Joseph S. Campisi
Principal Hydrogeologist and President
Mr. Campisi has over 30 years of experience in the environmental field; having managed consulting operations for global environmental consultants, as well as worked for the industry as an environmental manager. Mr. Campisi has a broad background in the environmental field and is a technical expert in contaminant hydrogeology, capable of interpreting complex subsurface conditions, evaluating and choosing remedial technologies and ultimately executing the remedy/corrective measures. In addition, Mr. Campisi has participated in large environmental review projects that involved upfront environmental impact assessments and follow-on capital project permitting. During a good part of the last decade Mr. Campisi has helped build EHS practices for national consulting firms.
Mr. Campisi acquired CEA in 2016 with the thought of building a high-quality consultancy that would assist clients to solve the regulatory and technical challenges that are typically faced in three areas: cleaning up environmental legacies, developing new energy infrastructure, and protecting workers in the industry. CEA has always had a strong reputation in New England and now we are looking to expand in each of these practice areas to become a nationally recognized force.
- B.S in Earth Science (Geology), Pennsylvania State University
- Masters in Geological Science, Binghamton University
- MBA, Loyola University Chicago.
Adam Last, PE, LSP
Mr. Last is the Principal Engineer and Regional Manager for Corporate Environmental Advisors environmental consulting practice. He provides environmental engineering services to private and public sector clients and has worked in the environmental consulting field since 1991.
Mr. Last has extensive experience performing environmental consulting services, environmental site assessments, landfill compliance services, risk characterizations, evaluating remedial alternatives, and remediating sites. His experience includes environmental consulting services at a wide variety of properties including superfund sites, brownfields sites, landfills, dry cleaners, industrial facilities, bulk petroleum terminals, rifle and skeet trap shooting ranges, rail yards, scrap metal yards, hospitals, prisons, incinerators, highway depots, gas stations, and residential properties. Contaminants encountered during these activities include petroleum (gasoline, diesel, kerosene, fuel oils, cutting oils), heavy metals (lead, arsenic, barium, cadmium), polychlorinated byphenyls (PCBs) and chlorinated solvents.
Throughout his career, he has developed an in-depth knowledge of the risk characterization process and has successfully managed and completed Method 1, 2 and 3 Risk Characterizations at sites involving a variety of contaminants and contaminated media (soil, groundwater, indoor air, surface water, and sediment).
As the Principal Engineer, Mr. Last supervises and directs the successful completion of all phases (Phases I through V) of the Massachusetts Contingency Plan process; all methods of human health and environmental risk characterization (Methods 1, 2 and 3); remedial action alternative evaluations; and site remediation at over 50 tier classified disposal sites. He provides regulatory and technical direction during all assessment and response actions to ensure compliance with the MCP Response Action Performance Standards, supporting regulations, guidance and regulatory deadlines.
- M.S., Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
- B.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
- Professional Engineer, MA, RI, CT, NH, VT, ME & NY
- Licensed Site Professional, MA
Scott Vandersea, LEP, LSP
Mr. VanderSea has nearly 25 years of experience involving hydrogeologic assessments and remediation. He has worked on more than 150 projects in New England including extensive experience with sites under the Connecticut Remediation Standard Regulations. He also has widespread knowledge and experience with the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) and Connecticut Underground Storage Tank Reimbursement Program.
Mr. VanderSea authors reviews and certifies regulatory submittals involving site assessment, remediation technology evaluations, remedy implementation plans, risk assessment and site closure. He ensures compliance with regulatory and client deadlines, strict adherence to response action performance standards and overall project compliance within established timeframes and budgets. He has considerable experience interfacing and negotiating with regulators, local officials, property owners and private homeowners.
His project experience includes comprehensive surficial and bedrock aquifer assessment; evaluation, design and implementation of soil and groundwater remediation programs involving product recovery and groundwater treatment, soil vapor extraction and air sparging, high-vacuum extraction soil excavation with off-site treatment, and bioremediation. He has also been responsible for emergency response cleanups, installation and maintenance of private water well treatment systems and site closure.
- B.S., Hydrogeology, University of New Hampshire, Durham
- Licensed Environmental Professional, CT, #353
- Licensed Site Professional
- LSP Association
Senior Environmental Scientist
Mr. Hopper has 20 years of experience in the environmental industry and currently manages the Due Diligence group at CEA. He has thorough experience conducting American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Phase I’s and Phase II’s, preliminary and comprehensive response actions. Mr. Hopper manages a portfolio of bank clients and their environmental due diligence needs with a primary focus on properties with environmental issues or time sensitive deadlines.
At CEA Mr. Hopper provides all phases of environmental compliance activities and reporting. Utilizing his remedial experience, he routinely conducts operations, maintenance, and monitoring activities for remedial systems including soil vapor extraction and air sparge (SVE/AS) remediation systems, and groundwater treatment systems with air stripping and carbon filtration. He has also performed numerous field oversight activities including installation of remedial systems, environmental drilling and subsurface soil sampling, UST removals and replacements, and groundwater monitoring in accordance with low-flow procedures.
Mr. Hopper has been the lead manager for numerous New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) and Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) projects involving residential hazardous waste evaluations, fuel oil releases including contract preparation, coverage authorization for the client through insurance companies or reimbursement programs, project and subcontractor coordination, scheduling, sampling, managing compliance with applicable state regulations and contracts, regulatory report preparation and project closure.
