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Our Board

Message From Our President

Dear PEMA Members and Supporters:

We continue to appreciate your support and welcome your ideas and continued involvement particularly as we return to in-person events.  Thank you to all of the members and sponsors who helped PEMA continue to educate and support our community during these most recent unprecedented years. 

PEMA seeks to involve all in the professional environmental community, from owners to regulators to consultants, contractors, and vendors for the purposes of networking, educating, informing, and sharing business opportunity information.  We are excited to continue to connect within our community and expand the opportunities for growth available to our members.  In 2023, our goal is to build upon the success of the past and position our members, and the community in which we serve, for continued success in the future.  With your support we can reach this goal in educating, connecting, and giving back to the community more than ever before.  Our aim is to continue to increase our footprint and membership, develop new and relevant speaking programs at our monthly meetings, and continue to create an environment that creates value to our members, guests, and our speaker organizations, as well as the charities and educational programs that we financially support.


On behalf of the PEMA Board of Directors, we are excited for the opportunity to serve our members in 2023.  I am honored to be leading this amazing group and I invite you to share your ideas and opportunities so that PEMA can continue to evolve to meet the needs of our community. 


​Thank you,

Paola Gomez-Birenbaum

President, PEMA Board of Director


Board of Directors

RMD Environmental Solutions/ Citadel

Paola Gomez-Birenbaum



Brian Jacobs

 Vice President

Innovative Construction Solutions

Vince Lynam

Secretary/Director of Marketing/Public Relations

Performance Analytical Laboratories

Marycarol Valenzuela


CDM Smith

Tim Wendler

President Emeritus


Maryam Azad

Director of Annual Seminar


Kim Bradley

Deputy Director of Annual Seminar

Enthalpy Analytical

Katie Payne

Director of Event Coordination


Jose De Loera

Director of Golf


Thad Malit

Deputy Director of Golf


Barry Molna

Director of Programs


Dan Nunez

Deputy Director of Programs

Tetra Tech

Walter Bell

Director of Membership

US Ecology

Jeremy Rosenfeld

Deputy Director of Membership


Ryan Allen

Director of Scholarships and Happy Hours

Terra Therm

Jeff Brink

Director at Large

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Innovative Construction


Ilene Packer

Director at Large

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