Leadership


President, Mark Milner

McMilneris [at] gmail.com

Mark Milner is a retired atmospheric scientist, who most recently was an atmospheric services lead and project director with Hemmera, an Ausenco Company in Burnaby, British Columbia. Mark has over twenty years of administrative and consulting experience in air quality, noise, GHGs, odour, and light assessments within the mining, transportation, oil and gas, industrial, and forestry sectors. Mark has overseen and conducted environmental impact assessments, permitting studies, emissions estimates, air dispersion and noise modelling, and ambient monitoring for local, regional, national and international clients for many years.  Mark has been involved with the BC–Yukon Chapter as a board member for several decades and PNWIS as a chapter representative and Vice-President. He believes that being a member of A&WMA is a great way to network with environmental professionals, advance his technical expertise, and to promote environmental responsibility.


Vice-President, Beth Hodgson

Beth [at] springenvironmental.com

Beth Fifield Hodgson, PE is the Founder and Principal Engineer of Spring Environmental (Spokane, WA) and has over 30 years of experience in in environmental, safety and chemical management, including air quality permitting, PSM and risk assessments, stormwater and waste water permitting, solid and hazardous waste permitting and management, industrial hygiene monitoring, and safety planning and training. She earned dual degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY) and masters’ of engineering in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY). Furthermore, Ms. Hodgson is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Ms. Hodgson has been a member of A&WMA since 1991 serving as chapter president of the Oregon and Inland Northwest chapters, the treasurer of the Inland Northwest chapter, the chair of the PNWIS annual conferences in 1999 (Richland, WA) and 2014 (Spokane, WA), and a member of the 2019 AWMA nominating committee. She is involved with PNWIS because it offers a great opportunity to network with other professionals in the air quality field and keep apprised of technical innovations in environmental controls and permitting.


Past-President, Amy Peccia

AmyPeccia [at] hamptonlumber.com

Amy Peccia is an Environmental Manager for Hampton Lumber. Amy has over 20 years of experience in industry, consulting, and agency sectors. Amy has been involved with A&WMA since 2012 in a variety of roles at the chapter, section, and national level. She enjoys being involved with A&WMA because of the relationships built through networking, the technical resources available, and having opportunities to hear a variety of perspectives from other members. In addition to serving on the PNWIS board, Amy enjoys scuba diving, whitewater rafting, running, and hiking.

 


Secretary, Krista Kinsey

Krista.Kinsey [at] simplot.com

Krista Kinsey, P.E. is an Environmental Engineering Manager for the J.R. Simplot Company. Krista specializes in air permitting and compliance for Simplot’s fertilizer production and food processing operations. Krista has also served as the secretary and chair of the Idaho Chapter as well as the membership chair for the Great Basin Chapter in Utah.  Krista earned an undergraduate and graduate degree in engineering from the University of Idaho (Go Vandals!). In her spare time she likes spoiling her tiny dog, Chloe.

 


Treasurer, Lyn Tober

LynT [at] nwcleanairwa.gov

Lyn Tober is a chemical engineer with the Northwest Clean Air Agency in Mount Vernon, WA where she works on permitting and regulatory compliance for a variety of industrial sources. In addition to Treasurer and Treasurer-Elect, she has been PNWIS Board Secretary.  Lyn participates in PNWIS because it offers a neutral forum in which to learn about ongoing and upcoming environmental issues and to network with other environmental professionals in the area. And for the dancing at the annual PNWIS conference!

 


Treasurer-Elect, Agata McIntyre

AgataM [at] nwcleanairwa.gov

Agata McIntyre is the engineering manager at the Northwest Clean Air Agency in Mount Vernon, WA. She has been employed in the air quality field for 16 years. Her involvement with PNWIS started at the Puget Sound Chapter level where she was a board, member, vice-chair, and chair. She is now the incoming treasurer for PNWIS section. Agata is involved with PNWIS because it offers a great opportunity to advance her technical knowledge and to network with other professionals in the air quality and waste reduction fields.

 


Director, Melody Kieneker (2022 – 2024 term)

mkieneker [at] farallonconsulting.com

Melody Kieneker is an Associate Environmental Scientist at Farallon Consulting in Portland Oregon.  She is a leading professional with 7+ years of experience with environmental, health and safety compliance and contaminated site management & investigation efforts. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.

Melody has been a member of A&WMA since 2013 when she joined as a student competing within the Environmental challenge, and has continued to be involved with either the Oregon Chapter or PNWIS board and the Environmental Challenge since. In her spare time she loves to explore the Pacific Northwest (and other beautiful outdoor spaces!) with her partner and two dogs.


