Inspiring Environmental Stewards

NatGen President and Founder Amy Marasco Newton 2012

Amy Marasco Newton

Amy Marasco Newton currently serves as the President of The Nature Generation and is responsible for the daily operations of the organization. She is an executive management consultant with nearly 30 years experience providing business and organizational consulting services to government agencies, public and private sector companies, and nonprofit organizations. Her expertise lies in environmental […]


Bill Balcke

William Balcke is Vice President at SRA International, with over 25 years of experience in the analysis and development of environmental laws, regulations and policies, including two years as an environmental paralegal working for the law firm of Bergson, Borkland, Margolis & Adler in Washington, D.C., three years as an attorney for Palmer & Dodge […]

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Bill Gehron

Mr. Gehron serves on NatGen’s Executive Board with a focus on communications and marketing. He is a retired executive from the hotel industry, held sales and marketing positions for both Sheraton and Omni Hotels for over 20 years. His most recent position was National Director of Marketing for Omni Hotels Northeast region. Throughout his career, […]


Charlie Hanley

Mr. Hanley is a seasoned executive with over 26 years of experience in the Federal market place with Cap4 Mobility, Project Performance Corporation (PPC), Northrop Grumman and Federal Data Corporation.  He has recently taken on the role as President and Chief Operating Officer for Cap4 Mobility, a company that delivers real time situational awareness solutions […]

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Craig Cheney

Mr. Cheney is Director, Emerging Energy Markets Practice with SRA International.  Prior to that he was  Senior Vice President/Director with Project Performance Corporation (PPC) and Project Manager at ICF Incorporated. Mr. Cheney’s experience  focuses on environmental and energy policy, management consulting of voluntary environmental and energy programs, and improving the performance of data and information […]


Debi McGhee

Debi McGhee has extensive expertise in helping government entities ensure that their program missions are known and understood by their stakeholders. She has more than 25 years of experience, with recent years specializing in proposal development and consulting for communications activities, specifically conducted at the Environmental Protection Agency. She has advised customers on effective mechanisms […]

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Holly A. Roth

Holly Roth the chair of the Kelley Drye & Warren LLP’s Government Contracts practice group.  Ms. Roth has more than 20 years of government contracts experience, including 10 years with a Fortune 50 systems integrator as subcontracts manager, where her experience included bid and proposal efforts as well as drafting, negotiating, and administering a broad […]


Ian Kline

Ian Kline serves as the Chairman of The Nature Generation Board.  He is president and CEO of The Cadmus Group, where he sets the strategy and vision for its more than 350 employee-owners. He presides over the company’s operations and is responsible for executing Cadmus’ highly successful growth strategy, which doubled the size of the […]

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Judi Dotson

Judi Dotson, an Executive Vice President with Booz Allen Hamilton, leads the firm’s $340M Finance and Economic Development (FED) business within Booz Allen’s Commercial Civil Group. Clients within FED include Treasury/IRS, Regulators, Banks, Employment, Grants & Economic Development, and other broader Government Services.  Prior to leading FED, Ms. Dotson drove the integration of two separate […]

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Mark Johnson

Mr. Johnson serves as a Senior Vice President for Tetra Tech and is responsible for overseeing Tetra Tech’s Washington DC international development services operations. Mr. Johnson is a member of the senior management team for Tetra Tech’s International Development Services Group. Tetra Tech’s International Development Services Group specializes in providing integrated international development services to […]

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Mark Vogel

Mr. Vogel is currently an Executive Board member focusing on investments and audits. He worked in accounting and finance in various positions with Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) and in public accounting since 1983. This work included many engagements involving mergers & acquisitions, multi-million dollar contract negotiations support, and due diligence work, as well as providing […]

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Max Hall

Mr. Hall is a Senior Vice President at SRA International, where he manages all programs for its Health and Civil Services (HCS) sector. Under Hall’s leadership, HCS clients include the Departments of Health and Human Services (and all sub agencies), State, Energy, Education, Interior, and Labor; The Environmental Protection Agency; the U.S. Agency for International […]

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Michael Wanta

Mr. Wanta serves as the Operations Manager for Tetra Tech’s Reston, Virginia office, which provides support to federal and commercial clients to address their program mission support challenges in the areas of environmental management, climate change impacts, energy management and sustainability, disaster preparedness and response, and critical infrastructure security. Mr. Wanta is as a member […]

