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Bill was the President and CEO of Coskata, a biotechnology firm, and then retired to pursue volunteer work. Prior to that he had a 29-year career at Nalco. He holds BS and MS degrees in Chemistry from Creighton University and the University of Notre Dame. Bill understands the mission of those working in the WASH sector and is honored to be able to help Water For People excel in its own mission. (More...)

Bill Roe

Board Chair

Cindy is an SVP and CTO with engineering firm Brown and Caldwell and also serves as Executive Director for the California Urban Water Agencies. Cindy holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado, a Master’s in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Colorado State University, and undergraduate degrees in political science and environmental science from Whitman College.  (More...)

Dr. Cindy Paulson

Board Vice-Chair and Strategy Committee Chair

Irene is the former VP of Investor Relations for DCP Midstream. With over 20 years of finance and risk management experience, she has held numerous executive roles. Irene graduated from the University of Denver. She is passionate about community service and has dedicated herself to organizations which promote women’s issues, health, and children’s causes. (More...)

Irene Lofland

Board Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair

A native of Uruguay, Beatriz is the President and CEO of Syntes Language Group. She is a seasoned translation industry executive, consultant, and interpreter. A classically-trained musician, Beatriz’s first experience in translation was translating concert reviews for the Houston Symphony. She has an interest in nonprofits that promote women’s empowerment, international development, and the environment. (More...)

Beatriz Bonnet

Board Secretary

Eleanor has dedicated her career to improving lives through her work in water and sanitation. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic, and as an engineer, has lived and worked in numerous countries. As CEO, she is dedicated to bringing lasting access to safe water and sanitation to people around the world. She loves ultra cycling and exploring the outdoors with her family. Eleanor holds a BS from Tufts University and an MS from UC Berkeley. (More...)

Eleanor Allen

Director and CEO

Debra Coy is Executive in Residence with XPV Water Partners, the largest water-focused private equity fund in North America. She also serves on the Boards of Directors for Global Water Resources Inc. and Willdan Group Inc. Ms. Coy is well-known in the water industry and is a regular speaker and columnist on water industry finance and innovation. She previously spent 20+ years on Wall Street, where she was a top-ranked analyst covering global water markets for firms including Janney, Charles Schwab, HSBC, and NatWest Bank.  (More...)

Debra Coy


A native of Nicaragua, Vanessa is the Managing Partner at Panorama Consulting Solutions, which helps government and business clients achieve digital business transformations. She brings a proven management track record with over 20 years of experience. Vanessa has graduate certificates from Harvard Business School and the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. She holds a BS in Rhetoric and Legal Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. (More...)

Vanessa Davison

Director and Development Committee Chair

Michael Deane is a water management executive and most recently is Chief of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Michael holds a MEM degree in resource economics and policy from Duke University and a BS in biology and geography from Gustavus Adolphus College. (More...)

Michael Deane

Director and Audit Committee Chair

Neeraj Jain is PATH’s Country Director for India, based in New Delhi. He has more than 27 years of experience in strengthening organizations. Prior to PATH, he led WaterAid India as its chief executive and was associated with Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, where he worked for child development. Mr. Jain holds a BA in business studies from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He completed his MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. (More...)

Neeraj Jain


Katy is Chief Executive Officer at LQ Digital, a digital marketing agency. Prior to joining LQ, she served as CMO and Head of BD at Lithium Technologies. Katy has over 20 years of experience in business-to-business (B2B) marketing and software as a service (SaaS). She earned an MBA from Northwestern University (where she was an Austin Scholar) and a BA in History from the University of Virginia. She was a trustee to the Redwood Day School for many years. (More...)

Katy Keim


Greg is a retired engineering executive with over 38 years of experience in the global engineering and construction industry. He served on the Board of Directors for CH2M and as the President of CH2M’s Global Water Business Group. He most recently was the Executive Vice President for Jacobs Engineering Group Buildings & Infrastructure business leading a team of over 11,500 employees delivering solutions for water, environment, transportation and the built environment.  (More...)

Greg McIntyre


Mohsen is President of Cole Engineering Group in Ontario, Canada. He started his career in the public sector working with Tucson Water department of operations and then moved into consulting at Arcadis with a focus on strategic planning, utility business optimization, and large infrastructure projects throughout North America and the Middle East. Mohsen relocated back to Canada to work with Cole Engineering Group as Chief Executive in 2014. (More...)

Mohsen Mortada


Winifred is a trained civil engineer who, through her career, has transitioned into an Institutional Development Specialist. Winifred runs a consultancy firm that is dedicated to helping utilities excel. As a water services consultant and a Certified Project Management Professional, Winifred brings her experience working with government, the private sector, and with development cooperation in multi-cultural environments. Winifred holds a BSc degree in Civil Engineering from Makerere University in Uganda and a Masters in Water Management from IHE -Delft in the Netherlands. (More...)

Winifred Nabakiibi


Matthew is the CFO of Link Industrial Properties, a best-in-class logistics real estate platform. He has over 20 years of experience in real estate. Matthew also served as Managing Director and Associate Director of Research, among other positions, at Morgan Stanley. He holds a dual MS in Real Estate and City Planning from MIT and a BA in History from Tufts University. Matthew has served on various corporate boards. (More...)

Matthew Ostrower


Maureen is the former General Manager of the San Diego County Water Authority, the regional water agency that provides up to 90% of all water used in San Diego County. She retired in 2019. Maureen has led and successfully developed a comprehensive array of water supply and infrastructure programs. Stapleton oversees a dynamic agency, managing a $3.1 billion Capital Improvement Program and leading the Water Authority’s efforts in the region’s water supply.

Maureen A. Stapleton

Director – Governance Committee Chair


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