The US Water Alliance staff draws on cross-sector experience from diverse disciplines to advance a one water future.
Radhika Fox is the Chief Executive Officer of the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. The US Water Alliance educates the nation on the value of water, accelerates the adoption of one water policies and programs, and celebrates innovation in water management. US Water Alliance membership includes water providers, public officials, business leaders, environmental organizations, community leaders, policy organizations, and more. Radhika also serves as Director of the Value of Water Coalition, a national campaign dedicated to educating and inspiring people about how water is essential, invaluable, and needs investment.
Radhika has over 20 years of experience in developing policies, programs, and issue-based advocacy campaigns. Radhika previously directed the policy and government affairs agenda for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which is responsible for providing 24/7 water, wastewater, and municipal power services to 2.6 million Bay Area residents. She also served as the Federal Policy Director at PolicyLink, where she coordinated the organization’s policy agenda on a wide range of issues, including infrastructure investment, transportation, sustainable communities, economic inclusion, and workforce development. She holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley where she was a HUD Community Development Fellow.
Emily Feenstra is the Deputy Director of the US Water Alliance. In this capacity see oversees a diverse portfolio of projects and manages partnerships with Alliance members and supporters to advance one water management in America.
Prior to joining the US Water Alliance, Emily was the Director of Infrastructure Initiatives and Public Affairs at the American Society of Civil Engineers. In that role she led policy and advocacy initiatives for the American Society of Civil Engineers, including ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, the Failure to Act economic study series, and other reports designed to influence infrastructure policy. She also directed the media relations team for the 145,000-member Society. Prior to ASCE, Emily held senior positions at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America and as a consultant for the Washington State Department of Transportation. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Washington.
Abigail Gardner serves as the Communications Director for the Value of Water Coalition and the US Water Alliance. She handles press requests and media relations on behalf of the Coalition and the Alliance.
For more than a decade, Abigail has worked with communications and media at the intersection of politics, campaigns, and advocacy. Prior to her work with Value of Water and the Alliance, Abigail was a Vice President at SKDKnickerbocker, where she served as a communications consultant for several political candidates, issue advocacy campaigns, and clients in need of crisis-management. During her time at SKDK, she developed a specialty in the transportation and infrastructure space. She also served in the official office of Congressman Dan Maffei (D-NY) and Governor Eliot Spitzer and worked on several political campaigns before joining SKDKnickerbocker. Abigail is a graduate of the University of Virginia and a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a city famous for its three rivers.
Danielle Mayorga is the Program Manager for the Value of Water Coalition, the US Water Alliance’s strategic initiative to educate and inspire the nation about how water is essential, invaluable, and needs investment. Danielle is responsible for implementing the Coalition’s three-year strategic roadmap. Danielle joins the Alliance after serving three years as a Policy Analyst at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, where she helped advance the agency’s legislative agenda at the local, state and federal levels, and supported strategic policy development on issues such as capital infrastructure programs, rate setting, and community and economic benefits.
Prior to entering the water sector, Danielle worked on education policy. Danielle is a magna cum laude graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned her Bachelors degrees in Communication and Language, Culture & Society. In her spare time, she enjoys running along San Francisco’s many waterfronts.
Fiona is a Project Manager for the US Water Alliance. She coordinates fund development for the Alliance and manages its One Water Summit.
Prior to joining the Alliance, Fiona was a Senior Associate & Events Coordinator at Molly Allen Associates LLC where she managed the DC fundraising programs for three Members of Congress and coordinated the firm's entire events program of over 200 events per year. Previously she was a member of congressional fundraising teams across the state of New York, and was the Finance Director on a congressional campaign in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in 2012. Fiona is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She is a proud native of Upstate New York.
Howard Neukrug is a Senior Fellow at the US Water Alliance. In this capacity he provides strategic guidance on key Alliance initiatives, serves as an official spokesperson for the organization, and leads the development of publications and initiatives to advance a sustainable water future for all.
Howard is a local and national leader in the drinking water, green infrastructure, and wastewater utility industries. A builder of regional and inter-agency coalitions and trust-based relationships with regulators, legislators, and communities, Howard created Philadelphia’s Green Cities, Clean Waters Program and served as the CEO of Philadelphia Water’s $1 billion water services utility. He is an advisor to the US EPA and other environmental agencies on issues of policy and regulation, water quality and treatment, and urban planning and sustainability and has served on many environmental advocacy organizations. Howard is a graduate in Civil and Urban Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he currently teaches three courses: “Water, Science, and Politics,” “Sustainable Cities,” and “The US Water Industry in the 21st Century.”