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Thank you to all the volunteers who have travelled to Ghana with W.A.T.E.R.

Each person making our trip pays his/her total expenses AND most have raised additional funds for wells.  A special thanks to Sue Niquette, sister of our founder.  SInce 2005, Sue has volunteered her expertise as a CPA to help us keep overhead low.  Thank you, SUE!

Courtney Plummer, Summer Intern

Courtney Plummer, our summer intern, is enrolled in the University of Washington Daniel J Evans School of Public Administration working towards a master's degree.  She is a past long term volunteer with Esperanza International in Tijuana, Mexico.   Courtney has now returned to U.W. for her second year.  She has created a detailed report on the sustainability of ALL of our W.A.T.E.R. systems.  That report will be available on this web site shortly or email plummerc@uw.edu  and request a copy.  We are truly making an enormous difference to thousands of Ghanians.  Special kudos to Courtney for her 'on the ground' work on the Life Teen/WATER Raskob Foundation grant.  $19,000 is the result of her work.  Thank you, Courtney! Courtney Plummer

Andrew Romaner

Andrew Romaner has a Masters in Public Health from the University of South Florida where his concentration was Global Health Practice.  He also holds a certificate in Infection Control.  His B.A. is in International Affairs from the Elliot School at The George Washington University.  He has completed two terms of national service with AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps and another with the Student Conservation Association.  He has a strong interest in water and sanitation as well as Neglected Tropical Diseases. Andrew Romaner

Kirsten Sands

Kirsten Sands holds a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in International Studies from Susquehanna University. Kirsten spent January - June 2010 in Accra, Ghana, working with both W.A.T.E.R. and OSU Children's Home, the largest orphanage in Accra. Prior to her time in Africa, Kirsten worked in Washington, DC for the American Democracy Institute, a small non-profit dedicated to professional and leadership development where she served as Executive Assistant to the Founder & CEO, while also serving as Assistant Project Manager to various other programs. She has a dedicated and proven interest in community development which led her to co-found a Mentoring Program for the Children's Home by designing a mentoring model and creating a partnership with a local university for sustainability. Kirsten's short-term plans include moving back to Washington, DC for her career and continuing to raise money and support for various projects, including the rebuilding of Elohim Academy, a primary school in Ghana's central region, and W.A.T.E.R. Kirsten Sands

Daniel Cembrola

Daniel Cembrola holds a B.A. in Business Law and Political Science from University of Miami.  He also completed coursework in International Law at American University.  While at Miami, Daniel was involved with the international nonprofit Invisible Children which works with child soldiers in Uganda.  His initial post-graduate work involved legal research and assistance at a Washington, DC law firm.  Daniel then spent the months of January through June of 2010 in Accra, Ghana.  He divided his time in Ghana working at the country’s largest orphanage, Osu Children’s Home, and with W.A.T.E.R.  In coordination with another volunteer, Daniel co-founded a mentoring program at the Osu Children’s Home.  The mentoring program’s aim is to create a sustainable source of volunteers at the children’s home through a partnership with a local university.  In Daniel’s near future, he plans to pursue a career in International Relations.  Much time will also be devoted to ongoing projects at Osu Children’s home, and fundraising on behalf of W.A.T.E.R. and Elohim Academy, a small primary school in the Central Region of Ghana.

Daniel Cembrola

Rocky Dawuni

Visit Rocky Dawuni's website.


Christopher Dube, Webmaster

Volunteer web master Chris Dube studied mechanical engineering at the University of Washington.  Chris made his first trip to Ghana summer of 2010 and many of his photos grace our opening page slide show.  Chris passed away in 2013 but we will always be thankful to him for the work he did to make this web site possible.  May Chris rest in peace in his new home in heaven.    

W.A.T.E.R. Travelers 2006

Jan Kline
Teddy Alejandrino
Teri Anderson Cella
Karla Gergen
Paul Graddon
Aly Howisey
Jennifer Mullis
Ashley Zerangue

W.A.T.E.R. Travelers 2007

Jan Kline
Eugene Cash
Kevin Duggan
Pam Dunkley
Barbara Harrington
Anne Janssen
Barb Luxenberg
Julie McSorley
Sue Niquette
Laurie Thibert
Ashley Zerangue
Marit Zimmerman


W.A.T.E.R. Travelers 2008

Group 1

Jan Kline
Marti Bolcer
Kevin Duggan
Arece Hampton
Robin Kaminski
Mike Kline
Stephanie Larson
Barb Luxenberg
Karen Taylor
Marie Taylo

Group 2

Jan Kline
Deana Barrow
Chris Freni
Cortney Howisey
Martine Kulesa
Bob Maher
Jennifer Mullis
Jennifer Reubish
Eduardo Zavala Reyes
Steve Zeller
Ashley Zerangue
Grp 3 Laurie Thibert
Roger Gouldberg
Courtney Hoch
Tanya Myers
Zheng Wang

W.A.T.E.R. Travelers 2009

Jan Kline
Clay Anderson
Shari Anderson
Al Drinkwine
Jerrie Drinkwine
Jerry Graddon
Laurie Thibert


W.A.T.E.R. Travelers 2010

Jan Kline
Bob Maher
Christopher Dube
Jennifer Guterman
Hallie Hemmingsen
Blair Howisey
David Meyer
Jennifer Reubish
Courtney Plummer
Kirsten Sands
Dan Cembrola


W.A.T.E.R. travelers 2011  

Jan Kline

Becky ROe

Nicky Macinnes

Wendy Krakauer

Brian Greenleaf

Natalie Kline