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Peter Trick

Peter Trick is Executive Vice President at Cadmus in charge of services to the U.S. federal government and other domestic and international public sector markets. His fields of expertise include natural resources management, environmental law, environmental policy analysis, quantitative modeling, program implementation, and program evaluation. Most recently, he has led a comprehensive campaign to reimagine […]

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Philip Rizzi

As Vice President of CALIBRE’s Energy, Environment & Infrastructure Division, Mr. Philip Rizzi is responsible for business development and delivery of CALIBRE’s professional services related to energy management, environmental assessments and cleanup, federal property disposal, infrastructure condition assessments, Training Land management, and training, modeling, & simulation services.   Mr. Rizzi joined CALIBRE in January 2014 […]

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Ronald James Newton

Dr.  Newton, Ph.D., is currently serving as the Executive Board’s liaison with universities. An international expert of plant physiology, he is Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology at East Carolina University. He conducts genetic research with timber and Christmas trees and develops biotechnology techniques for the genetic improvement of trees. Dr. Newton is […]

Allyn Finegold

Allyn Finegold is a Program Director within SRA’s Energy, Environment, and Organizational Performance Group. She joined Marasco Newton Group in 1999 and has been with MNG/SRA for 14 years. Ms. Finegold manages and directs a group of environmental policy analysts, scientists, and communications specialists, in support of SRA’s environmental contracts. In this role, Ms. Finegold […]

Amanda Dosch

Amanda Dosch graduated with honors from Dickinson College in 2001 and is the Director of Program Management for Sev1Tech. Amanda is an experienced project manager who provides policy and management support for a number of Federal energy, environmental, education, and management contracts. She has 13 years of project management experience working in support of federal […]

Amoretta (Amie) Hoeber

Amie Hoeber is President of AMH Consulting, a Potomac, Maryland company. Since 1991 she has provided consulting on a wide range of defense and environmental matters — including program planning and independent assessments for the Federal government and participation in projects, studies, management reviews, market and budget analyses, and business development activities for a wide […]

Amy Norgren Salfi

Ms. Norgren Salfi  is a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, managing business performance across a portfolio of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Interior (DOI) and Department of Energy contracts.  She personally manages the careers of more that 140 professionals delivering information technology services to these federal agencies.  Ms. Norgren Salfi is also responsible for […]

Arthur Gowran

Mr. Gowran is a retired attorney with 30 years’ experience in environmental, energy and banking litigation.  Upon graduation from Georgetown University Law Center, he worked in the Office of the Solicitor of the then Federal Power Commission, litigating energy and utility cases in the US Supreme Court and the US Circuit Courts of Appeals.  Thereafter […]

Brian McGushin

Brian McGushin has worked for over 20 years as an executive in IT. Today he leads a multi-million dollar, global operation at Stefanini helping companies support their business by making them more agile, innovative and cost effective. Mr. McGushin started his career after graduating from the University of Virginia in 1994 with a Bachelor of […]

Caitlin Dudek

Caitlin Dudek is an Analyst at Project Performance Corporation (PPC) working in the Environment, Energy and Climate Sector. For over five years she has supported government and private sector clients in numerous environmental projects, including estimating environmental liabilities and uncertainties, conducting desktop environmental assessments and providing project management support. She is a graduate of the […]

Callie Littleton

Callie Littleton has five years of management consulting experience supporting Federal clients with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, and the Department of the Interior (DOI). She is currently a Consultant with Chartis Consulting Corporation and provides Enterprise Architecture and Strategic Planning support to the Office of the Chief Information Officer at DOI. […]

Cindy Shephard

Cindy Shephard is currently working as the Chief of Staff for a nearly billion dollar government consulting firm and is a Certified Public Accountant with nearly 20 years of public and private accounting and auditing experience. Reporting directly to the President of the firm, she is the liaison between the Office of the President, finance […]

Dan Kocher

Dan Kocher is a Senior Principal at the Project Performance Corporation (PPC), currently working in Oxford, England for PPC’s parent company, AEA Technology. In his current role at AEA, Mr. Kocher is responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of customer-facing IT solutions as well as managing a globally focused Chemical Risk and Due Diligence practice. […]

Darby Chellis Bade

Darby Chellis Bade worked at Marasco Newton Group until it was acquired by SRA International. She continues to work at SRA as a Principal management consultant today. Ms. Bade has served as the Tournament Director for the 2006, 2007 and 2008 The Nature Generation Environmental Charity Golf Classics. She received her Master’s in Management Information […]

