Ralph Dollhopf has served as an On-Scene Coordinator for USEPA’s Emergency Response Team since 1985. He has helped to lead EPA’s responses to nationally significant events including EPA’s cleanup of residential methyl parathion sites in Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, and Mississippi (1997-1999); World Trade Center (2001); Washington DC anthrax attacks (2001-2002); Columbia Space Shuttle Recovery (2003) and Hurricane Katrina (2005). Mr. Dollhopf represented EPA in the inter-agency drafting of the original National Response Plan and National Incident Management System and has since taught and led effective implementation of ICS by EPA. From July 2010 thru August 2013 he served as the EPA Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC) during EPA’s response to the July 2010 Enbridge Line 6B Discharge into the Kalamazoo River.Currently stationed in Traverse City, Michigan, he holds Psychology and Environmental Engineering degrees.
Jennifer Homendy was appointed to the National Transportation Safety Board by President Trump, confirmed by the Senate, and sworn in on August 20, 2018. Homendy previously served as the Democratic Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, which is under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the U.S. House of Representatives, where she was extensively involved in the legislative process and led the Committee’s oversight investigations of the Enbridge pipeline spill in Marshall, Michigan, and the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Most recently she led a multimodal review of the Department of Transportation’s drug and alcohol testing program, identifying several safety gaps in the program. Prior to joining the House Subcommittee on Railroad, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials in 2004, Homendy held positions with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, the American Iron and Steel Institute, and the National Federation of Independent Business. Homendy is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and certified by the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications on Core HazMat Operations and Missions-Specific PPE and Product Control.
Mike Koby was appointed Vice President, U.S. Operations at Enbridge Inc. in May 2020 and led the centralization of the Safety & Reliability Group in May 2018. In this role he is accountable for strategic leadership and management of the safe and reliable operation of Enbridge’s liquids pipelines within the U.S. Mike began his career at Enbridge in 2001 and has had the opportunity to gain experience in several areas including Safety & Reliability, natural gas operations, EH&S, and other areas. He has also had the opportunity to work in several Enbridge locations in field and office roles within multiple business units such as Liquids Pipelines while previously based in Canada and Gas Transmission & Midstream assets in the U.S and Canada. Mike holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas, Tyler and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. Mike has spent many years coaching youth sports and enjoys spending time outdoors on many diverse activities. Mike and his wife Tabitha reside in his hometown of Houston with their three
Kenneth Kornheiser, DVM has been a life long outdoorsman. He became directly involved in environmental protection as a township planner which led to helping found a watershed council of one of the subwatersheds of the Kalamazoo River. He became involved with the KRWC indirectly through community involvement with the Allied Paper, Portage Creek, Kalamazoo River Superfund Site and the Enbridge Oil Spill. He is an enthusiastic advocate for the Kalamazoo River and its tributaries. An avid canoeist, he has participated as a river guide in the Kanoe the Kazoo program every year since it’s inception in 2003. Ken has served on the board of the KRWC since 2013 and is a Past President. He has also served as Planning Commission Chairman, Prairieville Township, Barry County 1989-2013; Founding Member and Board Officer of the Four Townships Water Resources Council since 1994. Ken is a retired clinical veterinarian.
Alan Mayberry is the Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety, within the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and serves as the senior career official for pipeline safety oversight. Previously, Alan served as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs, leading PHMSA’s development of comprehensive oversight programs including regulatory development, engineering and research, state grants, federal enforcement and the Training and Qualifications Division. Prior to August 2013, Alan was the Deputy Associate Administrator for Field operations overseeing US pipeline safety oversight through PHMSA’s five regional offices. Alan has over 34 years of experience in the energy industry, divided between pipeline operations and design engineering. In 2006, Alan first joined PHMSA’s Office of Pipeline Safety in a senior engineering role in the Engineering and Emergency Support Division. Alan was appointed Director of the group in 2008. In his role as PHMSA’s technical lead, Alan was responsible for supporting programs and the regional offices on nationwide pipeline issues to ensure uniform policies. Additionally, Alan led the agency’s response to major pipeline incidents. Alan is a Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is also a registered professional engineer.
Mike Moeller is the Director of Enbridge’s Great Lakes Region. In this role, he and his team are responsible for the safe and reliable operations of the pipelines under his care. Beginning his career with Fluor Daniel in Bakersfield, CA, Mike joined Enbridge (then Lakehead Pipelines) as Project Engineer in 1995. During his 23 years with the company, he has held a variety of roles, including senior management positions with the operations and new expansion projects groups. Mike grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and later graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. Mike has a busy family life with three young children. He enjoys his children’s activities and spending time at his lake home. Mike also spends time volunteering with various activities of his church and community.
