Joseph Foran

Joseph Foran

Joseph Foran

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Position or Title Principal

Professional Biography Over 2000 hours of direct ADR experience - Now specializing in the development of multi-organizational collaborative environmental management teams, particularly for the DOD/EPA/State Installation Restoration Program Partnering initiatives in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern States.Well-equipped and technically-credible for service as a third-party neutral in the environmental field - broad, in-depth understanding of environmental management issues from 30 years in environmental management with EPA, environmental organizations, and private sector policy and engineering firms, as a manager, policy analyst, regulatory specialist, environmental auditor, environmental field technician, and trainer.Relevant training to support experience – Qualified in MBTI, DiSC, and SDI assessment instruments.  Experienced with Thomas-Kilman Conflict Mode instrument. Trained mediator, in addition to a variety of environmental technical training.Valued by my clients for technical understanding coupled with discipline and skill as a third-party neutral.  By understanding the issues at hand, I know better when and when not to intervene, and how to best frame arguments and issues to aid problem formulation and consensus development.  I apply classic facilitation and team-building techniques with strong structures, mechanics, and analytical tools to enhance collaborative decision-making.

Address Line 1 105 Lambs Mill Rd.

City Naples

State Maine

Zip 4055

Phone 207-232-3080

Fax 207-829-6226

Small Business Yes

GSA Schedule Provider No

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network No

Total Cases Last 10 Years 25

ECR Services Provided

Policy DialoguesAtlantic Fleet NAVFAC Environmental Partnering Intervention2013
Process DesignNaval Station Newport Base Clean-up Team, Newport, RI2012
Conflict/Situation AssessmentRhode Island/EPA/Navy Remediation Tier II Team2012
Joint Fact Finding/Neutral EvaluationRegion III Navy Senior Management Intervention - Norfolk Shipyard VA2012
Strategic Planning for Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortTriad Community of Practice2009
Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortCape Canaveral IRP Partnering Team2000

Case Experience by Subject Matter

Coastal Zone and/or Marine Management IssuesChesapeake Bay Initiative - Federal Working Group2011
Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiu2019ian IssuesUpper Columbia River RI/FS Technical Team2010
Archeological and/or Historic PreservationUpper Columbia River RI/FS Technical Team2010
FisheriesUpper Columbia River RI/FS Technical Team2010
Cross-cultural IssuesUpper Columbia River RI/FS Technical Team2010
Military and/or Base IssuesNaval Station Norfolk IRP Team2009
Parks and Refuge IssuesVieques Naval Training Range MMRP and Environmental Restoration2006
Endangered Species and/or Critical HabitatVieques Naval Training Range MMRP and Environmental Restoration2006
Ecosystem ManagementCape Canaveral IRP Partnering Team2000
Environmental Enforcement and PermittingCape Canaveral IRP Partnering Team2000
Wildlife IssuesCape Canaveral IRP Partnering Team2000
Solid or Hazardous Waste issuesCape Canaveral IRP Partnering Team2000

Type of Public Decision

Implementation/monitoring agreementsVolunteer Army Ammunition Plant Env. Team2010
Siting and ConstructionJoint Base Andrews Remedation Partnership2010
Compliance and enforcement actionNaval Station Norfolk IRP Team2009
Policy developmentTriad Community of Practice2009
PlanningAir Force Housing Privatization Partnership2005
License and permit issuanceCape Canaveral IRP Partnering Team2000
RulemakingEPA Negotiated Rulemaking Initiative1979

Case Size

Cases involving more than 60 participantsEPA Analytical Operations Center CLP Conference2010
Cases involving 15 to 60 participantsUpper Columbia River RI/FS Technical Team2010
Cases involving more than 3 but less than 15 participantsNaval Station Norfolk IRP Team2009

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

StatePartnering & Alliance Building Training2010
IntergovernmentalPartnering & Alliance Building Training2010
Tribal governmentUpper Columbia River RI/FS Technical Team2010
Multi-jurisdictionalUpper Columbia River RI/FS Technical Team2010
InteragencyUpper Columbia River RI/FS Technical Team2010
InternationalUpper Columbia River RI/FS Technical Team2010
Large landscape scaleUpper Columbia River RI/FS Technical Team2010
Local/communityJoint Base Andrews Remedation Partnership2010
National or regionally significant casesVieques Naval Training Range MMRP and Environmental Restoration2006

Process Support Services

Meeting Support
Support ServiceCaseYear
Experience in a team of multiple ECR ProfessionalsAtlantic Fleet NAVFAC Environmental Partnering Intervention2013
Logistical and administrative support (organizing logistics for meetings, notetaking, etc.)Partnering & Alliance Building Training2010
Engagement of technical experts/third party science advisorsUpper Columbia River RI/FS Technical Team2010
Collaborative Technologies
Collaborative TechnologyCaseYear
Engagement/Communication Tools (e.g., polling tools, social media, collaborative document production, video conferencing, webinars, ideation tools)Rhode Island/EPA/Navy Remediation Tier II Team2012
Project Websites (static, interactive, portals, etc.)Naval Station Norfolk IRP Team2009
Implementation Tools (e.g., content management tools, project management tools)Naval Station Norfolk IRP Team2009
Visualization Tools (e.g., electronic maps, flyover video simulations, geographic information systems, digital storytelling)Cape Canaveral IRP Partnering Team2000

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