The ByWater Institute’s Community Advisory Board Steering Committee (CAB-SC) aims to foster an inclusive research environment that aligns with community needs and best practices. The Committee will provide guidance to BWI's community engagement efforts and inform the establishment of future research-specific Community Advisory Boards.
The Committee also seeks to cultivate a pluralistic research stewardship approach that involves the community across BWI's programs. At its inception, the CAB-SC membership represents communities living or working in the lower Mississippi River Basin. Members are recruited based on relevant research opportunities/programs, with each member representing the diverse community oriented work happening across the Basin. As our community of practice expands the scope of their research, the geographic reach of the committee will expand accordingly.
Arthur Johnson, Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development
Rebecca Malpass, The Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans
Scott Eustis, Healthy Gulf
Anne Rolfes, Louisiana Bucket Brigade
Devin DeWulf, Feed the Second Line
Franziska Trautmann, Glass Half Full
Dr. Angela M. Chalk, Healthy Community Services
Charles Allen, National Audubon Society
Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes, Ashe Cultural Arts Center
Amanda Moore, National Wildlife Federation
Marguerite Oestreicher, Habitat for Humanity
Darryl Malek Wiley, Sierra Club