Board Members


Bruno Giri

Bruno was born in Connecticut and raised in NC and VA. He attended William and Mary for undergraduate studies and completed a B.S. in Biology. He joined the Peace Corps following graduation and served as a fisheries extension volunteer in rural Nepal. He returned to the US and studied at Auburn University, where he completed a M.S. degree in water quality of catfish ponds. Since then, he has mostly worked as an analytical chemist for both the state and federal governments. He enjoys travel, delicious food and drink and being a volunteer for UOWN and other organizations in Athens. If you don’t know, Bruno loves to talk about how important it is to protect our natural resources and how it’s our responsibility to step up and work harder!! Contact Bruno.


Diane Windham
Water Trails Chair

Diane developed a love for creeks and rivers early in life growing up in Western Pennsylvania. She serves as the Recreation Chair for her local watershed group, is Co-Chair of the Upper Oconee Water Trail, assists with monitoring activities of Oconee Waters, and serves on the Citizen’s Advisory Commission on Water Resources, an advocacy group, in Oconee County, Georgia. She has been an avid paddler, hiker, and cyclist for all her adult life. As a retired educator she conducted activities in her school to encourage youth to be good stewards of the environment, and continues to be involved in educational outreach activities with individuals of all ages to make a difference in their communities. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Piedmont College.  Contact Diane.


Megan Robertson
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Bryan Nuse
Bryan is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Georgia Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, in the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia. He uses statistical models to study animal populations for purposes of conservation — mainly gopher tortoises and sea turtles at the moment. However, Bryan’s orbit as a graduate student centered on riverine and riparian birds. Bryan loves canoeing (see the Georgia River Survey and Fall Line South Field Institute), and believes that a community is better off when its people feel connected to their local streams and rivers. Contact Bryan.