Ed Miller

Ed Miller is the Vice President at the Cadmus Group, Inc. where he specializes in providing marketing and outreach support and economic, financial, and technical analyses to government agencies and private sector clients. He leads the Voluntary Programs Group out of the Cadmus offices in Arlington, Virginia. His group uses engineering and architecture, social science, […]

Ed Saltzberg

Edward R. Saltzberg, Ph.D. has been a director and senior officer of environmental and management consulting firms for over 20 years. He is founder and president of ERS Advisors, an independent consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Dr. Saltzberg’s environmental expertise is in water quality and hazardous waste programs. He has been instrumental in developing and […]

Elizabeth Wayt

Elizabeth Wayt is an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. Ms. Wayt has over ten years experience providing management and environmental policy consulting services to large federal clients, including DoD, EPA, DOE, the USPS. She currently manages Booz Allen’s support to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment) Environmental Management Directorate. In this role, […]

Emily LaVaun Walton

 As Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Excalibur Staffing Services, Emily Walton is an expert business development specialist and highly skilled in growth strategies, having supported a broad array of nonprofit, as well as private and public sector initiatives. Clients such as EPA’s Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation, have commended her on creative problem solving, and […]

Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas is a 1997 graduate of Shippensburg University, with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. He is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional. This accreditation is issued by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Mr. Thomas currently is a marketing specialist for Arlington-based GHT […]

Frank Jacobs

Founder and Owner, FMJ Financial Services, Inc.

Gayle Jefferson

Gayle Jefferson is a 25 year employee with the United States Federal Government, having served at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 24 of those 25 years. Gayle has worked in EPA’s Superfund program, Brownfields Revitalization, has managed the EPA Headquarters Facilities Operations, and is most recently serving as Special Assistant/Chief of Staff to the […]

Gina Green

A Senior Associate at Tetra Tech/ARD, Gina Green is a biodiversity (terrestrial and marine), climate change,  conservation and agricultural specialist with 25 years of experience designing, implementing and evaluating initiatives to protect and manage natural resources in Latin America, Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. She has a strong history of community, private enterprise, and governmental […]

Greg Beronja

Greg Beronja is the President and CEO of SC&A, Inc. (also known as Sanford Cohen & Associates). Mr. Beronja has held this position for two years and was the COO from 2002 through 2008. Prior to joining SC&A, he was a Vice President for CH2M HILL. During his 16 years at CH2M HILL, he held […]

Hope Herron

Hope Herron is a policy analyst and project manager for Tetra Tech, Inc. in Washington, D.C., where she focuses on the nexus of climate change impact assessment, environmental mitigation and adaptation planning, and strategic communications and outreach. Ms. Herron has extensive experience managing and supporting international and domestic assessments, including promoting the public participation process […]

Jan Ross

Jan Ross served as The Nature Generation’s Executive Director for two years. She was responsible for partnership building, development, marketing and overall operations for the Foundation. Ms. Ross has held senior level positions in both the private sector and in a nongovernmental organization. She worked for several years at the Anxiety Disorders Association of America […]

Jeri Hall

Jeri Hall, a retired employee and senior manager at United Parcel Service (UPS) for 25 years, has extensive project, event, and operations management skills and expertise. She has managed the implementation of national and international operations centers, coordinating large numbers of staff and materials. Mrs. Hall is also an expert trainer and she regularly evaluates […]

Jessica E. Kent

Jessica Kent is a Principal Analyst in Project Performance Corporation’s (PPC) Environment and Energy Sector. For almost eight years she has supported, and now leads, various environmental and energy projects that include updating and integrating industrial energy savings assessment tools, conducting desktop environmental assessments and Phase I site assessments for loans involving properties with undergoing […]

Joanna Hugney

Joanna Hugney, a Director with Project Performance Corporation (PPC), leads the firm’s Information Technology Strategy Consulting Division. Ms. Hugney has been providing IT services to the federal government for over 25 years and is recognized for her expertise in planning and delivering complex enterprise IT solutions and services. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been […]

Jocelyn Turkel

Jocelyn Turkel of the Cadmus Group, Inc. is a Principal in the Voluntary Programs Group with significant experience evaluating program activities. Ms Turkel has more than 17 years of experience supporting EPA voluntary partnership programs, tracking and analyzing program results, designing and distributing outreach materials, and helping define and implement strategic and measurable goals for […]

John Roman

Mr. Roman is the Deputy Director of Contracts for SAIC’s Homeland and Civilian Solutions Business Unit. Mr. Roman has management responsibility for the contracts and pricing function and staff for this Business Unit. Mr. Roman works closely with senior line and technical managers on teaming strategies, proposal pricing, negotiation strategies, and risk management. Mr. Roman […]

