Travis Kline is a Senior Principal Toxicologist with Geosyntec Consultants in Washington, DC. He has more than 25 years of experience specializing in chemical and radiological human health risk assessment and applied toxicology. His project experience includes hundreds of RCRA and CERCLA Corrective Action sites, encompassing DOD, DOE, and private industrial facilities. Travis has broad experience in litigation support, negotiating risk-based allocation strategies at large, multi-PRP superfund sites and is actively engaged in emerging contaminant issues, such as the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), at production and large-scale application facilities throughout the country.
Travis also supports consumer product safety assessments, assisting commercial clients with public health challenges in the marketplace. His recent work with Eastman Chemical Company on plasticizers was nominated for a Presidential Green Chemistry Award.
Travis is a programs vice chair on the SEER Science and Technology Committee. As a speaker at ABA SEER conferences, he has been on CLE panels that covered cost allocation, exposure assessment, and risk assessment. He enjoys speaking at ABA events because they give him an opportunity to let him step away from toxicological minutia to discuss relevancy and impact on everyday life. Travis holds a master’s degree in environmental toxicology from Duke University; he enjoys fly-fishing and watching his sons at ski races.
Keturah Brown is an associate at Van Ness Feldman LLP where she assists clients in a variety of federal regulatory matters, including compliance with energy and environmental laws. Her focus includes environmental mobile source internal investigations, environmental litigation and transactional matters involving CERCLA and RCRA, hazardous chemical transportation, and pipeline certification matters before the FERC. Keturah's pro bono work includes serving as Guardian ad Litem in highly contentious custody disputes through the Children's Law Center and representing at-risk District of Columbia residents through the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.
Keturah currently serves as Communications Vice Chair of the Air Quality Committee and Membership Vice Chair of the Oil and Gas Committee. Keturah's active involvement within ABA SEER has provided her with an unparalleled opportunity to connect with various environmental and energy law professionals and to deepen her knowledge within the energy and environmental space.
Keturah holds a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and an M.P.A. from the Florida State University.
Isabelle Blouin is a counsel with Dentons Canada LLP`s Environment and Climate Change practice group in the firm`s Montreal office. Her practice focuses on environmental counselling in view of achieving sustainable outcomes for a wide range of sectors. She advises on regulatory and transactional matters, including environmental compliance and due diligence, climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental assessment processes and permitting, wetlands and biodiversity, contaminated lands, and environmental disclosure.
She is currently completing an LL.M. at Vermont Law School (VLS) in international environmental & climate change law. Isabelle recently participated to COP24 (UNFCCC) in Poland, where she covered climate change adaptation issues for VLS’s delegation in partnership with Myanmar for a capacity-building project. She also completed a fellowship at a public interest law firm in Washington DC, where she was called upon to analyze issues related to the impacts of trade and investments on the environment.
Isabelle is an articles vice chair on the SEER International Environmental and Resources Law Committee. She says that ABA SEER has provided her with a great network of colleagues and increased her knowledge of the law. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, running, traveling, and spending time with family and friends over a good meal.
John Echohawk is a citizen of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and serves as the Executive Director of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. John was one of the co-founders of the Native American Rights Fund in 1970 and has been the Executive Director continuously since 1977. “During that time, we have been involved in most of the major Indian rights litigation across the country which has fueled the modern-day tribal sovereignty movement. One of the most important issues that we have been involved in has been the quantification of the senior tribal reserved water rights for tribes in the arid west where water is scarce,” John said. He was involved in planning the annual SEER Water Law Conference for many years and now serves as At Large Vice Chair of the SEER Public Land and Resources Committee. John received the SEER Dedication to Diversity and Justice Award in 2018.
Theresa Romanosky is a senior associate with Vinson & Elkins’ Environmental & Natural Resources practice group in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Her principal area of practice is environmental litigation and regulation, with an emphasis on environmental enforcement defense, citizen suit defense, permitting of and defending challenges to infrastructure and energy development projects, and regulatory compliance. Theresa is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Pittsburgh. Since starting her career, Theresa has been actively involved with SEER in a variety of roles, including her participation in the Leadership Development Program during the 2018-2019 ABA year. She currently serves as Vice Chair of Membership on the Energy Infrastructure, Siting, and Reliability Committee. Being an active part of SEER has provided Theresa with an opportunity to expand her professional network and to work closely with a wide variety of talented attorneys. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, cooking, and attempting to tame her garden.
