Eastern Pennsylvania
Alliance for Clean Transportation

A member of the US DOE’s Clean Cities Program

Meet the EP-ACT Staff


Tony Bandiero, Executive Director

Tony has worked as EP-ACT’s Executive Director since 2009, having previously served on the Board of Directors for over one and a half years. Tony has been involved in the fueling and alternative fueling industry for more than 11 years. He works to help both public and private fleets with their transition to alternatives to imported petroleum and diesel. His work includes education and outreach; grant writing; project coordination and management; along with seminars to develop public/private partnerships that lead to the conversion of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure that supports those vehicles. Tony spearheaded the expansion of the coalition from 5 counties in southeastern PA to include 29 additional counties of eastern and central Pennsylvania. This was approved by the Department of Energy during a re-designation process. Since becoming Executive Director he is directly involved in projects valued at over $25 million in alternative fuels, with public, private, municipal and utility stakeholders in Pennsylvania.


Caroline McCallum, Program Director

With over 20 years of experience in business-to-business marketing, Caroline's strengths lie in creating innovative programs that challenge the business as usual perspective.  She supports Tony in promoting the organization & its members through education, outreach, and communication opportunities, including the EPACT newsletter.   Having previously served on the EPACT board for over 6 years, Caroline understands the needs of the EPACT stakeholders and works to ensure that the value and commitments of membership in the organization are being met.  Please reach out to her at caroline@renewable-connections.com with any questions about EPACT membership, to share newsworthy happenings and request to be added to our mailing list.

Caroline holds a Bachelor of Science in Institutional Management from the Pennsylvania State University and is a Certified Energy Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers.


Michelle Tran, Communications Intern

Michelle Tran is a junior at Loyola University Maryland completing her Bachelor of Arts in Writing. She joined the EP-ACT team as their communications intern in 2020. She aims to improve the company’s social media engagement, online promotion, and digital outreach through her knowledge of digital content creation and graphic design. Michelle utilizes her passion for sustainability and experience with social media management to grow the EP-ACT’s visibility. 

Board of Directors

Jay Canuso, Interim Chairman &Treasurer

Jay has been a licensed Professional Engineer for over 27 years and has more than 35 years of experience in Engineering & Construction. Prior to the inception of Oxford Engineering Company, Mr. Canuso has worked for a number of construction and consulting firms in various capacities. His work experience includes mechanical, electrical, civil, structural and environmental engineering; and the execution and management of heavy, highway, commercial and residential construction projects. His engineering experience includes component and system design, specification development, code compliance and field inspection. Mr. Canuso has managed and successfully completed individual construction projects with contract values in excess of 5 million dollars. In recent years Mr. Canuso has dedicated most of his time to the design and installation of petroleum and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations for both private fleets and public stations.

Mr. Canuso founded Oxford Engineering Company in 1991 and has successfully managed the company for more than 23 years. Under his direction the company has shown steady growth and continues to provide both Engineering & Construction services.



Brian Keelen, Recording Secretary

Co-Founder of Air & Gas Technologies, Inc. in 1995; A company that has been involved in the compressed natural gas industry among other services since its formation, and a member of several Clean Cities Coalitions throughout the North East. Brian was involved in the early days of the NJ Clean Cities Coalition and has brought that breadth of knowledge to eastern Pennsylvania. Brian is a well- known promoter, leader and advocate of the Clean Cities mission- to reduce this country’s dependency on foreign fuel.

Brian has been involved with the Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Coalition for the past several years and was elected to the position of Chairman in June 2013. He is mindful of the Board’s responsibilities to look after the best interest of its Stakeholders and further the mission of the coalition.

A Graduate Engineer from NJIT, Brian has held diversified positions with some very large corporate leaders in the field of compression and related air & gas processes. He and his company’s experience is unique to an emerging market that requires expert application know- how, so the end result meets the satisfaction of all involved.



Chris Cafarella - Vice Chairman

Chris is an AutoGas Sales Manager for Sharp Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities.  Chris’s territory is from Northern Delaware to Eastern Pennsylvania up to Pocono Mountains area. Mr. Cafarella serves on the Board for the National Propane Gas Association, Washington, DC and is First Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Propane Gas Association. Mr. Cafarella began his career in the Propane Industry, while attending Villanova University and being chosen to drive a propane powered Ford Mustang, cross country from MIT in Boston, MA to Cal Tech in Pasadena, CA in 1970. This was the first cross country Rally to demonstrate Alternative Fuels and College and University students involved in “Clean Air” endeavors. This Rally encompassed 3,600 miles with Emissions Testing all the way across the country and proved that low emission were attainable, even in the 70’s. 

