Founding Donors

As the Water Resources Institute was getting started in 1999 and 2000, a number of local water agencies offered to support the WRI financially, providing seed money to recruit a director, to plan and hold our first annual conference, and for other critical programmatic needs. Since that time, other local agencies have joined our original “Founding Partners.”

The Water Resources Institute and Cal State, San Bernardino would like to express our sincere thanks to our Founding Donors for their support and for their confidence in us and in our programs.

Founding Donors receive several benefits for their gifts. For information on becoming a Founding Donor of the Water Resources Institute, contact our office at 909-537-7681.

Seven water agencies have each made five-year pledges to the WRI to provide unrestricted financial support for the WRI’s programs. At the end of the five-year period, they will have donated nearly half a million dollars to the WRI. These agencies are:

1. Cucamonga Valley Water District, Rancho Cucamonga

2. East Valley Water District, San Bernardino

3. Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Chino

4. San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, San Bernardino

5. San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District, San Bernardino

6. West Valley Water District, Rialto

7. Western Municipal Water District, Riverside

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BUSINESS MANAGER

Steven Keough

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DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS

Boykin Witherspoon III

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Nicole Barnhart

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Grants & Legal Admin

Julie Lappin

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ARCHIVIST & HISTORIAN

Suzie Earp

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Founding Member

East Valley Water District

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Program Support

Monica Santander

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Program Support

Sandra Jimenez

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Program Support

Kathleen Firstenberg

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Program Assistant

Lauren Hall

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Internship Manager

Christina Rodriguez

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GIS Manager

Annie Teall

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Consultant

Cory Silva

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Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Chino

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San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, San Bernardino

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San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District, San Bernardino

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West Valley Water District, Rialto

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Western Municipal Water District, Riverside

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Chair, Board Member, Cucamonga Valley Water District

Hank Stoy

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Board Member, West Valley Water District

Alan Dyer

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E.S. Babcock and Son Laboratories

Allison Mackenzie

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Integrated Planning and Management, Inc.

Daniel Cozad

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Retired professor, Cal State San Bernardino

Darlene Stoner

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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Deborah Whitney

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Audubon Society

Drew Feldmann

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Best & Krieger

Eric Garner

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Riverside Land Conservancy

Jane Block

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General Manager, San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency

Jeff Davis

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Board Member, retired, Inland Empire Utilities Agency

John Anderson

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Librarian Emeritus, Cal State San Bernardino

Johnnie Ann Ralph

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The Perrier Group

Larry Lawrence

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General Manager (retired), San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District

Louis Fletcher

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Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board

Mark Adelson

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General Manager, Monte Vista Water District

Mark Kinsey

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Inland Empire Utilities Agency

Andrea Carruthers

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Southern California Edison

Matthew Garcia

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Owner, Inland Water Works Supply Company

Orville Spears

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Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Patti Arlt

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Consulting Engineer, Big Bear Lake

Ralph Wagner

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General Manager (retired), East Valley Water District

Robert Martin

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Krieger and Stewart

Robert Krieger

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Student Assistant

Chelsea Rammelsberg

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences

James A. Noblet

Professor, Art

Sant Khalsa

Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences

Erik Melchiorre

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Anthony E. Metcalf

Assistant Professor, Health Sciences and Human Ecology

Lal Mian

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Brett Stanley

Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Yu Jung Kim

Associate Provost of Research

Jeff Thompson

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