Advanced NEPA Workshops: Meet Our Speakers

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Marie Campbell

NAEP Elected At-Large Board Member
President, Sapphos Environmental, Inc.

  • NAEP member since 1981
  • Over 35 years experience with environmental compliance
  • Served as Acting Chief, Environmental Resources Branch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Firm received 2012  California Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award and California Air Resources Board Climate Action Leader Award
  • MA, University of California, Los Angeles, Geography
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, Ecosystems

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Michael Drummond

NAEP Member
Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of Transportation

  • Served as Deputy Associate Director for the National Environmental Policy Act at the Council on Environmental Quality, 2013-2020
  • Supported drafting of the the first comprehensive update to CEQ’s NEPA implementing regulations
  • Led the development of the first government-wide reports on EIS timelines and page counts
  • Trained federal staff across multiple agencies on NEPA policy and compliance
  • Provided technical assistance to Congressional committees regarding environmental permitting legislation, including FAST-41   
  • J.D. from the University of Washington
  • School of Law.
  • B.A. from the Evergreen State College 

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P.E. (“Pam”) Hudson

NAEP Member
NAVFAC SW, Department of the Navy Office of General Counsel

  • NAEP member since 2012
  • Teaches for Civil Engineer Corps Officers School in Port Hueneme
  • Served on the 2013 NAEP Committee for Best Practice Principles for Environmental Assessments, a CEQ Pilot Project
  • Received the NAEP's President's Service Award in 2014
  • Annually serves as an author of the yearly NEPA case law review for NAEP since 2014. 
  • Served as a litigator at large firms in private practice (Kilpatrick Townsend & Roetzel Andress)
  • Served as a federal clerk (N.D. Fla.)
  • JD Florida State University School of Law, where she was the Beverly Stout McLear Environmental and Land Use Scholar.

Any views expressed are Ms. Hudson’s personal views and not necessarily those of the Department of Defense, Navy or Federal Government. 

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Chuck Nicholson, Ph.D.

NAEP Board Member, Chair NEPA Practice Group
Senior Environmental Planner/Scientist, HDR

  • NAEP member  for over 10 years
  • 41 years of professional experience in the environmental and natural resources fields
  • 23 years as a NEPA compliance specialist
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Extensive experience in the preparation of EIS, EA, and CE documentation for wide range of actions
    • PhD, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2004
    • MS, Wildlife Management, University of Maine, 1978
    • BS, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1975

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Fred Wagner

NAEP Elected At-Large Board Member
Partner, Venable LLP

  • Chairs Transportation Research Board Legal Resources Section
  • Primary focus is major infrastructure and project development, NEPA reviews, and federal resources permitting
  • Served as Chief Counsel at Federal Highway Administration
  • Drafted NEPA reform measures in MAP-21 and the Fast Act
  • Served as a trial attorney at US Department of Justice, Environmental Division
  • JD UVA Law School 

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Michelle Rau, PMP

NAEP Board Secretary
National Environmental Policy Act Practice Leader, Jacobs Engineering

  • NAEP member since 2010
  • 20+ years of experience in environmental planning and project management.
  • Currently serves as the Jacobs NEPA practice manager and leads a group of over 200 environmental practitioners.
  • Extensive experience on Federal environmental compliance projects, including large scale and controversial EISs, involving more than a billion dollars of infrastructure.
  • M.B.A University of Colorado
  • B.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Pittsburgh 

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Michael D. Smith, Ph.D.

