Staff

Radhika Fox
Chief Executive Officer

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 brings together diverse stakeholders to identify and advance common-ground, achievable solutions to our nation’s most pressing water challenges. Through the industry-leading Value of Water Campaign, Radhika has been a leading spokesperson for the importance of investing in our nation’s water infrastructure. Water providers, public officials, business leaders, agricultural interests, environmental organizations, community leaders, unions, and policy organizations comprise the diverse membership of the US Water Alliance. The Alliance educates the nation on the value of water, accelerates the adoption of One Water policies and programs, and celebrates innovation in water management. 

Radhika is a widely-recognized thought leader on complex water issues, from equity in water to investing in our nation’s water infrastructure. With more than 20 years of experience in developing policies, programs, and issue-based advocacy campaigns, Radhika is a sought-after public speaker and has been interviewed by local, regional, and national media outlets on a wide range of water issues. Previously, Radhika 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.

Radhika serves on the boards of PolicyLink and Jobs to Move America. 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.

Sara Allen
Membership and Development Associate

Sara Allen is the Membership and Development Associate at the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. She has over six years of experience in fund development and grants management in the diverse settings of philanthropy, Bay Area affordable housing sector, and rural Rwanda. Prior to her work at family and community foundations, she served in the Peace Corps in Rwanda as a community health worker and as an AmeriCorps volunteer at Habitat for Humanity in Oakland, CA. She enjoys finding linkages between social justice, environmental conservation, and climate resilience. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Policy and Urban Planning from Western Washington University. She enjoys exploring and appreciating city parks, and drinking the Bay’s delicious tap water.

Scott Berry
Director of Policy and Government Affairs

Scott Berry is the Director of Policy and Government Affairs for the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. He leads the Alliance's engagement on policy issues out of their Washington DC office. Previously, he was Director of the Utility Infrastructure Division, Environment, and Trade at the Associated General Contractors of America. There he spent nine years as their head lobbyist on water infrastructure and water policy issues and member services lead for water, sewer, power, telecommunications, and underground construction. He has served on the Water Infrastructure Network, the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Coalition, the Common Ground Alliance, and the Waters Advocacy Coalition. 

Letitia Carpenter
Program Manager
Letitia Carpenter is a Program Manager at the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. She works on the Alliance’s Equitable Water Future Initiatives. Letitia began her work on equity and environmental justice while working as a community liaison for the Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities in North Charleston, South Carolina. It was here that Letitia first understood that in order to truly tackle the environmental injustices our communities face today all sectors must work collaboratively and leverage their unique skills and strengths.
 
Before joining the Alliance, Letitia worked as a Community Benefits Analyst at the San Francisco Public Utilities commission working on their environmental justice portfolio and staffing their Citizens Advisory Committee. Letitia was also working as a Policy and Data Analyst at the City of Richmond working on various projects from co-creating the Richmond Department of Children and Youth to developing the community engagement strategies for the City of Richmond’s Open Data initiatives. 
 
Letitia brings her passion for environmental justice, racial equity, and community centered practices to all her work within the Alliance. She holds a Master’s degree in city planning from the University of California, Berkeley. Outside of work, Letitia enjoys binge watching Black sitcoms, spending the entire day at the beach, and taking care of her collection of house plants.
Abigail Gardner
Communications Advisor

Abigail Gardner serves as the Communications Advisor for the Value of Water Campaign and the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. She handles press requests and media relations on behalf of the Campaign 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.

Katie Henderson
Senior Program Manager
Katie Henderson is a Senior Program Manager at the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. She manages the Value of Water Campaign, which educates and inspires the nation about how water is essential, invaluable, and in need of investment. In 2012, Katie completed her Master of Science from Utah State University. Her graduate research focused on the federal and local response to a fatal landslide that resulted from the failure of a 150-year-old irrigation canal. This research gave her a deep dive into the ways in which water infrastructure is often taken for granted, at great risk to communities and lives. 

Prior to joining the Alliance, Katie was a Research Manager at the Water Research Foundation where she managed a large portfolio of research on integrated water management, workforce, and communication. Katie is a strong voice for effective communication about water’s value, and has written blogs, essays, and journal articles exploring how to inspire behavior changes that will lead to better management of, and investment in, our water systems. When she’s not thinking or talking about water, you might find Katie drawing, biking, fiddling, or baking.
Sarah Huckins
Program Manager

Sarah Huckins is a Program Manager at the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. She works on the Alliance’s policy portfolio as well as The Value of Water Campaign. Prior to joining the Alliance, Sarah served as Partnership Manager for Island Press. She also worked as Environmental Coordinator for Patagonia D.C. and spent time in Amman, Jordan working with EcoPeace Middle East to promote environmental stewardship and regional cooperation as a part of Patagonia’s Environmental Internship Program. Sarah holds a M.A. in Strategic Communication from American University’s School of Communication where she served as a research assistant at the Center for Media and Social Impact. Sarah is an avid consumer of pop culture and donuts, and enjoys biking around Washington, D.C.

Andy Kricun
Senior Fellow
Andy Kricun is serving as a Senior Fellow with the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. He has 35 years of experience in wastewater and biosolids management, serving as the Executive Director and Chief Engineer of the Camden County (NJ) Municipal Utilities Authority until his recent departure earlier this year.  He will be working with Radhika Fox and her staff on the USWA's water equity initiative and also providing technical experience as well.  
 
