RCAP National Team

Sarah Buck

Chief Programs Officer

Diana Carmenates

Senior Meetings & Events Specialist

Emily Christ

Senior DCS Engineer

Katherine Coviello

Communications & Events Associate

Gregorio Esparsen

Data & Impact Senior Specialist

David Fredenburgh

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Lisa Fought

Senior Manager of Training and Technical Services

Coye Gerald

Senior Communications Specialist

Owen Griffith

Senior Fund Development Specialist

Scott Harmon

Sr. Training & Technical Services Specialist

Victoria Harrington

Research Associate

Kaitlin Harris

Senior Environmental Programs Specialist

Jodi Hilsabeck

Senior Environmental Program Coordinator – EFC

Hunter Jackman

Government Relations & Policy Specialist

Seth Johnson

Senior Communications Manager

Ami Keiffer

Environmental Program Manager

Laura Landes

Associate Director of Research & Data

Elias Mathes

Thriving Rural Communities Senior Program Manager

Olga Morales-Pate

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Nordbye

Senior Environmental Programs Specialist

Vicki Perry

Senior Training & Technical Services Specialist

Lena Schlichting

Senior Research Specialist

Sherry Schmidt

Training and Technical Services Specialist

Grace Blue Spitzer

Data and Impact Specialist

Ted Stiger

Chief External Affairs and Policy Officer

Yosief Tecle

Accounting Specialist

Our Board

Keith Ashby

Board President

Ruthann House

RCAP Board Vice President, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership

Hope Cupit

RCAP Board Treasurer/Secretary Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project

Suzanne Anarde

Rural Community Assistance Corporation

Katrina Badger

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Margaret Bowman

Bowman Environmental Consulting

Christopher Jewett

Chief Executive Officer, Midwest Assistance Program

Albert Cho

Xylem, Inc.

Billy Hix

Cherokee Nation

Brian Scales

RCAP Solutions

Rick Martinez

The Apricot Tree Consulting

George McGraw


Ines Polonius

Communities Unlimited

Jessi Snyder

Self-Help Enterprises

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Our Partners

  • 120Water
  • American Bankers Association
  • American Public Works Association
  • American Water Works Association
  • Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Arizona State University
  • Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group
  • Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies
  • Association of State Drinking Water Administrators
  • Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Brookings Institution
  • California State University – Chico
  • Community Roots
  • Center on Rural Innovation
  • Central Appalachian Network
  • Chris Long Foundation
  • CoBank
  • Council of Infrastructure Financing Authorities
  • Columbia University-Earth Institute
  • Duke University-Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy
  • Solutions
  • Esri
  • EveryLibrary
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Farm Credit
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Georgetown University
  • Heartland Forward
  • Housing Assistance Council
  • International Economic Development Council
  • Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
  • Land O’Lakes
  • LOR Foundation
  • Misfit
  • Moonshot Missions
  • Native Americans in Philanthropy
  • National Association of Clean Water Agencies
  • National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship
  • National Association of Counties
  • National Association of Development Organizations
  • National Association of Regional Councils
  • National Association of Water Companies
  • National Center for Resource Development
  • National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA
  • National Environmental Health Association
  • National Governors Association
  • National Groundwater Association
  • National League of Cities
  • National Rural Water Association
  • Network Kansas
  • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Pacific Institute
  • Partners for Rural Transformation
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Rogue Water Lab
  • Rural Assembly
  • Rural Development Initiatives
  • Rural LISC
  • Rural Youth Project
  • Small Business Majority
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Solid Waste Association of North America
  • Spring Point Partners
  • Texas A&M University
  • The Recycling Partnership
  • The United States Conference of Mayors
  • The Water Research Foundation
  • United States Chamber of Commerce
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • United States Economic Development Administration
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign — Illinois State Water Survey and WaterOperator.org
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Urban Institute
  • Ureeka
  • US Water Alliance
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association
  • Water Environment Federation
  • Water Finance Exchange
  • Water Foundation
  • WaterReuse
  • Water Systems Council
  • Xylem Watermark