Julia Anastasio, Esq.
Executive Director & General Counsel
Julia Anastasio joined the Association of Clean Water Administrators in May 2014 as the new Executive Director and General Counsel. Ms. Anastasio has 18 years of experience in government law and policy. In the early 2000s she worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and for the last 9 years she has worked with the America Public Works Association (APWA). With APWA, she focused on environmental, sustainability and infrastructure development at the local, state and federal levels and has extensive experience in with federal advocacy and administrative law before Congress and the Executive branch agencies. She is passionate about the role of state government in in developing and implementing national water policy and looks forward to working with ACWA’s membership.
Ms. Anastasio earned her B.A. from Franklin Marshall College, her Masters in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School, and her J.D. from American University.
Favorite body of water: Susquehanna River
Sean Rolland, Esq.
Sean Qui Rolland is the Deputy Director and provides support to the Executive Director and the ACWA Board of Directors. He supports several ACWA Committees and Workgroups, serving as a liaison to managers and staff at the federal agencies. Sean drafts letters, position statements, and testimony to be presented to Congress and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Having worked with the Association for more than a decade, his duties also include grants management, budget development, vendor negotiations, and contract review. He also keeps the membership informed on proposed guidance, regulations, legislation, and recent case law. Sean initially joined ACWA in 2002 as a Legal & Policy Analyst. He has a law degree from Stetson University College of Law and has undergraduate degrees in both Marine Biology and Environmental Studies from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Sean works remotely from Palm Harbor, FL.
Favorite body of water: Tampa Bay
Director of Operations
Annette Ivey joined the staff of ACWA in April 2007, as fiscal and HR manager with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from Strayer University, and a certificate of Administrative Management from USDA. Annette brings 20 years experience in business operations including finance and budget management, human resource management, public and grant administration and nonprofit and for profit accounting. She has worked on and managed several grant related projects for Women, Law and Development International and Child and Family Services ( FACES Project), and the District of Columbia state grant adult basic education program. She also has experience working with membership based organizations such as American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, where she worked cross departmental with meetings, exhibits, publications and accounting departments. Annette has coordinated several A-133 single audits and numerous regularly occurring general audits, and is a member of Society of Human Resource Professionals and the Solomon IV (accounting) user group. With all of Annette’s work experiences, it is her volunteer experience after the Katrina storm, volunteering with Serve DC she feels is one of her best contributions.
Favorite body of water: Potomac River
Mark Patrick McGuire, Esq.
Environmental Program Manager
Mark Patrick McGuire joined ACWA in January 2016 as an Environmental Program Manager. He manages the following ACWA committees and workgroups: Nutrients Policy, Legal Affairs, Pretreatment, and Water Quality Trading. Patrick holds a J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and a B.S. in History from Northeastern University. He is an active member of the Rhode Island and Massachusetts bars and came to ACWA after working for over three years as Associate Legal Counsel at the Narragansett Bay Commission in Providence, Rhode Island.
Favorite body of water: Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
Julian Gonzalez, Esq.
Environmental Program Manager
Julian Gonzalez joined ACWA in February 2016 as an Environmental Program Manager. He holds a J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and a B.S. in Wildlife Conservation Biology from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining ACWA, he worked for Eastern Research Group Inc. as a regulatory specialist stationed on-site at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and prior to that he served as an intern at ACWA. Julian is also an active member of the Hispanic Bar Association of Washington, D.C.
Favorite body of water: Laguna Grande Bioluminescent Bay, Puerto Rico
Frances Bothfeld joined ACWA in March of 2017 as an Environmental Analyst. She holds a M.S. in Water Science and Policy from the University of Delaware and a B.S. in Biological Chemistry from Grinnell College. Prior to joining ACWA, Frances was a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Frances made the transition to environmental policy after working in multiple analytical chemistry laboratories.
Favorite body of water: Lake Superior