Board Members

and Committee Structure

  • 2017-2018
  • 25

Executive Board

President
Nha Truong, PE, PMP

Nha has over 5 years of experience working in the field of water resources engineering within the public sector. At the Philadelphia Water Department, his main responsibility is to coordinate work products that support short and long term capital improvement projects related to flood risk management and resiliency. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering '10, MS in Civil Engineering '12, and is completing his MBA '17 - all from Villanova University. In 2016, Nha was able to celebrate a Villanova Basketball National Championship.

He has held numerous positions with the ASCE Philly YMF. From organizing social events, being a coordinator for the CivE Club, and managing the budget, as well as being extensively involved in the many YMF activities, Nha has been fortunate to learn from these involvements to fulfill the role of President for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Moving forward, Nha is excited to work with the YMF board to offer professional development, networking, and community outreach opportunities for the local young civil engineering community.

Vice President
Eammon Farley, EIT

Eammon is a civil engineer in the transportation department at Michael Baker International. Eammon recently began with Michael Baker International in June of 2017 and will be leading traffic projects for the City of Philadelphia, PennDOT, and the PA Turnpike Commission.

Prior to Michael Baker, Eammon spent 5+ years with McCormick Taylor, Inc. and 3+ years with Traffic Planning & Design. As a member of McCormick Taylor's Traffic Group, Eammon was involved in a number of projects ranging from the review of traffic impact studies and traffic signal designs to the preparation of traffic control plans (including temporary signals), signing and pavement marking plans, and traffic signal design plans. Eammon was also involved with the utilization of Synchro and HCM to create timing plans for traffic signals and coordinated traffic signal systems.

At Traffic Planning & Design, Eammon was a HOP/Signal Engineer in their Pottstown office. Eammon worked on a variety of projects that require Highway Occupancy Permits to be obtained from PennDOT. He also completed signal work ranging from new signals to the re-timing of existing traffic signal systems.

In his spare time he enjoys golf, swimming, softball, Philadelphia sporting events, and hanging out with friends and family.

Secretary
Jesse Gormley, PE, ENV SP

Jesse works as a bridge engineer for Pennoni in the Philadelphia headquarters, where he primarily performs design, rehab/retrofit, and analysis on a variety of bridge types. He is very thankful to have been able to work on some excellent local bridge replacement projects, including the Lock Street Bridge over the Manayunk Canal, SEPTA's Crum Creek Viaduct, the ongoing 20th Street Bridge over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and several repair projects on the Tacony-Palmyra and Burlington-Bristol Bridges over the Delaware River.

Jesse received his BS in Architectural Engineering and MS in Civil Engineering with Structural concentration from Drexel University in 2010. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in PA and NJ, a PennDOT-certified Bridge Safety Inspector, and a certified Envision Sustainability Professional.

Outside of the YMF, Jesse also serves on the ASCE's Committee on Younger Members (CYM) as the Eastern Geographic Member, where he represents YMs in Regions 1, 2, 4, and 5, and a facilitates the planning of the Eastern Regional Younger Member Council. For the 2017-18 term year, he will also be acting as the Chair of CYM, responsible for committee oversight.

In his free time, Jesse is an avid ultimate (frisbee) player and runner. He also enjoys playing soccer, strumming his guitar, working around his home in Havertown, and spending time with his wife, Christina.

Treasurer
Joseph Natale, MCE, PE

Joe is a senior structural engineer at WSP, and has nine years of experience designing bridges and structures in the transportation industry. Joe received his Bachelors and Masters of Civil Engineering at the University of Delaware. Prior to joining WSP, Joe spent five years at the Delaware Department of Transportation in their Bridge Design section.

In his spare time, Joe is a photographer and computer programmer and tinkerer. He also enjoys running, concerts, and football. Joe also serves as the Section's Webmaster, Assistant Treasurer, and a Director ('16-'18).

Communications Committee
(Chaired by Secretary)

Awards Chair
Katrina Lawrence

Katrina graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010 with a BS in Civil Engineering. Currently, she works for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) as a Consultant Project Manager for PennDOT. She specializes in local and non-traditional projects, which mainly focus on multi-use trails, bicycle facilities, and sidewalks. Prior to joining DVRPC, Katrina worked for the Georgia Department of Transportation in Atlanta, GA.

Outside of the office, Katrina enjoys biking, traveling, and attending sporting events (preferably the New York Yankees) with her family and friends.

Information Technology (IT) Chair
Dennis Wilson, PE

Dennis graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering. During his time at Pitt, he participated on the club ice hockey team, and traveled to Ecuador during his senior year to complete his senior design project. Since graduation, Dennis has been working for McCormick Taylor, Inc. in their Philadelphia headquarters as a highway engineer. He has a wide range of experience in the various aspects of roadway design, as well as highway occupancy permit reviews, and ADA ramp review and inspection.

