Board of Directors

Victoria L. Hodge
President


Victoria is the current NAHMMA president. Previously she worked as the Home Chemical Collection (HCC) Supervisor for the City of Denton’s, Texas, Solid Waste Department. The HCC program was created in 2005 as a result of Victoria’s efforts. Within this program, Victoria focused on pharmaceutical take-back issues and served as the project manager for Denton Drug Disposal Day (D4) Program, which hosted events and offered drug collection kiosks for safe disposal. At this time she participates on the Membership, Communications, Affiliations and Sponsorship Committees.

Email: admin@nahmma.org

Donald Hardee
Vice President


Donald Hardee is a Division Manager in the Austin Resource Recovery Department for the City of Austin, TX. He manages the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Program, Resource Recovery Center, Landfill Operations, and Brush Grinding Operations. Prior to joining the City of Austin in 2006, he worked 16 years in the private sector in the hazardous waste disposal field. He earned Bachelor's Degrees in Biology & Chemistry from Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. His past duties have included environmental consulting, hazardous materials and DOT training, managing operations for hazardous materials cleanup and disposal, household hazardous waste collection events, and performing high hazard deactivations.

Email: donald.hardee@austintexas.gov

Richard Lobinske
Treasurer


Richard grew up in Lake County, Florida. He received my B.S. (1984) and M.S. (1995) Degrees in Biology from the University of Central Florida and received a Ph.D. (2001) in Entomology from the University of Florida. He worked for 20 years in academic research at four locations with the University of Florida. During that time, was responsible for preparing laboratory hazardous waste for disposal. He moved to the Tallahassee area in 2005, where Lobinske worked for 3 years as the Leon County Mosquito Control Superintendent before becoming the Hazardous Waste Manager in 2008. The Leon County Center is open six days per week, has three satellite ABOP locations, has three full-time and two part-time employees. In FY 12-13, the center processed 440 tons of HHW and 555 tons of e-scrap from our facilities and 11 collection events. Since 2012, Lobinske has provided chemist services to Okaloosa County to assist in processing materials collected by them from neighboring Northwest Florida counties under the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Coop program. Lobinske has been active in the Florida chapter of NAHMMA since 2008, is currently Secretary for the Executive Board, chair of the Awards Committee, and part of the planning committee for the 2014 Workshop.

Email: lobinsker@leoncountyfl.gov

Kari Meyer
Treasurer


Kari is a Hazardous Waste Specialist and has been with Metro’s active Hazardous Waste program since 1993. She participated in her first collection event in 1987 during Florida’s “Amnesty” collection days. She has a BS in Chemistry and is a proven performer in all aspects of collection facility operations. Kari is avid about the outdoors and stays current with emerging environmental issues.

Email: kari.meyer@oregonmetro.gov

Rita Perini
Secretary


I have been employed with Brevard County since March 1985. Since 1992 I have been the Supervisor and Manager of the Solid Waste Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program. My responsibilities include the management of the County’s three permanent HHW collection centers, and the bi-annual HHW mobile collection events (removed from the budget in 2009). I oversee a staff of five Hazardous Materials technicians. With a County population of 532,000, we consistently service well over 28,000 residents a year at the three permanent HHW centers and average 800 participants a day at the mobile collection events. I have managed numerous Unique and Innovative grants from the FDEP, including the establishment of one of the first permanent HHW collection centers in Florida, construction of a state of the art HHW collection center (1996) and a pilot project for the collection and management of End-of-Life Electronics. I have been a member of NAHMMA since 2001. I am a founding member of the Florida NAHMMA Chapter (2006) and I have served as the chapter Vice president and President. In November 2009, I was elected to the National NAHMMA Board of Directors Executive Committee and serve as Chair of Chapters Committee.

