• Board Members

    Maria E. Pinaud, LSP Board Chairperson

    Maria Pinaud was appointed to serve as the Chairperson of the LSP Board as the Commissioner’s designee for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (“MassDEP”) on December 1, 2015.  She is the Deputy Regional Director for the Bureau of Air and Waste (“BAW”) at MassDEP’s Southeast Regional Office.  Ms. Pinaud has 30 years of environmental engineering and regulatory experience having served in several technical and management roles during her public service career at MassDEP.  In her current capacity, Ms. Pinaud is responsible for implementing the overall compliance assurance and enforcement of multiple regulatory programs for air quality control, solid and hazardous waste management, toxic use reduction and the Underground Storage Tank Program.  In addition, Ms. Pinaud has direct experience with all aspects of the Waste Site Cleanup Program including overseeing the remediation of complex disposal sites, conducting audits of LSP submittals and responding to sudden releases.  She previously served as the Audits and Enforcement Coordinator for the Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup.  Ms. Pinaud is a Licensed Site Professional.

    Contact info:

    Deputy Regional Director, Bureau of Air and Waste
    MassDEP, Southeast Regional Office
    20 Riverside Drive
    Lakeville, MA 02347
    Office: 508-946-2764
    Fax:  508-947-6557
    Email:  maria.pinaud@state.ma.us


    David Austin, LSP Petroleum Board Member
    Mr. Austin was appointed to the Board on June 20, 2013.  He has been a LSP since 1994.  Mr. Austin has over 25 years of extensive experience in the environmental consulting business, specifically, managing assessment and remediation of contaminated sites, many of them related to petroleum, primarily in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and elsewhere in the United States.  He also has close ties to the LSP professional association, the LSPA, as a member of its Technical Practices Committee.  He is currently employed at AECOM in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

    Contact Information:
    David Austin
    250 Apollo Drive
    Chelmsford, MA  01824
    Office: (978) 905-2114
    Email: david.austin@aecom.com


    Gail Batchelder, Hydrogeologist Board Member
    Dr. Batchelder was appointed to the Board on July 3, 1997.  She has more than 25 years experience in investigating and remediating soil, ground water, and soil vapor at contaminated properties.  As a hydrogeologist and geochemist, her professional activities have focused on identifying and delineating the nature and extent of contamination, developing site-specific conceptual models of contaminant fate and transport, and developing solutions that best meet project objectives. Her field of knowledge covers a vast array of contaminants, environmental media and hydrogeologic settings. She is employed by HRP Associates, Inc. in Farmington, Connecticut.  

    Contact Information:

    Gail L. Batchelder, Ph.D., P.G., L.E.P.
    HRP Associates, Inc.
    197 Scott Swamp Road
    Farmington, CT  06032
    Office:  860-674-9570
    Fax:  860-674-9624
    Email: gail.batchelder@hrpassociates.com


    Gregg McBride
    Mr. McBride is a Senior Principal with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.  He has been a LSP since 1997, and has more than thirty years of experience as an environmental scientist specializing in the impact of contaminants in the environment.  In his work with industrial and power clients, Mr. McBride has directed projects in ecological and public health risk assessment, regulatory compliance, permitting and environmental investigations of subsurface soil, groundwater and surface water.  He has also developed a number of clean-up strategies for large brownfield projects in Massachusetts which involved multi-faceted efforts where investigations, risk assessment and risk management decisions are made across state and federal regulatory programs.  Prior to his association with GZA, Mr. McBride was with the USEPA Health Effects Research Laboratory and Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation (1980-1987) where he was responsible for public health impact assessments for utility and process industry development.  Mr. McBride has also served in local government as a Conservation Commissioner for eighteen years and has been a Selectman in the Town of Norwell, Massachusetts for seven years.


    Contact Information:

    Gregg McBride, LSP
    249 Vanderbilt Avenue
    Norwood, MA 02062
    Office #: 781.278.3828
    Cell #: 781.727.0570
    Email: gregg.mcbride@gza.com



    Kathleen Campbell, LSP Board Member
    Ms. Campbell was appointed to the Board on October 18, 2013.  She has been a licensed LSP since July 1996 and is also a Registered Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional.  Her field of expertise is the assessment and remediation of small to large-scale Brownfields sites to bring them back to productive re-use.  With over twenty-five years of experience, Ms. Campbell also has diverse experience in environmental compliance audits, hazardous building materials investigations, feasibility studies, conceptual site modeling, risk-based site remediation, wastewater treatment, and environmental permitting.  She is President at CDW Consultants, Inc. in Natick, Massachusetts.

