Download ASDWA Year in Review 2019

Download ASDWA’s Year in Review 2019

The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) is the professional Association serving state drinking water programs. Formed in 1984 to address a growing need for state administrators to have national representation, ASDWA has become a respected voice for state primacy agents with Congress, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other professional organizations.

ASDWA’s purpose is to:

  • Support states in their efforts to protect public health through the provision of safe drinking water;
  • Collect and make information accessible to all state program administrators to assist them in fulfilling their duties;
  • Encourage the exchange of experiences and information among state drinking water programs;
  • Promote responsible and feasible drinking water program requirements at the state and Federal levels; and
  • Provide advice, counsel, and expertise to organizations and entities having an interest in drinking water, including Congress, U.S. EPA, and other Federal, state, and local organizations.

ASDWA members are the drinking water program administrators in the 50 states, the five territories, the Navajo Nation, and the District of Columbia. (15 of the 50 state drinking water programs are located in state departments of health, 32 are located in state departments of the environment or natural resources, and 3 are in mixed departments of health and environment.)

A full-time staff, located in Arlington, Virginia, manages the day-to-day activities of the Association.


Executive Director: Alan Roberson
Project Manager: Deirdre White
Manager of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs: Wendi Wilkes
Water Policy Analyst: Kevin Letterly
Communications and Information Technology Manager: Anthony DeRosa
Office Manager: Tom Maves

ASDWA is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of a state program administrator from each of the 10 U.S. EPA regions, the President, the President-Elect (who may also represent a region), and the Past President. The ASDWA Executive Director serves on the Board as an ex officio member.


President: Shellie Chard, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Past-President: Mark Mayer, South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources
President-Elect: Cathy Tucker-Vogel, Kansas Department of Health and Environment


Region I: Michael Abbott, Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Region II: Patricia Ingelido, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Region III: Dwayne Roadcap, Virginia Department of Health

Region IV: David Money, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

Region V: Matt Prater, Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Region VI: Cari-Michel La Callie, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Region VII: David Lamb, Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Region VIII: Ron Falco, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Region IX: Jennifer Peterson, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Region X: Dave Emme, Oregon Health Authority

Committees are essential to ASDWA’s operations. The Association has two types of committees, standing and ad hoc. All committees are established and chairs appointed annually by the President subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. Non-Board Member committee chairs will have a designated Board liaison to the committee. Members of ASDWA’s committees represent the Association on an array of important state program concerns. The quality of ASDWA’s analyses, in reports to Executive Agencies and Congress, reflects the expertise and input of ASDWA members generally and ASDWA committee members, in particular. Committees are comprised of state drinking water administrators and staff with special interest and expertise in the particular committee area.