NAEP Board Member, California AEP Representative
National Practice Leader – Environmental Process and Policy, WSP USA

  • NAEP member since 2005
  • 29 Years NEPA Project and Program Experience
  • Managed and oversaw some of  the nation's largest, most complex, and highly controversial projects, including major energy and transportation infrastructure projects, regulation of genetically engineered plants, commercial space transportation operations, and approval of new fuel economy standards
  • Extensive experience as a NEPA Trainer
  • Ph.D. Sociology (Environment and Natural Resources emphasis), Utah State University
  • M.A. Geography, University of Wyoming
  • B.A. Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

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Ted Boling

NAEP Member
Partner, Perkins Coie

  • Served as the country’s top National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) attorney as an associate director at the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in the Executive Office of the President.
  • Served at CEQ, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in Democratic and Republican administrations.
  • Currently advises leaders on transportation and energy development projects, agencies that must hire outside counsel, and the environmental professionals that support them on the development of renewable energy, resource development, transportation, and infrastructure. 
  • Drafted NEPA guidance on mitigation and monitoring, cumulative impacts analysis, and the development categorical exclusions from detailed NEPA documentation.
  • Advised the White House on the establishment of numerous national monuments, including the first marine national monuments in the United States and the largest marine protected areas in the world. He also assisted in briefing three U.S. Supreme Court cases.
  • Handled matters involving energy development on the outer continental shelf, including offshore wind power development, and the fast track for solar and wind energy projects on public lands. 

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Rich Walter

NAEP Member
Vice President, Environmental Planning 

  • Rich Walter has 29 years of experience in environmental planning, compliance strategy, permitting, and mitigation development and implementation.
  • He serves as project director/environmental lead for environmental planning for large-scale infrastructure projects for public agencies and private clients. He has worked with a wide variety of federal agencies on NEPA compliance including FRA, FTA, FAA, NPS, BLM, USACE, USFWS, and FERC.
  • Rich has also led ICF’s California Municipal Climate Action Planning practice since 2006 which has developed climate action plans, greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories for hundreds of communities across the U.S., general plan policies for climate change, cost-benefit analyses of emission reduction strategies, climate adaptation studies (including sea-level rise), as well as numerous California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents addressing GHG emissions and adaptation. 

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Emily Gulick

NAEP Elected At-Large Board Member
Environmental Planner, Jacobs Engineering

  • NAEP member since 2018
  • Five years of experience in environmental planning practice
  • Primarily focus on NEPA projects for a variety of space and military federal agencies
  • ABCEP Emerging Environmental Professional Achievement Award (2021)
  • B.A. Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder (2016)
  • B.A. Geography, University of Colorado Boulder (2016)

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Michael Hendrix

Chair, AEP Climate Change Committee

  • Michael Hendrix is one of California's leading climate change and air quality scientists.
  • He is the current Chairperson for the AEP Climate Change Committee. In that capacity, he provides leadership within AEP on the issue of climate change and analysis of GHG emissions.
  • He has over 24 years of experience involving greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions analysis, climate change analysis, and climate action planning.
  • He has done extensive research analyzing specific technical issues of air quality, GHG emissions, and global climate change, as they relate to project compliance with World Health Organization (WHO) air quality guidelines, United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidance and protocols, United States Ambient Air Quality Standards (AAQS), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
  • His experience also includes public outreach efforts for project-specific meetings and for informing local and State officials on general air quality and GHG emissions issues. 

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Ron Lamb

NAEP Member

  • Ron is a senior NEPA program and project manager who recently retired as the NEPA program manager for the U.S. Marine Corps. 
  • At his retirement was awarded the Superior Civilian Service Award—the highest honorary award the Commandant of the Marine Corps may bestow on a civilian employee—recognizing his exceptionally high-value contributions leading the USMC NEPA program and mission-critical EAs and EISs. 
  • In 2016-2017 Ron was detailed to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) where he served as the Deputy Associate Director for NEPA to support administration transition and NEPA guidance and procedures. 
  • In 2014 was detailed to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Environment (DASN-E) to serve as Acting Director for Environmental Planning and Terrestrial Ecology.
  • Ron was a Vice President at HDR|e2M where his clients included the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Air Force, Bureau of Land Management, General Services Administration, National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and NASA. 
  • Ron has been an elected member of the NAEP Board of Directors and led the NEPA Working Group. 
  • Ron holds an M.S. in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University and his Certificate in NEPA from the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment.  

