Staff Bios

John P. McGowan

John P. McGowan

John P. McGowan is a graduate of Colgate University and presently lives with his wife, Linda in Ringwood, NJ. They have a son, Jesse, who attends college in Providence, RI.

John started the compliance management business in 2000 when the State adopted a “zero tolerance” policy with regard to regulatory violations for non-transient, non-community water systems.

He expanded the business in 2003 when the State required that all NTNC systems employ a licensed operator. John is an NJDEP Licensed Operator and is also a Water Quality Association Certified Contractual Water System Operator.

He has a deep background in the water industry and is a Level VI Certified Water Treatment Specialist. He is a certified Installer of water treatment equipment and is familiar with all water quality issues and remediation technologies.

He has over 18 years of experience managing NJDEP Spillfund Contamination Sites and has developed long-term relationships with New Jersey's major laboratories, with regulators at the Bureau of Safe Drinking Water and with most regional and local health officers.

John is also a member of the following associations:

Linda D. McGowan

Linda D. McGowan

Linda McGowan is our special projects manager. Linda is uniquely suited for this role since she had been trained as a paralegal and worked for one of the country’s largest and most prestigious law firms in Manhattan for 25 years.

Shortly after the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, Linda decided to devote full time to the burgeoning compliance management business with her husband, John. Her knowledge of the NJDEP regulations and her warm relationships with County and State regulators has benefited many of our clients.

Part of Linda’s responsibility is reviewing all state-produced testing schedules and assisting the State’s Regional Managers in correcting and updating the new SIDWYS State and Federal database.

Scott M. Somers

Scott M. Somers

Scott Somers was born and raised in New Jersey and now resides in Hunterdon County with his wife, Sandra, who is a school teacher. Scott is a graduate of Montclair State University (1993) where he concentrated in Environmental Sciences. After graduating, he held several environmental positions including monitoring and testing the water quality for the treatment plant at the Lakehurst Naval Base.

Immediately before joining the McGowan team, Scott worked at Townley Laboratories as their Quality Control Officer until July of 2003, when Townley was acquired by a competing laboratory. Scott joined the McGowan LLC team as a compliance manager and serves as liaison to the dozens of laboratories with which we work. His attention to detail and laboratory experience has made him a valuable resource to the laboratories as well as to our clients. He is responsible for implementing the monitoring schedules of over 550 public water systems and Spill Fund sites.

Andria Ferraiolo

Andria Ferraiolo

Andria manages our A/R and A/P and performs all other general bookkeeping functions. She also is the contact person for our 35 licensed operators. She reviews each of their site visit forms and informs our clients of any follow-up action that may be required.

She also coordinates our Private Well Testing Program and assists with our marketing efforts. Andria is the mother of three girls and lives in West Milford with her husband, Pat, who is a general contractor. She has an Associates degree in Accounting from Passaic County Community College (1986). Before joining McGowan LLC in May of 2003, she held positions as Budget Manager, Administrator, staff accountant, and bookkeeper in the Construction/Building industry, Insurance industry and within a local law firm.

Dana Goerke

Dana Goerke

Dana lives in Wanaque, NJ and is a student at Montclair State University. She is majoring in Communications and plans to get her Masters degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders.

She is presently a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society at Montclair State. Within our company, Dana is responsible for maintaining the files of over 550 clients, as well as performing special projects with relation to our customized database program.