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Board of Directors

Malcolm Morris , Chairman

Malcolm Stewart Morris is Chairman of Stewart Title Company. He served as Chairman of the Deacons at First Baptist Church of Houston; He was a member of the Council on National Policy and Real Estate Roundtable’s President’s Council. He is the past Chairman and current Executive Vice President of Living Water International. Mr. Morris is also heavily involved in working with Africa for Schools, hospitals, orphanages, churches, and communities.

Peter Lochery , Vice Chairman

Peter Lochery is an environmental engineer with over 30 years of experience in the water sector. He has worked in the private sector, with the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program, and latterly with CARE. Since joining CARE in 1995, he has been responsible for providing leadership to CARE’s relief and development programming in water and sanitation and water resources.

Brian Gower

Brian Gower leads the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) team in World Vision US. Since joining World Vision in 2007, he has served in a number of roles that include: managing strategic cross-functional teams to provide operational product management support to major donor fundraising reps around the country, serving as the WVUS country program manager liaison for eight countries in Africa, ensuring that the allocation of various funding streams are in alignment to WVUS’ strategy, meeting donor promises, and achieving child well-being results. Prior to joining the WASH team in 2013, Mr. Gower partnered with the East Africa Regional Office. Prior to his time with World Vision, he was an Operations Director for a research and grant writing company in the US that provided funding for municipalities, universities, and non-profits. He also spent two years living in South India doing community development work. He holds an MBA in International Development from Hope International University and a Bachelors in Theology with an emphasis in Christian Ministries from The King’s University.

Ian Moise

Ian Moise is the Senior Technical Advisor for WASH and Environment for Catholic Relief Services, based in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC.  He provides technical support to the CRS network of country and regional offices, as well as global leadership to CRS with strategy formulation, inter-sectoral initiatives, partnerships, and fundraising.  Mr. Moise has worked in nearly 40 countries in the fields of environment, water, sanitation, public health, and small enterprise development. He has worked for the United States Peace Corps, the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, NGOs, consulting firms, and foreign governments.

Patrick Moriarty

Dr. Patrick Moriarty is IRC’s Chief Executive Officer, and a Civil Engineer by first degree and Water Resource Management expert by experience, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary work on water service delivery and local water governance. Dr. Moriarty has more than 20 years of experience in a broad range of issues around water, primarily in Africa and South Asia. He has been with IRC since 2000 in several leadership positions, including as head of knowledge development, as IRC’s country director in Ghana, and as director of Triple-S. Dr. Moriarty’s main area of interest is in how IRC can ignite and support sector wide change that brings improved services and more sustainable water resource use to all.

Stephanie Ogden

Stephanie Ogden is the Senior Water Policy Advisor for the Water Team at CARE. In this role, she works with country offices and key programs to identify and develop strategic approaches for addressing policy gaps, and confronts WASH issues at the policy level in order to achieve more systemic and lasting impact. Ms. Ogden is also responsible for engagement in domestic advocacy towards improved U.S. policies that enable sustainable water use and resource management. Prior to joining CARE, Ms. Ogden was the WASH Advisor and WASH/NTD Coordinator for the Task Force for Global Health, where she worked to encourage joint efforts between the WASH and neglected tropical disease (NTD) sectors and incorporate WASH into strategies for the long-term control of the NTDs. Ms. Ogden has a master’s degree in International Environmental Policy and a graduate certificate in Water Conflict Management and Transformation.

Shep Owen

Shep Owen is an experienced leader of complex responses to poverty in rapidly changing contexts. Organizations he has worked with include Habitat for Humanity, UNWFP, and The Carter Center. Mr. Owen studied History at the University of Oklahoma and Public Policy and Management at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. Currently the Senior Director of Partnerships with Food for the Hungry based in Washington DC, he works to develop strategic partnerships with corporations and foundations that leverage each partner’s impact for the poor. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Owen was the Africa Regional Director for FH Association responsible for operations in eight countries, 1600 staff and a budget of $65m. His technical experience includes strategic planning, resource development, project and financial management, monitoring and evaluation, and cross-sector partnerships.

Sarina Prabasi

Sarina Prabasi is the Chief Executive of WaterAid America, the world’s largest international non-profit dedicated exclusively to helping the world’s poorest people gain long-term access to safe drinking water, toilets and effective hygiene education. With 20 years of experience in international development work, Sarina most recently served as Deputy Chief of Programs at Orbis International, and as Country Representative at WaterAid Ethiopia. Prior to that, she spent nearly ten years at Pact Inc., serving both in Washington, DC and overseas. Originally from Nepal, Sarina lives in NYC where she is a proud mama to two young girls and co-founder of Buunni Coffee, a fair trade, organic coffee company.

Christian Steiner

Mr. Steiner assumed the role of CEO of Helvetas USA in August 2018. Driven by his passion for lifting the world’s poorest people up and out of poverty, he had management positions in development cooperation in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mozambique, Kyrgyzstan and Madagascar from 2000 until 2018. Mr. Steiner has successfully designed and managed multi-stakeholder projects funded by USAID, EuropeAid, Asian Development Bank, World Bank, Swiss Development Cooperation as well as many private foundations and corporations. Kofi Annan handed the Energy Globe World Award 2007 – Category Water — to his Mozambican project team. The World Bank Development Marketplace Global Competition on Climate Change 2009 selected his proposal on post-harvest management as one of 100 best ‘Ideas to Save the Planet’. A native German speaker, Mr. Steiner is fluent in Spanish, French, Portuguese and English. He received his B.S. from Bern University of Applied Sciences (BUAS), School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, and his Executive MBA from University of Barcelona (UB), Barna Business School. Mr. Steiner is married and has two daughters.

Dennis Warner , Emeritus Board Member

Dr. Dennis B. Warner has over forty years experience in international development, working on problems of water supply, sanitation, environmental health and emergency relief assistance. Most recently, he served as a Senior Technical Advisor for water supply, sanitation and water resources development with Catholic Relief Services. Dr. Warner has lived in Tanzania, Uganda, Switzerland and France and has held positions with the Peace Corps, University of Dar es Salaam, Duke University, World Health Organization, several engineering consulting firms, World Bank and USAID. Dr. Warner is a Member of Pax Christi, the international Catholic peace movement, and in 2000 served as representative of Pax Christi International to the United Nations in Geneva.

Jonathan Wiles

Jonathan Wiles serves as Vice President for Program Excellence at Living Water International. In that role, he leads a team of subject matter experts—integrating disciplines like public health, sustainability, engineering, and missiology—to focus on new approaches, policy, tools, and organizational learning. He also facilitates Living Water’s long-range strategic planning, advises other organizations on strategy and change, serves as Chairman of the Board at the Accord Network (North America’s largest association of Christian relief and development agencies), and was a co-founder of the Accord WASH Alliance. Mr.Wiles has been in leadership roles in the nonprofit sector for fifteen years. He holds an MA in International Development, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership, both from Eastern University.