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NJSWEP's Steering Committee


The success of this organization can be attributed to the members who have volunteered their time in various leadership positions. Our current Steering Committee members are:

The Executive Board:

Kavitha Subramaniam, Chapter Co-Chair
CDM Smith - Edison, NJ   
P. (732) 590-4673  / subramaniamk@cdmsmith.com

Kavitha Subramaniam is a Senior Project Manager with CDM Smith, specializing in environmental investigations and remediation.  Kavitha has over 16 years of diverse experience in the environmental consulting field, including investigations and in situ remediation, due diligence, environmental liability estimates and cost allocation, and litigation support.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, and a Masters and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering.  Kavitha currently also serves as Chair of the Next-Gen Committee of the New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA).  In her free time, she likes to blog, and spend time outdoors with her husband and two daughters.

Stephanie Turkot, Chapter Co-Chair

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. - Fairfield, NJ

P. (973) 774-3327 Stephanie.Turkot@GZA.com

 Stephanie Turkot manages site investigation and remediation projects for GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. in its Fairfield, NJ office.  Ms. Turkot specializes in remedial design and remediation, in particular In Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO).  She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Science from William Paterson University.  Ms. Turkot also is a board member of the Midwest Environmental Energy Association. 

Nicky Brice, Treasurer

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services - Lawrenceville, NJ

P. (609) 282-8035 / nbrice@langan.com


Nicky Brice is a Business Development Manager with Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, specializing in business development with a focus on environmental in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in Biology from Rutgers University (Cook College) in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Prior to Langan, Nicky worked as an environmental consultant with Sadat Associates and ENVIRON International Corporation, and  spent over 10 years as an Account Manager with Hampton-Clarke, where she was responsible for new business development and sales expansion with a focus on customer service, client relations, and relationship building.  In addition to SWEP, Nicky is also a member of the NJ LSRPA, CIANJ, BCONE, and is a Rutgers University CareerKnight Mentor.  Born and raised in Minnesota, Nicky currently lives in idyllic Hunterdon County with her husband and two daughters. 
Elizabeth Benjamin, Co-Secretary      
CSRA - Hainesport, NJ
P. (302) 354-7021 / benjamin.elizabethm@yahoo.com
Elizabeth Benjamin is a contractor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, providing quality assurance and data management for environmental remediation and habitat restoration projects around the Great Lakes. She is completing a Masters in Environmental Policy and Management, and holds a Masters in Information Systems Technologies. She is a passionate supporter of wildlife conservation and is a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in southern NJ.


Lauren Gelmetti, Co-Secretary

Hampton-Clarke - Fairfield, NJ


P. (732) 841-2921 / lgelmetti@hcvlab.com


Lauren Gelmetti is an Account Manager with Hampton-Clarke, where she is responsible for identifying, developing, and supporting clients.  Prior to Hampton-Clarke, she worked for almost seven years in the environmental consulting and engineering industry.  Lauren’s consulting experience provides a unique advantage in serving her clients in her current role at Hampton-Clarke.  Lauren earned her M.E. in Environmental Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and her B.S. in Chemistry from Tufts University. She received her Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certification in October 2013. 

Standing Committee Chairs:


Ashley Fehn, Membership Committee Co-Chair

In-situ Oxidative Technologies, Inc. (ISOTEC) - Lawrenceville, NJ
P. (609) 275-8500 x172 /  afehn@insituoxidation.com


Ashley Fehn is an Environmental Scientist at In-situ Oxidative Technologies, Inc.’s (ISOTEC) Lawrenceville office.  Ashley is OSHA HAZWOPER 40-HR certified and employs both field and laboratory experience in the ISCO remediation process. She received her Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy and her Bachelor’s degree in Global Affairs from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Prior to ISOTEC, Ashley served as the Environmental Associate for Bob Lawrence & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm located in Alexandria, Virginia. She also served as board member, and volunteer, for Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,500 acre protected wetland in Northern Virginia. In her free time, Ashley enjoys studying honeybees. She plans to keep two beehives in her backyard very soon.



