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.
Mr. Stager has more than 30 years of environmental management and organizational transformation experience. From 2008 to 2012, he was the Chief Drinking Water Inspector for the province of Ontario, as well as the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Drinking Water Management Division within the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. Prior to that position, he was the Assistant Deputy Minister Lead for the Inspections, Investigations and Enforcement modernization initiative from 2004 until 2008. In this capacity, he led a series of modernization initiatives across Ontario's 13 regulatory compliance ministries.
In 2000, Mr. Stager represented the Ontario government in Walkerton, providing cross-ministry support to individuals, families and businesses following the E-coli outbreak.
Mr. Stager holds a B.Sc. from Acadia University, is a graduate of Western's "Ivey Executive Program" and Harvard's "Executive Program on Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies." In 2008, he was the recipient of an Ontario government Amethyst award for innovative leadership.Read More
Ms. Kodousek has more than 29 years of senior management experience with both municipal and private sector water and wastewater systems. Prior to her current position as director of water services at the Region of Waterloo, she held similar management-level positions at AWS Engineers & Planners (formerly Azurix) and the Region of Ottawa-Carleton.
Ms. Kodousek is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario, the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, the American Water Works Association, and the Ontario Water Works Association. She participates and volunteers on a number of committees including the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association and the Canadian Water Network Municipal Water Consortium. She also holds certification as a level IV operator in water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment.Read More
Mr. De Carvalho has more than 36 years of experience as a consulting engineer in the water supply sector, both in Canada and internationally. In addition to various roles on municipal water supply projects, his experience also includes more than 20 years in the planning, design and implementation of water supply and infrastructure servicing in First Nations communities in Ontario and Labrador.
Mr. De Carvalho has over the past seven years acted as the Project Director for Burnside on a series of major projects related to the reconstruction and management of the urban water supply infrastructure in Mozambique.
Mr. de Carvalho is a designated Consultant by Professional Engineers Ontario, an environmental egineer certified by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and a member of the American Water Works Association, the Ontario Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation and the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.Read More
Mr. Spitzig is the owner of Speedy Tax and Bookkeeping, a local accounting firm that specializes in bookkeeping, payroll, and corporate and personal income tax returns for many small to medium-sized businesses and farms in the Walkerton area.
Mr. Spitzig has 29 years of accounting experience and received his Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2014. He also received his Certified Management Accountant designation from the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario in 1999. He has an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Born and raised in the town of Chepstow, Ontario, Mr. Spitzig has strong ties to the Walkerton area.Read More
Mr. D'Alessandro is a certified public health inspector and has been involved with public health for more than 25 years.
He is currently employed by the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit as a Public Health Inspector in the Environmental Health Division. Mr. D'Alessandro holds certification as a water quality analyst, onsite sewage system inspector (part 8 septic systems under the Ontario Building Code) and small water systems operator. Mr. D'Alessandro has managed several programs under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.Read More