Our Team

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Justinn Overton. Executive Director. Justinn oversees day-to-day operations and ensures Coosa Riverkeeper has the resources needed to fight for a swimmable, drinkable, fishable Coosa River. Read her full bio.

franksqFrank Chitwood. Riverkeeper. Frank oversees the program work of our organization, including patrolling the river, educating the public, advocating for the river, monitoring water quality, responding to complaints and much more. Read his full bio.


002Board of Directors. The Coosa Riverkeeper Board of Directors manages the long-term vision of Coosa Riverkeeper, enables our staff and volunteers to work towards that vision, and acts as stewards of our organization in the community. Meet our Directors.


Advisory Council. The Advisory Council is a group of important community members and leaders in their respective fields that provide support and assistance to Coosa Riverkeeper when needed. Meet our Advisory Council.


2017 Summer Interns


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Brenna Terry, Lead Swim Guide Intern

Brenna grew up in Huntsville, Alabama, and has lived in Birmingham since 2012. She attended UAB for a BS and an MS- both in biology-, and she is currently pursuing an MPH in Environmental Health and Toxicology. Her goal is to connect her knowledge of nature and the environment with human health. Some of her hobbies include spending time outdoors, reading, art, trying new foods and local restaurants, and teaching her rabbit new tricks.


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Serra Martin, Swim Guide North Route Sampler

Serra is from Talladega, AL. She studies Aquaculture/Aquatic Biology at Gadsden State Community College. She loves being outdoors swimming, fishing, kayaking and hiking.






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Alana Brock, Swim Guide South Route Sampler

Alana is a native of Somerville, AL, is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Health with a focus in Environmental Health and Toxicology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her Bachelor of Science in neuroscience from UAB in 2014, graduating magna cum laude with honors in global and community leadership. She spent the following year with Impact America, an AmeriCorps program, immersed in public health and non-profit work. Alana hopes to use her degree and the experience she gains in the field to pursue a career monitoring water quality and protecting the health of both people and the environment. In her spare time, Alana enjoys hiking, backpacking, and rock climbing.

Stay tuned to meet the rest of our Summer 2017 Interns!

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