Prianka Sharma is an Assistant Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. She oversees agency compliance and assesses the impact of agriculture, energy, and natural resource regulations on small businesses nationwide. Prianka works closely with relevant U.S. agencies and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget to ensure that the voice of small business is heard within the regulatory process. Prianka serves as a Communications Vice Chair on ABA SEER’s Endangered Species Committee. As Vice Chair, she disseminates a Committee bulletin with interesting news, events, and jobs. In addition to her involvement with SEER, she also serves as a Co-Chair of the Women in Government Relations taskforce on Energy, Environment, and Agriculture, and sits on the Board of Directors, and Co-Chairs the Communications Committee for the Washington Council of Lawyers. Prior to joining the Office of Advocacy, Prianka served as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and as a Litigation Law Fellow for the D.C. Volunteer Lawyer’s Project. Prianka is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and The American University Washington College of Law. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and running including with the #SEERRunClub.
Stacey Halliday is a principal at Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., in the firm’s environmental regulatory practice group in Washington DC. Stacey counsels her clients on many matters, including: product stewardship and environmental regulatory compliance; corporate environmental governance; criminal environmental investigations, enforcement and monitorships; and corporate social responsibility, environmental justice, and sustainability. Before joining B&D, Stacey served as Special Counsel in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of General Counsel for the final two years of the Obama Administration. Stacey has been actively involved with ABA SEER in a host of roles, including her current positions as Co-Chair of the SEER Membership Diversity Enhancement Program and as vice chair of the Special Committee on Environmental Justice. From law school to partnership, Stacey has enjoyed and valued her ABA SEER network for the support, resources, and expansive expertise that it provides. Stacey and her family are now off to Bangkok for her husband’s two-year military assignment and she looks forward to remaining actively involved with ABA SEER as she begins this new adventure.
Meaghan Colligan is an associate with Holland & Knight’s Public Policy & Regulation Group and is a member of the Environmental Practice team. She focuses her practice on environmental litigation and regulatory compliance with state and federal environmental laws. Meaghan further assists clients with environmental due diligence on real estate transactions and participating with brownfield cleanup programs. She has been a vice chair on the SEER Environmental Transactions and Brownfields (ETAB) Committee for five years and participated in SEER’s Leadership Development Program from 2017 – 2018. Being involved with SEER has provided Meaghan with a wonderful network of colleagues and increased her knowledge of the law. In her spare time, Meaghan loves to hike, take photographs, and cook.
Ronnie Gosselin is a senior associate with Alston & Bird's Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Team. She co-chaired ABA SEER’s Key Environmental Issues in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 Conference, which took place in June 2019. She focuses her practice on environmental and toxic tort litigation, as well as on regulatory compliance with state and federal environmental laws. Ronnie further assists clients with the handling and transport of hazardous materials, environmental due diligence on real estate transactions, and overseeing the legal work of local counsel on large, multijurisdictional projects. Before joining Alston & Bird, Ronnie clerked for the Honorable Judge Anne E. Thompson of the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard Law. In her spare time between conferences this year, Ronnie will be training for #SEERRunClub in advance of the Fall Conference and hanging out with SEER colleagues new and old.
Aaron Levine is a Colorado licensed attorney and recently finished serving in his second year as Co-Chair of SEER Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources (RADER) Committee, where he previously served as a vice chair. Aaron leads RADER initiatives focused on the legal issues surrounding renewable energy, electric storage, and electric vehicle integration and regulation. In addition, Aaron is co-authoring an ABA publication on distributed generation and spoke on this topic at the 48th Spring Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Aaron serves as the Senior Legal and Regulatory Analyst in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Strategic Energy Analysis Center (SEAC). Generally, he focuses on legal and regulatory issues related to hydropower, geothermal, solar, wind, transmission, alternative fuels, and automated vehicles. Mr. Levine has a particular interest in energy facility siting and transmission regulations. He holds an LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy (Specialization in Energy Law and Policy) from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a J.D. with an Environmental and Natural Resources Law Certificate from the University of Kansas School of Law.
Tracy’s practice focuses on compliance with federal and state environmental laws. She represents industrial corporations, non-profit entities and individual clients in both federal and state courts throughout Washington. Ms. Williams is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and the University of Colorado School of Law. Within ABA SEER, she is involved as a mentor in the Leadership Development Program and serves as Membership Vice Chair of the Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee. In addition, Tracy has coordinated planning efforts for over a dozen SEER happy hours in cities across the U.S.