Staff

David Bailey

Chief Executive Officer

Direct Oversight of Human Resources, Information Systems, Public Information

513-231-7719 Ext. 107
David oversees all business, financial and legal aspects of the Foundation for Ohio River Education. He graduated from Northern Kentucky University with degrees in Business Administration and Accounting and has management experience in several business and non-profit sectors. He currently manages administration and human resources for ORSANCO, volunteering his time and talent to FORE. David and his family are life-long Northern Kentucky residents and enjoy their close proximity to activities on the Ohio River.
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Heather Mayfield

Executive Director, Foundation for Ohio River Education (FORE)

Fundraising, Program Development and Oversight, Educator and Teacher Training

513-231-7719 Ext. 115
Heather oversees the development of FORE's educational programs and can often be found teaching the Water Quality Station during River REACH programs. Her other responsibility is making sure that all of FORE ’s programs are adequately promoted and funded in and beyond Cincinnati. Heather’s background has included everything from organizing citizen monitoring programs for Sierra Club, to researching drinking water viruses at USEPA, to algal taxonomy work for Ohio River drinking water utilities. She also serves on ORSANCO’s Harmful Algal Bloom Collaborative Committee and has been a Board Supervisor for the Kenton County Conservation District. Heather, her husband and two daughters reside in Cincinnati, OH.      
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Rebecca Ortwein

FORE Environmental Educator

Becky has been with FORE for over four years, and brings excellent experience from her volunteer work with the Boy Scouts and the Boone County Conservation District. Becky is an on-board educator during River REACH programs, and can be found at many local parks and events throughout the summer leading many of FORE's OutREACH programs.  
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Kate Hammer

FORE Environmental Educator

Kate has been with FORE for over 10 years, teaching a variety of programs on-land and on the river. Kate teaches programs focused on fish, macroinvertebrates, plankton, and other aquatic life in the river. Kate's exemplary husbandry skills keep our critters alive and happy so that students and adults alike can learn the vital roles they play in our Ohio River ecosystem.    
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