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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

Vice President
Mr. Art Mercer

Young Professional Director
Dr. Sonia Samir, P.E.

David Biderman

Executive Director
Mr. David Biderman

Private Sector Director
Ms. Vita Quinn, MBA

Tech Division Director
Ms. Amy Banister

Region Directors

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

Region 2 Director
Mr. Rodolfo Moreno

Region 3 Director
Ms. Brenda L. Merchant

Region 4 Director
Mr. James M. Thornton, S.C.

Region 5 Director
Mr. Mitch Kessler, S.C.

Region 6 Director
Mr. Philip Westmoreland, PE

Region 7 Director
Ms. Dana L. Blumberg

Region 8 Director
Mr. Kevin Roche

Region 9 Director
Mr. James A. Skora, CHMM, S.C.

Region 10 Director
Ms. Mary Wittry

Region 11 Director
Ms. Mary P. Shanks

Region 12 Director
Ms. Sheri Praski, S.C.

Region 13 Director
Genevieve Alderson

Advisory Board

Advisory Board Leadership

Ms. Ramona Simpson

Recorder
Ms. Ramona Simpson, S.C.

Chairperson
Ms. Tiffany Dunn

Vice Chairperson
Elizabeth Osborne, S.C.

Committee Member
Dr. Lisa A. Skumatz

Private Sector Delegates

Consulting
Mr. Steven Menoff

Finance
Ms. Vita Quinn, MBA

Legal
Ms. Constance Hornig

Manufacturing
Terry Schneider

Materials Recovery
Ms. Heidi Sanborn

Sales
Mr. David B. Kaminski

Services
Ms. Susanne Passantino

Young Professional Delegates

Young Professional Director
Dr. Sonia Samir, P.E.

Technical Division Delegates

Collection & Transfer
Mr. Donald J. Birnesser, S.C.,P.E.

Landfill Gas and Biogas
Ms. Amy Banister

Ms. Lynsey K. Baer

Landfill Management
Ms. Lynsey K. Baer, S.C.,P.E.,BCEE

Mr. Robert W. Craggs

Planning & Management
Mr. Robert W. Craggs

Ms. Allison S. Trulock

Sustainable Materials Management
Ms. Allison S. Trulock

Waste Conversion and Energy Recovery
Mr. Greg H. Gesell

Chapter Delegates

Chapter Region Delegate
Pacific Basin Chapter 1 Mr. Robert A. Perron, S.C.
Northern California Gold Rush Chapter 1 Mr. James D. Moore, S.C.
Southern California Founding Chapter 1 Tom Koutroulis, S.C.
Central California Sierra Chapter 1 Mr. N. Curtis Larkin, S.C.
Colorado Rocky Mountain Chapter 2 Mr. David E. Adams, PE
Nevada Great Basin Chapter 2 Mr. Derek Muaina
Utah Beehive Chapter 2 Mr. Preston R. Lee, S.C.
Arizona Chapter 2 Mr. Rodolfo Moreno
New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter 2 Ms. Shirlene Sitton
Oklahoma Indian Nations Chapter 3 Ms. Brenda L. Merchant
Texas Lone Star Chapter 3 Mr. David Vartian
Louisiana Chapter 4 Ms. Yolunda Righteous
Mississippi Chapter 4 Mr. Jimmy R. Sloan, S.C.
Georgia Chapter 4 Ms. Susan Janssen, S.C.
Alabama Chapter 4 Mr. James M. Thornton, S.C.
Caribbean Puerto Rico Chapter 5 Mr. Fernando L. Rodriguez
Florida Sunshine Chapter 5 Mr. Mitch Kessler, S.C.
South Carolina Palmetto Chapter 6 Mr. Philip Westmoreland, PE
Virginia Old Dominion Chapter 6 Mr. Timothy Torrez, P.E.
North Carolina Chapter 6 Mr. Michael Brinchek, PE
Tennessee Volunteer Chapter 6 Mr. William Brock
Kentucky Chapter 6 Mr. Antonio Baldon
Mid-Atlantic Chapter 7 Ms. Dana L. Blumberg
New Jersey Chapter 7 Mr. Gary L. Conover, S.C.
Northern New England Chapter 8 Mr. Barry Van Laarhoven
Northern New England Chapter 8 Mr. Kevin Roche
New York Chapter 8 Ms. Carla Jordan
Michigan Chapter 9 Mr. Matt Williams
Indiana Hoosier Chapter 9 Ms. Debbie Hackman, S.C.
Illinois Land of Lincoln Chapter 9 Mr. Steven Schilling, P.E.
Wisconsin Badger Chapter 9 Mr. John Welch
Ohio Buckeye Chapter 9 Mr. James A. Skora, CHMM, S.C.
Iowa Chapter 10 Ms. Mary Wittry
Kansas Sunflower Chapter 10 Mr. John Hawk
Minnesota Land of Lakes Chapter 10 Mr. Bruce Rehwaldt, PE, LEED, AP
Nebraska Cornhusker Chapter 10 Ms. Lori Calub, P.E.
Missouri Chapter 10 Mr. Keith R. Connor
Washington Evergreen Chapter 11 Ms. Mary P. Shanks
Alaska Chapter 11 Mr. Mark W. Spafford
Beaver Chapter 11 Ms. Jenifer Stuber
Northern Lights Chapter 12 Ms. Sheri Praski, S.C.
Atlantic Canada Chapter 13 Genevieve Alderson
Quebec Chapter 13 Mr. Michel Binette
Ontario Chapter 13 Ms. Linda Churchill, S.C.

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SWANA Strategic Plan 2023–2027 is available to the general public.