Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors provides oversight of all programs and transactions and provides guidance and expertise to staff. They play a vital role in decision making, strategic planning, fundraising, and financial oversight and approve the organization's annual operating budget. Each member of the AWS Board of Directors is required to serve on a programmatic subcommittee and make an annual contribution. Board members serve a maximum of two consecutive, three-year terms. 

Officers and Members

Elissa Feldman, Chair
Retired, US Environmental Protection Agency

Neil Lang, Vice Chair
Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Kathryn Petrillo-Smith, Treasurer
Digital Promise

Lars Hanslin, Secretary
Retired Attorney, National Park Service

Donna An

Nina Albert
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Maria Earley
Attorney, Reed Smith

James Foster
Anacostia Watershed Society

Michael J. Lederman
Compass/Arbor Group

Kathleen Linehan
Alpha Corporation

Cynthia Quarterman
Atlantic Council

Matthew Ries, Ph.D., P.E.
DC Water

Nigel Stevens

Michael Tilchin

Robert Boone
Founder & Honorary Member

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