Our Board

ANNE BOHL - Anne graduated from Western Michigan with a Business degree with Majors in Marketing and Spanish.  After college she worked for Stryker Corp. as a Latin American Representative and has traveled throughout the region. After focusing her energies for several years on raising her family, Anne served on the Board of Directors of a grass roots community organizing non-profit called J.O.N.A.H. in Battle Creek, MI from 2004 through 2006.  She also served on the pastoral council of St. Philip church in Battle Creek and St. James church in Mason, MI. Recently she managed a web-based yarn business and currently works at the Calhoun Intermediate School District as an event planner. She now feels she can devote some time to outside interests. Anne welcomes this opportunity to provide people in the rest of the world with clean water, a commodity that she so often has taken for granted. It is a chance for her to help others share what she has always had. Anne will serve a three year term ending September 2018.

JERRY BOHL - Married; 8 kids; 17 grandkids; machinist since the age of 15; owner/operator of Richland Machine and Pump Co. for twenty years; retired at 57.  Active with projects and visits in San Salvador, El Salvador since 1994.  Co-founder of THE WATER PROJECT in 2002 which became the nonprofit CLEAN WATER FOR THE WORLD in 2007. Besides El Salvador, he has traveled to Honduras, Guatemala and Haiti.

DAN BUSHOUSE - Retired educator.  Bachelor and Master's Degrees from WMU.  Teacher for 10 year; administrator for 27 years.

BEN CIUFFA - Professional engineer; quality engineer; photojournalist in 4 countries; international election observer in El Salvador; quality management consultant.

CHUCK DOMBROWSKI - is a former business executive with over 42 years experience in manufacturing industries including automotive, plastics, rubber plus hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. He has held positions in Plant Operations, Accounting, Quality and Supply Chain; plus traveled and worked internationally in 14 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe and Central America.  Chuck retired as Manager of Acquisition Integration for Parker Hannifin Corp. in May 2008. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Industrial Engineering and subsequently earned an MBA from Eastern Michigan University with an Accounting and Finance specialization. Chuck has served as President and Treasurer of a private school Board of Trustees, plus served on numerous school and church committees. He combines his international experiences with a passion to provide people in developing countries the basic necessity of clean water.

WHITNEY EHRESMAN - Whitney received her BA from Aquinas College in May 2010 with a major in Community Leadership/Public Administration and Political Science. Her work experience includes social media, community outreach, and event planning. She also has helped lead board retreats, and was the Office Coordinator at the Institute for Global Education from August 2011 to March 2015. Whitney is currently pursuing a masters degree in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership at Grand Valley State University. She is receiving her Nonprofit Board Certification from GVSU in June 2016. Whitney is currently Field Coordinator for Subway Development of Western Michigan overseeing restaurant compliance reviews and conducting franchisee training sessions on strategic management practices to develop the Subway brand. 

PAUL FLICKINGER - Lifelong artist and humanitarian; took our "water project" to the next level Clean Water For the World in 2007,art instructor at WMU;
Fulbright Scholar; father of 2 beautiful young women; grandfather of 2 beautiful grandsons.

BRUCE MELES - Business degree from MSU; owner of two hardware stores and sails when he can.  Wife Connie and two sons.  Besides CWFW, also on the Otsego DDA board.

TONY ROMANO - Retired head of information systems for a group of manufacturing companies. Married with 4 married children and 7 grandchildren scattered across the country.  A twenty year resident of Kalamazoo and a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

SHARON TANS, R.N.- is a graduate of Hackley Hospital School of Nursing, Wayne State University, and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing.  A wife, mother of three and grandmother of four, she has traveled numerous times to Mexico and South America with various mission teams from her church, Centerpoint Church of Kalamazoo; Has been involved with the Quichua people in the Chimborazo area of Ecuador, where a water purifier from CWFW was installed in the Village of Gahuijon Alto in
2011;  is a trustee with the Otsego District Public Library and in her spare time is passionate about spring wildflowers, rocks and her faith.
 

Lucy Hosenfeld - studying Chemical Engineering at UT.  Was director of the fundraiser "Walk for Water" for CWFW in 2012 to 2014.  Is planning a trip to El Salvador next year.