General Lab Information

photo of a Community Advisory Council session

Community Advisory Council

Formed in 1998 to advise the Laboratory Director on selected issues, particularly on the environment, safety, and health, it is the intent of the Laboratory that the Community Advisory Council (CAC) represents a diverse range of interests and values of individuals and groups who are interested in or affected by the actions of the Laboratory.

The CAC consists of representatives from 22 local business, civic, education, environment, employee, government, and health organizations. The CAC sets its own agenda, brings forth issues important to the community, and works to provide consensus recommendations to Laboratory management. Meetings are held virtually at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the months of: March, April, May, September, October, and November. The link to join the Zoom meeting will be posted on the Laboratory's Calendar of Events page.

CAC meetings are open to the public and interested community members are encouraged to attend. An opportunity for public comment is offered at each meeting. New members are welcome. Please attend a meeting to learn more.

Council Members

Ray Keenan
Affiliated Brookhaven Civic Organizations

Ron Trotta
Brookhaven Chambers of Commerce Coalition

Noel Blackburn
Brookhaven Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Mark Israel
Brookhaven Retired Employee Association

Reinhardt Schuhmann
Brookhaven Village Association

Adrienne Esposito
Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Jane Koropsak
Colonial Woods / Whispering Pines

Chris Pickerell
Cornell Cooperative Extension

Robert Feinman
East Yaphank Civic Association

David Sprintzen

Craig Pratka
Foundation for Economic Education

John Pavacic
Foundation for Research and Stewardship in the Long Island Pine Barrens Maritime Reserve

James Freeman
(No Affiliation)

Richard Amper
Long Island Pine Barrens Society

James Crenshaw
Longwood Central School District

Martin Filler
Middle Island Civic Association

Brian Sapp
National Grid

Casey Petrashek
New York League of Conservation Voters

Karen Blumer
[No affiliation]

Jane Corrarino
[No affiliation]

Jean Jordan-Sweet
Photon Sciences User Committee

Scott Wood
Ridge Civic Association

Erika Karp
Stony Brook Hospital

Jashmin Futch
Teachers Federal Credit Union

Karen Dunne-Kesnig
Town of Brookhaven

Bob Kern
Town of Riverhead

Henry Perez
Wading River Civic Association