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, Office Manager and 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.