Nicole Sullivan, Programs Committee Chair

Environmental Counsel, BASF Corporation, Florham Park, NJ

P. (973) 245-6919 / nicole.sullivan@basf.com


Nicole Sullivan is Environmental Counsel with BASF Corporation. Her practice is diverse, and includes transactional, regulatory/compliance, and safety (OSHA) work. She works closely with the real estate group to identify risks and draft and negotiate complex contracts. She also works closely with EH&S professionals to assist  with property remediation, permitting, and compliance. Nicole regularly interfaces with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Prior to joining BASF, Nicole practiced environmental law in the private sector for eleven years.  



Kelly McCormick, News and Announcements Committee Chair 

Langan Engineering - Elmwood Park, NJ

P. (201) 794-6900  / kmccormick@langan.com


 Kelly  McCormick is a Senior Project Manager with Langan Engineering & Environmental Services with over 17 years of experience in natural resource and land use consulting services in both the private and public sectors. Her work has focused on conducting due diligence reviews; preparing federal and state wetland, coastal, and flood hazard area permit applications; and coordinating and preparing environmental assessments/impact statements for the federal NEPA process, State wetland and coastal permit programs and municipal zoning requirements. Kelly is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) and LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP). In addition to NJSWEP, Kelly is also a member of NJ NAIOP and SWS.


Ilkay Cam-Spanos, LEED Green Associate, MetroNet Committee Chair

Langan Engineering – New York, NY

P. (212)479-5410  /  icam@langan.com


Ilkay Cam-Spanos is a Senior Project Manager and Environmental Engineer at Langan with over 16 years of experience in environmental engineering and project management. Throughout her tenure at Langan, Ilkay has managed several large redevelopment projects from due diligence phases through remedial closures. She specializes in brownfield redevelopment projects, environmental site assessments, site investigations; remediation (soil, groundwater, and soil vapor), etc. She played a key role in the successful completion of numerous fast-track and large-scale redevelopment projects in New York. Ilkay earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from the Rutgers University/New Jersey Institute of Technology (combined program) and an MBA from the University of Cyprus. One of Ilkay's most recent accomplishments is assisting with the launch of Women@Langan, which fosters an atmosphere of mentorship among colleagues while empowering women to succeed in the A/E/C industry. She is also an active participant in organizations outside Langan.  In addition to serving as the MetroNet Committee chair for NJSWEP she serves as a Membership Recognition Committee member for Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). This year, she was also named one of Women Builders Council’s Outstanding Women, which recognizes accomplishments in building industry. 



Lauren Sutton, Gala Committee Chair

GEI Consultants, Inc. – Mount Laurel, NJ

P. (856) 291-5658 / lsutton@geiconsultants.com


Lauren Sutton is a Project Geologist with GEI Consultants, Inc. in Mount Laurel. She has been with GEI for over 5 years, during which time her primary focus has been on site investigation and remediation of Former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) sites in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. She has orchestrated soil sampling for characterization, delineation and waste classification; conducted ecological sampling and assisted with wetlands delineation; well installation, monitoring, and groundwater sampling, and is responsible for writing and compiling Site Investigation Reports, Remedial Investigation Reports, Remedial Action Work Plan, and Remedial Action Reports.  Lauren earned her Bachelors of Geoscience at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and her Masters in Geologic Sciences at San Diego State University. She is also registered as a Geologist in Training in Pennsylvania. 

Katherine Riopel Suell, Esq., Scholarship Committee Chair

Bressler, Amery & Ross – Florham Park, NJ

973-937-6723 / ksuell@bressler.com


Katherine is an associate in the Environmental Practice Group at Bressler, Amery & Ross where she focuses her practice on environmental litigation, regulatory compliance, and permitting.  She has particular experience helping clients navigate the complicated world of Superfund litigation and clean ups as well as prosecuting and defending CERCLA and Spill Act cost recovery claims.  Katherine received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. from George Washington University.  In addition to NJSWEP, Katherine is also a member of the Justice Stewart Pollock Environmental American Inn of Court, the Scholarship Committee of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, New Jersey Law Firm Group Mentoring Program, and is a founding member of Dining for Women’s Jersey City Chapter.



Anne Lazo, Web Site Consultant

Eagle Soars Consulting - Flat Rock, NC

888-410-3070  / alazo@eaglesoars.com

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