About DayOne Response™

DayOne Response™ develops and supplies innovative solutions for disaster relief specifically for clean drinking water and is a distributor of P&G™ Purifier of Water packets. DayOne Response™ also distributes water and sanitation products globally to relief organizations, government agencies, and public and private entities. DayOne Response™ supports the Procter & Gamble Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program’s goal to deliver more than 2 billion liters of clean drinking water each year by 2020.

DayOne Response™ offers two water purification products globally, including the DayOne Waterbag and the P&G™ Purifier of Water treatment packet.

Our Team

Tricia Compas-Markman – Founder and CEO

Tricia Compas-Markman is founder and chief executive officer of DayOne Response, Inc. Tricia has a civil engineering background with 6-years’ experience working on water treatment technologies for developing countries, such as Thailand, Nicaragua, and Haiti. Tricia is co-inventor of the DayOne Waterbag and her work has been recognized by President Clinton. She is an Unreasonable Institute fellow, recipient of the Junior Chamber International, Osaka Outstanding Young Person’s Award for social innovation, Creativity Foundation legacy prize winner, a North America Finalist for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, 2013 Engineers Without Borders Outstanding member, a Pipeline Fellow investee, and a 2014 “Mother of Invention”. Tricia received her BS in Civil Engineering and MS in Civil/Environmental Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Amy Cagle – Founder and VP Global Business Development

Amy Cagle is Founder and VP Global Business Development at DayOne Response because of her vision and dedication or passion to bring clean water to disaster relief victims. Amy is responsible for developing and expanding sales outreach and driving new revenue opportunities. Prior to DayOne Response, Amy was part of the original team leading Community at Payvment, an e-commerce platform company acquired by Intuit. Amy has held various positions at companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Amy received her B.S. in Business Administration with concentration in Marketing Management from California Polytechnic State University and was part of the first class of entrepreneurs invited to attend Innovation Quest, an alumni led incubator. Among her many accomplishments, Amy is a Social Capital Markets scholarship recipient, Winner of the William James Sustainable Venture Competition, and Unreasonable Institute Teammate. Amy has led teams of over 100 people to meet revenue goals and has a track record of exceeding sales goals. She specializes in sales and business strategy with extensive experience in company growth, communications, and marketing.

Yohannes Hagos – Vice President of Field Operations

Yohannes Hagos is a professional Water, Sanitation and Environmental engineer. He holds Master of Science in, Water sanitation and Environment from Tampere university of Finland and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

He has worked with many international and national organizations for the last 30 years in the field of water, sanitation and environment. His placed and worked in Ethiopia, Cambodia, Tanzania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Kenya, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Indonesia, Afghanistan and the United States.

He travelled extensively for his previous work related to El Salvador, Guatemala, Venezuela, India, China, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Honduras. He worked as the senior water and sanitation advisor for the American Red Cross multi million water and sanitation project in the Asia Tsunami program.

Adam Wegener – Lead Systems Engineer

Adam Wegener is Lead Systems Engineer at DayOne Response. In this role, Adam facilitates a variety of tasks, including analysis and reduction of manufacturing cost for the Waterbag, expanding the DayOne website, developing new packaging concepts, and streamlining international shipping logistics. Adam was part of the initial DayOne team when the product was first conceived in 2008, and has rejoined the team as of June 2015. Adam loves working with DayOne Response because he is passionate about solving real-world problems like access to clean water, food, shelter and basic health needs for people in need.

Adam has a degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. In 2009, Adam started a small business called Trash Amps. Trash Amps designs, manufactures, and sells portable speakers made out of old soda cans and mason jars, to play music from your phone or electric guitar. Since the company’s start, Adam has sold more than 10k speakers, built by hand with only one other co-worker. Along the way, Adam has picked up experience with sourcing, online store creation, marketing, graphic design, product photography, patents, trade show booth design and more. Adam loves applying the skills he’s learned from Trash Amps to further the purposes of DayOne Response.

In his personal life, Adam enjoys playing music, kicking around the soccer ball, and cooking. Adam is an active member at his church and organizes volunteer events to support local Bay Area foster families.

Yvonne Hanlon – CFO

Yvonne Hanlon is Chief Financial Officer and manages the accounting, finance and HR areas of the company. Yvonne is an experienced financial accountant with over 30 years in public and private accounting. Yvonne’s experience ranges from small businesses to Big Four (Peat Marwick) and large corporations in retail, wholesale, service and financial industries. Yvonne attended San Francisco State University and Golden Gate University majoring in financial accounting. She currently has her own consulting company which offers contract CFO and accounting services to small business startups. She has over 20 years of experience in small business startups in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Yvonne is also involved in Innovation Quest as their CFO, a non-profit encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship.

