Speaker Bios

 Adam A. Brostow

Adam A. Brostow is a chemical process engineer at Air Products and Chemicals. International experience includes Habitat for Humanity in Guatemala (house construction) and EWB in Rwanda (sanitation). Adam holds 10 U.S. patents, mostly in cryogenic processes and energy efficiency. He is a senior design consultant at the University of Pennsylvania’s department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. 

 Aneesha Raghunathan 

 Aneesha Raghunathan is a sophomore at the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania double majoring in Health and Societies and Economics and minoring in International Development. Her interests lie in social entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment and developing market-based solutions to poverty. She is also interested in innovation in healthcare markets and improving access to health care in the developing world. Hope Line Fashions Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization incorporated in 2010. 

 Angeline Cione 

 Angeline Cione is the project lead for the Santa Clara, El Salvador Project and has been involved with the project for more than three years. She has an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and works as an environmental engineer for an environmental consulting firm. She is a Certified Energy Manager and provides analysis and program management support for energy, sustainability, and environmental programs.

 Angelita Fasnacht‐Cuellar 

 Angelita is a Civil Engineer with 17 years of experience in Environmental & Civil Engineering, Grant Management and Engineering Management, specializing in Water and Community Health.  She received her degree in Civil Engineering with a specializaion in Hydraulics and Hydrology and earned her Master’s in Internaional Public Health from Emory University. Her achievements and professional experience include Co‐founded a company in online markeing and fundraising for internaional non‐profits, working with Catholic Relief Services, Project Hope, Inova Foundaion, Naional Foundaion for Cancer Research, among others; represented the Millennium Water Alliance, an eight partner global water alliance including UNICEF, to private and federal grants, program design and M&E formulaion; established and worked in Ethiopian and Kenyan Millennium Water Programs; named Business Woman of the Year 1999 by State Chamber of Commerce ‐ Huila, Colombia; survived kidnapping by the FARC in Colombia in 2000.

 Arthur J. White

M.S., University of Pennsylvania, Change Management
B.S.E.E., New Jersey Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering
B.A., Rutgers University, Asian History and Economics
Advanced solar power courses at Solar Energy International (SEI)
Off-grid, Battery-Based Solar Electric Installation
Off-grid, Battery-Based Design
Grid-Direct, Solar Electric Installation
Solar Electric Systems Level I
Certificate in Project Management
Finance, Registered Investment Advisor

Technical Experience: 
Mr. White has approximately 41 years experience in Electrical/Instrumentation and Controls design, installation and Start-Up; and, Project Management at power plants located in the United States including: Susquehanna, St.Lucie, and Crystal River. He has extensive experience in measuring water flows, and has overseen many complex electrical projects, most involving control circuits and power circuits up to 480VAC.

Developing World and EWB-USA Experience: number of years of experience and country:
Mr. White has been a member of the EWB NorthEast and SouthEast Technical Advisory Committees for four years and a member of the Energy Advisory Committee for which he provided a white paper establishing EWB solar standards for all EWB-U.S.A. chapters. He is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and has managed projects in less developed countries. His thesis at Penn addressed Project Management in Developing Countries. He has extensive cross-cultural experiences, besides directing development projects, and has traveled extensively around the world, including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Mexico, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Holland, and the United Kingdom. 

 Brian Goodacre

 Brian graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. At Rutgers, Brian was a very active member of the EWB-USA Rutgers Chapter. He worked as a technical member of the Guatemala Project for three years. He traveled in his sophomore year on the 2nd assessment trip and worked until graduation on the design and reports for a total of four trips. He was also the Vice President and Director of Development his junior and senior years. He fondly remembers accepting the 2011 EWB-USA Premier Student Chapter award in Louisville, Kentucky and organizing and leading the 2012 EWB-USA Rutgers "Swing for Water" Golf Outing. He currently lives in the King of Prussia area working for Lockheed Martin as a software engineer.

