Army Reserve Mission Resilience and Sustainability Training – Speaker Biographies


Ken Bosma has 25 years of experience working in environmental compliance and conservation programs for the Department of Defense. He has been a Senior Project Manager forphon Environmental – a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business – since 2011. Mr. Bosma specializes today in environmental process management and training. He is a retired military officer and former instructor for the Army’s Command and General Staff College, where he taught for seven years prior to his retirement.


Brian Boyd is a research engineer with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, specializing in water resource management and building energy efficiency.  His work experience includes development of strategic plans for water management at federal sites, technology demonstration and technology evaluation, energy and efficiency analysis, asset reliability, and environmental and resource sustainability analysis.


William Campbell is a Project Manager with the Global Sustainability Solutions Services. His background includes over 25 years in delivering solutions in information technology application development. He holds an Information Technology degree from Northern Illinois University, an M.B.A. from the W.P. Carey School at Arizona State University and a Certificate in Sustainable Technology and Management, also from ASU.


William Chvala (pronounced koala, like the bear) came to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 1991 to work on energy performance evaluations of office equipment, building heating, air conditioning and ventilating equipment and lighting. Since then, he has been involved in numerous metering, data collection, demand-side management and load-shedding projects. He is currently a Senior Research Engineer in the Building and Connected Systems technical group at PNNL. Mr. Chvala’s specialties include field data collection, utility data and rate analysis, and energy performance evaluations for federal facilities and large military installations. He is also active in PNNL’s long-standing program with the United States Army, helping them understand energy consumption on an installation level and identifying potential energy projects, fuel switching opportunities, load-shedding and other operations improvements. More recently, he has served as team lead for a partnership with the Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate, managing a large PNNL team providing analysis, planning and direct project support for energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability efforts.


Stephen Cosper has worked as an Environmental Engineer at the Army Construction Engineering Research Lab (CERL) since 1994. He holds degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Science. Most of his projects as CERL have involved installation pollution prevention, recycling and infrastructure assessments. Recently, he has worked in the area of waste to energy, having developed a new gasification system under the Strategic Environmental Research and Development program. This summer, he demonstrated a new process for turning bio-solids to oil.


Josh Ellner is the Operations Manager for the Zero Waste Department at Arizona State University. He holds a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Oregon and has over 7 years of experience in the recycling industry. He considers himself a steward of the natural environment.


Dr. Anthony Evans is a Senior Researcher for the L. William Seidman Research Institute at Arizona State University. His research and consulting interests lie within the areas of sport and leisure, entertainment marketing, public transport and energy. Prior to joining the Institute in May 2010, Dr. Evans held a number of senior United Kingdom and European marketing roles in the private sector. Dr. Evans received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Kings College London, a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology of Sport from the University of Leicester and a Marketing Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield.


Dave Gilbert  works at Whitetail Environmental, LLC as a Project Manager, where he currently manages the Regional Environmental Protection Specialists at the 99th Readiness Division located at Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, New Jersey. While working as a civilian for the United States Air Force, Headquarters Air Combat Command, he managed their Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment Management Program. As a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, he has conducted audits for commercial clients and the Department of Defense.


Frances Hinkley works for CH2M as a Program Manager for the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District and Project Manager on various Army Reserve and other federal agency environmental compliance projects. Ms. Hinkley has managed the Army Reserve external Environmental Performance Assessments at each Readiness Division for the past 5 years and provided the most recent update to the Army Reserve Environmental Performance Assessment System Guidance Manual. She resides in Daphne, Alabama.


Dr. Marc Kodack is the Water Program Manager in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability. He works on policies and oversight for water security, sustainability and performance management. He has a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Alana Levine has over twenty years of experience in program development, operations management and strategic planning. As Associate Director in Arizona State University Facilities Development and Management, she oversees the Zero Waste Initiative and solid waste operations for the institution. She previously held the positions of Recycling and Solid Waste Supervisor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Recycling Coordinator at the University of Arizona. As a student, Ms. Levine worked on national land use and environmental justice campaigns for several organizations as a lobbyist, spokesperson and campaign coordinator. She has a B.S. in Marketing and is currently working on her M.S. in Public Administration at ASU.


Dr. Frank McManamon is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Antiquity at Arizona State University.  Digital Antiquity is an organization devoted to broadening and improving the ease of access to and use of
archaeological and other cultural heritage information for resource management and protection, public outreach and interpretation, and scientific and humanistic research.  Digital Antiquity provides digital curation services and maintains the digital data repository, tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record.) Prior to joining Digital Antiquity in 2009, Dr. McManamon served as the Chief Archeologist of the United States National Park Service and the Departmental Consulting Archeologist of the Department of the Interior. He is the author of articles, commentaries, and reviews on a variety of archaeological and cultural heritage topics.


Natalie Myers is a community planner with the United States Army Engineer Research and Development Center. In addition to executing basic and applied research, she serves in the management office of the Installation Technology Transition Program.


