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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

Assistant Project Manager
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. - Fairfield, NJ

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

Business Development Manager
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  

Environmental Professional    
CSRA, Inc. - 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 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. 



Lauren Gelmetti, Co-Secretary

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

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.




Ashley Fehn, Membership Committee Co-Chair

Environmental Scientist
In-Situ Oxidative Technologies, Inc. (ISOTEC0 - 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 Jones, Membership Committee Co-Chair

Environmental Auditor
 PSEG Services Corporation - Newark, NJ
 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.


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.



lkay Cam-Spanos, MetroNet Committee Co-Chair

Senior Project Manager
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services - 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.  She also serves as a Membership Recognition Committee member for Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). She was also named one of Women Builders Council’s Outstanding Women, which recognizes accomplishments in building industry.




Taylor Hard, MetroNet Committee Co-Chair 

NYC Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation – New York, NY

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

Environmental Attorney
McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, P.C. - Florham Park, NJ
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 Clifford, Gala Committee Co-Chair

Environmental Engineer
GEI Consultants - Exton, PA
P. (484) 872-7030  / mclifford@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

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



Jessica Rosenberg is a Project Professional at GEI Consultants. She has six 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 

Senior Tech MIS
NJ Department of Environmental Projection

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. 


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