 Brittany Young

 Brittany Young is the founder and president of A Spring of Hope, an international NGO that provides clean water sources and economic development projects at schools in the former Bantustans of South Africa. Since 2007, she has designed ASOH's unique focus on schools' individual needs, forged partnerships with Rotary International and locally-based NGOs, and led the organization in raising over $300,000. Currently a guest faculty member at the Drexel University School of Public Health lecturing for the school's online Global Health Certificate program, she serves on the board of the Global Water Alliance and is also a StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellow. In the summer of 2012, she served as a Public Diplomacy intern at the US Department of State's Bureau of African Affairs. Brittany is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, and is writing an ethnographic senior honors thesis on rural land rights and land reform in sub-Saharan Africa.

 Caitlin Candee

 Born and raised in California, Caitlin moved to Boston to attend Northeastern University after deciding the weather was just too nice to stay. She is currently in her 4th year of Civil Engineering. After graduation, she hopes to use her degree in a less-than-traditional way. Staying in the country for too long makes Caitlin a little restless, and so when she gets the chance for an adventure, she takes it with her camera in tow. Currently the President of the Engineers Without Borders Student Chapter at Northeastern University, she feels lucky to have the support of her amazing executive board in strengthening the chapter and setting it up to keep doing great work in the future.

 Caitlin Terry

   Caitlin Terry is a licensed civil engineer in the State of New Jersey. She currently works on stormwater systems in the division of Nuclear Power for The Shaw Group, Inc.  Caitlin’s real passion is providing clean water to some of the poorest regions in the world.  To do this, she takes a "leave of absence"  from her firm to live in remote undeveloped villages, using her engineering skills to help provide safe water.  She has volunteered in 6 different countries ranging from 2 weeks to 2 months at a time.

 Carrie Kovarik

 Dr. Kovarik is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Dermatopathology, and Infectious Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kovarik is the Head of Dermatology, as well as the Director of Telemedicine and Informatics, for the Botswana-UPenn Partnership. Dr. Kovarik has created an African teledermatology consult service (africa.telederm.org) which is a collaborative effort between the Baylor International Pediatrics AIDS Initiative (BIPAI), the American Academy of Dermatology, twelve African countries, and several other institutions. Within the past several years, she has been using cellular phone technology to expand health care services (mHealth) and educational programs (mLearning) in conjunction with local Ministries of Health, Universities, and cellular companies in Africa and Central America. In addition, she has evaluated, researched, and reported on her mHealth and mLearning programs extensively in the medical literature.

 Cassie Thiel

 Cassie is a Ph.D candidate in Civil Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.  Her research focuses on the environmental impacts of the built environment, healthcare practices, and hospital procedures.  In 2009, Cassie received a BS in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University where she participated in EWB as a sustainability committee lead for a structural project in Honduras.   Cassie loves traveling, music, and photography, and aims to help all chapters in the NER better communicate and network with each other.

 Cathy Leslie, P.E.

Cathy Leslie, P.E. is the current Executive Director of Engineers Without Borders USA. Ms. Leslie is a licensed Civil Engineer in Colorado with over 20 years of experience in the design and management of civil engineering projects. As Executive Director of EWB-USA, Ms. Leslie uses her organizational and project management skills to ensure that the volunteer organization can fulfill its mission and vision. Ms. Leslie was a part of the second project to be completed within EWB-USA, a rainwater catchment project in Mali, Africa. Ms. Leslie is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Water Environment Federation, and is a member of the Presidential Council of Alumnae for Michigan Technological University, where she holds her degree in civil Engineering. Ms. Leslie has also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal.

 Daniel P. Saulnier

 Mr. Saulnier joined EWB-NEU in 2005 as the Mentor for the new chapter's first assessment trip to El Tecuan, Honduras.  Mr. Saulnier has been working with the group ever since, assisting with five water projects in Honduras and one in Uganda.  He is also working on a non-EWB wastewater project for a charitable hospital in Gujarat, India, and is assisting Partners In Health with the wastewater treatment system for a new hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti.  Mr. Saulnier has over ten years of consulting engineering experience designing water and wastewater treatment systems, and is currently the Cooperative Education Coordinator for Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University. 

