CURRENT OFFICERS

Marilyn Wall  •  Chair

Activist working on Sewer Overflows, Dirty Steel, Transportation and other topics. Past Chapter Chair and past member of the Sierra Club National Board of Directors.

Bob Park  •  Vice-Chair

Activist working on Sewer District, Transportation, Labor/Environmental issues and sustainable food policy issues. In his 20 years at NIOSH, Mr. Park has pioneered quantitative epidemiological methods for risk assessment.

Marie Kocoshis  •  Conservation Chair

Activist working on recycling, plastic pollution, member of Political Committee and more! League of Women Voters of Cincinnati Co-President.

Gail Lewin  •  Political Chair

I have been a Sierra Club member since 2003. I have served several terms on the Executive Committee and as the Chair of the Miami Group Sierra Club Political Committee. That Committee has endorsed numerous candidates for local, state and federal elections. It is important to let our members know which candidates support environmentally friendly policies, laws and regulations. In 2018 we were very active in the Cincinnati and Dayton geographical areas. At ExCom I have served as the ExCom liaison to the Political Committee and I have performed various functions in support of the Group's Treasurer. Having a sound financial condition helps the Group succeed in all of its sponsored activities such as Outings, Memorial Trees, workshops, the monthly Innings, our Annual retreat, and more.

Muslim Contractor  •  Executive Committee Member

I am a Chemical Engineer managing a corporate R&D laboratory making energy curable inks. I have climbed in the Himalayas and been a Local Secretary of the Himalayan Club. My love of the outdoors and concern for the environmental made me join the Sierra Club in 2009. I am a member of the Executive Committee of the Miami Group and have served on the Nominations Committee and Memorial Grove Committee. My goal is to be more involved with Sierra Club Outings and ICO Groups.

Brian Kwiatkowski  •  Executive Committee Member

I'm a Senior Geomorphologist, Certified Professional Ecologist (CE), Construction Superintendent, and Project Manager, responsible for the design and construction of ecological restoration projects, watershed management plans, and sustainable storm water systems. I've collected and analyzed data on more than 400 miles of river and stream throughout the U.S., and contributed to storm water best management practice (BMP) manuals addressing open channel design, stream restoration, hydraulic structures, storm drainage facilities, water quality improvement, and green infrastructure planning. I am responsible for watershed assessment, restoration design, data analysis and calculations, developing plans and specifications, project management, and construction oversight. International traveler.

Brian Williams  •  Executive Committee Member

A Sierra Club member since 2003, Brian is serving his first term as a Miami Group Executive Committee member. He is a past president of the Cincinnati Newspaper Guild and spent 20 years working in various corporate IT shops around Cincinnati. He worked on the club's now-defunct Morning Glory Bike Ride and now rides the bike trails around Dayton, where he has lived since 2016. He attends monthly Dayton Connection meetings and is active on the Political Committee.

Trish Brechlin  •  Executive Committee Member

I am ready to pursue what the Sierra Club members in southwest Ohio think are most important to fulfill it's mission. I am a resident of Dayton and therefore am most interested in pursuing environmental issues and advocacy in the greater Miami Valley. I have interviewed local and state-wide candidates for the 2018 election, co-lead Dayton Connection meetings, attend local outdoor events to promote Sierra Club membership, and co-lead clean-up event with Wright State Outdoor Resource Center at Eastwood Lake.

With over 20 years of environmental experience, I am well prepared to serve the organization. I have worked in the federal government both as a regulator and the regulated. Thus, I have a unique viewpoint of seeing both sides to an environmental problem, having worked with state and local governments and citizen organizations.

More specifically, I gathered and reviewed documents for the Sierra Club for the Metropolitan Sewer District consent decree in Hamilton County.

Other endeavors include serving as a co-director for natural resources with the League of Women Voters in Dayton and sampling and summarizing water quality data for a volunteer stream team.

Kaniz Siddiqui  •  Executive Committee Member

Energy Committee Vice Chair, Fundraiser and Chef, member of the Hamilton County Soil and Water Board of Supervisors.

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