Cindy Brooks manages and directs all aspects of the East Helena Site cleanup and redevelopment for the Montana Environmental Custodial Trust. She is also the President and Founder of the Greenfield Environmental Trust Group, Inc., a nationally recognized leader and pioneer in hazardous waste site cleanup, redevelopment and long-term stewardship. For 30 years, Cindy has led Greenfield’s court appointments as trustee for a number of ground-breaking, environmental response and custodial trusts including: Custodial Trustee for the Industri-plex Federal Superfund Site (Woburn, MA); Third-Party Trustee for the Production Plated Plastics RCRA Site (Richland, MI); Trustee for the Montana Environmental Custodial Trust (ASARCO Bankruptcy Settlement, MT); and Trustee for the Multistate Environmental Response Trust (Tronox Bankruptcy Settlement, Multiple Sites). Cindy graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Duke University. She also earned her Master of Business Administration with honors from the Harvard Business School.
Lauri Gorton is the Director of Environmental Programs for the East Helena Site, with responsibility for all environmental programs and projects under EPA’s RCRA Corrective Action Program. Her responsibilities include management and oversight of the Custodial Trust consultants and contractors involved in the design, permitting, technical studies and implementation of Interim Measures underway at the former ASARCO smelter. She also oversees the development of key RCRA studies and reports, including the Interim Measures Work Plans, Corrective Measures Studies, Risk Assessments and Site Characterization activities. Prior to joining in 2013 the Greenfield Environmental Trust Group, Inc., whose subsidiary serves as the Montana Environmental Custodial Trustee, Lauri spent more than 30 years leading complex, hazardous waste site remediation, redevelopment, regulatory strategy and public outreach initiatives as Senior Program Director and Regulatory Strategist with CH2M Hill. She is widely recognized as a national expert in federal hazardous waste laws, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Liability and Compensation Act (CERLCA). Lauri earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Wisconsin and Washington.
As Manager of Financial Affairs, Jen Roberts is responsible for all financial plans, budgets, reports, compliance and stewardship activities for the East Helena project. She oversees the technical, financial and reporting activities performed by the Custodial Trust’s Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). Jen also manages the operations and administration of the East Helena offices and manages the Information Technology Systems that support the East Helena project. Prior to joining in 2013 the Greenfield Environmental Trust Group, Inc., whose subsidiary serves as the Montana Environmental Custodial Trustee, Jen spent 12 years practicing public accounting in Montana and Washington, D.C. Her experience includes managing environmental trust accounting operations as well as audits of non-profit organizations, insurance agencies and governmental entities. Jen earned her Bachelor of Science from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Montana.
Christine Amrhine is responsible for supporting East Helena communications strategies, plans and programs, including community and public involvement activities. She brings 30 years of experience as a communications manager, public relations coordinator, editor, author, and journalist. The recipient of numerous awards for reporting and public service, Chris earned her B.A. with honors from the University of Virginia.
Erica handles real estate conveyancing, land use, contractual, corporate, and other legal matters for the Montana Environmental Custodial Trust. Erica previously served as assistant general counsel to Meditrust, a healthcare REIT, where she negotiated and supervised mortgage and sale/leaseback financing transactions, litigation and securities regulation matters, corporate debt and equity offerings, and corporate issues. Erica earned her BA, magna cum laude and with departmental honors, from Brown University and her JD from Boston College Law School.
A resident of Helena, Melody supports the East Helena team by completing budget analyses and assisting with contract management and scope of work tracking. Prior to joining Greenfield, she spent 12 years as an accountant with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Melody earned a B.A in business and accounting from Montana State University. She is currently pursuing her MBA at Carol College.
Anna crafts a variety of written communications for the Custodial Trust and supports community involvement and outreach activities. She also provides administrative and project management support to the Greenfield Trusts and its project managers, including the East Helena site. Anna earned a B.A. in environmental analysis/policy and a B.S. in journalism from Boston University.