Board of Directors

Based on the expertise they bring to the industry, Members of the Board of Directors for the Walkerton Clean Water Centre are appointed by the Government of Ontario. Members hold office for a term of up to two years and are eligible for reappointment for successive terms. The Board is accountable to the Ontario legislature through the Minister of the Environment. It is responsible for the overall supervision of the operations of the Walkerton Clean Water Centre. The Board also contributes to the development of the rolling three-year business planning process by reviewing performance measures linked to the Centre's strategic directions.

Rui De Carvalho, M. Eng., P.Eng., Chair

Senior Vice-President, R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited and President, R.J. Burnside International Limited

Mr. De Carvalho is Senior Vice-President of R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited and President of R.J. Burnside International Limited. He has over 30 years of experience as a consulting engineer in the water supply sector, both in Canada and in a number countries in development. After over twenty years, in a variety of roles on municipal and First Nations projects in Canada, his current responsibilities now include the development and management of Burnside’s international projects.

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Nancy Kodousek

Vice Chair

Ms. Kodousek has 25 years of operation and maintenance management experience with both municipal and private sector water and wastewater infrastructure systems. She is currently Director of Water Operations for the Region of Waterloo. She held similar manager-level positions at AWS (formerly Azuix and Philip Utilities Management) and with the Region of Ottawa-Carleton.

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Murray J. Elston

Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Bruce Power

Murray Elston is the Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Bruce Power; guiding all of Bruce Power's external communications, including government, community, investor and media relations.

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Stephen Spitzig

Certified Management Accountant

Mr. Spitzig is the owner of Speedy Tax & Bookkeeping, a local accounting and income tax preparation company servicing many small businesses and farms in the Walkerton area. Mr. Spitzig is an accountant with 25 years of experience. Born and raised in the neighbouring town of Chepstow, Mr. Spitzig has strong ties to the Walkerton area.

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Lou Anthony D'Alessandro

Public Health Professional

Mr. D'Alessandro has been involved with Public Health for over 20 years. He has managed several programs under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. He is skilled in the areas of training and risk assessment.

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Wayne Manley


Mr. Manley operates his own consulting company that provides training and services for various organizations and municipalities. He has been involved in water operator certification and training since the early 1980s when these programs were first developed. Mr. Manley has contributed his skills and experience as a volunteer trainer for water treatment operators at the Ministry's training centre for close to 20 years.

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Cathie Brown

Source Water Protection Project Manager, Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority/Maitland Valley Conservation Authority Partnership

Ms. Brown is the Source Water Protection Project Manager for the Ausable Bayfield/Maitland Valley Source Protection Region.

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Susan Todd

Ms. Todd is the Dean of the School of Science and Engineering Technology at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario, and has been involved in post-secondary education for over 18 years.

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