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Executive Committee Bios
Bradley Moore, President – Brad will begin his term as NEWEA President in January 2014. He has worked in the wastewater field for 34 years and has been the Superintendent of the Bangor Wastewater Treatment for the past 15 years. Brad earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Eastern Maine Vocational Technical Institute and currently holds a Maine Grade 5B and New York Grade 3A operator’s license along with a Grade 3 Collections System certificate. He has been a long time member of the MWWCA serving on the Government Affairs and Public Relations committees and as Secretary of the organization. Brad has served NEWEA in numerous capacities which include Maine State Director, vice-chair of the Awards Committee, WEF Delegate and served on the Utility Council, Government Affairs, Assessment and Development and Registration committees. Brad has received the President’s Service and Roger Gagne Awards from MWWCA and the Alfred E. Peloquin Award from NEWEA. He is also a recipient of the WEF Public Education Award. Brad is a member of the Quarter Century Operators’ Club and the Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers.   
  Matthew Formica, President Elect – Matt will begin his term as President Elect for NEWEA beginning in January 2014. Matt is a Project Manager for AECOM and has more than 15 years of experience in the water quality field. Matt earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and his master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the from the University of New Hampshire, is a graduate of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Program for Emerging Leaders, and is a Registered Professional Engineering. Matt has served NEWEA in various capacities including as a member and Chairman of the Program Committee and as the Lead of the 2013-2014 NEWEA Rebranding Taskforce. He has also has served as a member of the Membership and Finance Committees and is a member of the Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers. Matt has also contributed to a number of NEWEA and WEF journal publications and has presented over 15 papers at various local, national, and international conferences.
  Raymond Willis, P.E., Vice President – Ray will begin his term as Vice President for NEWEA in 2014. Ray is a Vice President at Onsite Engineering, Inc. and has over 18 years experience in the water/wastewater/stormwater engineering fields. Ray received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island, is a graduate of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Program for Emerging Leaders, and holds Professional Engineering and Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator’s licenses. Ray has served NEWEA in various capacities as the Massachusetts Director and as a member of the Awards, Collection System, Membership and Government Affairs Committees in addition to serving as a moderator for the NEWEA Annual Conference and Specialty Conferences. In addition to roles with NEWEA, he is active in the Massachusetts Water Pollution Control Association (MWPCA) and is the Past President and a member of the Board of Directors. He is a member of the Association’s Government Affairs, Finance Committee, Decentralized Operations, and Collection System Committees.   
 

Frank Occhipinti, PE, Treasurer (January 2013-January 2016) – Frank will begin his term as Treasurer for NEWEA. Frank is a Project Manager at Weston & Sampson in their Peabody, Massachusetts office. He has over 20 years of experience in designing and managing projects for wastewater and stormwater throughout New England specializing in capacity analysis, infiltration/inflow (I/I) analysis, and sewer system rehabilitation. Frank received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology and is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE).

Frank has been an active member of WEF and NEWEA for nearly 20 years and has served in numerous capacities in NEWEA, including: Director at Large for the Executive Committee, Student Activities Committee Chair, and a member of the Awards, Nomination, Young Professionals, Public Education, Asset Management, and Collection Systems Committees. Frank also served on the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) Boston 2012 Special Committee. 
 
  Gerald C. Potamis, P.E. Secretary - Jerry is serving as NEWEA’s ECM Secretary for 2014 and is currently the Wastewater Superintendent for the Town of Falmouth, Ma. He has over 40 years of professional experience in water resource protection. He retired in 2007 from the both the US EPA Region 1 having served in a variety of environmental management positions and the US Army serving as a Preventive Medicine Officer. He joined WEF (aka WPCF) and NEWEA (aka NEWPCF ) in the 70’s and has served on a variety of committees

