EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Program: What Does Successful Risk Communication Look Like?


Date: June 14, 2019


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

This engaging EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee program will focus on the management and communication of risk associated with contaminants and waste sites.  The program will provide useful tools for addressing real and perceived environmental risks.  Presentations will include real-life examples and scenarios where risk communication played an important role in the success or failure of a project.

Final Agenda – What Does Successful Risk Communication Look Like?


Program Co-Chairs:

  • Michelle N. O’Brien, Partner, Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Jonathan Schaefer, Associate, Robinson & Cole LLP

Speaker Agenda:

Risk, Risk Perception, and Risk Communication – What Do We Know?

  • Wendy Heiger-Bernays, PhD, Clinical Professor of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health

Facts versus Fear: The Consultant/Risk Assessor/LSP Perspective

  • Lisa J. Campe, MPH, LSP, Senior Vice President, Woodard & Curran

Public Engagement Tools for Spanish-Speaking Communities

  • Raimundo J. Matos, PhD, LSP, Section Manager, AECOM

Legal Considerations in Risk Communication

  • Earl W. Phillips, Jr., Esquire, Partner, Robinson & Cole LLP

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a moderated discussion by Jonathan Schaefer of Robinson & Cole LLP.

Attendee List

David Austin, AECOM, Project Manager
Allie Bailey, Roux Associates, Staff Engineer
Malwina Burzec, Boston University, Energy & Environmental Lawyer
Jerome Edwards, CAMERON-COLE, LLC
Thomas Fiore, Thomas G. Fiore, Attorney at Law
Max Forsythe, National Response Corporation (NRC), Business Development Manager
Katrina Green, EnviroVantage, CIO
Matthew Heil, Sanborn Head & Associates, Project Director & Associate
Ron Marnicio, Tetra Tech, Inc., Project Manager
Ron Myrick, Tetra Tech, Inc., Director
Michael Neville, Green Insurance Exchange, LLC, Principal & Founder
Peter Russell, Sullivan Group, Principal
Karl Touet, Twin Elms, Principal
Andrew Vitvitsky, MIT Climate CoLab, Research Associate

The available presentations from the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Program: What Does Successful Risk Communication Look Like? completed on June 14, 2019, can be viewed below.

Presentation – What Does Successful Risk Communication Look Like?

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