In his spare time, Dennis is an active member of the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia, participating on both the Committee on Younger Members and the Communications Committee, and is also an assistant coach for the West Chester University men’s club ice hockey team. He also enjoys playing ice hockey, softball, golf, and going to concerts.

Public Relations (PR) Chair
Lindsay Chateauvert

Lindsay graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2013 with her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She is currently an Associate Bridge Engineer in the Transportation Division of Pennoni Associates with a focus on bridge inspection. Prior to joining Pennoni, Lindsay worked for Amtrak as a Management Associate for the Bridge Production/Construction Department.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, attending live music events and crafting unsuccessful Pinterest DIYs.

Social Media Chair
Charles Mumford

Charlie graduated from Temple University in 2007 with a B.A. in Hebrew Studies and LGBT Studies. Since then, he has worked in strategic planning, multiple grassroots and advocacy campaigns, and education in various regions across the US. Charlie has also lived and worked abroad in Israel and Mexico. Fueled by an inner passion for mathematics and problem solving, Charlie returned to Temple University for a second Bachelor’s degree, a B.S. in Civil Engineering. As an engineering student, he developed a strong interest in a structural career focusing in bridge assessment and design as well as bridge inspections and superstructure replacement. Charlie also delivered the commencement speech upon his graduating from Temple’s College of Engineering, December of 2015.

Most recently, Charlie served as a Graduate Bridge Engineer at Pennoni Associates in their Newark, DE, Transportation Department. He focused on DelDOT bridge inspections, United States Army Corps of Engineers bridge inspection reports, performed local bridge load ratings, and supported various design tasks with the Newark, DE bridge team. Charlie is currently looking for new opportunities in the transportation, construction, and structural engineering sectors.

In his spare time, Charlie enjoys biking, spending time with friends, exploring the city, watching quality reality television, playing Catan and taking his dog Munchy to all the great parks that Philadelphia has to offer. Charlie was born and raised in Ocean City, MD.

Events Committee
(Chaired by Treasurer)

Professional Development Chair
Mike Zettlemoyer, Esquire, EIT

Mike graduated from the University of Delaware in 2005 with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree while serving as the President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (University of Delaware student chapter) and conducting undergraduate research for Dr. Michael Chajes. Mike then graduated from the University of Delaware in 2007 with a Master of Civil Engineering degree, concentrating in Structural Engineering and Bridge Engineering, and writing his thesis under Dr. Jennifer Righman McConnell. Mike earned his law degree from The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University.

Prior to practicing law, Mike worked as a Structural Engineer, and was involved in a variety of project management, structural analysis, and design projects, as well as forensic engineering investigations.

Mike's legal practice draws on his engineering and legal education and experience, and focuses on the representation of design professionals and others involved in the construction industry. In addition, he is frequently involved in seminars and lectures on professional liability issues for design professionals in conjunction with various professional societies. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Social Events Chair
Ajin Fatima, EIT

Ajin graduated from Drexel university in 2015 with a B.S in Civil Engineering and Engineering Management. Currently, she is working at Mulhern and Kulp Structural Engineering as a staff engineer. Her responsibilities are to design the lateral and gravity components of single and multi-family houses. She also interacts with the clients on a regular basis to ensure that they are provided with the utmost services, while keeping the design safe and cost effective. Ajin enjoys applying the theory to solve the real world problems and learning from professionals.

Ajin was a part of ACE mentorship program when she was in high school, which made her interested in pursuing a career in civil engineering. When she was in college, she served as a mentor to give the same opportunities to high school students. She is excited to be a part of YMF board next year and get involved with the volunteering opportunities that YMF has to offer.

In her spare time, Ajin likes to travel, learn more about different cultures, hang out with her friends and family, and try out different restaurants. She also likes to play squash.

Social Events Chair
Kristin Leese, PE, PMP

Kristin attended Villanova University where she earned both Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil Engineering degrees. Kristin became a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania and also has her Project Management Professional Certification (PMP). Kristin currently works as the Program Director of Structures in the Bridge Production/Construction Department at Amtrak. In this role, she is responsible for managing capital projects and capital construction gangs along the Northeast Corridor between Washington, DC and New York. Kristin has earned prior experience at Amtrak in performing bridge inspections and designing structural repairs for bridge and building members. Prior to starting her career at Amtrak, she worked for Walker Parking Consultants, performing design calculations for foundations and precast concrete parking structures.

Kristin is also an active member of AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association). In her free time, Kristin enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing softball, attending Philly sports games, and wandering the city.

