Melissa Meeker, CEO

Melissa@theh2otower.org
Melissa has over 25 years of experience in water resources management, with an emphasis on alternative water supply development and research, workforce development and public engagement. Melissa previously served as the CEO of The Water Environment and Reuse Foundation and was instrumental in the merger of three critical water-related research foundations.  She also served as Executive Director of the South Florida Water Management District and Deputy Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Kristan VandenHeuvel, Strategic Director of Research and Engagement

Kristan@theh2otower.org
Kristan joins us from The Water Research Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia.  Her experience has focused on water reuse research and she has extensive experience working with technical experts and research teams, as well as a passion for helping others understand the importance of water for every aspect of life, including food production.

Chad Wilbanks, Strategic Director of Training and Demonstrations

chad@theh2otower.org
Chad joins us from Gwinnett County DWR where he worked his way up from an Operator to manager of pump stations to manager of the Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility.  His last position was in the training department where he was able to develop specific training programs to help operations staff not only pass their certifications, but hone their skills to maximize advancement opportunities.

Peggy Alexander, Office Manager

peggy@theh2otower.org
Peggy has extensive experience organizing and managing office environments in public, private and nonprofit situations.  She is responsible for the administrative functions including the awesome task of paperwork management!  She also keeps the boss out of trouble.