Jennifer Lundberg, CEP, Chair of the Certification Review Board, is pleased to announce the certification of the following new Certified Professionals.
NEWLY CERTIFIED THIS YEAR
Caroline Levenda, CEP-Assessment
Certified: September 17, 2019
Ms. Caroline Levenda is a senior environmental planner with HNTB. She received her B.S. in geological engineering from Michigan Tech University. She completed her second B.S. in Geology with an emphasis on Earth Science Education from Michigan Tech University while obtaining a teaching credential. Ms. Levenda has worked in environmental consulting for over 16 years; her experience includes NEPA, environmental planning, remediation, transportation planning, and forest hydrology. Caroline has nearly seven years of experience in northern California; she worked four of these for the Hoopa Valley Tribe focused on hydrology and geology. She has four years of environmental consulting in Hawaii where she worked on NEPA projects and environmental compliance across the islands. Caroline currently resides in the Chicagoland area and supports several transportation projects in Illinois as well as projects in Texas and Florida. She is the immediate past President for the Illinois AEP and serves as the chapter representative to the NAEP. Caroline was the technical co-chair for the 2018 NAEP conference in Tacoma, Washington and continues to be an active member of the NAEP. Ms. Levenda was the track chair for water management for the 2019 NAEP conference and continues this role for the 2020 NAEP Conference coming to Fort Lauderdale. She enjoys her butterfly garden and hiking on the weekends and spending time with her family.
Becky Holloway, CEP-Assessment
Certified: August 28, 2019
Ms. Holloway has 22 years of environmental consulting experience, with an emphasis on projects requiring in-water work. She is the regulatory compliance lead for the HDR Fisheries Design Center in Gig Harbor, WA with a background in marine and aquatic sciences. Ms. Holloway's project experience includes: stream habitat surveys, analysis of construction-related effects to resources in or near salmon streams and marine/estuary environments, aquatic habitat surveys to determine suitability for anadromous salmonid rearing and spawning, underwater noise assessments to estimate impacts on fish and marine mammals from pile driving, dredging, or nearshore blasting, sea turtle and marine mammal studies and monitoring, and riparian habitat assessments.
Ms. Holloway specializes in ESA Section 4d, 7 and 10 consultations, and prepares Essential Fish Habitat Assessments, Environmental Impacts Statement sections, Environmental Assessments, technical reports, and other permitting documents (SEPA/NEPA checklists, JARPA etc.). She has led the development over 50 ESA consultation documents for HDR, many of which have required an analysis of the effects of instream work on aquatic species, including dredging, flow alteration, underwater sound, and genetic and ecological effects on ESA-listed fish resulting from interactions with hatchery-origin fish.
In her spare time, Ms. Holloway enjoys swimming, skiing, traveling, seeing great music, and camping with her husband, kids, and dogs.
Sid Rajmohan, CEP-IT
Certified: August 9, 2019
Mr. Sid Rajmohan has over 11 years of experience in the environmental consulting space, having led environmental projects across a wide array of local, national, and global needs. At the age of 30, Mr. Rajmohan became one of the youngest Partners globally at Environmental Resources Management (ERM), an EHSS consulting firm with presence in over 40 countries, and in 2019, was promoted to the role of Area Managing Partner (Area Manager) for ERM’s Central Texas operations. Mr. Rajmohan’s environmental experience ranges from complex air permitting, regulatory compliance, environmental audits, and transaction due diligence support, to environmental management systems, environmental strategy, and corporate sustainability reporting. He has demonstrated expertise in leading large multi-year national and global environmental projects with teams of engineers spanning across 10+ countries. Mr. Rajmohan came from humble beginnings, but through perseverance and hard work received a full merit scholarship to pursue graduate studies in engineering in the US, which in turn paved the way for his career in the environmental space. He is passionate about environmental stewardship and sustainability, is active in the environmental professional community, and has authored white papers and presented in technical conferences on complex environmental topics. Mr. Rajmohan loves mentoring and coaching young engineers and emerging leaders in the environmental field, and identifies this to be the most fulfilling aspect of his role as an Area Manager and Partner at ERM.
