Board Members

and Committee Structure

  • 2019-2020
  • 23

Executive Board

President
Jesse Gormley, PE, ENV SP

Jesse works as a structural engineer for Pennoni in the Philadelphia headquarters, where he primarily performs design, rehab/retrofit, and analysis of bridges. He is very thankful for the opportunity to work on some excellent local bridge replacement projects, including the 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 Committee on Younger Members (CYM), for which he currently serves as Chair and Eastern Geographic Member, representing younger members in Regions 1, 2, 4, and 5 and facilitating the annual planning for the Eastern Regional Younger Member Council.

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.

Vice President
Katrina Lawrence, PE

Katrina works for McCormick Taylor (MT) as a Transportation Specialist and is involved in various projects for PennDOT and NJDOT. Katrina is the Consultant Project Manager for NJDOT’s Local Aid Resource Center, she is a PennDOT District 5 Project Manager, and also leads bicycle and pedestrian projects for MT across the region. Prior to McCormick Taylor, Katrina worked for 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 DE. She has been on the ASCE Philadelphia YMF Board for 5 years and has held the following positions: K-12 Outreach Chair; Awards Chair; and most recently, Treasurer.

In her spare time, Katrina enjoys cycling, traveling, and attending sporting events (Go Yankees!) with her family and friends.

Secretary
Dennis Wilson, PE

After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dennis has spent the last seven years as a transportation engineer for McCormick Taylor. Based in McCormick Taylor’s Philadelphia headquarters, Dennis is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania and Florida. His project experience has included intersection improvements, highway rehabilitations, and interchange reconstructions. He has also worked on stormwater management tasks; ADA ramp designs, reviews, and inspections; and right-of-way planning. Additionally, he has extensive experience preparing final designs, cost estimates, and plan, specification, and estimate (PS&E) submissions for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Dennis graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering. During his time at Pitt, Dennis played on the club ice hockey team, and completed his senior design project in the rain forest of Ecuador.

In addition to his current role on the YMF Board, Dennis also plays an active role with the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia, serving as the Club's Secretary, as well as a member of its Committee on Younger Members. In his spare time, Dennis enjoys traveling, playing sports (ice hockey, golf, softball), and checking out new bars and restaurants around the city with friends.

Treasurer
Tim Abel, EIT, ENV SP

Tim works for Pennoni in Philadelphia. As a highway engineer, Tim is involved in various general roadway design tasks, traffic control planning, highway safety assessments, construction consultation, ADA-accessible facility design, and the design and review of highway access improvement projects. He has worked for Pennoni for four years.

This is Tim’s fourth year on the Philadelphia YMF Board. He has previously served as the awards chair and the co-chair of the Civil Engineering Club at the Chester A. Arthur Middle School. Nationally, Tim is a member of ASCE’s Committee on Sustainability, a corresponding member of ASCE’s Task Committee on Student Competitions, and a member of ASCE’s International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure Local Organizing Committee.

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 both a Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree and a Sustainable Engineering Certificate from Villanova University.

Beyond the profession, Tim is an active volunteer with the Philadelphia Friends of V Foundation for Cancer Research, the Uplift Center for Grieving Children, and the University of Delaware Men’s Crew Team Alumni Association. In his spare time, Tim enjoys traveling, running, drinking (black) coffee, reading, and rooting for the Philadelphia sports teams.

Communications Committee
(Chaired by Secretary)

Awards Chair
John Doyle, EIT

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.

Information Technology (IT) Chair
Jacob Nichols, EIT

Jacob works for Pennoni Associates in their Philadelphia headquarters. He specializes in traffic engineering primarily working on traffic studies, traffic signal design, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and maintenance and protection of traffic projects. He obtained a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Temple University in 2016.

Jacob also serves on the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia Committee on Younger Members.

In his free time, Jacob enjoys fishing, golfing, playing music, and hanging out with friends and family.

Public Relations (PR) Chair
Assunta Daprano

Assunta graduated from Drexel University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a concentration in Construction Management. Prior to Drexel, Assunta spent two years in the engineering program at the Community College of Philadelphia. She is currently a transportation engineer at AECOM Philadelphia, specializing in General Engineering Consulting (GEC) contracts with CSX Transportation and Utility Validation contracts with Amtrak. Outside of engineering, Assunta is the Great Place to Work (GP2W) lead for AECOM’s Northeast Region and oversees employee engagement and communication initiatives for over 25 offices.

Assunta is also an active member of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS), serving as the Philadelphia Chapter’s Diversity and Inclusion Chair and owns a small home-goods business called Corked. In her spare time, Assunta enjoys collecting model trains, spending time with family, friends and her cat, and baking. She is also an avid railroad enthusiast and hopes to one day learn how to operate a diesel locomotive.

Social Media Chair
Cricket Slattery, EIT

Cricket graduated in 2016 from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. In 2017, she earned a Masters of Science in Engineering Management also from Johns Hopkins University. Currently, she works as a Junior Structural Engineer in the Telecommunication Division of Advantage Engineers. She also volunteers as the Assistant Secretary for the ASCE Philadelphia Section Board and leads the Philadelphia PR effort for the 2018 PA Infrastructure Report Card release.

