Key Staff

General Manager - Dennis Cafferty Mr. Cafferty joined El Toro Water District in 1989. During his 30 year tenure with ETWD he served in capacities that ranged from engineering to managing system-wide water and wastewater operations.

Mr. Cafferty was appointed by the Board of Directors to serve as General Manager in July 2019 where he continues to serve and lead the District.

Prior to his appointment as General Manager, Mr. Cafferty held positions of progressive responsibility including Director of Operations & Engineering and Assistant General Manager/District Engineer. In his role as General Manager, Mr. Cafferty is responsible for implementing policies adopted by the Board of Directors and managing day-to-day operations associated with all aspects of water, wastewater and recycled water services and maintaining a highly qualified and productive staff.

Mr. Cafferty brings significant value to the District with 30 years of experience including managing the day to day operations of the District’s water, recycled water and wastewater systems as well as managing the District’s capital improvement projects. Mr. Cafferty will continue the District’s commitment to collaborate and partner with neighboring retail water agencies to achieve economies of scale locally and regionally.

Mr. Cafferty earned his undergraduate degree in Engineering from the University of Redlands and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine. He is a Registered Civil Engineer and holds a D-5 Water Distribution Certification and a T-2 Treatment Certification from the State Water Resources Control Board.


Dennis P. Cafferty General Manager/District Engineer
Vishav Sharma Chief Financial Officer
Judy Cimorell Human Resources Director
Hannah Ford Director of Engineering
Polly Welsch Executive Assistant/ Board Recording Secretary
Michael Snow Chief Plant Operator
Vinnie Coppola Compliance Program Coordinator
Ralph Palomares Industrial Waste Inspector/ Sewer Collection System Supervisor
Paul Giordano Purchasing Agent
Steve Wingen Cross Connections Control Program Supervisor

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Abel Estrada Billing & Customer Service Supervisor
Sherri Seitz Public Affairs Manager
Scott Hopkins Operations Superintendent
Rory Harnisch Project Engineer
Michael Miazga Information Technology Manager