Charlotte Pugh works for CH2M as a Project Manager on various private, Army Reserve and other federal agency environmental compliance projects. Ms. Pugh has been conducting Environmental Management System and environmental compliance audits for federal and private clients for over 15 years. She has been doing Army Reserve project work  since 2001. She resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Kate McMordie Stoughton is a water efficiency engineer with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), specializing in federal water management. She currently leads the water efficiency team for PNNL, providing water management expertise to federal programs such as the Army Reserve, Department of Energy and the General Services Administration. Ms. Stoughton has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado and is an Association of Energy Engineers Certified Water Efficiency Professional.


Jo Miller recently retired as an Environmental Manager at the City of Glendale, where she managed the City’s award-winning conservation and sustainability programs including the four-acre Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Her work has been featured in a variety of home and garden magazines. Prior to her work at the City of Glendale, she owned and managed and a landscape design business. She is the co-author of Earth-Friendly Desert Gardening, winner of a national Communications Award and the Arizona Glyph award for Best Gardening Book in Arizona.


Dr. Ray Quay is currently a Research Professional with the Decision Center for a Desert City project in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, where he is involved in research on water resources, climate change, the urban heat island effect, regional growth policy issues and scenario analysis.  Previously, he was the Assistant Director of Water Services for the City of Phoenix and also served as the Assistant Director of Planning for Phoenix, the Assistant Director of Planning for Arlington Texas, the Director of Planning for Galveston, Texas, and a Research Associate at the Rice Center in Houston, Texas.


Pat Rippey is an Environmental Scientist with the United States Army Public Health Center. Her 34 years with the organization have been spent in the areas of environmental compliance auditing programs, solid waste management, recycling and sustainable procurement. She was responsible for developing the first Green Procurement training seminar in the Department of Defense. Since 2000, the class has been conducted at more than 100 Department of Defense facilities, training thousands of government purchase card holders, procurement officials and specification writers.


Byron Sampson has been designing landscapes from Tempe to Abu Dhabi as a registered landscape architect for almost 35 years. He is currently the Associate Director of the Office of the Landscape Architect at Arizona State University, where he has worked since 2009. He provides a larger vision of campus-wide site planning and interprets how the landscape knits the historic and new developments together to create the new American University.


Katie Schumacher is a Senior Program Coordinator with the Arizona State University Zero Waste Department, where she supervises the diverse marking and engagement of the university zero waste initiative. An alumni of ASU, Ms. Schumacher moved away after graduation to serve as an AmeriCorps member in Oregon, where she worked on increasing multifamily recycling efforts and building up her water wicking wardrobe. She enjoys working at ASU with individuals to foster behavior change, and bringing creativity into the many collection programs ASU runs.


Amy Solana has been with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory since 2002 and has been located in the Portland office since 2004. She works primarily with the Department of Defense, analyzing potential for and supporting Net Zero energy, water, and waste; implementing renewable energy projects; and maximizing efficiency opportunities in buildings and across installations. Her work involves project implementation support, technical support, technical and economic analyses, on-site audits, project feasibility assessments, and project prioritization and planning. Recently, she has combined her experience with energy, water, and waste to lead Net Zero efforts for the Army Reserve, including designing and implementing a Net Zero energy, water, and waste pilot program for Reserve Centers.


Varun Sood is responsible for promoting the energy and water conservation programs at 63rd Readiness Division for a diverse real estate portfolio including mission critical facilities. He graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has been working in the energy industry for almost 9 years with a focus on energy and water efficiency, sustainable design practices, and third party financing.


Bill Sproul has worked in the Army’s Environmental and Construction fields for more than 24 years.  He currently supervises the MILCON portfolio for the Pacific Theater, CENTCOM and SOUTHCOM Areas of Operation including Joint Task Force Guantanamo works in the Construction Division, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (OACSIM). Mr. Sproul also serves as the Army’s Storm Water Program Manager. Prior to his position as a MILCON program manager, he was the Army’s Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act and Chesapeake Bay program manager in the Environmental Division of OACSIM. He was hired into his current position based on his interest in establishing the Army’s Low Impact Development Initiative that would transform how Army projects are designed to manage storm water. He grew up in central Maine and loves to hunt, fish and crab.


Emily Wendel is the Building Performance Evaluation technical team lead at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and specializes in integrating field assessments, analysis, demonstrations and tool development to support decision making around energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction and site infrastructure. She is the deputy program manager for PNNL’s Army Reserve technical support and leads the Comprehensive Energy, Water and Waste Evaluation (CEWWE) program. Before joining the laboratory in 2005, Ms. Wendel worked at a large engineering and construction management firm. She is a mechanical and environmental engineer, a Certified Energy Manager and has served on the United States Green Building Council’s Research Committee and the American Institute of Architect’s National Committee on the Environment.


Norman Yatabe is a Landscape Architect in the Office of the University Architect at Arizona State University. He provides landscape architectural planning, design and project management guidance for capital improvement projects across all Arizona State University campuses. Mr. Yatabe holds a Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Toronto. He is a registered landscape architect in the State of Arizona, member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is a United States Green Building Council Accredited Professional.