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

Donald Brown, PhD, Vice President
Retired Professor, Western Michigan University

Robert Whitesides, Treasurer
Technical Writing Consultant

Sue Foune
Public Services Director, City of Kalamazoo

James Coury
Retired Professional Conservationist, USDA-NRCS

David Heinicke
Gun Lake Sewer Authority

Patricia Crowley, PhD
Drain Commissioner, Kalamazoo County

Christine Kosmowski
Water Resources Commissioner, Calhoun County

Kenneth Kornheiser, DVM
President, Four Townships Water Resources Council

Dennis Stelzer
Pfizer and Kalamazoo River MiCorps Volunteer Monitoring Program

Brian Huggett
Executive Director, Potawatomi Resource Conservation & Development Council


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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