Julius Ciaccia, Jr.
Mr. Ciaccia served the City of Cleveland's Clerk of Courts office for two years before his appointment as Assistant Director of Public Utilities in 1977. He was promoted to Acting Water Commissioner in 1979, Assistant to the Commissioner in 1981, and eventually Commissioner in 1988. He was appointed Director of the city's Department of Public Utilities in 2004 and began his tenure as Regional Sewer District Executive Director in November 2007. Mr. Ciaccia's professional affiliations include the American Water Works Association and other state and national committees and organizations.
Deputy Executive Director
Mr. Bucci has worked for the District since 1985. As former Director of Finance, Bucci's leadership earned the District the State Auditor's Award for Exemplary Financial Reporting. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from Cleveland State University and is a graduate of the CSU Leadership Academy. He is also a member of numerous state and national accounting organizations such as the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Government Finance Officers' Association.
Director of Law
Ms. Sundheimer joined the Sewer District in December of 2007. After serving the Cleveland Division of Water as Chief Legal Advisor (1989-1992) and the Commissioner as Risk Manager (1992-2001), she then accepted the role of Director of the Santa Fe (New Mexico) Sangre de Cristo Water Division before returning to Cleveland as Deputy Commissioner of Water in 2002. Her experience as Deputy included strategic planning, assuring fiscal responsibility related to construction contracts, and capital and financial planning. Marlene has a Bachelor's degree from Hiram College with a focus in Political Science. Her Juris Doctorate was obtained from Cleveland Marshall College of Law.
Director of Finance
Ms. Demmerle joined the District in 2005 as Deputy Director of Finance. Now as Director of the department, she supervises the District's internal audit and oversees five budget centers. Ms. Demmerle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & Finance degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and is currently seeking certification as a Public Finance Administrator. She is a member of the Government Finance Officers' Association, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Municipal Finance Officers' Association President. Prior to the District, Ms. Demmerle served as the Assistant Director of Finance for the cities of Brook Park and Lakewood.
Director of Human Resources
Mr. Dykes was hired as Director of Human Resources in May 2008. He previously served as Director of Human Resources at The Holden Arboretum, in Kirtland, Ohio. Before The Holden Arboretum he was an HR Manager for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority for over a decade. He has over 17 years of Human Resources experience, with the majority of that time spent in leadership roles. Douglas holds a Bachelor's degree in Business with a focus in Human Resources. He is also degreed in Micro-computer applications.
Director of Watershed Programs
Mr. Greenland has worked for the District since 1988. Formerly a Planning Engineer, Project Engineer, Planning Manager, Deputy Director of Engineering & Construction, Director of Capital Programs, he is now Director of Watershed Programs. He has been involved in a variety of wet-weather projects, including the District's $3 billion Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Program and the development of the Sewer District's Regional Stormwater Management Program. A registered Professional Engineer, he earned his degree in Environmental Engineering Technology from the University of Dayton and Masters in Civil Engineering from Cleveland State University.
Director of Administration & External Affairs
Ms. Haqq joined the District in 2005 and is responsible for overseeing the organization's internal and external communications; public outreach and education; customer service; government affairs and organization and employee development. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Haqq holds a Bachelors degree from Tufts University and a Masters degree from Case Western Reserve's Mandel School of Applied Social Science. Ms. Haqq has held several leadership positions including Executive Director of both the Nordson Corporation Foundation and INROADS/Northeast Ohio, Inc. She has served on numerous philanthropic boards and is currently a member of the Commission on Economic Inclusions Advisory Board and a trustee of the LWL Starfish Foundation.
Director of Operations & Maintenance
As Director of Operation and Maintenance, Mr. Weeden is responsible for the overall administration, planning, direction and coordination of the operation and maintenance of the Districtís three Wastewater Treatment Plants, Sewer System Maintenance and Operation, Building Maintenance, Fleet Services, and Stormwater Inspection and Maintenance. Mr. Weeden has worked at all levels of plant operations during his tenure at the District. Mr. Weeden holds a Bachelors degree from Cleveland State University (CSU). He is the Chairman of the Downtown YMCA Advisory Board; he is a member of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, the American Society of Public Administrators, the Water Environment Federation, and a member of the Central State University Business Advisory Council.
Director of Engineering & Construction
After more than 20 years of environmental engineering practice in the private sector, Kellie Rotunno joined the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District in 2008 as the Director of Engineering and Construction. She is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer and registered Professional Engineer in both Michigan and Ohio. As Director of Engineering and Construction, Ms. Rotunno is responsible for the delivery of the District's Capital Improvement Program (CIP), including projects associated with the $3 billion Project Clean Lake, our Combined Sewer Overflow Long-term Control Plan. Since joining the District, Ms. Rotunno has incorporated sustainable design thinking into several key initiatives, including renewable energy generation from the incinerator of the regions biosolids, and the innovative application of green infrastructure in the Combined Sewer Overflow plan. She is spokesperson for the SC2019 working group "Water Sustainability Council", a member of ASCE, a member of the Water Environment Federation's Sustainability Community of Practice, and a technical resource to the Urban Water Sustainability Council.
Director of Information Technology
Mr. Sanchez was promoted to Director of Information Technology in July of 2008 after eight years with the Sewer District. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, and technology and information management over his more than 20 years of project management and project leadership. Mr. Sanchez holds a Masters in Business Administration from Cleveland State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.