Board Members

and Committee Structure

  • 2016-2017
  • 24

Executive Committee

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.

Vice President
Nha Truong

Nha currently works at Philadelphia Water where he serves as an Environmental Engineer for the Flood Risk Management Program. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering at Villanova University in 2010 and continued his education as a graduate research assistant at Villanova, completing a M.S. in Civil Engineering with a focus in Water Resources Engineering in 2012, and writing his Master's thesis under Dr. Robert Traver as part of the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership program. Starting in the Fall of 2015, Nha will be pursing his MBA degree part time in the evening at the Villanova School of Business with an expected graduation date of Fall 2017.

In addition to being the current Treasurer for the ASCE Philly YMF, Nha also serves as the Membership Secretary for the ASCE Philadelphia Section and the Social Chair for the American Water Resources Association (AWRA).

In his spare time, Nha enjoys being involved with various competitive soccer leagues and outdoor activities during warm weather.

Secretary
Meredith Lis, EIT

Meredith works at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission on various trail projects in the region, coordinating between design consultants and PennDOT for projects receiving federal funding. Before DVRPC, Meredith was a highway engineer at Pennoni. Meredith graduated from MIT in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. At MIT, she was a member of the ASCE student chapter, MIT's Steel Bridge team, and the lightweight crew team.

In her spare time Meredith enjoys biking, running, hiking, and all sorts of water sports.

Treasurer
Eammon Farley, EIT

Eammon is a Traffic Designer/Planner with McCormick Taylor, Inc. He has been with McCormick Taylor since March of 2012. As a member of the McCormick Taylor Traffic Group, Eammon has been involved in a number of projects ranging from the review of traffic impact studies and traffic signal designs to the preparation of design plans. Eammon's design expertise ranges from the preparation of traffic control plans, signing and pavement marking plans, and traffic signal design plans.

Previously, Eammon was a HOP/Signal Engineer with Traffic Planning & Design, Inc. in their Pottstown office; he was with TPD for three years. Before joining TPD full-time, he gained experience interning at PennDOT District 4-0 and A&E Construction, Inc. Eammon has worked on a variety of projects that require Highway Occupancy Permits to be obtained from PennDOT. He also does signal work ranging from new signals to the retiming of existing traffic signal systems.

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

Communications Committee
(Chaired by Secretary)

Awards Chair
Lauren Davenport, EIT, LEED AP

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!

Information Technology (IT) Chair
Jesse Gormley, PE

Jesse has worked as a bridge engineer for Pennoni for seven years in their Philadelphia headquarters, where he performs design, inspection, retrofit, and monitoring of bridges. He attended Drexel University where he graduated in 2010 with his BS in Architectural Engineering and his MS in Civil (Structural) Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in PA and NJ.

In his free time, Jesse is an avid ultimate player and runner, and is currently an assistant coach for Drexel University's club men's ultimate team. He also enjoys playing soccer, guitar, watching movies, and cheering on the [sometimes] awesome Philly sports teams.

Public Relations (PR) Chair
Nicole Eno, PE

Niki currently works as a bridge engineer at FIGG Bridge Engineers in Exton, PA. She has worked there since June 2013. Prior to starting at FIGG, Niki began working as a structural engineer at Ammann & Whitney in Philadelphia, PA in 2007. Niki received a B.S and M.S. in Civil Engineering with a focus in structures from the University of Delaware in 2005 and 2007, respectively. During undergrad, Niki was an active member of ASCE student chapter at UD.

Niki’s work at Ammann & Whitney had mainly consisted of rehab/design of PennDOT highway bridges in Pennsylvania.

Currently Niki is specializing in the field of Concrete Segmental Bridge Design at FIGG, but has also recently worked on the design of the SEPTA Crum Creek Viaduct replacement steel plate girder bridge.

Outside of work Niki enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her daughter Lyla keeps her very busy. She also enjoys working on their house in North Wilmington Delaware, skiing, yoga and going to the shore.

Social Media 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.

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
Joseph Natale, MCE, PE

Joe received his Bachelors and Masters of Civil Engineering at the University of Delaware, and is a registered Professional Engineer. He currently works as a structural engineer at Parsons Brinckerhoff, in their Philadelphia office. Prior to joining the private sector, Joe spent five years at the Delaware Department of Transportation in their Bridge Design section. His primary areas of expertise are steel and concrete design, engineering software, and geometric roadway design. Joe also has experience with project quantities and cost estimates, hydraulic modeling and design, and utility coordination.

In his spare time, Joe is a photographer and computer tinkerer. He also enjoys running, concerts, and football, though primarily he only cares about the Eagles.

Social Events Chair
Dennis Wilson

Dennis graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil 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 in their Philadelphia headquarters as a highway designer, and is currently pursuing his Professional Engineer’s license. 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.

Technical Events Chair
Jeremy Pampuch, PE

Jeremy is currently a structural bridge engineer, and certified bridge safety inspector with RK&K in their King of Prussia office. Since joining the bridge design group, he has been involved with multiple PENNDOT & PTC projects that include Replacement of SR 22 over the Lehigh River & Canal ($72 million), Relocation of SR 441($12 million), and multiple Design Build projects($500 million+). He has conducted construction support services, rehabilitation and final design services of multiple steel and prestressed concrete superstructure bridges throughout the NJ, NY, DE, NC, & PA areas. His bridge inspection experience totals more than 2+ years.