Justin Kent

Justin Kent is a Technical Advisor in SRA International’s Environmental Account.  Over the last 5 years he has led various projects for the US EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, the latest being a full redesign of ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager application which provides Energy Benchmarking to over 300,000 Commercial Buildings world wide.  Prior to SRA Mr. […]

Karen Holloway

Karen Holloway is the founder and CEO of Strategix Solutions Group, LLC. With over 20 years of industry experience, Ms. Holloway has been a senior leader and executive with small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, including the Booz Allen, SAIC, IBM, Picis, Marasco Newton Group, and SRA. Ms. Holloway has extensive experience with business development, […]

Laura Marasco

Laura LaVaun Marasco, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in social studies education at Salisbury University in Maryland. For nine years, she directed two US Department of Education career ladder grants, totaling approximately $2 million dollars. Dr. Marasco’s higher education, undergraduate and graduate, teaching includes: Colorado Mountain College; University of Colorado, Denver; Metropolitan State College of […]

Linda Manning

Linda Manning has an interdisciplinary background in natural resources policy and analysis, community problem-solving, facilitation, conflict-management, communications and social science and policy research. Her work has focused on improving communication of environmental issues and problems in order that individual citizens, land and water managers, government officials and educators can more effectively engage public support and […]

Lydia Kline

Lydia Kline is a Science Policy Analyst at the National Institute of Health’s Fogarty International Center (FIC). As a member of FIC’s Division of International Science Policy, Planning and Evaluation (DISPPE) she develops and researches concepts for FIC’s new Center for Global Health Studies, helps provide strategic information to the Fogarty Director on program planning […]

Mary Newton

Mary Newton taught school ranging from elementary, junior high and high school and was a guest lecturer for two years at Texas A&M University. She originated, operated and sold five different businesses, including gift retail and food service. Mrs. Newton has been active throughout her life in community work. She has served on the Board […]

Molly Finn

Molly Finn is an environmental business expert. Previously with Booz Allen Hamilton, Ms. Finn has supported the emerging environmental agendas of many of the firm’s clients as the Client Service Officer for the firm’s environmental business. Ms. Finn and her team developed and delivered solutions on: Environmental green strategy and long-term sustainability of operations; Environmental […]

Nancy Marasco

Nancy Marasco is currently the Curator of Poplar Hill Mansion, a Federal house museum in Salisbury, Maryland. She also serves as the administrator for their non-profit foundation. She has retired from decades of service as an officer with the fire department. Ms. Marasco’s background includes fundraising for medical issues and political candidates.

Nathan Smith

Mr. Smith is the Senior Principal in Project Performance Corporation’s (PPC) Environment, Energy, and Climate practice where he provides strategic consulting in the areas of carbon management, water quality management, energy efficiency and renewable energy, environmental due diligence, and environmental program development. Mr. Smith has extensive experience in evaluating the environmental impact of business operations […]

Patricia Dean

Patricia Dean, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Seidel School of Teacher Education at Salisbury University where she focuses on emergent writing, emergent literacy, elementary reading and language arts methods, children’s literature, early childhood education, cultural diversity, poetry for elementary students, and writing across the curriculum. She is the Coordinator of the Creative Arts […]

Paul Bautista

Mr. Bautista leads SRA International Inc.’s Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions organization. He manages a team of over 175 energy and environmental professionals and a contract portfolio of over $50 million with key accounts at Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of Interior.   He has provided consulting services to […]

Randy Shangraw

Randy Shangraw is an independent management consultant with extensive experience in information technology and environmental consulting. In 1991, he was one of the original founders of Project Performance Corporation (PPC) and was Senior Vice President of PPC, now part of the AEA group, until 2008 when he became an independent consultant. Throughout his career at […]

Rhonda Jackson

Rhonda D. Jackson has 20 years of management consulting experience supporting the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency’s (EPA) regulatory and voluntary programs, including Superfund, Brownfields, Underground Storage Tanks, Land Revitalization and Indoor Air Quality. Ms. Jackson recently began working as an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton in Strategic Communications, Strategy and Organization, Human Capital Learning and […]

Ron Davison

Mr. Davison is an independent consultant with nearly 30 years professional experience. He assists private sector client in designing and implementing capture programs, develop proposals, and implement management consulting service delivery to government and private sector clients. Currently, Mr. Davison is under contract with several firms supporting strategic planning, proposal, and emergency management/homeland security initiatives. […]

