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About the Acting Administrator for EPA's New England Region (Region 1)

Deborah Szaro

Deborah Szaro, Acting Regional Administrator for EPA Region 1, New England A career EPA employee since 1987, Deborah Szaro has served as the EPA Region 1 Acting Regional Administrator since January 2019.

Prior to this, Szaro served as Region 1's Deputy Regional Administrator. In this capacity, she was responsible for managing both budget and multidisciplinary personnel in EPA's efforts to protect human health and the environment within EPA Region 1, in conjunction with the six New England states (Conn., Mass., Maine, N.H., R.I., Vermont) and 10 tribes.

From 2002 - 2014, Szaro directed the Division of Environmental Science and Assessment in EPA Region 2's laboratory facility in Edison, N.J. There, she was responsible for directing and managing a diverse staff of scientists, engineers and technicians engaged in ambient and source monitoring for all environmental media, the generation of data used in enforcement actions, development and implementation of data quality assurance polices and protocols, and the operation of the regional analytical testing laboratory.

Szaro began her EPA career in 1987 in EPA Region 1, where she served as Laboratory Technical Project Officer and Quality System Team Leader. Before her government career, Szaro served on the staff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Chemistry Lab, and was a manager with Cambridge Analytical Associates, an environmental consulting company in Brookline, Mass. She holds a B.S. in Biology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.