Meet our team

We are Water.org. For more than 25 years, we've made it our mission to bring water and sanitation to the world. We have offices and staff members in the U.S., Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Peru and the Philippines, led by our CEO and Co-founder, Gary White and President, Jennifer Schorsch.

Meet the team of experts making a change for millions around the world.

Founders & President

Gary White and Matt Damon met and founded Water.org in 2009. As the organization grew, Jennifer joined them to help oversee the day-to-day operations for our growing global staff and network of partners.

Water.org Co-founder Gary White and board members in Kansas City, Missouri

Adam Schechter

Executive Vice President, Merck

Andy Sareyan

President & CEO, Andrews McMeel Universal

Anil Arora

Chief Executive, Envestnet | Yodlee

Cortney Erin

Head of Global Technical Recruiting, Facebook

Cynthia Fisher

Founder and Managing Director, WaterRev, LLC

Hilary Schneider

President, LifeLock, Inc.

Jill Nash

Chief Communications Officer, LifeLock, Inc.

Jodi Kahn

Chief Consumer Officer, FreshDirect

Keith Quinn

Principal, Black Lamp Inc.

Larry Tanz

Vice President of Content Acquisition, Netflix

Lynn Taliento

Partner, McKinsey Social Sector Practice in the Americas

Dr. Paul O’Connell

President and Managing Partner, FDO Partners, LLC

Sandra Naftzger

Owner / Manager

Terry Trayvick

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Level Five, LLC

Tony Stayner

Partner, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund

U.S. Staff
  • Alex Speed

    Staff Accountant

  • Alix-Ines Lebec

    Director of Business Development & Investor Relations, WaterEquity

  • Allison Pinkowski

    Marketing Manager

  • Ann Marie Castleman

    Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

  • Anne Corless

    Marketing Associate

  • Annie Tolbert

    Administrative Coordinator

  • April Davies

    Senior Regional Manager, Latin America

  • Ben Mandell

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Berni Hollis

    Senior Web Developer

  • Brandan Deason

    Graphic Designer

  • Breely Bennett

    Senior Corporate Accountant

  • Cara Lawrence

    Director of Human Resources

  • Casey Pessetto

    Staff Accountant

  • Catherine Colyer

    Director of Regulatory Compliance, WaterEquity

  • Charley Young

    Staff Accountant

  • Claire Lyons

    Senior Strategist, Institutional Partnerships

  • David Friedman

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Derek Poulton

    Portfolio Manager

  • Elan Emanuel

    Senior Manager, Business Development and Investor Relations, WaterEquity

  • Emily Hane

    Project Manager, Grants

  • Erin Prock

    Marketing Associate

  • Eva Taravilla

    Senior Regional Manager, Southeast Asia

  • Gabrielle Puz

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Geoff Wise

    Financial Analyst, WaterEquity

  • Gina Zanolli

    WaterEquity Manager

  • Hannah Kovich

    Investor Relations Manager, WaterEquity

  • Hasan Andalib

    Portfolio Manager, WaterEquity

  • Heather Arney

    Senior Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

  • Janet Tinsley

    Senior Regional Manager, Africa

  • Jeff Borchardt

    Controller, WaterEquity

  • Jennifer Iverson

    Portfolio Manager

  • Jennifer Paprotna

    Manager, Strategic Alliances

  • Jeremiah Pierce

    Senior Project Accountant

  • Jessica Jacobson

    Senior Manager, WaterCredit Adoption

  • John Moyer

    Director of Portfolio Development, WaterEquity

  • Josh Gunkel

    Director of Technology

  • Julie LaGuardia

    Senior Strategist, Brand Partnerships

  • Kat Faulkner

    Assistant Marketing Manager

  • Katrina Green

    Special Projects Coordinator

  • Kelly Braunegg

    Donor Database & Marketing Associate

  • Kesar Sharma-Crawford

    Executive Assistant to the President

  • Khunapong Khunaraksa

    Portfolio Manager

  • Laney Beaman

    Administrative Coordinator, WaterEquity

  • Laura Ralston

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Lesley Pories

    Manager, Institutional Partnerships

  • Leslie Walsh

    Senior HR Generalist

  • Linea Cooley

    Senior Recruiter

  • Lisa Masoner-Ford

    Executive Assistant to the CEO

  • Madeleine Dy

