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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

Executive Director/CEO
David Biderman

Brenda A. Haney, P.E.

Past President
Michael Greenberg

Vice President
Timothy S. Flanagan, S.C.

Art Mercer.

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

Region 2 Director
Pat Tapia

Region 3 Director
David McCary

Region 4 Director
Yolunda Righteous

Region 5 Director
Mitch Kessler

Region 6 Director
Mike Brinchek

Region 7 Director
Bob Watts

SWANA General Counsel
Barry S. Shanoff

Tammy Hayes

Private Sector Director
Vita Quinn

Technical Division Director
Amy Van Kolken Banister

Young Professional Director
Karam Singh

Region 8 Director
Barry VanLaarhoven

Region 9 Director
Karen Rozmus

Region 10 Director
Mary Wittry

Region 11 Director
Matt Zybas

Region 12 Director
Sheri Praski

Region 13 Director
Richard Schofield

Advisory Board

Advisory Board Leadership

Dana Murray, Mid-Atlantic Chapter Delegate

Vice Chair
Curtis Larkin, Central California Chapter Delegate

Tiffany Dunn, CEM Technical Division

Private Sector Delegates

Lisa Skumatz

Constance Hornig

Terry Schneider

Susanne Passantino

Vita Quinn

Materials Recovery
Heidi Sanborn


Technical Division Delegates

Collection & Transfer Division
Dan Graeter

Communication, Education & Marketing Division
Tiffany Dunn

Landfill Gas & Biogas Division
Amy Van Kolken Banister

Landfill Management Division
Lynsey Baer

Planning & Management Division
Robert Craggs

Sustainable Materials Management
Elizabeth Roe

Waste-To-Energy Division
Greg Gesell