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Welcome to the American Backflow Prevention Association

The American Backflow Prevention Association is an organization whose members have a common interest in protecting drinking water from contamination through cross-connections. ABPA is an organization dedicated to education and technical assistance. Through its network of regions and chapters, local needs and interests are supported with the resources of the national organization. ABPA is committed to advancing all aspects of backflow prevention for the continued protection of all water users.

Meet the ABPA Staff



Erica Fearn, CAE
Executive Director

Erica has been serving not for profit associations and societies for over seventeen years. As an executive director, she strategically implements board objectives including governance, membership, grassroots activities and programs. Fearn is the recipient of the 2012 RISE Excellence in Grassroots Advocacy Award presented for her work with the Connecticut Environmental Council.

Erica is a graduate the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Erica began her career as a retail store manager for Agway. Her experience running a retail operation focused on customer service and increasing sales and profit margin. After six years with Agway, Erica changed her career from retail to non-profit management. In 2002 Fearn achieved her Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives. 

Dayna Stein 
Association Administrator

Dayna is a well-seasoned young professional with a passion for working in the non-profit space. Dayna holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. After graduating from college in 2009, Dayna spent a year abroad as a volunteer in Israel, working with a variety of Non-Profits and NGO's with the purpose of serving the greater Tel Aviv-Jaffa community and promoting coexistence. Upon returning to the states, she joined a local roller derby league as a skater as well as served on their public relations committee. During this time, she also applied for Israeli citizenship, moving to Haifa, Israel once granted. In Israel, she continued her skating career with the Tel Aviv Derby Girls and enrolled in full-time intensive Hebrew classes.

In December of 2012, Dayna returned to the states where she eventually found herself working as the Executive Assistant to the CEO of a Connecticut-based software company. In 2016, Dayna decided to switch direction in her career, and began her work with Association Resources as an Association Administrator. Dayna is excited to be working both with Association Resources as well as the American Backflow Prevention Association.

Dayna has a severe case of the travel bug. She's been to most of the contiguous United States, over seven countries around the world (and counting), and back and forth to Israel five times. 



Member Benefits!

  Educational Resources
  Networking Opportunities
   Localized Industry Knowledge


The ABPA scholarship competition was established to reward students that seek to increase their knowledge and understanding of how Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention help ensure safe drinking water.


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