Board of Directors

Oluwole A. (OJ) McFoy
General Manager, Buffalo Sewer Authority
Board Chair

Oluwole A. (OJ) McFoy is the general manager of the Buffalo Sewer Authority, which operates a treatment facility holding 560 million gallons per day and a regional collection system serving over 550,000 customers in Western New York. He is responsible for delivering on Buffalo’s 20-year, $400 million commitment to eliminate the effects of combined sewer overflows in Buffalo’s Great Lakes waterways. Oluwole began his career at Buffalo Sewer in 2006 as the chief operating officer and has held multiple positions since, including chief financial officer and chief engineer. Before joining Buffalo Sewer, his early career involved project engineering and management at a regional architectural and engineering consultant firm. Oluwole now serves as a vice-chair for the New York Water Environment Association’s Utility Executive Committee. Also, he represents New York, serving in the Water Environment Federation’s House of Delegates as a state representative. He holds a BS in civil engineering from Clarkson University and is a licensed professional engineer in New York.

Shivaji Deshmukh
General Manager, Inland Empire Utilities Agency

Shivaji Deshmukh is a licensed engineer who serves as the General Manager of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) with over 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. IEUA serves approximately 930,000 people in western San Bernardino County. Before IEUA, Mr. Deshmukh served as the Assistant General Manager at the West Basin Municipal Water District for nine years. Prior to that, he served Orange County Water District where he focused on the implementation, design, and construction of the Groundwater Replenishment System—a 130 million gallon per day potable reuse project.

Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells
Chief Executive Officer, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells is the chief executive officer of Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is a regional entity providing sanitary and stormwater management services to Cleveland and 61 suburban communities in Northeast Ohio. As CEO, Kyle oversees one of the largest clean water agencies in Ohio, a district that treats 90 billion gallons of water every year, thanks to the work of more than 750 employees. She works closely with seven trustees and nine directors managing hundreds of miles of sewer and stream networks, a multi-billion-dollar 25-year Project Clean Lake program, and a regional wet-weather strategy for the health of Lake Erie and more than one million residents. Kyle graduated summa cum laude from Ohio State University with a bachelor of science degree in biology. She earned master’s degrees with honors in both public affairs and environmental science at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and volunteered in Samoa for the Peace Corps. Before joining the District, she was director of the Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc.

Calvin Farr
General Manager/CEO, Prince William County Service Authority
Mr. Farr is the Prince William County Service Authority’s (PWCSA) General Manager/CEO and leads an organization that serves more than 380,000 customers in a growing, diverse community in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area. PWCSA is the largest combined water and wastewater utility in Virginia and is a nationally recognized model for performance excellence, sustainability, industry best practices, and environmental leadership. PWCSA’s capital investments total $725 million over the next five years and operate within a $120 million annual budget. Mr. Farr has 27 years of public and private sector utility industry experience including water, wastewater, stormwater, and natural gas. Mr. Farr’s previous general management and executive leadership roles were with the City of Richmond, VA, the City of Atlanta, and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. He has led One Water initiatives to meet regulatory requirements while helping to address ratepayer affordability gaps, oversaw stormwater maintenance and gray and green infrastructure projects to minimize flooding, facilitated private lead service line replacements, led consent decree SSO/CSO program management teams, and strengthened water and wastewater maintenance and capital investments using asset management best practices. Mr. Farr holds an Executive Master's of Public Management from the University of Maryland, a Master's of Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, and a BS in Civil Engineering from the Old Dominion University. Mr. Farr is also a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.
Yvonne Forrest
Director, Houston Water
Yvonne Forrest is the director of Houston Water. Ms. Forrest is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Houston’s regional water and wastewater utility systems. She also oversees regulatory compliance, infrastructure planning, and operations/program support. Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States, and the city’s public water and wastewater system is one of the largest utilities within the United States. She manages a staff of over 1,700 with an annual capital and operations and maintenance budget of over $657 million. The Drinking Water Operations branch is responsible for three surface water purification plants, 100 groundwater pumping stations, over 7,000 miles of water mains, 59,000 fire hydrants, and 159,000 valves. The Wastewater Operations branch is responsible for 39 waste treatment plants, over 370 lift stations, 127,000 manholes, and 6,100 miles of gravity and force mains. Prior to her career in public service, Ms. Forrest spent 15 years as an engineer in the private sector, developing processes to ensure compliance with environmental regulations, permits, and corporate standards. She holds a BSc in chemical engineering from University of South Carolina.
Ghassan Korban
Executive Director, Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans
Ghassan Korban is the executive director of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO). Prior to becoming the executive director of SWBNO in September of 2018, Ghassan Korban served the Department of Public Works for 31 years. During his last eight years, Ghassan served as the commissioner of Public Works. As the commissioner, he was responsible for four divisions: Milwaukee Water Works, Operations, Parking, and Infrastructure, which included transportation, sanitary, and storm water management. In his current role as executive director, he oversees the provision of clean drinking water, treatment of wastewater, and drainage operations for the city of New Orleans. His primary mission is to overhaul the agency’s antiquated equipment and infrastructure, creating a modern utility capable of meeting the needs of its customers. Some of Mr. Korban’s key accomplishments include the planning, design, and construction of the first modern streetcar system in the city of Milwaukee, and coordination of the construction of the entire infrastructure needed to support the new Milwaukee Bucks' basketball arena. Mr. Korban received a BSc in civil engineering and an MSc in construction management from Marquette University.
Clare Lindahl
CEO, Soil and Water Conservation Society

