Biographies

Biographies

Craig L. Moskowitz, MBA, MS, PE, CME (Curriculum Vitae)

President

Craig Moskowitz

EDUCATION

Columbia University
New York, New York
Master’s in Construction Administration

Quinnipiac College School of Law
Hamden, Connecticut
Center for Dispute Resolution
Certificate in Mediation

University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Master’s of Business Administration

University of Maine
Orono, Maine
Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering

Graduate of The United States Army Officer Engineering School
US Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Graduate
United States Army Scholarship Recipient

LICENSES / COURSES / MEMBERSHIP / TEACHING

Licensed Professional Engineer
NYC Scaffolding Training
OSHA 40 hour certification (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response)
OSHA 10 hour certification
Confined Space Entry/Rescue Training (Based on OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146)
Seminar in Polymer-Modified Concrete Restoration Products And Protection Systems (Strongwall Industries, Inc.)
Program in Anchoring-Basic Theory (Meets AIA Criteria for Health/Safety/Welfare)
HUD/203k Certified Consultant
Teaching Professional Engineering Continuing Education for PDH Online, PERC, Inc., and Marzzo
Engineering and Half-Moon Seminars
Stairway and Ladder Training Course (Based on OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1050)
Pratt & Whitney Environmental Health and Safety Review and Testing for Contractors/Consultants
Quality Built Quality Assurance Training in Compliance with ISO 9000 Guidelines
Roofing Systems and Associated Defects Training (2015)
Safety Engineering Seminar in Cambridge, MA (Summer 2015)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Academy of Forensic Engineers, Correspondent
Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers, Member
American Society of Civil Engineers, Member
National Society of Professional Engineers, Member
American Society of Safety Engineers, Member
Associate of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)

MENTIONED IN PUBLICATIONS

“Wear and Tear” Exclusion in a Homeowners Policy Applied to Long-term Pool Damage , By Aisha Farraj, November 27, 2017

 

Lana Weingarten

Vice President

Lana has been involved with the everyday operations of the firm since its inception. She handles all financial affairs of the company and has some project management and inspection responsibilities. She holds a BA from SUNY at Purchase.

 

Edward Morales

Mr. Morales has extensive experience in CAD drawing for architectural, structural and MEP design. In addition, he is well-versed in 3 dimensional rendering and modeling with more than 15 years of technical experience in the Manhattan, New York marketplace.

Howard DobelleHoward Dobelle, R.A.

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Mr. Howard Dobelle is a seasoned architect with wide-ranging experience in design and construction for public transportation projects, commercial properties, and residential buildings. During his architecture career spanning more than 40 years, he has developed expertise in code compliance, accessibility analysis, and analysis of construction defects.

He is a Registered Architect in the States of New York, New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Virginia in addition to NCARB Certification. Mr. Dobelle holds a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Hawaii and a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Oklahoma University.

Greg Kogan, L.S.

Mr. Kogan has extensive experience (over 16 years) in the field of land surveying and its varied applications. He went through all stages of the surveying profession from instrument man to Survey Manager in one of the prominent Fairfield County Land Surveying Firms.

He is a licensed land surveyor in the State of Connecticut. Mr. Kogan is highly capable of providing boundary/property surveys, staking property lines, zoning location surveys, establishing high accuracy GPS surveys, construction survey and staking, as-built surveys, elevation certificates, topographic surveys, site surveys, ALTA surveys, certified survey maps, wetland delineation mapping, land use planning, area development and easement maps, amongst other specialties in the surveying field.

Mr. Kogan holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Land Surveying from Kharkov University, Ukraine.

 

Scott Johnston, PE

Mr. Johnston is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey and Florida. He background is in land development of commercial and residential subdivisions, as well as environmental engineering. He has a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FLas well as a Bachelors Degree in English and Philosophy Goucher College in Baltimore, MD.

