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ERE Advisory Council

Mission Statement

The ERE Advisory Council provides strategic consultation, professional networking, information exchange, and resource development to assist the ERE Department achieve its mission and provide teaching, research and service to advance engineering practices and meet the needs of the world.

A Profile in Service

The Advisory Council handles duties such as supporting assessment of learning outcomes in ERE's ABET-accredited BS program, sponsoring student-oriented panel discussions related to engineering practice, participating in ESF Career Fairs, engaging in engineering design projects and service learning projects, and promoting the development of ERE and SUNY ESF.

ERE Advisory Council

Council Member Title Company
Meghan Platt, PE Co-Chair Teaching Assisstant Westhill Central School District
PJ Snyder, PE Co-Chair Project Manager/Associate GEI Consultants, Inc. P.C.
Christina Albunio, P.E. Agency Engineer Onondaga Resource Recovery Agency
Emma Aversa Project Engineer C&S Companies
Otis Deluca Project Manager Hueber Breuer Construction
Christopher Eighmey Environmental Engineer NYSDEC
Jill Fonte Project Lead, Environmental Remediation Lockheed Martin
Owen Mathias Hunter Environmental Engineer II Arcadis
Swiat Kaczmar President and Chief Scientist Kaczmar Consulting
Kris Dimmick PE PWLF, President Outside Engineering PLLC.
Patricia Pastella Senior Engineer Development Authority of the North Country
David J. Snyder Senior Process Control Engineer Onondaga Cnty Dept of Water Environment Protection
Patricia B. Stock Senior Environmental Consultant TTI Environmental, Inc.


Those interested in contacting the ERE Advisory Council should e-mail Teri Frese.

Advisory Council Accomplishments

  • Hosted annual fall semester planning meeting with student clubs, including ERE, EWB, ESS and NYWEA Clubs
  • Supported Employer Information Day and Professional Networking Day for ERE students
  • Mentored student teams in ERE Planning and Design
  • Assessed student project work presented at ERE Planning and Design event
  • Planned Tours of project sites and professional companies
  • Sponsored and provided 40 Hour HAZWOPER and 8 Hour Refresher training to ERE students (since 2017)
  • Planned panel discussions for ERE students associated with networking, internships, kick-starting your career
  • Advised the ERE program in preparation of ABET visits and met with the ABET visitation teams
  • Coordinated Women in Science and Engineering discussions
  • Hosted mock interviews and resume review sessions for ERE students
  • Met with students to support professional networking
  • Engaged the freshman engineering design course, ERE 133
  • Sponsored and attended Annual Engineers with Appetites dinner
  • Spotlight on Student Research Judging for ERE students
  • Conducted exit interviews with graduating senior students