Director, Stephen Coe (2022 – 2024 term)

scoe [at] waterenvtech.com

Working in the environmental field since 1993, Stephen has worked for both private industry, consulting, and state governments, resulting in a broad range of experience in many project areas. He has significant project management experience in air quality permitting, major facility environmental management, environmental due diligence, regional haze, State Implementation Plan development, air quality monitoring and ambient air quality data, air dispersion modeling; design and installation of pollution control equipment, green building/LEED, greenhouse gas/climate action, Environmental Management System design, Hazardous and Toxic air pollutant characterization and inventory, wood products emissions, industrial water and wastewater discharges including land application of industrial waste waters, Toxic Chemical Release Inventory and Community Right to Know reporting, served as Department of Homeland Security – Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism and Chemical Security Assessment officer for corporation, managed corporation wide Forrest Stewardship Council program as part of the corporate Green/Sustainability program.

Stephen has been involved in AWMA/PNWIS in various capacities for many years, having been a Idaho Chapter Board member in the early 2000’s and now recently as the Montana Chapter Chair. He is involved with PNWIS because of the people; the relationships built in this organization are outstanding.


Director, Jeromy Adams (2020-2022 term)

JAdams2 [at] ci.tacoma.wa.us

Jeromy is an environmental engineer who has worked as an environmental manager for industry and government in the Puget Sound region for over 20 years. He currently is an Environmental Compliance Manager with Tacoma Public Utilities in Tacoma, WA. Jeromy has been an active member of PNWIS and the Puget Sound Chapter for many years, serving as a director in the organization for several terms. Jeromy was the 2015 Annual Conference Chair for the event held in Skamania, WA.


Director, Robin Glover (2020-2022 term)

Robin.Glover [at] conocophillips.com

Robin is a Senior Regulatory Coordinator for Conoco Phillips, focused on operations  in the Gulf-Coast and Rockies. Prior, her work focused on operations in Alaska. Prior to joining Conoco Phillips, Robin worked as an air compliance advisor and environmental consultant in Alaska.

 

 


PNWIS 2022 Executive Board Summary

  • President: Mark Milner,  McMilneris [at] gmail.com
    Term: 2022
  • Vice-President: Beth Hodgson,  Beth [at] springenvironmental.com
  • Past-President: Amy Peccia, AmyPeccia [at] hamptonlumber.com
    Term: 2022
  • Secretary: Krista Kinsey,  Krista.Kinsey [at] simplot.com
    Term: 2022
  • Treasurer Lyn Tober,  LynT [at] nwcleanairwa.gov
    Term: 2022
  • Treasurer-Elect Agata McIntyre,  AgataM [at] nwcleanairwa.gov
    Term: 2022
  • Director: Melody Kieneker, mkieneker [at] farallonconsulting.com
    Term: 2022-2024
  • Director: Jeromy Adams,  JAdams2 [at] ci.tacoma.wa.us
    Term: 2020-2022
  • Director: Stephen Coe,  SCoe [at] waterenvtech.com
    Term: 2022-2024
  • Director: Robin Glover,  Robin.Glover [at] conocophillips.com
    Term: 2020-2022

*Note, PNWIS Chapter Chairs are also voting members of the PNWIS Board.


PNWIS Board – Committees

**Website & Communications Committee**

The Communications Committee maintains the PNWIS website and social media pages. The committee also manages PNWIS’s email communications system. The committee also assists with development and maintenance of PNWIS newsletters, conference displays, and official documents. Each PNWIS Chapter also maintains web/communications contacts who are included as members of the committee.

  • Chair:       Kurt Richman: KRichman [at] esassoc.com
  • Vice-Chairs:
    Christopher Lindsey: ChrisDLindsey [at] gmail.com
    Jay McAlpine: McAlpine.Jay [at] epa.gov

**Finance Committee**

The Finance Committee is comprised of four permanent seats (committee chair, PNWIS Vice President, treasurer, and incoming treasurer), and ideally 2-3 other seats. Our function is to develop financial policies for Board approval, evaluate and make recommendations for investment options, complete financial-related action items identified by the Board, and provide assistance and support for the treasurer as needed.

