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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 recognized below. If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness, and leadership for approximately 3-4 hours per month and are interested in joining the steering committee, please contact us.





Stephanie Turkot, Chapter Co-Chair

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. - Assistant Project Manager

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


Stephanie Turkot is an Assistant Project Manager at GZA. Prior to GZA, she completed her internship at the NJDEP and worked for an international remediation company. She has more than eight years of experience with remediation project designs and field-scale implementations. Her projects have included Superfund and brownfield sites throughout the United States, and she has in-depth knowledge of chemical and bioremediation products.  She received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Environmental Science from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. Ms. Turkot also a member of NAIOP, BCONE, and AHMP. Serves on the board of the Midwest Energy Association and the Urban Land Use Institute.



Nicky Brice, Chapter Co-Chair

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services - Business Development Manager 

P. (609) 282-8035 / nbrice@langan.com



Nicky Brice s 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.  




Nicole Jones, Membership Committee Co-Chair

PSEG Services Corporation - Environmental Auditor
P. (973) 430-7430 /  


Nicole Jones is a Senior Environmental Compliance Analyst as Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) located in Newark.  Nicole received her Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from NJIT in Newark, NJ and her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. Prior to PSEG, Nicole served as the Environmental Engineer for First Environment, Inc., a consulting firm located in Boonton, NJ. In her free time, Nicole is a Girl Scout leader for her local Brownie troop. Nicole also enjoys running, doing cross-fit, and yoga and spending time with her family.

Lana Antonetti, Membership Committee Co-Chair

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services - Senior Project Manager

P. (215) 845-8925 / lantonetti@langan.com 

Lana Antonetti is a Senior Project Manager at Langan with over 19 years of experience in all aspects of environmental investigations, feasibility studies, soil and groundwater remediation, and closure. Lana's expertise is in applying risk-based criteria to complete site characterizations and in designing cost effective solutions for complex sites. She is skilled at site characterization and corrective action, hazardous material management, environmental construction oversight. Her career has required the mitigation of complex technical, regulatory, and legal issues, resulting in development of alternative, cost-effective, practical solutions to environmental problems. Lana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering. She is a New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP).


Katelynn Keen, Co-Secretary  

Woodard & Curran - Environmental Scientist 

P. (609) 608-0688 / kkeen@woodardcurran.com  


Katelynn Keen is an Environmental Scientist at Woodard & Curran with five years of experience in environmental investigation and remediation in New Jersey. Katelynn received her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in Earth Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to SWEP, Katelynn is also a member of LSRPA. She spends her free time camping and working towards her goal of visiting all 60 National Parks with her fiancé.   


Kinjal Shah, Co-Secretary

Weston Solutions, Inc.- Senior Project Manager

P. (732) 417-5848 / kinjal.shah@westonsolutions.com  

Kinjal Shah is a Senior Environmental Engineer and Project Manager with Weston Solutions, Inc. She has over 16 years of diverse experience in project management, engineering design, environmental investigation and remediation projects. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from M. S. University of India and Master of Science is Environmental Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Engineering (NJIT) in New Jersey. She is a Professional Engineer (PE) in New Jersey and also holds Project Management Professional (PMP) global certification. She enjoys road biking, yoga, gym workouts, and travelling in her free time. 


Lyssa Naron, Treasurer

Ransom Environmental – Environmental Scientist

P. (609) 584-0090 x 41 / lyssa.naron@ransomenv.com

Lyssa C. Naron is an Environmental Scientist at Ransom Environmental with more than six years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. Lyssa provides expertise for projects concerning multiple phases of environmental investigation and remediation at public and private sites in NJ, PA, and NY. Her projects have included soil and groundwater investigations, remedial investigations, remedial action implementations, Phase I/II environmental site assessments, data analyses, fate and transport modeling, remedial action and air permitting, and coordination of field activities. Her clients have included residential homes and small, independent commercial operations to state departments, refineries, and transnational corporations. She has experience mitigating and/or remediating discharges of various environmental contaminants, including but not limited to, petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, pesticides, PCBs, heavy metals, and emerging contaminants such as 1,4-Dioxane and perfluorinated compounds. Lyssa graduated Cum Laude with Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Mary Washington, and holds a Master of Science degree in Soil Science from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Mrs. Naron is also a member of the LSRPA.



Nicole Sullivan, Programs Committee Co-Chair

BASF Corporation - Environmental Counsel

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.




Lauren Gelmetti, Programs Committee Co-Chair

Environmental Waste Minimization, Inc. - Technical Account Rep - Soil Logistics

P. (484) 788-5346 / lgelmetti@ewmi.com  

Lauren Gelmetti is an Account Rep with Environmental Waste Minimization, Inc, where she focuses on New Jersey Soil Logistics projects. Prior to joining EWMI, Lauren worked for almost seven years in the environmental consulting industry before expanding her professional background to include business development for a laboratory.  Lauren’s diversified experience provides a unique advantage in serving her clients.  She earned her M.E. in Environmental Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Tufts University. Lauren's Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certification was earned in October 2013.




