School Staff

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



Yvonne Melkonian, B.A. -  Vice President


 Operator Registration / Registrar

 Sami (Samantha) Martin, B.S.

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

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


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


Gerry Koll, 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 Writer


Grant Writing Consultants

Laura Rodman, Ph.D.

Sue O'Donnell


Computer Operations 

Mark Wallace -  Computer Program Manager


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.