 David Sacco

 David Sacco is a civil engineer with TPA Design Group in New Haven, Connecticut, working on site evaluation and design for residential, commercial and municipal clients.  His professional experience includes pavement and geotechnical engineering, site development and stormwater management design, and construction monitoring.  Mr. Sacco served as a school construction volunteer with the Peace Corps in Gabon, and as an Associate Field Officer for UNHCR in Sri Lanka through the United Nations Volunteers.  He has also worked on short-term projects in the DR Congo (former Zaire), Kosovo and Nigeria, and is a project mentor for the EWB Yale Student Chapter water supply project in Kikoo, Cameroon.  He studied architecture at Yale (BA) and civil engineering at the University of Washington (MS).

 Ethan LaRochelle 

 Ethan LaRochelle is the chair of the EWB-USA Mentors Committee. He began volunteering with EWB-USA in 2006 as part of the Northeastern University student chapter and was the president of that chapter from 2006-2008. As part of the Northeastern chapter, Ethan traveled to the Yoro District of Honduras to assess and implement gravity-fed water distribution systems in a number of villages. After graduating from Northeastern University in 2009 with a BS in Electrical Engineering, Ethan held various roles with both the Boston and Denver Professional EWB-USA chapters. When not volunteering with EWB-USA, Ethan is a Test Engineer for Dyn Inc., and enjoys spending time with his wife, Kellie, and their neurotic-but-lovable dog, Moxie. 

 Fred N. Scatena

   Dr. F.N. Scatena is a Professor and Chair of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania.  He was been working on water supply issues in Latin America since 1977 with a primary research focus on the hydrology and critical zone processes of tropical montane environments. 

 Gabriel Woolf Sullivan

 Currently in his 4th year at Northeastern University studying Civil Engineering, Gabriel has been involved with Northeastern’s Chapter of Engineers Without Borders since the first week of his freshman year. Initially, he contributed to both a water project in Uganda, traveling in August 2010, and fundraising, serving as the Co-Chair of Fundraising. For the next two years, Gabriel assumed the role of Vice President of Development. Currently, as an upperclassman, he is transitioning out of EWB to provide younger members with more opportunity while he is still available for guidance. After graduation he hopes to find a job related to international work within Civil Engineering.

 Gary Moore

 Gary A. Moore, Sr., P.E. has been providing water and wastewater engineering services for a variety of clients for over 23 years.  In the United States, his project work includes projects such as the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the City of Baltimore’s $2B Consent Decree and $4B Capital Improvements Program Management, and utility infrastructure site upgrades for the Valley Forge Visitor’s Center.

In developing nations his work comprises projects in the following countries; Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Haiti, Bahamas, Iraq, Afghanistan, and South Sudan.  Representative projects have involved the Babil Province, Iraq 25 Year Master Sewer Plan, and the Water Treatment Plant Environmental Assessment Report for the Town of Malakal, South Sudan. While in South Sudan, he performed an assessment report, environmental review plan, risk management plan, and provided engineering recommendations for a water treatment plant serving 100,000 in Malakal, South Sudan.  In addition, he provided construction management services for the Wau, South Sudan Water Treatment Plant to assist the completion of a water treatment plant providing 4,000m3 of water per day to the 135,000 residents there.

 Gerard Jones 

   Dr. Jones has been involved with and has directed a number of engineering service learning initiatives in Nicaragua and Panama. He advises engineering student projects including Engineers without Borders and Capstone Design and, he travels regularly to Central America in support of the engineering service program. Dr. Jones is on the advisory board of Water for Waslala, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to bringing potable water to rural communities in Nicaragua. He first visited Waslala, Nicaragua in 2004 to conduct a needs assessment and has created the service-learning component of the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate curriculum to allow Water for Waslala to successfully meet its objectives. 

