Robert Hill, Ed.D. - President of the Board
Dr. Robert Hill is the President of Water Solutions Group, Inc., providing directional oversight and vision for the organization.
Robert was born and raised in San Marcos, Texas, where he achieved national recognition in debate and science fair competition as a high school student. As an eagle scout he pursued his personal interests as an outdoor enthusiast and leader. His early leadership experience came from serving as a missionary in both Western and Eastern Europe. A pioneer at heart, he went on to plant three large churches in Texas prior to coming to Virginia to attend Regent University.
While living in Chesapeake, Virginia, Dr. Hill accepted the Senior Pastorate of New Life Christian Fellowship and led its growth from 150 to over 2,500 in six years as he established 7 congregations using a non-traditional multiplying model. During that same period, Bobby graduated from Regent University with an MA in Practical Theology and later completed his Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in North Miami, FL. His academic activities have included serving Regent University as an Adjunct Professor in Divinity, Business, and Leadership Studies, Executive Director and instructor at Calvary Leadership Institute and a guest lecturer at other institutions.
His success in starting and managing nonprofit organizations with budgets over $3 million and capital projects exceeding $7million make Dr. Hill a popular speaker and consultant in many fields. Dr. Hill travels extensively, teaching, training, and consulting in organizations across the United States as well as more than 40 countries. His heart is to identify, train, and mobilize leaders to impact their world. He is currently serving as the Founder and International Director of Vanguard Ministries and he leads The Hill Consulting Group that provides training, consulting, mentoring and coaching for nonprofit organizations and their managers. He is broadly recognized as a seasoned leader with expertise in personal mastery subjects, organizational behavior and global leadership studies. Bobby has authored numerous articles and his first book is soon to be released.
Married for 31 years to Carrie, he resides in the Tidewater area of Virginia and has two married sons and three grandchildren. Bobby and his family loves travel, golf, boating and watersports.
Melanie Bedogne, MBA - Executive Director
Melanie Bedogne, MBA is the Executive Director of Water Solutions Group, Inc. (WSG), responsible for overseeing the implementation of all projects and working directly with partners and clients to achieve organizational goals.
Melanie has a solid background in and proven track record of relationship management, developing/implementing processes and streamlining systems for the purpose of meeting organizational goals in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. As an independent business consultant, she consulted/partnered with such organizations as Tull Financial Group, Greenbrier Church, mPOWR.org, Reaching Our Communities, Wiater Consulting Group and Regent University.
Her background in Non-Profit Administration includes a project/program manager position at Operation Blessing International, which included the management of events, relationship management, oversight of a $250,000 grant program, and development of measureable tracking methods for effective outreach programs.
Additionally, she directed the Career Development Services department at Regent University’s Graduate School of Business for several years. During this time, she developed a foundation and operational structure for the department as well as focused on preparing students/alumni for the job search through networking opportunities and training workshops.
Melanie resides in Northwest Arkansas with her husband and young daughters.