James J Compas – Executive Assistant

James Compas recently retired from Westinghouse Electric Company spending 38 years in the commercial power plant business. Compas’ last position held was Vice President, Key Accounts, responsible for the support of Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Fuel, and Sales activities to major utilities in Arizona and Southern California. He held this responsibility since 1996 developing business and new sales of between $50 Million to $100 Million/year. Compas was responsible for the business development, sale and execution of several large scale projects during this period. Recent example was the agreement for fuel contract of greater than $150 Million.

Previous to this position he was responsible for the project management of Asea Brown Boveri/Combustion Engineering supply of equipment, engineering, technology transfer, construction and startup of new power plants in South Korea in support of the Korean utility. This also involved business development activities and commercial operations for the project. Compas held this position for 7 years which included the on-schedule startup and commercial operation of two new power plant units.

Compas started his career in 1976 involved in licensing of power plants, and successfully worked his way up through a number of increasing responsible positions, including assistant project manager, engineering manager, startup manager, and business development director.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1976) and did graduate study at the University of California, Los Angeles (1977).

Board of Directors

Kellee Joost – Board Member

Kellee Joost is a managing director at Golden Seeds, an investment firm and angel network focused on the empowerment of women entrepreneurs. She is also part of the Pipeline Fellowship whose mission is to increase diversity in the angel investing community and generate capital for women social entrepreneurs. Passionate about advancing women’s rights on a global scale, Kellee also provides operations counsel to social enterprises and start up companies.

Kellee has a diverse professional career as an entrepreneur and in digital media and governmental affairs. Most recently she was co-founder and managing director of Integrative Pet Care in Chicago, a veterinary hospital specializing in rehabilitation for companion and service animals. Prior to that she was vice president of product development for the digital content syndication company GolfServ/Golf.com. Kellee’s governmental affairs background includes operating IMPAC, the political action committee of the Illinois State Medical Society as well as managing the US Chamber of Commerce legislative briefing center in Washington, DC.

Kellee holds a BA in Communications Arts and Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University.

Wendy Kozica – Board Member

Wendy Kozica BA LLB (Mon) is a lawyer, company director and investor. She has been extensively involved in philanthropy and the non-for-profit sector for many years. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a member of Scale Investment Angels and the Female Founders Committee of Start Up Victoria. She has been a member of the board of Ardoch Youth Foundation since 2012 and between 2001 and 2011 was a member of the committee governing the Autism Behavioural Intervention Association. She is also a member of Family Business Australia. She has practiced law both as a solicitor and a barrister. Her other roles have included the following: 1997-2000 Board Member, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn (1997-2000); Member, Greater New Haven Arts Council, New Haven, Conn (1997-2000); Director, Invicta Group Industries (1990-1996).

Rod Jackson – Board Member

Rod Jackson has spent nearly all of his working career in the water sector, with extensive experience in both developing country and developed country contexts. He has significant experience in senior management in a major Australian water authority and around 13 years’ experience in developing country work, in both emergency response and development contexts. In the three years to June 2013, Rod was based in Nairobi, Kenya, with responsibility for providing leadership and support to World Vision’s global activities in the Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) sector.

Rod is now establishing himself as an independent consultant to the developing country WASH sector, with a focus on equipping organisations, particularly government institutions, to plan and implement sustainable and scalable WASH interventions. Rod uses a methodology built around a ‘complex adaptive systems’ approach which is readily adapted to different contexts. Information Technology and Knowledge Management are integrated into the approach as appropriate to each organisation and context. Rod’s broad experience in the sector in a variety of roles provides an ideal foundation for this work.

His experience includes the leadership of World Vision’s water and sanitation work in major disaster response efforts such as the Ethiopian famine, Iraq post 2003 war, Darfur, Myanmar (Cyclone Nargis), and Haiti Earthquake. For a period of 12 months Rod also led the overall World Vision response in Banda Aceh to the devestating tsunami which struck at the end of 2004.

For the five years prior to leaving Brisbane Water in July 2003, Rod was a Senior Executive in Brisbane Water, recognised globally as a successful, commercialised Water and Sewerage authority.

Rod holds a Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Engineering Science in Public Health Engineering.

Deb Kemper – Board Member

Deb Kemper is Managing Director and Operating Committee Chair of the Boston Forum of Golden Seeds, a national angel investor group. She is also a member of Clean Energy Venture Group. Her investment focus is high growth companies in the clean tech, health care, and technology sectors. She is a Board Observer at 99DegreesCustom as well as serving on several non-profit boards.

