Board Members

    Benjamin Ericson
    Benjamin J. Ericson 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 13, 2012.  He is the Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau Waste Site Cleanup at MassDEP where he oversees the Commonwealth’s programs for hazardous waste site cleanup, emergency response, marine oil spill prevention and natural resource damage restoration.

    Contact Information: 
    DEP One Winter St, 6th Floor
    Boston, MA 02108
    Office: 617-556-1121
    Email: benjamin.ericson@state.ma.us


    David Austin
    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
    Ms. Batchelder was appointed to the Board on July 3, 1997.  She has more than twenty years experience in evaluation, administration and management of compliance, with respect to environmental and hazardous waste projects.  As a hydrogeologist she has worked on projects that define the nature and extent of contamination, quantify risk, and develop solutions that best fit a site. Her field of knowledge covers a vast array of contaminants, environmental media and settings.  She is employed by Loureiro Engineering Associates Inc. in Plainville, Connecticut.  

    Contact Information:

    Gail Batchelder
    Loureiro Engineering Assoc., Inc.
    100 Northwest Drive
    Plainville, CT  06062
    Office:  860-747-6181
    Office:  413-556-8524
    Fax:  860-747-8822
    Email: glbatchelder@loureiro.com

    Kathleen Campbell
    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 Vice-President at CDW Consultants, Inc. in Framingham, Massachusetts.

    Contact Information:
    Kathy Campbell
    CDW Consultants, Inc.
    40 Speen Street, Suite 301
    Framingham, MA  01701
    Office: 508-875-2657 x23
    Email: kcampbell@cdwconsultants.com


    Kirk Franklin
    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

    Jack Guswa
    Mr. Guswa was appointed to the LSP Board on May 27, 2008.  He was reappointed to the Board on July 15, 2013.  He serves as Chairperson of the Continuing Education Committee.  Mr. Guswa has more than thirty-five years of experience as a hydrogeologist and groundwater scientist, and has been a licensed LSP since December 1993.  Additionally, he has served as a consultant to local and national government agencies in the United States and Canada.  He has also testified as an expert witness in the areas of soil and groundwater contamination, vapor intrusion, and soil remediation.  He is a principal at his firm, JG Environmental Inc. in Boxborough, Massachusetts.

    Contact Information:
    John H. Guswa
    JG Environmental Inc.
    1740 Massachusetts Ave.
    Boxborough, MA  01719-2209
    Office:  978-266-2992
    Fax:  978-263-0696
    Email: JGuswa@jgenviromental.com


    Debra Listernick
    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

    Robert Rein
    Mr. Rein was appointed to the Board on June 10, 2013.  He has been a licensed LSP since September 1993.  He has worked on federal EPA contracts involving emergency spill response and remedial investigations, feasibility studies, remedial designs and remedial construction oversight on Superfund sites. Mr. Rein was also a global environmental health and safety director, supervising regulatory compliance, complex remediation and injury prevention programs under various state and country regulations. He has performed environmental audits and conducted trainings at manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Europe and Mexico.  

    Contact Information:
    Robert P. Rein
    33 Arch Street
    Boston, MA 02110
    Office:  978-655-8410 
    Email:  robert.rein@esis.com

     Farooq Siddique
    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 Maynard, Massachusetts.

    Contact Information:
    Farooq Siddique
    FS Engineers, Inc.
    2 Clock Tower Place
    Suite 630
    Maynard, MA 01754
    Office:  978-298-5956
    Fax: 978-298-5104
    Email: fsiddique@fsengrs.com


    James N. Smith
    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