Engineers Without Borders Hampton Roads would be impossible without the help of its dedicated team of volunteers who are committed to making a difference. Not to mention, EWBHR is a fun and engaging group.


Langston Jones - Brown and Caldwell

    Langston is a Project Engineer with Brown and Caldwell who mainly focuses on wastewater treatment plant design and construction.  He is currently focusing on biosolids management and high strength waste receiving facilities for projects in the Hampton Roads and DC area.

Vice President

JoEllen Rose - Military Sealift Command

    JoEllen is a licensed Professional Engineer working in the Engineering Management Systems Division of the Military Sealift Command. In this role she applies Reliability Centered Maintenance philosophies and Continuous Process Improvement practices to a fleet of 120 ships.

Responsible Engineer In Charge

Charles Hall - MSA, P.C.

    Partner; Director of Environmental Sciences.  Charles is a practicing hydrogeologist with a focus on ground water supply and contamination and stormwater management.  He manages various environmental programs including soil and water contamination, wetlands, potable water and wastewater systems.

Technical Lead

Phillip Fortuna - MSA, P.C.

    Civil Designer, Sept. 2015 to present: Designs civil site plans including parking lot, domestic water and sanitary sewer layouts, site grading, stormwater networks and best management practice design, waterworks plans and storage tank design, chlorination disinfection and filtration systems.


Salihat Kedir - Armada Hoffler Construction

    Salihat's main responsibility as an Assistant Project Manager is reviewing designs and specifications of various commercial building projects , managing subcontractors, coordinating with clients, architects, and engineers regarding the projects , and more. She is currently working on finishing building two grocery stores around the Hampton roads area.


Paxton O'Toole - Epsilon Systems Solutions

    Paxton is a Mechanical Engineer working in product design and development. He is currently developing a UAS system for commercial use, and has also developed a large-format 3D printer. Paxton also designs and builds training equipment for the US Navy and develops Epsilon's 3D printing capabilities.

Past President/Social Chair

Jay Gopal - CDM Smith

    Jay Gopal is a Water Resources Engineer with CDM Smith and has been an active member of the Hampton Roads Professional Chapter since May 2014. She has served the Chapter in various positions, including Secretary, Vice President, and President.

Our Mission

We uplift communities through sustainable infrastructure. Over 1.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to improved water sources. Our goal is to provide clean water, one community at a time. Come join us, and help us change the world.