Board of Directors

Bob Mohr, President
Retired Businessman
“PWW recognizes that we need no medical or technological breakthroughs to eliminate the deaths and alleviate the suffering caused by waterborne diseases. We only need the will.”

Wade Bradford, Vice President
Franchise Operator
“A biologist by training, I know that water is essential for life. I like to say: Water is critical to life, so make it clean.”

Charlene Seward, Treasurer
Partner and CPA, Valente and Seward
"Water that is polluted isn’t just dirty, it can be deadly. PWW is truly instrumental in helping so many people get access to clean water and is changing lives, which is why I am proud to be part of the team."

Bill Meub, Corporate Secretary
Attorney, Meub, Gallivan and Larson
“Safe water and sanitation leaves a lasting legacy. Working with Haitians and Hondurans who want to change their lives is life changing for me. Seeing the results of healthy children and people, not being sick with waterborne diseases, drives home the point of why I love the work that I do with PWW.”

Paulina Bendaña, Member
Executive Director, The Cross Cultural Health Care Program; Retired Boeing Executive; Artist
"PWW truly excels at providing sustainable programs for access to safe water and sanitation. I've seen firsthand the huge beneficial impact that PWW is having on the lives of children and families in impoverished, hard-to-reach areas of the world, and I'm very excited about the opportunities PWW has to multiply its impact across other communities."

Barbara Carris, Member

Richard Cate, Member
Vice President for Finance and Treasurer at the University of Vermont
"The lack of clean water for children and families around the world is an international tragedy, one which I want to help cure."

William “Bill” Donberg, Member
Flight Instructor / Adjunct Professor, Northwestern Michigan College
“PWW has a unique view of how lives of the materially “poor” can be improved. It operates on the premise that everyone can solve their own problems given the right tools. And, in the end, that is the only sustainable solution because it changes everything.”

Barry Poppel, Member
Retired CPA
"I believe in PWW and the work that we do to provide a better life for the people of Honduras and Haiti. We save lives and have a major health, educational, and economic impact not only on the current families but on many future generations. And knowing that we are providing the children with a better future makes it all worthwhile."

Ann Porter, Board Member
Realtor, Associate Broker
"I see Pure Water for the World as a three legged stool; Creating health through sustainable, reliable water filtration systems, Empowering local residents through education and management opportunities and Building community by combining the health and education PWW offers. Without the combination, the stool would not stand. That is the strong foundation of PWW I believe in."

Michael Reed, Member
Process Engineer, AVANTech, Inc.
“Pure Water helps to facilitate life changing access to clean water and sanitation. It gives the poorest amongst us a chance at a better life and is the starting point in breaking the cycle of poverty of an entire community.”

Paul Sofka, Member
Financial Consultant, Lincoln Financial Advisors
"For anyone who has visited Haiti and witnessed the poor living conditions that exists there, you soon realize the blessings that exist in the USA. In gratitude for being born in the US (by the grace of God), it is a privilege to give my time, talent, and treasure to bring clean water to children and families in need. I know that I am making a difference in the lives of these families, which continues to be a very enriching experience for an 80 year old man."

Rye Thompson, Member
Co-Founder, Innovative Water Consulting; Airline Pilot
"There comes a time in our lives when giving back to communities in need presents itself in such a way that you know you must get involved.  I have seen, for myself, that Pure Water for the World's programs are robust, exceedingly cost-effective, and led by an amazing executive team."