Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association

About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (MAC URISA) is to:

  • Provide a community to facilitate communication and education among the various GIS constituency groups within the Mid-Atlantic region.
  • Promote the business of GIS by providing access to networking, new information and technology.
  • Foster relationships with organizations with similar missions to further the profession of GIS.

Our By-Laws


2021 Officers

Justin Cusick, President

Justin Cusick is a business development professional empowering local and regional governments to build smarter communities using the science of geography and technology of geographic information systems (GIS). He is particularly interested in transforming how governments engage the public and improving service delivery. Justin has previous experience in the EPC, energy services, and computer aided design (CAD) industries. He is an advocate of business, technology, infrastructure, education, music, and Philly sports. Trustee since 2017.

John Reiser, Vice President

John Reiser is the Director of Information Services at Rowan University in Glassboro. John oversees maintenance of enterprise software applications, database administration, and new software development. John also consults on web application development and maintains open source GIS tools. Trustee since 2010.

Deepa Sanjeevaraya, Treasurer

Deepa Sanjeevaraya is currently working as GIS Specialist at the New Jersey Office of Geographic Information Systems (NJOGIS), where she is one of the data advisors and Coordinators for various projects including Next Gen 9-1-1. She has Bachelor’s in Geography and GIS and Master’s in Environmental science. Prior to NJOGIS, she also worked as the GIS Specialist at NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA), where she designed the HMFA section of Site Evaluator – an online map tool to get information about potential locations in NJ. She is also a former GIS adjunct faculty member at Rowan University. Trustee since 2019.

Maya Thomas, CAPM, Secretary

Maya Thomas is a Web GIS Specialist at the NJ Office of Information Technology, Office of GIS, with specialties in web mapping, project coordination, data management, and technical documentation. She is both an Esri Certified Desktop Associate and a Certified Associate in Project Management. Maya has a diverse background in GIS, including utilities, natural resources, planning, emergency management, economic development, and transportation. She attended the University of Vermont to obtain a B.S. in Environmental Science along with a minor in Geospatial Technologies. Trustee since 2016.

Sara Taylor, GISP, Past President

Sara Taylor, GISP is the GIS Manager with Texas811. She serves as the MAC URISA point of contact to the Chapter Development and Relations Council and as a volunteer with URISA International. Sara received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy from Rutgers University and was certified by GISCI as a GISP in 2010. She is also a 2016 graduate of Penn State’s Postbaccalaureate GIS program. Trustee since 2017.

2021 Trustees

Grant Ervin, GIT, Trustee

Grant Ervin, GIT is a Project Manager with Michael Baker International. Before joining Michael Baker, Grant worked for the City of Philadelphia for more than 16 years in various roles including GIS Program Manager for Public Safety and Deputy GIO for Enterprise Services. He received his Master of Arts in Geography from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Trustee since 2019.

Meghan Leavey, GISP, AICP, Trustee

Meghan Leavey, GISP, AICP, Licensed NJ Professional Planner is the GIS Services Manager/Supervisor for the County of Monmouth, NJ. She has professional experience managing enterprise geographic information systems, GIS analysis, long range and strategic planning, regional land use, historic preservation, program development, public outreach, conservation and natural resources, watershed policy, and insect rearing. She has a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University and was a B. Budd Chavooshian Endowed Memorial Fellowship Recipient. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management from the University of Rhode Island. Trustee since 2019.

Rich Quodomine, MA, AAG, FRCGS, Trustee

Richard D. Quodomine, MA, AAG, FRCGS is a Senior Analyst at the City of Philadelphia's Department of Public Property. His primary focus is Asset Management and GIS-driven decision support tools.

Previously, Mr. Quodomine enjoyed a career in New York State civil service, and has served on the NYS GIS Association board. He is currently a member of the AAG's Urban Studies Geography Group, and a member of several other professional organizations. He has several field publications on topics ranging from transit to careers in GIS. Mr. Quodomine holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Geography from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Trustee since 2019.

Chris Salvatico, GISP

Chris Salvatico, GISP is a Senior GIS Analyst and Environmental Planner with AECOM. His project experience includes a wide range of large-scale transportation and infrastructure projects as well as a multitude of comprehensive plans. His role at AECOM also includes geographic information systems strategic planning, cartography, data collection, database development and maintenance, and application support services including mapping and thematic analyses. He is experienced in working with DOT GIS-based databases such as BMS, RMS, crash analysis and pavement management systems.

Mr. Salvatico also is the current serving Chairman of MAGTUG (Mid-Atlantic Geospatial Transportation Users Group). In this role he helps transportation professionals stay abreast of advances in geospatial technology and assists GIS professionals navigate transportation-specific issues by promoting events where MAGTUG may share knowledge, news and successful practices.

Mr. Salvatico also serves on MEAC (Moorestown Environmental Advisory Committee). MEAC is tasked with the review of incoming development plans to ensure compliance with environmental regulations as well as to improve the state of the environment in the community. Newly appointed in 2021.

Jason Sealy, Trustee

Jason Sealy is in his second year with CycloMedia, serving the mid-Atlantic region as a Sales Executive. He spent the last five years with Esri, proudly serving state and local government customers as an Account Executive. Prior to that, Jason enjoyed a nine-year career with Pictometry where he excelled in multiple roles under their Operations and Business Development units. He has a rich history working in the geospatial and remote sensing industries and is excited to expand on (and share) his experience with customers and colleagues alike. Trustee since 2019.

Matt Soslow, Trustee

Matt Soslow is currently a Masters in City & Regional Planning candidate at the Edward J. Bloustein School at Rutgers University. He previously worked for Camden County as a GIS Analyst, where he was employed for six years. Matt worked with various departments in Camden County, including: Public Works, Planning, Public Safety, Parks, and Housing Code Enforcement, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the office. Matt has a B.A. in Environmental Studies with minors in GIS and Planning from Rowan University. In his free time, Matt contributes to geospatial online projects including OpenStreetMap. Matt has been a member of the New Jersey Geospatial Forum and MAC URISA since 2013. Trustee since 2017.

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