Who We Are

The KRWC is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board meets monthly throughout the year and presently includes members of diverse professional backgrounds, several of whom contribute technical and scientific expertise. We strive to include board members that live in and represent various parts of the watershed. Our meetings are open to the public and typically take place on the second Monday of each month.  Check the calendar for our next meeting date.

Current Board of Directors

Stephen Hamilton, PhD, President
Professor, Michigan State University Kellogg Biological Station

Kenneth Kornheiser, DVM, Vice President
President, Four Townships Water Resources Council

Donald Brown, PhD
Retired Professor, Western Michigan University

Patricia Crowley, PhD, Treasurer
Drain Commissioner, Kalamazoo County

Dennis Stelzer, Secretary
Pfizer and Kalamazoo River MiCorps Volunteer Monitoring Program

Robert Whitesides
Technical Writing Consultant

James Coury
Retired Professional Conservationist, USDA-NRCS

David Heinicke
Resident, Kalamazoo County

Christine Kosmowski
Environmental Programs Manager, City of Kalamazoo

Brian Huggett
Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Stephen Rochow
Senior Environmental Service Supervisor, City of Kalamazoo


Jamie McCarthy, Watershed Coordinator

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Jamie McCarthy - Kalamazoo River Watershed CouncilJamie McCarthy joined the Kalamazoo River Watershed Council in 2012. She oversees projects aimed at restoring and protecting the Kalamazoo River, its tributaries, and the watershed. With the support of an active board of directors, she manages the organizational administration, communications, and public outreach activities for the council. She is responsible for grant writing and other development efforts.

Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Calvin College and a master’s degree in natural resource management from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Prior to joining the Council, she worked for a Kalamazoo-based environmental consulting firm on watershed management planning and implementation, environmental assessments, remediation projects, and the development of environmental markets in North and South America.

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