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2019-20 Executive Board of Directors


Lisa Karwoski, PE

Mott MacDonald

Vice President, Programs & Professional Development

Jenelle Saunders

Berg & Associates

Vice President, Membership & Communications

Lisa Levy Buch

Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority

Vice President, Recognition & Student Outreach

Heather Anderson, PE



Mahsa Pan, PE, CCM, LEED GA

Port of Los Angeles 


Christi Fu, PE, CCM


Immediate Past President

Kathy Simons


2019-20 Committee Chairs

Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner Co-Chair

Brindusa Dumitrascu

Mott MacDonald

Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner Co-Chair

Jenny Jing


Awards/Recognitions Chair

Elisabeth Rosenson

Arellano Associates

College Outreach Chair

Darlene Gonzalez

Mott MacDonald

Communications Co-Chair - E-news/Website

Eileen Ryder


Communications Co-Chair - Social Media

Raffi Garboushian


Corporate Relations Chair

Emily Fruend



Kyra Tao


Legislative Chair

Andree Blais

Nossaman LLP

Membership/Volunteers Chair

Tina Backstrom

Los Angeles World Airports

Mentorship/Professional Development Co-Chair

Lynn Feng


Mentorship/Professional Development Co-Chair

Rachel Om

Fehr & Peers

Programs Co-Chair

Estee Sepulveda

Southern California
Association of Governments

Programs Co-Chair

Andie Tempelis


Scholarship Chair

Hannah Brunelle

Southern California
Association of Governments

Small Business/TBAC/Diversity Recognitions Chair

Trisha Murakawa

Murakawa Communications 

Transportation YOU Co-Chair

Sharlane Bailey

Foothill Transit

Transportation YOU Co-Chair

Barbara Marquez

Caltrans District 7

Directors at Large

Dina Aryan-Zahlan, PE, PMP

Port of Los Angeles

Michelle Boehm

City of Los Angeles

Cynthia Guidry, PE

Long Beach Airport

Gary Lee Moore, PE

City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering

Professor James E. Moore II

University of Southern California

Mark Pestrella, PE

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

Seleta Reynolds

Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Eric Shen, PE, PTP

Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

Dr. Allison Yoh

Port of Long Beach

Yvette Zoe-Robles Rapose

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 


WTS International Pacific West Regional Council Representative 

Pacific West Regional Council Chair/WTS Los Angeles Chapter Representatve

Noopur Jain, PE, SE           California High-Speed Rail Authority           

Special Advisors to the President

Lynda Bybee, LSA

Sheila Given, PGH Wong Engineering, Inc. 

Amanda Heinke, Kite Gilead

Elizabeth Ramirez, Athens Services

Nancy Smith, JD, Nossaman LLP



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