Eddie Moderow serves as Manager of the Border Affairs program and as Colonias Coordinator for the TCEQ. Eddie works with agency officials to design and manage binational projects related to air quality, water quality, and solid waste management with a tangible benefit to the citizens of Texas. Eddie is responsible for TCEQ’s Border Initiative, collaborative work with the four neighboring Mexican states, the agency's participation in Border 2025: U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program, and TCEQ’s participation in the “colonias” program, or Economically Distressed Areas Program. He studied biology and Spanish in Mexico, Spain, Costa Rica and Argentina and holds a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of Texas at Austin.
Rodolfo Iniestra Gómez a Biologist graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), with more than 25 years of experience in the government sector. He has coordinated projects on air quality, short-lived climate pollutants, emission inventories, air quality monitoring, air quality modeling and environmental regulations. Currently, he works as Director of Air Quality Research and Climate Pollutants at the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change, where his responsibilities include the management and maintenance of the National Air Quality Information System (SINAICA) and the development and annual publication of the National Air Quality Report.
Olivia Rivera Hernández is a Chemical Engineer with Postgraduate studies in Environmental Engineering and Quality Control and Assurance from UNAM. Her experience in air quality monitoring began in 1994 in the State of Morelos, where she designed the first monitoring network and completed the first emissions inventory for the state. In 2000, she began her work at the Atmospheric Monitoring System of Mexico's City's Ministry of the Environment; since then she has worked on activities related to quality control and assurance; design and operation of air monitoring networks for PM2.5 and VOCs; operation of the monitoring networks that make up the SIMAT: Network of atmospheric deposit, Meteorology and Solar Radiation Network, Manual Network and Network Automatic. She is also responsible for analysis, data validation and dissemination. Olivia contributes to updating and drafting environmental and health standards and regulations. She participates in the high pollution alert and air quality improvement programs for the Valley of Mexico and Latin American forums. Since 2017 it is the Director of Air Quality Monitoring in Mexico City.
Gonzalo Rafael Coello García has worked for more than 27 years at SEMARNAT's Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA), performing various operational functions: industrial inspections; environmental audits, operation of the environmental laboratories of the Attorney General's Office; approval of third party agencies, strengthening and updating of environmental regulation; provide technical and expert advice on the industrial sector at the national level; and promoting compliance with environmental regulations.
He is currently in charge of the Office of the Industrial Inspection Attorney at PROFEPA. Chemical Engineer from UNAM, and academic in the same institution for more than 34 years.
Felipe Adrián Vázquez Gálvez has held senior management positions such as General Coordinator of the National Meteorological Service and permanent representative of Mexico to the World Meteorological Organization. He also served as executive director of the Montreal-based Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Chemist by profession with a Master's Degree in Chemical Sciences and a Doctorate in Water Science and Technology. Accredited as a "Qualified Environmental Professional" by the "Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP). He is a member of the CONACYT National System of Researchers.
In the academic field, Dr. Vázquez has collaborated with the Pan American Health Organization in exchange programs and institutional advice for the border states of northern Mexico. He has been Senior Advisor of the Study Commission for the Private Sector (CESPEDES) and the Border Ecological Cooperation Commission (BECC).
In recent years, he held various positions in the governmental sphere in Mexico: Technical Secretary in the Commission for Northern Border Affairs; coordinator of advisors to the Federal Attorney and Assistant Attorney for Natural Resources at the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa), Undersecretary of Management for Environmental Protection at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), and as General Coordinator of the National Meteorological Service of the CONAGUA.
He is currently responsible for the Center for Atmospheric Sciences and Green Technologies of the Institute of Engineering and Technology of the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez and is a Member of the National Council for the Evaluation of Climate Change Policies of INECC.
Mark D. Berry is an Environmental Engineer with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with an Environmental Specialty from Southern Methodist University. He has over 24 years of environmental experience possessing a strong background in client-community relationships within diverse industries. Mark is currently the Air Monitoring and Grants Quality Assurance Coordinator for EPA’s Region 6 office.
Stephanie Ma graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography: Environmental Studies. She joined the TCEQ in 2006 and has over 16 years of experience in the ambient air monitoring field. In her current role as the Ambient Monitoring Section Manager, she oversees a network of over 150 ambient air monitoring stations and a specialized team that conducts mobile air monitoring throughout the state of Texas.