SFEI Board Role: 
Job Title: 
Executive Director

Dr. Fono is the Executive Director of the Bay Area Clean Water Agencies (BACWA) as of 2020. She comes to the position with more than 14 years of experience in wastewater, recycled water, stormwater regulatory compliance, water resources management, and wastewater treatment planning.  Her background also includes research of water and air quality issues, with a focus on the occurrence, fate, and transport of emerging wastewater-derived contaminants.

Most recently, Dr. Fono served as BACWA’s Regulatory Program Manager since 2012. In this capacity, she has worked with staff at agencies around the region, including upper management, engineers, laboratory staff, and operations and maintenance supervisors.

Dr. Fono holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Toronto, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Science, both from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer in California.