Management Team

The management team of SBRSA is made up of the following roles and responsibilities:

Executive Director – John Kantorek, P.E.
Overall direct responsibility for the operation and maintenance of all the Authority facilities, personnel, finances, and Secretary to the Authority Board and Joint Oversight Committee.

Assistant Human Resource Manager – Patricia Carlino
Coordinate hiring and discharge of personnel, manage employee health and benefits plans, act as Assistant Secretary to the Authority Board, compile and distribute monthly Authority Board books, manage workers compensation claims.

Assistant Executive Director – Antonia F. Shurott-Pchola, P.E.
Oversee engineering and construction activities, regulatory and permit compliance, safety, laboratory operations, SCADA, instrumentation and flow measurement, and acts as Executive Director in the Executive Director’s absence.

Assistant Manager of Engineering – Courtney B. Bixby
Construction project management
Coordination of instrumentation and SCADA activities.

Laboratory Manager – Hossein (Mack) Rahimi
Day to day management of laboratory activities
Air and water permit reporting compliance.

Information Technology Manager – Matt Thomas
Day to day management of IT related activities, SCADA, and website maintenance.

Assistant Information Technology Manager – Ronald W. Hess Jr.
IT related activities, SCADA, and website maintenance.

Safety Manager – Javier (Pete) Irizarry
Safey program compliance, safety training, and inspections.

Chief Financial Officer – Jonathan Sears
Responsible for budgeting, financial reporting, loan and grant management, purchasing, and insurance.

Assistant Finance Manager – Diane Redding
Weekly payroll, journal entries, bank reconciliations, and all other bookkeeping activities.

Purchasing Coordinator – Madelene Kararlowitsch
Process purchase orders, accounts payable, and procurement contract management.

Plant Manager – Robert Kunert, S-4, C-4
Responsible for the day to day operation and maintenance of the three treatment plants and three regional pumping stations.

Assistant Plant Manager – Jerold W. Ireland Sr., S-4, C-4
Operations personnel management and shift scheduling, coordination of maintenance activities, oversee site and grounds maintenance, pump station O&M, and bulk chemical purchasing.

Assistant Operations, Engineering, and Maintenance Manager – Kyle Stewart, S-2, C-2
Assists Operations, Engineering and Maintenance Managers with scheduling, personnel training, purchasing, inventory, and down equipment repairs.

Assistant Maintenance Manager – Stephen Roga
Assists Operations and Maintenance Manager with scheduling, personnel training, purchasing, inventory, and down equipment repairs.