Professionals

Lisa Mahoney, President

Ms. Mahoney is the President and Owner of The Clark Group.  Over the past fifteen years, Ms. Mahoney has focused her career in environmental and natural resource regulations, policies and analyses.  Ms. Mahoney previously served as Chief of Environmental Programs for the Department of Homeland Security’s US-VISIT Program and as an agency representative to the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Early in her career, Ms. Mahoney worked for the Department of Justice as an environmental protection specialist. Ms. Mahoney lives in Montpelier, VT, where she is affiliated with several Vermont-based organizations such as the Vermont Environmental Consortium and the Natural Resources Committee of EnVision Montpelier.  She is a member of internationally-focused environmental organizations such as the International Association for Impact Assessment, and serves as Co-Chair of the Environmental Policy Committee for the National Association of Environmental Professionals. Ms. Mahoney earned a Juris Doctor and Master’s Degree in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School. Email Ms. Mahoney at: lisamahoney@clarkgroupllc.com

Holly Reuter, Associate

Ms. Reuter specializes in the development and implementation of environmental and natural resource compliance strategies, analyses, regulations, policies and procedures. In particular, Ms. Reuter has extensive experience in regulatory and policy implementation, including development of ancillary guidance, training, memoranda of understanding, white papers, and outreach and communication materials. Ms. Reuter’s practice has a strong foundation in NEPA, but also includes implementation of other environmental requirements including Section 7 of the ESA, Section 106 of the NHPA, CWA, CZMA, CBRA, RCRA, EO 12898, EO 11988 and EO 11990, and the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard. Ms. Reuter has served as Project Manager for clients such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and Federal Emergency Management Agency. Prior to joining The Clark Group, Ms. Reuter served as a law clerk to the Council on Environmental Quality. She has a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. Email Ms. Reuter at: hollyreuter@clarkgroupllc.com

Grace Vinson, Associate

Grace Vinson is a Associate located in Montpelier, Vermont. Prior to joining The Clark Group, Ms. Vinson worked for the Vermont Agency of Transportation on environmental policy and legislation, including the Comprehensive Energy Plan and the Water Quality Bill. She has experience in governmental affairs, policy development and environmental law. She has also worked for the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation in the energy efficiency market. Ms. Vinson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont. Email Ms. Vinson at: gracevinson@clarkgroupllc.com

owen Gray, Associate

Owen Gray is an Associate located in Montpelier, Vermont. Before joining The Clark Group, Mr. Gray worked with a focus on natural gas production for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as well as Chesapeake Energy. He has experience in regulatory affairs, business management, and data analysis. Mr. Gray holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Energy, Business, and Finance from The Pennsylvania State University. Email Mr. Gray at: owengray@clarkgroupllc.com

Senior Advisor

Ray Clark

Mr. Clark is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  His specialties include environmental analysis, military and environment and executive and legislative branch politics.  Mr. Clark is a former Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army and Associate Director at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.  He also served as Chief of the Environmental and Natural Resources Office at the U.S. Army Chemical and Military Police Schools, Fort McClellan, Alabama. Mr. Clark is the original founder of The Clark Group and is currently President at River Crossing Strategies, where he provides a wide range of services to clients, including Washington representation, strategic planning and policy development.

 

Affiliates

Debra Rogers

Ms. Rogers has over fifteen years experience in NEPA document review, preparation and project management. Ms. Rogers has worked with several clients including the Tulalip Tribes, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. VISIT program to provide expert NEPA advice.

Julie Bixby

Julie Bixby is an experienced environmental policy specialist and planner. She has fifteen years of experience in government organizations and as a consultant and has worked on a wide variety of environmental and sustainability projects. She has experience managing large and complex environmental initiatives including environmental assessments (both NEPA and state environmental assessments) for large-scale public infrastructure, transportation and energy projects. She has worked on environmental policy and planning initiatives addressing sustainability, smart growth, public access, resource management and environmental protection at the local, state and federal level. She has also applied her experience to government coordination efforts, organizational strategic planning and community outreach programs.

Gary Williams

Mr. Williams is a senior social scientist and NEPA expert at The Clark Group. Mr. William’s work with The Clark Group has included reviewing and providing advice on NEPA issues, team teaching continuing education courses at Duke University’s Environmental Leadership Program in the Nicholas School of Environment and Earth Sciences (Social and Economic Impact Assessment, Public Involvement and Environmental Management Under NEPA).

Ben Taube

Mr. Taube is an experienced leader in developing cleantech companies with extensive expertise in shaping environmental partnerships, policy and education. Ben served as the founding executive director of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA), an Atlanta nonprofit aimed at implementing energy efficiency across 11 Southeast states. He has held several key posts, including as the Environmental Manager for the City of Atlanta with the responsibilities of developing and enhancing environmental initiatives and policy for one of the largest cities in the U.S. He has worked as the Director of Government Affairs for EcoSMART Technologies and as Public Affairs Manager for the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, where he was responsible for planning, coordinating and communicating GREENGUARD’s activities, goals and priorities to a variety of audiences.

Tony Silvia

Mr. Silvia is an experienced environmental attorney and policy consultant with over ten years of experience in environmental practice.  He has worked on a wide variety of environmental and sustainability projects including environmental impact assessments for the government and private industry.  In addition, Tony is an experienced and well respected environmental law and policy instructor focusing on individualized advice regarding NEPA case law and litigation.

Sarah Truckle

Ms. Truckle is an environmental consultant for project support for environmental policy issues.  Sarah holds a Juris Doctor and Master’s Degree in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School.  Prior to working with The Clark Group, Sarah served as a Google Grant Fellow for the Center of Legal Innovation where she conducted research on the policies surrounding law and technology.  Prior to that, she worked as a Human Rights Fellow for the Center for Applied Human Rights focusing on Human Rights and The Environment.  She also has experience in criminal litigation.

eric vierra

Mr. Vierra has over 25 years of experience as a graphic artist and website designer/programmer.  His specialties include information architecture, user interface design, content management administration, ADA 508-compliance of web-based content, HTML and CSS programming, desktop publishing, and brand development.

Chip Cameron

Mr. Cameron's expertise in conflict management, community outreach and interest-based negotiation strategy were developed during his tenure as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Dispute Resolution Specialist under the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act and complemented by his tenure as the Assistant General Counsel at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He also served as the General Counsel's liaison and advisor on Tribal Law. He currently works on risk communication issues as a member of the Program Action Committee (PAC 7) on Risk Communication of the National Conference on Radiation Protection.

Lori VanBuggenum

Ms. VanBuggenum is a public health professional with over ten years of experience in program development, policy analysis and project management in university, nonprofit and for-profits settings. She has worked on environmental and sustainability projects at the nexus of agriculture and environmental sustainability including the development of metrics to measure the environmental, social and economic impact of the U.S. Dairy industry across the supply chain and relationship building among environmental and agricultural groups to advance public policy and produce environmental and public health benefits through business and program performance.