Our Team

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



Frank Chitwood. Riverkeeper. Frank oversees the Riverkeeper Patrol Program and actively patrols the river documenting pollution. He monitors water quality, responds to complaints, advocates for the river, and much more. Read his full bio.





Karli Riley. Program Manager. Karli is responsible for the successful implementation of the popular Swim Guide program, Fish Guide program, and education and outreach initiatives. Read her full bio.








Board 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.

Spring 2018 Interns 

Lynnette Bates Burton
is a Senior in the School of Public Heath at University of Alabama at Birmingham with a concentration in Environmental Health Sciences.  She has always loved being in the water, especially the ocean. Growing up in Sylacauga, she spent all of her childhood and teenage years swimming and fishing on the Coosa River. Since then, she has been appalled at the legal and illegal pollution in her neck of the woods and wants to help raise awareness about the issue as she volunteers with Coosa Riverkeeper. In her spare time, she loves to listen to the roar of a V8 engine (especially Mustangs) and rescues all kinds of animals that need a loving home.