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
Shannan Deater, Director
P.S. Programs Manager, City of Kalamazoo
Rachel Kluba, Director
Michigan Department of Transportation
Steven Kohler, PhD, Director
Professor, Western Michigan University
Robert Shuchman, PhD. Director
Professor, Michigan Technological University
Jason Raddatz, Director
Albion College, Whitehouse Nature Center Director
Molly Trueblood, Director
Community Development Coordinator, United Way
Stephen Hamilton, PhD, Director Emeritus
Michigan State University, Cary Institute of Biological Systems
Dr. Douglas McLaughlin, Watershed Council Executive Director
Dr. McLaughlin joined the KRWC as Executive Director in 2022.
Doug joined the KRWC Board in 2019. He has over 30 years of experience as a water resources scientist and practitioner. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Land Resources from the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He conducted his research in the Water Chemistry program, evaluating environmental and engineered changes in polychlorinated biphenyls found in contaminated river sediments. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Aquatic Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. He worked for 15 years as a Principal Research Scientist at the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc, where he developed national expertise in the science needed to support water quality criteria and standards. More recently, he worked as a senior scientist and science advisor at Kieser & Associates, LLC in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Prior to joining NCASI, he was a Senior Scientist for Blasland, Bouck, and Lee, Inc. in Syracuse, New York and DePere, Wisconsin where he was responsible for developing and communicating scientific information to inform contaminated sediment remedial alternatives. Doug is also currently the Founder and President of WaterWays|SEM, L3C, a low-profit limited liability company focused on improving and sustaining water resources through broad stakeholder engagement in water-related science, education, and management activities.
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