapter; Principal, SAGE Environmental

Speaker Agenda:

Overview of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

  • Terry Gray, Associate Director, Bureau of Environmental Protection, RI DEM

Update from the RI DEM Leadership – Panel One

  • Jim Ball, Chief, Office of Emergency Response, RI DEM
  • Eric Beck, Chief, Office of Groundwater and Freshwater Wetlands, RI DEM
  • Dave Chopy, Chief, Office of Compliance & Inspection, RI DEM
  • Ron Gagnon, Chief, Office of Customer & Technical Assistance, RI DEM

Update from the RI DEM Leadership – Panel Two

  • Alicia Good, Assistant Director for Water Resources, RI DEM
  • Laurie Grandchamp, Chief, Office of Air Resources, RI DEM
  • Leo Hellested, Chief, Office of Waste Management, RI DEM
  • Angelo Liberti, Chief, Office of Surface Water Protection, RI DEM

The Panel Updates will be moderated by Rick Mandile of SAGE Environmental.


Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Attendee List

Gene Allen Town of Smithfield Department of Public Works Director of Public Works / Water Commissioner
Mahrukh Anwar Community College of Rhode Island Adjunct professor
Marylou Armstrong BETA Group, Inc. Vice President
Cynthia Baumann CDM Smith PE
Melissa Beauchemin EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC Senior Scientist
Fred Bevans VHB Environmental Scientist
Brian Card RIRRC Director of Engineering
Renee Codega vhb Senior Engineer
Hannah Corso GES Associate Geologist
Kelly Cowan Woodard & Curran Project Manager
Jenna Cragan MPA Chief Scientist
James Crowley Conservation Law Foundation Staff Attorney
Kristine Davies Trinity Consultants Principal Consultant
Robert Deady Rhodes Technologies Senior Manager, Environmental Affairs
Alexandra Echandi BSC Group, Inc. Ecological Scientist
Tim Faulkner ecoRI News reporter
David Foss WIlcox & Barton, Inc. LSP – Principal Hydrogeologist
Gale Gennaro Providence College Director EHS
Edward Giordano EndPoint, LLC Associate
Chelsea Glinka VHB Environmental Scientist
Roger Gosciminski ESS Group, Inc. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER
Peter Grivers VHB, Inc. Sr. Project Manager
Sara Haupt GZA Engineer
Scott Hobson Caputo and Wick Ltd. Director of Environmental Permitting
Kerri Houghton Narragansett Bay Commission ECTA
Robin Main Hinckley Allen Partner
Eric Monkiewicz VHB Project Manager
Nicole Mulanaphy SAGE Environmental Inc. Senior Project Manager
Greg Myers Providence College Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Korie Nichols SAGE Environmental, Inc Personal Assistant
George Palmisciano Pare Corporation Sr. V.P.
Joseph Reposa RI Resource Recovery Corporation Executive Director
Igor Runge GZA Senior Consultant
John Spirito GZA Principal
Ed Summerly GZA Principal
Erick Toledo RCAP Solutions Water Specialist