GWPC Board

The GWPC Board of Directors is made up of 20 senior state program directors elected by their peers from each of the 10 U.S. EPA regions. Members of the Board of Directors include the highest ranking non-elected / non-appointed senior program managers over groundwater, source water, and/or UIC programs.

The Board typically meets face-to-face twice annually and holds periodic conference calls. Board members serve a two-year term and may be re-elected.

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Map Member State

Alabama

Nick Tew

*President | Executive Committee
Alabama State Oil and Gas Board
Alaska

Jessie Chmielowski

Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Colorado

Robert Hillegas

Colorado Water Quality Control Division
Delaware

Steven Smailer

Delaware Dept of Natural Resources & Environmental Control
Idaho

Mick Thomas

Idaho Department of Lands
Kansas

Ryan Hoffman

Kansas Corporation Commission
Massachusetts

Duane LeVangie

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Michigan

Adam Wygant

Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Nebraska

Stan Belieu

Ex-Officio (President, GWREF)
Nebraska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
New Hampshire

Brandon Kernen

* Executive Committee | At Large
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
New York

Catherine Dickert

*Secretary | Executive Committee
New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation
Ohio

Amy Klei

*Vice President | Executive Committee
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Oklahoma

Shellie Chard

*Treasurer | Executive Committee
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Texas

Paul Dubois

Texas Railroad Commission
Utah

John Baza

*Executive Committee | At Large
Utah Department of Natural Resources
Wyoming

Tom Kropatsch

Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission