About Us
About Us

Board of Directors

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). Please see our organization chart for more details.

Directors attend board meetings, the annual conference, and other events; relay Board policies and directives to committee chairs and serve as the liaison or communications link between the Board and the Director’s assigned committees; and manage OWWA’s legal and financial affairs.

Each Fall there is a call for Nominees for the Board, with a closing date in December. Please see our latest “Call for Directors 2020” for more information.

Board information can be found at the following links, and contact information for all current Board members and staff is provided below.


Reg Russwurm
Director of Infrastructure & Public Works
Town of The Blue Mountains
32 Mill Street
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
Nick Reid
Executive Director, Ryerson Urban Water
Faculty of Science, Ryerson University
723-285 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
Past President
Dan Huggins 
Water Quality Manager
City of London Water Operations
663 Bathurst Street
London, ON N5Z 1P8
Jaime Boutilier
Contract Administrator
5935 Airport Road, Suite 500
Mississauga, ON L4V 1W5
AWWA Director
Lee Anne Jones
Vice-President, Building, Infrastructure & Advanced Facilities,
245 Consumers Road
Toronto, ON M2J 1R3


DIRECTORS 2017-2020
Deborah Goudreau
Manager, Customer Service & Community Outreach
Hamilton Water
City of Hamilton
330 Wentworth Street North
Hamilton, ON L8L 5W3
Pete Samson
Group Leader, Business Development
650 Woodlawn Road West
Block C Unit 4
Guelph, ON N1K 1B8
DIRECTORS 2018-2021
Nat Andres
Project Engineer
Regional Municipality of Durham
605 Rossland Road East, P.O. Box 623 Whitby, ON L1N 6A3
Ed Bertolo
Evans Supply Limited
338 Neptune Crescent
London, ON N6M 1A1
DIRECTORS 2019-2022
Simon Gautrey
Senior Associate Hydrogeologist
Wood PLC
3450 Harvester Road, Suite 100
Burlington, ON L7N 3W5
Sigrid Peldszus
Research Associate Professor
Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Waterloo                                           200 University Ave W.                                         Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1


OWWA Staff

Executive Director
Michele Grenier
T: (416) 231-1555 ext. 3
F: (416) 231-1556
Programs Manager
Samantha Buch
T: (416) 231-1555 ext. 2
F: (416) 231-1556
Operations Coordinator
Merissa Beedham
T: (416) 231-1555 ext. 1
F: (416) 231-1556


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