Board Members

and Committee Structure

  • 2020-2021
  • 23

Executive Board

President
Dennis Wilson, PE

Dennis works for McCormick Taylor as an Associate Project Manager in Transportation Engineering and has more than 9 years of highway and traffic engineering experience. Based in McCormick Taylor’s Philadelphia headquarters, Dennis is a registered Professional Engineer in both Pennsylvania and Florida, leading design efforts on jobs in both the greater Philadelphia area and the southwest Florida area out of their Fort Myers office. His project experience has included intersection improvements, highway rehabilitations, and interchange reconstructions. Dennis also helps to manage the PennDOT District 6 HOP Review contract and the City of Philadelphia On-Call ADA contract. Dennis graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where he completed his senior design project in Ecuador, in 2012 with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a concentration in Structural Engineering.

In addition to his current role on the YMF Board, Dennis is a member of ASCE’s Committee on Younger Members, serving as the Eastern Geographic Member, and is a Director with the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia. In his spare time, Dennis enjoys traveling, cheering on the Philly sports teams (and Pitt Panthers - Hail to Pitt!), playing sports (ice hockey, golf, softball), and checking out new restaurants around the city with friends. Dennis lives in Folsom (Delco) with his fiancé, Bridget, and their two cats, Maci and Miles.

Vice President
Tim Abel, PE, ENV SP

Tim is a Senior Engineer of Structures Production at Amtrak. In this role, he supports the management of capital construction structures projects along the Northeast Corridor. Previous to Amtrak, Tim spent seven years as a Staff Engineer at Pennoni working on the design and plan review of transportation improvement projects in the greater Philadelphia region.

This is Tim’s sixth year on the Philadelphia YMF Board. He has previously served as Secretary, Treasurer, awards chair and the co-chair of the Civil Engineering Club at the Chester A. Arthur Middle School. At the Society level, Tim is also a member of the ASCE Committee on Sustainability.

Tim is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Delaware and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree with concentrations in Transportation and Sustainability from Villanova University.

In his free time, Tim volunteers with the Uplift Center for Grieving Children and the University of Delaware Men’s Crew Team Alumni Association. He enjoys drinking (black) coffee and frequenting Philadelphia institutions like John’s Water Ice and Angelo’s Pizza.

Secretary
Lindsay Chateauvert, EIT

Lindsay works for Amtrak in the Philadelphia Office as an Engineer of Structures. In her role, Lindsay assists in the management and oversight of the Amtrak Bridge Inspection and Bridge Maintenance Programs for over 4,000 structures. She performs the Annual Bridge Inspections for Amtrak’s six divisions including structures along the Northeast Corridor, the Empire Division, and the Central Division; creating and prioritizing the maintenance action items for each division. Lindsay also works closely with Amtrak’s Safety and Training Departments to create and uphold their Fall Protection Program and the associated training courses. Prior to her return to the railroad, Lindsay worked as an Associate Bridge Engineer in the Transportation Division of Pennoni Associates and as a Management Associate Engineer for the Bridge Production/Construction Department of Amtrak.

Lindsay graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2013 with her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She has served on the ASCE Philadelphia YMF Board for 3 years and has held the positions of Public Relations Chair and Civil Engineering Club Co-Chair.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring Philadelphia's unique beer scene, finding cold rivers and oceans to swim in, and crafting unsuccessful DIYs.

Treasurer
John Doyle, PE

John is a Multimodal Design Engineer at Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. He has been with TPD since May of 2016 after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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

The following are Appointed Officer Positions divided up into three committees: Communications, Events, and Outreach. Each of these three committees are chaired by an Executive Board Officer. Descriptions of the responsibilities and duties of these Appointed Officer Positions can be found here: YMF Board Appointed Officer Positions

Communications Committee
(Chaired by Secretary)

Awards Chair
Paige Glassman, EIT

Paige Glassman is a transportation planning specialist at Traffic Planning and Design, Inc located in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from the University of Delaware in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, and received her Master’s in Civil Engineering from Villanova University in 2018.

Outside of work she enjoys sitting on the beach, attempting crossword puzzles, and spending time with family and friends.