Email: rita.perini@brevardfl.gov

Richard Avila
Member-At-Large


Richard is a dedicated and conscientious professional with experience in sustainability, Household Hazardous Waste and recycling program coordination, and Microbiological testing, with the ability to work independently and with teams. Motivated, responsible, and dependable with the capacity to multitask as well as develop cost effective and time efficient solutions to issues. Performance driven problem solver with extensive leadership experience directing multiple projects as well as individuals and ensuring efficient productivity and exceptional results while exceeding the expectations of managers, clients and colleagues.

Email: Richard.Avila@austintexas.gov

Curt Debrunner
Member-At-Large


Curt was born and raised in Ft Lauderdale. He received his BS degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida. Curt has worked at EQ for over 19 years at their Tampa TSDF and has served as their primary HHW specialist over that time. He has held the positions at EQ as field chemist, facility chemist, HHW project manager and account executive. Curt is responsible for HHW business development and manages all services under their government contracts.Curt has been a NAHMMA member since 2007 and has served on the National Board of Directors since 2009. He recently held the positions of Vice President and Treasurer for our Florida chapter, the sponsorship chair and has actively participated in conference planning.

Email: curt.debrunner@usecology.com

Jeff Gloyd
Member-At-Large


Jeff is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Universal Recycling Technologies (URT). His role includes managing all Sales and Marketing related activity within the company. Since joining the URT team, Jeff has been developing and promoting sustainable environmental solutions for both businesses and consumers. He gained experience working for Waste Management and has managed a regional hazardous waste and landfill operation in Wisconsin. He currently serves as NAHMMA's Affiliations Chair.

Email: jgloyd@URTsolutions.com

Dan King
Member-At-Large


Dan King received his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with emphasis in Biology and Anthropology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Along with his normal duties, Dan is an active member of the Health Department’s hazmat and education teams. He serves on City of Lincoln’s Mayor’s Environmental Task Force along with holding board level positions in other environmentally-related local organizations. He has led NAHMMA’s Heartland Chapter in the past and currently chairs NAHMMA’s Chapter Leadership and Training Committees. Dan has 20 years of professional experience in the fields of environmental public health, regulatory compliance, policy development, education and resource conservation. Dan also serves on the Nebraska Product Stewardship Coalition Management Team. He has an 18 year old son and a 14 year old daughter. He enjoys cycling, camping, and other outdoor activities in his free time

Email: dnking@lincoln.ne.gov

Julie Mitchell
Member-At-Large


Ms. Mitchell has been employed with the King County Solid Waste Division for 22 years and involved in hazardous waste matters for the past nine, including managing the Wastemobile and small quantity generator programs. Ms. Mitchell graduated from Washington State University with a B.A. in communications. She has been a member of NAHMMA for eight years and is a past President of the NW chapter. Ms. Mitchell is a native Seattleite who has twin daughters in college, one attending Gonzaga University and the other at Western Washington University. Ms. Mitchell has been a collegiate women’s basketball referee for 27 years, is an avid bike rider, hiker and self-proclaimed high falutin wine drinker.

Email: julie.mitchell@kingcounty.gov

Kelby Neal
Member-At-Large


Kelby has been a member of NAHMMA since 2001 and was elected to the board in 2006. His current employer is Stericycle Environmental Solutions as the Director of Regional Sales-South. He started working in the hazardous waste disposal field in 1996 for Ensco as a labpack chemist and worked his way up the ladder.  In 2000 Kelby transferred to MSE (also owned by Ensco) as the Technical Services Manager and managed HHW and Ag Chemical Collection contracts east of the Rockies.  He continued in that roll until 2007 when he moved over to PSC.  He was promoted to his current position in 2012.  Kelby’s passion is wood working where he recently was able to put that to its ultimate test while building the house that he currently lives in.  He is married to Mercy and has 3 beautiful girls; Brianna 15, Lilly 6, and Sadie 3.

