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Meet our Employees

Courtney Reich, AICP, CFM is an owner and principal planner of Ecological Planning Group. She has spent the last ten years working with local governments to develop effective programs to address State and Federal land use and natural resources regulatory requirements. Courtney has authored stormwater management plans for Phase I and Phase II MS4 communities, assisted local governments with implementation of stormwater user fees and fire protection fees, and developed a variety of comprehensive and future land use plans. Courtney has successfully managed projects for over 40 local government clients in Georgia.

Courtney currently serves as a Board Member for the Chatham County Board of Health and is the Georgia coordinator for the Tri-State Watershed Symposium co-sponsored by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP). Courtney has a BS in Geology from Tufts University and an MS in Marine Science from the National University of Ireland in Galway. Courtney received her American Institute of Certified Planning (AICP) certification in 2006. She is a previous employee of the Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission and Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.

Ed DiTommaso, AICP, GISP is an owner and principal planner at Ecological Planning Group. He brings proficiency in planning and GIS through his professional experience working with public sector clients since 2004. Ed has a wide range of planning experience that includes the management and development of comprehensive plans, solid waste management plans, land use and future land use plans, and trail plans for clients throughout the State of Georgia. Outside of planning, much of Ed's work involves the spatial and analytical application of GIS. Applying these skills to specific projects has allowed Ed to offer our clients a wide variety of GIS related services. These services include data development, database management, implementation of stormwater utilities, fire protection fees, field infrastructure mapping, routing, redistricting, etc. Additionally, Ed provides a "staff-level" GIS solution to many of our clients and continues to expand our services as GIS technology evolves.

Ed earned a BS in Environmental Science from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a Master's of Urban Planning (MUP) from the University of Buffalo. Ed is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Previous employment includes New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG), Savannah Area GIS (SAGIS), the Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission, and the City of Savannah. Ed's experience in both the public sector and private sector allows him to successfully engage in a variety of different projects.

Christina Dolan is an Environmental Specialist at Ecological Planning Group. She has been in the environmental field for over 10 years and has worked in both the public and private sector. Christina is a certified MS4 Compliance & Enforcement Certified Inspector and assists local governments with implementation of various stormwater related programs, including industrial and commercial site inspections and preparation of stormwater pollution prevention plans. She also assists local governments with greenways and green space planning.

Christina has a BS in Environmental Science from Allegheny College and a marine biology concentration from Duke University Marine Laboratory. She is a previous employee of the Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission and Environmental Strategies Corporation.

Jessica Mnieckowski, GISP currently serves as an Environmental Specialist / GIS Analyst at Ecological Planning Group. She has worked in the field of environmental science and GIS for over 10 years. Jessica manages the water quality projects for EPG. She also helps develop databases for various GIS projects, including stormwater utilities, field infrastructure mapping, stormwater management plans, and watershed protection plans.

Jessica has a BS in Geology and minor in Geographic Information Systems from Georgia Southern University. Jessica has experience in the public and private sector through her work with local environmental engineering firms. She also has spent time in the nonprofit realm, working and volunteering with local Riverkeepers and the Savannah Tree Foundation.

Robert Brown, Ph.D., P.E. is a Water Resources Engineer at Ecological Planning Group. He has a decade of experience monitoring, evaluating, researching, modeling, and designing low impact development (LID) and green infrastructure stormwater management practices. Through these experiences he has a strong foundation for how these practices function and how to design and implement successful projects. Rob has monitored and evaluated more than 50 stormwater management practices. He has authored 22 technical research papers on the performance of LID/green infrastructure practices, design features, and the effects of construction and maintenance activities. His research has directly impacted bioretention and LID design guidance nationwide.

Rob is a licensed Professional Engineer, in Civil Engineering (Water Resources and Environmental focus). Prior to his time with EPG, Rob completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development, where he collaborated with and provided technical guidance to engineers, municipalities, and other researchers to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate performance of green infrastructure stormwater management practices. Rob also worked for the N.C. State University Stormwater Engineering Group, while earning a Master's and Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural and Biological Engineering.