Dr. Jones is currently leading an initiative in Panama where Villanova students are providing engineering design services to a local NGO. He recently authored a book entitled Gravity-Driven Water Flow in Networks, which focuses on the theory and design of water supply systems for developing communities. Dr. Jones received his BSME in 1972 from Villanova University, and received his MSME and PhD in 1975 and 1981 from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jones joined the Villanova Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1987, is a fellow of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and has published widely in the areas of fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

 Godlove Fonjweng

   Dr. Fonjweng graduated from Swarthmore College with a Bachelors degree in Geochemistry in 1990. He later obtained his Masters and Doctorate degrees in geology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and 1997, respectively. Following a four year stint as Assistant Professor and Director of the Environmental Science Program at Philadelphia University, he moved back to Penn and spent the next 6 years as Assistant Dean for Advising. Among other things he managed study abroad advising and led student study abroad efforts in various countries in Europe and Africa. He subsequently spent a year at Cheyney University in Pennsylvania serving as Director of Academic Advising and Special Assistant to the Provost (where he oversaw the office of study abroad). He is now serving his 4th year as Director of Global Education at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA where he manages study abroad and the exchange scholar program.

 Jeffrey Salvitti and Katy Knight

   Jeff Salvitti and Katy Knight work with Google's local field marketing initiative whose aim is to help businesses, organizations and individuals increase and optimize their online presence through select Google products such as Google+. As Google+ experts, they have successfully helped hundreds of organizations leverage Google+ to make the web work better for them.

 Jennifer Fields

   Mrs. Fields is the Clean Water Program Manager for the Southeast Regional Office of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), responsible for sewage facilities planning, NPDES and Water Quality permitting, along with operational compliance and enforcement. During her 20 years with DEP, she has been both a permit engineer and the permit section chief. She has been developing wastewater operator training programs for the past  5 years. After graduating from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree, Mrs. Fields entered the U.S. Army, serving 11 years in both active and reserve units, overlapping her time with DEP. She a licensed engineer in Pennsylvania.  

 Jordan Ermilio

   Jordan Ermilio has been directly involved with the engineering design and implementation of water supply projects in many countries throughout Southeast Asia and Central America. He served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines where he was responsible for the implementation of a water supply projects in a rural communities of Northern Luzon. He worked with Oxfam International during post-conflict reconstruction efforts in East Timor and has provided consulting services for the design of solar powered pumping systems in Sri Lanka. 

While in graduate school he helped to establish the chapter of Engineers without Borders and the Engineering Service Program at Villanova University.  Jordan frequently travels to Nicaragua where Villanova engineering students and faculty have been actively involved with the design and construction water supply and renewable energy systems in the rural community of Waslala. Jordan is an adjunct professor at Villanova and teaches courses in International Development, Engineering Capstone Design and Engineering Ethics. He is a Professional Engineer and is currently the Director of the Engineering Service Program at Villanova. 

 Joshua Knight

 Joshua is part of the project management team, which ensures that EWB-USA projects are sustainable and of high quality. In this role, Joshua is responsible for providing guidance and technical assistance to volunteer chapters working on EWB-USA projects throughout the assessment, design, implementation, and monitoring process. This assistance is provided primarily through review of project reports and consistent communication with project teams. 

Joshua has over fifteen years of experience in the water and wastewater, environmental and sustainability engineering fields.   From 1996-1998, Joshua worked with the City of Boulder in drinking water treatment, and with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in database and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) administration. From 1998-2001, Joshua worked as an Environmental Compliance Engineer for the Air Force in Sumter, South Carolina, overseeing the water, wastewater, and petroleum programs. 

From 2001-2003, Joshua worked for the Environmental Protection Agency assessing, cleaning up and monitoring the nation’s most toxic hazardous waste sites for Superfund. From 2003-2007, he served as a Lay Mission Helper Catholic missionary in Cameroon, Africa on water supply projects, where he initiated, managed and mentored two EWBUSA projects.   From 2008-2010, Joshua worked for Metro Wastewater Reclamation District in Denver, Colorado, responsible for wastewater transmission and treatment, as well as organizational sustainability.  

Joshua became a project manager for Engineers Without Borders in 2010.

 Justine Buchman

 Justine Buchman works in nuclear power development and is a professional Master's student at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering. As an undergraduate, she was fundraising and publicity co-lead for the student chapter of the University of Pittsburgh from 2007 to 2009. She also helped plan the Northeast Regional Workshop hosted at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University in 2010.

