ITRC Board of Advisors

A nine-member Board of Advisors provides the overall direction for ITRC. Additional representatives from funding agencies serve as Board of Advisors Liaisons.  ITRC is a program of the Environmental Research Institute of the States (ERIS), a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the District of Columbia and managed by the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS). Staff at ECOS provide management and coordination of ITRC's activities.

Full ITRC Board of Advisors Contact List


Tom Higgins
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul MN 55155-4194
P 651-757-2436


Richard Spiese
Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation
1 National Life Dr., Davis 1
Montpelier VT 05620-3704
P 802-249-5083
F 802-828-1011

Team Leader Liaison

Randy Chapman
Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality
13901 Crown Court
Woodbridge VA 22193
P 703-583-3816

State Engagement Coordinator

Douglas Bacon
State of Utah - Dept. of Environmental Quality/Div. of Environmental Response & Remediation
P 801-536-4282

Training Program Coordinator

Sara Pearson, CPG.
Dept. of Environmental Quality
525 W. Allegan
5th Floor South
Lansing MI 48933
P 517-420-3219
F 517-241-9581

At Large State Representative

Naji Akladiss, P.E.
Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection
17 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333
P 207-557-4312
F 207-287-7826

State Association Representative

Ken Zarker
Washington State Department of Ecology
P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98501
P 360-407-6724
F 360-407-6715

Industry Representative

David Tsao
150 W. Warrenville Rd.
Naperville IL 60563
P 331-702-4062

Public/Tribal Stakeholder Representative

Katherine Owens
1278 Riviera Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
P 208-521-3696
F 208-522-0513

ITRC Management

ITRC Director

Patricia Reyes
50 F Street, NW
Suite 350
Washington DC 20001
P 202-266-4933
F 202-266-4937

Project Manager

Carolyn Sistare
50 F Street, NW
Suite 350
Washington DC 20001
P 202-266-4932
F 202-266-4937

Project Associate

Molly Olonoff
50 F Street, NW
Suite 350
Washington DC 20001
P 202-849-4982
F 202-266-4937

Project Associate

Tadbir Singh
50 F Street, NW
Suite 350
Washington DC 20001
P 202-849-4980
F 202-266-4937