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


Avital Barnea

U.S. Department of Transportation
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Adrienne Ameel
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
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Bailey Lozner
Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
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Jennifer Heilman
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Melany Alliston-Brick
Toole Design Group

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. 

40th Anniversary/Holiday Party Committee
Chair: Suzie Zimmerman, UPS
Deputy Chair: Sarah Hardingham, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Communications, Newsletter and Social Media Committee
Chair: Christine Sherman, Arlington County
Deputy Chair: Veronica Son, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Corporate Relations and Program Sponsorship Committee
Chair: Shelley Johnson, Sharp & Company
Deputy Chair: Cherie Gibson, HNTB

Diversity Committee
Chair: Sahar Nabaee, RK&K
Deputy Chair: LaCentra Williams, Network Rail Consulting

Legislative Committee
Chair: Mariah Morales, Amtrak
Deputy Chair: Caron Whitaker, CLW Consulting, LLC

Membership Committee
Chair: Marseta Dill, Federal Aviation Administration
Deputy Chair: Danielle McCray, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Mentoring Committee
Chair: Meredith Howell, U.S. DOT 
Deputy Chair: Sarah Henly-Thomas, HDR, Inc.

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

Program Logistics Committee
Chair: Neela Babu, WSP
Deputy Chair: Brittney Gick, National Academies of Sciences

Recognitions Committee
Chair: Katie Kraft, Thompson Coburn LLP
Deputy Chair: Haley Peckett, D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT)

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

Transportation YOU Committee
Chair: Jasmy Methipara, Federal Highway Administration
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 2017 meeting dates:
  • February 6, 2017
  • March 6, 2017
  • April 3, 2017
  • May 1, 2017
  • June 5, 2017
  • July 10, 2017
  • August 7, 2017
  • September 11, 2017
  • October 2, 2017
  • November 6, 2017
  • December 4, 2017
To participate via phone, please see the dial-in details below:
Conference Line: (712) 775-7031
Participant Code: 306-651-451#
If you are interested in attending a Board meeting in person, please contact WTS-DC Vice President, Adrienne Ameel, at Adrienne.Ameel[at]
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