OCWD Board of Directors

Cathy Green
First Vice President
Denis R. Bilodeau, P.E.
Second Vice President
Philip L. Anthony
Jordan Brandman
Shawn Dewane
Jan M. Flory, ESQ.
Dina L. Nguyen, ESQ.
Roman Reyna
Stephen R. Sheldon
Roger C. Yoh, P.E.
General Manager
Michael R. Markus
P.E., D.WRE.

Out in the Community
As part of its standard to forge and maintain long-term, positive and proactive relationships with members of the community and be transparent about its operations and programs, OCWD board members and staff participate, regularly, at community events and speak before civic groups. Below are a few we participated in during April.

OCWD staff hosted a table and distributed information at a public meeting hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The purpose of the meeting was to present information regarding the preliminary plans for the mural restoration at Prado Dam. Directors Stephen Sheldon and Jan Flory were present and spoke in support of the restoration.

OCWD Communications Specialist Crystal Nettles, Director Jan Flory and Director Stephen Sheldon

  • President Cathy Green and Chief Hydrogeologist Roy Herndon provided a presentation about the District's groundwater cleanup projects to the Association of California Cities of Orange County (ACC-OC).
  • Director Denis Bilodeau and Jose Diaz, Water Manager for the City of Orange, presented about groundwater and conservation to students at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Orange on Earth Day.
  • Executive Director of Engineering, Planning and Local Resources, John Kennedy, gave a presentation about OCWD to the Anaheim Caravan, which is a group of real estate professionals.
  • Principal Engineer Tim Sovich gave a presentation about OCWD and the groundwater basin to the Nellie Gail Ranch Garden Club.
  • Recharge Planning Manager Adam Hutchinson provided an overview of OCWD to the operations and support staff at Irvine Ranch Water District’s Michelson Treatment Plant.
  • Director of Regulatory Affairs Jason Dadakis lectured at an undergraduate engineering course at Dartmouth University. The topic was groundwater management and potable reuse, using OCWD as a case study.
  • Chief Hydrogeologist Roy Herndon participated in the first meeting of the state Department of Water Resources (DWR) "Practitioners Advisory Panel" regarding implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.