Community Water Center

Community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy

Our Team



Laurel Firestone | Co-Executive Director, Co-Founder & Attorney at Law

Susana De Anda | Co-Executive Director & Co-Founder

Adriana Renteria | Regional Water Management Coordinator

Anavel Valdez-Lupercio Operations & Facilities Manager

Charlotte Weiner | Fellow

Daniel Jimenez | Organizing Coordinator

David Okita | Senior Fellow 

Debi Ores | Attorney

Derek Tjeerdema | Data Entry Intern

Erasto TeranWater Education & Outreach Specialist

Itzel Medina | Communications Intern

Jenny Rempel | Director of Education and Engagement

Jonathan Nelson | Policy Director

Karina Gallardo | Program Assistant

Kelsey Hinton | Communications and Development Associate

Miriam Aldana | Organizing Intern

Natalie Garcia | Development Director

Ryan Jensen | Community Water Solutions Manager

Vanessa Michel | Community Education & Engagement Manager

Board of Directors

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