HOWARD LAFEVER, PE, BCEE, PAST-PRESIDENT, AAEES
Howard earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University and his M.S. in Sanitary Engineering & Water Resources Planning from Cornell University. He has worked his way up through the engineering ranks in the past 46 years, specializing in wastewater and solid waste services at Stearns & Wheler to his current position as an Associate with GHD (formerly Stearns & Wheler). Howard is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors through 2017 as Past-President.
DAVID SNYDER, PE, SENIOR PROCESS CONTROL ENGINEER
David has over 19 years of experience with the Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection and provides engineering support and project management for Onondaga County's six wastewater treatment plants. David's areas of focus include low-level phosphorus treatment (<0.10 mg/l), TMDL compliance, facility planning, capacity constraints, flow management, odor controls, retro-fit and rehabilitation, low-level mercury compliance, and capital improvement planning.
JEANNE POWERS, SANITARY ENGINEER III
Jeanne has 30 years of experience as an environmental engineer with the Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection. Her responsibilities currently include supervision of the process control engineering, source control engineering, and water quality monitoring sections of the department. She received a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University and is a licensed wastewater treatment plant operator.
DICK GOODNEY, PE, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
Dick has over 38 years of experience in Municipal Infrastructure Engineering in both the private and public sectors. Dick is a graduate of the University of Buffalo and has worked for 20 years with the Stetson-Dale & Harza Engineering Companies in Utica and Chicago. Since 1999, Dick has been with the Mohawk Valley Water Authority, first as the Capital Projects Engineer, and more recently, as Director of the Engineering, Distribution and Maintenance Departments overseeing a staff of 50.
DERETH GLANCE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dereth brings extensive knowledge of the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency to her position, having served on its Board of Directors for six years (2004-2010), including several years as the Vice Chair and Recycling Committee Chair. She served as a U.S. Commissioner at the International Joint Commission (IJC) charged with preventing and resolving disputes and promoting cooperation for the shared waters of the United States and Canada. Prior to that, she served as the Executive Program Director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) directing water, energy, and waste reduction programs for five regional offices in New York and Connecticut. She has served on New York State's Great Lakes Basin Advisory Council, the Clean Water Network, and the Onondaga Lake Partnership Outreach Committee. Dereth graduated from James Madison College of Public Affairs at Michigan State University with a degree in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy.
MATTHEW MARKO, PE, BCEE, REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Matthew is the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Region 7 Director, taking that position in October of 2016. He is a New York State licensed Professional Engineer, an American Academy of Environmental Engineers Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE), and has traveled extensively both domestically and internationally serving the environmental needs of public and private clients for over 23 years. In 2008, Matthew was appointed by the New York State Governor to serve as Trustee for the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry where he continues to serve as Chairman of the Board. He's a Past-President of the Syracuse Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers and proud to be elevated to Fellow. He's a graduate of the University at Buffalo, and studied abroad at the University of North London. He is well known for his presentations and publications on civic infrastructure, specifically green stormwater infrastructure, and embracing a style of adaptive management.
ELIZABETH MORAN, PH.D., PRESIDENT
Dr. Liz Moran is a water quality specialist who has spent much of her career at the interface of environmental science, engineering, and public policy. She earned a M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. Liz is experienced in defining the interrelationships between land uses, point and nonpoint sources of pollution, water quality standards, and ecological integrity of surface waters. In 1997, she founded EcoLogic LLC, a woman-owned environmental consulting firm located in Cazenovia, serving public and private sector clients throughout the Northeast. Liz is currently working on several complex lake and watershed management projects, including Cayuga Lake, Owasco Lake, and Onondaga Lake.
PETER RADOSTA, PE, BCEE, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Pete is an environmental engineering graduate of Clarkson University and has a master's degree from Syracuse University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. Pete is experienced in the design and application of solids handling and dewatering systems for municipal wastewater.