Covanta Employees Making a Difference
Michael Elia, Joseph Nuzzi, Brian Palmer
Michael has been a volunteer fireman for the Levittown Fire Department for the past 15 years. Joseph is another 20 year volunteer fire fighter for the Levittown Fire Department along with colleagues Brian Palmer and Michael Elia. This trio works together and volunteers together! Brian has been a volunteer Fireman for the Levittown Fire District for 20 years!
Hank Clements, Lynval Dyer, Juan Sepulveda, George Wilson
These four guys put in months of practice to compete in a two-day, 175 mile bicycle ride to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. With the help of family and friends, they raised over $6,000. All four rode bicycles from Doral, FL, to Key Largo, FL, and back for a total of 700 miles in two days with strong winds.
Sonia is one of the Salvation Army's Angels. She volunteers to help make Christmas better for disadvantaged children in the area.
Manager, Material Profile Compliance
Corporate, Remote TX
Darlene and her husband are thirteen-year volunteers at the Houston Livestock & Rodeo show, which raises funds for the Texas Youth Education Scholarships, Grants, Graduate Assistantships, and more.
Jennifer has been volunteering for the Rotary Club of Bowmanville during her free time since she was 16. She participates weekly in a variety of fundraising activities and educational programs, all designed to help the local community.
Supervisor, Safety & Training
Bob is making sure everyone knows CPR/AED and First Aid Training, whether it's the scouts, family, or friends, by volunteering his personal time.
Regional Accounting/ Finance Director for NE Region
Since 2014, Sylvie has participated in a three-day, 60 mile walk organized by the Susan G Komen breast cancer organization. Not only does she walk, but she also raises funds for the group both locally and nationally.
Jeff and his family help clean the beaches of Oahu multiple times a year. Jeff also teaches an energy lab to STEM students.
Along with two friends, Michael started the non-profit Friends of Wildlife and works with the Anglers Association of Onondaga to provide outdoor programs for anyone who wants to visit Webster's Pond. He also mentored an Eagle Scout applicant and helped build an ADA compliant rain shelter.
Solution Sales Manager
After he's done with work for the day, Bill volunteers for a variety of organizations including the National Ski Patrol Board, the Greek Peak Ski Patrol and other ski and toboggan organizations. He's also active in the American Cancer Association, St. Catherine's Parish Center Building Committee and as an assistant Scoutmaster in Ithaca.
Manager, Process Engineering
Alan organizes a group of about 20 volunteers from the Jersey Shore Running Club to work the finish line at the NYC Marathon. His team of volunteers manage the reunion area and help non-English-speaking runners feel welcome.
Tom puts in his volunteer hours at Keep Lee County Beautiful, Rotary South and the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. All three organizations are fortunate to have Tom helping to raise funds, select grant winners and interview scholar athlete candidates, among many other volunteer duties.
Regional Engineer, Boiler Reliability
John has been busy teaching English as a second language for the past 3 years at Trinity Presbyterian Church.
VP, Diversity & Employee Engagement
Sandra has stayed active in the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and volunteers as a board member at the Grace Smith House, a domestic violence shelter in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She and her sorority sisters participate in many different charitable activities to benefit the community. Recently, they paid tribute to "Living Legends" at the local assisted living center.
Sr. Project Manager
Nate is super busy volunteering his time to the Masonic Lodge, Winneconne Sovereign State and the local Men's Club. Lodge and Men's club activities include a variety of fundraisers to help those in need, while the Sovereign State activities are just too many to list! Please visit their website :-).
Amanda likes to share physics with the Girl Guides during National Engineering Month through her volunteer work with EngSpire.
Megan volunteered last year for the New York Road Runners, an organization whose mission is to help and inspire people of all ages through running. She learned that running is more than just a sport, it's a way to prove to yourself that no dream is out of reach!
Alan is a volunteer fire fighter, Assistant Chief in fact, for his hometown of Centerport NY. He's been doing fire and rescue for the past 20 years!
Manager, EH&S Area
John is a sports coach in his town, currently focused on youth football, but he's coached youth baseball, soccer, wrestling, lacrosse and basketball too during the past five years in Montville. Player safety is a key part of John's interaction with the kids and the coaches.
Brian volunteers for the Military Department of Indiana Ceremonial Unit where he stands honors during funerals of military personnel as well as presenting the flag to the serviceperson's family. It is always a very moving experience.
Fuel Control Room Operator
Bob spends his volunteer time on the road, driving back and forth 3-4 times a month between the Sacred Heart Food Pantry to the Greater Boston Food Bank.
Manager, Tech Operations
Steve has served as a Scoutmaster for the past 14 years, demonstrating leadership and character skills for between 50 and 60 Boy Scouts.
Daniel has spent the last 10 years coordinating the Bethlehem Township Athletic Assoc. soccer. With his help, they've grown from 7 teams to 18, with over 500 children participating.
Non Bulk Specialist
David not only volunteers, but founded the Canine Knights Foundation, which has been instrumental in raising awareness about canine cancer. The organization provides financial support when needed, as well as emotional and moral support for dog owners.
Kim spent her volunteer hours at the Enfield Hazardous Waste Collection Day helping fellow citizens to get rid of their hazardous waste.
Kathy serves on the Board of Webster Pond, is an active volunteer, and donates her hair to Locks of Love to make wigs for women with cancer.
Keith and his wife have helped to build 18 Habitat for Humanity houses in the Tulsa area.
Richard spends some of his spare time volunteering at his local fire department, the Thorofare Volunteer Fire Department #1.
Wanda and her daughter, Billie Joe, donate their time to the Michele Parson Breast Cancer Fund, which hosts drives to raise money for Penn State College of Medicine cancer research and this year they met their goal of $28,000!
Eric is a volunteer Scout Master, helping Scouts to develop leadership, outdoor and first aid skills, as they journey towards Eagle Scout.
Rebecca has chosen to work with Divine Bliss International and spends her volunteer hours both indoors and out, helping with administrative tasks and gardening.
Director, Energy Mkts.
Jay has been involved with the Pan Mass Challenge for the past 18 years by riding its distance and being an active photographer. The event donates 100% of its funds to cancer research and treatment at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Frank and family volunteer at the Promise House, a shelter for "at risk" families. They purchase and prepare multiple meals yearly for people less fortunate.
Ken volunteers his time through the Knights of Columbus St. John's Council 1345 where he has been an officer for the past three years. The council focuses its fundraising events on services for the elderly, special needs children, scholarships, fire department and ambulance services.
While the Covanta facilities participate in more broad community outreach, many of our employees individually volunteer their personal time to individual causes in their communities. Click on their photo for more information about some of the causes they support.