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 third Monday of each month.

Current Board of Directors

Christine Kosmowski, President
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

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

Donald Brown, PhD, Director
Retired Professor, Western Michigan University

Shannan Deater, Director
P.S. Programs Manager, City of Kalamazoo

Matthew Erny, Director

Rachel Kluba, Director
Michigan Department of Transportation

Steven Kohler, PhD, Director
Professor, Western Michigan University

Doug McLaughlin, PhD, Director
Scientist/Environmental Engineer

Larry Nooden, PhD, Director
Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan  

Jason Raddatz, Director
Albion College, Whitehouse Nature Center Director  

Molly Trueblood, Director
Community Development Coordinator, UpJohn Institute 

Stephen Hamilton, PhD, Director Emeritus
Michigan State University, Cary Institute of Biological Systems

Robert Whitesides, Director Emeritus
Retired, Technical Writing Consultant


Cheryl Vosburg, Watershed Council Director

Email Cheryl

Cheryl joined the KRWC in 2020.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology/Chemistry from Western Michigan University. She is also a Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener.

Cheryl has worked, protecting water resources, in the Kalamazoo River Watershed and beyond for 30+ years before joining the Council. She has experience working on a multitude of projects in the watershed including water quality monitoring, data analysis, watershed management and planning, community engagement, etc. She’s also worked on invasive species management projects, assisted in the design of storm water best management practices, and coordinated many watershed-wide education/recreation events.

Contact: krwc@kalamazooriver.org, 269-317-4015 (cell), 269-447-1580 (office)

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