- B.S., Recreation Management, University of Vermont
- Asbestos Inspector & Management Planner
Heather Storlazzi Ward, NHCWS, CPESC
Senior Wetland Scientist & Project Manager
Heather Storlazzi Ward received a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources from the University of Maine in 1994. She has been working within the ecological and wetland science profession since 1995 and joined Boyle Associates in 2006. Heather brings to Boyle over 15 years of experience in natural resource assessments, wetland delineation, wetland functional assessments and state and federal wetland permitting. In addition to natural resource assessments, Heather is experienced in third party environmental inspection (3PI) for Maine DEP, wetland mitigation sequencing and design, environmental restoration, and GPS technology Heather is a member of the New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists and Maine Association of Wetland Scientists (MAWS). Heather worked in New Hampshire for over 8 years as an environmental consultant/wetland scientist, and is experienced in the New Hampshire permit process at the federal, state and local levels. Local permitting in New Hampshire often required the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIS), presented to Planning Boards and Conservation Commissions.
As a Project Manager and Senior Wetland Scientist for Boyle Associates, Heather is responsible for the management of wetland permitting and wetland mitigation projects. Heather provides permitting and regulatory advising and prepares local, state and federal permit applications for projects throughout northern New England. She coordinates with local, state and federal regulators and provides documentation of avoidance and minimization efforts made during project design, including the incorporation of Low Impact Design (LID). Heather assists clients in the preparation of both onsite and off-site alternatives analyses (including Clean Water Act Sections 401/404 and 404(b)(1) Analyses). In addition to permit preparation and acquisition, Heather provides clients with a full-line wetland consulting services, including on-site field inspections for preliminary land evaluations, wetland delineations and mapping using GPS, vernal/significant vernal pool identification, functional assessment analysis (using USACE Highway Methodology and the New Hampshire Method), impact assessments, and mitigation design and monitoring. Also, as a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control since 2002, Heather can provide onsite sediment and erosion control inspections and permit compliance monitoring. Recently, Heather provided Third Party Environmental Inspection (3PI) services for the Maine DEP, for one of the largest transmission line upgrades in the State of Maine.
Heather has been a New Hampshire Certified Wetland Scientist (NHCWS) since 2000 and a Certified Professional in Sediment and Erosion Control (CPESC) since 2002. She is a member of the Maine Association of Wetland Scientists and the New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists. Heather is a member of the Vernal Pool Technical Committee for the Maine Association of Wetlands Scientists (MAWS).
- B.S, Natural Resources, University of Maine
- Certified as a Wetland Scientist (NHCWS) since 2000
- Certified Professional in Sediment and Erosion Control (CPESC) since 2002.
Mr. Tomforde is a New Hampshire licensed Professional Geologist with over 20 years of experience completing environmental site investigation and remediation associated with releases of petroleum and hazardous waste on residential and commercial properties. Mr. Tomforde is a Principal Geologist and office lead at StoneHill Environmental, a subsidiary of CEA. Mr. Tomforde maintains a strong working knowledge of multi-media environmental sampling techniques and is well versed in New Hampshire environmental regulations including working within the New Hampshire Petroleum Reimbursement Fund Program.
- B.S., Geo-chemistry, Bridgewater State College
- Masters in Geology, University of North Dakota
Mychelle Fernandez, CSP, CHMM, REHS
Ms. Fernandez has over 18 years of diverse professional experience primarily in the biotechnology industry, local government and consulting. In addition to providing technical support in the areas of chemical hygiene, biosafety, laboratory safety, hazardous materials and waste, hazard identification and risk assessment, ergonomics, and laboratory design, Ms. Fernandez is an adept project manager. Notable projects that Ms. Fernandez has managed include the construction and commissioning of a potent compound suite designed for safe handling of highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs), dozens of laboratory tenant improvement and new construction projects, and various projects for clients that require on-going environmental health and safety (EHS) support across multiple sites.
Ms. Fernandez is a former underground storage tank (UST), hazardous waste, and food and housing inspector with the County of San Diego Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) and EHS manager in the biotechnology industry. Ms. Fernandez is well versed in California Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) and CUPA requirements and regulations.
Ms. Fernandez’s role at CEA is to lead the southern California business development and expansion efforts and head the San Diego office. Ms. Fernandez is also available to work directly with clients to develop effective and creative solutions to address EHS challenges. Ms. Fernandez is committed to CEA’s goal of delivering high-quality professional service.
B.S. in Biochemistry with a minor in Political Science, University of California Los Angeles
M.A. in Chemistry, San Diego State University
Senior Environmental Consultant and Principal
Mr. Knapp is a Senior Environmental Consultant and Principal with Boyle Associates, a CEA Company, based in the Westbrook, Maine office. Dale has more than 16 years of professional experience in the natural sciences, permitting, and management. Dale is a regionally recognized natural resource consultant and carries the following professional certifications: Certified Soil Scientist, Licensed Site Evaluator, Certified Environmental Professional, and Professional Wetland Scientist. Energy projects have been a focus of Dale's professional practice and he has played a key role in the development and permitting of 17 operational wind projects, over 25 grid-scale solar projects, and 11 high voltage transmission lines in New England alone.
Dale’s responsibilities include leadership of the Natural Resources practice, client relationship management, and business development. Dale also manages projects, directs ecological field surveys, and performs strategic planning for permitting. In addition to managing and implementing projects, he has regularly provided expert witness testimony regarding the findings of ecological field surveys and permit submissions associated with both large and small-scale projects.
Dale also has expertise in soil mapping, morphology, subsurface wastewater design, wetland delineations, vernal pool surveys, threatened and endangered species surveys, ecological community characterizations, biological assessments, wildlife surveys, wetland mitigation and compensation, project management, and document preparation in accordance with the state and federal regulatory agency standards.