Board of Directors

Board Members

James Barbis, P.E. CFM | Principal Engineer

Geosyntec Consultants

James is a Principal Engineer with Geosyntec. He is a registered Professional Engineer and certified floodplain manager (CFM) who leads an experienced team who support municipal and private clients throughout

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W. Kortney Brown, P.E. | Associate

Schnabel Engineering

W. Kortney Brown, PE is an Associate with Schnabel Engineering and a board member of WRA. As either a PM, resident engineer, reviewer, or designer, Kortney has worked on more

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Seung Ah Byun | Executive Director

Chester County Water Resources Authority

With over 20 years of experience in water resources management and environmental planning, Seung Ah Byun, PhD, PE, is the Executive Director of the Chester County Water Resources Authority. Prior

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Greg Cavallo, P.G. | Vice Chair At-Large

Principal, Cavallo Environmental services LLC

Greg Cavallo, Principal at Cavallo Environmental Services, has more than 25 years of diversified experience in the environmental field with a focus on the environmental chemistry of emerging contaminants. Before

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Virginia Eisenbrey | Vice Chair At-Large

Director of Customer Relations and Supply Operations, Artesian Water

At Artesian Water, Ginney oversees Operations Supply which includes all water testing, regulations, and compliance with local, state and federal guidelines for water quality in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania as

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Larry Finnicum | Vice Chair Delaware

VP/General Manager, Municipal Water - Mid Atlantic Operations, Veolia North America

Larry Finnicum, the Vice President- Mid Atlantic Operations- Veolia North America, Inc., has been overseeing Veolia operations in Delaware since September of 2014. Prior to taking the helm in Delaware, Larry

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Russ Furnari | Vice Chair at Large

Retired Manager of Environmental Policy Enterprise, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)

Russell Furnari is the former Manager of Environmental Policy Enterprise at Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG). He was with  PSEG for 40+ years, working in a variety of environmental, operating

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Jen Garigliano | President

Vice President New York Chief of Staff, Bureau of Water Supply NYCDEP

Jennifer manages the office of the Bureau of Water Supply’s Deputy Commissioner ensuring preparation for all daily activities in order to achieve the Bureau’s mission of delivering approximately 1.1 billion

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Marc E. Gold | Vice Chair At-Large

Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLC

Marc was a founding partner of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP (Retired), an environmental and energy law firm headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. He retired in 2021 after an

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Brenda Hustis Gotanda Esq. | Partner

Manko Gold Katcher & Fox LLP

Brenda H. Gotanda is a partner with the law firm of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP and leads the firm’s sustainability practice. Brenda has over 25 years of experience representing and counseling clients on environmental and energy matters, including in regulatory compliance, permitting, enforcement actions, transactions, site remediation, and project development.

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Liesel Gross | Vice Chair At-Large

Chief Executive Officer, Lehigh County Authority

Liesel Gross is the Chief Executive Officer of Lehigh County Authority, a regional water and sewer utility in eastern Pennsylvania serving a population of 200,000. She brings a unique non-technical

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Andrew R. Homsey | Geospatial Services Manager

University of Delaware’s Water Resources Center

Andrew R. Homsey is Geospatial Services Manager at the University of Delaware’s Water Resources Center (DWRC), a unit of the Institute for Public Administration at the Biden School of Public

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Scott Hughes, P.E. | Vice Chair Pennsylvania

Vice President Water Business Line, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Scott manages Water Business Line operations in Eastern Pennsylvania and directs engineering services related to drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and public works projects for municipal authorities, townships, boroughs, counties, private

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Bob Matty | Vice Chair At- Large

Manager Environmental Programs, Constellation

Bob Matty is an Environmental Programs Manager for Constellation’s fleet of natural gas, renewable (hydro, wind, solar) and oil powered fleet of generating assets located in 14 States and Canada.

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Dennis W. Palmer, P.E. | P.P. Treasurer

Executive Director & Chief Engineer, Landis Sewerage Authority

Dennis W. Palmer. P.E., P.P., presently WRA Treasurer and past Chairman for 11 years. Mr. Palmer has over 40 years of experience in the water resources field holding positions at

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Ray Lees | Partner

Langan Engineering

Ray Lees is a Partner at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services and a professional engineer (PE), certified hazardous material manager (CHMM), Diplomat of the Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientist

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Jeff Pantazes | Vice Chair At-Large

Senior Technical Director/Senior Consultant, AKRF, Inc

Jeff Pantazes is currently a Senior Technical Director / Senior Consultant with AKRF, Inc., based out of Mt Laurel NJ.  He has been with AKRF for over 9 years, after spending nearly

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Michael P. Rondinelli | Senior Project Manager


Michael Rondinelli is a scientist with 29 years of environmental consulting experience in the core areas of ecological and human health risk assessment, sediment and water quality investigations, environmental permitting/licensing,

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Mike Rockel | Deputy Secretary

Environmental Economics, Montrose Environmental

Mike Rockel serves as Deputy Secretary for WRA’s Executive Committee. Mike is an environmental economics consultant for Montrose Environmental with over nine years of professional experience. The most exciting parts

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Jane Rowan | Past President

Ecologist & Regulatory Specialist, Mott MacDonald

Ms. Rowan has been nationally recognized for advancing policies for the integrated management of water resources as long-time active member, board member and then president of the American Water Resources

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Joe Tarsavage

Senior Vice President, wsp

Joe is a Professional Engineer and a Senior Vice President in WSPs Mid-Atlantic District. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and over

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