 Chris is currently serving as the President of the Mid-Atlantic Propane Gas Association. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University with a major in Psychology. 


Charlie Stevenson - Board at Large

Charlie Stevenson, is the Manager of Fleet and Materials Management for Aqua America and has responsibilities for over 1200 vehicles and 500 pieces of Mechanical equipment. Charlie's team is spread out over nine states and Charlie has responsibility in both the regulated utility and non-regulated segments of Aqua America. Charlie leads a team focused on serving internal customer's needs. His organization advocates customer views, helps develop and resource internal customer solutions, leads business enhancement efforts, drives strategic planning, and supports merger and acquisition work. Charlie also has responsibility leading safety throughout Fleet as Chairman of Aqua Safety Committee. Charlie has a proven record of driving cost reduction and delivering projects under budget. 

Charlie also is a Program Manager for Delaware County Community College (DCCC) and provides instruction for credit and non-credit course work . Charlie has been instrumental in growing a CNG Fleet and manages three time fill CNG stations in SEPA fueling 45 vehicles. Aqua has been awarded various grants to offset the incremental cost of CNG vehicles. 

Charlie serves on the board for Philadelphia Clean Cities, Delaware County Community College Education Foundation as well as GE Capital Fleet Services Client Advisor Board Member Charlie is a Certified Transportation Professional - National Private Truck Council and a Certified Automotive Fleet Manager - National Association for Fleet Administrators.

Charlie holds a Bachelor's of Science from Penn State and holds and Applied Science degree from DCCC. Charlie can be contacted via e-mail at cdstevenson@aquaamerica.com.



Mike Matijkiw - Board at Large

Mike joined the EP-ACT Board of Directors in July 2019.  As Fleet Manager for AAA, he brings with him a depth of understanding of the needs of our fleet members and stakeholders.  He has been an avid support of EP-ACT and member for over 8 years and has participated as a project partner for both vehicle and fueling projects.  

Chelsea Jenkins - Board at Large

Chelsea Jenkins is the vice president of government and industry relations for ROUSH CleanTech, the clean technology division of Roush Enterprises. She leads strategic efforts including building partnerships with government and nongovernmental organizations and managing regulatory, legislative and public policy initiatives for advanced clean transportation programs.

She joined ROUSH CleanTech’s business development team in 2011, managing commercial, transit and school bus fleet accounts on the east coast. Prior, Jenkins served as the Virginia Clean Cities executive director and program coordinator. A recipient of the 2009 Clean Cities Coordinator of the Year award, she was inducted into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame in 2011.

Jenkins helped establish Valley AIRNow, an air quality outreach program for two counties in Virginia, and was instrumental in the development of a biodiesel production and growth plan for Malta. Her career started in several nondestructive evaluation laboratories, including for NASA’s Langley Research Center.

Jenkins holds a degree from James Madison University in Integrated Science and Technology. 

John Groden - Board at Large

John Groden has over 25 years of fleet management experience. He is the Vice President of Colonial Airport Parking. He began working with Colonial Parking of Philadelphia in 2002 and managed the parking for the Crozer-Keystone Health System in Delaware County, PA for eight years, which consists of five hospitals. In 2010, he transferred to Colonial Airport Parking, which is an off-airport parking lot that has been servicing the Philadelphia International Airport since 1988. In April of 2015, Mr. Groden was appointed the Chairman of the Off-Airport Parking Network for the National Parking Association. Colonial Airport Parking operates a fleet of ten shuttle buses that are 100% propane dedicated.


Tom Bonner, Board at Large

Tom Bonner serves as Manager, State Government Affairs for PECO, with primary responsibility for analyzing the impact of federal, state and local policy challenges on the company and leading internal teams to develop its Advancing Smart Energy policy and business solutions.

During his time with PECO, Mr. Bonner has focused on both policies and programs advancing new technologies, including serving as the lead author of PECO's successful $200 million Smart Grid Investment Grant application with the U.S. Department of Energy.  Following the grant award, he organized the company's grant compliance assessment and implementation planning project and functioned as Project Manager for PECO’s external Partnership programs.

Prior to coming to PECO in 2007, he served as Manager, Congressional Relations for MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company for more than a decade, and as Associate Director of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Washington, DC office.  From 1991-1995, he worked in the U.S. House of Representatives as a senior legislative staffer. 

Tom holds a Master of Planning Degree from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.  He lives in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania with his wife, Heidi, and three children.

Sustaining Level Stakeholders

AQUA America  Clean Citiesdvrpc  Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce 
PECOPA DEP    UPS Zarwin Baum



 

Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation
1900 Market Street, Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA  19103

info@ep-act.org
 Tel:  215-990-8200
 

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