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EWB Portland Team


Jim Jim Calnon
Galvin Clancy – Engineers Without Borders
Travis Travis Hultin, P.E. is a Civil Engineer with 13 years of experience in municipal infrastructure engineering and management including water, transportation, storm water, sanitary sewer, project management, right-of-way management and public administration.  As a long time city engineer, he has a particular appreciation for the stark contrast between the management of public infrastructure in Les Anglais and cities in the US.  He has been a member of the Les Anglais, Haiti team since its beginning in early 2008 and has traveled to Haiti on both of the team’s two trips.  As the designated Tech Lead, Travis has made the team’s technical presentations to the EWB Technical Advisory Committee and collaborated with other team members in preparing and executing implementation plans. 
Heidi Heidi Kriz, MPH, is a registered dietitian and has worked in many different settings including in-patient and out-patient care, and non-profit community clinics. This work is predominantly with individuals living with HIV/AIDS conducting nutritional and treatment adherence counseling to HIV medications. Heidi worked for the largest HIV/AIDS health provider in South Florida and had the opportunity to work with immigrants from around the world including the Haitian community. Heidi volunteered for various short duration projects in Southeast Asia and has a passion for international health that will be a great benefit to the Les Anglais community.
 Aimee Aimee Lavarnway, P.E., R.G. has been actively involved with EWB and this project since early 2008.  Her first trip to Haiti was in June 2009, but she plans to continue to return as often as possible.  She has degrees in Civil Engineering and Geology and works in the geotechnical engineering group at Shannon & Wilson.
 Robert Robert Léger, P.E., is a Civil Engineer with a background in surveying and private site development.  Most of his professional civil engineering experience has been site grading, utilities, and stormwater quality and detention/retention for large industrial/commercial sites. Robert jumped on board the Les Anglais, Haiti sanitation team in 2010, and is very motivated to help bring simple, sustainable, and safe latrine designs to the people of Les Anglais.  For the Fall 2010 trip, he has been drafted to help the water team, and is very excited about the new chlorinator installation.
Kay Kay Mattson, MSW, MPH has worked in human services, housing and health for 20 years. Her travels to Ecuador to white water kayak in 1999 led her to a career change towards international health and development. She received her MPH in International Health focusing on water and sanitation and epidemiology of water related infectious diseases. Her wat-san projects have included internships with Mercy Corps in their headquarters office and in the slums of Jakarta, Indonesia and as health advisor to the OSU EWB Student Chapter drinking project in El Salvador. Kay serves as the health team lead for the Haiti project. Until she can work fulltime in international health she works for OHSU’s Center for Evidence-based Policy as a Program Administrator.
  Jennifer McClure, P.E. – Engineers Without Borders
Lisa Peffer has over 12 years experience in community building, environmental education and natural hazard mitigation planning. She earned her bachelor's degree in geography from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and studied international development and community-based disaster recovery in SE Asia and the US through Ball State University. She is currently a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning candidate at Portland State University. Lisa is the public outreach lead for the Engineers Without Borders-USA Les Anglais, Haiti sanitation project.
Kim Kim Slack, P.E. has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Montana State Univeristy with a minor in Spanish. Professionally, she has 3 years of experience in stormwater and wastewater treatment. Her involvement with Engineers Without Borders began in 2003 as a founding member of the Montana State University EWB chapter. She traveled to Khwisero, Kenya in 2006 as project leader for the chapter’s first implementation trip. Her international travel experience includes Ecuador, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Mexico, Europe, Kenya, Tanzania, and Haiti, of course! Kim served as president of the EWB-Portland Professional chapter in 2007/2008. She continues to be involved with the Montana State chapter's Kenya project and has served on the Haiti project team since 2008. Kim currently works as a project engineer at Kennedy/Jenks Consultants.
  Cory Vodden – Engineers Without Borders
Grace Grace Weatherford, P.E. – Engineers Without Borders


Project Alumni

Steve Steve Blaine, P.E. is an electrical engineer specializing in factory automation. It turns out that this was perhaps not the most useful skill in Les Anglais, Haiti, where electricity is very scarce and the biggest problem is broken pipes.
Steve has worked on large engineering projects in many countries, but found that gluing pipe together in Haiti may be the most satisfying.

Matt Hewitt – Engineers Without Borders

Dave Dave Kelly
Dick Dick Raub is a retired Research Scientist from Northwestern University.  Holds degrees in economics and transportation engineering.  Research specialized in traffic operations including planning and safety.  Prior experience included Illinois State Police, Trans World Airlines, and Cornell Aeronautical Laboratories.  In Portland, also active in the Oregon Institute of Transportation Engineers and OMSI.  Currently serves and has served on a number of National Academy of Science research panels and Transportation Research Board committees.
  Jason Krumsick– Engineers Without Borders
Carolyn Carolyn Shapiro, P.E. is a mechanical engineer with 25 years of professional engineering experience covering design, field engineering, environmental consulting, product and technology development, and project management.  Carolyn has traveled solo around the world on her bicycle, which was good preparation for navigating Haitian highways.  Carolyn served as the Les Anglais project lead from its inception in 2008 until January 2011.
Cheryl Cheryl Weyant has a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Illinois. She joined a student EWB chapter in while in college and worked on water and sanitation projects in Nigeria and Kenya. She has done various volunteer work in Mexico, Guatemala, and Ecuador and is currently working as a GIS coordinator for a local environmental non-profit. She has been a member of the Haiti team since January 2009 but has not yet traveled to Haiti.