  • Chair: John Haney
  • Agata McIntyre, Beth Hodgson, Lyn Tober

**Blue Sky Committee**

The purpose of the Blue Sky Committee is to develop and conduct Blue Sky planning events and promote execution of activities and programs to meet Blue Sky goals within PNWIS. The Blue Sky strategic planning initiative was developed to assess progress against the PNWIS strategic plan, to revisit and revise the strategy in preparation for the future, to foster greater communication within the PNWIS family, and to build a consensus around a vision, mission, and actions for PNWIS

  • Blue Sky Chair: Mark Milner,  McMilneris [at] gmail.com

**Awards Committee**

The Awards Committee prepares the Annual Section Awards List for approval by the Board, for presentation at the Annual Conference (plaques and certificates of appreciation, etc.). The Committee also assists the Nominations Committee in providing nominations for consideration by the International Air and Waste Management Association for Annual Awards.

  • Chairs
    Roylene Cunningham, Cunningham.Roylene [at] epa.gov
    Maggie Corbin

**Young Professionals Committee**

The role of the Young Professionals Committee is to develop and maintain programs and activities focused on early career professionals (up to 35 years old) and promote participation and membership.

  • Chair and YP Coordinator:  Betsy Speare, Betsy [at] springenvironmental.com
  • Amy Peccia, AmyPeccia [at] hamptonlumber.com

**Technical Committee**

The role of the Technical Committee is to support technical specialty conferences throughout the PNWIS region on relevant topics of interest/current changes in regulations for industry, consultants, agency employees, and the general public.

  • Chairs
    Lanka DeSilva: LDesilva [at] ramboll.com

**Student Programs Committee**

The role of the Student Programs Committee is to evolve and maintain the Environmental Challenge (EC) competition for university-level students in the PNWIS region as well as foster and maintain relationships with regional Universities to promote student participation and membership in the A&WMA.

  • Chair
    Melody Kieneker: mkieneker [at] farallonconsulting.com

**Conference Committee**

The role of the Conference Committee is to provide assistance and resources to the Annual Conference Planning teams as they plan and prepare for PNWIS annual conferences.

  • Chairs
    Norma Job: Norma.Job [at] ashgrove.com
    Jeromy Adams: JAdams2 [at] ci.tacoma.wa.us

PNWIS A&WMA Board Members

A&WMA Board Member – Director Kim Marcus Kim.Marcus [at] erm.com
A&WMA Board Member – Director Tony Ward Tony.Ward [at] umontana.edu
A&WMA S&C Representative Jay Willenberg – JWillenberg [at] comcast.net


PNWIS Board – Chapter Chairs

  • Alaska Chapter — Katz Bollinger — CBollinger [at] petrostar.com
  • B.C./Yukon Chapter — Mark Milner — MMilner [at] hemmera.com
  • Idaho Chapter — Leah Arnold — Leah.Arnold [at] deq.idaho.gov
  • Inland Northwest Chapter — David Finley — davidfinley17 [at] gmail.com
  • Montana Chapter — Benjamin Schmidt — BSchmidt [at] co.missoula.mt.us
  • Oregon Chapter — Katie Kolesar — kkolesar [at] airsci.com
  • Puget Sound Chapter — Annika Wallendahl —  Annika.Wallendahl [at] Geosyntec.com
  • Vancouver Island Chapter — Markus Kellerhals — Markus.Kellerhals [at] gov.bc.ca

PNWIS Board – Student Chapters (Faculty Contacts)

  • Boise State University — Dale Stephenson — DaleStephenson [at] BoiseState.edu
  • Huxley (Western Washington Univ.) — Ruth Harper — huxley.awma [at] gmail.com
  • Montana Tech. University — Kumar Ganesan — kganesan [at] mtech.edu
  • University of Montana — Tony Ward — Tony.Ward [at] mso.umt.edu
  • University of Puget Sound — Dan Burgard — dburgard [at] pugetsound.edu

PNWIS – Annual Conference
Planning Committee Chairs

2023 Suquamish 
Maggie Corbin, Roylene Cunningham
MaggieC [at] pscleanair.org, Cunningham.Roylene [at] epa.gov

2022 Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Jenelle Scott
Jenelle [at] springenvironmental.com

2020 and 2021 — Cancelled due to the pandemic

2019 Montana Tech
Kumar Ganesan
KGanesan [at] mtech.edu

2018 Nanaimo
Mark Milner, Rob Dalrymple
mmilner [at] hemmera.com, robdal@shaw.ca

2017 Idaho
Steven Cory StCory [at] q.com

2016 Juneau, AK
Ann Danielson ADanielson [at] slrconsulting.com

2015 Skamania, WA
Jeromy Adams JAdams2 [at] ci.tacoma.wa.us

2014 Spokane, WA
Beth Hodgson Beth [at] springenvironmental.com

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