Mr. Stanley Jurczak

Mr. Jurczak is a well-accomplished and experienced professional with over 30 years of experience in the evaluation of mechanical systems including boilers, HVAC units, frozen pipe conditions, soot damage and other mechanical failures. In addition, he operated his own mechanical company for over 30 years. Some of his certifications include master plumber, master pipe fitter, sprinkler contractor, certified oil burner technician, journeyman plumber, master heating and cooling, EPA-universal refrigerant technician. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New Haven and an MBA from Northeastern University.

shawn whiteShawn White

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He holds a BA in Environmental Studies from St. John’s University and an MS in Environmental Science from Long Island University. Shawn has significant experience in the fields of occupational health and safety on various projects in the governmental and private sectors including conducting air quality tests for various United States Postal Service Regional Facilities throughout the State of New York, performing water sampling and analysis on the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Project, and technical reviews of various Environmental, Safety, Occupational & Health regulations concerning use of various chemicals, MSDS reviews of NYC-Transit procured materials, PCBs, Asbestos, Lead and other OHS issues experienced by NYC-Transit Personnel. He also provided safety and health consulting services on the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s East Side Access (project totaling $7.2 billion). On the NYC DEP’s Tallman Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project ($500 million +) Shawn held weekly safety meetings, performed in-depth site inspections, conducted safety audits and implemented all safety regulations, policies and procedures.

Mr. White has completed numerous courses including for the NYC DOB Site Safety, NYC DOB Supported Scaffold Training, Risk Assessor Mold Remediation Manager Certification, NYSDOL Certified Air Sampling Technician, NYSDOL Lead Awareness Course, OSHA Stairways and Ladders Safety Training.

Michael J. Dudek

Michael Dudek is an experienced safety and health professional with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University. Mike is an Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor with extensive experience in both General Industry and Construction.
Mike was also an authorized EMS Safety and American Red Cross Lay Responder First Aid, CPR/AED Instructor. He has completed numerous OSHA safety training programs including: OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety, 10 Hour General Industry Safety, 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Site Worker Training, OSHA Disaster Site Safety Trainer, Fall Protection Competent Person, as well as other Educational Training programs in areas of Electrical Safety, Lock-Out/Tag-Out, Confined Space Entry, Hazard Communication, Aerial Lift Safety, Rigging/Hoisting, and Ladder Safety.

Prior to his work in the Construction Industry, Mike spent more than 25 years as a Millwright Welder and Skilled Trades Trainer for General Motors. During his time at GM, he played an integral part in founding the first departmental Safety Committee for his facility.

Mike was also a part-time Millwright and Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice Instructor at Middlesex County Vo-Tech and an MSF Motorcycle Safety Instructor.

Joseph J. Caliguari

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Retired New Jersey State Police Lieutenant with approximately 30 years of prior experience in law enforcement. His training includes multiple courses and/or certifications in vehicular accident investigations, including accident investigation training, vehicle dynamics, heavy duty air brakes systems course, advanced crash investigation and post crash inspection course.

Maryann Bouco, PMP

A corporate safety professional and training project manager with significant experience in customized training and introduction of new safety initiatives. Authorized by OSHA to deliver 10 and 30 Hour Card Training for General Industry. Holding a 30 Hour Card for Construction. Experienced with applying OSHA Safety Standards in the manufacturing industry and with conducting accident investigations and reports. Well-versed with OSHA audits and in working with insurance companies for handling of workplace accidents and workers compensation matters.  Ms. Buoco holds an Associate’s Degree from Raritan Valley Community College, a Bachelor’s of Science from Cairn University, is a Project Management Professional (PMP), and has numerous other certificates including Six-Sigma Green Belt.

Morris Yarjovski , CSI

Mr. Yarjovski is a seasoned engineer & management professional with a career spanning over 35 years focused mostly in the area of construction project management. Most of those years were in the role of Owner’s Project Representative. His clients included many public & private sector clients; such as US-GSA, FEMA, US-DHS, AT&T, IBM & Schering-Plough; as well as real estate developers on their build/construction projects.

He has provided Owner’s Construction Project Representation on some very large & complex projects; for example, the Harlem Hospital Modernization project ($30M), Atlantic Yards ($200M) in support of the new Nets Arena ($4.5B), South Street Seaport/Pier 17 ($800M). He has serviced clients for their projects in the Commercial, Health, Telecom, Entertainment, Institutional and Industrial sectors. His projects varied from Interior Build-out and Gut Alteration & Renovation to Ground-up & Heavy Construction.

He graduated from the New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. And, has numerous certifications related to the area of Construction Management and is a member of several professional societies such as ASME, ASCE, Association of Construction Inspectors, Construction Specifications Institutes, etc.

Zayna Connor, PhD

Dr. Connor has more than 20 years of industry experience working with various metals including aluminum and iron castings.  Her area of focus includes material science and engineering, metallurgy, aluminum alloys, and applications, rolling mills process, foundry processes, brazing composite processing, heat treatment, failure analysis and root cause analysis, research and product development, report writing and proposal writing.

