Tuesday 8:00 AM
Operator Precon 

Room: Emerald

IEPA Meet the Staff



Dave McMillan
Dave is a geology graduate from the Bradley University and a licensed professional geologist. He has worked for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in the Division of Public Water Supplies for over 26 years.  The first half of his career  was spent in the Groundwater Section and the later portion in the Field Operations Section. He is currently the Manager of the Division and is based in the Springfield Office.

Michelle Dickson
Michelle Dickson has been working with the Illinois EPA, in the Bureau of Water, Division of Public Water Supplies, Permit Section as an intern overseeing the operating permits program since August 2010.  She is currently working on a Master’s degree through the University of Illinois at Springfield with an emphasis in Environmental Planning and Management.  Michelle received a Bachelor of Science in General Science from the United States Naval Academy and served five years in the Marine Corps as an Aviation Supply Logistics Officer.  Along with her work with the operating permits, she has been integral in the development and maintenance of the Illinois EPA’s Small Systems Compliance Grant Program as well as assisting in numerous other projects.  Michelle has focused her graduate project on identifying best-management practices for managing sub-surface agricultural tile drainage and nutrient transport to improve water quality.

Walt Kelly
Walt Kelly is a groundwater geochemist and acting Head of the Center for Groundwater Science at the Illinois State Water Survey in Champaign. He has been there since 1992. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Geology and Geography at Illinois State University. He has a M.S. in geological sciences from Case Western Reserve University and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia.