Charles Voorhis, CEP, AICP is Managing Partner of Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, LLC, Environmental Planning Consultants with offices in Melville, NY. Mr. Voorhis is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is a Certified Environmental Professional (CEP), having over 35 years of experience in environmental planning on Long Island and in the New York metropolitan area. Mr. Voorhis has a wealth of experience in managing large scale municipal projects including regional environmental planning, downtown revitalization and action planning, Generic Environmental Impact Statements, stormwater management, wetlands and coastal management, and municipal consulting. Mr. Voorhis and his firm serve as environmental planning consultants to many of Long Island’s east end Towns and Villages, and are currently in the process of preparing several long range planning initiatives for several Towns in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Carrie L. O’Farrell, AICP is Senior Partner of Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, LLC and Division Manager of the Environmental Resource and Wetlands Assessment Division. Ms. O’Farrell is a trained environmental scientist with applied planning experience, and is expert in NEPA/SEQRA and land use regulations, drainage and stormwater issues, wetland and stormwater permitting and is diverse in ability to conduct environmental planning analysis. She has overseen the preparation of numerous environmental impact statements, assessments, SEQRA/NEPA administration actions, harbor management plans, planning and zoning law review and preparation, stormwater permitting and erosion control compliance documents and wetlands and coastal permits. Ms. O’Farrell has been at the forefront of the NYSDEC SPDES Phase II stormwater permitting & compliance program since 2002, both in assisting MS4 designated municipalities in Long Island with the creation and implementation of Stormwater Management Plans and in the preparation of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) for construction projects. She is intimately familiar with EPA’s recommended BMPs, good housekeeping practices and example local laws/methods for municipal implementation and enforcement of the Stormwater Phase II program. Ms. O’Farrell regularly works with staff engineers in development of stormwater management solutions in sensitive environmental areas and manages the completion of all SWPPPs prepared for construction projects (over 130 completed to date).
Steven McGinn, CEI is a Partner and Division Manager of the Phase I/II Assessments & Remediation Division of Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, LLC. Mr. McGinn has over 30 years experience in the environmental field and is a USEPA certified Asbestos Inspector; a USEPA certified Risk Assessor for Lead Based Paint; a Radon Measurement Specialist; and, has completed the 40 Hour OSHA HAZWOPER training. Mr. McGinn has completed and/or supervised the remediation of numerous sites over the past 20 years of employment with Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, LLC. Mr. McGinn routinely manages numerous site assessment and remediation projects concurrently, and oversees a staff which includes environmental analysts and geologists. The Division possesses numerous pieces of equipment for site assessment and sampling, including Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), two (2) Power Probe sampling rigs (for soil and groundwater samples), and a pipe camera.
Kathryn J. Eiseman, AICP is a Partner and Division Manager of the Environmental & Community Planning Division at Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, LLC. Ms. Eiseman is a certified planner (AICP) with over 20 years of experience in environmental planning and manages both private and public planning projects. Current projects include the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program for the Town of Islip and Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) for the Town of Riverhead BOA. Ms. Eiseman is the planner for the Villages of Southampton and Sag Harbor Planning Boards and directs her staff to perform site plan and subdivision reviews and advises the Board on a regular basis. She is skillful in managing complex projects and working with team members both in house and as sub-consultants. Her staff is proficient in the use of GIS and design software for preparation of high quality graphic products. Ms. Eiseman is experienced in the art of public participation and education and tailors her approach to the unique needs of each project/community. She is an enthusiastic and creative planner who endeavors to bring a fresh approach to each project as well as to her position as Treasurer for the Long Island Section of the American Planning Association.
Bonnie Franson, AICP CEP, PP joined NP&V in 2015 and has been promoted to partner and will help manage NP&V’s Hudson Valley Office. She has significant experience in environmental and land use planning and SEQRA/NEPA review, and has been instrumental in the firm’s expansion into the Hudson Valley region. Bonnie has 30 years of professional planning experience, including: preparation of comprehensive plans, land use and zoning regulations, design guidelines, and environmental impact statements; consensus building; representing municipal boards; and, assisting and managing the land use application and environmental review process for municipal and private clients. Ms. Franson has a B.A. in Biology from Bucknell University, and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University. Bonnie is an AICP Certified Environmental Planner and is licensed to practice professional planning in the State of New Jersey. She presents an introductory course in New York planning and zoning topics for the Rockland Municipal Planning Federation annually, and has written for the Talk of the Towns & Topics magazine.
Maximilian Stach, AICP is a Partner at Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, LLC. He recently served as Vice President and Principal Planner for Turner Miller Group. Mr. Stach has 18 years of professional planning experience and maintains a professional certification with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Mr. Stach is responsible for comprehensive master planning, the drafting of zoning amendments, the preparation and review of SEQRA documents, as well as the preparation of focused studies analyzing various land use, zoning, and environmental issues and conditions. He is also responsible for municipal planning services for numerous communities throughout Hudson Valley and Long Island.