 Kayla R. Mineau

 Ms. Mineau is an environmental engineering student at the University of New Hampshire with experience on international engineering projects, in industry, and in laboratory research.  Ms. Mineau’s responsibilities have encompassed the entire spectrum of group and project management, project development, engineering research, design and analysis, budget development, proposals to management and sponsors, fundraising, project assessment, project implementation, quality testing, and technical reporting.  Ms. Mineau is currently the president of the University of New Hampshire Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders and is working on projects in Uganda and the Dominican Republic.   

 Kelly Barb

 Kelly Barb is a senior Chemical Engineering major at Rowan University. This is her 7th EWB conference and her fourth year on the Clean Water for La Ceiba project in El Salvador. Jake Scaramazza is a junior Chemical Engineering major and has traveled to La Ceiba two times with the project. John Gribbin is a junior Mechanical Engineering major, looking forward to his first trip to La Ceiba, El Salvador with the project team. Julio Interiano is a sophomore Math and Chemical Engineering major, also looking forward to his first trip to La Ceiba.

 Kevin Rathbun

 Kevin is a junior Civil Engineering major at Northeastern University and current Program Director for EWB-USA Northeastern's Uganda Project. As Program Director, Kevin is responsible for managing schedules and deadlines, delegating tasks, and communicating with the village representatives in Bbanda, Uganda. His involvement in EWB-USA NEU has inspired him to pursue a career in international development. Specifically, he would love to conduct research on factors affecting the sustainability of international development projects especially pertaining to rural water systems.

 Jason Halpern

 Jason Halpern is the founder and CEO of Gridless Power, an early stage technology company developing a smart, modular power platform for developing nations, disaster relief, and the military. Jason received undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Management as well as a Masters degree in Integrated Product Design from the University of Pennsylvania. Jason is particularly interested in how to combine the insights of the fields of engineering, business, and design, in order to identify and solve meaningful problems.

 Liz Cherchia

 Liz is a fourth year student at Northeastern University majoring in Civil Engineering and minoring in Social Entrepreneurship. She is heavily involved with Northeastern’s Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA NEU). As the Technical Lead for EWB’s Uganda Project, Liz is responsible for all designs, calculations, and reports that the chapter produces. Her work with EWB-USA NEU has shaped her experience at Northeastern and her plans for the future. She hopes to work in the field of international development with an interest in the technical, economic, governmental, and cultural facets of water security around the world.

 Mark Veletzos

 Dr. Veletzos has over 16 years of experience in the design and analysis of complex bridge systems from both an industry and academic perspective.  He authored many papers on the seismic design of bridge systems, post seismic inspection and capacity assessment of bridge columns and on innovative methods to resist seismic demands.  In addition, Dr. Veletzos authored a framework for the seismic design of segmental bridges and is a recipient of the FHWA James Cooper Best Paper Award.  He was named an ExCEEd Teacher Fellow 2009 and is a licensed Civil Engineer in the State of California. 

 Megan Doherty

   Megan Doherty is the Associate Director for International and Service Learning Initiatives in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the University of Pennsylvania.  She is directly responsible for student, faculty and staff engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math outreach programs for SEAS. In this capacity, Megan builds partnership with local and international university and community collaborators to plan and implement outreach efforts with SEAS.  She has led projects in Mali, Ghana, Hong Kong, China and Guatemala. Prior to joining SEAS, Megan served as a Health Extension Agent for the U.S. Peace Corps in the Segou region of Mali, West Africa where she worked with community members to start a village health committee and participated in pre-natal consultation and vaccination outreach programs.  Before joining the Peace Corps, she worked with families, schools and social workers in Wilmington, Delaware to promote academic success in children identified as at-risk for dropping out of school. Megan has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Delaware and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University’s School of Population Health.  She speaks Bambara and French.

 Michael Winter

 Dr. Michael Winter is Chief Engineer for Technology at Pratt & Whitney, a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines and a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX).   Michael is responsible for development and maturation of the Pratt & Whitney technology portfolio, including identification and prioritization of technologies, establishing intellectual property basis, technology licensing, and technology partnership programs.  

