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EPA WaterSenseMission Statement: To increase awareness that water quality is directly linked to the use of appropriate wastewater systems and their management.

Purpose: To provide access to education which increases public awareness of the link between clean drinking water, safe recreational waters, environmentally sustainable surface and groundwater with watershed based best management practices related to appropriate wastewater systems, technology, treatment and management.

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IRS designation: 20-0042087 Fiscal Year July 1 - June 30.
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Combined Policy Manual

FY2013-14 Annual Report as Interactive PDF (12.3 MB)
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FY2016-17 Board of Directors

Cynthia Pickel

Chair: Cynthia Pickel, R.S.
Sanitarian 5/Program Manager/Compliance Field Operations
DHH/OPH/Onsite Wastewater Program
PO BOX 4489, Bin#10, Box#11 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4489
Phone: 225-342-8958 | Email: cynthia.pickel@la.gov

Todd Drefcicnsky

Vice Chair: Todd Drefcinski, LEHP, REHS/RS
Assistant Director of Environmental Health Services,

Well & Septic Program Coordinator, Kendall County Health Department

Business: (630) 553-8096
Email: tdrefcinski@co.kendall.il.us

Bill CrawfordTreasurer: William Crawford. MSA. R.S.
Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department
6051 Frankfort Highway, Suite 100
Benzonia, MI 49616
(231)882-4409 | FAX#: (231)882-2204

Bill Crawford MSA. R.S. wcrawford@bldhd.org

Jason MenchhoferSecretary:Jason Menchhofer R.S.
Sanitarian. Accreditation Coordinator
Mercer County-Celina City Health Department
419) 586-3251 extension 1272

Board Members:

Scott KendzierskiScott J. Kendzierski, R.E.H.S., M.S.
Director of Environmental Health Services
Health Department of Northwest Michigan
220 West Garfield Ave. Charlevoix, MI 49720
231-547-7651 Phone
231-547-6238 Fax

Scott Kendzierski s.kendzierski@nwhealth.org

Phil TannianPhilip J. Tannian
Environmental Legal Service, P.C.
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Member Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Board Member of Michigan Habitat For Humanity
(313) 995-1134


Kay Lackey

Kay Lackey, M.A., C.M.A.A., C.B.C.S.
Business Cell: 312-869-9482
Business e-mail: kay@conversationwithkay.com
Independent Organizational Development Consultant

Oliver Grievson

Oliver Grievson
Flow Compliance & Regulatory Efficiency Manager
Anglian Water, United Kingdom
Group Manager: Water Industry Process Automation & Control
LinkedIn URL is https://uk.linkedin.com/in/olivergrievson
See http://www.slideshare.net/olivergrievson/an-introduction-to-wastewater-and-sludge-principles-8017362
Wastewater Management Committee: Foundation for Water Research & CIWEM
Management Board of the International Water Association's Specialist Group on ICA
Board of Directors for the Sensors For Water Interest Group (SWIG).

Lesley Desjardins

Lesley Desjardins Executive Director
Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association

(Office) 877.489.7471


Sam Lines

Past Chair: Sam Lines, MBA
Engineering Manager, Safety Director, Lean Coordinator, Concrete Sealants, Inc.
Executive Director of the Ohio Precast Concrete Association
National Precast Concrete Association Education Committee

(Office) 800-332-7325
(Direct) 937-34-SEAL1 (937-347-3251) using Google Voice

Dendra BestSTAFF

Executive Director Dendra J. Best
LinkedIn Profile
Member National Environmental Health Association
Member Michigan League for Public Policy
(231) 233-1806 info@wastewatereducation.org

Dendra BestTranslator

Maria Brandt
Independent translator and interpreter, Blue Gaea Language Services
Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela. Geophysicist
Calgary, AB, T3H 4Y5. Tel: 403-819 7497
email: maria@wastewatereducation.org

Development Officer Position Currently Vacant. Please contact us if you would like more information.

Advisory Board

Chuck Overbay

Chuck Overbay
Concrete Sealants, Inc.
Tipp City, Ohio
Tel: 937-417-4485
Email: coverbay@conseal.com

Catherine Flowers

Catherine Flowers
Rural Development Manager EJI. Montgomery, Alabama
Executive Director The Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise
Email: CatherineFlowers@aol.com
LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/catherine-flowers/4/748/457


Peter Read

Peter Read
Read & Associates LLC. Traverse Area Association of Realtors
856 E Eighth St. Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 633-1165

Peter Read <peter@peterread.com>

Dan Thorell

Daniel R. Thorell, M.S., R.S
Environmental Sanitarian
Grand Traverse County Health Department
Environmental Health Division
2650 LaFranier Road Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone:(231) 995-6021 dthorell@gtchd.org

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