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 Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) is now accepting nominations for candidates for the Board of Directors for the term beginning in 2022. Two New Directors will be elected by the members and the results announced at the Annual General Meeting. Terms will begin immediately after Ontario’s Water Conference, May 2nd - 4th 2022, in Niagara Falls, ON.
The following positions are available for nomination to the Board of Directors:
• Two Directors to fill three-year terms (May 2022 to May 2025)
Click here to apply

Board of Directors

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Jaime Boutilier

Associate Partner / Manager of Field Services
5935 Airport Road, Suite 500
Mississauga, ON L4V 1W5

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Deborah Goudreau

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

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Past President
Reg Russwurm

Manager, Design and Construction
City of Guelph
1 Carden Street
Guelph, ON N1H 3A1

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Ed Bertolo

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

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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 
Simon Gautrey

Senior Associate Hydrogeologist
Wood PLC
3450 Harvester Road, Suite 100
Burlington, ON L7N 3W5

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3rd Year Director
Sigrid Peldszus

Research Associate Professor
Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave W.
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1

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2nd Year Director
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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2nd Year Director 
Tom Woodcock

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

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1st Year Director 
Jennifer Lanthier

Program Manager, Water Facilities Engineering & Reliability
Region of Peel Public Works
90 East Avenue 
Mississauga, ON L5E 1W6

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1st Year Director 
Angelika Masotti

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

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
Samatha Buch

T: (416) 231-1555 ext. 2
F: (416) 231-1556
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Operations Coordinator
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