She possesses a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla (Magna cum Laude) and a PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from Northwestern University. Dr. Connor is involved with several associations including TMS, Mechanical Behavior of Materials Committee whereby she serves as a member, the AFS Aluminum Committee, whereby she serves as a member, ASM Technical Books Committee member and the International Journal of Metal Casting Advisory and Board of Review.

Barbara Gaynor, BSN, RN, CLNCBarbara Gaynor

Ms. Gaynor, has 24 years of experience in various clinical settings including but not limited to hospitals, family practice, nursing homes, assisted living and hospice environments. She has considerable experience working in non-clinical areas including family practice, telephonic nursing, triage in hospice care, home health and case management. Moreover, she has significant experience reviewing medical records, doing chart audits so as to comply with rules and regulations for CMS. Ms. Gaynor is quite familiar with following the nursing process and applying the standard of care for nursing practice. She has been retained by both Plaintiff and Defense law firms in terms of reviewing their client’s medical records for any deviations or not regarding the standard of care in her industry. In fact, she has developed chronology or summary reports for cases. Furthermore, she has been educating lawyers and their paralegals on the medical terminology within the medical records and giving a clearer understanding regarding the events that are recorded within them.

She possesses an Associates of Science Degree in Nursing from Manatee Community College and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Gaynor holds a professional certification as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant from the Vickie Milazzo Institute. Memberships include the National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (NACLNC), American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC).

Hamed Parsa, PMP, PMI-SP, MBA

Mr. Parsa has nearly 10 years experience in the field of project controls/scheduling. He has worked on ground-up construction and engineering projects ranging from $1 million to $150 million. He is considered an expert as it pertains to project cost and time control for multiple projects. He has prepared baseline schedules along with necessary updates. Moreover, he is well-versed in providing schedule progress reports, trending charts and schedule analysis on a periodic basis. Mr. Parsa is proficient in CPM scheduling, cost/schedule forecast and reporting. He would analyze scheduling information and provide project teams with corrective/preventative action to ensure projects finish on-time and/or meet various milestones.
 
His education includes a Bachelor’s in Engineering, and a Master’s of Business Administration degree. Also, he has both the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) certifications.
 

Cassandra Beasley, RN, CLNC

Ms. Beasley has over 19 years of critical care experience in ER/Trauma, Pre
Op/PACU, IV infusion, dialysis, and pain management, and has extensive knowledge reviewing medical records. In addition, she has spent 11 years as a
traveling nurse across the United States and internationally in the United Kingdom gives her extensive experience using multiple Electronic Medical Records (EMR’s) and a global perspective of healthcare. She has developed educational tools, competencies, safety protocols, policies, and procedures in order to exceed the Joint Commission requirements giving her knowledge of the most up-to-date standards of care in her industry.
She obtained an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Temple College in Texas and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Recreation Administration with a Therapeutic Recreation focus from Texas State University. She is a member of the National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants (NACLNC) and is a Registered General Nurse in the United Kingdom via the Nurse & Midwifery Council as well as being a Registered Professional Nurse in Texas via the Board of Nurses. Ms. Beasley holds numerous certifications including being a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC) having attended the prestigious Vickie Milazzo Institute.
 

Luis Rodriguez, CPE

Mr. Rodriguez has over 25 years of strong and diverse experience in preconstruction within the private, commercial, educational, and public sectors of the construction industry, easily adaptable to any specialized construction, with the capacity of structuring projects over $120,000,000. Further expertise in preparing estimates from Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, and Design Development; to final Construction Documents, including reconciliation at each stage. Design-Build, and negotiated private projects, bid preparation from detail estimates to lump-sum bids, public hard bids, project presentation, constructability analysis, site logistics plans, project schedules, schedule of values, development of scope of work encompassing all divisions and sections, sub-contractor selections and solicitations; to final sub-contractor’s negotiations and buy-out.

He is a Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) and is an active member of the American Society of Professional Estimators and has served as an advisor to the Minority Construction Council.

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Ellyn Palermo Theophilopoulos, MD, JD, FAAP

Ms. Theophilopoulos has over twenty years of experience serving as a medical doctor with a specific focus into children’s care and/or pediatrics. She graduated from Sweet Briar College, Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian with a degree in Chemistry, the University of Florida College of Medicine with a Medical Doctorate, Stetson University College of Law (whereby she had a full merit scholarship) with a Juris Doctorate and Oklahoma State University with a Masters of Healthcare Administration.

