The Great Lakes Beach Association (GLBA) is presently made up of members from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Environment Canada and several mid-west universities and non-government agencies. Local, county and state public health, regulatory agencies, coordinating agencies, researchers and environmental groups are among the groups involved.

Administrative Organization (draft).

Our mission is the pursuit of healthy beach water conditions in the Great Lakes area. To meet our mission information is shared in four major categories: Investigative, Modeling, Methodology, and Information Systems. BEACHNET is the host communication network/listserv. An annual conference is held to conduct business and share new information in the four categories.

The Association currently has a Board comprised of:

    Greg Kleinheinz

    Director, Environmental & Public Health Microbiology Laboratory
    University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    Tom Edge
    Study Leader, Environment Canada
    National Water Research Institute
    Burlington, Ontario, Canada

    Donna Francy
    Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
    Ohio Water Science Center, Columbus, Ohio

    Sheridan Haack
    Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
    Michigan Water Science Center, Lansing, Michigan

    Julie Kinzelman
    Research Scientist/Laboratory
    Racine Health Department Laboratory, Racine, Wisconsin

    Jill Lis
    Supervisor, Watershed Protection
    Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

    David Rockwell
    Beach Water Quality Forecasting Coordinator
    Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health
    Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research
    University of Michigan

© 2016 Great Lakes Beach Association  |  This work was funded in part by the GLRI