Board of Directors

Ben Wood-Lifetime Wells International Water Well Driller
Ben Wood

Ben Wood serves as Vice-President and has been a member of the Board of Directors since it’s founding. Ben runs the family business, Lifetime Wells of Maryland and has taken many trips to Ghana and Tanzania.

Ronald Reese-Lifetime Wells International Safe Water
Ronald Reese

Ron Reese serves as Treasurer and has served on the Board of Directors since 2014. Ron is a retired Partner and CFO of LL Funds, LLC, a Philadelphia investment management firm. He also serves as a Trustee of Susquehanna University and is on the Board of Woofies Baking Company, a nonprofit that employs young adults with intellectual disabilities.

Iain Hunt-Lifetime Wells International Clean Water Africa

Iain Hunt is an adjunct professor and manager of the International Development track in Villanova University's graduate program in Sustainable Engineering. Iain has 7 years of international field experience in WASH programs and has been involved with Villanova’s partnership with Lifetime Wells since 2015, focused on sustainability efforts.

Iain Hunt
Burnet Chalmers-Lifetime Wells International Give Water
Burnet Chalmers

Burnet Chalmers is a former partner and manager of the Milby Company, a distributor of equipment to water well, septic and water treatment contractors. Like Ron, Burnett is adjusting to life in retirement and giving back to his community.


Marie Freeman

Steve Huxta-Lifetime Wells International Access to Clean Water

Steve Huxta


Steve Huxta earned a Bachelor's in Chemistry from Virginia Tech, Masters in Hydrogeology from UPENN, and is a Licensed Professional Geologist. He is a Project Manager/Hydrogeologist at Brickhouse Environmental and teaches as an adjunct professor at Drexel University.

Marie Freeman is retired from the Comptroller of MD, Revenue Admin Division. She is a founding member of C-Team (Citizens for Transportation Emergency Action of MD)  and volunteers for the Ronald McDonald House of MD. Marie has supported Lifetime Wells for many years, including as Social Media manager and as Chair of the  “Walk for the Well of It” water walk.

Richard Mest-Lifetime Wells International Give Water

Richard Mest

Richard Mest is President of Master Water Conditioning Corp, a manufacturer of water treatment products services, and technical support. Richard also serves on the Board of Directors for WQRF Water Systems Council and the Oregon Ground Water Association.

Chris Quinn-Lifetime Wells International Safe Drinking Water

Chris Quinn

Chris Quinn serves in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and serves on the House Appropriations, Consumer Affairs, Gaming Oversight, and Urban Affairs Committees. He is the Vice-Treasurer of the Delaware County Industrial Development Authority and is the owner of the independent Quinn Insurance Agency.

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David Whaley


David Whaley is the owner of National Property Inspections on the Eastern Shore of MD. David is Treasurer of Choptank River Yacht Club and a board member of Channel Marker, and Food For Learning. David is a long-time supporter of Lifetime Wells and has travelled to Africa to support the organization seven times.

Executive Director

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Mark Taber
Executive Director

Mark is a graduate of Eastern University. Prior to joining Lifetime Wells International, Mark held numerous leadership and relationship management roles at one of the largest investment services firms in the United States.