Source Water Initiative


For More Information

Nicole Zacharda
Program Manager
Great Lakes Commission
734-971-9135 Ext. 103
[email protected]

Work Group Members

Project Management – Great Lakes Commission

  • Nicole Zacharda, Program Manager

State & Provincial Governments

  • Heather Malcolmson, Director, Source Protection Program Branch, Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
  • Patrick Bowling, State Source Water Coordinator, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Christopher Berkey, Geologic Specialist- Source Water Protection, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Jim Sullivan, Chief Ground Water Section, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • Matt Gamble, Supervisor Source Water Unit, Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Division Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • Brian Austin, Water Supply Specialist Division of Environmental Management, Groundwater Section Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Steve Robertson, Supervisor Source Water Protection Unit, Minnesota Department of Environmental Health
  • Shannon Nabors, NW Ohio District Chief, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • Rick Cobb, Deputy Manager Division of Drinking Water, Groundwater, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Government

United States Geological Survey
  • Howard Reeves, Research Hydrologist, Michigan-Ohio Water Science Center
  • Angela Brennan, Hydrologist, Michigan-Ohio Water Science Center
United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Karen Wirth, Source Water Protection Team Leader, Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water
  • James (Bo) Williams, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water
  • Cary McElhinney, Program Coordinator, EPA Region 5-Water Division

Municipal Governments & Regional Authorities

  • Todd Danielson, Chief Utilities Executive Avon Lake Regional Water, Ohio
  • Irene Caminer, Director of Legal   Services, City of Chicago Water Management, Illinois
  • Jeanette Ball, Administrator, City of Toledo, Ohio
  • Patrick Staskiewicz, Public Utilities Director, Ottawa County Road Commission, MI
  • Janice M. Skadsen, retired, Representing AWWA
  • Jennifer Boehme, Physical Scientist, The International Joint Commission
  • Tina Skeldon Wozniak, President, Board of Commissioners, Lucas County, Ohio
  • Melissa Greene Hopfer, Sustainability Coordinator, Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission
  • Chitra Gowda, Source Water Protection Lead, Conservation Ontario
  • Therese Estephan, Source Water Advisor, Region of Peel, Ontario
  • Andrew J. Farr, Acting Executive Director Water and Wastewater, Region of Peel, Ontario
  • Scott D. Moegling, Water Quality Manager, Cleveland Water, Ohio

Environmental Organizations

  • Molly Flanagan, Vice President, Policy, Alliance for the Great Lakes
  • Paul Seegert, Source Water Protection, Michigan Rural Water Association
  • Scott Sowa, Director of Science, The Nature Conservancy
  • Katie Rousseau, Director Clean Water Supply, Great Lakes, American Rivers
  • Antoine Verville, Directeur General Adjoint, Regroupement des Organismes de Bassins Versants du Quebec

Research Institutions

  • Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair of Water Research, Michigan State University
  • Carol Miller, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director of Healthy Urban Waters, Wayne State University, MI 
  • Scott Graham, Director: Public Engagement and Science Communication, School of Freshwater Science, UW-Milwaukee
  • Aaron Thiel, Research Manager, UW-Milwaukee Center for Water Policy
  • Manuel Rodriguez-Pinzon, Research Chair on Drinking Water, Universite Laval

Industry Organizations

  • Martin Wille, Supervisor, Water Quality and Environmental Compliance, Indiana American Water
  • Laura Campbell, Agricultural Ecology Department Manager, Michigan Farm Bureau
  • Kathy Buckner, President, Council of Great Lakes Industries
  • Rob Rouse, Director, EH&S Auditing, The Dow Chemical Company