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Massachusetts Commissioners

Martin Suuberg
NEIWPCC Executive Committee Member
In January 2015, Martin Suuberg was named commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). Prior to his appointment, Suuberg served as undersecretary for environmental affairs in the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). He previously held the MassDEP positions of deputy commissioner for policy and planning, and regional director for the Central Region. Suuberg has also served as general counsel to MassDEP and EEA as well as to the former Department of Environmental Management, where he also served as deputy commissioner. Before moving to Massachusetts, Suuberg was deputy solicitor at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Douglas Fine
Representative of Martin Suuberg at NEIWPCC Executive Committee and Commission Meetings
As MassDEP’s assistant commissioner for water resources, Douglas Fine manages the agency’s work on point and nonpoint sources of pollution, public drinking water supplies, and public waterfront access and oversees administration of revolving loan programs. Fine has been with the agency since 1989, serving in a range of policy-development and operations-management roles. From 2004 to 2015 he was assistant commissioner for planning and evaluation. Fine received an M.P.A. from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Antioch College.

Monica Bharel
In February 2015, Dr. Monica Bharel assumed the post of commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). Before joining DPH, Dr. Bharel served as chief medical officer at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. She has practiced internal medicine for 20 years and has served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital and at Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center. In addition to her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Bharel holds an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Mike Celona
Representative of Monica Bharel at NEIWPCC Commission Meetings
Since joining Massachusetts DPH in 1999, Michael Celona has served as chief of the Water Toxics Unit in the Bureau of Environmental Health’s Environmental Toxicology Program and as acting project coordinator for the ETP Harmful Algae Bloom Project. He coordinates ETP water-related activities involving bathing beaches, freshwater algae blooms, drinking water, and freshwater fish advisories. Celona is a Massachusetts registered sanitarian and holds an M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University and a B.A. in Environmental Science from Wheaton College.

Paul Hogan
As senior water resources, regulatory, and compliance specialist at Woodard & Curran, Paul Hogan helps clients throughout New England address regulatory issues related to stormwater, wastewater, and water quality. Previously, Hogan worked at MassDEP for 37 years, focusing on water pollution control and Clean Water Act issues. He was the section chief for the Surface Water Discharge Permit Program and deputy regional director of MassDEP’s central regional office, overseeing the drinking water, wetland protection, and wastewater programs. In 2010, he received a coveted EPA Lifetime Achievement Award. He holds an M.S. in Environmental Engineering and an M.P.A. from Northeastern University as well as a B.A. in History from Tufts University.

John Sullivan
For more than three decades, John Sullivan has worked for the Boston Water and Sewer Commission and has served as its chief engineer since 1990. He started his civil engineering career at the Boston Public Works Department, and over the years has held many prominent positions such as director of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and commissioner of the Boston Conservation Commission. Among his many distinctions, Sullivan was awarded the Ralph W. Horne Award from the Boston Society of Civil Engineers in 2012. He is a certified professional engineer and holds several degrees: an M.B.A. from Northeastern University, an M.S. in Emergency Management from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

F. Adam Yanulis
Adam Yanulis has more than 28 years of experience providing leadership to the public sector engineering community in New England. He currently serves as vice president at Tighe & Bond, an engineering firm. Previously, he served as a vice president at CDM Smith, where he was responsible for the sales and marketing of municipal services in New England. During his career, Yanulis has also worked for the engineering, science, and operations firm Woodard & Curran. He is active with many organizations including the American Water Works Association; in 2013, he was elected to a three-year term on AWWA’s board of directors. Yanulis received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire.