David Foster, Texas State Director
David Foster is a Dallas native and has lived in Austin since 1983. Foster lived for several years in Europe, speaks fluent German and passable French, and received an MA in Modern European History in 1989. He went to work for Clean Water Action in 1995, and became its Texas Program Director in 2004, and coordinates CWA's and CWF's public outreach to numerous Texas communities, elected officials and regulatory agencies. Foster also served as Executive Director of Trans Texas Alliance, a statewide transportation reform group, from 2001-2003, successfully implementing a TXDOT pedestrian safety grant. He has served on the boards of many nonprofits, including Envision Central Texas, Liveable City and the Alliance for Public Transportation. He and his wife Virginia have two grown children and three grand children.
Earl Jones, Canvass Director
Earl has worked with Clean Water Action since May 2011. He received a B.A. in Film Production and Communications from Emerson College in 2010. Ever since his first day of work in the Providence office, Earl was eager to advance within the organization. His leadership as a canvasser, trainer, and field manager earned him the opportunity to be re-located to run the Austin office by May 2012. Earl currently coordinates Clean Water Action’s field outreach program for the Austin regional area, tackling Texas’ growing issue with its drought and water conservation. A native-born Texan, Earl grew up in Arlington and lived there until he was 10 years old. 18 Years later, he returned full circle to express his passion for the environment as well as to advocate locally, statewide, and federally for a basic human necessity: clean and affordable drinking water.
Angela Bagnasco, Central Texas Outreach Coordinator
Angela Bagnasco grew up in Waco Texas, and received a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Villanova University in Pennsylvania in 2011. She then did a year of volunteer service in the Jesuit Volunteer Corp Northwest, working with vulnerable populations. Her environmental convictions are very much tied to her concern for social justice. In her view, equitable distribution of resources, healthy food availability, clean air and water, and even climate change are inextricably linked to social inequalities. She began working with Clean Water Action in September 2012 as Office Manager and Field Canvasser, and in January 2013 took on the role of Outreach Coordinator for Clean Water Fund. She is particularly drawn to the issues of climate change, clean energy, water scarcity, and sustainable urbanism. Angela is currently working toward her Masters Degree in Community and Regional Planning at the University of Texas.
Edna Daniel, North Texas Outreach Coordinator
Edna began working with Clean Water as the North Texas Outreach Coordinator in September 2013 and has now come full circle. Edna was raised in Fort Worth, spent the past 17 years in Denver, Colorado, and has returned home to be closer to family and to help North Texas sustainably manage water shortages through various conservation methods. Her experience living in Colorado's climate gives her insight into how lifestyle and policy changes can affect water supply. In an activist career that began 20 years ago, Edna has campaigned on issues ranging from the Safe Drinking Water Act and pesticides in produce, to women’s issues, and to labor organizing. She has directed two field canvass operations (including Clean Water Action's in Denver), worked to elect dozens of candidates, supervised over 100 phone canvassers, and has provided training for 100s of activists, community organizers and labor organizers. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Metropolitan State University in Denver, CO. Her interests include phyto-remediation, alternative health care, women’s issues, hoola hooping, hiking, and disk golf.
Drew De Los Santos - Office Manager
Drew De Los Santos grew up in Austin and received a BA in International Studies from Trinity University in San Antonio. She is a Texas native with a passion for progressive, logical, and economically sound environmental policy. After taking sociology, political science, and economic classes, she concluded that grassroots organizing is necessary to maintain a democratic society, foster a communal mindset, and increase public awareness. She is dedicated to creating a better world and restructuring the priorities of society to focus on the future and long term resource management. She is a citizen of the world and stands firmly by the idea that all humans are created equal. She joined the Clean Water Action team as an Office Manager and a Canvasser in September 2013 and looks forward to many more years of activism.