Sandy McGushin

Sandy McGusin has a continued interest in teaching children.  In 1976,  she earned a Master’s of Science degree from Kansas University with a specialty in early childhood education.   Ms. McGushin has taught first, fourth, fifth and sixth grades and Culbert elementary in Hamilton, VA. and continues to be involved in the school through her volunteer activities. Ms. […]

Sara Green

Sara Green has spent over fourteen years supporting federal initiatives, mostly for the Environmental Protection Agency. She has managed requirements and teams of 3-50 people providing IT support and services for mission critical websites and software systems and her responsibilities included program & project management, development of cost estimates & project budgets, financial management, creation […]

Sarah Matheson

Ms. Matheson is a Manager at Deloitte Consulting in the Sustainability practice. She has dedicated her professional and personal life to furthering environmental stewardship and sustainability. As a professional, she has worked in environmental policy consulting with the EPA and NASA, promoted sustainability while acting as the sustainability coordinator at the World Bank, and for […]

Sheri Neely

Ms. Neely is a Vice President and Business Program Manager at SRA, International and has 19 years of professional experience; the last 15 years focused on technology leadership, software development, and strategic information technology consulting in both commercial and government organizations. Her experience encompasses the full lifecycle of IT projects, based on PMI project management […]

Steve Wiley

As a Senior Principal and Business Program Manager for SRA International, Mr. Steve Wiley manages all information and technology management support services provided by SRA to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In this capacity, Mr. Wiley is responsible for SRA IT support to EPA’s ENERGY STAR, Superfund, and Brownfields programs. Additionally, he leads SRA’s effort […]

Thelma Lucas

Thelma L. Lucas is a retired manager from AT&T with 25 years of experience in communications, operations and business services, and network administration. Mrs. Lucas worked for 13 years with the Marasco Newton Group as the Office Manager and Executive Assistant. She is a founding member of and served as the leader of Common Threads, […]

Theresa Thomas

Theresa Thomas is the Director of Proposal Management for Appian. She started her career with the Marasco Newton Group in 1997 as an environmental consultant beginning a path of professional and personal development. She has supported proposals with a cumulative value of nearly two billion dollars. Ms. Thomas received a B.A. in Biology from George […]

Timothy W. Cooke, Ph.D.

Dr. Cooke is a Vice President and the Acting Director of the Environmental and Organizational Services group of SRA International. Dr. Cooke started his professional career teaching and doing research as a faculty member in the Economics Department at Rice University and Adjunct Professor at American University. He then moved to a position as a […]

Tony Diecidue

Tony Diecidue has over 30 years of experience as an environmental professional and management consultant, and is a highly experienced and skilled senior program manager and environmental regulatory and policy specialist. His years of experience include serving as a Federal government official and an environmental industry consultant for U.S. and international clients. Mr. Diecidue specializes […]

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Amie Ware

Amie Ware has nearly 20 years of project management and marketing communications experience.  She has worked with the The Nature Generation since 2008, and currently serves as the Vice President of the non-profit Hillsboro Community Association dedicated to maintaining and renovating the historic Old Stone School in Hillsboro. Managing Federal contracts valued at $14M a […]

NatGen President and Founder Amy Marasco Newton 2012

Amy Marasco Newton

Amy Marasco Newton currently serves as the President of the The Nature Generation and is responsible for the daily operations of the foundation. She is an executive management consultant with nearly 30 years experience providing business and organizational consulting services to government agencies, public and private sector companies, and nonprofit organizations. Her expertise lies in […]

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Jeanne Brown

Jeanne Brown is serving as our Communications Director, supporting our communications needs by working on our website, writing press releases, and developing communications materials. She also supports our programs. Ms. Brown has extensive communications and marketing experience, working for American Mobile Satellite Corporation, the American Consulting Engineers Council, and the American Red Cross. She has […]

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Jenny Newton Schmidt

Jenny Newton Schmidt is currently serving as the The Nature Generation’s Director of Programs, responsible for coordinating and implementing national and regional program activities across the organization. Ms. Schmidt spent 15 years as an information technology consultant, working for the Marasco Newton Group and then SRA, International. She spent her consulting career managing IT projects […]


Rhonda Jackson

Volunteer coordinator Rhonda Jackson, is an Advisory Board member who has been with The Nature Generation since its inception.  A familiar face at many of our events, you may see her pitching in to help with everything from passing out environmental education literature to registering golfers at the annual Eco-Golf Classic. Coontact Rhonda If you […]

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