Clare Lindahl has served as CEO of the Soil and Water Conservation Society since August of 2017. The Society’s mission is to foster the science and art of natural resource conservation. The Society and its membership have been advancing conservation through advocacy, special projects, a scientific journal, education, and events since 1943. Lindahl previously served as the Executive Director for Conservation Districts of Iowa and as Natural Resources Program Manager with River Action, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering the environmental, economic, and cultural vitality of the Mississippi River and its riverfront in the Quad Cities. She holds a degree in landscape architecture from Iowa State and received her post-baccalaureate certificate in environmental geographic systems from Western Illinois University.

Susan Moisio
Global Water Director, Jacobs

Susan Moisio, PE, is the Global Director of Jacobs’ Water Market. In this role, Susan leads a Jacobs team of more than 9,000 Drinking Water & Reuse, Water Resources, Conveyance & Storage, and Wastewater visionaries and doers to develop innovative, sustainable, and technology-enabled solutions for the world’s water challenges. Jacobs' water team is committed to providing industry-leading infrastructure and digital and environmental expertise to address complex challenges across drinking water, wastewater, desalination, conveyance, and flood control challenges, all with Jacobs’ One Water approach to water management. Susan is a Technology Fellow with more than 30 years of experience in capacity assessments, system integration, and flow analysis. She joined Jacobs in 2005, and her experience in wastewater planning and capital project execution includes 16 years with the Cincinnati Metropolitan Sewer District. Susan was named one of the top 40 influencers in the water industry by Global Water Intelligence Magazine. Susan is a member of the Alliance’s One Water Council, she leads Jacobs’ engagement with the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, she currently serves on the Water Environment Federation Collection Committee, and she previously served on WEF’s Technical Practices Committee and as chair of the WEFTEC Collection Systems Symposia. She is also a member of the Wet Weather Partnership. 

John Take
Executive Vice President, Global Water Business, Stantec
John Take is the executive vice president and chief business officer at Stantec. John oversees the activities of Stantec’s five business operating units with a focus on strategic growth initiatives and campaigns, client relationships and development, management and development of key accounts, and client service initiatives. He also serves as a member of Stantec’s Disclosure Committee. Over the past 30 years, John has been involved in hundreds of One Water projects around the world in both the municipal and industrial sectors. John earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of New Brunswick and his master’s in water resources engineering from the University of Alberta. In addition to his diverse and extensive Stantec portfolio and his role as a board member with the US Water Alliance, John is a member of and has been involved with professional organizations such as the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, the AZ Water Association, and the Water Environment Federation. John has an active commitment to community and volunteers on the Executive Leadership Council of Water For People, as well as multiple organizations focused on delivering education, training, and microloan-funded support of entrepreneurial business startups for the growing and thriving refugee and immigrant community in southern Arizona.