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Biographies of Committee Members

 

Edwin H (Toby) Clark, II -- Project Director

Dr. Clark was the Secretary of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control from 1989 to 1993.  His previous experience included being a vice-president of the Conservation Foundation, the Associate Assistant Administrator of EPA’s program for Pesticides and Toxic Substances, and the senior economist and senior staff member for pollution control of the President’s Council on Environmental Quality.  Since leaving DNREC he has been the President of Clean Sites, a non-profit organization dedicated to cleaning up hazardous waste sites, and the Executive Director or the Environmental Education and Training Institute of North America.  He has taught at Williams College and at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and has served on a dozen Boards and Committees of the National Academy of Sciences, as well as several EPA advisory committees.   He received his PhD in public policy from Princeton University as well as masters degrees in public policy and civil engineering. 

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Pasquale S. (Pat) Canzano, P.E., DEE

Mr. Canzano is the Chief Operating Officer of the Delaware Solid Waste Authority where he is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing DSWA's programs, budget, and operations.  Before assuming this position in 1991, he served as DSWA's Chief of Engineering and Operations.  He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Wesley College in the Environmental Science Department and as a member of the doctoral candidate review committee for environmental engineering at the University of Delaware.  He is a professional engineer, an elected member of the licensing board of the Council of the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers, a Diplomat of and Board member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, and holds patents in chemical adsorption/desorption processes, low pressure regulating valves, and organic based Rankine power cycles for solar and waste heat recovery applications.  He received his masters degree in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.

Andrew Goudy

Dr. Goudy is professor of chemistry and chair of the chemistry department at Delaware State University.  Before joining the Delaware State faculty in 2001, he taught at West Chester University where he served as chair of the chemistry department, dean of undergraduate studies, and in other administrative posts.  He is the author or joint author of 48 publications and papers, has received numerous federal and private sector grants and contracts, and has served as a manuscript and proposal reviewer for the National Science Foundation, the Research Corporation, and the Petroleum Research Fund.   In addition to his academic work, he serves on several advisory boards for the state of Delaware.  He has received a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and a masters degree in analytical chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 

Gary R. Hater

Mr. Hater has worked for Waste Management, Inc. for 16 years and is currently the company’s Senior Director of Bioreactor/Biosite Technology & New Technology.  His group evaluates existing and prospective conversion technologies for the company’s world wide operations, manages the company’s Technology Forum, and is responsible for development, implementation, and trouble shooting for fixed site Bioremediation facilities.  He received his masters degree in biology from the University of Cincinnati, has coauthored numerous papers on Bioremediation and  Bioreactors, and holds a number of patents for developments in these fields.

H. Lanier (Lanny) Hickman, Jr., P.E., DEE, BCEE

Mr. Hickman was the Executive Director of the Solid Waste Association of North America from 1978 to 1996.  Prior to joining SWANA he was the Director of Operations for EPA’s solid waste management program.  He currently devotes his time to writing, teaching, lecturing, and consulting on solid waste management issues for the World Bank.  He also serves as a board member and on a number of committees of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.  He received a masters degree in sanitary engineering from the University of Michigan and is a registered professional engineer.

Michael Keefe

Dr. Keefe is Associate Professor and Associate Chairman for Undergraduate Education in Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Delaware where he has been a faculty member since 1985.  Before joining the University he was a development engineer for Honeywell, Inc.  He received his PhD and Masters degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.  He is joint author of a number of technical papers, is a registered professional engineer in Delaware, and was named Engineer of the Year by the Delaware Engineering Society in 2005.

Wallace (Wally) Kremer

Mr. Kremer is currently a member of the Delaware Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement (DelEASI).  He was a research/technology manager when he retired from E. I. Du Pont de Nemours, where he had been employed for 41 years.  His work there involved evaluating alternative and innovative technologies for use at DuPont facilities in the United States and abroad, including research, pilot plant studies, strategic planning, and economic evaluations.  He has assisted DNREC in addressing several environmental issues, and is the Environmental Committee Chairman for the Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred.  He has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

Matthew F. (Matt) Lintner

Mr. Lintner is a partner in the Wilmington law firm Morris, James, Hitchens & Williams LLP.  He has represented and advised private parties, citizen groups and governmental entities with respect to federal and state environmental laws and environmental compliance and project permitting issues.  Before coming to Delaware Mr. Lintner served Deputy Attorney General for the State of California in the environmental enforcement division, and also worked in private practice representing a variety of clients including citizen groups on environmental issues.  He received his law degree from the Stanford Law School where he was a member of the Stanford Law Review.  He is a member of the Delaware Bar and the California Bar, and served as a staff aide to Delaware’s Metachem Task Force.

