Henry S. Cole, Ph.D., President

Prior to founding the firm in 1993, Dr. Cole served as science director for national environmental organizations, Clean Water Action and the National Campaign against Toxic Hazards (1983-1993). Cole's reports on the Superfund Program and on mercury contamination received wide spread media coverage and spurred action to curb emissions and use of this toxic chemical.

  • During the late 1970's and early 1980's Dr. Cole served as a senior scientist with U.S. EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards where he managed several programs involving stationary source, urban-scale and regional air quality simulation models.
  • Dr. Cole was an Associate Professor of Environmental Earth Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (1969-1977) and a Professor of Environmental Studies at Howard University (1979-1980)
  • He received his Ph.D. in Meteorology at the University of Wisconsin in 1969 and a B.S. from Rutgers University in 1965.

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Sam Flewelling, Research Associate
Since joining Cole & Associates in 2001, Sam Flewelling has provided research support on the fate and transport and the health and ecological effects of toxic substances. Mr. Flewelling has considerable experience in assessment and modeling of the fate, transport and chemistry of trace metals in aquatic environments. Sam received his B.S. degree in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia in May 2001.  Mr. Flewelling continues to serve as a research associate while a doctoral candidate in environmental sciences at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville) and supervises interns for Henry S. Cole & Associates who are UVa Environmental Science students. His dissertation focuses on the discharge of nitrogen fertilizers from groundwater to streams and natural nitrogen removal mechanisms in the near-stream zone. The expected date for completion of his dissertation is December 2007.

Theresa (Tari) Baca, Research Assistant
Ms. Baca provides research support on a range of issues. She heads up Cole & Associates policy and research support involving the preservation of rural areas in Southern Maryland. Baca holds a B.S. in environmental studies from the University of Maryland (College Park) and is a part-time student focusing on architecture and land-use planning.