Key Personnel: 

 

ANAMAR has a highly qualified, close-knit team of scientists and engineers with various areas of expertise.  This diversification of skills and knowledge is integral to our success and ensures that each project is approached from several perspectives.  It also allows us to provide our clients with a project-specific team of professionals that is especially suited for their particular needs.  Each scientist has experience in project design and management and has organized and supervised many field efforts.

Below is a short profile for each of our principals, project managers, and other key staff. 

Kathryn M. ThomasChief Executive Officer 

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 Mrs. Thomas joined the ANAMAR team after being a U.S. Naval Aviator and starting her own nonprofit organization.  During her time in the Navy, she worked with various governmental agencies, both foreign and domestic, leading personnel through operational and training exercises on a national and international scale.  As the founder of Yoga 4 Change, Kathryn has first-hand knowledge of implementing innovative ideas, creating processes and procedures to solve a problem, and ensuring that the organization maintains and follows a budget.  Kathryn’s experience in the military and her understanding of small business operations bring fresh ideas to the ANAMAR family.

Michelle E. Rau, M.S. – Chief Operating Officer/Project Manager

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 Ms. Rau has been with ANAMAR since 2002 and has worked in the field of environmental science since 1992.  She has a B.S. in Natural Resource Conservation and an M.S. in Soil and Water Science.  As the Chief Operations Officer at ANAMAR, Michelle acts as a client liaison, staff supervisor, and senior project manager.  She has extensive experience managing integrated project teams, planning and executing field survey logistics, and developing project deliverables.  Michelle has a strong educational and professional background in water quality, soil science, chemistry, and ecology.  She has 15 years of experience working for government agencies and private clients on navigation-related projects primarily associated with dredged material evaluation and management; regulatory compliance and permitting; oceanographic surveys; ODMDS monitoring, designation and expansion; and preparation of NEPA-related documents.  

Ross J. Thomas, M.A., MBA – Chief Financial Officer 

Ross Thomas

Mr. Thomas is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds master’s degrees in National Security Policy and Business Administration from Georgetown University and the University of Florida.  He is a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Navy where he was a Naval Officer and specialized in rotary wing aviation, risk management, and process improvement. Ross’s experience in the military and his understanding of business operations and finances provide operational efficiencies for the firm.

Nadia Lombardero, M.S.Founder

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Ms. Lombardero has extensive experience working with various government agencies and privately held companies and has managed a variety of large, complex environmental projects since 1991.  She has a B.S. in Chemistry from Texas A&M University and an M.S. in Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology from the University of Florida.  Her academic areas of expertise include sediment chemistry and toxicology, organic chemistry, QA/QC protocols, and analytical data interpretation.  From her business administration and business development experience as ANAMAR’s prior President, Nadia brings a deep understanding of small business operations, government contracting, project management, and customer care.  Since founding ANAMAR in 2000, she has specialized in managing navigation-related projects primarily associated with dredged material evaluations. 

Terence L. Cake, MBA, P.E. – Vice President

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Mr. Cake has been with ANAMAR since 2003 and has worked with federal, state, and local agencies and with private sector clients since 1992.  He has a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida and an MBA from Colorado State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Oregon.  Terry’s areas of specialization include navigation and dredged material management and evaluations, hydrology, surface water quality, water and wastewater treatment, coastal and estuarine ecology, geology, surveying, permitting and compliance, environmental engineering, and contract management. 

Jason C. Seitz, M.S. – Biologist & Project Manager

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Mr. Seitz has been a biological scientist since 1997 and has been a project manager with ANAMAR since 2009.  He has held positions with Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Museum of Natural History, nonprofit institutions, county government, and private consulting firms.  Jason holds degrees in Fisheries Technology, Aquatic Ecology, and an advanced degree in Soil and Water Science with an emphasis on interdisciplinary sciences.  His specialties include fish biology and ecology, bioaccumulation risk assessments using models, NEPA and ESA documentation, technical writing, and project management.  Jason has published biological research studies in regional and international science journals.  

Paul L. Berman, B.S. – QA Officer/Staff Scientist

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Mr. Berman has a degree in mathematics from the University of Florida.  He worked in an environmental laboratory as an analyst, project manager, and QA Officer from 1986 until 2008, when he joined the staff at ANAMAR.  Paul has worked primarily as ANAMAR’s QA Officer and contract laboratory coordinator, writing quality assurance plans and ensuring that all project data quality objectives (including physical, chemical, and toxicological testing) from the subcontractor laboratories are met.  He also reviews the final results from the laboratories to ensure the data meet regulatory requirements.  He has experience managing projects, performing ocean disposal modeling, and providing technical advice on sampling and analytical requirements. 

Constance M. Steen - Office/HR Manager and Safety Officer

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 Ms. Steen has worked in the environmental field most of her career and has been with ANAMAR since 2003.  Her knowledge of environmental terminology, species and chemical names, and English grammar enables her to edit our documents with a high degree of accuracy.  Connie specializes in client services; office management and administration; project assistance; document editing, formatting, and production; human resources; and safety.

 Megan J. Miller – Scientific Technician

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Ms. Miller joined ANAMAR in 2012.  Her knowledge of field preparation and field logistics enables her to efficiently mobilize and maintain sampling equipment as well as process and handle incoming samples.  Megan has strong data management and data presentation skills that allow her to proficiently transcribe field paperwork and laboratory data into easy-to-understand formats.  She assists with social media business development and takes on full management responsibilities of ANAMAR’s field supplies, vehicles, and vessels. 

 John Kearney – Controller 

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Mr. Kearney has been ANAMAR’s Controller since 2013.  He manages all accounting operations including financial reporting, budgets, contract billing, payroll, and insurance.  He has had a long career in accounting and financial management since acquiring his CPA certificate in 1976.  

Joseph B. Cake – GIS Specialist

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Mr. Cake has a degree in Network Services Technology and is proficient with a range of hardware and software including ArcGIS, database development, and ToxCalc.  As ANAMAR’s GIS analyst, Jody supports all the technical staff with their mapping needs and assists in managing electronic data, specialty reports, and a variety of IT issues.  Jody also has the distinction of being ANAMAR’s first employee, having joined the company in 2001.

 

 

 

is a biological scientist and project manager with nearly 20 years of professional experience and has held positions with Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Museum of Natural History, nonprofit institutions, county government, and private consulting firms. Mr. Seitz holds degrees in Fisheries Technology, Aquatic Ecology, and Soil and Water Science with an emphasis on interdisciplinary sciences.  His specialties include fish biology and ecology, bioaccumulation risk assessments using models, NEPA and ESA documentation, technical writing, and project management. Mr. Seitz has published biological research studies in regional and international science journals.

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