Water Research Foundation The Foundation About The Foundation Board of Directors and Public Council

​Water community leaders help us set our research agenda and oversee our research projects. More than 750 volunteers serve on our Board, councils, and committees lending real-world perspective and providing research expertise.

Board of Directors

Members of our Board of Directors are subscribers and leaders in the water community – representing water utilities and professional foundations and associations from around the world. Our Board provides leadership, strategic direction and policy setting as well as operational oversight to ensure that our organizational goals are achieved and resources deployed wisely.

WRF Board of Directors
Mr. Dennis W Doll ChairmanMiddlesex Water Company
Mr. Michael Markus, PEVice ChairmanOrange County Water District
Mr. Paul V Rush, PETreasurerNew York City Dept of Environmental Protection
Mr. Martin L Adams, PEMemberLos Angeles Department of Water & Power
Mr. Hardeep Anand MemberMiami-Dade Water & Sewer Department
Ms. Cathy BaileyMemberGreater Cincinnati Water Works
Ms. Jeanette BrownMemberManhattan College
Mr. Michael Carlin MemberSan Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Mr. Alex Coate MemberEast Bay Municipal Utility District
Mr. Randy ConnerMemberChicago Department of Water Management
Mr. Shayne CunisMemberWatercare Services Limited
Dr. Glen Daigger, PhD, PE, BCEE, NAEMemberOne Water Solutions, LLC
Mr. Dominique DemessenceMemberSuez Water Management & Services Inc.
Mr. Lou Di GironimoMemberToronto Water
Dr. Scott Dyer, PhDMember 
Mr. John J Entsminger MemberLas Vegas Valley Water District
Mr. Ufuk G Erdal MemberARCADIS
Mr. Jim Fiedler, PE, DWREMember 
Dr. Russell Ford, PhD, PE, BCEEMemberJacobs
Mr. Christopher P Hill, PE, BCEE, ENV SPMemberMead & Hunt, Inc.
Mr. Mark Knudson, PEMemberTualatin Valley Water District
Mr. Jonathan LancianiMemberSustainable Water
Mr. Charles Lovan MemberNorthern Kentucky Water District
Mr. Ken LykensMemberCentennial Water and Sanitation District
Mr. Walter LynchMemberAmerican Water
Mr. Alex Margevicius, PEMemberCity of Cleveland Division of Water
Mr. Fred NenningerMemberMetro Vancouver
Ms. Halla RazakMemberCity of San Diego, Public Utilities Department
Mr. Gary ReVoirMemberTetra Tech, Inc.
Ms. Kathryn Sorensen MemberCity of Phoenix Water Services Department
Ms. Lisa SparrowMemberUtilities, Inc.
Mr. Brian Steglitz MemberAnn Arbor Water Utilities Department
Mr. John StompMemberAlbuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority
Ms. Diane Taniguchi-Dennis MemberClean Water Services
Mr. Robert D Teegarden, PEMemberOrlando Utilities Commission
Mr. Eric ThornburgMemberSan Jose Water Company
Mr. Gilbert Trejo MemberEl Paso Water Utilities
Dr. R. Rhodes Trussell, PhDMemberTrussell Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Peter W. Tunnicliffe, PE, BCEE, DBIA CIRMMemberCDM Smith Inc.
Ms. Cindy Wallis-LageMemberBlack & Veatch
Mr. Bart WeissMemberHillsborough County
Ms. Julia J Hunt, PEMember At LargeTrinity River Authority
Mr. James Lochhead Member At LargeDenver Water
Mr. Douglas M Owen, PE, BCEE, ENV SPMember At LargeStantec
Ms. Patricia Mulroy Emeritus 
Mr. John P Sullivan Jr.EmeritusBoston Water & Sewer Commission
Public Council on Water Research
The PCWR consists of non-utility leaders who are appointed by the Board, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators. The PCWR advises our board and staff on social issues related to water and lends a public eye to our programs and policies.
Mr. Michael Markus, PEChairmanOrange County Water District
Ms. Julia Anastasio MemberAssociation of Clean Water Administrators
Mr. Doug FarquharMemberNational Conference of State Legislatures
Ms. Jessica G Godreau, PEMember 
The Honorable Daniel Y. HallMemberMissouri Public Service Commission
Ms. Christine M Hoover MemberOffice of Consumer Advocate
Mr. Edward Osann MemberNatural Resources Defense Council
Ms. Jennifer Peters MemberClean Water Action
Dr. Andrew Sawyers, PhDMemberEPA
Ms. Suzanne Van Drunick MemberEPA