Burns Engineering, Sr. Project Manager
Philip M Gonski, P.E has been active in both the volunteer and professional community in the Philadelphia Area. A graduate of the University of Illinois – Urbana, Philip started his career at Sargent & Lundy, LLC, designing power plants around the world. After rising to the rank of Senior Engineer, Philip served as a lead engineer in the design of the country’s largest biodiesel power plant on the island of Oahu, and later in the design of one of the largest combined cycle power plants in the world (3200MW) in Saudi Arabia. While working at S&L, Philip took courses in Energy and Power Engineering in the evenings and earned a Master’s Degree from University of Illinois-Chicago.
In 2015, Philip began working at Burns Engineering in downtown Philadelphia as a project manager for industrial and energy clients. Projects have ranged from electrical upgrades at railroad and transit facilities, combined heat and generation, solar and battery energy storage, as well as being a leading technical expert in the field of microgrids. Philip was also the project and program manager for a electrical capacity upgrade project for one of the highest rated defense projects in the country, in which he successfully managed the completion on time and on budget. In addition to the design and technical aspects, Philip performs economic analysis to clients that are exploring renewable energy sources.
Philip is very active in the professional engineering community. Previously, he was the Since being IEEE Philadelphia Chairman, the largest professional non-profit in the Philadelphia area. Currently, Philip is the IEEE Region Treasurer, responsible for the financial management of the organization throughout the East Coast. His volunteer efforts have ranged from volunteering at local science fairs and serving on local scholarship boards as well as writing the technical content for the IEEE website to foster youth interest in engineering.
In addition to his participation in professional organizations, Philip has authored multiple technical articles, including ‘Diagnosing Motor Bearing Currents’, published in the EC&M Magazine in August 2012, as well as “Arc Flash Hazards in the Water Industry”, published in Waterworld Magazine. His article “Rethinking the New York Prize” was published in IEEE Smart Grid, reflecting upon the lessons learned from New York’s drive for more renewable integration. Philip has presented numerous topics at technical conferences, including at International District Energy on “Using Renewables as Non Wires Alternatives” as well as Microgrid Economic Analysis.
PhD, Johnson & Johnson, Principal Scientist
Eleanor F. Small, Ph.D. is a Principal Scientist with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health in End-to-End Product Development and Life Cycle Management. She leads global cross-functional teams responsible for product design/development, scale up, launch, and life-cycle management of new and current products. Dr. Small started her career at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health 7.5 years ago and worked with both Oral Care and Wound Care Product Development supporting J&J’s iconic Listerine®, Band-Aid® and Neosporin® brands. She received her BSE in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2006. Dr. Small earned her PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Drexel University in June, 2012.
Eleanor, more often called Ellie, firmly believes education does not end at graduation. She is passionate about STEM education, especially for young women. During her graduate studies, Ellie received an NSF GK-12 fellowship to work with Philadelphia public high school teachers to enhance STEM curriculum. After starting at J&J, she joined their Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) employee group. Ellie has also served on the board of directors of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers' Delaware Valley Chapter since 2014, and she is currently the Chapter's President. Her drive to support others extends beyond her field of engineering as well. Since 2013, Ellie has served as the chapter council adviser to Princeton University’s chapter of her fraternity, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and she supports her fellow Kappa alumnae by serving on the Philadelphia Alumnae Association Foundation. She was the President of the organization from 2016-2019 and is currently the Membership Chair.
In 2019, Dr. Small was awarded the 2019 Delaware Valley Young Engineer of the Year for her contributions professionally, academically, and socially. One of Ellie’s favorite secrets to success is building loyal and supporting partnerships. Her number one supporter and main partner is her college sweetheart and husband, David Small, who also happens to be a chemical engineer.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Workplace Design & Change Manager
Global BioPharm Solutions, President
Iovance Biotherapeutics, Sr. Director of Process Engineering
Emilie has been in the Life Sciences Industry for over 14 years. Recently Emilie became the new Sr. Director of Process Engineering at Iovance Biotherapeutics. Prior to that, Emilie was the USA Managing Partner for Laporte Consultants. Her responsibilities include leading Laporte’s biopharmaceutical activities in the USA in addition to designing and implementing cGMP compliant biotech facilities and processes. Her expertise includes designing R&D laboratories, process scale-up from lab to pilot and commercial scale. She has been a trusted consultant to some of the biggest Pharmaceutical companies for the past 12 years in addition to helping start-up biotech companies establish their project management, manufacturing, validation and quality programs.
