Thank you to our 2024 Speakers

Fred Dolislager - Senior Environmental Risk Analyst Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Fred Dolislager has worked for both the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory since 1998 on the environmental restoration of the Oak Ridge Reservation. Fred began in an environmental laboratory performing TCLP and GC/MS analysis. He then transitioned into site-specific risk assessment and progressed into managing the calculation of environmental screening levels for Superfund. His exposure assessment models have also been adapted to support the assessment of residual chemical warfare agents on surfaces and the radiation risk from sources inside and outside buildings. Most of the screening levels are also provided on the internet in an interactive system that allows users to change toxicity and physical property input parameters and calculate site-specific screening levels or cleanup levels. Notable projects are: The Risk Assessment Information System (RAIS), Regional Screening Levels for Chemical Contaminants at Superfund Sites (RSLs), Vapor Intrusion Screening Level (VISL) Calculator, Preliminary Remediation Goals for Radionuclides for Superfund (PRGs), and Radon Vapor Intrusion Screening Levels (RVISLs).

Jennifer Borski - Vapor Intrusion Team Leader,  Hydrogeologist  WDNR

Jennifer Borski transitioned to the Vapor Intrusion Team Leader position with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) in June 2019.  She is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and leads the state’s Drycleaner and Vapor Intrusion Team (DVIT) within the Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program. The team works to identify policy issues, develop guidance and provide training regarding the vapor intrusion pathway and state’s Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Program. Jennifer also serves as the WDNR’s liaison with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services related  to vapor intrusion issues. Prior to June 2019, Jennifer served WDNR for 20 years as a Hydrogeologist in the RR Program regulating the investigation, remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties in east-central Wisconsin, including discharges from dry cleaners, paper mills, metal plating facilities and other historical industrial and commercial operations.  She continues to serve as DNR Project Manager for a handful of these sites. Jennifer contributed to ITRC as a team member on the Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Training Team and instructor for the internet-based training.  Jennifer graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree for Geology and Mathematics.

Ryan Elliott - Partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP

Ryan Elliott is a partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP and a member of the firm’s Energy and Environmental Group. He counsels clients in all aspects of environmental law, including administrative appeals, litigation, transactional, and federal and state air, water and waste regulatory compliance and permitting matters. Ryan uses a deep understanding of environmental statutes and regulations to provide advice to clients that helps identify environmental risks and minimize liability.

A large part of Ryan’s practice involves advising clients in the investigation and remediation of impacted sites under various regulatory programs, including addressing complex vapor intrusion challenges. Ryan’s experience in this regard includes serving as counsel for RCRA corrective action and CERCLA cleanup sites, negotiating cleanups with state and federal environmental agencies on behalf of property owners and responsible parties in civil and administrative proceedings, and advising developers, sellers, and lenders in transactions involving brownfield sites. Ryan is resolute in his effort to keep abreast of the constantly evolving environmental regulatory scene, and he has presented at several local and national conferences on various aspects of environmental law including vapor intrusion risks, investigations, and remedial strategies.