Monday, July 31, 2017

Lisa Daniels Named Acting DEP Deputy For Water Programs

Lisa Daniels has been named Acting Deputy for Water Programs at the Department of Environmental Protection.  She replaces Dana Aunkst in that position.
She will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the bureaus of Waterways Engineering and Wetlands, Safe Drinking Water, and Clean Water, Compacts and Commissions Office and Planning and Conservation Division, and will oversee the Chesapeake Bay Office.
Daniels served as the Director of the Bureau of Safe Drinking Water prior to this position and has been with DEP since 1989.
Before becoming Director, Daniels served in a variety of positions within the Bureau, including as Chief of the Operations Section and spent many years developing and delivering training on numerous drinking water topics.
She started her career at DEP as a sanitarian working out of the York District Office in Southcentral Pennsylvania.
She has a bachelor of science degree in biology from Penn State University and spent time working in an environmental laboratory before starting her career with the Commonwealth.
Dana Aunkst started with DER in 1985 as an environmental engineer in the Meadville Regional Office. He also worked for a period of time in the Williamsport Regional Office. He has been with the Department off and on for 23 years and has worked in environmental protection, in both the private and public sectors, for 31 years.
Aunkst will be moving to a position with the Bureau of Waste Management.

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