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Applied Research Foundation Subscribing Partners

Through their vision and commitment, the Applied Research Foundation’s subscribing partners conduct collectively-funded and defined applied research projects that address pressing solid waste issues.

By working together, subscribing partners have the unique opportunity to determine what research topics should be addressed, and to participate in the research. The result is increased knowledge and efficiency in directly confronting industry challenges.

Fiscal Year 2021 Subscribers

FY 2021 Collection Group Subscribers

MichaelFernandez

S.C.

Mr. Michael Fernandez, S.C.
Director, Miami-Dade County Solid Waste Management
EarlGloster
Mr. Earl Gloster
Director of Solid Waste, City of Clearwater
FelipeMoreno
Felipe Morales
Deputy Solid Waste Director, City of Phoenix, AZ
John Pittman
John Pittman
Director, Sanitation Services and Fleet Management, City of Pensacola, FL
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Ellen Price
Deputy Director for Administration, City of Charlotte, NC
JimReinbruger
Jim Reingruber
Assistant Director, Solid Waste Management, City of Durham, NC
PatTapia
Pat Tapia, S.C.
Collections Administrator, City of Tucson, AZ

FY2021 Disposal Group Subscribers

JoeHack
Joe Hack
Contracted Operations Core Process Manager, Mecklenburg County, NC
LynseyBaer

S.C.,P.E.,BCEE

Ms. Lynsey K. Baer, S.C.,P.E.,BCEE
Chief of Engineering, Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA)
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Laura Belt
Special Projects Manager, King County, WA
Martin Bey
Martin Bey
Landfill Services Administrator, City of Tucson, AZ Environmental and General Services Department
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Garth Bowers, P.E.
Division Engineer, Tetra Tech
Gary Conover
Gary Conover
ACUA Solid Waste Director, New Jersey SWANA Chapter
RobertGardner
Robert Gardner, PE, BCEE
Senior Vice President, SCS Engineers
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John “Doc” Holladay
Executive Director, Solid Waste Disposal Authority of Huntsville, AL
Joe Levine
Joe Levine, PE
Executive Director, New River Resource Authority, VA
JanMcHargue
Jan McHargue, PE
Solid Waste Administrator, Winston-Salem City/County Utilities, North Carolina Chapter
DanPellowitz
Dan Pellowitz
Executive Director, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, FL
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Operations Director, Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio
William Rowland
William Rowland
Director, Landfill of North Iowa, Iowa SWANA Chapter
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Tom Smith
Solid Waste Division Chief, Prince William County, VA
JeffreySmithberger
Jeffrey Smithberger
Director, Solid Waste Management, Mecklenburg County, NC
RobertWatts
Robert Watts, S.C., BCEEM
Executive Director, Chester County Solid Waste Authority

FY 2021 Sustainable Materials Management Group Subscribers

JoeHack
Joe Hack
Contracted Operations Core Process Manager, Mecklenburg County, NC
Elizabeth Biggins-Ramer
Elizabeth Biggins-Ramer
Solid Waste Coordinator, Medina County Solid Waste District, OH
Frank Bonillas
Frank Bonillas
Environmental Manager, City of Tucson, AZ
MichaelFernandez

S.C.

Mr. Michael Fernandez, S.C.
Director, Miami-Dade County Solid Waste Management
TimFlanagan
Timothy S. Flanagan
General Manager, Monterey Regional Waste Management District
Eric Forbes
Eric Forbes
Chief, Recycling, Compliance and Planning, Solid Waste Management Program, Fairfax County, VA
Luann Meyer
Ms. Luann Meyer
Senior Project Manager, Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C.
Christopher Peters
Christopher Peters
Operations Director, Tetra Tech, Illinois Land of Lincoln SWANA Chapter
Dave Van Vooren
David Van Vooren
Executive Director, Solid Waste Association of Northern Cook County, IL
Hamid Zaman
Hamid Zaman
General Supervisor, Technical Services, Waste Services, City Operations, City of Edmonton, Alberta, CA

FY 2021 Waste Conversion and Energy Recovery Group Subscribers

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Tony Hill
Environmental Resources Director, Olmsted County, MN
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John “Doc” Holladay
Executive Director, Solid Waste Disposal Authority of Huntsville, AL
Randy Kiser
Randy Kiser
Operations and Compliance Manager, Hennepin County, MN
Manuel Lanuevo
Manuel Lanuevo, PE
Chief, Refuse Division, City and County of Honolulu, HI
Joe Levine
Joe Levine, PE
Executive Director, New River Resource Authority, VA
WeiLiu
Wei Liu
Project Engineer, CDM Smith
MarkMaritato
Mark Maritato
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Ecomaine
AdamOrtiz
Adam Ortiz
Director, Dept. of Environmental Protection, Montgomery County, MD
DanPellowitz
Dan Pellowitz
Executive Director, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, FL
John Snarr
John Snarr
Metropolitan Washington COG, I-95 Landfill Owners Group
DavidVollero
David Vollero
Executive Director, York County Solid Waste Authority, PA