School Staff

Robert A. Funk, MSc., PE., CET – Director and CEO



Yvonne Melkonian, B.A. -  Vice President


Customer Service / Registration / Class Scheduling
Kerri Morgan - Support Staff Supervisor

Full time instructors at OCT:
Professor Robert A. Funk, MSc., PE., CET– Professor of Water & Wastewater Environmental Studies
Winner of the 2011 NESHTA Environmental Education Award



Samuel W. Elliot, MSc., BS., CET – Senior Instructor – All subject matter


Advisor - AAS Degree Program

Bonnie L. Stewart, Ph.D.



Contract Instructors:
Kelly Drake – Asbestos Cement Pipe Training
Steve Wilson – Pumps & Motors


Jack R. Pavey, A.S., B.A., – Grade I-II Water and Wastewater classes,

and 40 hour OSHA Hazwoper Course.


Mike McMaster, B.S., - Upper Level Water/Wastewater Subject Matter. 


Jerry Koll, Part-time instructor and tutor for Water and Wastewater Operators


Bookkeeping and Accounting
Yvonne Melkonian - Bookkeeper / Executive Vice President of the School

Mark Cyr – CPA

 Grant Writing Team

Robert A. Funk, MSc, PE, CET - Subject Matter Expert

Yvonne C. Melkonian, BA - CFO / bookkeeping

Bonnie L. Stewart, Ph.D. (Education)

 Grant Writing Consultants

Laura Rodman, Ph.D.

Sue O'Donnell

Printing Operations
Lynne Fradel -  Printing and Book Development
Photo Assignments for Online Classes

Desktop Publishing

Alicia Melkonian - Catalogs, Flyers and other literature

Authors/Technical Subject Matter Writers
Professor Robert A. Funk, M.S., P.E., CET – School Director and CEO
Samuel W. Elliot, MSc., BS., CET. – Water / Wastewater subject matter
Ken Schnaars,


OCT Academy and Water Quality Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of its educational policies, admissions policies and other school administered programs.