Chairperson – Dr. Chris Opio
Manager, Uganda – Geoffrey Odongo
Treasurer – Dave Nielsen
Vice Chairperson – Ted Renquist
Director at Large - Andrea Byrne
Working in Water Management has always been a passion of Andrea’s. Having worked as an Environmental Professional in Northern British Columbia, her days are often dictated by water related issues such as assessing watercourses and stream habitats, testing water quality, and ensuring water resources are properly managed and mitigated from damage caused by construction. Andrea is a Registered Professional Biologist and is currently working for the City of Prince George, where she manages the Water Conservation, Erosion and Sediment Control and Air Quality programs.
Andrea became impassioned to pursue projects that provide safe drinking water to those that need it most, after working in several remote First Nation communities that lack proper drinking water infrastructure and were on constant boil water advisories. This interest continued to grow through her travels to Mozambique, South Africa, Indonesia, Argentina and Honduras where water quality and scarcity are common issues. Andrea is currently working on a Masters of Planning through the University of Waterloo, which have included courses in International Water Management. She hopes the skills she’s gained through her professional and educational experience will assist her in Projects with NUDF and will be traveling to Uganda with NUDF this summer.