David E. Filippi, Program Co-Chair, is a member of Stoel Rives LLP. He practices in the areas of natural resources, environmental and land use law, concentrating on water rights/quality, fish & wildlife law, and project facility permitting.
Richard M. Glick, Program Co-Chair, practices water and environmental law at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. He is a founder of the National Water Law Forum and first president of the American College of Environmental Lawyers.
Shannon Ames is Executive Director for the Low Impact Hydropower Institute. She is responsible for strategic direction, oversight of administrative responsibilities, and continued success of the Institute and its Certification Program.
Robert Annear, PhD, PE, is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer with Geosyntec Consultants. He has more than 20 years of experience focused on the development and calibration of hydrodynamic and water quality models.
Greg D. Apke is the Statewide Fish Passage Program Leader with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. One of his many responsibilities with ODFW is to administer the state’s fish passage law and administrative rules.
J.R. Cook is the founder and director of Northeast Oregon Water Association. He has served as Umatilla Basin Water Commission Executive Director, City Manager of the City of Umatilla, and Assistant Planner for Umatilla County.
Mary Anne Cooper is Vice President of Public Policy at the Oregon Farm Bureau. She works with state & federal agencies on water quality/supply, removal-fill, ESA, NEPA, Clean Water Act, floodplain regulation, land use & acquisition.
Richard S. Deitchman (“Rich”) is a shareholder with Somach Simmons & Dunn. He is licensed in Oregon and California and focuses his practice on water rights and natural resources, including litigation in state and federal courts.
Kate Fitzpatrick assumed the Executive Director position at Deschutes River Conservancy in 2021 after 16 years of experience at the organization managing and directing programs to collaboratively restore streamflow in the basin.
Cherise M. Gaffney is a partner with Stoel Rives LLP in the firm’s Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources practice group. She advises clients on federal natural resources law in complex permitting and compliance matters.
Derek D. Green is an energy and litigation attorney with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. He represents clients in the renewable energy, manufacturing, and financial sectors on regulatory compliance and commercial disputes.
Justin Green is the Water Quality Division Administrator for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. His focus has been on ensuring statewide quality & consistency, and modernizing the Department’s electronic tools.
Lisa A. Grow is the President and Chief Executive Officer of IDACORP, Inc. and Idaho Power. She is a leader in her field and involved in a number of industry groups, currently or previously serving on various committees and boards.
Niki J. Iverson is the Water Director for the City of Hillsboro, where she manages the City of Hillsboro’s Water Department. She manages several Divisions that oversee the water supply, water delivery, and utility operations.
Olivier Jamin is an attorney at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. He provides legal advice to clients on environmental, energy, land use litigation matters. He makes sense of complex regulatory and legal processes for his clients.
Owen McMurtrey is a Project Water Resources Consultant for GSI Water Solutions, Inc., specializing in water rights & resource planning. He works with clients to project water demand and understand constraints on water availability.
Merissa A. Moeller is an attorney at Stoel Rives LLP. She advises clients on water resources, natural resources, and land use matters, applying her experience representing landowners, developers, businesses and local governments.
Peter D. Mohr is an attorney who focuses on environmental & natural resources law. He represents clients in a variety of federal & state permitting compliance matters, primarily involving the federal Clean Water Act and the ESA.
Brian J. Posewitz is a staff attorney at WaterWatch of Oregon. He has been an attorney in Oregon since 1991. While previously in private practice, he handled a variety of water-related cases for WaterWatch and private clients.
Elizabeth “Lizzy” Potter is a Staff Attorney with Advocates for the West. She focuses on protecting national conservation areas, reducing the harmful impacts of federal dam operations, and challenging oil and gas decisions.
Tracy Rainey serves as Senior Policy Analyst for Clean Water Services. CWS is the water resources management utility for over 600,000 residents in Washington County, and small portions of Multnomah and Clackamas Counties.
Racquel R. Rancier is the Senior Policy Coordinator for the Oregon Water Resources Department. Previously, she worked at the Oregon State Legislature, providing nonpartisan policy analysis for the natural resources committees.
Richard Roos-Collins is the Director of Legal Services at the Natural Heritage Institute. He represents both public agencies and non-profit organizations in natural resources policy, energy, hazardous waste, and air quality laws.
Charles R. “Chuck” Sensiba is a partner at Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP. He is one of few attorneys whose practice focuses exclusively on licensing, relicensing, regulatory, and policy issues affecting the hydropower industry.
Steven L. Shropshire is a shareholder at Jordan Ramis PC with over 20 years of experience in natural resources and environmental law. He focuses on water rights, state and federal water policy, water quality issues, and the ESA.
Paul S. Simmons is Executive Director and Counsel for the Klamath Water User Association. He is also an attorney at Somach Simmons & Dunn, specializing in the areas of water, natural resources and environmental law.
Byron D. Smith, ICMA-CM, serves as City Manager for the City of Hermiston. He improves operations and promotes economic development, focusing on planning & zoning, annexation, information technology, and budgeting.
Jay Weiner is Of Counsel to Rosette LLP. He has expertise in the area of federal Indian water law, has worked on multiple Indian water rights settlements, and has represented clients in adjudications and water-related proceedings.