Organizers/ Staff

JoAnn Palmer

Volunteer Coordinator


Malissa McAlister

Program Coordinator

‪(502) 209-8398‬ 

Tricia Coakley

Kentucky Watershed Watch is currently led by a statewide board and two coordinators.  The Kentucky Division of Water supports the Volunteer Coordinator, and a grant from the Virginia Environmental Endowment provides temporary support for the Transition Coordinator.

The Watershed Watch Board members meet regularly to provide guidance and assist with organizational activities as needed. If you are interested in serving on the board or one of its working committees, you are encouraged to contact a Coordinator or the Board Chair (see email addresses above).

In 2024, KYWW will begin creating Support Hubs across Kentucky to help provide more localized support for Sampling Teams. These Hubs will assist the organization by hosting and loaning out water sampling equipment and supplies and providing meeting space. In some cases, Hub representatives will also be able to provide guidance for sampling locations, feedback on sampling results, and assistance with community water projects.

And, most importantly, KYWW Samplers are the people who collect the monitoring data from streams, enter their results, and discuss findings with their Sampling Teams. Where there is interest, they are also encouraged to pursue water quality improvement initiatives.

Kentucky Watershed Watch Board Members

o Chair - Tricia Coakley 

o Vice Chair - 

o Secretary - Laura Gregory

o Treasurer - Pamla Wood

o SciAd chair - Steve Evans

o DOW rep - Joann Palmer

o KWA  rep - Laura Gregory

o Sierra Club rep - Mary Miller

o Alice Jones

o Andrea Drayer

o Barry Tonning

o Becca Trueman

o Hank Graddy

o Kelly Johnson

o Rhonda Lamb

Watershed Watch is continuously seeking new board members. 

If you have an interest in helping us by providing your input and support, please let us know at