Emilie is a member of the ISPE Biotech Community of Practice. Her efforts in this space include co-writing an internationally recognized article on bioprocessing and given presentations at bioprocessing conferences.
Prior to Laporte Consultants, she was a project engineer at Axcan Pharma from 2004 to 2007. She obtained a B.S in chemical engineering from the University of Montreal and is fluent in French and English.
Vertex Labs, CEO / Co-Founder
Genesis Engineers, Director of Project Controls
Epee Education, Founder / President
Edward Jones, Financial Planner
Kevin Cuthill is a Financial Advisor and Partner with Edward Jones. He holds the CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) designation, the AAMS® (Accredited Asset Management Specialist) designation, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Penn State University. Kevin began his career in Army Intelligence as a Paratrooper and Russian Linguist. Following completion of his service, Kevin spent many years in international business investment and development. Since joining Edward Jones, Kevin has made it a top priority to understand what is important in individuals’ lives, developing personalized strategies to help clients work toward achieving their financial goals.
Mace Group, Director of Recruiting
Turner & Townsend, Sr Project Controls Manager
Senior Project Manager, CRB
VP, Sustainability - Americas Interface
Director of Sustainability, Revolution Recovery
Fern Gookin, LEED AP, is the Director of Sustainability for Revolution Recovery. Her company recycles on average 1,500 tons/day of construction, manufacturing, commercial, and residential waste throughout the Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania. Fern is also the co-founder and Director of RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency). Her non-profit's mission is to challenge the perception of our waste culture by providing a unique platform for artists at the intersection of art and industry. Fern dedication to Sustainability does not stop there, she is also a past President of the Philadelphia Green Building Council (now called Green Building United). Fern has a BS in Architecture from the University of Maryland and an MS in Sustainable Design from Thomas Jefferson University.
Head of Business Development, Autusbridge Consulting
Founder & Principal, CameronDowning, Inc.
Jonathan Cameron is a founder and principal of CameronDowning, a Registered Investment Advisory firm. He has 13 years of experience in the financial services industry. As a Board certified financial planner, he is passionate about providing independent financial advice that makes a difference in people’s lives. His firm focuses on two core areas for the benefit of its clients -- financial planning (the road map) and investment management (the vehicle that gets you to the destination).
A Miami native, Jonathan is a Cuban-American and speaks Spanish as well as English. Growing up in the Redland area of South Miami-Dade, he was surrounded by mango and avocado groves. Some of his favorite activities include exploring the Everglades, hiking, and kayaking.
Jonathan has served in the following organizations:
- President, Financial Planning Association of Miami, the trade group for CFP® professionals
- Treasurer, BNI Success Link
- Chair, FIU Honors College Community Advisory Board
- Treasurer, FIU English Alumni Board
- President and Founder, FIU Honors College Alumni
- Member, Christian Chamber of Greater Miami
- Member, Pinecrest Business Association.
In January 2014 Jonathan married his lovely wife, Lauren, and they have two beautiful little boys, Levi and Luke.
Financial Advisor, BLBB Advisors
Nick is a financial advisor with BLB&B Advisors, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor in Montgomeryville, PA. He specializes in helping high net worth family groups and non-profit institutions achieve their goals through investment management and financial planning. He has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Nick is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems. He earned a MBA from The Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. in Financial Services from Saint Joseph’s University, Nick also holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation.
Outside of the office, Nick is an adjunct instructor at two local universities teaching graduate and undergraduate finance classes. He serves on the Board of the HealthSpark Foundation, a non-profit foundation that provides safety net services to the local community.
