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.



Nicky Brice, Chapter Co-Chair

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services - Business Development Manager

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 CCNJ, BioNJ, Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber, Morris County Chamber of Commerce, and CIANJ, and is a Rutgers University CareerKnight Mentor. Born and raised in Minnesota, Nicky currently lives in idyllic Hunterdon County with her husband, two daughters, and Portuguese Water Dog.


Nicole Sullivan, Chapter Co-Chair

BASF Corporation - Assistant General Counsel, Environmental & Safety

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

Nicole Sullivan is Assistant General Counsel, Environmental & Safety for BASF Corporation. Her practice is diverse, and includes transactional, regulatory/compliance, and safety (OSHA) work. She supports active manufacturing sites in the Northeast, Texas, Ohio, Michigan, and Mexico, where she works closely with EH&S professionals to address permitting/compliance and remediation matters. She also supports the BASF Real Estate group in the remediation and deployment of inactive sites across the United States. Prior to joining BASF, Nicole practiced environmental law in the private sector. In her "free" time, Nicole enjoys hiking with her husband and kiddos, training and competing in triathlons, and exploring new places. 

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 Shields, Co-Secretary

Integral - Scientist

P. (856) 324-8249 / kshields@integral-corp.com

Katelynn Shields is a Scientist at Integral 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 husband.


Kate Suell, Co-Secretary & Social Media Liaison

McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli - Associate

P. (973) 457-0271 / ksuell@marc.law 

Kate Suell is an environmental and business litigation 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. She has extensive experience representing clients - ranging from individuals to corporations to LSRPs - in all manner of complex commercial matters and in administrative and judicial proceedings before state and federal courts, as well as agencies such as the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and New York Department of Environmental Conservation.


Lyssa Naron, Treasurer

Site Remediation Group LLC - Project Manager

P. (908) 850-8400 / lyssan@siteremediationgroup.com

Lyssa C. Naron is a Project Manager at Site Remediation Group 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.


Melissa Dulinski, Programs Committee Chair

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Community Systems – Project Manager

P. (973) 525-9617 / melissa.a.dulinski@njit.edu

Melissa Dulinski is a Project Manager at NJIT where she provides one-on-one technical assistance to counties and municipalities helping guide them through the environmental regulatory process towards redevelopment. Additionally, she performs community outreach and conducts educational forums on brownfields and brownfield-related topics. Prior to joining NJIT, Melissa was a Remediation Specialist at PSE&G providing technical oversight and quality assurance at former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) projects throughout New Jersey and a Project Manager at GZA GeoEnvironmental, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm. She received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Rutgers University in Environmental Science. Melissa is currently a graduate student at NJIT majoring in Professional and Technical Communication.  In addition to SWEP, Melissa is also a member of AHMP and BCONE.

Taylor Hard, MetroNet Committee Co-Chair

NYC Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation - Project Manager

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.


Alana Miller, MetroNet Committee Co-Chair

REGENESIS - Northeast District Manager

P. (646) 838-2926 / amiller@regenesis.com

Alana Miller is the Northeast District Manager with REGENESIS where she works with environmental consultants and engineers to develop remedial approaches by offering design, application, and performance review services for in-situ groundwater and soil remediation. Prior to joining REGENESIS Alana conducted field and laboratory research with the Princeton Environmental Institute and worked for three years in environmental consulting focused on brownfield projects across the New York City area. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton in 2015.

Lily Connell, Scholarship Committee Chair

Terraphase Engineering, Inc. - Project Geologist
P. (609) 236-8171 x127  / lily.connell@terraphase.com

Lily Connell is a Project Geologist at Terraphase Engineering Inc. (Terraphase), with experience in environmental science and hydrogeology, with particular emphasis on industrial site characterization, litigation support and due diligence. Prior to joining Terraphase, Lily spent seven years at Ramboll US Corporation (f/k/a ENVIRON International Corporation). Lily received her Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental science from Franklin and Marshall College and her Master of Science degree in applied geosciences from the University of Pennsylvania. Lily also serves on the management team for the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, a volunteer organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community. She recently moved back to the Princeton area and is looking forward to welcoming a baby girl in the spring of 2020.


Michelle Clifford, Gala Committee Co-Chair

GEI Consultants - Project Engineer

P. (856) 291-5665  / mclifford@geiconsultants.com

Michelle Clifford 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 Papageorge, Gala Committee Co-Chair

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

Jessica Papageorge 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.


Rachel Jacobsen, News Chair & LSRPA Liaison

Dresdner Robin - Senior Project Manger

P. (856) 488-6394 / rjacobsen@dresdnerrobin.com

Rachel Jacobsen is a Senior Project Manager at Dresdner Robin’s Cherry Hill, NJ Office.  She is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional and a Professional Geologist with almost 20 years of experience in environmental science and geology.  She has designed and managed remedial investigations, remedial actions, and has conducted numerous site assessments throughout the United States.  Ms. Jacobsen received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kalamazoo College and a Master’s of Science in Geology from the University of Cincinnati.  She is also a member of LSRPA.


Melanie Powers-Schanbacher, Golf Event Co-Chair

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 Co-Chair

Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC - Sales Operations Coordinator

P. (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, Sponsorship Co-Chair

Ramboll - Principal Consultant

P. (215) 523-5603 / lgeorge@ramboll.com

Laura George is a Principal Consultant with Ramboll, She has more than 25 years of diverse experience with multi-disciplinary projects involving site assessment and remediation, brownfield redevelopment, natural resource and land use permitting, environmental impact assessment, regulatory analysis and due diligence. Laura has directed and managed a broad range of wetland delineation and resource studies, biological resource inventories, special-status species surveys, environmental impact analyses, multi-agency permitting for remediation and development projects. Laura has significant experience working with regulatory agencies to negotiate remediation and permitting requirements.

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