Board & Staff

OWWA is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, supported by the Executive Director and staff. The Board consists of a President, Vice President, Past President, Secretary-Treasurer, AWWA Director, and six Directors, each elected for a three-year term. Each year two new Directors are elected at the OWWA Annual General Meeting (held at the Annual Conference and Trade Show). 

Call for Nominations to the OWWA Board of Directors
The call for nominations for candidates for the Board of Directors for the term beginning in 2024 is now closed.

Board of Directors

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Ed Bertolo

Evans Supply Limited
338 Neptune Crescent
London, ON N6M 1A1

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Scott Tam

Manager of Environmental Services and Public Utilities
The Corporation of the City of Timmins
220 Algonquin Blvd East
Timmins, ON P4N 1B3

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Past President
Deborah Goudreau

Manager of Plant Operations
Hamilton Water Division, City of Hamilton
700 Woodward Avenue
Hamilton, ON L8H 6P4

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Tom Woodcock

Associate, Senior Controls & Instrumentation Engineer
R.V. Anderson Associates Ltd.
557 Southdale Road East, Suite 200
London, ON N6E 1A2

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AWWA Director
Marcus Firman

Director of Water and Wastewater
District of Muskoka
70 Pine Street
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1N3

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3rd Year Director 
Jennifer Lanthier

Program Manager, Engineering Water Facilities
Region of Peel
920 East Ave
Mississauga, ON L5E 1W6

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3rd Year Director 
Angelika Masotti

Environmental Program Coordinator, Source Water Protection
Regional Municipality of York
17250 Yonge Street
Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1

2nd Year Director
Mike Schmied

Contracts & Purchasing Manager
NAC Constructors Ltd.
21 Queen Street
Morriston, ON N0B 2C0

2nd Year Director
Sonya Semanuik

Senior Project Manager - Studies & Condition Assessments
Ontario Clean Water Agency
2085 Hurontario Street, Suite 500
Mississauga, ON L5A 4G1

1st Year Director 
Blair Saunders 

Supervisor, Operations Support
Town of East Gwillimbury
19000 Leslie Street, Sharon, Ontario L0G 1V0

1st Year Director 
Jesus Garcia-Aleman 

Vice President and Global Principal 



OWWA Staff

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Executive Director
Michele Grenier

T: (416) 231-1555 ext. 3
F: (416) 231-1556
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Programs Manager
Samantha Petryna

T: (416) 231-1555 ext. 2
F: (416) 231-1556
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Programs Manager
Merissa Beedham

T: (416) 231-1555 ext. 1
F: (416) 231-1556
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Administrative Coordinator
Shanleigh Makonnen

T: (416) 231-1555 ext. 4
F: (416) 231-1556