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

Board of Trustees

Members of our Board of Trustees 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.

Denise KrugerCHAIRGolden State Water Company
Patricia MulroyEMERITUS
Barrett MurphyMember at LargeChicago Department of Water Management
Robert RennerSECRETARYWater Research Foundation
Dennis DollTREASURERMiddlesex Water Company
Alex CoateTRUSTEEEast Bay Municipal Utility District
Carl YatesTRUSTEEHalifax Water
Debra ManTRUSTEEMetropolitan Water District of So California
Gregory HeitzmanTRUSTEELouisville Municipal Sewer District
James LochheadTRUSTEEDenver Water
Jo PuckettTRUSTEEDallas Water Utilities
John BigelowTRUSTEEAmerican Water
John DyksenTRUSTEEUnited Water Management & Services, Inc.
John SullivanTRUSTEEBoston Water & Sewer Commission
Kevin YoungTRUSTEESydney Water Corporation Limited
Lisa SparrowTRUSTEEUtilities, Inc.
Nilaksh KothariTRUSTEEManitowoc Public Utilities
Paul RushTRUSTEENew York City Dept of Environmental Protection
Ray HoffmanTRUSTEESeattle Public Utilities
Robert PritchardTRUSTEECity of Calgary Water Resources
Robert TeegardenTRUSTEEOrlando Utilities Commission
Scott PotterTRUSTEENashville Metro Water Services
Stephen SchneiderTRUSTEESaint Paul Regional Water Services
Charles MurrayVice ChairFairfax Water
Public Council on Drinking Water Research
The PCDWR 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 PCDWR advises our board and staff on social issues related to water and lends a public eye to our programs and policies.
Charles MurrayCHAIRFairfax Water
Christina BakerMEMBEROffice of Public Counsel
John BetkoskiMEMBERConnecticut Department of Public Utility Control
John HowardMEMBERSouth Carolina Public Service Commission
Kai Loon ChenMEMBERJohns Hopkins University
Ken BousfieldMEMBERUtah Department of Environmental Quality
Lisa RagainMEMBERAqua Vitae
Lynn ThorpMEMBERClean Water Action
Steve KlickMEMBERPennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Theodore SpencerMEMBERNatural Resources Defense Council
Jill ThiareSTAFFWater Research Foundation