Information Technology (IT) Chair
Cory Bogas, EIT

In 2018, Cory graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He currently works for HNTB as a civil designer in their transportation engineering department. At HNTB, Cory works on a variety of projects, including highway safety improvement, low cost safety improvement, and a broad range of roadway projects. Cory holds a position on the Temple College of Engineering Alumni Association as a Director at Large. In his free time, Cory likes to golf, play tennis, and watch sports.

Public Relations (PR) Chair
Mohamed Asker

Mohamed graduated from Rutgers University-New Brunswick with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, with a concentration in Construction Management. He then moved to the Philadelphia suburbs to attend Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and graduated in 2021. This year, Mohamed will be joining Fox Rothschild LLP as an Associate in the Exton office. He plans to work in the Litigation group and hopes to specialize in real estate and construction law.

In his free time, Mohamed loves playing soccer, beach volleyball, and enjoys grilling.

Social Media Chair
Assunta Daprano

Ms. Daprano is an engineer in the rail group in AECOM’s Philadelphia office. Her background includes the review and facilitation of projects impacting railroad facilities and track inspection field work. She has experience in the review of design documents, shop drawings, and construction procedures, as well as site inspection for wide ranging projects including railroad structures, transit stations and utility relocations.

Assunta graduated from Drexel University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a concentration in Construction Management. She also holds a Graduate Certification in Railroad Engineering from the University of Delaware. Assunta is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, serving as the Social Media Chair of the Philadelphia YMF Section, a Director of the Philadelphia Section, and a Practitioner Advisor for the Drexel ASCE Chapter. Assunta is also a member of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS), serving as the Philadelphia Chapter’s Scholarship Chair.

In her spare time, Assunta enjoys collecting model trains, gardening, spending time with family, friends, and her cats, and baking. She is also an avid railroad enthusiast and hopes to one day learn how to operate a diesel locomotive. She has a TikTok (TheRailEngineer) that is under construction (no pun intended!), where she hopes to inspire students to choose railroad engineering as a career.

Events Committee
(Chaired by Treasurer)

Professional Development Chair
Darren Black, PE

Darren is currently working as a Traffic and Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineer at Jacobs Engineering. He graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Temple University in 2015. At Jacobs, Darren helps provide DOTs and Transportation Authorities innovative solutions in traffic and mobility management.

Outside of work, Darren spends his time learning, exploring and enjoying life with his friends and family.

Professional Development 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 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
Kirsten Brown, PE

Kirsten is an aviation engineer for Urban Engineers working on a variety of airports, from military bases to general aviation. She works on airside and landside projects both in design and construction. She has worked with several airports, including PHL, TTN, CGS, and NFAFB. She is passionate about aviation and the civil engineering industry as a whole. Previously she was a bridge engineer for Walsh Construction on the P3 Rapid Bridge Replacement project. She has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Drexel University class of 2015.

Kirsten has previously held the position of Technical Events Chair, Society Liaison, Diversity and Inclusion Chair, and Professional Development chair for ASCE YMF. She is also on the professional development committee for WTS, on the AAAE NEC Conference Planning committee and is co-president of UYMF (Urban Engineer's younger member forum). In her personal time she enjoys handstands, acro-yoga, dancing, yoga, finding new fitness gyms, and eating all the best food in the city.

Social Events Chair
Kevin Walsh

Kevin Walsh is a highway engineer at HNTB in the Philadelphia Transportation group. His design specialties include roadways, utilities, green stormwater infrastructure, bicycle and ADA accessible facilities, permitting, and plan preparation and review for DOT and municipalities. Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Temple University in 2014.

Kevin is in his sixth year on the ASCE Philadelphia YMF Board currently serving as the Social Events Co-chair. Kevin has previously served as the Student Transition Chair, Civil Engineering (CivE) Club Chair (two years), Technical Events Chair, and Professional Development Chair.

Kevin received the ASCE Philadelphia Section Community Outreach and Service Award in 2017 for his work with the Civil Engineering Club at Chester A. Arthur Middle School.

Kevin also serves on the Temple University College of Engineering Alumni Association Board. He frequently speaks with newly admitted college students and helps organize young alumni and student events for Temple.

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

Technical Events Chair
HuYoung Kim

HuYoung graduated from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park with a B.S. 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 the 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 Manager at Timothy Haahs and Associates, Inc. where he performs design calculations for precast, cast-in-place and steel structures. He also prepares specifications and construction documents for parking structures, mixed-use buildings and their foundations. HuYoung also performs construction administration services related to shop drawing reviews 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.