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Betty Dehoney

NAEP Member
Principal Senior Environmental Planner, HDR

  • Betty is responsible for the delivery of complex environmental documents (including NEPA, CEQA, SEPA, ESA, CWA, 106, other state and local regulatory programs, etc.) for major infrastructure programs.
  • She is responsible for the technical accuracy of environmental documents, strategic guidance to agencies to support the navigation of the projects through the regulatory process, and mentoring staff for their professional growth.
  • Her projects have included large scale water delivery, water resources, habitat conservation programs, wetland restoration programs, transportation, and energy development.
  • Master’s and bachelor’s in biology, much of Betty’s project experience has focused on creating sustainable solutions for challenges with natural resources.

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Carrie Chasteen


  • Over 21 years of experience in cultural resources management and Section 106 compliance
  • Served as City of Pasadena Historic Preservation Commissioner (Chair 2020-2021) and Design Commissioner
  • Fully qualified Architectural Historian and Historian per the Secretary of the Interior’s professional qualification standards (36 C.F.R. Part 61)
  • MS, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Historic Preservation
  • BA, University South Florida, Tampa, History and Political Science

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Jack Allen

Environmental Planner, Avenue Consultants

  • Program manager, project manager, NEPA practitioner, and environmental analyst with over 38 years of experience in interdisciplinary impact analysis, social and natural sciences, and strategic regulatory planning.
  • NEPA practitioner and instructor/trainer, Mr. Allen has an in-depth understanding of the NEPA provisions and is recognized for his innovations in the field.
  • Expertise in NEPA compliance, process management, facilitating and drafting purpose and need, alternatives development, and screening processes.

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Madeline Almodovar

NAEP Member
Project Manager, Jacobs Engineering

  • 17+ years of experience in environmental compliance, planning and project management.
  • Founding member of Enlace, Jacobs’ Latino/Hispanic Employee Network.
  • Have led multiple large scale and controversial Community Engagement Programs across the US (including Puerto Rico) and Hawaii, including bilingual programs
  • Coursework and experience in communications and stakeholder management
  • M.B.A. Webster University
  • B.S. Industrial Biotechnology, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

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Jerryll Moreno

NAEP Elected At-Large Board Member
Cultural Resources Group Manager, Pinyon Environmental, Inc.

  • MA in Anthropology, Northern Arizona State University
  • 30 years at working in cultural resources management conducting stand-alone Section 106 Projects and 7 managing NEPA-Section 106
  • Worked closely with federal, state and certified local governments on a wide variety undertakings with a NEPA-106 component to guide clients through the regulatory process.
  • Business sectors include transportation, renewable and traditional energy, HUD affordable housing, recreation, water resources, and mining

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Heather Miller

NAEP Member

  • PhD in History, Ohio State University, 2002
  • 18 years at HRA working on cultural resources management projects, often with a NEPA/SEPA nexus
  • Has advised a wide variety of federal, state, and local clients on Section 106/110 undertakings and other regulatory frameworks—often with a NEPA/SEPA component
  • Oversaw HRA’s architectural history program from 2007-2015

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Ward Marotti

NAEP Elected At-Large Board Member
Director: Land and Water Resources, Spangler Environmental, Inc.

  • Has been involved in the successful implementation and management of ecological restoration project planning, design, implementation, oversight, and monitoring for over 30 years.
  • Completed hundreds of public and private environmental compliance and permitting projects, including Clean Water Act 404/401 Individual and Nationwide permitting, NEPA and SEPA EAs and EISs, water quality and riparian buffer variances, Endangered Species Act Section 7 and 10 impact permits and conservation plans, protected species relocation plans, and watershed use re-classifications.
  • At-Large member of NAEP’s national Board of Directors and Past President of the National Association of Environmental Professionals’ North Carolina Chapter.

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