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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.

FY 2023 Collection Group Subscribers

Kate Dykman
Kate Dykman
Manager, Solid Waste Management, City of Vaughan
MichaelFernandez
Mike J. Fernandez
Director, Department of Solid Waste Management, Miami-Dade County, FL
Mr. Earl Gloster
Director of Solid Waste, City of Clearwater
Rodney Jamison
Rodney Jamison
Director, Solid Waste Services, City of Charlotte, NC
FelipeMoreno
Felipe Moreno
Deputy Solid Waste Director, City of Phoenix, AZ
JimReinbruger
Jim Reingruber
Assistant Director, Solid Waste Management, City of Durham, NC
PatTapia
Pat Tapia, S.C.
Collections Administrator, City of Tucson, AZ
Francis Veilleux
Francis Veilleux
President, Bluewater Recycling Association

FY2023 Disposal Group Subscribers

S.C.,P.E.,BCEE

Lynsey K. Baer, S.C.,P.E.,BCEE
Chief of Engineering, Delaware Solid Waste Authority, Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA)
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Laura Belt
Special Projects Manager, King County, WA
Brian Boerner
Brian Boerner
Director of Solid Waste and Recycling, City of Denton, TX
Frank Bonillas
Frank Bonillas
Environmental Manager, City of Tucson, AZ
Gary Conover
Gary Conover
ACUA Solid Waste Director, New Jersey SWANA Chapter
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S.C.

John Foster
Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission, Iowa Chapter
RobertGardner
Robert Gardner, PE, BCEE
Senior Vice President, SCS Engineers
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Monica Gorman
Assistant Director of Public Works for Solid Waste, Prince William County Department of Public Works, Prince William County, VA
Mr. John Holladay
Executive Director, City of Huntsville-Solid Waste Disposal Authority
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
JeffreySmithberger
Jeffrey Smithberger
Director, Solid Waste Management, Mecklenburg County, NC
Brian Usher
Brian E. Usher, S.C.
Solid Waste Director, Sarasota County, FL
RobertWatts
Robert Watts, S.C., BCEEM
Executive Director, Chester County Solid Waste Authority

FY 2023 Sustainable Materials Management Group Subscribers

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Lisa Beursken
Solid Waste Coordinator, Medina County Solid Waste District, OH
Brian Boerner
Brian Boerner
Director of Solid Waste and Recycling, City of Denton, TX
Frank Bonillas
Frank Bonillas
Environmental Manager, City of Tucson, AZ
Craig Coker
Craig Coker
Principal, Coker Composting and Consulting
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Eric Fasbender
Environmental Enforcement Officer, IEPA Certified Inspector, Will County Land Use Department, IL
MichaelFernandez
Mike J. Fernandez
Director, Department of Solid Waste Management, Miami-Dade County, FL
Eric Forbes
Eric Forbes
Chief, Recycling, Compliance and Planning, Solid Waste Management Program, Fairfax County, VA
JoeHack
Joe Hack
Contracted Operations Core Process Manager, Mecklenburg County, NC
Luann Meyer
SWANA New York State Chapter Representative, Associate - Solid Waste, Barton&Loguidice, Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C.

P.E., G.E.

Mr. Guy Petraborg, P.E., G.E.
Director of Engineering & Compliance - District Engineer, Monterey Regional Waste Management District
PederSandhei
Peder Sandhei
Principal Planner, Sustainable Materials Management Unit, State of Minnesota, SWANA Minnesota Chapter
Christina Seibert
Christina Seibert
Executive Director, Solid Waste Association of Northern Cook County, IL
Brian Usher
Brian E. Usher, S.C.
Solid Waste Director, Sarasota County, FL
Francis Veilleux
Francis Veilleux
President, Bluewater Recycling Association
Hamid Zaman
Hamid Zaman
General Supervisor, Technical Services, Waste Services, City Operations, City of Edmonton, Alberta, CA

FY 2023 Waste Conversion and Energy Recovery Group Subscribers

GaryBruns
Gary Bruns
Environmental Program Supervisor, Washington County Department of Public Health & Environment, SWANA Minnesota Chapter
Brian Card

S.C.

Brian N. Card, PE
Senior Project Engineer, WIN Waste Innovations, SWANA Southern New England Chapter
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Lonnie Heflin
Chief, Material Management Section, Recycling and Resource Management Division, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, MD
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Tony Hill
Environmental Resources Director, Olmsted County, MN
Mr. John Holladay
Executive Director, City of Huntsville-Solid Waste Disposal Authority
Randy Kiser
Randy Kiser
Operations and Compliance Manager, Hennepin County, MN
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
DanPellowitz
Dan Pellowitz
Executive Director, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, FL
Ahmad-Sadri
Ahmad Sadri, PE
Energy Recovery Administrator, City & County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services, HI
John Snarr
John Snarr
Metropolitan Washington COG, I-95 Landfill Owners Group
DavidVollero
David Vollero
Executive Director, York County Solid Waste Authority, PA
Hamid Zaman
Hamid Zaman
General Supervisor, Technical Services, Waste Services, City Operations, City of Edmonton, Alberta, CA