Michael leads the organizational processes that ensure cost-effective system level integration of new technologies into aerospace propulsion systems.  He is also responsible for development of the Pratt & Whitney Technical Career Ladder and leads the Fellows Program, which recognizes the company’s top technical experts.

Before joining Pratt & Whitney, Michael served as Director of Flight Systems Programs at the United Technologies Research Center and led, planned and executed the strategic technical program on behalf of UTC's Hamilton Sundstrand and Sikorsky Aircraft divisions.  

In the course of more than 25 years in the industry, Michael has made numerous contributions working with fuel cells, lasers and combustion & propulsion systems.  He is the author of 30 patents and more than 50 published technical articles.  

Michael is on the advisory boards of the Engineering Schools at the University of New Haven and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and is an adjunct full professor in Systems Engineering at Columbia University.  He has served on the National Research Council Board of Assessment of the National Academies, and on several committees of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA), , and severed as chairman of the Aerospace Industry Association (AIA) Technical Operations Council.  

Michael holds a Doctorate, Master of Science and Master of Philosophy degrees from  Yale University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University

 Neha Anand

 I have been working for AECOM in their Wakefield, MA office for the last five years as a water/ waste water engineer. At AECOM, I have worked on an array of water and wastewater projects involving reuse of treated wastewater, hydraulic modeling of water and sewer systems, modeling of bridge and river systems to assess flood impacts, and budget development. I joined the Honduras Water Project team in Feburary 2011. Being a water engineer, I help out with the planning and layout of the water system. Aside from that I am involved with fundraising and marketing activities, general project management, and most importantly with recruiting new members for our team.The two things that inspire me the most about this project are the cause and the people behind the cause. It is humbling to see a very diverse and talented group of people commit their time and energy to bring clean water to this community of people in Honduras.

 Nicole Ostrowski

 Nicole is currently a PhD candidate in Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh researching biodegradable implants for bone regeneration. She received her BS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. She has been a member of EWB for nearly years and is the Graduate Student Advisor for the University of Pittsburgh student chapter of EWB as well as the Conference Coordinator for the EWB Northeast Region.

 Paolo Belfiore

  Paolo became involved with EWB in his Junior year at Boston University where he graduated in Biomedical Engineering. Traveling to Chirimoto, Peru was more than just an assessment trip; it represented the beginning of a new chapter in his life. Being able to apply classroom knowledge while connecting to people on the ground and discussing their everyday struggles was the perfect recipe for an engineering student with social and humanitarian aspirations. He has traveled all throughout Central America and also had the opportunity of collaborating with Nicaraguan Health Authorities as part of his senior project design. After taking a job in biomedical telemetry, he entered an Italian Diplomatic Institution in Philadelphia where he currently works. An e-board member of the Mid-Atlantic Professionals Chapter, he is currently active with a water distribution project in Las Delicias, El Salvador. He highly values giving back locally and is fond of working with the Philadelphia community and collaborate on interdisciplinary projects with other non-profits. As a young professional, he plans to continue to blend his international engineering experience with public dialogue engagement to help communities in need help themselves in the direction of progress.

 Rosemary Powers

Rosemary joined Engineers Without Borders USA in 2007 as a Chapter Relations Manager. She is graduating with a M.S in Project Management in December 2012, and holds a B.S in Marketing Management from Missouri State University and a Diploma in Business Management from Kenya Institute of Management. Prior to moving to the United State of America, she worked for Achelis Kenya Ltd and Ascott Kenya Ltd as a Customer Service Representative.

 Ryan Gordon

 Ryan is a senior at Northeastern University with a major in Civil & Environmental Engineering, a minor in Environmental Science, and has completed three co-ops in the Boston area. He has been a member of EWB-USA Northeastern since January 2011 and has served as the Honduras Program Director of the Honduras Program at Northeastern for the last year and a half. In December 2011, Ryan traveled to Honduras for the first time to work on EWB-USA NEU's projects in El Carrizalito and Los Oreros. Ryan's favorite part of EWB has been the opportunity to travel to a part of the world he's never seen before, and not just for a vacation!

