Mary Jo is a Sustainability Management Certified Professional (SMCP), a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) and Global Safety Professional (GSP). She serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Sustainability Management Association. Mary Jo holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from North Carolina State University and an MS degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University where she graduated with honors and induction into Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society – National Society of Leadership and Success.
Mary Jo Press
Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability Manager
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability Manager
She holds a B.S. in Environmental Management from Northeastern State University – Tahlequah, OK.
Jordan Cosner Kenworthy
Environmental Manager, Republic Services
Area Environmental & Land Resource Manager
Lindsey is a Louisville, KY native and has also lived in 5 states, Scotland and Belgium.
Director of EHS
A&R Logistics, Inc.
Janet served for 11 years as the Permits Section Manager for the Water Quality Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). In this role she was responsible for the issuance of NPDES and State permit actions, compliance monitoring, data management, and business processes. During her tenure Janet leveraged the program to develop a capacity to issue 5,000 permit actions per year and managed 30 staff.
Janet also worked previously at DEN and in private consulting and supplements her water quality experience with work on NEPA, air quality, CERCLA and engineering design and construction projects.
Janet served as a member of the Committee of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine conducting a study for EPA Improving the Next-Generation EPA Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Stormwater Discharges. Janet currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District as appointed by the Mayor of Denver. Janet is a registered professional engineer in the State of Colorado and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. She is a seasoned volunteer instructor with the National Sports Center for the Disabled and regularly contributes through her volunteerism to the mission of Special Olympics Colorado.
Director of Environmental Programs
Denver International Airport (DEN)
Sr. Environmental Scientist
Michael is a leading energy, security, and environmental expert. He advises policymakers around the world, including in the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Belgium. He is co-founder of Breakthrough Institute, where he was president from 2003 - 2015, and served as an advisor to MIT's ``Future of Nuclear Energy`` task force.
President and Co-Founder
Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment”
She has more than 20 years of experience in the environmental field. Prior to joining Georgia-Pacific, she worked in the private environmental engineering and consulting field and also spent several years as the quality assurance officer and operations manager for a large commercial environmental laboratory.
Diane holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina – Asheville.
Senior Environmental Consultant
Prior to coming to EPA Kimbery worked for Puget Soundkeeper and prior to law school she worked for the Department of the Interior.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in Environmental Protection from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.
Samir J. Abdelnour
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Stormwater General Permit Writer
Washington Department of Ecology, Water Quality Program
He led the team that developed the New Jersey protocols for testing and evaluating storm water treatment devices and serves on the Water Environment Federation’s national committee for standardizing storm water practices and products (STEPP). Ryan is a former member of the State of Virginia’s Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse Committee, which is responsible for establishing BMP pollutant removal efficiencies. He has a MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and a BS in Biology and Geology from Tufts University.
Founder & COO
California Water Resources Control Board
On behalf of individuals, community groups, governments, businesses, and other stakeholders, Sean has prosecuted and defended numerous high-profile environmental, land use, and toxic tort matters, including multiple class actions, citizen suits, and Superfund sites. Sean has had success litigating matters that address water, soil, sediment, and air pollution from facilities involving dry cleaning and upstream/downstream oil processes, as well as ship building, metal plating, gasket, printing, and chemical manufacturing operations. Accordingly, Sean has extensive experience with statutes such as CERCLA, RCRA, HSAA, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Proposition 65, and Porter- Cologne Water Quality Control Act.
Utilizing the art of animation is one of Mat’s favorite ways to differentiate one online experience to the next. Originally, a graphic design major at The International Academy of Design and Technology - Tampa, animation was what inspired him to pursue a career in interactive web design.
While not practicing the fine art of UX, Mat enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle, playing the occasional video game, trips to Disney World and hanging with his fiancé Danielle and their dog Roxy.
Director of User Experience
Vice President of Environmental Compliance
CR&R Environmental Services
- Litigating under the full range of federal and California environmental laws
- Defending environmental enforcement actions
- Advising on compliance with environmental laws and regulations
- Resolving government agency investigations
- Obtaining project entitlements, permits, and other approvals
- Advising on environmental aspects of real estate and business transactions
- Defending Prop 65 actions
- Defending consumer and other class actions
- Defending claims under California’s Unfair Competition and False Advertising Laws
- Litigating contract, property, and other business disputes
In a prior career as an environmental consultant, Kamran managed assessment and remediation of sites with contaminated soil, groundwater, and soil vapor, obtaining regulatory closure on a high percentage of those sites.
