Board of Directors

The work of Sweet Water is guided by its Board of Directors. Members of the Board represent diverse stakeholders and include leaders of municipalities, businesses, utilities, and nongovernmental organizations. Board members serve three-year terms and meet on a bi-monthly basis. 

2017 Board of Directors

  • Neil Palmer (Chair), Village of Elm Grove
  • Todd Ambs (Vice Chair - Secretary), Healing Our Waters - Great Lakes Coalition
  • Nathan S. Brenn, C.P.A. (Vice Chair - Treasurer), Brady Corporation
  • Benjamin Benninghoff (non-voting advisor), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Brian Depies, Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.
  • Michael G. Hahn, P.E., P.H., (non-voting advisor), Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
  • Matthew Howard, Alliance for Water Stewardship - North America
  • David Lee, We Energies
  • David Libert, Strategy for Results Consulting, LLC
  • Maureen McBroom, Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.
  • Leana Nakielski Garcia, Greater Milwaukee Committee
  • Karen Sands, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Alyssa Schmitt, Stormwater Solutions Engineering, LLC
  • Marian Singer, Wellntell, Inc.
  • Dan Stoffel, Washington County
  • Andrew Struck, Ozaukee County


Joan Herriges
Operations & Mini-Grant Program Manager 

Jake Fincher
Stormwater Program Manager

Taylor Baseheart (not pictured)
Outreach & Communications Coordinator


Linda Reid
Executive Director / Director of Watershed Protection

Michael Murillo
Outreach and Policy Specialist

Kaitlyn Taylor
Watershed Planning Strategist