Prior to working with RK&K, Jeremy was a co-op & full-time Junior Engineer with Gannet Fleming's, Mt. Laurel, NJ office. There he gained bridge & structural design experience with his involvement with multiple NJTA, GSP, NJDOT, & NJ Transit new and rehabilitation design projects, that included on-site inspections. He later moved to NY to increase his design and field inspection & construction experience with NYDOT, NYCDOT, & LADOTD.

Jeremy graduated from Widener University in 2009 with a BSCE, with additional graduate courses providing a concentration in structural & bridge engineering. During his time at Widener, he was an active member of the ASCE student chapter and was VP his final year.

In his spare time, Jeremy can be found riding his bike, hiking, and skeet shooting, and he enjoys attending live concerts.

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 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 along with projects for the City of Philadelphia and the PA Turnpike Commission. Some of his past projects include SR 441 Relocation Project in the Borough of Columbia and the SR 34 and Sunnyside Intersection Improvement project in District 8.

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

Society Liaison 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.

Outreach Committee
(Chaired by Vice President)

Civil Engineering (CivE) Club 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.

Civil Engineering (CivE) Club Chair
Tim Abel, EIT

Tim graduated from the University of Delaware in 2015 with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree. At Delaware, he was a member of the ASCE’s student chapter and the men’s crew team, where he served as both equipment chair as well as Vice President. Tim currently works as a highway engineer in the Transportation Division of Pennoni in Philadelphia. He is working toward his Professional Engineer’s license as an Engineer-in-Training, and will begin working toward a Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree this fall at Villanova University.

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.

College Contact Chair
Paige Glassman, EIT

Paige graduated from University of Delaware in 2013 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. In college, she was a member of the engineering and technical science sorority and conducted research combining dance and drama into STEM education. Paige works as a traffic engineer at Pennoni Associates Inc. in Philadelphia.

In her spare time, Paige enjoys going down the shore, spending time with family and friends, and watching Philadelphia sports teams.

College Contact Chair
Belinda Lester

Belinda graduated from Drexel University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, minor in Engineering Management, and minor in Sustainability. She works as a site/civil engineer at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services in their Philadelphia office.

In her spare time, Belinda enjoys going out with friends, traveling, going down the shore, or binge watching tv shows on netflix. Her hobbies include reading novels, playing classical piano, and horseback riding.

Community Service Chair
Kristin Leese, PE

Kristin attended Villanova University where she earned both Bachelor (2006) and Master (2008) of Science in Civil Engineering degrees. Kristin became a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania in 2013. Kristin currently works as the Senior Engineer 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.

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
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.

Charlie is currently a Graduate Bridge Engineer at Pennoni Associates in their Newark, DE, Transportation Department. He has focused on DelDOT bridge inspection, United States Army Corps of Engineers bridge inspection reports and the 2016 DelDOT Impact-Echo Testing Deck Evaluation project. In addition, he supports design tasks with his Newark bridge team.

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.

K-12 Outreach Chair
Katrina Lawrence

Katrina graduated from Georgia Tech in 2010 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Currently, she works for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC). There she serves as a Project Manager for PennDOT's local and non-traditional projects. Prior to joining DVRPC, Katrina worked for the Georgia Department of Transportation in Atlanta, GA.

Outside of the office Katrina likes to travel, bike, and attend sporting events (preferably the Yankees) with her family and friends.

Mentors

Past President
Chris Renfro, EIT

Chris graduated from Drexel University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in both Architectural and Civil Engineering. Currently, he is a structural engineer for the City of Philadelphia in the Department of Streets, working towards his Professional Engineer's license as an Engineer in Training. At the City he has been engaged with the design and construction of projects such as South Street Bridge, 40th & 41st Street Bridges, ARRA funded TIGER Bridges & Trails, and multiple varying emergency repair jobs. His responsibilities include structural design, construction inspection, project/asset management, as well as facilitating the Department's transportation- related consultant professional services contract program and issuing hauling permits for oversized/overweight trucks and Super Loads. In addition to serving as President in 2008 for the local student chapter of the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI), he is heavily involved in judging the AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition each year at the Mid-Atlantic Regionals.

In his spare time, as an Eagle Scout, he enjoys any outdoor activity including cycling, snowboarding, skiing, waterskiing, playing soccer, tennis, bass guitar, and attending Phillies/Flyers games...and the occasional vertical flight.

Second Past President
Drew Sirianni, PE, PTOE

Drew graduated from Drexel University in 2006 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. After graduation he worked in the highway design group at McMahon Associates, and in 2014 he started as a staff engineer with Pennoni Associates in Philadelphia. Drew's professional experience is in general roadway design, often specializing in the area of highway occupancy/access design for private and public clients, in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Drew has also been heavily involved throughout his career in the area of ADA-accessible design as it pertains to streets and sidewalks.

In his spare time, Drew enjoys activities such as: running, fishing, Phillies games, and going "down the shore".

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:

  • 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