Board of Directors

WE&RF's governing body is composed of volunteer members from municipal utilities, industry, government agencies, corporations, and academia. The Board has sole authority for all of the Foundations' research activities, including awarding research contracts and providing policy and funding direction.

Douglas M. Owen, P.E., BCEE, ENV SP
Owen Water Consulting LLC
Carlsbad, CA

Kevin L. Shafer, P.E.
Metro Milwaukee Sewerage District
Milwaukee, WI

Co-Vice Chairs
Glen Daigger, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, NAE
One Water Solutions, LLC
Ann Arbor, MI

Michael R. Markus, P.E.
Orange County Water District
Fountain Valley, CA

Eileen O'Neill, Ph.D.
Water Environment Federation
Alexandria, VA

Julia J. Hunt, P.E.
Trinity River Authority of Texas
Arlington, TX


Brian Biesemeyer
City of Scottsdale Water Resources Department
Scottsdale, AZ

Paul L. Bishop, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI

Ufuk Erdal, Ph.D., P.E.
Orange, CA

Jeanette A. Brown, P.E., BCEE
Manhattan College
Riverdale, NY

Michael Carlin
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
San Francisco, CA

Guy Carpenter, P.E. 
Los Angeles, CA

Michael S. Connor, Ph.D.
East Bay Dischargers Authority 
San Lorenzo, CA

Paul Cook
Irvine Ranch Water District
Irvine, CA

Dominique Demessence
SUEZ North America
Paramus, NJ

Scott D. Dyer, Ph.D.
The Procter & Gamble Company
Mason, OH

James Fiedler
Santa Clara Valley Water District
San Jose, CA

Russell Ford, Ph.D., PE, BCEE
Parsippany, NJ

Philippe Gislette
Degrémont, Suez Environnement
Rueil-Malmaison, France

John Hanula
Pasadena, CA

Christopher Hill, P.E., BCEE, ENV SP
Tampa, FL

Craig Lichty, P.E.
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
Santa Rosa, CA

Ken Lykens
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Denver, CO

Adam Lovell
Water Services Association of Australia
Sydney, Australia

Jim Matheson
Oasys Water, Inc.
Boston, MA

Fred Nenninger, P.E.
Metro Vancouver
Port Moody, BC, Canada

Halla Razak
San Diego Public Utilities
San Diego, CA

Alan Rimer, P.E., DEE
Chapel Hill, NC

Diane Taniguchi-Dennis, P.E.
Clean Water Services
Hillsboro, OR

Tim Thomure
City Tucson Water Department
Tucson, AZ

Gilbert Trejo, P.E.
El Paso Water Utilities
El Paso, TX

Rhodes Trussell, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Trussell Technologies, Inc.
Pasadena, CA

Peter Tunnicliffe, PE, BCEE, DBIA
CDM Smith
Boston, MA

Cindy Wallis-Lage
Black & Veatch
Kansas City, MO

Rick Warner, P.E.
Washoe County Community Services Department
Reno, NV

Bart Weiss
Hillsborough County Water Department
Tampa, FL


Transition Teams

Research Policy and Procedures

Staff: Amit Pramanik, Julie Minton, Melissa Meeker
Board Volunteers: Rhodes Trussell, Diane Taniguchi-Dennis, Mike Connor, Glen Daigger, Russell Ford, Paul Bishop, and Raj Bhattarai, Others: Mark LeChevallier, Phil Rolchigo, Art Umble, Mike Wehner, Charles Bott
Financial Management & Investment
Staff: Doug Bergstrom, Melissa Meeker, Deirdre Finn
Board Volunteers: Ray Tremblay, Julia Hunt, Mike Connor, Rick Warner, Alan Rimer, Tim Thomure, NACWA and/or WEF CFO
Subscriber Growth & Retention
Staff: Julie Minton, Amit Pramanik, Melissa Meeker, Dorn Sanders, Erin DiMenna
Board Volunteers: Jim Fiedler, Gilbert Trejo, Bart Weiss, Scott Dyer, Mike Connor, Ed McCormick
Talent Recruitment and Retention
Staff: Melissa Meeker, Doug Bergstrom
Board Volunteers: Eileen O'Neill
Nominating Committee

Staff: Melissa Meeker
Board Volunteers: Kevin Shafer, Doug Owen, Scott Dyer, Tom Minwegen, John Hanula