    Contact Information:
    Kathy Campbell
    CDW Consultants, Inc.
    6 Huron Street
    Natick, MA  01760
    Office: 508-875-2657 x23
    Email: kcampbell@cdwconsultants.com

    Kirk Franklin, Environmental Protection Board Member
    Mr. Franklin was appointed to the Board on December 15, 1999.  He is a principal at his firm Frank Corp. Environmental Service in New Bedford, Massachusetts.  Frank Corp. is a United States government contractor in New Bedford, as well as Bristol, Massachusetts, and is part of the Environmental and Ecological Services industry.

    Contact Information:
    Kirk Franklin
    Frank Corp. Environmental Service
    615 Tarkiln Hill Road
    New Bedford, MA 02745
    Office:  508-995-9997
    Fax:  508-995-0002
    Email:  kfrank132@aol.com

    Debra Listernick, Environmental Protection Board Member
    Ms. Listernick was appointed to the Board on April 21, 2011.  She has specialized in risk assessment for over twenty-five years.  She has served as project manager for Massachusetts Contingency Plan and United States Environmental Protection Agency Superfund human health and ecological risk assessments. Ms. Listernick has been employed by O’Reilly, Talbot & Okun Associates Inc, since 1996, providing risk assessment services to environmental consulting and engineering firms throughout New England.  Her office is located in Westborough, Massachusetts. 

    Contact Information: 
    Debra Listernick
    O’Reilly, Talbot & Okun Associates, Inc.
    69 Milk Street, Suite 218
    Westborough, MA 01581
    Office: 508-366-6409
    Fax: 508-366-9826
    Email: Listernick@oto-env.com

     Farooq Siddique, LSP Board Member
    Mr. Siddique, a LSP, was appointed to the LSP Board on April 21, 2011.  He has more than twenty years of experience in environmental engineering, civil engineering and hazardous materials studies.  He also has experience with assessment and remediation of Brownfields.  In particular, Mr. Siddique was the LSP of record for remediation of an industrial parcel of land in the city of Boston.  Moreover, he has performed hundreds of subsurface investigations and environmental assessments.  He is a principal at his firm, FS Engineers, Inc. in Acton, Massachusetts.

    Contact Information:
    Farooq Siddique
    FS Engineers, Inc.
    242 Nonset Path, Suite 42-1
    Acton, MA 01720
    Office:  978-274-2830
    Fax: 978-298-5104
    Email: fsiddique@fsengrs.com

    James N. Smith, Labor Organization Board Member
    Mr. Smith was appointed to the Board on September 6, 2013.  After ten years of performing assessment and cleanup of contaminated sites under the Massachusetts Contingency Plan as a consultant, he joined the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development in 2011, as Senior Environmental Compliance Manager.  In this role, he assesses and oversees remediation of Brownfields sites acquired by the city of Boston with the goal of bringing the sites back to productive use.  He also oversees Massachusetts Contingency Plan compliance issues for the City.  Mr. Smith is a member of the Service Employees International Union Local 888.  His office is located in downtown Boston.  

    Contact Information:
    James N. Smith
    26 Court Street
    Boston, MA 02108
    Office: 617-635-0103
    Email: jnsmith@vt.edu

    Marc J. Richards 
    Mr. Richards is a Vice President at Tighe & Bond and is the firm’s practice leader for environmental services throughout New England.  He has been a licensed LSP since 2003.  Mr. Richards has more than  twenty years of experience managing projects related to brownfield development, environmental assessment and cleanup, building deconstruction/demolition, and construction management.  He currently provides integrated services for complex environmental construction projects that involve environmental permitting, LSP/MCP services, site cleanup, both above and below ground, and construction phase services.  His expertise also includes assessment and cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyl (“PCB”) sites, managing PCB issues located within building materials, assessing and mitigating vapor intrusion issues, historic/urban fill soils management, asbestos-in-soils, and in-situ remediation.  Mr. Richards is also a licensed professional engineer in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.