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

David Okita | Senior Fellow 

Debi Ores | Attorney

Erasto TeranWater Education & Outreach Specialist

Erica Fernandez | Director of Organizing

Heather Lukacs | Director of Community Solutions

Jonathan Nelson | Policy Director

Justine Massey | Legal Extern

Karina Gallardo | Community Organizer

Kelsey Hinton | Communications Manager

Maria Rivera-Alvarado | Program Associate

Natalie Garcia-Grazier | Development Director

Ryan Jensen | Community Water Solutions Manager

Vanessa Michel | Community Education & Engagement Manager

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