Kevin Marrow, CEP by Eminence – Operations
Certified: August 4, 2019
Since May 2017, Kevin Marrow has served as Environmental Health and Safety Manager for the Dentsply Sirona York, PA facility on College Ave., where he is responsible for all aspects of environmental compliance including providing technical assistance for environmental regulations, the facility environmental management systems, and projects. Prior to that, Kevin was Environmental Health and Safety Manager for Canam Steel Corp. in Point of Rocks, MD. Before joining Canam Steel Corp, Kevin held EHS leadership roles at several different companies, including Rust-Oleum, Alpharma, and Shire Laboratories. Kevin holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry and has obtained certification as an Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician (OHST) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
John Abbott , CEP – Planning
Certified: June 24, 2019
John Abbott, PG is the Director of Environmental Services at Wantman Group, Inc. (WGI). He received his B.S. in geology from Virginia Tech and his M.S. in geology from New Mexico Tech. He has 23 years experience in environmental consulting, including NEPA, environmental planning, permitting, wetland mitigation, wildlife surveys, and contamination remediation. He worked for 8 years at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina doing remediation planning at that nuclear weapons facility. For the past 15 years, he has been in Florida working on land development, transportation, and environmental restoration projects. John is active in the environmental community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals and is the President for the South Florida Association of Environmental Professionals. On weekends, look for him in a kayak in the Everglades or Florida Keys.
Patrick Meddaugh, CEP-IT
Certified: June 19, 2019
Patrick is a multi-disciplinary environmental scientist focused on preparing legally defensible technical analysis for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, reports, and analytical technical studies for a variety of large-scale infrastructure, energy, telecommunications, and civil works projects.
Through his work, Patrick serves as a technical specialist with experience in the CEQA/NEPA analysis of impacts related to biological resources, hydrology/water quality, hazards and hazardous materials, geology and soils, mineral resources, public services, utilities and service systems, traffic and transportation, wildfire, socioeconomics, environmental justice, alternatives, cumulative projects, project descriptions, mitigation monitoring and reporting programs, and construction-design issues. Patrick’s experience also includes reconstruction and resource surveys, permitting, construction compliance monitoring, and project life-cycle services.
Douglas J. Durbin, Ph.D , CEP – CEP by Eminence
Certified: June 11, 2019
Doug Durbin is a Chief Scientist and Senior Expert with Brown and Caldwell. He has a broad background in the sciences, with a focus on ecosystems and aquatic ecology. His professional career comprises nearly 27 years of consulting experience, where he focuses on water resource needs for public and private-sector clients across the country. Typical projects include the development of water quality standards and regulations, stormwater assessment and management, establishment of wastewater effluent limits, permitting, compliance and natural resource management associated with various land development projects, and sampling and analysis of aquatic communities, including fish, invertebrates, plants and algae. Doug has worked in urban, suburban, agricultural, silvicultural, industrial, mining, and natural settings. He has been an invited instructor for many water resource courses, and has testified in legal proceedings across multiple areas of expertise. The first 20 years of his consulting career was based in Tampa, Florida, and he has lived in Raleigh, NC since 2012.
Rick Harman, CEP – Planning
Certified: April 11, 2019
Rick Harman is currently a project manager in the environmental division of Wantman Group Inc. at the company headquarters in West Palm Beach. With over 16 years of experience, Mr. Harman provides a wide variety of environmental services to public and private clients throughout the state of Florida. His area of practice includes due diligence, permitting, compliance, and monitoring for wetlands, uplands and trees, and listed species. He is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, a Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Wetland Scientist, and a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agent. Mr. Harman is active in the southeast Florida environmental consulting network serving as a board member of the Treasure Coast Chapter of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals since 2013 and as an officer since 2014 receiving the inaugural Treasure of the Chapter Award in 2015. He also serves on two committees for the Palm Beach County Planning Congress where he assists in providing environmentally-friendly planning advice for the multi-disciplinary organization. He is a member of the Florida Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture and the Society of Wetland Scientists. Mr. Harman holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wake Forest University. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time on the water in and around his home in Stuart, Florida.
