Full Name: Angelita Fasnacht-Cuellar

Position: Immediate Past President of GWA and a longtime board member

A multi-tasker extra-ordinaire with an upbeat and super charged energy level; that is our Angelita. Angelita Fasnacht- Cuellar has 21 plus years of experience in Environmental & Civil Engineering, Grant Management and Engineering Management, specializing in Water and Community Health. She obtained a Master’s in Public Health degree from Emory University’s International Public Health program. Her professional & academic experience include managing and supporting projects for Safe Water Network, AguaAyuda, International Rural Water Association, Catholic Relief Services, Pan-American Health Organization, and WaterAid through Kosovo-Addis consulting group. She lectures at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and the Center for Public Health Initiatives, and at the School of Public Health of Drexel University. At that school she is now enrolled as a PhD student. She has represented Millennium Water Alliance (twelve-partners alliance, including UNICEF), and served as an adviser to private and federal grantees on program design and M&E formulation. She negotiated and managed grants and contracts with several donors in the USA and Colombia, including UNICEF, USAID, Conrad Hilton Foundation and the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation. She has also worked for CARE’s Senior Advisor for WASH, and participated on his behalf on El Salvador’s national water agenda planning meeting. In Colombia, she managed development projects for a local NGO in Huila. In 2015 Angelita led a student and faculty team to the World Water Forum in South Korea. And, because she had already so much on her plate, she became an environmental scientist in the Research and Development group of American Water. Angelita lives in New Jersey, but she keeps her roots in Colombia alive and thick with frequent travels.