Tom Roberts is the Community Assistance Manager for the EFC at UNC. Tom provides in-depth advising and technical assistance to environmental service providers on finance and management issues. Tom’s primary focus is supporting two projects funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency: one working with small systems across the country and one working with medium-sized systems in each of the EPA’s 10 regions. Tom has an Associate in Applied Sciences in Civil Engineering Technology from Delaware Technical and Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Before joining the EFC at UNC, Tom was the president and chief operating officer of Aqua North Carolina Inc., where his responsibilities included the oversight of the operations and maintenance of over 700 water and 60 waste water systems located throughout the North Carolina.