Engineering Services Functional Group

Technical Committee 13 - Environmental

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to support the broader Railroad Community for all Environmental Engineering and Maintenance concerns. Comprised of a diverse range of Subject Matter Experts, Committee 13 provides value through best practices, guidance and education of the Railroad Community on existing and emerging regulatory trends.


Our Vision is to be advocates to railroads and transit organizations through environmental education and training.


Relevant - Provide timely and pertinent support on Environmental needs.
Supportive - Be the resource to AREMA’s membership and the broader Freight/Transit community.
Collaborative - Leverage Committee 13’s internal Subject Matter Experts to assist AREMA more broadly through sub-committee assignments, webinars, articles and advocacy.
Knowledgeable - Be the resource for broad areas of technology, regulatory, and operational needs.
Reliable - Provide factual and timely support on evolving environmental issues affecting the railroads.


Kari J. Harris, CPESC

Mgr, Environmental Impact



Vice Chair

Peter T. Masson

Senior Consultant




Matt A. Williams, PE, PMP

Senior Program Manager



Subcommittees and Current Assignments

Technical & Conference Publications

  • Objective:  Develop publications on industry-specific emerging technical/regulatory issues and presentations for industry conferences.
  • Officer – Peter Masson
  • Members – Doug Dorsey, Leandra Cleveland, Tyler Phelps

Education & Training

  • Objective:  Provide relevant professional development and continuing education opportunity for AREMA members.
  • Officer – Janet Hill
  • Members – Martina Schlauch, Lori Price, Josh Sales, Mark Bergeon


  • Objective:  Expand membership in Committee 13 through increased visibility and value creation by active members. 
  • Officer – Kelly Blanchard
  • Members – Kari Harris, Leandra Cleveland, Trenna Seilheimer, Ryan Hartley, Jennifer Uhland

Chapter Review

  • Officer – Matt Williams
  • Members – Doug Dorsey, Suzanne Hattenberger


  • Officer – Nao Nishio
  • Members – Josh Sales

Sustainability Symposium

  • Officer – Leo Thorbecke
  • Members – Jennifer Uhland, Kari Harris, Peter Masson