Her certifications include being certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Moreover, she is a member in good standing of the Florida bar. She has served as a medical consultant since 2009 and served as an instructor/faculty member at the University of Florida Department of Pediatrics for approximately ten years whereby for many years she was recognized with the University of South Florida Teacher of the Year Award. Dr. Theophilopoulos has also held other positions such as medical director for various organizations including Humana and eQHealth Solutions.

Ms. Ritu G. Chopra

Ms. Ritu G. Chopra is a Senior Information Technology (IT) Professional/Project Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from PGDAV College at New Delhi University in India where she majored in business management, accounting, marketing, and finance. She has received Project Management Professional (PMP) training and six-sigma training. Ms. Chopra has more than twenty (20) years of experience thereby serving in various capacities within the IT field whereby she has worked on behalf of prominent clients such as the Deutsche Bank and Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

Her key skills and expertise include: Program-Project Management (E2E), Project Lifecycle, SDLC and Process Management. Documentation (Stakeholder Analysis, Status/budget Reporting PM Deliverables), Cost Control and Budgetary reporting. Identity & Access Management, Information lifecycle management, IT Governance, Data Privacy, Info Security, Encryption, Risk Mitigation Strategies, Data Privacy and Data Loss Prevention Familiarity with regulatory compliance e.g., Sarbanes Oxley, GBLA, HIPPA, GxP, GDPR, CCAR, Data Analysis & Data Governance. Hands on experience on SaaS, Cloud application, Network implementation. Lean/Six Sigma /PM Methodologies /SDLC /Agile /Waterfall Methodologies. Strong knowledge of HRIS, financial applications, eLearning-Mobile & Information security technologies, Service Desk Applications RFP-SOW Contract & Vendor SLA Management, Vendor Process Audits. Experienced in vendor selection process, pre-bids, & Proof of Concept. Leading/mentoring mid-level PMs. Experienced in MSPS, MS Project, Visio, MS Office Suite, Clarity, TeamDynamix, and Basecamp.

Joseph R. Samnik, Arborist

Mr. Samnik has been practicing as a consulting arborist for the past 55 years. His areas of expertise include arboreal and horticultural consulting, tree, landscape, and nursery valuation appraisals, tree preservation, and education. He has received numerous awards over the years including the 2004 Edward W. Bok Award for lifetime achievement and excellence in the field of arboriculture, the 2013 recipient of the President’s Award in recognition of outstanding meritorious service in advancing the principles, ideas, and practices of progressive arboriculture on behalf of the membership of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), Florida Chapter. He has been retained as an expert tree and landscape witness in excess of 1,000 litigation-related matters and has appraised litigated matters of tree and landscape valuations in excess of $200 million. Mr. Samnik has worked on behalf of the Plaintiff or Defense typically with a balance of 50%/50% in terms of his workload.

He is an approved instructor for continuing education and certification training for clients such as the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA), Society of Professional Engineers and Registered Landscape Architects. He served as the Arborist Licensure Committee Chair for International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), Florida Chapter, 2005-2010, Education Chair and program facilitator for International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), 2002-2005, Consulting Arborist Representative to International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), Florida Chapter, Board of Directors, 2002-2007 and ISA Certified Arborist Advanced Training in Roadside Vegetation Management. He is a certified arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture, a certified pest control operator, and is tree risk assessment qualified (TRAQ). He is affiliated with the Association of Eminent Domain Professionals (AEDP). Mr. Samnik has served as a guest lecturer numerous times, written many articles pertaining to his specialized knowledge and background, and has also facilitated numerous seminars.

Please use the contact form below to request a copy of Mr. Samnik’s Curriculum Vitae.

Kenneth J. Griffin

Mr. Griffin has been a licensed electrician since 1992. During the course of his career, he has served in many capacities including as foreman on numerous commercial and industrial projects. He has managed several electrical projects in excess of $10 million. In 1997, he became a master electrician. Due to his vast experience in the electrical trade, he is well-qualified to investigate various types of construction accidents including but not limited to electrocution matters. Mr. Griffin is well-versed in the interpretation and application of the State of Connecticut Residential and Building Code as it pertains to electrical work along with the industry standard NFPA 70E (which addresses electrical safety) and best practices in the electrical contracting industry.

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