Technical Events Chair
Scott Cepietz, PE

Scott is a civil engineer in the transportation department at Michael Baker International. Scott graduated from Widener University in 2009 with a BS in Civil Engineering and completed his Master's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Villanova University in 2014. Scott is the Project Manager for several projects in the City of Philadelphia and Municipal Projects in Montgomery County. Scott has worked on many projects for PennDOT including highway relocations, highway restoration, and intersection improvements. Scott is currently the lead highway engineer for corridor and intersection improvements along SR 222 in Berks County for PennDOT District 5-0.

Outside of the office, Scott enjoys spending time with his friends, traveling, going to Phillies games, playing soccer, golfing, and running.

Technical Events Chair
Kevin Walsh

Kevin graduated from Temple University in 2014 with his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree. Kevin held both private and public engineering and inspection internships while pursuing his civil engineering degree. Kevin works in the Transportation Division of Pennoni Associates as a graduate highway and traffic engineer at the Philadelphia headquarters.

In his free time, Kevin enjoys golfing, cooking, biking and traveling.

Society Liaison Chair
Paige Glassman, EIT

Paige graduated from University of Delaware in 2013 with a BS in Civil Engineering, and currently works at Traffic Planning & Design (TPD) in Camden, NJ, as a transportation planning specialist. She is also working toward a Master's in Civil Engineering from Villanova University and her professional engineer's license. Prior to TPD, Paige worked in the transportation division at Pennoni in Philadelphia.

In her spare time, Paige enjoys going down the shore, spending time with family and friends, and reading.

Outreach Committee
(Chaired by Vice President)

Civil Engineering (CivE) Club Chair
Tim Abel, EIT, ENV SP

Tim works for Pennoni at their Philadelphia headquarters. As a highway engineer, Tim is involved in various general roadway design tasks, traffic control planning, the design and inspection of ADA-accesible facilities, and the design and review of highway access improvements within PennDOT District 6-0. He has worked for Pennoni for over two years. Tim is a licensed Engineer in Training and Envision Sustainability Professional, holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Delaware, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Villanova University.

Tim is a former member of the University of Delaware men's crew team. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities like rowing and running, finding new music, coaching youth sports, and rooting for the Philadelphia sports teams.

Civil Engineering (CivE) Club Chair
John Doyle

John is a Highway and Trail Designer at Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. He has been with TPD since May of 2016 after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

In his spare time, John enjoys following Philly sports, going to concerts, and hanging out with family and friends.

College Contact Chair
Belinda Lester

Belinda graduated from Drexel University in 2016 with a BS in Civil Engineering. She currently works as a site/civil engineer at Langan Engineering in their Philadelphia office, specializing in stormwater management, land development, and sustainable design.

Outside of the office she enjoys going to beer gardens, exploring the city, and kickboxing.

College Contact Chair
Jacob Nichols

Jacob is currently a Graduate Engineer at Pennoni Associates in their Philadelphia Transportation Department. He recently graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Temple University in 2016. While at Temple, Jacob served as the President of ASCE Student Chapter and the Student Professional Engineering Council for 2 years. He has been an active member of ASCE Philadelphia and the YMF through his participation in numerous events since CANstruction in 2014.

Jacob is also a member of the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia, and serves on its Committee on Younger Members.

In his free time, Jacob enjoys playing music, golfing, and hanging out with friends and family. He also likes to take his boat out on the lake and go fishing.

Community Service Chair
Lauren Davenport

Lauren is a Project Engineer at Gilbane Building Company, a Construction Management company based out of Rhode Island with a business unit in Center City, Philadelphia. She is currently working on a 21-story renovation project located on the corner of Broad and Arch in Center City. On this project, she is specifically focusing on the Mechanical, Plumbing, Structural, Fire Protection, Elevator, Door/Hardware coordination, Roofing, along with other miscellaneous finish packages. Lauren graduated from Temple University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and participated in the ASCE Steel Bridge Competition as her senior design project. She has also traveled to Honduras 5 separate times with a volunteer group that focuses on construction, dental, hearing aid donations, and as of most recently, eye care.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys running, hiking, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys attending Philly sporting events, as long as it is not the Eagles since she is a big New York Giants fan!

Community Service Chair
Nick Kirn, EIT

Nick graduated from University of California, San Diego in 2015 with a B.S. in Structural Engineering. Nick moved to Philadelphia for a Structural Engineer position with AECOM.

In his free time, Nick likes to play and watch sports, check out new restaurants and bars, experience live music, and hang out with friends.

K-12 Outreach Chair
Assunta Daprano

Assunta graduated from Drexel University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Prior to Drexel, Assunta spent two years in the engineering program at the Community College of Philadelphia. While at CCP, Assunta realized her passion for working with students and engaging them in engineering topics. She is currently a transportation engineer at AECOM in Philadelphia, specializing in general engineering consulting contracts with CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern.