Alexis D. Morris, CEP – Planning
Certified: March 26, 2019
Ms. Alexis Morris has nearly 13 years of experience, (seven with RK&K) in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance and permitting for local, state, and federal projects in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, DC. Ms. Morris’ experience has included preparation and oversight of Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and supporting technical studies including: Section 4(f) evaluations, community effects assessments, natural resources and wetland investigations, joint permit applications, and project plans in various design stages. Ms. Morris has served as an MDOT SHA In-house Consultant Environmental Manager for more than 7 years, ensuring compliance with NEPA, environmental permits, and mitigation commitments from project initiation through design and construction. Through these experiences, Ms. Morris has advanced partnerships across dynamic multi-disciplinary teams, community leaders and stakeholders, and government agencies for planning and permitting projects.
Additionally, Ms. Morris is a charter member and president of Toastmasters International Heard in the Herd Club; a contributing member of Women’s Transportation Seminar, the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals, and RK&K’s Women’s Leadership Forum; serves the local community as a citizen member of the Shrewsbury Borough Wellhead Protection and Traffic Calming Committees; and is a volunteer ambassador for Junior Achievement.
Ms. Morris also enjoys yoga, running, gardening, and experiencing nature and new places with her family.
Specialties: NEPA Compliance and Documentation, Section 4(f) evaluations, Public Outreach and Agency Involvement, Visual and Aesthetic Assessment, Community Effects Analysis, Transportation Planning, Environmental Policy.
Andrew T. Der, CEP – CEP by Eminence
Certified: February 20, 2019
With a total of 32 years of experience working within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Andrew Der is currently principal of Andrew T. Der and Associates, LLC practicing in the water resources consulting industry regionally and nationally since 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Der was Director of Environmental Services for two civil engineering firms in the Washington DC/Baltimore, MD metro region, and previously completed 18 years of service at the Maryland Department of the Environment leaving as a manager in the Wetlands and Waterways Program. His specialties include regulation, environmental assessment and watershed studies, advocacy, compliance, permitting, feasibility studies, nonpoint source pollutant management, wetland and stream mitigation, water quality monitoring, NEPA, NPDES, and TMDL. Mr. Der also teaches seminars, publishes industry-related and natural resources articles, a member of several industry and citizen advisory committees, recipient of numerous awards of recognition, and provides expert testimony.
Leonardo DeSousa, CEP – Operations
Certified: December 13, 2018
Mr. Leonardo DeSousa is currently the Manager of Environmental Affairs at Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc leading the department in a global corporate level since 2014. Mr. DeSousa provides environmental compliance support to oil and gas offshore drilling operations in numerous countries to ensure that the rigs comply with all applicable requirements including local, state, federal, and international regulations. Mr. DeSousa’s compliance support efforts include waste management technical support, discharge permit compliance support, and air quality regulatory support among others. Before joining Diamond Offshore, Mr. DeSousa worked at Tenaris where he managed environmental compliance matters for multiple Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) manufacturing plants in the U.S. that were subject to various regulations including CAA, CWA, RCRA, EPCRA, and TSCA among others. As a subject matter expert in air quality regulations, Mr. DeSousa helped Tenaris secure various air permits including Title V, and NSR’s for multiple facilities. Prior to Tenaris, Mr. DeSousa worked in various municipal environmental agencies including the City of Houston Bureau of Air Quality Control (BAQC) as a senior environmental investigator conducting air quality inspections and investigations in various regulated facilities including refineries and petrochemical plants. Mr. DeSousa holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Texas A&M University.
Leonardo DeSousa is fluent in 4 languages including Portuguese, Spanish, French, and English.
He enjoys the outdoors and running marathons.