Amie Howell

Regional Network: 
Delaware River Watershed Network
Class Year: 
2017
Position: 
Lead Physical Scientist, Drinking Water Source Protection Program
Organization: 
U.S. EPA Region 3
Location: 
Philadelphia, PA

Amie Howell serves as the Team Leader for the Drinking Water Source Protection Program at the U.S. EPA Region III office in Philadelphia.  She is responsible for leading regional efforts to protect drinking water sources (streams, rivers, lakes and underground aquifers) from contamination and working with partners to ensure safe and resilient water supplies.  Amie began her federal career in 2000 via the EPA Intern Program and has a wealth of experience in several programs.  She worked at EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in the Office of the Inspector General conducting program audits and the Office of Water developing water quality criteria to protect aquatic life.  In 2005, she began working at EPA Region III in the Water Protection Division as the Team Leader for the National Estuary Programs and as the Coordinator for the Delaware Estuary Program.  Amie later served as a State and Congressional Liaison in the Office of Communications and Government Relations where she provided counsel to agency leadership on complex and controversial public health and environmental matters.  Amie is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program and has also worked on developmental assignments at EPA Region VIII, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service.  Amie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University in Public Affairs majoring in Environmental Management and a Master of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University in Environmental Science and Policy.  She has a life-long passion for the environment and enjoys spending time with her family and friends outdoors, camping and relaxing at the beach.  Amie is originally from southern Indiana and resides today with her husband and two boys in Wilmington, Delaware.