William (Bill) Montgomery

Mr. Montgomery is the Chief of Staff to Wilmington Mayor James M. Baker.  Prior to his current job, he was Director of Legislative Council, Division of Research, State of Delaware, and served as Legislative Staff Director for the Wilmington City Council for ten years.  He serves on several boards, including those of the Grand Opera House, the Delaware Theatre Company, and Sister Cities of Wilmington, Inc. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Delaware.


Paul E. Sample

Dr. Sample is the technical coordinator for the Technical Advisory Office established by the Delaware General Assembly as part of the Division of Research for the Delaware Legislative Council.  He worked for E. I. Du Pont de Nemours from 1957 to 1990 in their Films and Polymers Departments in a series of manufacturing, product development, and research management assignments.  After leaving DuPont he established a technical consulting business.  He has served on several advisory committees for the state of Delaware and has led a number of standards development activities for the American Society for Testing and Materials International.  His professional activities include membership in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society and Sigma Xi, a research honorary.  He received his Masters and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University.


James D. (Jim) Werner

Mr. Werner is Director of DNREC’s Division of Air and Waste Management where he is responsible for managing the state’s solid waste regulatory program among other environmental programs, including air pollution control and hazardous waste management and cleanup.  Before joining DNREC in 2005 he was Director of the Air and Land Protection Division in Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources where he had similar responsibilities, including solid waste management.   Prior to moving to Missouri, he served as Director of Strategic Planning and Analysis for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management, and as founding Director of DOE’s Office of Long Term Stewardship.  Previously he worked an environmental engineer for a national non-profit organization and a private environmental consulting firm.  He has more than 25 years of technical, field, policy and management experience and responsibility at the federal, state and local level.  He has a masters degree in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University as well as a bachelor’s degree in biology and geography from the University of Delaware.

Paul R. Wilkinson

Dr. Wilkinson is Chairman of the Recycle Public Advisory Council and a member of DelEASI, a volunteer organization of retired environmental professionals.  He was previously employed by E. I. Du Pont de Nemours as an environmental manager and worked as a consultant to DuPont Safety and Environmental Resources and to the World Environment Center.  He has been involved with environmental laws and issues over the past twenty years.  He represented DelEASI on the Governor’s Citizen Work Group on Recycling, serves on the Governor’s Commission on Community and Volunteer Service, as a member of the Local Emergency Planning Committee, and works as a volunteer for national EASI in the EASI Ambassador Program.  He received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from West Virginia University.

Tad B. Yancheski, P.G., P.E., CHMM

Mr. Yancheski is Director of Environmental Services for Tetra Tech, Inc.  At Tetra Tech he has worked on a program that globally promotes the responsible management of wastes and recyclables.  This has involved his visiting and investigating the design and operations of waste management and recycling facilities throughout the United States and in numerous foreign countries.    He also directs projects providing services to private clients, local governments, DNREC, and EPA on the cleanup of contaminated sites, and planning, permitting and compliance issues involved in a broad range of environmental protection programs.  He is a professional geologist and professional engineer and holds a Certified Hazardous Materials Management certification.  He received his B.A. in Geography, B.S. in Geology, and M.S. in Geology from the University of Delaware.

Marian R. Young

Ms. Young is President and owner of the consulting firm BrightFields, Inc. and has 25 years experience as an environmental consultant, performing and managing real estate transaction assessments, site investigations and remedial actions for private, commercial and government clients. Prior to founding BrightFields, she worked at WIK Associates and Roy F. Weston, Inc.  She has worked in Delaware for over 11 years, most recently leading a public/private partnership team through the brownfield investigation and construction environmental management aspects of the redevelopment of Wilmington's Christina Riverfront.  She co-chairs the Committee of 100's Environmental Committee and previously participated on the Governor's Recycling Work Group.   She received a degree in agronomy/soil science from Delaware Valley College of Sciences and Agriculture and has undertaken graduate studies in hydrogeology and soil chemistry at the University of Delaware.

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