Meet the Gift of Water Team

Board of Directors

Pete Murphy

Pete Murphy

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Pete Murphy

Pete Murphy is an Indianapolis-based businessman. Most recently, Pete was the General Manager of the consumer products division of a multinational safety products company. When Pete became aware of the potential demise of Gift of Water, he jumped in with both feet to ensure that the program lived on. Pete’s extensive management background, coupled with a fluency in French, make him an excellent resource to help lead the efforts of Gift of Water.

Mark Timmons

Mark Timmons

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Mark Timmons

Mark Timmons (aka “The Water Doctor”) is owner of US Water Systems.com.  He is the highest-ranking Certified Water Specialist by the Water Quality Association in Indiana, and has over 44 years of experience in the water treatment industry. Mark is also a motivational speaker who speaks to groups about problems (moving mountains) in their lives.  Mark is married to Patty Timmons and they have five children.

Brian Kent

Brian Kent

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Brian Kent

Brian is an Assurance Senior at Ernst & Young in Indianapolis. He earned his CPA in 2012, and graduated from Indiana University in 2010 with a B.S. in Accounting & Finance. Brian enjoys travel, European soccer, live music, running and skiing.

Dr. Toni Maurelli

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Dr. Toni Maurelli

Tony Maurelli is Professor of Environmental and Global Health at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions. He obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. His laboratory studies the genetics of Shigella, the bacterium that causes dysentery, and Chlamydia, the leading bacterial cause of sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. Tony made his first trip to Haiti in 2008 and started a Gift of Water project in Baradères, the Sister Parish community of his church in Silver Spring, MD. In his new position at the University of Florida, Tony will expand his work on water quality in Haiti. He is also currently conducting a surveillance of sexually transmitted infections in the adult population in Gressier and Baradères, Haiti.

Eric Murphy

Eric Murphy

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Eric Murphy

Eric Murphy is a 2013 graduate of Indiana University with degrees in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He has been involved with Gift of Water as a volunteer and marketing consult since 2010, and was invited to join the Board in 2016.

Kevin Murphy

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Kevin Murphy

Kevin is an associate at the law firm Jenner & Block in Chicago. Prior to joining the firm, Kevin served as a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Kevin received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2014, and received his B.S. in Accounting & Finance from Indiana University in 2011.

Kevin has frequently been involved with pro bono legal work and has traveled to Haiti.

Country Managers

Michael Herriman

Michael Herriman

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Michael Herriman

Classically trained in music, Michael Herriman was first attracted to the rich musical culture that Haiti had to offer in 2002. Becoming a resident in 2011, Michael worked for the first 4 years of his time in Haiti as a Music and English teacher for the school Complexe Educatif Saint Antoine while also holding the positions of Liaison and Coordinator of Operations for the American Haitian Foundation. Looking to move forward in helping the country on a grander scale, Mr. Herriman became interested in joining Gift of Water in 2015 and was taken on as Program Manager.  Michael’s language and cultural fluency, management skills, and personal motivation are key elements for why he is so successful in a challenging environment. Michael is married and lives in Petite Riviere de Nippes with his Haitian wife.

Jenjenio Conserve

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Jenjenio Conserve

Conserve Jenjenio, a Haitian native, is an English teacher. He has been working as a training assistant for Gift of Water since 2013. Now, he is working as the warehouse manager and the lead trainer in Haiti. Jenjenio develops the training manuals for households and technicians and is constantly working to improve upon those items to ensure that the systems are being used effectively and the Haitians are following proper water treatment, hygiene and sanitation practices.