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
Owner and CPA, Seward & Associates, PLC
"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
Artist


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."


Carolyn Crowley Meub, Member
Retired Executive Director, Senior Advisor, Pure Water for the World
“There will be a day when future generations will not know the pain, suffering and struggle of waterborne illnesses.”


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.”


Theressa Foster West, Member
Owner/President, West Central Solutions, Inc.


Kathryn Gray, Member
Retired Family Nurse Practitioner
"My passion resides with the people of Haiti, where clean drinking and washing water is desperately needed. I anticipate the increased quality of life that Pure Water for the World can bring to my beloved community of Pistere, in Northwest Haiti, and in other areas of the world."


Anna Murray, Member
Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, Charity: Water
"I am proud to work with an organization that understands that empowering people and communities is the bedrock of sustainable WASH programming."


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."


Brian Reed, Member
Founder and CEO, Digital Auto Advisor
"As I have been solving problems with technology in the automotive space for years, I decided that I wanted to focus on how I could utilize my skillset outside the 'for profit' world. Pure Water for the World is a part of solving a huge issues for many...access to clean, safe water. What I did not fully comprehend is that a big part of what PWW does is the education that must go along with clean water and developing what I call 'Water Champions' in each village to educate and train people, who then can train other people in their villages. I hope to learn much more about how to best solve the Water Health Crisis while using my skills to help raise awareness of the issue and bring in additional people and financial resources to help in these efforts."


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."


Alice Urban, Member
Senior Manager, Business Development, Tetra Tech
“Access to safe water and sanitation is essential for communities’ health and economic and social progress. Pure Water for the Word partners with communities and works nimbly to help address their specific needs.” 


Sharron Zimmerman, Member
Retired Clinical Laboratory Scientist
"My goal with joining PWW's Board is to be of service. I hope to make life a little easier for those living in developing countries with little to no access to clean water and basic sanitation."