NAEP Board of Directors

The NAEP Board is comprised of representatives from each of the 15 affiliated chapters and 12 elected at-large board members. If you wish to contact members of the board, please email [email protected] and we will forward your message to the appropriate member. 

NAEP President

Rona Spellecacy CEP, AICPHDR
Seattle, Washington
Term Expires 2024

[email protected]

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Past President

Betty Dehoney, CEP, PMP, ENV SPDehoney Consulting LLC
San Diego, California
Term Expires 2022

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Vice President 

Michael Mayer, HDR
Term Expires 2024


Robbie Hayes, AICP, ENV SP, HNTB
Nashville, Tennessee
Term Expires 2024



Michelle Rau, PMPJacobs
St. Petersburg, Florida
Term Expires 2024

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At-Large Board of Directors (Three-Year Terms)

Marie CampbellSapphos Environmental
Pasadena, California
Term Expires 2025

Dennis Peters
Term Expires 2024

SunTemple Helgren
Term Expires 2024

Christine Magers
Term Expires 2024


Tim Perry
Term Expires 2024

Jim Spangler, CEI, A.M. ASCE, Spangler Environmental
Raleigh, North Carolina
Term Expires 2024

Caroline Levenda, QEI
Palos Hills, IL
Term Expires 2023


Courtney Arena, HNTB
West Palm Beach, Florida
Term Expires 2023

Nic Frederick, DAWSON
Holly Springs, North Carolina
Term Expires 2023

Emily Gulick

Emily Gulick, CEP-IT, Jacobs
Oceanside, California
Term Expires 2025

Chris Holdridge

Chris Holdridge, HDR Inc.
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Term Expires 2025


Charles P. Nicholson, PhD, HDR
Knoxville, Tennessee
Term Expires 2025

Carol Snead, ODOT
Portland, Oregon
Term Expires 2023

Fred R. Wagner, Venable LLP
Washington, DC
Term Expires 2025

Chapter Representatives

Alaska AEP Logo

Anna Kohl
Alaska AEP

Arizona AEP Logo

Jeff Johnson, SWCA Environmental Consultants
Arizona AEP

Michael Smith, WSP USA
California AEP

Florida AEP

Timothy Perry, Olertel, Fernandez, Bryant & Atkinson
Florida AEP

Georgia AEP Logo

William L. Medlin, PWS, ENV SP, Woodard and Curran
Georgia AEP

Hawaii AEP Logo


Will Bow

Hawaii AEP

Idahoe AEP Logo

Denny Mengel
Idaho AEP

Illinois AEP Logo 

Brian J. Wozniak, P.E.
Illinois AEP


Mid-Atlantic Region of Env. Professionals Logo

Gary Kelman, CEP, NAEP Fellow, MS, M.ASCE
Mid-Atlantic AEP

 Minnesota AEP Logo

Jennifer BringHDR
Minnesota AEP

North Carolina AEP Logo

Jennifer Burdette, Natural Resource Consultants
North Carolina AEP

North Texas AEP Logo

April Breen, Jacobs
North Texas AEP

Northwest AEP Logo

Kim Wetzel
Northwest AEP


Pennsylvania AEP Logo

Bill Plumpton, Gannett Fleming
Pennsylvania AEP

South Carolina AEP Logo

Ward Marotti
Lee Williams
South Carolina AEP

South Texas AEP Logo

Luke Gatlin
 South Texas AEP

Katie McKeel
Tennessee AEP

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Jim Dobberstine
Texas AEP

Ex-Officio Board Members


Gary Kelman, MS, M.ASCE, CEP