Our Team

The Founders

Eileen Heasley

Eileen Heasley

Co-founder & Board Member
Eileen has a Master’s Degree in Education and is a past president of Troy Michigan Rotary Club. Eileen has volunteered tirelessly behind the scenes to support water and sanitation projects worldwide.
John Heasley

John Heasley

Co-founder & Asst. Treasurer
John is a Fire Protection Consultant with a degree in Business Administration. He has over thirty years of experience advising large manufacturing facilities throughout the world on how to provide adequate fire protection.

Board Members & Advisers

Nikki Beetsch

Nikki Beetsch

Executive Director & Board Member
Nikki has over 25 years experience in public health, mainly focus on source water protection, drinking water and water re-use project globally.
Scott Brills

Scott Brills

Board Member & Technology
Scott is the owner of Brothers Design, a web development firm he founded in 2000. Much of his work there focuses on websites, graphic design, internet marketing, and technology consulting.
Julia Bazner

Julia Bazner

Board Member & Secretary
Julia currently works as a research technologist at Michigan State University in The Water Quality and Environmental Microbiology Laboratory where the team works to monitor wastewater.
Simran Singh

Simran Singh

Board Member & Donor Relations
Simran is enrolled in a PhD program studying water microbiology and wastewater reuse. She had the pleasure of visiting Cambodia in January 2023 with AVFCW, an experience she will never forget.
Shefali Bhavsar

Shefali Bhavsar

Board Member & Treasurer
Shefali is an electrical engineer, having spent almost 17 years at General Motors focused on vehicle electrification and autonomous vehicle technology.  She is currently exploring new career possibilities after taking a voluntary buyout from GM.
Erica Gwynn

Erica Gwynn

Board Adviser
Erica earned her Bachelors in Biology, and Masters in Toxicology & Environmental Health from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Jeannette Saquet

Jeannette Saquet

Board Adviser
Dr. Jeannette Saquet for over twenty-five years has worked in advertising, marketing, public opinion, business, and education research.
Liz Tierney

Liz Tierney

Board Member
Liz has made a career providing marketing and sales support for large architecture, engineering and construction companies who provide services globally.

Volunteers

Niki Mach

Niki Mach

Volunteer
Niki has over 15 years of experience working in both local county and state public health programs.
Emily Zak

Emily Zak

Volunteer
Emily is at Michigan State University, working toward a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Kay Ehrke

Kay Ehrke

Volunteer & Newsletter
Kay was a secretary at an advertising and public relations firm until she left to be with her children when they were young, later assisting with her husband's business.
Peter Tanner

Peter Tanner

Volunteer
Peter started his working life spending fifteen years as a research scientist specializing in computer graphics and computer-human interaction.

Interested in Joining The Team?

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