ASBPA held its Annual Meeting as a Zoom Webinar on October 7, 2020. You can watch the full annual meeting below:
See the powerpoint slide deck for the Annual Meeting (PDF 7MB)
During the Annual Meeting, ASBPA members voted on and elected a slate of board members presented by the Nominating Committee of the Board. Congratulations to the 8 re-elected board members, and the 6 newly elected board members.
The re-elected board members are: Russ Boudreau, Jon Miller, Joan Pope, Tom Richardson, Phill Roehrs, Julie Rosati, Pete Seidle and Reuben Trevino.
The newly elected slate of board members are: Maritza Barreto, Susan Brodeur, Eddy Carter, Cheryl Hapke, Margarita Kruyff and Nancy MacPhee.
Maritza Barreto, Ph.D. PG. 102 : Geological Oceanographer and professional geologist. She is a professor in the Graduate School of Planning, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and Director of the Coastal Research and Planning Institute of PR. Dr Barreto has 23 years of experience in the academia and coastal research studies in Puerto Rico (Coastal planning and Policy, beach erosion, Coastal Hazards). She was nominated by the Governor of Puerto Rico and selected as a member of the Puerto Rico Government Climate Change council.
Russell Boudreau, P.E., D.CE, D.PE: With over 30 years of experience in coastal and ocean engineering and a registered civil engineer in California and Hawaii, Boudreau is Vice President and Senior Coastal Engineer with Moffatt & Nichol in Long Beach, California. His responsibilities include planning, engineering and construction management for a broad range of beach nourishment, regional sediment management, wetland restoration, water quality and navigation improvement projects in the U.S. and throughout the Pacific Rim.
Susan Brodeur is a Senior Coastal Engineer for the County of Orange, California. Susan holds a Bachelor Degree in Physics from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ocean Engineering from Florida Atlantic University. She has more than 30 years of experience as a coastal engineer in both public and private sector, working on a broad range of projects including shore protection, coastal
Eddy Carter, P.E. is a graduate of LSU and a Senior Environmental Engineer at Gulf South Research Corporation (GSRC) based in Baton Rouge, LA. He has over 38 years in project/program management of IDIQ contracts for numerous Federal and state agencies. Areas of expertise include: dredge material management, water and sediment quality analysis, navigation channel maintenance, coastal protection/flood risk reduction, environmental impact assessment (NEPA) and wetland/marsh creation along the Gulf coast and South Atlantic coastal regions.
Cheryl Hapke, Ph.D., is a Senior Consultant at Integral Consulting. She is a coastal geologist who spent 20+ years with the U.S. Geological Survey before joining Integral Consulting in 2019. Her expertise is in coastal evolution and coastal change processes in a variety of geomorphic settings. Cheryl’s studies have scaled barrier island response to extreme storm events to forecasts of future behavior using statistical models. She has served as a technical advisor on coastal change hazards to state and federal agencies, and international groups, and authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles.
Margarita Kruyff is the Environmental Services Director for Ryder Systems, Inc. Formerly, she served as the City of Miami Beach’s Environment & Sustainability Assistant Director, leading the city’s environmental management and compliance programs. Ms. Kruyff holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Affairs, French Literature, and International Studies, and a Master’s Degree in Marine Affairs and Policy from the University of Miami. She has held leadership roles with the Environmental and Water Resources Institute and the South Florida National Parks Trust.
Nancy MacPhee is Product Development Manager for the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau where she has administered the TDC Beach & Shoreline funding program since 2008. She previously spent 25 years managing park facilities in Florida & New Jersey. She has a degree in Parks & Recreation Resource Management from Slippery Rock University, and is certified as an Outdoor Leader and Florida Master Naturalist. She serves as Vice Chair on the board of Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism.
Jon K, Miller, Ph.D. is a Research Associate Professor of Coastal Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Stevens, and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Coastal Engineering from the University of Florida. Jon currently serves as the New Jersey Sea Grant Coastal Processes Specialist, Director of the New Jersey Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service (NJCPTAS), and faculty advisor to the Stevens student chapter of ASBPA.
Joan Pope (ASBPA Vice President for Science & Technology): In 2012, Joan retired from US Army Engineer Headquarters after a career with the Corps involving a variety of practicing coastal geology and engineering, research, and management positions. At the time of her retirement she oversaw the Corps water resource research and development Program. During her career she directed several major projects including the development of the Coastal Engineering Manual, the National Shore Erosion Demonstration Program, and Regional Sediment Management. Since retiring she has been employed as a consultant with the Corps.
Thomas Richardson: Executive Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence. The Center is lead by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an engineering graduate of The Citadel, the University of Miami, and the International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering in Delft, The Netherlands. His career has focused on managing and performing applied research in coastal and hydraulic engineering. In 2009, he retired as Director of the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory of the Engineer Research and Development Center and began work at his current position.
Phillip Roehrs, P.E., (ASBPA Vice President for Policy): As Water Resources Engineer, Roehrs leads the City of Virginia Beach’s Coastal and Storm Water Engineering Divisions. Programs under his supervision include beach replenishment, shore protection works, maintenance of navigation channels and marine facilities, storm water system capital improvements, storm water quality initiatives, and the City’s National Flood Insurance Program. Roehrs is a past-president of the Virginia Shore & Beach Preservation Association and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Public Works Association and the Engineering Club of Hampton Roads.
Julie Dean Rosati, PhD, P.E.: Rosati is Technical Director for Civil Works R&D at the US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research Development Center in the Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory. In this role, she oversees basic and applied research involving coastal, watershed, navigation, and environmental assessments over short-term storm hazards and long-term evolution. Julie also serves as a Technical Director for the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, an Associate Editor of ASCE’s “Waterways” journal, and is a one of the lead representatives for the Corps as part of the multi-organizational US Coastal Research Program. She has BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering, and PhD in Oceanography, and is a Professional Engineer in Mississippi.
Peter Seidle, P.E.: Coastal Engineer for Applied Technology & Management, West Palm Beach, FL. Mr. Seidle is a project manager with over 20 years of experience providing domestic and international clients with effective shoreline and inlet solutions. His expertise is in multiple shoreline (beach nourishment, groin, breakwater and jetty) and inlet (sediment budget, sand bypassing, navigation maintenance dredging) projects. He is familiar with the state-of-the-art numerical models, coastal processes analysis techniques and project management tools. He is knowledgeable of Florida’s and federal regulations and processes.
Reuben Trevino, CCP: A native of McAllen, Texas, Trevino earned a BS in biology from the UTPA, and a MS in biology from the UTB. Trevino relocated to Galveston as the Park Board’s Chief of Operations in 2016 from the City of South Padre Island where he served as the Shoreline Director. Previous experiences included state/federal grant writing, dune/beach restoration projects, overseeing all coastal zone operations and responsible for the day-to-day operations of 5 coastal parks on Galveston Island. Trevino joined the USACE as a project manager in April 2020 and is the CAP and PAS program manager.