He lives in Phoenixville, PA with his wife Jaime and their two young children.
Founder & President of College Planning Service America
Dr. Kevin L. Bukatman, Founder & President of College Planning Service America, has been a consultant for families of college-bound families since 2006. He has presented hundreds of seminars and workshops on a variety of admissions and financial aid topics at high schools and libraries across America. He is a featured presenter and judge for the Future Business Leaders of America and has helped thousands of families successfully navigate the complex college application and financial aid process.
Kevin holds a master’s degree and doctorate degree in special education from Boston College. His patient and compassionate demeanor makes him a favorite with both parents and students, and his off-the-wall sense of humor makes this process much less stressful.
His daughter Allison graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 2013 and has a successful career in fashion and media. So, he has first hand knowledge of the entire college labyrinth and how to make it work successfully for you.
Owner, Allstate Insurance Agency
Associate Director of Sustainability, Mace Group
Ian Allard is an Associate Director of Mace Group UK within their Responsible Business unit. Ian specializes in delivering carbon reduction strategies to a variety of clients including Siemen’s Mobility, National Grid, Isavia, and the Manchester Airport Group. As an Associate Director, Ian is responsible for creating, implementing, and monitoring best practice so that projects achieve challenging carbon reduction targets. His attention to detail and technical understanding allow him to effectively communicate with a variety of different stakeholders to achieve the desired outcomes.
Immediately prior to joining Mace, Ian was the sole Sustainability Manager for The Royal Parks, developing and implementing energy reduction projects. Prior to this role, Ian spent 2.5 years working on projects across Europe for Canon Europe focused on product life cycle and design to reduce embodied carbon. Ian started his career with SGS, completing life cycle assessments of products and services using SimaPro. With over 13 years’ experience in sustainability management, Ian has been involved in projects that span several different sectors, including electronics, parks, retail and services; and infrastructure.
Ian is a qualified APMPQ and Prince 2 Practitioner demonstrating his ability to lead projects. Ian is also an ISO 14001 external auditor, showing his ability to manage threats and turn them into opportunities. Ian has vast experience managing numerous consultants and contractors across multiple sites and embodies the role as a key agent for change. His collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and pro-active attitude ensures advantageous results for his projects.
Associate Director of Sustainability, Mace Group
Ian Orme, Associate Director of Sustainability, is an industry leader in building performance evaluation. He has worked in the construction and property industry for over 35 years providing consultancy on the energy and environmental performance of buildings. He ensures projects deliver successful operational outcomes for their clients and improve the performance of their built assets. In addition to consultancy, Ian was also integral in developing Mace's internal 2020 CO2 reduction strategy.
At Mace, Ian has advised Whitbread (both Premier Inn and Costa brands), government departments including the Office of the deputy Prime Minister, DCLG, DECC and BIS, Energy Saving Trust, BRE, ODA/CLM, Grosvenor, Peabody Trust, RB Kensington and Chelsea, Zero Carbon Hub and most major house builder/developers. Most recently he worked with DECC on the assessment of heat pump technology and the effectiveness of the implementation in the domestic sector.
Throughout his career, Ian has undertaken research and contributed to the industry’s understanding of the performance gap, the reasons for it and how adopting different approaches to verification will help to reduce its effect. During Ian’s time at BSRIA he wrote regularly about the challenges facing the industry in reducing the impacts of climate change, ‘big’ data and the adoption of smart technologies. Prior to BSRIA, Ian was responsible for Rickaby Thompson Associates Architects and Energy Consultant's (RTA) energy consultancy and environmental assessment services for 14 years. As a Director for over 10 years, he established a new business in building performance and evaluation while working extensively with property owners in the preparation of energy and environmental performance data to review stock performance and develop benchmarks and targets.
For many years, Ian was an authorized BREEAM Assessor to carry out Office, Industrial, Bespoke and International assessments. Some of his most notable BREEAM assessment projects include: London's Olympic Park and permanent venues, Salisbury Law Courts (BREEAM Bespoke Award in 2008), and The London Shard.