RISC Cluster Members + Project Team
Chief of Staff
Commissioner Marcelino Garcia,
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District,
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District,
Commissioner Kim Du Buclet,
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage
Merrillville Stormwater Utility
Chief of Staff to Commissioner Kim Du Buclet, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Chicago, IL
Director, Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Sustainability Consultant – Kim Lundren Associates, and former Director, Office of Sustainability, City of South Bend, IN
Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh
Chief Resilience Officer, City of Flint, MI
Director - Department of Sustainability, Cuyahoga County, OH
Chief Resilience Officer, City of Minneapolis, MN
Joel Howrani Heeres
Director, Office of Sustainability, City of Detroit, MI
Principal Resilience Planner, City of Pittsburgh
Storm Water District/MS4 Coordinator, Hobart Sanitary/Storm Water District, IN
Executive Director, Merrillville Stormwater Utility, IN
Colleen M. Makar
Geospatial Data Management and Water Equity Expert, Buffalo Sewer Authority, Buffalo, NY
Sustainable Development Coordinator, City of Kalamazoo, MI
Planning Commissioner & Transportation Council MPO Director, Chemung County, NY
Wastewater/Stormwater Maintenance Superintendent, City of Grand Rapids, MI
Storm Water Manager, City of Southfield, MI
Joanne So Young Dill
Chief of Strategy and External Affairs for Commissioner Marcelino Garcia at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Melissa (Missy) Stults, Ph.D.
Sustainability and Innovations Manager, City of Ann Arbor, MI
Program Leader, Environmental Finance Advisory Board, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Resiliency Officer, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, WI
Nadia Vogt is a Senior Project Manager with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. Nadia works across municipal, private and public sectors to effectively engage stakeholders in decision making around regional resilience. Nadia specializes in project development that leverages investments in
water resources to bring about additional triple bottom line benefits for communities with a focus on climate change and environmental justice populations.
Lisa Wallick, P.E.
Manager, Permitting & Stormwater Management Group (PSMG) Manager, Detroit Water & Sewerage Department (DWSD), MI
Aaron Ward, P. Eng.
Project Leader – Infrastructure & Operations Department, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
Sanjiv Sinha, Ph.D., P.E.
RISC Project Director and Senior Vice President, Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. (ECT), Ann Arbor, MI
Sanjiv developed this project, put the team together, and now coordinates it. A frequent presenter on topics related to economic instruments in the water infrastructure market, Sanjiv is credited with two of the Great Lakes’ largest green stormwater infrastructure related transactions and aspires to make these ideas mainstream.
William (Bill) Schleizer
CEO, The Delta Institute, Chicago, IL
CEO, Human Impact + Profit Investor, LLC, San Francisco, CA
Paul serves as an expert in impact investing, resilience investing, and opportunity zone investing. He brings refreshingly unique experience having worked previously on evaluating investments for Boards of Directors while at McKinsey and Company, designing and implementing investment strategy at Omidyar Network, and rating 125,000 investments for positive impact for people, planet, and trust.
Project Manager, Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), Chicago, IL
Executive Director, American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP), Ypsilanti, MI
Beth is a senior advisor to RISC, and through her leadership of ASAP, a premier professional society for climate adaptation and resilience practitioners and researchers. She maintains an extensive and unique perspective on advancements and innovations across resilience and adaptation themes, both nationally and across the Great Lakes region. Previously, she was the Director of the University of Michigan Climate Center, and manager of NOAA’s Great Lakes Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center.
Sustainable Infrastructure Manager, CDP North America, New York City, NY
Global Head, Fitch Ratings’ Infrastructure, New York City, NY
Sustainable Infrastructure Senior Associate, CDP North America, New York City, NY
Co-founder, Rainplan and Managing Director, Corvias Solutions
Specialist, The Delta Institute, Chicago, IL
Programs Associate, The Delta Institute, Chicago, IL