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
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As part of its standard to forge and maintain long-term, positive and proactive relationships with members of the local community and greater water industry and to be transparent about its operations and programs, OCWD board members and staff speak regularly before civic groups and at events. We participated in the following during November:

Greg Porto (Kiwanis Club of Newport Beach-Corona del Mar Past President), John Kennedy (OCWD Exec. Dir. of Engineering and Water Resources, Diane Pinnick (OCWD Senior Communications Specialist), and Joel Carlson (Kiwanis Club of Newport Beach-Corona del Mar President)
  • President Cathy Green was interviewed by a student from Orange Coast College who is producing a documentary about the proposed Huntington Beach Ocean Desalination Project.
  • Director Sheldon and Executive Director of Engineering and Water Resources John Kennedy gave a presentation to the Kiwanis Club of Newport Beach-Corona del Mar about OCWD and its programs and projects.
  • Director Jan Flory and John Kennedy provided an overview of OCWD, the GWRS and ocean desalination at the monthly luncheon of the North Orange County Probus.
  • Director of Public Affairs Eleanor Torres provided a presentation to the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) Independent Advisory Panel about GWRS public outreach and media activities.
  • Director of Water Production Mehul Patel participated in the California Resource Management Association "Vision" Conference where he presented about the GWRS.
  • Recharge Planning Manager Adam Hutchinson provided a presentation about stormwater capture and recharge at the operations and administration committee meetings for the Orange County Sanitation District.
  • Chief Hydrogeologist Roy Herndon gave a presentation on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and how the Orange County Groundwater Basin is already managed to comply with the new requirements of the Act at the NWRI Clarke Prize Conference in Huntington Beach.
  • Roy Herndon and Principal Engineer Sandy Scott-Roberts presented an overview of OCWD and the groundwater basin, followed by a GWRS tour, to representatives of Raytheon's environmental division.
  • Senior Planner Marsha Westropp and County of Orange staff gave a presentation at a meeting of the Newport Bay Watershed Executive Committee on alternative approaches to the current Integrated Regional Water Management approach, which covers the entire Santa Ana Watershed.