Jennifer cummings, president
Jennifer Cummings is the Environmental Program Supervisor with the Orange County Public Works Department. At Public Works she oversees all of the environmental aspects associated with various projects, such as managing consultants, working with project engineers, permitting projects and performing listed species surveys. Prior to her current position, Jennifer worked with the Orange County Environmental Protection Division where her duties included supervision of the Environmental Permitting and Compliance Section. Overall she has been with Orange County Government for 11 years. Before coming to Orange County she worked for Creech Engineering, Weidener Surveying and Mapping, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Berryman and Henniger. Jennifer graduated from Rollins College with degrees in Environmental Science and Growth Management. She is a supporter of the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge, Defenders for Wildlife, and the Audubon Society organizations.
TODD HODGSON, VICE PRESIDENT
Todd Hodgson is the Director of Business Development at FECC, Inc., a nationwide environmental services company specializing in environmental site remediation, waste disposal, source removal and remedial construction services. FECC, Inc. serves both Environmental and Engineering firms, as well as State and Federal agencies, in the remediation of contaminated sites nationwide. Todd started his career in the environmental industry in 1992 and spent most of his career thus far at Groundwater Protection, an environmental drilling contractor in the State of Florida. In his tenure at Groundwater Protection, he served as a Project Manager and advanced to become the General Manager and Vice President of Business Development. He is committed to deliver quality, integrity, creativity and responsiveness to every client on every project. It continues to be extremely important to him to form relationships with clients built on mutual trust and respect.
Hannah Rowe, Secretary
Hannah Rowe is an Environmental Scientist at Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT), responsible for protected species surveys, wetland assessments, environmental permitting, and NEPA assessments. She received her BSc in Ecology and Conservation from Manchester Metropolitan University and her MA in Environmental Impact Assessment and Management from the University of Manchester. She worked for several years in the UK, as an Ecologist and Environmental Consultant before moving to the US in 2014 to take an Environmental Scientist position with Ardaman & Associates, conducting environmental site assessments. She enjoys volunteering for research projects and spending time outdoors as much as possible.
Victoria Colangelo, TREASURER
Victoria K. Colangelo is the CEO of The Mitigation Banking Group, Inc. She has over 13 years of sales and marketing experience serving Florida’s mitigation banking credit industry. Victoria’s vast background in the wetland mitigation and habitat conservation banks industry has designated her as one of Florida’s most sought-after mitigation bank sales brokers. Victoria is passionate about partnering with mitigation bankers, environmental consultants and developers to aid in the mitigation process. Victoria is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and forecasts that support existing relationships with industry partners and promote future growth for the industry.
KELLEY samuels, BOARD MEMBER
Kelley Samuels, PWS, has worked as a Senior Ecologist with AECOM Technical Services, Inc for nearly twenty years. Her expertise includes ecological assessments of flora and fauna, with a specific focus on evaluating the potential impacts to natural resources for a diverse array of project types. This work includes wetland assessment, wetland delineation, and functional assessment of wetland impacts and proposed mitigation utilizing the Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM) in Florida, protected species analyses, and local, state (Florida), and federal environmental permits. Kelley has assisted in the delivery of federally funded projects that meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). She has prepared environmental documents that meet the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Energy (DOE), National Park Service (NPS), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study and federal Environmental Assessments (EA) requirements for millions of dollars of public investment. She studied agronomy at Delaware Valley College and Environmental Studies and Growth Management at Rollins College. Kelley is eager to invest her energy into assisting the organization attract and engage environmental professionals across disciplines.
Flormari Blackburn, BOARD MEMBER
Flormari Blackburn is a Senior Engineer with E Sciences Incorporated with over 25 years of environmental engineering experience. Ms. Blackburn's technical strengths are in the areas of hazardous waste management, environmental compliance, remedial investigations, remedial engineering, environmental assessments, initial remedial action plans and activities, construction management, health and safety. Flormari is a Florida Professional Engineer and a Chemical Engineer graduate from the University of Florida. She resides in Orlando, Florida and is a mother of 3 young adults.
SCOTT MARTIN, BOARD MEMBER
Scott Martin began his career as a research chemist within the polymer industry, and shortly after, transitioning into the environmental laboratory business. He has spent 2 decades working in all facets of the environmental laboratory business, including laboratory director, and culminating with business development and sales. Scott brings 25 years of technical and analytical knowledge to the board, as well as 25 years of contacts across several disciplines and industries. Scott graduated with a bachelor’s degree in science from SUNY College at Oswego.