Board of Directors

PSI is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors comprised of 7 representatives from state environmental agencies, and 4 representatives from local environmental agencies. The role of the Board of Directors is to assist the Executive Director in making decisions for the Institute on strategic matters, such as product focus areas, budget, organizational policies, fundraising options, and strategic alliances. The composition of Board is as follows:

Executive Officers

Tom Metzner, CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection, President

Tom Metzner has been an Environmental Analyst with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection since 1993. His primary responsibility is implementation of the Connecticut law covering the recycling of electronic waste. He also works on mercury product laws, household hazardous waste and producer responsibility initiatives. He earned a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies from Antioch New England Graduate School. Tom has served on the PSI Board of Directors since 2008 and on the Executive Board since 2009. 


Scott Klag, OR Metro Regional Government, Vice President

Scott Klag works as a Senior Planner for Metro, a directly elected regional government serving 1.6 million people in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. Scott has worked at Metro for many years developing and implementing a wide range of recycling and solid waste policies and programs. Over the past fifteen years, Scott has been very active in product stewardship, currently serving on both the Board of the Product Stewardship Institute and as co-chair of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council. He has helped successfully pass product stewardship legislation in Oregon for e-scrap (Oregon E-cycles) and the country’s first stewardship legislation for paint (PaintCare). He is currently working on statewide legislation for producer responsibility for a broad range of household hazardous wastes beyond paint. Other stewardship legislative efforts have included initiatives on rechargeable batteries, mercury lighting. He also helped with the successful modernization of Oregon’s Bottle Bill that raised the deposit and expanded coverage to include almost all consumer beverages.


Fenton Rood, OK Department of Environmental Quality, Treasurer

Fenton Rood is the Assistant Division Director, Land Protection Division, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. He has served as a senior manager in the regulatory programs for solid waste management and hazardous waste management. He also helped develop the Superfund program in Oklahoma. For over twenty years he was involved in the organic foods business. He and his wife operated natural foods stores and restaurants. Additionally, he has a long history of activism through the Sierra Club. He earned a B.A. in Geography, and an M.P.H. in Environmental Health, both from the University of Oklahoma. He also teaches at OU in the departments of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, and Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, at University of Phoenix, and at Rose State College. 


Jennifer Semrau, WI Department of Natural Resources, Clerk

Jennifer Semrau is the Waste Reduction and Diversion Coordinator for the WI Department of Natural Resources. Since 2016, Jennifer has lead and provided guidance and direction to Wisconsin’s recycling and diversion activities.  Prior to that position, Jennifer worked for 17 years as the Recycling Specialist/Coordinator for Winnebago County Solid Waste.  In that capacity, she oversaw the County’s recycling programs for both curbside (single stream recycling, joint MRF operations) and non-curbside materials (electronics, bulbs, appliances, batteries, tires, oil, oil filters, antifreeze, shingles, C&D, etc.), household hazardous materials, pharmaceuticals,  composting/yard waste, education and other assorted solid waste programs.  Jennifer also served as President of the Board of Directors for the Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW) and Chair of the Government Affairs Committee, and is presently Vice Chair of the AROW Product Stewardship Committee.  Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Environmental Policy and Planning.  She is also the recipient of the 2013 Christy Dixon Recycler of the Year Award.


Board of Directors

Jennifer Holliday, Chittenden County Solid Waste District, VT     
Jen Holliday has worked in the environmental field since 1985 and has developed and managed the household hazardous waste program for the Chittenden Solid Waste District, the largest solid waste district in Vermont, since the program started in 1991. She has served on numerous advisory committees concerning solid waste in Vermont. Currently she serves as the Vice-Chair of the State of Vermont’s Advisory Committee on Mercury Pollution. Committee members are appointed by the governor to advise the Legislature and public on matters related to mercury pollution. Jen has been a strong advocate for product stewardship in Vermont including educating local and state government officials on product stewardship and lobbying for EPR legislation. She is a founding member and Chair of the Vermont Product Stewardship Council formed in 2008 to work on EPR initiatives in Vermont.

