Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
 

Our Mission

The mission of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (MAC URISA) is to:

  • Provide a community to facilitate communication and education among the various GIS constituency groups within the Mid-Atlantic region.
  • Promote the business of GIS by providing access to networking, new information and technology.
  • Foster relationships with organizations with similar missions to further the profession of GIS.


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2019 Officers

Sara Taylor, GISP, President

Sara Taylor, GISP is a Project Technical Specialist with Woodard & Curran, specializing in GIS and Data Management. She is a leader in the Environment and Remediation Business Unit tasked with streamlining and integrating GIS and Database practices. Sara received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy from Rutgers University and was certified by GISCI as a GISP in 2010. She is also a 2016 graduate of Penn State’s Postbaccalaureate GIS program. She has served as a MAC URISA Trustee and Sponsorship Coordinator since 2017.

Matt Soslow, Vice President

Matt Soslow is currently a Masters in City & Regional Planning candidate at the Edward J. Bloustein School at Rutgers University. He previously worked for Camden County as a GIS Analyst, where he was employed for six years. Matt worked with various departments in Camden County, including: Public Works, Planning, Public Safety, Parks, and Housing Code Enforcement, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the office. Matt has a B.A. in Environmental Studies with minors in GIS and Planning from Rowan University. In his free time, Matt contributes to geospatial online projects including OpenStreetMap. Matt has been a member of the New Jersey Geospatial Forum and MAC URISA since 2013. Trustee since 2017.

John Reiser, GISP, Treasurer

John Reiser is the Director of Information Services at Rowan University in Glassboro. John oversees maintenance of enterprise software applications, database administration, and new software development. John also consults on web application development and maintains open source GIS tools. Trustee since 2010.

Maya Thomas, CAPM, Secretary

Maya Thomas is a Web GIS Specialist at the NJ Office of Information Technology, Office of GIS, with specialties in web mapping, project coordination, data management, and technical documentation. She is both an Esri Certified Desktop Associate and a Certified Associate in Project Management. Maya has a diverse background in GIS, including utilities, natural resources, planning, emergency management, economic development, and transportation. She attended the University of Vermont to obtain a B.S. in Environmental Science along with a minor in Geospatial Technologies. Trustee since 2016.

Dawn McCall, GISP, Past President

Dawn is a GIS Analyst for the Facilities Administration Services Group, Princeton University. She is a member of URISA International and obtained her GISP certification in 2004. Dawn has a long standing professional association with the New Jersey surveyor community and is constantly looking for ways to foster a closer relationship among surveyors and GIS professionals. Trustee since 2006.










By-Laws

2019 Trustees

Justin Cusick, Trustee

Justin Cusick is a business development professional empowering local governments to build smarter communities. Prior to joining Esri in 2016, Justin spent 5 years in the EPC, energy services, and computer aided design (CAD) industries. Having been born and raised in the Delaware Valley, Justin aspires to work closely with local governments to educate on the significance of a location platform and together, help solve problems facing our communities using applied geography. Trustee since 2017.

Grant Ervin, GIT, Trustee

Grant Ervin, GIT is a Project Manager with Michael Baker International. Before joining Michael Baker, Grant worked for the City of Philadelphia for more than 16 years in various roles including GIS Program Manager for Public Safety and Deputy GIO for Enterprise Services. He received his Master of Arts in Geography from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Newly appointed in 2019.

Meghan Leavey, GISP, AICP, Trustee

Meghan Leavey, GISP, AICP, Licensed NJ Professional Planner is the GIS Services Manager/Supervisor for the County of Monmouth, NJ. She has professional experience managing enterprise geographic information systems, GIS analysis, long range and strategic planning, regional land use, historic preservation, program development, public outreach, conservation and natural resources, watershed policy, and insect rearing. She has a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University and was a B. Budd Chavooshian Endowed Memorial Fellowship Recipient. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management from the University of Rhode Island. Newly elected in 2019.

Rich Quodomine, MA, AAG, FRCGS, Trustee

Richard D. Quodomine, MA, AAG, FRCGS is a Senior Analyst at the City of Philadelphia's Department of Public Property. His primary focus is Asset Management and GIS-driven decision support tools.

Previously, Mr. Quodomine enjoyed a career in New York State civil service, and has served on the NYS GIS Association board. He is currently a member of the AAG's Urban Studies Geography Group, and a member of several other professional organizations. He has several field publications on topics ranging from transit to careers in GIS. Mr. Quodomine holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Geography from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Newly elected in 2019.

Jason Sealy, Trustee

Jason Sealy is in his first year with CycloMedia, serving the mid-Atlantic region as a Sales Executive. He spent the last five years with Esri, proudly serving state and local government customers as an Account Executive. Prior to that, Jason enjoyed a nine-year career with Pictometry where he excelled in multiple roles under their Operations and Business Development units. He has a rich history working in the geospatial and remote sensing industries and is excited to expand on (and share) his experience with customers and colleagues alike. Newly elected in 2019.

 

 

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