Biographies

Background on key WQA staff members whom reporters may want to interview.

Pauli Undesser, MWS
Executive Director

















Pauli Undesser joined the WQA team in 2007 and was named Deputy Executive Director in May 2014. Prior to accepting this new role, she most recently served as WQA's Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs and Water Quality Research Foundation Coordinator. Under Pauli's leadership, WQA successfully coordinated a coalition to re-write and simplify industry product certification laws in California, launched an unprecedented capital campaign for its foundation and developed an internal toxicology program.

Pauli holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree in Biochemistry from Northern Illinois University.

David Loveday
Government Affairs Director 



















David Loveday has served as a staff member in the White House, on international delegations and in numerous high-level policy positions. He administered federal disaster assistance to Ethiopia and Sudan in the 1980s and has worked as a senior campaign official on more than ten national and statewide election campaigns.

He also served as a chief spokesman and director of communications staff in the Illinois House of Representatives, communications director for the Chicago-area Regional Transport Authority, and as external affairs director for the nation's second largest tollway system.

David has a bachelor's degree in Communications from the New York Institute of Technology. 

Jacqualine Price Osafo, CAE
Membership and Development Director 








Jacqualine Price Osafo brings a history of more than 20 years of experience with working for associations. Before joining WQA, she served as the Director of Membership Services and Customer Care for an association, and during her tenure helped increase membership by 97 percent. She managed a membership budget that represented 20 percent of the association’s revenue. She was a member of the leadership team where she contributed to the overall association’s strategic initiatives. Jacqualine’s background also includes the coordination, and management of educational programs and exhibits in Asia, Europe, and South America. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from DePaul University and is a Certified Associate Executive (CAE). 

Tanya Lubner, Ph.D.
Professional Certification
& Education Director



Dr. Tanya Lubner has served as WQA's director of Education & Professional Certification since 2005. In this role, she oversees the development of new program areas, creation of educational materials and examinations. 

Prior to joining WQA, Tanya was a sales engineer for a manufacturer of optical spectroscopy instrumentation.  

She holds a doctorate in inorganic chemistry from the University of Wyoming.