Board Members

Meet the Board Members

Kris Murray, Chair

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Kristine (Kris) Murray of Anaheim, was appointed to the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board in 2018. Ms. Murray is president and chief executive officer at KLM Strategies since 2018 and has more than 25 years of executive management experience, serving public agencies across Southern California. Ms. Murray began her career in Washington, D.C. as a senior legislative aide to U.S. Representative Steve Horn (CA-38). Most recently, Ms. Murray served as an at-large member of the Anaheim City Council serving more than 350,000 residents from 2010 - 2018. During her tenure, she chaired the Orange County Council of Governments Board of Directors, Southern California Water Committee Water Energy Task Force and served on the boards of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Association of California Cities–Orange County (ACC-OC), League of California Cities, and Transportation Corridor Agencies. Prior to her service on the city council, she was a member of the Anaheim Public Utilities Commission, serving as Vice-chair of the board.

  • Appointment Expires: September 30, 2026

Letitia Clark, Vice Chair

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Letitia Clark of Tustin, was appointed to the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board in 2020. Ms. Clark is currently District Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations at the South Orange County Community College District since 2018 and previously served as District Director of Public Affairs, Marketing and Government Relations at the Coast Community College District from 2015 to 2018. Ms. Clark has also served as Executive Director and Community Relations Director at the American Academy of Pediatrics, Orange County from 2013 to 2015 and has been a Member of the Tustin City Council since 2016. Ms. Clark earned a Master of Public Policy degree in emergency management from New England College.

  • Appointment Expires: September 30, 2024

William Ruh, Board Member

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William Ruh of Montclair, CA, was appointed to the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board in 2002. Mr. Ruh also has served on the Citrus Valley Association of Realtors as director of governmental affairs since 2001 as a consultant for the State Assembly Select Committee on the Alameda Corridor East since 1999 and has served on the Montclair City Council since 1998. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors for the Monte Vista Water District from 1991 to 1998 and the Planning Commission for the City of Montclair from 1988 to 1998.

  • Appointment Expires: September 30, 2027

Gloria Alvarado, Board Member

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Gloria Alvarado of Santa Ana, was appointed to the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board in 2021. Ms. Alvarado has been Executive Director at the Orange County Labor Federation since 2017, where she has held several positions since 2010. She was National Immigration Coordinator at the AFL-CIO from 2015 to 2017. Ms. Alvarado has served as a civil servant in various roles at the City of Santa Ana, Parks, Recreation & Community Service Department from 1986 to 2010.

  • Appointment Expires: September 30, 2027

John Scandura, Board Member

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John Scandura of Huntington Beach was appointed to the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board in 2021. His appointment was confirmed by the Senate in August 2022. He has been an environmental scientist for over 40 years holding positions in consulting firms and government. John retired from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control in 2019 after 33 years. As a DTSC branch chief he managed staff who oversaw hazardous waste site cleanups in Southern California. John also served on the Planning Commission, Public Works Commission, Community Services Commission, and Environmental Board for the City of Huntington Beach. He grew up in Ontario, California and has a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from U.C. Irvine and a master's degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. John has been married to Denise since 1993 and they have two adult children.

  • Appointment Expires: September 30, 2025

Board Information Sheet - Including Board Members and Senior Staff.


The primary duty of the Regional Board is to protect the quality of the waters within the Region for all beneficial uses. This duty is implemented by formulating and adopting water quality plans for specific ground or surface water bodies and by prescribing and enforcing requirements on domestic and industrial water discharges. The specific responsibilities and procedures of the Regional Water Quality Boards and the State Water Resources Control Board are outlined in the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act (Division 7, California Water Code).