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Our Team

Well Aware is proud of our dedicated team, many of whom are volunteers.

Key Staff & Interns

Well Aware’s leadership team is a small group of hardworking individuals making a large impact.

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executive director


founder & board chair


project manager - East Africa


community manager - East Africa


director of development


travel & media coordinator


office manager


development associate

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business development & strategic partnership consultant

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community lead - Tanzania

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projects associate


community development intern

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office intern

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business development intern

Projects Team

Our projects implementation team, Well Beyond, grew out of Well Aware’s success and is our dedicated sister company ensuring all of our projects are community-led and technically sustainable. This social enterprise is also scaling our mission and providing additional revenue for even more project work.

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Their oversight includes researching and recommending which water and partnership solution is best for each community, implementing these solutions, and conducting follow up and impact measurement. Learn more about this innovative team here.

Board of Directors

Well Aware’s Board of Directors oversees all activities and makes key decisions regarding its finances and operations. Well Aware is fortunate to be guided by the following board members.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council serves as a critical community champion of Well Aware. Members serve our mission by providing their professional expertise; their diverse knowledge of constituent perspectives; their connections to local, national or international resources, colleagues or peers; their philanthropic support or other forms of needed assistance. The Advisory Council has no governing obligations within the organization.


Paul N. Markovich

Financial Advisor


Christine Pollei

Business Development Strategist


Lori Patterson

Development Advisor

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Ryan Patterson

CEO SeniorAdvice


Erin Ivey

Musical Artist, Urban Folk


Melanie Fish

Public Relations and Social Media Strategist at EnviroMedia


Greg Davis

National Geographic Creative Photographer


Brian Smittle

Owner/ Founder of Thirsty Planet Brewery

Youth Ambassadors

Well Aware's Youth Ambassadors are selected by our team each year to represent and volunteer for our organization through our Classrooms to Clean Water initiative. The Youth Ambassadors serve for a minimum of one year (based on a school calendar year).


Youth Ambassador 2019-2020


Want to be a Well Aware intern or ambassador?

We're always looking for passionate, hardworking students who want experience in nonprofit administration, fundraising, communications, and more. Email us for information on available positions.

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Looking for other ways to get involved?

There are many options for you to join our clean water movement and affect impact. Click here to find your fit.

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