Email: kelby.neal@stericycle.com

Ken Pereira
Member-At-Large


Ken grew up appreciating the natural beauty of his home state of California. He began exploring its wonderful parks and trails as a young Eagle Scout, and then delved into the science of it all while attending the University of California at Santa Barbara, earning his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies. By complete accident, Ken stumbled upon the HHW industry in 2003, and has been working (at some capacity) in the field ever since. He enjoys the challenges of facility/project management, staff supervision, taking action in the legislative arena, serving the community, and all the while providing protection to the natural environment. "HHW allows me to combine pretty much all of the aspects of a professional career that I value, and I feel fortunate to have such a fulfilling job." Ken is currently the Supervising Waste Management Specialist for the County of Sacramento. He oversees a PHHWCF, an ABOP, e-waste collection and transportation, and is the Waste Acceptance Manager for his Department's landfill and recovery station.

Email: pereirak@saccounty.net

Jim Quinn
Member-At-Large


Jim has worked in the hazardous waste management field since 1984. He began in the private sector, serving as chemist and regulatory compliance officer for a small hazardous waste recycling company in Northern California. Since 1991 he has been with Metro, in Portland Oregon, a metropolitan area-wide agency that oversees solid waste disposal in the region. He manages Metro’s Hazardous Waste Program, which includes two permanent hazardous waste facilities, a series of HHW collection events around the region, a small business hazardous waste collection program, and a state of the art latex paint recycling facility. Jim currently chairs NAHMMA’s Policy Committee. BA Chemistry, Reed College, 1984, MS Environmental Management, University of San Francisco, 1990

Email: quinnj@metro.dst.or.us

Jack Ranney
Member-At-Large


Mr. Ranney is the HHW Account Representative for Stericycle Environmental Solutions, for the Gulf Coast and South Regions. Mr. Ranney was the Program Coordinator for the Lower Colorado River Authority’s HHW collection and education program. He coordinated collection events in LCRA’s 10 county statutory district in cooperation with local governmental entities. He also assisted many communities in the LCRA electric and water service area with HHW and municipal solid waste planning. He also served as a Third Party Administrator for TCEQ’s Supplemental Environmental Program, was liaison with the former Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Agricultural Waste Pesticide Collection Program and Texas Pharmaceuticals Disposal Advisory Committee. 12 years Household Hazardous Waste Management Experience and 7years of experience assisting local governmental entities with HHW and waste management strategic planning,  and Account Management. Mr. Ranney has specialized in Household Hazardous Waste Collections Programs and Ag Chemical Collection Programs. Mr. Ranney has been a member of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association since 1997 and is a member of the Capital Area Planning Council’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, serving as At-Large-Member with specialty in Household Hazardous Waste. In 2013, Mr. Ranney was electedto, and proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA).

Email: john.ranney@stericycle.com


Jennifer Volkman
Member-At-Large


I have been the state level HHW Program Manager in Minnesota for 20 years. I have served two previous terms on NAHMMA’s Board of Directors, one partial term and I’ve served as an adjunct Board member for several years as well. I’ve previously been active in the Policy and Strategic Plan committees and I’ve enjoyed the work. I have been the primary planner for two of the National NAHMMA conferences held in Minnesota, in 2006 and 2013. As challenging as that effort was, I was proud to help keep up the tradition of bringing members excellent national conferences. Prior to moving to HHW Program management, I worked for nearly 10 years in both Solid and Hazardous Waste enforcement for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, so I’m very familiar with working with HW generators as well. I got a telescope for my 30 year state award! I am a believer in the NAHMMA network and the value of the professional connections I’ve made over the years. I’ve attended conferences and board meetings on my own dime and time because of the work and career value of staying connected with you all. I’ve been away from the Board for several years due to work commitments, but I’d like to get back in there and help support the organization again. Thank you for your vote of confidence and I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at the conference this year! To be clear, I’m looking forward to seeing everyone who attends the conference, but will miss those of you who cannot be there.

Email: jennifer.volkman@state.mn.us


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