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Maggie Goble

    Project Manager, Grants

  • Margarita Salasyuk

    Portfolio Manager

  • Melanie Mendrys

    Director of Brand Marketing & Communications

  • Michael Mayernik

    Manager, Strategic Alliances

  • Michaela Jacobson

    Senior Recruiter

  • Morée Scofield

    Community Manager

  • Nancy Eslinger

    Controller

  • Nicole Wickenhauser

    Director of Strategic Alliances

  • Nozomi Witherspoon

    Senior Portfolio Manager

  • Paul Roman

    Project Accountant

  • Patty Robertson

    Grants Manager

  • Rachel Brumbaugh

    Senior Regional Manager, South Asia

  • Rachel Comment

    Manager, Administration

  • Rajash Sarin

    Portfolio Manager

  • Rich Thorsten

    Director of International Programs

  • Robert Simcoe

    Project Accountant

  • Rosemary Gudelj

    Senior Manager, Public Affairs

  • Rupa Bidap

    Portfolio Manager, Africa

  • Sambhu Rathi

    Senior Researcher

  • Sonal Gaurishanker

    Portfolio Manager

  • Tascha Alvarez von Gustedt

    Portfolio Manager, Strategic Alliances

  • Thai Williams

    Financial Analyst

  • Tom Light

    Managing Director, WaterEquity

  • Tracy Jackson

    Website Analyst

  • Vince Carney

    Software Developer

  • Zehra Shabbir

    Learning Manager

Africa Staff
  • Alice Maina

    Financial Auditor/Accountant, Kenya

  • Anthony Githinji

    Senior Programs Manager, Kenya

  • Caleb Metoh

    Office Assistant, Kenya

  • Edna Onchiri

    Regional Advocacy Officer, Kenya

  • Mary Ngunjiri

    Program Manager, Kenya

  • Patrick Alubbe

    Country Director, Kenya

  • Salfiso Kitabo

    Country Director, Ethiopia

Asia Staff
  • Abhishek Anand

    Project Manager, India

  • Abu Aslam

    Programs Manager, Bangladesh

  • Ade Rachmawan

    Programs Manager, Indonesia

  • Ade Reno Sudiarno

    WaterCredit Manager, Indonesia

  • Alethea Ofreneo

    Programs Manager, Philippines

  • Andi Musfarayani

    Advocacy Manager, Indonesida

  • Anitta Mankhin

    Research & Development Officer, Bangladesh

  • Ann Carl Bailey

    Programs Manager, Philippines

  • Ari Pramudito

    CBO Program Manager, Indonesia

  • Arumugam Gurusamy

    Senior Manager, Business Operations, India

  • Avudai Nayakam

    Programs Manager, India

  • Carlos Ani

    Country Director, Philippines

  • D Buvaneswari

    Senior Programs Manager, India

  • Diwakar Das

    Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, India

  • Dwinita Wulandini

    Programs Manager, Indonesia

  • Gusril Abdullah

    Country Director, Indonesia

  • Hariri Kahar

    Program Manager, Indonesia

  • Indra Bhuwono

    Programs Manager, Indonesia

  • Jaya Balakrishnan

    Administrative Officer, India

  • Jocelyn Alcoreza

    Administrative and Program Support Officer, Philippines

  • Jose

    Programs Manager, India

  • Kannan G

    Accountant, Indonesia

  • Khadiza Ahmed

    Programs Manager, Bangladesh

  • Kiki Tazkiyah

    WaterCredit Analyst, Indonesia

  • Manoj Gulati

    Executive Director, India

  • Neha Yadav

    Learning & Development Specialist, India

  • Nurul Alam

    Administration Officer, Bangladesh

  • Pon Aananth

    Senior Programs Manager, India

  • Pracihno Kurniawan

    Programs Manager, Indonesia

  • Pravin Samuel

    Project Accountant, India

  • Rachmad Hidayad

    Senior Programs Manager, Indonesia

  • Rajeswari Pandiyarajan

    Administrative Assistant, India

  • Ratna Diektikana

    Administrative Assistant, Indonesia

  • Reaj Uddin

    Finance and Admin Manager, Bangladesh

  • Renata Fauzia

    WaterCredit Officer, Indonesia

  • Reny Yuniawati

    Office Administrator, Indonesia

  • S. Karthikeyan

    Accounts Specialist, India

  • Sajid Amit

    Country Director, Bangladesh

  • Seshana Aviananda

    Programs Manager, Indonesia

  • Sofie Ariani

    WaterCredit Officer, Indonesia

  • Uday Shankar

    Director, Catalytic Finance, India

  • Vedika Bhandarkar

    Managing Director, India

  • Widiyatmoko

    Programs Manager, Indonesia

South America Staff
  • Manuel Cases

    Program Manager, Peru

  • Victor Hugo Urcia

    Country Director, Peru

  • Yanina Rumiche

    WaterCredit Analyst, Peru

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