Our Team

Brian Miller, Director

Brian Miller oversees outreach and research efforts for the program and builds partnerships with state and federal agencies. He also serves as director of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant. Brian has worked…

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Lisa Merrifield, Assistant Director

Lisa Merrifield is responsible for the planning, management, and administration of the program. Lisa serves as the point of contact for program issues and daily operations and is also the…

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Carla Blue, Program Specialist

Carla Blue oversees project reporting, works with advisory board members, and distributes products to partners and advisory groups. Carla also coordinates the Illinois Water Conference and helps oversee the Biennial…

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C. Eliana Brown, Outreach Specialist

Eliana Brown works with communities, Master Gardener organizations, and others to educate members on stormwater pollution and best management practices. She leads the program’s role in the implementation of the…

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Kaitlin M. Hollenbeck, Outreach Specialist

Katie Hollenbeck assists with content development and social media marketing for The Private Well Class in addition to in aiding activities associated with the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. Prior…

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Corrie Layfield, Research Program Specialist

Corrie Layfield helps manage research and special projects. She holds a bachelor’s in geography and environmental systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a master’s in aquatic ecology…

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Jennifer Wilson, Drinking Water Specialist

Jennifer Wilson coordinates communication efforts for our WaterOperator.org and The Private Well Class projects, which includes leading content development and social media marketing activities for the project websites. She previously…

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Deborah Seiler, Science Communication Coordinator

Deborah coordinates the communications team to produce high-quality media for the Illinois Water Resources Center, providing nation-wide training resources for town water operators and private well owners to keep their drinking…

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Advisory Board Members

George Czapar
University of Illinois Extension

Carol Hayes
Prairie Rivers Network

Gregg Good
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Laura Keefer
Prairie Research Institute

Yi-Feng Lin
Prairie Research Institute

Kevin Richards
USGS

Albert Valocchi
Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois

Kelly Warner
USGS

 

Organization Delegates

UCOWR Delegates

John H. Chick
Illinois Natural History Survey

Misganaw Demissie
Illinois State Water Survey

Marcelo H. Garcia
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Yu-Feng Forrest Lin
Illinois State Geological Survey

Melanie Loots
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Benito J. Marinas
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Neal R. Merchen
College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Brian K. Miller
Illinois Water Resources Center

Barbara S. Minsker
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

David J. Riecks-Soucek
Illinois Natural History Survey

Albert J. Valocchi
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CUAHSI Delegates

Yu-Feng Forrest Lin
Illinois State Geological Survey

Brian K. Miller
Illinois Water Resources Center

Albert J. Valocchi
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Photo Credits

Irene Miles

Abigail Bobrow

C. Eliana Brown

Paul Geirhart

Bernadette Tiemann

Kyle Jones