Abby Boudouris, OR Department of Environmental Quality
Abby Boudouris earned her undergraduate degree in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan and her Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina. Abby is a Senior Legislative Analyst at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).  Over the past 25 years at DEQ, Abby has worked in the Materials Management Program, Environmental Cleanup Program, the Hazardous Waste Technical Assistance Program and is currently a Senior Legislative Analyst for the Land Quality Programs. Abby’s portfolio of programs has grown to include many programs but Product Stewardship remains a priority with 2 bills active in 2017 (Pharmaceuticals and Household Hazardous Waste). Abby was the lead staff responsible for development of product stewardship policy at DEQ including oversight over the Oregon Paint Product Stewardship Program, the first paint stewardship program in the U.S. In 2012, Abby lead the development of the long-term strategy for Materials Management in Oregon: 2050 Vision and Framework for Action.
 Elena Bertocci, ME Department of Environmental Conservation  
Elena Bertocci is an environmental specialist in the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Materials Management where she works on electronic waste and mercury auto switch product stewardship programs, mercury product notification, and researching and promoting the recycling of boat wrap and agricultural plastics.  Before joining DEP Elena worked to facilitate stakeholder involvement in environmental management in Peru and Mexico with the Peace Corps and Fulbright Association, respectively.  She holds a B.A. in biology from Wesleyan University and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Maryland.  
Cathy Jamieson, VT Department of Environmental Conservation
Cathy Jamieson has worked at Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation for over 25 years, focusing on wastewater and solid waste issues.  She is a graduate of Bates College and earned a Masters degree from University of Vermont.   Since 2007, she has been VT DEC’s Solid Waste Program Manager.   While in this position, the VT Solid Waste Program has promoted sustainable materials management, assisted in passing and implementing Vermont’s landmark Universal Recycling legislation, and adopted a new state Materials Management Plan.   Cathy has extensive knowledge of EPR and was closely involved with the successful implementation of several EPR programs in Vermont, including E-waste, paint, and the first primary battery program in the country.   Cathy’s perspective is one of continuous improvement, focusing on how other challenging to manage materials could potentially be diverted from the waste stream.
Sego Jackson, City of Seattle, WA
Sego Jackson is City of Seattle's Strategic Advisor for Waste Prevention and Product Stewardship and works in the areas of waste prevention, recycling, organics management, and product stewardship/producer responsibility. In this position, he monitors and advises on related legislation at the local, state and federal level. Sego also serves as Policy committee Chair for the Northwest Product Stewardship Council. Sego is most noted for his work on product stewardship/producer responsibility systems and legislation and played a significant role in the drafting and passage of Washington State's landmark producer responsibility bill for electronics (2006), the nation's first full producer responsibility law for electronics. This law has now resulted in the manufacturers of electronics providing over 280 locations across Washington where citizens can responsibly recycle their televisions and computers at no cost. He is a founding steering committee member of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council and is the Chair of its Policy Subcommittee.  His activities include promoting product stewardship for a wide range of toxic products; working to decrease the impacts of packaging and increase its recycling; and closing the foodcycling loop through effective composting of food waste and other organics and returning that compost to local farms and gardens. 

Kate Kitchener, New York City Department of Sanitation
Kate Kitchener began her work in waste prevention by implementing waste reduction strategies and testing alternative packaging options in the private sector. Seeing the success of these programs inspired her to realize similar policies on a larger scale, acquiring a Master’s Degree in Energy and Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware. In her current position as Deputy Director of Policy and Programs at the New York City Department of Sanitation Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability, Kate oversees a wide spectrum of waste diversion initiatives including recycling and organics outreach to schools and businesses, special events for the collection of household hazardous waste, and targeted resources that help New Yorkers divert their waste through reuse. Beyond these programs, Kate recognizes the importance of strong product stewardship legislation as well as creative strategies for its implementation. She currently supervises New York City’s groundbreaking refrigerant recovery program and the innovative apartment building electronics recycling service, e-cycleNYC. Kate also serves on the board of the New York State Product Stewardship Council.