Deb was a consultant with McKinsey & Company where she served clients in the energy, electronics, and healthcare sectors. Her functional experience spans manufacturing, product development, operations, strategy, and leadership development.  She has provided leadership support to organizations in China, Peru and the United States.

Deb earned her MBA from The Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College where she was named an Edward Tuck Scholar. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Cornell University where she graduated With Distinction and was a member of the Varsity Women’s Crew. She spent eight years living in Peru and China prior to moving to Boston in September 2013.


Suzanne Stout – Senior VP Global Strategy and Operations

Suzanne Stout is the Vice President of Business Operations for the Data Center Group at Cisco Systems, previously holding the role for Nuova Systems, a silicon valley start up. Prior to Nuova Systems, she held multiple roles at Cisco, culminating in leading engineering operations for the entire engineering organization. She has consulted for multiple multinational companies, and she was a business professor at schools including INSEAD (area coordinator), University of Texas, and University of Washington. She has a PhD in Management from Stanford University, an MBA (emphasis in finance) from SMU, and a BA in Physics from the University of Texas.

Nelson Chen – Strategy and Sales Advisor

Nelson Chen is a retired executive, an experienced leader, strategist and negotiator with over 28 years experience in sales, sales management, and business development with Fortune 500 and start-up companies focusing on software, SaaS (Software As Service), hardware technologies/platforms, and professional services. He has held various Vice President & Area Vice President positions with Oracle Corp., Stratus Crop., Crocker/ Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Watkins Johnson, and has been a board member of many private companies. Targeted industries include Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, Wholesale/Distribution, Financial Services and Hospitality. Proven ability to analyze complex business situations and develop and execute solutions. Guided disparate organizations to common solutions in order to drive successful sales campaigns and corporate initiatives.

Tryg Lundquist – Co-Inventor and Technical Advisor

Dr. Lundquist has worked on the development of low-cost, simple water and wastewater treatment technologies for over two decades. He is an associate professor at Cal Poly where he teaches wastewater reclamation, water treatment, water chemistry, agricultural waste management, and the capstone design course. As co-inventor of the Waterbag technology with his former student Tricia Compas, Tryg has advised DORI over the past four years on development of new water treatment designs and treatment testing programs. Together, Tryg and Tricia, have gained support from the Clinton Global Initiative, the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, and traveled to Thailand to test the Waterbag with the US Navy. He has a B.A. in Environmental Science and M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, all from University of California, Berkeley.

Keith Fox – Brand Advisor

Keith is currently the CEO of the Keith and Pamela Fox Family Foundation focused on children’s health and education. His philanthropic work also includes a board seat at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Foundation at Stanford. He also sits as an advisor to the Dean of the School of Business at the University of Connecticut. Keith is also managing partner at Innovation Quest, an innovative program that partners with Universities to help create new businesses from our college age population. Keith has been an operating executive, founder, investor, and board member over his 30-year career. Most recently Keith was a board member at the University of Connecticut Foundation, and also held an executive cabinet position for the President of Cal Poly before terming out. Keith was founder and CEO of Brandsoft, an enterprise software and consulting company focused on brand management. Before founding Brandsoft, Keith was Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Marketing at Cisco Systems 1996-2002. Prior to Cisco, Keith was with Apple Computer from 1980 -1995 holding a number of sales, sales management, marketing, and general management positions over his fifteen-year career with the company. Keith graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Business with a major in marketing. He also holds a M.B.A. degree from Babson College in Massachusetts.

Pete Rukavina – Technical Advisor

Pete, as SVP of Operations, was responsible for Data Domain’s worldwide operations including manufacturing, supply chain management, IT and global customer support. He came to Data Domain from Cisco Systems, Inc., where he last served as Vice President of Business Operations. With over 25 years of operational experience, Pete was previously General Manager of the Cisco Content Networking Business Unit, where he was instrumental in making Cisco a leading vendor in the application and content delivery systems market. Pete also held various executive positions within Cisco manufacturing and operations. Prior to his tenure with Cisco, Pete held management positions at Corning Glass and Conoco. Pete holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard.

Elizabeth Critchley – International Logistics Advisor

Elizabeth Critchley managed international Logistics for of the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington D.C. until her retirement in the summer of 2015.   She handled worldwide procurement and transportation of stock for international disaster response, working closely with internal operations and regional experts, and with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

She also purchased and managed prepositioned stock held in IFRC warehouses in key international staging points, and procured “survival” supplies and technical equipment for American Red Cross responders being deployed to disaster sites. In earlier positions at the American Red Cross Ms. Critchley was involved in the sales of American Red Cross products, in the Health and Safety Unit and  in the BioMedical Division.  Her activity was primarily sales tracking and analysis, but also included trade shows and meeting planning.   In these positions she was trained in federal contracting standards and project management.

