Betty Dehoney, CEP, PMP, ENV, SP
  Vice President
  HDR, Inc.
  8690 Balboa Ave.
  San Diego, CA 92123
  619-540-3152
  betty.dehoney@hdrinc.com
  www.hdrinc.com

 


As one of the principal senior environmental planners for HDR, Betty is responsible for the delivery of complex environmental documents (including NEPA, CEQA, SEPA, ESA, CWA, 106, other state and local regulatory programs, etc.) for major infrastructure programs. She is responsible for the technical accuracy of environmental documents, strategic guidance to agencies to support the navigation of the projects through the regulatory process, and mentoring staff for their professional growth. Her projects have included large scale water delivery, water resources, habitat conservation programs, wetland restorations programs, transportation, and energy development. With a master’s and bachelor’s in biology, much of Betty’s project experience has focused on creating sustainable solutions for challenges with natural resources. Although Betty has spent her professional career as a consultant working for environmental companies, she has contributed to the education of our future leaders teaching courses at the University of San Diego for over 10 years and teaching courses at University of California San Diego at their Extension program for professionals in the field.

Betty’s activities have been recognized by her peers in many arenas, including recognition from the California Chapter of AEP for Outstanding Contribution to the Environmental Profession: AEP President’s Award, Innovative Chapter Programs.  CEQA Initial Study Evaluation; Certificate of Merit recognition for several environmental documents; and Outstanding Chapter Activity – Legislative Committee (Committee Chair). Other recognition includes acknowledgement by the State of California with a Proclamation for the Batiquitos Lagoon Enhancement Project and APA Section Planning Award - Outstanding Planning Project. Serving the environmental professionals is also very important; Betty has served AEP as the chapter lead on the Legislative Review Committee for over 10 years as well as serving on ABCEP Certification Review Board.

Having our regulators and decisionmakers be more informed of the resources that the NAEP membership can bring to creating practicable and sustainable environmental solutions to the nation’s challenges will be one of Betty’s goals on the Board. That, combined with providing our membership with value-added benefit for their membership is also an important challenge for the Board.