Jaynan Montague lived on Talmadge Creek in Marshall Michigan from 1964 to 2010. Her children were raised there. Her family was displaced by the 2010 Enbridge Oil Spill. She worked in various Healthcare settings and enjoys choral singing, gardening, and her church. She is now retired and lives in Holland Michigan a mile from her beloved Lake Michigan.
Mozhgon Rajaee, MPH, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Oakland University. Dr. Rajaee’s research focuses on environmental health issues through an environmental justice lens. Her current research focuses on school stressors and teacher health; and walkability and socio-demographic factors in Pontiac, Michigan. She frequently utilizes exposure assessments and ArcGIS mapping in her research. In the past, her research has examined mercury exposure and respiratory health within small-scale gold mining communities in Ghana, and siting policies for environmental hazards around schools in Michigan. Dr. Rajaee’s received her PhD in Environmental Health Sciences, her MS in Environmental Policy and Planning, and her MPH in Environmental Quality and Health from the University of Michigan
Beth Wallace is the Great Lakes Freshwater Campaigns Manager for the National Wildlife Federation, working to protect the Great Lakes from toxins and also helps to organize a coalition of businesses that advocate for Great Lakes protection. Beth has worked with the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Center as a pipeline safety advocate around oil and gas issues for over 10 years and provided the lead environmental watchdog response to the 2010 Enbridge Kalamazoo River oil spill. Through that work, she has testified before Congress and the National Academy of Sciences on pipeline safety issues and co-authored the report that first exposed Line 5 “Sunken Hazard: Aging oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac, an ever-present threat to the Great Lakes.” Beth is also the board Vice President for the Pipeline Safety Trust and has served on the board for over 5 years.
Carl Weimer is the Executive Director of the Pipeline Safety Trust. In that capacity he has served as a member of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association’s External Advisory Panel, and the governor appointed Washington Citizen Committee on Pipeline Safety. Carl has been called upon to testify to the U.S. House and Senate multiple times, as a witness by the National Transportation Safety Board, and was honored in 2015 as a Champion of Change by the White House for his pipeline safety efforts. He has organized eleven national pipeline safety conferences, pushed for stronger pipeline safety legislation on the national and state level, and regularly serves as an independent source of pipeline safety information for news media, local government, and citizens around the country. Carl was elected in 2005 and again in 2009 and 2013 to the Whatcom County Council, where he served as chairman for four of those years. He has a degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Education from the University of Michigan, as well a degree in Industrial Electronics Technology from Peninsula College.
Kyle Whyte, Ph.D. is the Timnick Chair in the Humanities at Michigan State University where he also is a Professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability, a faculty member of the Environmental Philosophy & Ethics graduate concentration and the Geocognition Research Lab, and a faculty affiliate of the American Indian & Indigenous Studies and Environmental Science & Policy programs. He is Potawatomi and an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. He focuses his work on climate and environmental justice and Indigenous environmental studies. His research, teaching, training, and activism address moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples and the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and climate science organizations. His work has recently extended to cover issues related to Indigenous food sovereignty and Indigenous critiques of concepts of the anthropocene. He received his Ph.D. from Stony Brook University.
Bill Caram is the Deputy Director of the Pipeline Safety Trust and relatively new to the world of pipeline safety. Previously, Bill was the Director of Finance and Development for the Deschutes River Conservancy in Bend, Oregon. The Deschutes River Conservancy is a collaborative, multi-stakeholder non-profit organization founded by the Environmental Defense Fund, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation, and local irrigation districts to restore streamflow and improve water quality in the Deschutes River Basin. He continues to be amazed at the similarities between working among stakeholders towards streamflow restoration and working among stakeholders to towards pipeline safety.
Jeffrey Insko is a landowner along the Line 6B pipeline. After the spill and subsequent replacement of the pipeline, he launched the Line 6B Citizens’ Blog (http://grangehallpress.com/Enbridgeblog/), as a source of information for other landowners. Jeff is also Secretary of the Pipeline Safety Trust’s Board of Directors. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is Professor of English at Oakland University, where he teaches courses in nineteenth-century American literature and culture and in the Environmental Humanities. He is the author of History, Abolition, and the Ever-Present Now in Antebellum American Writing (2018). His second book is an environmental history of the Michigan oil spill titled Untimely Infrastructure: The 2010 Marshall, Michigan Oil Spill in the Human Epoch.