Community Water Center

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

Our Team



Susana De Anda | Executive Director & Co-Founder

Anavel Valdez-Lupercio Director of Operations

Cesar Garcia Lopez | Community Solutions Coordinator

Christina Marquez-Guerra | Administrative Assistant

Daniel Peñaloza | Water Leadership Strategist

David Okita | Senior Fellow 

Debi Ores | Senior Attorney

Erica Fernandez | Director of Organizing

Harrison Ashby | Communications and Data Intern

Heather Lukacs | Director of Community Solutions

Jonathan Nelson | Policy Director

Jerry Jimenez | Communications Manager

Mayra Hernandez | Community Organizer

Natalie Garcia-Grazier | Director of Strategic Partnerships

Patricia Avila-Garcia | Policy Advocate

Ryan Jensen | Community Water Solutions Manager

Wendy Avila | Community Organizer

Zach Haydt | California ChangeLawyers Legal Fellow

Board of Directors

Community Advisory Committee

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