Colleen is a highly experienced environmental professional who applies her technical and leadership skills across multiple industries and disciplines.

Key Expertise:

  • Geochemistry
  • Natural Attenuation
  • Complex Sites
  • Sediment

Colleen is a key member of our growing Mid-Atlantic practice.  She has over 30 years of experience managing environmental issues in the petro-chemical, oil & gas, energy, utility, aerospace, and manufacturing sectors. Colleen has regulatory expertise with RCRA, CERCLA, Brownfields, and State Voluntary programs; her technical strengths are in emerging contaminants, hydrogeology, geochemistry, and geology.

Colleen has also distinguished herself through her strategic approach to challenges, strong relationships with clients, and inspiration leadership of teams.

Colleen has undergraduate degrees in English and environmental science and resource management from Lehigh University. Also from Lehigh, she earned a master’s degree in geochemistry. Colleen is active in the professional community, serving as a member of the PADEP Cleanup Standards Scientific Advisory Board and the PADEP Brownfield Conference Planning Committee.  She is also involved with the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council and the Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists.

Colleen joined Sanborn Head because she was impressed with the firm’s technical expertise and commitment to clients, as well as the culture of collaboration, responsiveness, learning and engagement.  Outside of work, Colleen keeps busy with her family of four, plus their two dogs. Colleen’s interests include working with children who have learning differences and developmental challenges.  She loves spending time at the beach with her family and friends.

Colleen is a Professional Geologist in Pennsylvania.