The House of Delegates is the deliberative and representational body of the Federation. It advises the Board on matters of strategic direction and public policy development and has authority to elect and remove Trustees only to the extent provided for in the Constitution and Bylaws.

Questions or Comments?


Please contact the following WEF Staff:

Kelsey Hurst
E-mail: khurst@wef.org
Ph: 703-684-2477

Dianne Crilley
E-mail: dcrilley@wef.org
Ph: 703-684-2445


Dean Miller- Speaker

Dean Miller, Speaker Job Title: President
Company: Miller Environmental, Inc.
City and State: Douglassville, Pennsylvania
Member Association: Pennsylvania Water Environment Association

To view Dean's complete biography, click here.

Nikita Lingenfelter - Speaker-Elect

Job Title: Staff Engineer, Nikita Lingenfelter, Speaker-Elect, House of Delegates
Technical Compliance & Enforcement, Bureau of Water Pollution Control
Company: Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
City and State: Las Vegas, Nevada
Member Association: Nevada Water Environment Association

To view Nikita's complete biography, click here.

HOD Work Groups

Water Utility Workforce of the Future Workgroup

  • Workgroup Leader - Becky Dennis, WEA of South Carolina


Public Education/Brave Blue World Workgroup

  • Workgroup Leader - Susan Guswa, New England WEA


Stormwater/NGICP(IGICP) Workgroup

  • Workgroup Leader - Dave Galbraith, Atlantic Canada W&WA

HOD Committees

Budget Committee

  • Members:
    • Christine Volkay-Hilditch, Chair
    • Brian Shannon, Vice Chair 
      • Daniel Slagle
      • Jeff Sober
      • Doug Pike
      • Tom Galeziewski

Nominating Committee

  • Members:
    • Betsy Drake, Chair
      • Susan Guswa
      • Chris Schmit
      • Timothy Ware
      • David Galbraith
      • Ted Baker

Outreach Committee

  • Members:
    • Jim Barsanti, Co-Chair
    • Kristi Steiner, Co-Chair 
      • Derek Wold
      • Jessica Bastin
      • Peter Cavagnaro

Steering Committee

  • Members:
    • Dean Miller, Chair
    • Nikita Lingenfelter, Vice Chair
      • James Shelton
      • Scott Aurit
      • Steve Drangsholt
      • Matt Formica
      • Kristiana Dragash

WEFMAX Committee

  • Members:
    • Cliff Cate, Chair
    • Mike Milius, Vice Chair 
      • Paul Maron
      • Susan Sullivan
      • Brian Spano