About AWWA

Directors and Staff

AWWA Staff

Jon Balanoff

Jon Balanoff

Executive Director


Jon joined AWWA in May of 2019. He received a B.S. in Environmental Conservation from the University of New Hampshire in 2012, and comes to AWWA with experience in water resource management from both the public and private sector…read more

Kelley Alexander

Kelley Alexander

Development Coordinator

Born and raised in Alaska, Kelley fell in love with the NH lakes region during a visit in 2003. From her home on Pine River Pond, she is active in her community…read more

James Shimansky

James Shimansky

YCC Program Coordinator

James started as a member of the YCC crew back in 2017. He spent three years in that position before being promoted to Crew Leader in 2020 and Program Coordinator in 2021. Growing up, James spent his summers on Balch Pond where his love of the lakes began…read more

AWWA Board of Directors


President, Lovell Lake
Dick’s history with Lovell Lake and the Wakefield-Acton region stretches back to the early 1950’s when he…read more


Vice President, Pine River Pond
Patty spent summers growing up at nearby Ossipee Lake. After visiting with friends on Pine River Pond…read more



Treasurer, Great East Lake
Recently retired Executive Director Linda Schier is one of the founding members….read more


Director, Province Lake
Jon Samuelson is the current Treasurer of the Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance. Prior to joining …read more


Secretary, Great East Lake
Chuck’s parents bought a camp on Great East when Chuck was a small child and he and Marcia have raised…read more


Director, Great East Lake
Charles started volunteering as a Loon Watcher on Great East Lake about a decade ago and…read more

Emeritus Board Members

Jeanne Achille
Pat Theisen
Glenn Wildes

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