Trained in Wastewater Treatment in the USAF 1975-1979. 44 years experience. 35 years as Supt in Smithfield, Newport and Woonsocket RI. Fall River, New Bedford, Yarmouth, Brockton and Gloucester MA. NWPCA Treasurer, 2018-19. Previous Board of Directors, MWPCA
Nora has been the biologist at the Narragansett Bay Commission since 2005. She earned her B.S. in microbiology from UMASS Amherst in 1998 and has worked in a professional environmental laboratory for over fifteen years. In her current position, Nora is responsible for the biological work to support two major wastewater treatment facilities in Rhode Island. She also performs the microscopic examinations of the activated sludge for both facilities as well as phytoplankton analyses of Narragansett Bay. Previously she was the technical director of microbiology and quality assurance at a private commercial laboratory in Rhode Island. Nora has been an independent consultant with New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission since 2008 and has taught many workshops which include wastewater microbiology, basic laboratory workshop and techniques for NPDES reporting, and data integrity and ethics. Nora holds a Grade 2 Operator’s license in Rhode Island, a Grade 2 NEWEA laboratory analyst certification, and a NELAC laboratory assessment certification. She currently serves as secretary for the Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association and is active in the NEWEA Laboratory Committee.
Michael has over 25 years experience in the wastewater industry primarily in the areas of maintenance management, operations supervision, equipment reliability, asset management, infrastructure, emergency management and safety. He has also worked on and with multiple hearth and fluidized bed incinerators, a wide range of conveyors and vacuum systems, dewatering systems such as plate and frame, belt presses, centrifuges and many varieties of positive displacement and centrifugal pumps as well as pump controls, level sensors, flow meters and valve operators. Michael has also played a key roll within the Rhode Island Operations Challenge Team as the coach and team captain and he is the committee chairman. He serves on the executive board of the Narragansett Wastewater Pollution Control Association. Through his years of service, Michael has also documented numerous events pertaining to the industry through photographs for publication and distribution.
Vinnie is an executive board member for NWPCA. A licensed Electrician as well as a Grade 2 operator. Thru his 16 years of service in the wastewater industry he started out building pump stations for a family owned business and fell in love with the industry after serving as a consultant and Electrician thru the Flood of 2010, he then pursued a position as Mechanic 1 for the Warwick Sewer Authority, followed by a position as Senior Electrician at Narragansett Bay Commission. Currently serving as the Electrical and Instrumentation Specialist at West Warwick Regional Wastewater Facility. Vinnie has competed for 5 years on the R.I Operations Challenge Team Ocean State Alliance. Vinnie holds several certificates in Collections systems maintenance and repair, Basic wastewater treatment, Boiler repair and maintenance, Instrumentation, Arc flash safety, High voltage certified, Confined space, Confined space rescue, and Traffic /work zone safety. Vinnie is also a proud graduate of the R.I. Wastewater Operator Leadership Boot camp. Enjoying motorcycle repair and fabrication in his spare time.
Chris is an employee at Seacoast Supply Inc. Seacoast has long been a vendor to the Rhode Island water treatment facilities and supporter of the NWPCA. Chris brings a vendor’s perspective to the association’s event planning and its efforts to increase the member’s experience. He resides in East Greenwich.
With more than 40 years of experience in the environmental engineering and O&M services business, Steve has degrees in civil and environmental engineering, and is a licensed wastewater operator and engineer. Steve has extensive experience with managing wastewater systems in many parts of the world, working with the DOD and DOE on the clean up of major hazardous waste sites throughout the US, and the design, implementation, and operations of dozens of wastewater utilities. Currently, Steve is the Executive VP of Fusion Environmental Services, specializing in odor and grease control and wet well mixing technologies