New to Philadelphia, she has enjoyed getting to know the city through ASCE and visiting the local dog parks with her Great Dane, Wendy.

Society Liaison Chair
Kirsten Brown

Kirsten is currently an aviation designer for Urban Engineers working on a variety of projects in the northeast region. She works on airside and landside projects both in design and construction. She has worked with several airports, including PHL, TTN, CGS, and NFAFB. Previously she was a bridge engineer for Walsh Construction on the P3 Rapid Bridge Replacement project. She has a BS in Civil Engineering and a BS in Architectural Engineering from Drexel University class of 2015.

Kirsten is also on the WTS board as the Symposium task leader and is co-president of UYMF (Urban Engineer's younger member forum). In her personal time she enjoys traveling as much as possible, dancing, yoga, finding new fitness gyms, and eating all the best food in the city.

Events Committee
(Chaired by Treasurer)

Professional Development Chair
Nick Kirn

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.

Social Events Chair
Caroline Voigtsberger, EIT

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.

Social Events Chair
Joseph Natale, MCE, PE

Joe is a Senior Project Implementation Engineer at DVRPC, and has 10 years of experience as a civil engineer in the Pennsylvania and Delaware transportation industries. Joe received his Bachelors and Masters of Civil Engineering at the University of Delaware. Prior to joining DVRPC, Joe spent five years at WSP in Philadelphia in their structures group, and five years at the Delaware Department of Transportation in their Bridge Design section.

In his spare time, Joe is a photographer, woodworker, gamer, and hiker. He also enjoys running, concerts, and football. Joe also serves as the Section's Webmaster, Assistant Treasurer, and Director ('16-'18), and is the Community Service Chair for the YMF Board, and Co-Chair of the MRLC/ERYMC 2020 Conference.

Technical Events 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.

Technical Events Chair
Marty Williams, PE

Marty graduated from Drexel University in 2012 with a BS 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.

Community Service 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.

Community Service Chair
Darren Black, EIT

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.

Outreach Committee
(Chaired by Vice President)

Civil Engineering (CivE) Club Chair
Lindsay Chateauvert, EIT

Lindsay graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2013 with her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She is currently an Engineer of Structures at Amtrak with a focus on bridge inspection, design, and management. 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.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, exploring Philadelphia's unique beer scene, and crafting unsuccessful Pinterest DIYs.

Civil Engineering (CivE) Club Chair
Sean McCreesh, PE, ENV SP

Sean works as an Associate Bridge Engineer at Pennoni in the Philadelphia office. He has five years of experience designing and inspecting bridges and other transportation related structures. Prior to joining Pennoni, Sean worked as a structural engineer for WSP. 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, exercising, golfing, skiing, traveling, watching Philly sports, playing the guitar and spending time with friends and family.

College Contact Chair
Paige Glassman, EIT

Paige Glassman is a transportation planning specialist at Traffic Planning & Design located in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from the University of Delaware in 2013 with a degree in Civil Engineering, and received her Master’s in Civil Engineering from Villanova University in 2018. Prior to working at TPD, Paige worked as a traffic engineer at Pennoni. Paige is entering her fifth year on the YMF board, previously serving as College Contacts chair from 2014-2017, and currently serving as the Society Liaison chair, as well as the head of YMF’s table at the GETT (Girl’s Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology) Expo.

In her spare time, she enjoys completing jigsaw puzzles, writing haikus, going down the shore and spending time with family and friends.

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 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.

K-12 Outreach Chair
Christopher Medora, EIT

CJ is a highway designer in Gannett Fleming’s Valley Forge office. He assists in projects both big and small to improve safety and the quality of life for people all throughout Pennsylvania.

CJ graduated from Villanova University in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and minors in Mathematics and Theology. CJ was active in 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 watching and attending various sporting events.

K-12 Outreach Chair
Danielle Schroeder, EIT

Dani graduated in 2017 from Drexel University and received her B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering through their accelerated degree program. She currently works as an Associate Bridge Engineer at Pennoni’s headquarters in their Transportation Division. Dani has worked at Pennoni since September 2014, first as a Drexel co-op, then part-time, before starting full-time in July 2017. She is a PennDOT-certified Bridge Safety Inspector and a licensed Engineer in Training. Dani has worked on a variety of bridge reconstruction and rehabilitation projects, including the I-95 Central Access Philadelphia (CAP) project and the recently constructed retrofit of the Burlington-Bristol Bridge.

Dani is an advocate for STEM outreach, especially to inspire more women to pursue an engineering degree. Outside of ASCE, she currently serves as a Senator for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The SWE Senate is responsible for chartering the strategic direction of SWE by being the voice of the Society and membership. She is also a board member of the local Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) chapter.
In her spare time, Dani enjoys long walks down the aisles of Target, watching the Philadelphia Eagles with family and friends, and exploring all that Philly has to offer, especially food.

Student Member Transition 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.

Mentors

Past 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.

Second Past 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.

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:

  • 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