Before joining the American Red Cross Ms. Critchley worked in transportation in the private sector, first in sales and marketing, and later in sales training. Ms. Critchley has a B.A. Honours in Political Theory and Institutions from the University of Liverpool (UK).  She has been awarded the Certification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practices by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport-UK in partnership with the Fritz Institute.

Robert Callaway – Government Affairs Advisor

Robert brings more the 35 years of experience in Program Management and operational experience while working for NASA and serving as a Naval Aviator in the US Navy. Before starting is own consulting firm, he served as the Program Manager of a $125M base operations, O&M, and facilities contract for ODNI. Earlier Mr. Callaway served as the Vice President of Operations and Finance with a small firm in LA. His team had overall responsibility for Finance, Accounting, Contracting, Security, IT and Facility support.

Mr. Callaway retired from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) where he worked on a wide variety of projects, including, the Advanced Space Suit Systems Program Manager (at NASA HQ), Deputy of the Commercialization Office at Ames Research Center (ARC), and Deputy of the Advanced Technology Tiltrotor office also at ARC. His final project with NASA was lead on coordinating research and development of Systems of Systems tools and processes.

Mr. Callaway served on active duty as a Naval Aviator in the United States Navy for thirteen years, retiring as a Commander in the Naval Reserves in 1998. Mr. Callaway’s educational background includes a B.A. in Physical Science (California State University, Chico, California, 1978) and an M.S.E.E., specializing in Space System Engineering (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, 1986).

Jonathan Hodgdon, Emergency Response Advisor

Jonathan Hodgdon is a senior disaster management and response advisor with over 25 years of global crisis response experience. Jonathan is currently serving as an advisor to the U.S. government on global emergency response. He has served in East Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia as country director for CARE, Save the Children, International Medical Corps and AmeriCares. His expertise includes rebuilding damaged health infrastructure, managing food-for-work and rural roads programs, managing cross-border relief programs, and conducting rapid appraisals and mid-term evaluations in the field. Jonathan has been on the ground leading responses to typhoons (Philippines/Bangladesh), famines (Somalia/Ethiopia), tsunamis/earthquakes/floods (Indonesia/Pakistan), wildfires (California), hurricanes (New Orleans) and conflict-induced crises (Syria/Libya/Kenya). Jonathan received his MA degree in Demography from the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center and his BA in Applied Mathematics from Dartmouth College.

Barbara Baumgartner - Middle East Sales and Strategy Advisor

Barbara Baumgartner – Middle East Sales and Strategy Advisor

Barbara has extensive experience in the business world ranging from working for international corporations to being the head of the investment division in a GCC family office, and then further on to building up and running the Middle East office of FAI rent a-jet AG. FAI owns and operates VIP private jets and is counted among the world’s 3 largest air ambulance operators. During her 20 years of business experience in the Middle East, Barbara has built a vast network of business contacts and has gained thorough cultural understanding of the region.

Laura Pickering – Government and Military Operations Advisor

Laura is a tech executive and leader who couples her broad perspective, strategic thinking and operational excellence with her vast experience and success in technical, business and sales roles to drive growth and get results.
Having joined two very successful, high growth startups when they were young, NetApp and Oracle, Laura has spent the majority of her career contributing to and learning from the best. Her expertise spans team development and leadership, business development, partner marketing, customer success, strategic account management, product development and product management.
Laura thrives leading and working with cross-functional teams to identify business opportunities and solve business problems. She is a project execution specialist. Her technical and industry experience give her a unique perspective to add value to any company.
Laura is currently assisting various companies in their strategic planning process and leading various projects.
Prior positions include chief of staff/ right hand to the CEOs of NetApp and Oracle, CEO/ co-founder of 2 software development startups, and key leadership, sales, engineering, and marketing positions at Oracle, NetApp and other technology companies.
In 2009, the YWCA named Laura as one of its Tribute to Women, TWIN, award recipients for her leadership, accomplishments and contributions to NetApp.
Additionally, Laura is a managing partner/ co-founder of Innovation Quest, a 501c3 dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship at public universities; board director of the Cal Poly Foundation; member of Cal Poly’s College of Engineering and Women in Engineering advisory boards; and advisor to several startups.
Laura has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

When disaster strikes, we’re
helping create clean drinking water
with the DayOne Waterbag.