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The Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Advisory Committee

The Mickey Leland Advisory Committee promotes the mission and objectives of the internship program as well as offers ideas and suggestions for continued enhancements of program services.

About the Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee for the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program consists of individuals from the private and public sector whose involvement and support create opportunities to enhance work force diversity in environmental related professional careers.

Purpose of the Committee

The purpose of this advisory committee is to promote the mission and objectives of the intern program.

The responsibilities of committee members include:

  • Attend committee meetings
  • Participate in individual and committee discussions to enhance program services
  • Serve on ad hoc committee when needed
  • Commit to a two-year term of service
  • Share resources to enhance the quality and quantity of program services
    • sponsor an intern
    • provide resource materials
    • arrange facility tours
    • host committee meeting
  • Support intern and sponsor recruitment and placement activities
  • Participate in annual intern conference planning activities
  • Attend the annual conference (July) and network with sponsors and interns
  • Enjoy the company of private and public individuals whose involvement and support create opportunities to enhance work force diversity in environmental related professional careers

List of Members

  • Leonard Spearman, Jr., MLEIP Chair
    Associate Director, Center for Government Law
    Thurgood Marshall School of Law
    Texas Southern University
  • Brandi Harrison
    Texas Workforce Commission
  • Debbie Mamula Hastings
    Executive Vice President
    Texas Oil and Gas Association
  • Diana Rader, P.G.
    Division Manager
    W&M Environmental Group, Inc.
  • James R. DeShaw, PhD
    Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
    Sam Houston State University
  • L'Oreal Stepney, P.E.
    Deputy Director, Office of Water
    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Melvin Wrenn
    LCM Capital Markets Group (Adapt Companies)
  • Michele Rockelein, PHR
    Manager, Staffing, Classification and Organizational Development
    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Ray Averitt
    Environmental Director
    Oncor Electric Delivery

Honorary Members

  • The Honorable Rodney Ellis
    Texas Senate, District 13-Houston

Schedule of Meetings

The next meeting will be held:

TBD

Meeting Minutes

 

 

Internship Program

Program History

Information for Sponsors

Program Contact:
Juanita Baldwin, SHRM-CP, PHR
Recruitment and Internship Coordinator
512-239-0105 or juanita.baldwin@tceq.texas.gov