Andrew Radin, Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency, NY  
Andrew Radin is the chair of the New York State Product Stewardship Council’s Board of Directors, and serves as the Director of Recycling and Waste Reduction for the Onondaga County, NY Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA). He has over 20 years of experience in the field of recycling and solid waste management and coordinates a team of recycling professionals who manage a wide variety of environmental programs, including compost operations, household hazardous waste collections, electronic scrap recovery, and community outreach to schools, businesses, and multi-dwelling units. He is a long-time member and former board member of the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling (NYSAR3).  
Joe Rotella, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation
Joe Rotella is the Special Waste Manager for the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, focusing on household hazardous and hard to handle wastes.  He joined the Corporation in 1994, and assumed management of the Eco-Depot in December of 2000. Under Joe’s management, the program has completed 542 one day events and diverted over 10,700,000 pounds of household hazardous waste from RI’s Central Landfill, keeping Rhode Island’s ground water, rivers, and Narragansett Bay safe. The voluntary program has served over 148,000 Rhode Islanders (and counting). Roughly half of the Saturday events are held at RIRRC’s Johnston location, and the remaining events are “mobile”, heading out into the community.  

In the summer of 2015, RIRRC used savings achieved by the implementation of the Paint Care program to add more services to the Eco-Depot.  New programs were introduced such as the residential sharps and lancets return and the “bRIght way to recycle fluorescents”– a continuation of the Clean Water Action program allowing citizens to drop of fluorescent bulbs at local hardware stores rather than wait for an Eco-Depot event. Joe also manages the Corporation’s responsibilities with regards to the state’s E-waste and Mattress EPR programs.

In addition to his Special Waste duties, Joe is one-half of the Corporation’s legislative team, providing support on bill writing, testifying, and lobbying. 

Joe is married to Jennifer and the father of 2 children.  He is currently in his second term on the Johnston School Committee, is Chair of the Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library and sits on various boards, commissions and social clubs.  He enjoys spending time with his family outdoors.
Jennifer Heaton-Jones, Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority, CT  
Jennifer Heaton-JonesJennifer Heaton-Jones is the Executive Director of the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA) a regional, governmental, waste management and recycling authority serving eleven municipalities in western Connecticut. Jennifer is a board member of the Connecticut Recyclers Coalition. She is also an active member and former chair of the Connecticut Product Stewardship Council.  
Mallory Anderson, Hennepin County Environment and Energy, MN  
Mallory AndersonMallory Anderson is commercial recycling and waste prevention specialist at Hennepin County in Minnesota and works on programs to support both businesses and residents who are ready to improve recycling, organics recycling, and prevent waste. Mallory is also the president of the Minnesota Product Stewardship Council and sits on the state product stewardship committee. Before working on waste, Mallory worked at a watershed district doing education and outreach. She holds a B.A. in environmental studies and a Master of Environmental Management and Policy from Lund University, Sweden.  
Noelle Bowman, Washtenaw County, MI  
Headshot and bio coming soon.  



Honorary Board Members


Walter Willis has been the Executive Director of the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County since 2007 and is responsible for overseeing the Agency's solid waste and resource management programs, and implementing the Lake County Solid Waste Management Plan.  Prior to joining SWALCO, Mr. Willis worked in the waste and recycling industry as a consultant for approximately 20 years developing solid waste management plans and assisting with solid waste facility development projects throughout the United States.  He began his environmental management career with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency back in 1987 after receiving his Masters in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University.



The following PSI Committees work closely with PSI staff on specific areas of importance:

Executive Committee

Makes decisions on PSI policies and other matters that are delegated from the full Board of Directors. The Executive Committee recommends a yearly budget to the Board for approval, and provides quick approvals when needed for grants, contracts, and other operational matters.

Finance Committee

Oversees PSI's finances. The Committee creates and reviews the Financial Management Policies and Procures, reviews and recommends PSI annual budgets to the Board for a vote, provides guidance about the organization's fundraising strategy, and monitors overhead and purchasing expenses. PSI publishes its audited financial statements online each year. The Fiscal Year 2018 Audited Financial Statements are the most current year available. 

Strategic Planning and Policy Committee

Reviews and provides input into the PSI strategic plan, which outlines the organization's overall goals, strategies, and direction. It also identifies priority products on which PSI should work, prioritizes PSI projects to optimize fundraising efforts, and identifies how PSI can best reach its varied audiences.

Forum Committee

Assists PSI Staff in planning the Annual Product Stewardship Forum. The Committee helps to identify topics and potential speakers, develop a publicity strategy, secure Forum sponsors, and research potential entertainment ideas.