Air Force Co-Chair
Col Clark is currently the Commander, 60th Mission Support Group, Travis AFB California. He directs over 1,900 personnel in six squadrons responsible for civil engineer, communications, contracting, logistics readiness, personnel, security, and services, supporting a base community of 135,000 personnel. He controls an annual budget of over 100 million dollars and resources exceeding five billion dollars.
Travis AFB Honorary Commander
Pat Shamansky joined the Travis RAB in 2018. Before assuming the leadership role of Travis AFB Honorary Commander in 2017, she was a trustee for the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District from 2007 to 2016. During this timeframe, she served as the FSUSD President, Vice President, Clerk, Facilities Committee Chair, and a member of the California School Boards Association Legislative Committee. From 1992 to 2007, she was a FSUSD Parent/Community Volunteer and served as the Parent/Teacher Organization President, on the School Site Council, in the Band Boosters, and on several District committees.
Prior to her participation in local school activities, Pat was an engineer at the Chevron Richmond refinery and worked on several environmental cleanup projects. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the California State University in Sacramento and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.
Pat is a proud member of the Cordelia Rotary Club and was a past member of the Fairfield/Nirasaki Sister City Program. She continues to enjoy her marriage of over 35 years and the achievements of her two children.
Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
Ben has been a member of the Travis AFB Restoration Advisory Board since May 2014. He is a remedial project manager for the DTSC who provides State of California oversight of the Travis AFB Environmental Restoration Program. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Science degree in Process Engineering from the Pulp & Paper Institute in Appleton, Wisconsin (now a part of Georgia Tech), and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Management.
Prior to his work at Travis AFB, Ben was a contract manager who supported hazardous waste source reduction studies on 24 California industries and involving 3 major California waste streams (spent solvents, used oil and metal sludge). This work became the foundation for California Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Hazardous Waste Reduction Program and U.S. EPA's Hazardous Waste Minimization Program.
Ben resides in the North Natomas community of Westlake in Sacramento and is the seventh of eight children. His hobbies include snow and water skiing, managing a pine plantation at the family waterfront summer home in northern Wisconsin, and cruising country roads in classic convertibles. His appreciation for environmental protection began during his first five years as a rookie engineer in a heavily industrialized district between Chicago, Illinois and Gary, Indiana.
San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB)
Adriana is an RWQCB engineering geologist who has been a member of the Travis AFB Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) since October 2012. She brings to our RAB team extensive leadership skills and over 30 years of experience in government agencies on two continents and in the private sector in California. For the last 17 years, she worked at the RWQCB in the Department of Defense (DOD) and Site Cleanup programs. In the DOD section, she led collaborative efforts in major cleanup projects at Moffett Field, Lennar Mare Island, the former Oakland Army Base, Alameda Point, the Military Ocean Terminal at Concord, and Point Molate at Richmond. In Bucharest, Romania, she earned a Masters degree from the University of Bucharest and worked on several research projects at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics. She also completed certificate programs in Hazardous Material Management and Site Assessment and Remediation from the University of California, Berkeley.
Adriana is a world traveler who has visited four continents and over 50 countries. Her significant collection of travel photographs support her desire to understand the natural world and human creativity.
Remedial Project Manager U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region IX
Nadia has been a member of the Travis AFB Restoration Advisory Board since 2010. She is a remedial project manager for the EPA who provides federal oversight of the Travis AFB Environmental Restoration Program. Nadia graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelors degree in Environmental Science and from the University of Arizona with a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering, specializing in biotic and abiotic technologies for treating solvent-contaminated groundwater. She began her career with EPA in September 1997 as a Superfund remedial project manager for three private sites in Arizona.