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Board of Directors

SWANA is governed by a 21-member Board of Directors (BOD) from across North America. This group is responsible for setting strategic direction and overseeing the association’s operations and policy positions. The BOD meets in person three times per year as well as holding regular conference calls.

The Board of Directors receives input from an Advisory Board made up of delegates from all SWANA chapters, technical divisions, private sectors and from young professional members. The Advisory Board meets in person once each year in conjunction with WASTECON® and also during the preparation of SWANA’s strategic plan (once every five years). Advisory Board Delegates also participate in regular conference calls to provide input on financial, policy and membership issues.

SWANA Board of Directors

DavidBiderman

Executive Director/CEO
David Biderman

ArtMercer

Treasurer
Art Mercer

BarryShanoff

SWANA General Counsel
Barry S. Shanoff

tammyhayes

Secretary
Tammy Hayes

VitaQuinn

Private Sector Director
Vita Quinn, MBA

AmyBanister

Technical Division Director
Amy Van Kolken Banister

KaramjitSingh

Young Professional Director
Sonia Samir, PE, Ph.D.

Region Directors

JamesMoore

Region 1 Director
James D. Moore, S.C.

PatTapia

Region 2 Director
Pat Tapia

DavidMcCary

Region 3 Director
David McCary

Yolunda Righteous

Region 4 Director
Yolunda Righteous

MitchKessler

Region 5 Director
Mitch Kessler, S.C.

MikeBrinchek

Region 6 Director
Mike Brinchek, PE

Dana Blumberg

Region 7 Director
Dana L. Blumberg

KevinRocheRegion 8 Director
Kevin Roche

James Skora

Region 9 Director
James Skora, S.C.

Region 10 Director
Mary Wittry

MaryShanksRegion 11 Director
Mary Shanks

Sheri Praski

Region 12 Director
Sheri Praski

Genevieve M. Alderson, S.C.

Region 13 Director
Genevieve Alderson, S.C.

Advisory Board

Advisory Board Leadership

Chair
Vacant

Vice Chair
Vacant

Recorder
Vacant

Private Sector Delegates

LisaSkumatzConsulting
Lisa Skumatz

ConstanceHornigLegal
Constance Hornig

Manufacture
Terry Schneider

Susanne Passantino

Service
Susanne Passantino

VitaQuinnFinance
Vita Quinn

HeidiSanbornMaterials Recovery
Heidi Sanborn

DaveKaminski

Sales
David Kaminski

Technical Division Delegates

DanGraeterCollection & Transfer Division
Dan Graeter

RamonaSimpson

Communication, Education & Marketing Division
Ramona Simpson

AmyBanisterLandfill Gas & Biogas Division
Amy Van Kolken Banister

LynseyBaerLandfill Management Division
Lynsey Baer

RobertCraggsPlanning & Management Division
Robert Craggs

ElizabethRoeSustainable Materials Management
Elizabeth Roe

GregGessellWaste-To-Energy Division
Greg Gesell

Chapter Delegates

ChapterRegionDelegate
Central California1N. Curtis Larkin, S.C.
Pacific Basin1Robert A. Perron, S.C.
Southern California1Jeff Southern
Colorado2David Adams
New Mexico2Charles Fiedler
Nevada2Derek Muaina
Utah2Nathan Rich
Oklahoma3Brenda L. Merchant
Alabama4Mike Thornton
Arkansas4Tiffany Dunn
Georgia4Abby M. Goldsmith
Mississippi4Jimmy R. Sloan, SC
Caribbean5Fernando Rodriguez
Kentucky6Tony Sicari
South Carolina6Philip Westmoreland, P.E.
Tennessee6William Brock
Virginia6Raymond F. McGowan, S.C.
New Jersey7Gary L. Conover, SC
Pennsylvania7Elizabeth Osborne
New York8Carla Jordan
Southern New England8Barry Van Laarhoven
Illinois9Karen Rozmus, S.C.
Indiana9Debbie Hackman, S.C.
Michigan9Paul Sgriccia
Wisconsin9John Welch, P.E.
Kansas10John Hawk
Minnesota10Bruce Rehwaldt
Missouri10Keith R. Connor
Nebraska10Lori Calub, P.E.
Alaska11Ted Jacobson, S.C.
Oregon11Jenifer Stuber
Pacific BC/Yukon12Karen Storry
Ontario13Linda Churchill, S.C.
Quebec13Michel (Mike) Binette

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