Meet the Team
President, Executive Director
Email David Casaletto is the President and Executive Director of Ozarks Water Watch, a nonprofit water quality organization. He received his B.S. in Accounting from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas and has an extensive background in business, accounting, management and advertising.
David is also President of Ozarks Clean Water Company (OCWC), a nonprofit sewer and water company. OCWC owns and operates water and wastewater treatment plants and currently has 450 active members using their services. He was Program Coordinator for the National Decentralized Onsite Wastewater Demonstration Project at Table Rock Lake, a $2 Million cooperative agreement with EPA to find technical and management solutions for failing onsite systems.
David currently resides on Table Rock Lake near Cape Fair, Missouri with his wife Diane and is a water testing volunteer for the Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program.
Senior Projects Director
Gopala Borchelt started her career in watershed conservation through a baseline study of water quality throughout the Upper White River Basin while completing her MS in Geospatial Sciences from Missouri State University. This work contributed to our understanding of the sources and causes of water quality degradation in this watershed. Gopala has experience in grant and contract management, water quality and watershed dynamics studies, citizen education and volunteer organization. She has worked for the past 8 years for Table Rock Lake Water Quality Inc. as Projects Director and Executive Director. She will serve in the role of Sr. Projects Director for Ozarks Water Watch as we consolidate operations with TRLWQ and continue to do projects that protect water resources in the region.
Regional Projects Director
Ronna Haxby has been a regional projects manager for Ozarks Water Watch since 2011. Ronna has a background in office management and customer service. She received her associates degree from Columbia College.
Ronna is an Ozarks native, born in Arkansas and living most of her life in Taney and Stone Counties of Missouri. She brings a passion for water quality issues and the quality of life we enjoy in the Ozarks. Ronna currently resides on Table Rock Lake near Lampe, Missouri with her husband Ray Jones.
Office Manager, Opperations Manager for Ozarks Clean Water Company
Nina Danowski is the Office Manager for Ozarks Water Watch. She received her B.S. in Laboratory Science from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Illinois.
She worked most of her career as a medical technologist in a hospital lab, supervising the chemistry and outreach departments; then managing a physician’s office laboratory. Nina & her husband Ken moved to the Kimberling City, MO area in 2009. She started working for Table Rock Lake Water Quality as a receptionist/bookkeeper and in 2013 became the Operations Manager for Ozarks Clean Water Company.
Regional Projects Director
Angela Danovi is the program director for Beaver LakeSmart and a regional projects director for Ozarks Water Watch. As the LakeSmart program director, Angela manages the StreamSmart volunteer monitoring across the Beaver Lake Watershed and the Beaver Lake Volunteer Program, monitoring the water of Beaver Lake. Additionally, Angela presents educational programs to civic organizations, groups, and individuals who are interested in learning about the geography of the Beaver Lake Watershed and environmentally preferred best management practices individuals can implement to protect their health, their home, and the water quality of Beaver Lake and the hundreds of miles of streams, creeks, and rivers that flow into the lake.
Angela began working in Rogers, Arkansas with Ozarks Water Watch in April 2012 after completing her Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Soil Science and a Master of Science in Geography with a focus in water quality, at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Angela's academic research focused on the distribution of phosphorus in stream channel sediments. Previously, Angela has served on the CAC AmeriCorps Water Quality Team and the National Science Foundation GK-12 Project.