BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF, AND VOLUNTEERS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Brett D. Freedman (Board President) serves as a government attorney specializing in international and national security law. A native of Swampscott, Massachusetts, Brett has worked on Capitol Hill and served as a Presidential Management Fellow in the Department of Homeland Security. A graduate of Boston University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and Suffolk University Law School, he lives with his wife and daughter just outside Washington, D.C.
 

 

John P. Brown (Board Member) is a technology executive with nearly a decade of experience in supply chain security in both commercial andnational security settings. He served as artillery officer in the U.S Marine Corps, was a human resource strategy consultant at CEB, and worked on the stand up of the Department of Homeland Security. He has also raised money and provided training for non-profits fighting homelessness among veterans and families. from Washington, D.C., John holds an AB in American history from Harvard University, an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, and an MBA the Harvard Business School.
 
Beth Segaloff
 
Beth Segaloff (Board Member and Education Advisor) is a social worker with over a decade of experience working with children. She has a strong commitment to helping children become more self-aware, respectful, kind and successful. Beth created a education program that fosters an awareness of interconnectedness of communities in and out of school. She also currently works at Eagle Hill School in Greenwich, CT, an independent school for children with learning disabilities.
Alyssa Sperber

Alyssa Sperber (Board Member and Marketing and Events Advisor) is a marketing and media executive with extensive experience in strategic marketing, branding, promotions, branded entertainment and strategic alliances. She has worked with premier entertainment and corporate brands at NMA Entertainment & Marketing, Brand Buzz, Tribeca Film Festival, and FourFront. In addition to ClearWater she is involved with UJA-Federation and is a past board member of Step Up Women's Network. Alyssa is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
 

 
 
Ato K. Bernasko (Board Member) manages the delivery of audit and consulting services, which include risk assessments, security needs, and advisory support to clients in the Technology, Media, Defense, and Financial services markets. Ato's team at Deloitte & Touche analyzes business processes and technology platforms and provides recommendations to help organizations increase efficiencies, lower risk, and comply with regulatory requirement and standards. Ato graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Management Information Systems and Internal Audit.
 

 
Laura Sklaver (Board President Emeritus) is an attorney and a principal in the New Haven, Connecticut law firm of Susman, Duffy & Segaloff, P.C., where she concentrates her practice in multifamily, affordable and supportive housing. She represents non-profit and for-profit owners working with federal, state and local housing agencies, as well as private equity lenders and banks. Laura has counseled non-profit housing organizations in incorporation, IRS qualification, project development, grants and loans and all aspects of ongoing operations. 
Gary Sklaver (Board Member Emeritus) is an experienced litigator and trusted counselor to both individuals and businesses, and is a principal in the law firm of Licari, Walsh & Sklaver, LLC in New Haven, Connecticut. A native of Waterbury, Connecticut and a graduate of the Taft School, Amherst College and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Gary’s commitment to the legal profession was recognized in 2006 when he was elected President of the New Haven County Bar Association. Actively involved in his community, Gary has served as President of Congregation Mishkan Israel and has been involved as a board member and volunteer in numerous non-profit organizations.
 
 

U.S. Staff

Jessica Arnett (Executive Director) Prior to coming to ClearWater, Ms. Arnett worked at DAI and AED providing project management and financial oversight to water, behavior change, and food security programs for USAID and private sector clients in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jordan, Madagascar, and Uganda. Ms. Arnett is on the D.C. Advisory Board for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. She holds an MA from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Katie Neff (Senior Associate) is graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University with specializations in human security, humanitarian assistance, and international conflict. Her previous international humanitarian and development experience includes positions at Oxfam America, The Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, and Advancing Girls' Education in Africa. 
 

UGANDA STAFF

Juliet Aneno (Project Officer) trains rural communities to ensure the sustainability and maintenance of ClearWater’s projects. Prior to ClearWater, Juliet was a procurement assistant at PACE Uganda. Born in Gulu, Juliet holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Kyambogo University. 

Oneka Felix (Community Trainer) handles much of ClearWater’s administrative work in Uganda including project planning and activities, reporting, and further developing our community training materials. He additionally assists with training sessions in the field. Previously, he worked with USAID. Born in Kitgum, he holds a degree in Social Sciences from Kyambogo University.

Ocaya Santos Rembos (Water Engineer) supervises construction and installation of ClearWater projects. He monitors the technical performance of each water source and provides invaluable technical advice on our projects and participates in the development and execution of our community training program. Prior to working with ClearWater, he interned with the National Water and Sewerage Corporation. Born in Gulu, he has a diploma in Water Engineering from Kampal Technical Institute.

Ojara Emmanuel “Sunday” (Country Director) oversees all aspects of ClearWater’s operations in country. Before coming to ClearWater, Sunday was the General Secretary at the Gulu Youth Development Association, where he oversaw a staff of 20 and managed the association's finances. Sunday has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Gulu University.
 

International Program Advisory Board

Ian Moise has spent over 15 years advising on water and sanitation issues with the World Bank, the European Union and USAID. He has spent time throughout the developing world including substantial time in northern Uganda. He also is the founder ReuseConnection, an innovative organization focusing on the reuse of material goods. 

Sarah Bramley, MPH, has over 13 years of experience in public health and international development focusing on program management, implementation, and design; monitoring and evaluation; and community engagement.  She currently serves as a School Health and Nutrition Specialist for Save the Children.  Bramley has substantive work experience in water, sanitation, hygiene, and innovative financing mechanisms and over nine years’ field experience in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, including two years in Uganda.

April Davies has more than ten years of experience working in water, sanitation, and public health.  April works for Water.org managing programs in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, and Peru.  Previously, she was a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador, conducted research on school water and sanitation in Kenya.


ADVISORS

Drew Contreras (Uganda, Information Technology and Management Advisor) works with the Gulu Youth Development Association as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He advises them on grant management and organizational issues.

Rafael E. González (Design Advisor) is the creative director for CNN en Español and its ancillary services. Born in Venezuela, he moved to Atlanta over 20 years ago to attend art school. A long-term Candler Park resident, Rafael is the co-chair of the Latino Parent Association at Paideia School, where his daughter attends high school.

Jake Herrle (Media Advisor) is a photographer, writer and director. His clients include CNN, the New York Times, National Geographic and the Sunday Times Magazine. In the fall of 2007, Jake spent three weeks as an embedded photojournalist with the U.S. Army and several NGOs in northern Uganda. Jake's pro-bono clients include CARE, Habitat for Humanity, The United Way, and The Ronald McDonald House.

Sandi Harari (Creative Advisor) is a 14-year veteran of advertising, design and branding/ID for clients ranging from P&G and Glaxo to W Hotels and MTV. Along the way, she has established strong credentials in fashion, film, hospitality and other lifestyle verticals.

Godfrey Otobi (Uganda, Strategy Advisor) has spent many years working with NGOs operating in northern Uganda and provides strategic advice to our Uganda-based staff.

CLEARWATER NIPPON STAFF/VOLUNTEERS

Alice Wei (Chief Operations Officer)
Kevin Newman (External Financial Auditor)
Natsuko Sato (General Counsel)
Fumi Ito (Financial Advisor)
Kayo Tajima
Dzevo Alibegic
Denis Chichkine
Shiori Eguchi

VOLUNTEERS

James Abraham
Miki Brown
Lisa Caldeira
Maureen Wafer Hasib
Waqar Hasib
Adis Alia Nasier
Barbara Segaloff
Jim Segaloff
Jana Sharp
Joshua Waldorf