He received both a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and is a Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 
Jennifer Kelly Lachmayr, WEF Delegate (October 2012-October 2015) – Jennifer Kelly Lachmayr is in her second year of her three year term as a WEF Delegate. Jenn is a Principal-in-Charge and Business Development Manager for Malcolm Pirnie the Water Division of ARCADIS-US located in Wakefield MA. Jenn has over 28 years of experience in environmental engineering. She earned her BS in mechanical engineering from Cornell University. She is a registered Professional Engineer in MA, RI, NH, and ME and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer. Jenn has been a member of NEWEA since 1996 and has served on Programs Committee, the Assessment & Development Committee, and currently chairs the Public Awareness Task Force. In addition, Jenn is active in several other organizations including AWWA, NEWWA, APWA, ECHA, MWPCA as well as WEF. For WEF Jenn has been an active volunteer since 1997 and currently serves on the Collection Systems Committee (CSC) and chairs the Workshop subcommittee in addition she serves on Program Workshop Subcommittee and the Steering Committee for the CSC. Jenn is the recipient of the WEF’s CSC golden manhole award.   
Janine Burke, Rhode Island State Director (January 2012-January 2015) – Janine will begin her third year of a three-year term as the State Director from Rhode Island. Janine is the Executive Director of the Warwick Sewer Authority. After earning a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Rhode Island, Janine started her career working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Boston, during which time she earned a Masters degree in Public Administration from Northeastern University. She was named Outstanding Student of Public Administration by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration in 1997. In 1998, Janine took a position with the West Warwick Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility and has worked in wastewater ever since. She holds a Grade II wastewater operator’s license from the State of Rhode Island. Janine has served on the Board of Directors of the Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association (NWPCA) since 1998, was Secretary for many years, and has worked on numerous committees. In 2003, she was the recipient of NWPCA’s James Marvelle Award for leadership excellence as an active and contributing Association member. In 2013, Janine was appointed by Governor Chaffee as one of Rhode Island’s Commissioners to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission.  
  Robert Fischer, Vermont State Director (January 2012-January 2015) – Bob will begin his third year of a three-year term as the Vermont Director for NEWEA. Bob is Chief Operator at the City of Montpelier Vermont WWTF, Chief Operator at Websterville Vermont Fire District #3 WTF and has over 24 years of experience in the water quality/environmental field. Bob earned his undergraduate degree in Biology/History (dual major) from SUNY College at Buffalo and attended the graduate Fisheries Biology program at Humboldt State University. Bob is a Vermont Grade 5 DM Wastewater Operator, Vermont Grade 4C Water Operator and NEWEA Grade 2 Wastewater Laboratory Analyst. Bob is also the President of GMWEA, Chair of the Laboratory Standards Committee, member of the Government Affairs Committee, member of the Finance Committee, past Web Committee Chair and past Treasurer. Bob was appointed by the Governor to the Lake Champlain Citizens Advisory Committee in 2014. He has been awarded the GMWEA Andrew D. Fish Laboratory Excellence Award, WEF Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award and is a member of the NEWEA Crystal Crucible Society. In his off time, besides spending time with his wife and four children Bob is the Killington Mountain School Weekend Program Head Freestyle Development Team Coach.  
  Frederick J. McNeill. P.E., New Hampshire State Director (January 2012–January 2015) - Fred started his career in engineering over 30 years ago as a Peace Corps Volunteer managing a rural water supply program in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Fred then embarked on a 20 year consulting engineer career including ten years working internationally in Egypt, Jordan, Armenia, Georgia, and Bulgaria. Fred then moved to the public sector in 2006 and became Chief Engineer for the City of Manchester’s Environmental Protection Division where he manages northern New England’s largest wastewater utility.

Fred has a BS in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. A past president of New Hampshire Water Pollution Control Association, he is currently State Director for the New England Water Environment Association, a member of the New Hampshire Rivers Management Advisory Committee, and has served as a NEIWPCC State Commissioner since 2007. 
 

Peter Goodwin, Maine State Director - Peter is a Vice President and
Senior Client Manager and has 29 years of experience in the water and wastewater field. Peter earned engineering degrees from the University of Maine-Orono and Northeastern University. Peter has been a member of NEWEA since 1989, having served many years on the Program Committee and currently working with the Government Affairs and Awards Committee. Peter is also Vice President of the New Hampshire Water Pollution Control Authority (NHWPCA) and is active in APWA, NHPWA, NHWWA, and MWUA. 
 

Meg Tabacsko, Meeting Management Council Director - Meg Tabacsko holds a BS in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is employed by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), the largest public water and wastewater utility in Massachusetts. As the Manager of the MWRA’s School Education Program, her primary responsibility is visiting area schools (pre-K through the college level) to educate teachers and students about the public health significance of water supply and wastewater treatment. Meg has been employed with the MWRA since October of 1986 and developed the MWRA’s award winning wastewater education program in 1989. Meg reaches about 10,000 students each year. In addition to the hundreds of classroom presentations she does, she also conducts teacher training workshops, creates curricula, and oversees an annual poster, writing, and video contest. For the past 8 years, she has been very involved in introducing World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC) to New England schools and youth groups and was awarded The Water Champion of North America Award for her efforts. Meg has been an active member of the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) since 1993. She serves as Meeting Management Director and is the past chairperson of the Registration, Membership and the Public Education committees. Meg also serves on the Boston Harbor Educators’ Conference Planning Committee and the Waterworks Museum Education Committee. Meg was recently (March 2014) awarded the Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education. She is also the past recipient of the Massachusetts Marine Educators Association’s Nap Buonaparte Award and NEWEA’s Public Educator of the Year.  