Taylor Hard, MetroNet Committee Chair 

NYC Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation 

P. (212) 788-7426  /  thard@dep.nyc.gov  


Taylor Hard is a Project Manager at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) where she manages brownfield redevelopment projects navigating the NYC E-designation and Voluntary Cleanup Programs. Prior to OER, she worked for several years in environmental consulting. At OER she works closely with the NYC Parks Department and community organizations to improve surface soil quality in NYC parks and gardens. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Stony Brook University. She also serves as an advisory board member for the NYC Brownfield Partnership.


Kate Suell, Scholarship Committee Chair

McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, P.C. - Environmental Attorney
P. (973) 635-6300  / ksuell@marc.law  



Kate Suell is an environmental attorney who concentrates her practice on environmental regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters with a focus on the cleanup of contaminated properties and cost and liability allocations. She has experience with environmental issues affecting a wide range of industries including: pharmaceutical, real estate, cosmetics, asphalt and cement production, commercial chemical manufacturing, glass manufacturing, and petroleum distribution. Kate was selected for the Super Lawyers New Jersey Rising Stars List in 2015-2018 for environmental law. 



Michelle Martin, Gala Committee Co-Chair

GEI Consultants - Environmental Engineer

P. (484) 872-7030  / mmartin@geiconsultants.com


Michelle Clifford Martin is a project engineer with GEI Consultants, Inc.  She has 8 years of experience in site investigation and remediation in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Michelle graduated from the University of Central Florida with an Environmental Engineering degree and is a Professional Engineer.  She grew up Florida but now lives with her husband and puppy in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Jessica Rosenberg, Gala Committee Co-Chair

GEI Consultants, Inc. - Project Professional
P. (973) 873-7117  / jrosenberg@geiconsultants.com



Jessica Rosenberg is a Project Professional at GEI Consultants. She has seven years of experience, specializing in large scale due diligence environmental assessments, site investigations and LSRP support. Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts in Geology from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and her Master of Science in Geoscience from Montclair State University. She currently lives in Essex County New Jersey, and enjoys playing volleyball, and rock climbing in her free time.



Abigail Amutah, NJDEP Liaison 

NJ Department of Environmental Projection - Senior Tech MIS

P. (609) 777-3252 / Abigail.amutah@dep.nj.gov



Abigail Amutah is an Administrative Analyst with NJDEP managing federal and state grants contracts for Land Use Management. I have been with NJDEP for over 30 years working in several divisions within NJDEP. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science at Rider University and a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). In addition to NJSWEP, I am also an executive member of the Black Environmental Solidarity Team (BEST) an interest group within DEP that promotes Diversity. I am also a proud mother of four accomplished young adults. 


Elizabeth Benjamin, News Committee Chair

CSRA, Inc. - Environmental Professional    

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 Bachelor of Science degree in Interactive Multimedia Design from Wilmington University. She has a Masters in Environmental Policy and Management from American Public University System. She is a passionate supporter of wildlife conservation and is a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in southern New Jersey. 



Melanie Powers-Schanbacher, Sponsorship Committee

Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. - Principal

P. (908) 707-4001 / mpowers@stcenv.com 

Melanie Powers-Schanbacher, CPEA, is a Principal with Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. a WBENC-certified woman-owned environmental, health and safety consulting firm. Melanie has over 25 years of experience in EHS compliance and management systems auditing and audit program management. She has provided EHS program support to clients in a variety of industrial sectors, including chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech, energy, consumer products, semi-conductor and electronics assembly. As an STC Principal, Melanie oversees a number STC’s regulatory information services, including the regulatory monitoring services STC provides its clients and manages STC’s authoring efforts for a number of EHS auditing, training and management systems guides published by Specialty Technical Publishers of Vancouver, B.C. She is a member of the IIA Environmental, Health and Safety Audit Center (formerly The Auditing Roundtable) and a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) in Environmental Compliance and in Environmental, Health and Safety Management Systems, as well as an ISO EMS Lead Auditor.

Samantha Carney, Sponsorship Committee

Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC -Sales Operations Coordinator

(717) 497-5090 / SamanthaCarney@EurofinsUS.com

Samantha Carney is the Sales Operations Coordinator for Eurofins Eaton Analytical, skilled in environmental project management and analytical chemistry. She has 19 years experience in the environmental industry, working as a project manager, quality assurance manager and laboratory manager in three national environmental laboratories. She has a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Penn State University with a focus in Environmental Pollution Control. In her current role with Eurofins, she manages RFP responses for National Drinking Water contracts. Samantha is a military wife, currently living in Harrisburg, PA with her husband and daughter. She enjoys ultra running, cycling and teaching yoga in her free time.

Laura George


Melissa Dulinski, Social Media Liaison

Jeena Sheppard, Golf Committee

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