Our Team

The North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) is a non-profit that has been working for lakes, reservoirs, and watersheds since 1980 … and we’ve been able to do so based solely on the loyalty and support of our members (both organizational and individual), volunteers, and staff.

Meet the Executive Committee Meet the Board of Directors

Our Staff

Philip Forsberg (Executive Director)

Philip Forsberg started with NALMS as an intern in 1997 and has since held several positions at NALMS and performed many disparate tasks from graphic design to accounting to grant management to conference planning. Philip earned a BS in Natural Resources and Environmental Management from Ball State University and an MS in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin. As Executive Director, he oversees the day-to-day operation of the NALMS office as well as the overall management of NALMS’ program activities.


Alyssa Anderson (Director of Development and Marketing)

Alyssa Anderson started at NALMS in September 2016 as the Director of Marketing and Membership. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2011 with a BS in Professional Communication and has previous experience in the non-profit sector. As Director of Development and Marketing, Alyssa oversees NALMS’ marketing and membership activities, as well as provides support for conferences, publications, and programs. Interested in becoming a NALMS member? Alyssa can help!



Alexis Johnston (JEDI Program Intern)

Alexis Johnston, NALMS 2022 JEDI program intern, is an undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati studying Political Science and Law. JEDI, being an acronym for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. In her role, Alexis will complete research to supplement diversity education, analyze data that outlines the existing society demographics and opinions about diversity, and create a presentation that breaks down conflating and confusing terminology that exists within JEDI efforts. Her role will also include more research projects, data analysis, and outreach opportunities. Alexis’ favorite part of working as a JEDI intern is being able to use her passion for advocating for marginalized communities in my projects. Alexis will be working closely with the JEDI program committee this summer – learn more about the NALMS JEDI program!

Sarah Waters (Community-Based Lake Science and Monitoring Intern)

Sarah Waters, NALMS 2022 Community-Based Lake Science and Monitoring Intern, is a junior at Indiana University Bloomington with an interest in pursuing future graduate work in water conservation and management. Through her work this summer with NALMS, she will help promote citizen science and community engagement with lakes and water resources. Sarah will be working closely with the Secchi Dip-In team this summer – learn more about the Dip-In!