Susan is a recognized leader in the development of remedial approaches for waterways with contaminated sediments and associated floodplain soils. She has served as project manager for the feasibility study of one of the largest contaminated sediment sites in the U.S., Onondaga Lake in upstate New York. She was the RI/FS project manager for the Berry's Creek Study Area (BCSA) Superfund site, a 12-square mile watershed in the New Jersey Meadowlands for over 5 years. Susan provided strategic consulting services on the Newtown Creek sediment Superfund site in New York City. She is the project director for several projects along the Kalamazoo River Superfund Site in Michigan.
Her career experience includes serving as project manager and/or technical lead for remediation programs at over 15 major NPL sites, including work at more than 50 manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites throughout the country.
To advance the state of the practice, Susan is an active member and local leader of several professional organizations, including the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Illinois where she served as a Senior Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors. She chaired the Illinois Engineering Excellence awards program for ACEC. She is also affiliated with the Industrial Water, Waste and Sewage Group (IWWSG), the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISP.E.), the Water Environment Federation, the Society of Women Engineers and the Illinois Water Environment Association.