Jenna Newcombe is a Senior Environmental Consultant based in Massachusetts with more than 20 years of experience in environmental management. She has advised some of the largest property owners in the northeastern United States.
Her experience includes the development and implementation of complex environmental programs, including leading ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) initiatives and developing and delivering professional training and compliance auditing services. Jenna is a trained ISO 14001 Lead Auditor and has conducted internal audits and training for clients in preparation for certification audits. For a major environmental compliance project, Jenna directed the Tier II filing for over 2,400 New York City cell tower sites to comply with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) Community Right to Know Regulations. Her work included verifying data for all locations, including different battery types and quantities, and inputting data into the NYCDEP online filing system. Jenna was also responsible for helping an art materials supplier file its initial Program Level 3 risk management plan for a paint storage warehouse in New Jersey, supporting the development of worst and alternate case scenarios and release modeling.
Jenna has also guided clients on compliance with Industrial Wastewater Permits, Groundwater Monitoring Permits, and Conservation Commission Permits. She has prepared annual hazardous waste reports, developed regulatory procedures and management system elements, reviewed applicable federal requirements and determined the appropriate state requirements for a compliance areas including hazardous waste, air, water, and mine safety.
Prior to joining Geosyntec, Jenna worked for several years in the Environmental Management Unit at the Massachusetts Port Authority. She led multi-disciplinary teams to attain ISO 14001 Certification for their EMS initiative at four facilities, including Logan International Airport’s field maintenance garage and Hanscom Air Field. Her work involved developing EMS aspects, impacts, programs, and procedures as well as performing compliance audits and developing a compliance management program. In addition, Jenna worked in the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Department at Harvard University where she led EHS professionals and stakeholders to update the University’s environmental, health and safety training program and electronic management system.
Jenna is an active member of the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) and serves on the leadership team for the New England Chapter.