Assunta is also an active member of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) and an ACE mentor at Spring-Ford High School in Royersford, PA. In her spare time, Assunta enjoys collecting model trains, spending time with family and friends, going to concerts, baking and running. She is also an avid railroad enthusiast and hopes to one day learn how to operate a diesel locomotive.

K-12 Outreach Chair
Caroline Voigtsberger

Caroline earned her BS in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Environmental Engineering from Temple University in 2016. While at Temple, Caroline was an active member of the ASCE student chapter, serving as Treasurer for two years. She currently works as a civil designer at Hunt Engineering Company, focusing on site design, permitting and approval, erosion and sediment control, and stormwater management.

In her free time, Caroline enjoys running, traveling, reading, and exploring new restaurants in the city.

Student Member Transition Chair
HuYoung Kim

HuYoung graduated from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park with a BS in Civil Engineering with Structural emphasis in 2015. While he was in active military service, HuYoung was deployed as a field engineer for MINUSTAH (United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti) where he participated in highway, bridge and building reconstruction projects after teh devastating earthquake in 2010. He was also actively involved with local orphanages in Port-au-Prince where he cleaned and taught English during his service in Haiti.

HuYoung currently serves as a Project Engineer at Timothy Haahs and Associates, Inc. where he performs design calculations for precast, cast-in-place and steel prepares specifications and construction documents for parking structures, mixed-use buildings and their foundations. HuYoung also performs construction administration services related to shop drawing review and field visits for new design projects as well as restoration projects.

In his spare time, HuYoung enjoys cooking, camping and playing tennis and soccer.

Mentors

Past President
Kevin Brown, EIT

Kevin graduated from Widener University with Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2009 and he went on to obtain his Masters of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Widener in 2014. Kevin is currently working for Urban Engineers in their construction services department as an Assistant Resident Engineer on Section D-20 of the I-95/Pennsylvania Turnpike Interchange Project overseeing all structural work associated with the construction contract. Mr. Brown currently serves as the ASCE Practitioner Advisor for both Widener and Temple University and he serves on the board of the ACE Mentor Program where he mentors high school students in the fields of architecture, construction and engineering.

Kevin is an active member of the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia where he chairs the Club's Student Engagement Committee, Committee on Younger Members, and the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Young Engineers Social Committee. He is also a member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).

Kevin enjoys bowling, laser tag, paint ball and hanging out with friends and family.

Second Past President
Chris Renfro, EIT

Chris graduated from Drexel University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in both Architectural Engineering and Civil Engineering. Currently, he works as an Engineering Supervisor for the City of Philadelphia in the Department of Streets’ Bridge Section, overseeing structural projects. At the City he has worked on projects such as South Street Bridge, 40th & 41st Street Bridges, Schuylkill River Boardwalk, various emergency repair jobs, as well as maintaining the City’s Bridge List. His responsibilities include asset/project management, structural design, load ratings, and occasional construction inspection, along with facilitating consultant contracts and issuing Special Hauling Permits. Chris also has served as ASCE Philadelphia YMF President in 2015, AEI Drexel Chapter President in 2008, judges the AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition each year, and is an Eagle Scout.

In his spare time he enjoys cycling, skiing, waterskiing, and attending Phillies/Flyers games.

Other Past Presidents

The YMF has a long, proud history of excellent leadership. The following have devoted their time and energy as Presidents of our great organization:

  • 2014-2015 - Drew Sirianni
  • 2013-2014 - Chris Gray
  • 2012-2013 - Kazi Hassan
  • 2011-2012 - Jeremy Chrzan
  • 2010-2011 - Mike Wagner
  • 2009-2010 - Cathy Farrell
  • 2008-2009 - Don Gusic
  • 2007-2008 - Joseph Platt
  • 2006-2007 - John Federico
  • 2005-2006 - Jeremy Colello
  • 2004-2005 - Alyson Lester
  • 2003-2004 - Michael McAtee
  • 2002-2003 - Kristen Bowman-Kavanaugh
  • 2001-2002 - Christopher Wright
  • 2000-2001 - Carol Martsolf
  • 1999-2000 - Christopher Menna
  • 1998-1999 - John Zarsky
  • 1997-1998 - Yael Heller-Jekogian
  • 1996-1997 - David Hanly
  • 1995-1996 - Allen Cadden

And prior to 1995, when the YMF wasn't quite as organized as today, there were a number of other people who focused their efforts to bring about the YMF as we know it today. Some of these people, who have our sincerest thanks, include:

  • Joanne Anovick
  • Ruben David
  • John Durrant
  • Tom Lauer
  • Ed Lutz
  • Sandra May
  • Drew Mihocko
  • Bill Thomsen
  • Bob Wright