She was pursuing a PhD in computer science from UC Berkeley, but chose to leave the program early (with a Masters) in pursuit of more entrepreneurial goals. Allie has BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. She has published and presented on her computer vision and machine learning research in multiple publications and conferences. She also holds a patent on Automatic Image Piling.
CEO & Co-Founder
Sophie has expertise in emergency response and associated natural resources damages claims. She defends complex, multi-party CERCLA/contaminated property cases, including toxic tort matters where personal injuries are alleged. She frequently represents clients in environmental lawsuits filed by citizen plaintiffs in her Clean Water Act and Proposition 65 practices, and has litigated and resolved favorably for her clients numerous Clean Water Act and Proposition 65 citizen suits.
Sophia B. Castillo
When Nicky is not in the office he enjoys; camping, cooking, going to music festivals, switching places with his identical twin brother, and coin collecting. Some of his favorite places outdoors are the coastal redwoods of California, and the Outer Banks, North Carolina.
Senior Industrial Designer
Kyle’s program at Genentech manages a combination volunteer and paid team of emergency responders including 40 EMTs, 15 Hazmat Specialists, and a 14 person team of cross trained Genentech security officers. Throughout Kyle's tenure the program has grown from a team handling less than 200 calls per year in 2005 to a projected volume of over 1400 in 2019, with approximately 55% being hazardous materials emergencies.
Kyle also maintains a position on the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team California Task Force 3 as a Hazmat Manager. He was deployed with the team to several large scale emergencies including: Hurricane Irma in Florida, Hurricanes Lane and Olivia in Hawaii and recently to the Camp fire in Paradise Ca.
Kyle is a NFPA Pro-Board certified Industrial Firefighter, an Emergency Medical Technician, Rescue Specialist and a CSTI Hazardous Materials Specialist. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, American Society for Industrial Security, and the International Fire Chief's Association where he participates in the Hazmat, EMS and Volunteer and Combination Officers Sections. Kyle has completed several emergency management courses at the Harvard School of Public Health, participated in the Leadership in Crisis executive education program at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2011, and the Crisis Management executive education program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Emergency Services Manager
Maya is a recent Cal grad with a B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology with a focus in Animal Health and Behavior. This unique curriculum gave her a foundation for understanding how organisms function in their environment from a molecular to ecological level. Taking courses under the Environmental Science, Policy and Management Department, she was also able to study the relationship between society and the environment.
Maya has 6 years of experience in the veterinary field and recently made the decision to switch career paths in order to help the community make positive changes in an ever-changing climate. She is excited to begin her career with Mapistry!
Customer Success Manager
Senior Manager, Environmental Water Quality
Northwest Seaport Alliance
Eric Van Genderen
Director of Environment, Health & Sustainability
International Zinc Association
Over the past four years, she has prepared countless Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans and trained over 300 facilities on stormwater requirements in both classroom and field settings. She prides herself on bringing awareness to stormwater pollution issues and solving problems for facilities and staff that often have core responsibilities in manufacturing and are not environmental specialists.
She holds a dual degree in Environmental Science and Geology from California State University East Bay, and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from John Hopkins University.
Director of Environmental Services
Clear Water Services
Staff Environmental Engineer
Senior Product Manager
selection and design. She has prepared numerous SWPPPs, and site-specific Stormwater Monitoring Programs; developed and conducted training for NPDES compliance; and conducted over 100 NPDES compliance audits throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada.
Growing up in the desert, she was fascinated at a young age by the impact rain has on the environment. She began her career in Nevada, where she focused on stormwater infrastructure projects. After completing her masters, she shifted her work to focus on pollution prevention.
She holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering from the University of Nevada Reno, and a Master in Civil Engineering with a focus on Water Resources from San Diego State Univerity.
Senior Stormwater Engineer
Prior to Recology, Chris also worked as an environmental contractor for the U.S. Navy. Chris holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution from the University of Illinois, a Master’s of Science of Environmental Science and Management degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Master’s of Business Management in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School. He has over 18 years of environmental compliance experience in government, recycling, and waste industries.