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Massachusetts Commissioners

Martin Suuberg
NEIWPCC Executive Committee Member
Martin Suuberg was named commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) in January 2015. 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.

Kathleen Baskin
Representative of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner at NEIWPCC Meetings of the Executive Committee and Commissioners
Kathleen Baskin is assistant commissioner for the Bureau of Water Resources.  She has dedicated her career to water resource protection, and has an impressive record of success in the public, private and non-profit sectors.  Baskin previously worked as director of water policy for the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, where she served for 11 years until 2016.  She has worked on water resource issues as an advocate, for Charles River Watershed Association and as a consultant, most recently for Weston & Sampson.  Her public service also includes past membership on her local conservation commission. Baskin has her bachelor’s, and a master’s in environmental engineering from Tufts University. In addition, she holds a master’s in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Margret R. Cooke
Margret CookeMargret Cooke was appointed to the position of commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH) in February 2022. Prior to her appointment as commissioner, Cooke served as the acting commissioner and deputy commissioner for the department, as well as general counsel for almost six years. Previously, Cooke served as deputy bureau chief in the Public Protection and Advocacy Bureau in the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General. She holds a doctorate in law from Northeastern University School of Law, and a bachelor’s from Mount Holyoke College.

Jan Sullivan
Representative of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner at NEIWPCC Meetings of the Commissioners
Jan Sullivan is the acting director of the Bureau of Environmental Health at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, overseeing program areas that include toxicology, epidemiology, indoor air quality, childhood lead poisoning prevention, radiation and food protection, and community sanitation. Sullivan has more than 30 years of experience in the environmental health field, previously working in the private sector for 10 years at an environmental consulting firm, where she managed a department that conducted human health and environmental risk assessments. She holds a master’s in environmental health management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

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 a master’s in environmental engineering and a master’s in public administration from Northeastern University as well as a bachelor’s in history from Tufts University.

John Sullivan
For more than five 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: a master’s in business administration from Northeastern University, a master’s in emergency management from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and a bachelor’s in civil engineering from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

F. Adam Yanulis
Adam Yanulis has more than 30 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 bachelor’s in political science from the University of New Hampshire.