Andy graduated with honors from Princeton University with a degree in chemical engineering.  He also holds a professional engineer's license in civil engineering and is a board-certified environmental engineer as well.  He has served on the board of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies and on the New Jersey Environmental Justice Advisory Council.  He has a passion for social justice and environmental protection and strives to combine hard work and experience to make a positive difference in both arenas.  He lives in New Jersey with his amazing wife and amazing twins.  In addition to environmental and social justice advocacy, Andy loves sightseeing, hiking, reading, music and sports.  
Katy Lackey
Senior Program Manager

Katy Lackey is a Senior Program Manager at the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. She works on initiatives for One Water leadership, equity in climate resilience, onsite non-potable water systems, and agriculture-municipal partnerships. Katy has seven years of experience leading research and programming in the water sector. Prior to joining the Alliance, Katy was a Research Manager for The Water Research Foundation. Her portfolio covered One Water, cross-sector collaboration, extreme events, green infrastructure, decentralized systems, and sustainable energy management. In DC, Katy also served on the executive board of the Women’s Aquatic Network (WAN) for four years. Katy holds a M.A. in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from the United Nation’s University for Peace in Costa Rica, as well as an M.A. in International Affairs from American University’s School for International Service in Washington, DC. A Colorado-native, she loves hiking and is in constant awe of the interconnections and beauty of all our water resources.

Linda Le
Senior Manager, Events and Operations

Linda Le is the Senior Manager, Events and Operations at the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. With over five years of experience in executive assistant positions to top-level executives and a track of strong performance in high-volume, high pressure environments. Linda successfully works closely with the CEO on many key organizational priorities, providing administrative, operational, and development support. Linda also manages the office of the CEO and special projects for the US Water Alliance. Prior to joining the US Water Alliance, Linda served as an Executive Assistant to the CEO and Founder of a local and state government relations and lobbying firm. When she’s not working. Linda enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting and creating custom events and parties.

Karen Rodriguez
Vice President for Finance and Operations

Karen Rodriguez is the Vice President for Finance & Operations at the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. She has spent the last 20 years serving various nonprofit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area in a similar capacity. Prior to joining the Alliance, Karen served as Controller for CollegeSpring, Director of Finance & Administration for Amazon Watch, and Chief Financial Officer for California Humanities. She enjoys helping intrepid nonprofit organizations create and maintain systems that enable them to more efficiently fulfill their missions. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from San Francisco State University, and avidly enjoys traveling and singing when she can.

Zoƫ Roller
Senior Program Manager
Zoë Roller is a Senior Program Manager at the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. Her work focuses on An Equitable Water Future, an initiative exploring the effects of water management on vulnerable communities.
 
Zoë has a background in international development and city planning, and spent three years managing community development projects in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. These projects addressed issues including food security, environmental justice, violence reduction, public health, and education. Zoë worked with the Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence as a USAID Global Development Fellow, creating a sustainable water management plan for an informal settlement in Delhi. Zoë holds a Master’s degree in city planning from the University of California, Berkeley. Outside of the water infrastructure world, Zoë enjoys boxing and reading science fiction.
Emily Simonson
Director, Strategy

Emily Simonson is the Director of Strategy at the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. She is responsible for supporting the CEO on high-priority strategic initiatives, philanthropic engagement, and organizational positioning and planning. Emily also coordinates staff engaged on the Alliance’s Equitable Water Future portfolio. She was formerly responsible for coordinating and implementing the Value of Water Campaign, an initiative focused on building the public and political will to invest in water infrastructure.

Emily became passionate about the role water plays in social and environmental prosperity while working in Ghana for Global Brigades, a community development nonprofit. She was responsible for mobilizing students to build rainwater harvesters and deliver hygiene education workshops in rural communities without access to piped water and sanitation services. She graduated from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University with Master’s degrees in Public Administration and International Relations after a brief stint as an intern with the United Nations in Switzerland. Before coming to the US Water Alliance, Emily spent two years at EPA as an ORISE Fellow with the Urban Waters Program where she took on conference planning, strategic communications, and initiatives to increase government's ability to provide an integrated approach when working side by side with communities to restore their waterways and promote economic and social prosperity. Off the clock, Emily will use any excuse to get outside and especially likes frisbee, biking, paddling, and hiking with friends. 

Yasmeen Smalley-Norman
Communications Manager

Yasmeen Smalley-Norman is the Communications Manager at the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. Yasmeen brings over six years of experience leveraging communications strategies to advance solutions to environmental issues. Her background in communications includes a fellowship as a Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines, where she created 3D models of threatened coral species and co-wrote a coral identification book. Prior to joining the Alliance, Yasmeen served as the Marketing and Communications Manager at the Coral Reef Alliance, where she created communications materials and strategies and integrated them into multi-channel marketing campaigns. Yasmeen’s connection to water began with the murky water of Galveston Bay, where she fell in love with the ocean. She’s now training to be a scuba instructor, so she can connect others to water.  

Gina Wammock
Senior Fellow

Gina serves as a Senior Fellow at the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. Gina is an independent consultant in the water and environment sectors, with a 25-year career in the water industry. A former US Water Alliance Board member, she led water marketing, sales, and strategy at CH2M (now Jacobs) and now operates Lakeview Strategic Services, a certified woman-owned business in Chicago. She is a mindfulness meditation teacher-in-training and is passionate about reforming systems and policies to build racial equity. The primary author of the Alliance’s One Water for America Policy Framework, Gina was also a key contributor to the Michigan governor’s Water Advisory Task Force Final Report on the Flint water crisis in 2016. She has co-authored other water industry publications such as AWWA’s Avoiding Rate Shock: Making the Case for Water Rates.