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WTS-DC Board

The Executive Board is composed of four officers elected annual by its membership, in addition to the Immediate Past President. Currently serving are:


Adrienne Ameel
Kimley-Horn of DC, LLC
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Neela Babu
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Rachel Roberts
British Embassy


Christine Sherman
Arlington County
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Avital Barnea

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The Executive Board is supported by several Committee Chairs and Deputy Chairs who are also voting members of the Board. Each committee is additionally supported by volunteer members. 

Communications, Newsletter and Social Media Committee
Chair: Jennifer Heilman, Stratacomm
Deputy Chair: Leslie Thomas, ATCS

Corporate Relations and Program Sponsorship Committee
Chair: Cherie Gibson, HNTB
Deputy Chair: Sarah Knox, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Diversity Committee
Chair: Sahar Nabaee, STV Incorporated
Deputy Co-Chair: Mei Fang, NSpiregreen

Holiday Party Committee
Chair: Audra Bandy, Fairfax County Department of Transportation 
Deputy Chair: Danielle Berman, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Legislative Committee
Chair: Mariah Morales, Amtrak
Deputy Chair: Jennifer Covino, Simon and Company 

Membership Committee
Chair: Bailey Lozner, Kittelson & Associates 
Deputy Chair: Lezlie Rupert, DC Department of Transportation 

Mentoring Committee
Chair: Jackie Lavalleye, HDR Inc.  
Deputy Co-Chair: Roxanne Feige, Atkins Global

Professional Development Committee
Chair: Cerasela Cristei, T3 Design
Deputy Chair: Khatereh Vaghefi, WSP

Program Logistics Committee
Chair: Katie Masetti, Sabra Wang
Deputy Chair: Alanna McKeeman, Four Square

Recognitions Committee
Chair: Katie Kraft, Thompson Coburn LLP
Deputy Chair: Haley Peckett, DC Department of Transportation 

Scholarship and Fundraising Committee
Chair: Maheen Aziz, U.S. DOT
Deputy Co-Chair: Nancy Connor, HDR, Inc.

Transportation YOU Committee
Chair: Jasmy Methipara, U.S. DOT
Deputy Chair: Margaret Akofio-Sowah, WSP

Margaret Ballard, Retired - HDR, Inc.
Cathy Connor, WSP
Anne Stubbs, Retired - Coalition of Northeastern Governors

WTS-DC Board Meetings

Current and prospective members are welcome to join Board meetings held monthly on Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m.
Our 2019 meeting dates:
  • February 4, 2019
  • March 4, 2019
  • April 8, 2019
  • May 6, 2019
  • June 3, 2019
  • July 8, 2019
  • August 5, 2019
  • September 9, 2019
  • October 7, 2019
  • November 4, 2019
  • December 2, 2019
To participate via phone, please see the dial-in details below:
Conference Line: (540) 317-4750
Participant Code: 2700127
If you are interested in attending a Board meeting in person, please contact WTS-DC Vice President, Neela Babu.
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