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Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Series

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Archived: Monday, March 20, 2017
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Supporting Healthy Communities: A Superfund Opportunity

Monday, March 20, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM EDT (18:00-19:30 GMT)

This webinar will share how the reuse of Superfund sites can transition properties from toxic legacies to places that encourage and support neighborhood health and well-being. Learn how sites are being used to support health and wellness facilities such as doctors' offices, and how the reuse of sites as recreational areas bolsters healthy activities.

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A photograph of Melissa FriedlandMelissa Friedland, EPA Superfund Redevelopment Initiative ( or 703-603-8864)

Melissa Friedland is the Superfund Program Manager for Redevelopment and supports the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative, EPA's effort to return contaminated Superfund sites to productive use. Ms. Friedland has been involved with the Initiative since its inception in 1999. She is also the National Program Manager for the Superfund Job Training Initiative in Regions 1 - 5. She has worked at EPA since 1980, beginning in the RCRA program, followed by enforcement, and moving to the Superfund program in 1985. Ms. Friedland has managed the Superfund community involvement program and has served on detail to EPA's New England regional office, the Department of the Navy and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She has also worked as a volunteer mediator with the District of Columbia government.

A photograph of Frank AvvisatoFrank Avvisato, EPA Superfund Redevelopment Initiative ( or 703-603-8949)

A photograph of L'Tonya Spencer-HarveyL'Tonya Spencer-Harvey, EPA Region 4 ( or 404-562-8463)

Over the last 30 years, L'Tonya has been employed with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 4, bringing a broad base of knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience to her work. In her current role as a Community Involvement Coordinator, L'Tonya has been effective and efficient in administrative duties, and creative and innovative in collaboration with a variety of internal and external stakeholders related to work at Superfund Sites. In 2010, L'Tonya was the recipient of the National Notable Achievement Award for Community Involvement Coordinator (CIC) of the Year for her work with communities in Jacksonville, Florida.

A photograph of Joseph AlfanoJoseph Alfano, EPA Region 4 ( or 404-562-8933)
Supporting Healthy Communities: A Superfund Opportunity
Monday, March 20, 2017

Joe Alfano is a Remedial Project Manager in the Region 4 Superfund Division in Atlanta, Georgia. Joe has worked in the Superfund program for 17 years with projects including a battery recycling facility, a manufactured gas plant, a wood preserving site and a large scale residential cleanup in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2015, the Jacksonville Ash and Brown's Dump Superfund Alternative Sites received an Excellence in Reuse Award. Before he worked in Superfund Joe was a Project Manager/Corrective Action Specialist in the RCRA program for 9 years.

A photograph of Miranda MaupinMiranda Maupin, Skeo ( or 510-343-9742)
Supporting Healthy Communities: A Superfund Opportunity
Monday, March 20, 2017

Miranda's professional interest is in providing communities with tools and planning support to help realize a vision for equitable, sustainable and resilient lives. As an urban planner, Miranda has over 18 years of experience in community engagement, planning and guidance development to find sustainable solutions for sites and neighborhoods facing multiple challenges. Miranda's areas of focus include smart growth, brownfields revitalization, green infrastructure, watershed planning and equitable development. During her time at Skeo, Miranda has supported over 100 communities in collaborative stakeholder planning to tackle issues with equitable and sustainable reinvestment strategies.


A photograph of Michele MahoneyMichele Mahoney, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division ( or 703-603-9057)

Michele Mahoney is a Soil Scientist working on issues related to remediation and reuse of contaminated sites within EPA's Superfund program. In order to support practitioners, she researches and reports on knowledge related to treatment technologies for mining sites, use of soil amendments for remediation and redevelopment/reuse, ecological revitalization, ecosystem services, phytotechnologies, and urban gardening. Michele develops and delivers training for the world-renown EPA Clean-Up Information Network (, particularly a Mining Webinar Series, and topics related to Superfund Redevelopment, Ecological Revitalization, Ecosystem Services, and Phytotechnologies. She also creates and manages content development for the EcoTools and Mining pages on

Michele has worked with EPA for over 20 years. Prior to her current responsibilities, Michele served the Agency as the lead for food waste composting issues and as an environmental fate and ecological risk assessor for pesticide registration. Michele also has experience as a Contractor for EPA and a Laboratory and Field Researcher.

Michele earned a M.S. in Soil Science from the Washington State University, and a B.S. in Agronomy & Environmental Science from Delaware Valley University.

A photograph of Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division ( or 202-566-0832)

Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.

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