EPM Key Personnel
New York City Environmental Consulting firm - NYS certified woman owned business enterprise (WBE) and a Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE)
a. Stacey gogos
President and Senior Environmental Engineer
Stacey Gogos founded EPM in 1988 and has presided over its steady growth becoming one of the top women owned firms on Long Island. With her extensive background in a wide range of environmental projects, including soils and groundwater investigations and assessments, UST management, asbestos investigations/remedial design, environmental audits of industrial facilities, and hazardous materials/ waste investigations and remediation, she is responsible for and directs various term contracts.
Her most notable projects include overseeing the subsurface investigations for the NYCEDC Willets Point Redevelopment District, managing continuous NYSDOT term contracts for Regions 8, 10, 11 for asbestos assessment and remediation services for the last 30 years and overseeing the environmental investigations pertaining to the Kosciuszko Bridge Reconstruction Project.
Ms. Gogos formerly served as an environmental engineer with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II, where she conducted compliance evaluation audits and designed sampling and analysis investigations. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University.
Vice President and Senior Environmental Scientist
Aphrodite Socrates has served as Vice President since 1991 and has worked closely with Ms. Gogos to provide a comprehensive approach to environmental solutions by hiring knowledgeable people and providing continuous training to maintain current certifications. Ms. Socrates has over 30 years of experience in the environmental consulting field. She has participated in and managed a variety of environmental projects, including but not limited to, asbestos and lead based paint assessments, remediation design, mold investigations, Phase I and II environmental investigations, environmental compliance audits, and regulatory permitting.
She currently manages numerous contracts for MTA and all its subsidiaries, NYCDOT, NYSDOT, DASNY, the Port Authority of NY/NJ, and private clients. Key projects under her direction include multiple DASNY term contracts providing environmental services as an On-Call or As-Needed basis throughout the New York City Region, NYU Medical Center On-call environmental services completing nearly 1000 task orders to date at various locations throughout the metropolitan area, and managing the hazardous material remediation oversight services for the US Mission to the United Nations for the U.S. General Services Administration.
Ms. Socrates holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from City University of New York.
a. tom gogos
Senior Environmental Scientist
Tom Gogos has over 30 years of experience in environmental investigations, construction inspection and management. He is responsible for projects involving lead removal/disturbance, underground storage tank management, soil and groundwater investigations, asbestos investigations and project monitoring, environmental audits of commercial and industrial properties, and hazardous materials/waste investigations.
Currently, he is the project manager for numerous hazardous materials contracts for agencies including NYCT, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, NYCDOT, DASNY and FIT. Most notably, Mr. Gogos was the senior project manager for the design and construction inspection services of the phased remediation at the International Arrivals Building at John F. Kennedy Airport, which was part of a 1.3 billion dollar redevelopment project and he has managed numerous Indefinite Quantity contracts both as a prime and as a sub-consultant with NYCT Office of System Safety and the Environmental Engineering Department for the past 15 years.
Mr. Gogos holds a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Technology from New York Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Columbia University.
Richard hart, CHMM
Senior Environmental Scientist
Over the last 25 years, Richard Hart has completed numerous hazardous material investigations and remediation designs for various Federal, State, and Municipal Agencies, with emphasis on infrastructure redevelopment, including highways, bridges, bus, and rail. He has extensive experience conducting Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments/Investigations, Subsurface Remedial Investigations, and Remedial Actions and is adept at recognizing contractor management issues; regulatory agency negotiations; community and work protection protocols; hazardous material handling and disposal protocols; and preparation of design specifications, plans, and cost estimates for handling and disposing of contaminated soil, petroleum storage tanks, groundwater and marine sediment.
His most recent notable projects as project manager include site subsurface investigations at the NYCDEP Willets Point Development District, hazardous material investigations for NYSDOT Kosciuszko Bridge Project, and Lead Hydrogeologist and project manager for Metro-North Railroad East Side Access – High Bridge Yard Development project soil and groundwater remediation activities.
Mr. Hart holds a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Pollution Control and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Resource Management both from Penn State University.
Senior Environmental Scientist
Frank Shkoditch has over 30 years of experience conducting asbestos and lead environmental investigations, providing abatement design specifications and cost estimates, and performing project/air management and monitoring oversight on hundreds of projects for various public agencies. He has been responsible for the investigation, supervision, and management of planned and emergency projects in both the private and public sectors, and the formulation-implementation of Operations and Maintenance/Asbestos Emergency Tracking Programs.
His project experience includes project manager at the International Arrivals Building at JFK Airport during the abatement of asbestos and lead paint prior to the phased demolition of the existing 2,000,000 square foot facility; Project Investigator and Project Designer for the rehabilitation of the tunnel walls, roadway, drainage, ceiling and fire line at the Hugh L. Carey/Brooklyn Battery Tunnel from the environmental issues derived from the World Trade Center building collapse. Currently he is compiling a comprehensive facility wide inventory for the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel describing hazardous material, quantity, location, and abatement details.
Mr. Shkoditch holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. John’s University and a Master of Business Administration from Adelphi University.