Our Bloggers

Mary Ellen Eagan

Mary Ellen Eagan became HMMH’s third President in 2004 and is the first non-founder in that role.  Widely known throughout the aviation industry, Mary Ellen has taught aviation training courses throughout the U.S. and around the world.  Mary Ellen serves on several professional committees, including the TRB Committee on Aviation and the Environment, the ACI Environmental Affairs Committee, and the JPDO’s Environmental Working Group.  Mary Ellen lives in the suburbs of Boston (on approach to both BOS and BED!) with her husband and two beautiful daughters.

Nicholas Miller

Nick Miller is a co-founder and past-President of HMMH. He has worked on most aspects of aviation noise and vibration, from assessing the effects of aircraft noise on building vibration, to quantifying the effects of aircraft overflights on national parks. Nick serves on the Advisory Board of the FAA’s Center for Excellence in Aviation Noise and Emissions Research and is a member of JPDO’s Environmental Working Group.  Nick got into acoustics at an early age when he started playing with his dad’s wire-recorder (yes, they really did record on a wire), and then making 1800 foot tape recordings of all his favorite rock-and-roll songs so that he wouldn’t have to keep changing records.

Ted Baldwin

Ted Baldwin has spent his entire career in the field of aircraft noise, starting with five years on the staff at the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), a few years at Bolt Beranek and Newman (filling some big shoes left by some ex-BBN’s named Harris and Miller), and at HMMH since 1984.  He has consulted to over 100 airports and has led HMMH’s involvement in three primary areas: (1) Part 150, (2) Part 161, and (3) noise and operations monitoring system specification.  Ted admits that his interest in aircraft noise mitigation and abatement is exceeded by two other passions: family activities and sailing.

Christopher Menge

Chris Menge leads HMMH’s Commercial/Industrial Noise Group. He has extensive experience with highway noise prediction and barrier design, outdoor entertainment sources such as race tracks, theme parks and amphitheaters, and ground-based noise sources at airports and national parks. Chris also has a new one-year old granddaughter, who is the new love of his and photos of whom are filling up his hard drive. 

Diana Khera

Diana Khera manages HMMH’s airport and airspace planning practice from our D.C. office location.  She also serves as Senior Policy Subject Matter Expert for the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) of the FAA and is a certified pilot.

Philip DeVita

Phil DeVita leads HMMH’s air quality practice and recently formed the firm’s renewable energy group.  He has nearly 20 years in environmental  consulting experience specializing in air quality permitting and dispersion modeling for a variety of projects.  More recently, he has been conducting feasibility analyses for renewable energy projects and evaluating greenhouse gas emissions.  Phil is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) from the American Meteorologist Society and still considers meteorology his true passion.

Stephen Barrett

Stephen Barrett has 15 years of experience in environmental and regulatory consulting and project management. Most recently, Steve has been active in renewable and sustainable initiatives, including in the siting, design and financial analyses of wind and solar projects, sustainability planning and LEED analysis, and the permitting of energy, infrastructure, and real estate projects.

Gene Reindel

Gene Reindel is a Vice President at HMMH, manages the Sacramento, California office and is responsible for our aviation environmental services division.  Gene is originally from Seattle where he was first introduced to the field of acoustics as a Noise Technician with Boeing.  After catching the “acoustics bug”, Gene obtained a Master’s of Engineering Degree from Pennsylvania State University.