 Sam Shamsi

 Uzair (Sam) Shamsi, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE *– ASCE Pittsburgh’s 2012 Distinguished Civil Engineer, Dr. Shamsi is a Senior Technical Manager at Michael Baker Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also teaches GIS and Water Resources Engineering courses for several universities, ESRI, and ASCE. His accomplishments include 25 years of engineering, teaching, and research experience; nearly 150 projects, 30 guest lectures, and 100 publications. He has authored two engineering books one of which is a best-seller. Dr. Shamsi is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Diplomate of Water Resources Engineering, a Diplomate of Environmental Engineering, and a Certified GIS Professional. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Georgia. His professional interests include sustainable development, CSO control plans, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, and GIS applications. Dr. Shamsi is actively involved in the development of Pittsburgh region's Wet Weather Plan. He is founder and professional mentor of an Engineers Without Borders project in India.

 Sky Morehouse

 Sky Morehouse, University of Pennsylvania, BSME, 1979, President of Morehouse Engineering, Inc., has been involved in the design and construction of process facilities within the manufacturing, water, wastewater, pharmaceutical, chemical, petrochemical, and mining industries during the past 33 years.  He has been employed by Bechtel (79 through 87) and Metcalf and Eddy (87 through 90).  In 1990 he founded his own firm, Morehouse Engineering, Inc., which carries 15 employees.  He is experienced in the design and construction of liquid and solids handling process units from pharmaceutical, chemical, petrochemical, and solvent extraction/electrowinning to asphalt membrane manufacturing to water and wastewater treatment; specializing in the design and implementation of fully automated continuous and batch systems.  He has made 2 EWB assessment trips to Cameroon to evaluate EWB solutions for the Bomi Valley water collection and distribution system.  The Bomi Valley is situated in the northeast sector of the country of Cameroon.

 Sharon Kenny

Sharon D. Kenny has over 10 years of experience in the environmental field, with particular expertise in the fields of hazardous chemicals and site remediation. She has directed projects related to compliance assistance, health and safety auditing, and land contamination for numerous industrial sectors, including manufacturing (coil coating, plating, foundries), water treatment, and federal facilities. 

Sharon has extensive experience in research, and has collaborated with organizations including National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). She is currently employed as a Remedial Project Manager in the Land and Chemicals Division of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Sharon holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez; and two master’s degrees: one in Geochemistry from the University of Florida at Gainesville, and a second one in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is certified as a Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

 Stephen Clark

   Stephen Clark, P.E. is the technical lead for the Mbohkop, Cameroon Project and has been involved with the project since its inception earlier this year. He has a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from University of Massachusetts and a B.S. in Civil Engineer from Purdue University. He is currently a Project Manager for CDM Smith in Fairfax, VA.

 Thomas Decker

 The College of Environmental Science and Forestry is located in Syracuse, New York and is the home to a student chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Our official project is a gravity based water filtration system in Buena Vista, Honduras supplying water to approximately 300 people in three communities. Stemming from EWB inspiration, club secretary TJ Decker began research on appropriate technology available to help developing countries. This research turned into a credit bearing course offered on campus and led to several workshops building biosand filters, hydraulic ram pumps, UV water filters, and solar arrays. This research has been presented at the American Ecological Engineering Conference this past spring and is constantly added to throughout the year.


 Tony Sauder

 Tony Sauder is a registered professional engineer and geologist with over thity years experience in water resources, hydrogeology, and environmental engineering.  His international experience includes ten years working on projects involving rural water supply and sustainable development in Chad, Sudan, Honduras, Dominican Republic, and Belize.  In his water supply and community development work, Tony has sought to facilitate access to water and communicate the benefits of improved water sources and sanitation on health.  While working as Senior Engineer/Hydrogeologist consultant at Pennoni Associates Inc., Tony also shares from his practical experience through teaching hydrology and global water courses at UPenn and has served as a professional mentor to the UPenn Engineers without Borders (EWB) on implementation of 7 water and sanitation projects in Honduras and Cameroon and Guatemala.