Jay Sheehan, Connecticut State Director (January 2014-January 2015) - Jay is pleased to begin his first-year of a three-year term as Connecticut State Director for NEWEA. He is a Senior Vice President for Woodard & Curran working out of their Enfield and Cheshire, Connecticut offices. Jay has been a NEWEA member since 1998 and has served as Chair of the Utility Management Committee as well as being a current member of the Government Affairs, Awards, and Utility Management Committees. Jay is on the Board of Directors for both the Connecticut Water Pollution Abatement Association (CWPAA) and the Connecticut Association of Water Pollution Control Authorities (CAWPCA). He also volunteers for his Water Pollution Control Authority in the Town of Simsbury, Connecticut.  
Virgil Lloyd, Collection Systems & Water Resources Council Director - Virgil is a Senior Vice President with Fuss & O’Neill Engineers, serving clients throughout New England from their Manchester, CT headquarters office. He has over 34 years’ experience in the water and wastewater industry. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Virgil holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of New Haven and a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut. He has been an active member and supporter of NEWEA for many years, and is the former chair of the CSO/Wet Weather Issues Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Water Pollution Abatement Association. He is currently the co-chair of the Connecticut PA12-155 Phosphorus Non-Point Source Workgroup.  
Thomas Groves, Outreach Council Director (January 2012-January 2015) – Tom is Director of the Wastewater and Onsite Programs division at New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) where he has worked for the last 24 years. Tom earned his B.S. degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell in 1984. Tom has volunteered in NEWEA and WEF in a variety of positions. He is a current member and former chair of the NEWEA Small Community Committee. He is a member of the WEF Small Community Committee and the WEF Professional Development Committee. He is a past recipient of U.S. EPA’s 104(g) Sparkplug Award and in 2013 received a US EPA Region 1 Environmental Merit Award. In addition to his current and past NEWEA involvement, Tom has been active in many other volunteer associations including the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA), where he recently completed a 2-year term as president, and the Massachusetts Association of Onsite Wastewater Professionals (MAOWP , formerly known as YOWA) for which he was one of the founding directors.  
  Priscilla Bloomfield, Treatment, System Operations, and Management Council Director – Priscilla is a Senior Project Manager with CH2M HILL. She has over 13 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry, focusing on asset management, strategic and master planning, benchmarking, and organizational assessments. Priscilla is a registered Professional Engineer in California, Texas, and Florida. She holds a BS in biology from Bates College, and a Bachelors of Engineering and Masters in Engineering Management from Dartmouth College. Priscilla has been an active member of NEWEA and WEF since 2003. She is a member of NEWEA’s Asset Management, Microconstituents, Sustainability, and Watershed Management committees and is the former chair of the Asset Management and Microconstituents committees. Priscilla is also a member of WEF’s Utility Management Committee and Sustainability Community of Practice.
  Jim Barsanti, Communication Council Director – Jim is serving in his second year as Communications Council Director. Jim is a Senior Water and Wastewater Engineer for the Town of Framingham’s Department of Public Works and has 29 years of experience in the water and wastewater field. He has a Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts and Vermont. Jim is a NEWEA Grade IV Collection Systems Operator and is certified by NASSCO for pipeline, manhole, and lateral assessment. He has volunteered in NEWEA and WEF in a variety of positions and is a current member of the WEF Volunteers of the Future Communications Team Working Group. He has been a member of NEWEA since 1992, and has served as the Assessment and Development Committee Chair and the Collection Systems Committee Chair. Jim is currently an active member of those committees and the Sustainability Committee, and has previously served on the Membership, CSO/Wet Weather Issues, and Nominating committees. He is a member of the Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers and the Golden Manhole Society.
Michael V. Bonomo, Past President – Mike is a Business Development Manager for ADS Environmental Services and has 34 years of experience in the water quality/environmental field. Mike earned his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and a graduate degree from Pace University. He has volunteered in NEWEA and WEF in a variety of positions and is a current member of the WEF Membership Committee. Mike maintains a dual membership with the New York Water Environment Association where he is the current Chair of the Wastewater Collection System Committee through February 2012. He has served NEWEA in numerous capacities including: Membership Committee Chair, WEF Delegate, Research Committee Vice Chair and NEWEA Vice President. He has also has served as a member of the Registration, Finance and Government Affairs Committees. Mike is a member of the Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers and a past Member Association recipient of the WEF Bedell Award. In addition to his current and past NEWEA involvement, Mike has been active in many other volunteer associations including New England Water Works Association and the Connecticut Water Pollution Abatement Association. 

 

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