Lorna Midgelow, MSc - RGBN Project Director
Ms. Midgelow has 10 years consulting experience with ENVIRON International Corporation. She specializes in environmental management systems (EMS) which includes reviewing existing management systems and assisting companies towards ISO 14001 registration. She also has experience in environmental risk assessment, life cycle assessment, waste management, due diligence auditing and contaminated land assessment.
S. Ram Shrivastava - Chair, CEI Board of Directors
Mr. Shrivastava is President, CEO of Larsen Engineers. Ram has 34 years of experience in the environmental field. LARSEN ENGINEERS has been involved in designing and implementation of over 20 large anaerobic digester projects in India and USA. The application of this process include landfill leachate, ice cream wastewater, distillery wastewater, farm waste, vegetable and food waste, and municipal sludge digestion.
LARSEN ENGINEERS is based in Rochester and has been serving its clients since 1955. The firm specializes in civil and municipal engineering, and the environmental field. LARSEN ENGINEERS has been active in the energy conservation field, Green and Clean technologies focusing on water recycle and reuse, and natural wetland based treatment systems.
Elizabeth Thorndike, PhD - Acting Executive Director, CEI
Ms. Thorndike is the founder of the Center for Environmental Information where she served as Executive Director from 1974-1992. She remains a member of the Board of Directors. She has served in public service positions under three New York governors: as a commissioner of the Adirondack Park Agency for fifteen and a half years; a member of the governor’s Environmental Advisory Board for 10 years; and since 1997 as a member of the board of the NY State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), in the designated environmentalist appointment. She is currently a consultant on collaborative environmental problem-solving, a member of the advisory board of the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, a Visiting Lecturer there in the Department of City and Regional Planning, and a trustee of the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks. She has degrees from Stanford and Harvard and a Ph.D, with a concentration in Natural Resource Policy and Management, from Cornell.
The Rochester Green Business Network is supported in her efforts by Center for Environmental Information staff: John Terninko, Program Director and Shirley Sherman, Office Manager.