Gina Ferreira, USEPA Region 2
Gina Ferreira works out of the NYC office of USEPA Region 2 serving as the sole human health and ecological risk assessor for all the programs within the Land, Chemical, and Redevelopment Divison including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). She has previously worked as a risk assessor and Site Assessment Manager in the Superfund Division. Her Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology was earned at City University of New York Queens College and her Masters of Science degree was earned at Long Island University C.W. Post Campus.
Some high profile sites that she has worked on in the HDC-SETAC area include Chemours (former DuPont) Pompton Lakes Works, Chemours (former DuPont) Chambers Works, Exxon Bayway Refinery, Picatinny Arsenal, Hackensack Meadowlands, and Hudson River PCBs.
For HDC-SETAC, Gina began as a Board Member in 2007, acted as Vice President in 2009 and subsequently served as President and Past President, and started as the Secretary in 2012. An example of an overlap of her EPA work and SETAC occurred in 2016 when a paper that she co-authored titled Ecosystem Services as Assessment Endpoints for Ecological Risk Assessment as part of a HQ Risk Assessment Forum’s ORD Technical Panel was published in the SETAC journal “Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management.” The article provides risk assessors and remedial managers a method to present further justification for taking actions to protect environmental resources based on benefits to humans.