Technical Events Chair
Sean McCreesh, PE, ENV SP

Sean works as a Project Engineer at Pennoni in Philadelphia, PA. He has over eight years of experience with design, analysis, rehabilitation and inspection of bridges and other transportation related structures. Sean graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2013 and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Villanova University in 2017. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in PA, a PennDOT Certified Bridge Safety Inspector and a certified Envision Sustainability Professional.

In his free time, Sean enjoys running, golfing, skiing, playing tennis, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Community Service Chair
Caroline Voigtsberger, EIT

Caroline earned her B.S. 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.

Community Service Chair
Marty Williams, PE

Marty graduated from Drexel University in 2012 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He is a project engineer at KMJ Consulting, Inc., working primarily on traffic signal design, maintenance and protection of traffic plans, traffic studies, and ADA curb ramps. Marty became a licensed professional engineer in the state of Pennsylvania in 2016. In addition to ASCE, Marty is active in the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Mid-Atlantic Section, and helped to plan the 2017 and 2019 MASITE Annual Conferences.

In his personal time, Marty is an avid rock climber, always looking to travel and climb in new places. On the weekends he can often be found climbing at the Birdsboro Quarry. He also enjoys backpacking with his dog, Xena.

Outreach Committee
(Chaired by Vice President)

Civil Engineering (CivE) Club Chair
Nooraldean Dabdoub

Noor is a Field Verification Manager at Lennar’s Hamilton, NJ Office. He works with the field personnel to adjust takeoff increase/decrease accordingly to make operation run smoothly in the NJ division.

Noor graduated from Drexel University in June 2017 with Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and concentration in Construction Management. Noor was an active member in Project Management Institute (PMI) during his time at Drexel, serving as Chapter Ambassador.

Outside of work he enjoys walking on the boardwalk, and spending time with family and friends

Civil Engineering (CivE) Club Chair
Sabrina Mamo

Sabrina works with Carroll Engineering Corporation in Warrington, PA, as a transportation and traffic engineer. She has served seven years' experience for Pennsylvania tri-state area and Florida. Sabrina has designed roadways, highways, signals, signs, detours, ITS and traffic analysis. Her day to day consists of using Microstation, AutoCAD, Synchro, SimTraffic and other various softwares.

Recently, she has been featured on Carroll Engineering's website video and LinkedIn account. On behalf of her work at CEC, she will be accepting the TMD Professional under 40 award.

This is Sabrina’s first year serving on the YMF board as the CivE Co-Chair and second year as the JEDI task leader. On behalf of her alma mater, University of South Florida, she has passed a diversity and inclusion training to bring more experience to the JEDI committee. With her new board role, Sabrina will be teaching at Philadelphia's inner city middle school for the civil engineering club.

In her free time, Sabrina enjoys kayaking, traveling and painting. She tutors in high school mathematics and volunteers with several engineering organizations. This year, she also serves on MASITE's sponsorship board and newsletter board.

College Contact Chair
Tyler Farley, EIT

Tyler graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2017, earning a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree with a concentration in Transportation. He currently works for Traffic Planning & Design, Inc. in the Access Design Services Department as a Highway Design Specialist. Tyler focuses on the design of Highway Occupancy Permit (HOP) related projects throughout the City of Philadelphia, PennDOT District 6-0, and Delaware. Prior to working full-time at Traffic Planning & Design, he has worked two summers with PennDOT District 4-0 as a construction inspector and a summer with TPD as a highway design specialist intern.

Outside of the office, Tyler enjoys watching and playing various types of sports, spending time with his family & friends, traveling, swimming and water polo, and going to concerts.

College Contact Chair
Kayla Nelson

Kayla graduated in 2019 from Widener University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she held positions in Widener’s student chapters of Society of Women Engineers (SWE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and ASCE. In 2017, Kayla served one-term as the Social Media Representative for Widener ASCE. A Baltimore native, Kayla chose to move to Philadelphia to begin her full-time career in civil engineering. She currently works as a staff professional in Schnabel Engineering’s Chadds Ford office. Kayla assists in geostructural and geotechnical projects internationally, splitting her time between the office and the field. This is Kayla’s first year on the YMF Board.

In her spare time, Kayla enjoys hiking, painting, spending time with friends/family, and playing guitar to her rabbit.

K-12 Outreach Chair
Ben Deatrich, PE

Ben is a Senior Hydraulics Engineer for HDR in the Plymouth Meeting office. He leads a team designing stormwater management, drainage, and erosion and sediment control systems for major transportation projects. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering at Temple University in 2012 and 2018, respectively. He is on a mission to introduce people-oriented methodologies of Agile Project Management to the civil engineering design industry.

On the weekends, Ben can be found camping, snowboarding, brewing beer, or geocaching with his wife and two sons. He is also a proud Toastmaster and serves as an officer for his local club.

K-12 Outreach Chair
Christian Antisell, EIT, ENV SP

Chris works for Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. as a Highway Design Specialist in their West Chester, PA office. He assists his project managers with a variety of projects for the PennDOT, PA Turnpike Commission, and other private clients. Prior to TPD, Chris graduated with his BS in Civil Engineering from Widener University in 2019, where he served as President for the ASCE student chapter, and completed co-ops/internships for Pennoni, TPD, and Suburban Consulting Engineers (NJ). Chris currently serves as a practitioner advisor for the Widener student chapter. His favorite memory from college was beating Temple and UDel in the ASCE Region 2 Geo-Competition.

In his free time, Chris enjoys playing soccer, guitar, snowboarding, golfing, fishing, and lifting weights. Chris also enjoys home renovation projects, investing, playing chess, and is father to two tabby-shorthair kittens. He is currently the head coach of the Widener Men’s Club Soccer team.

Student Member Transition Chair
Christopher Medora, EIT

CJ is an Associate Traffic Engineer at WSP. CJ started his career as a highway designer with Gannett Fleming.

CJ earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and minors in Mathematics and Theology from Villanova University in 2018. He was active in both the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) during his time at Villanova, serving as President for both clubs. He is a licensed Engineer-In-Training and Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) and holds his LEED Green Associate certification.

In his free time, CJ enjoys hanging out with friends and family, trying new places to eat and drink, and traveling to new destinations.

Mentors

Past President
Katrina Lawrence, PE, AICP

Katrina works for Pennoni Associates as a Project Engineer in their Philadelphia Transportation Division and is the Assistant Project Manager for the I-95 CAP project. Prior to Pennoni, Katrina has worked for McCormick Taylor as an Associate Project Manager, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) as a Consultant Project Manager for PennDOT District 6, and the Georgia Department of Transportation as an Urban Planning Engineer. Katrina received her bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010 and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Delaware as well as a Certified Planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners. She has been on the ASCE Philadelphia YMF Board for 6 years and has held the following positions: K-12 Outreach Chair; Awards Chair; Treasurer; and most recently, Vice President. In her spare time, Katrina enjoys cycling, traveling, and attending sporting events (Go Yankees!) with her family and friends.

Second Past President
Jesse Gormley, PE, ENV SP

Jesse works as a structural engineer for Pennoni in their Philadelphia headquarters, focused on design, rehab/retrofit, and analysis of bridges. Some of his recent bridge replacement projects include Lock Street over the Manayunk Canal, SEPTA's Crum Creek Viaduct, and 20th Street over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, as well as numerous repair projects on the Tacony-Palmyra and Burlington-Bristol Bridges over the Delaware River and the rehabilitation of the Blueball Avenue over I-95. He is an advocate for resilient design and sustainable procurement practices, as well as advancing technologies in professional practice.

Jesse received his BS in Architectural Engineering and MS in Civil (Structural) Engineering 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. He also serves on a variety of ASCE committees at the national-level, including the Program and Finance Committee and Leader Training Committee, as well as past roles on the Committee on Younger Members and Future World Vision project team.

In his free time, Jesse is an avid ultimate (frisbee) player and runner. He resides in Havertown, PA, with his beautiful wife, Christina, and daughter, Sadie. He does not like cheese.

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:

  • 2020-2021 - Katrina Lawrence
  • 2019-2020 - Jesse Gormley
  • 2018-2019 - Eammon Farley
  • 2017-2018 - Nha Truong
  • 2016-2017 - Kevin Brown
  • 2015-2016 - Chris Renfro
  • 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