Committee Chairs

The WTS Puget Sound Chapter includes numerous committees that advance our mission.

Committee members for the 2023 – 2024 term are listed below, with chairs identified in bold.

Awards Committee

Mariel Kirschen, HNTB
Sayuri Koyamatsu, WSDOT
Amy Danberg, WSP

Communications Committee

Erin Hogan, Puget Sound Regional Council
James Malloy Harmon, HNTB

Maria Buchanan, PRR
Angie Chan, HNTB
Riya Debnath, WSP
Audrey Nassal, King County Metro
Ally Woo, TY Lin

Corporate Engagement Committee

Rachel King, HDR
Lisa Reid, SCJ Alliance
Stephanie Herzstein, Transpo Group

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Margo Iñiguez Dawes, SDOT
Joanna Valencia, SDOT

Gwen McCullough, Sound Transit (Advisor)
Shivang Gupta, TY Lin
Maryam Jamil, WSP

Gala Committee

Megan McIntyre, WSP
Masha Podolsky, Sound Transit
Jennifer Rash, PRR

Kit Chiu, Via Transportation
Elizabeth Guevara, Jacobs
Tracy Wiyrick, Hill International

Glass Ceiling Committee

Alex DuVall, Toole Design
Kathryn Murdock, Maul, Foster & Alongi

Leslie Schwab, HNTB
Sydney Weisman, Fehr & Peers

Happy Hour Committee

Megan Muckenhirn, Kimley-Horn
Laura Wolfe, Port of Seattle

Membership Committee

Hannah Nelson, Kimley-Horn
Kirsten Hooper, GeoEngineers
Jessica Randolph, Shannon & Wilson
Genevieve Sasaki, Shannon & Wilson

Mentoring Committee

Lori Frederick, Sound Transit
Marisa Root, HDR

Tom Schnetzer, HNTB (Advisor)
Melissa Greenheck, SCJ Alliance
Kristen Overleese
, KBA, Inc.
Chrissy Rusillo, King County Metro

Partnerships Committee

Angie Chan, HNTB
Katie Kuciemba Halse, City of Bellevue
Jana Demas, King County Metro
Candida Lorenzana, SDOT
Tracy Reed, Sound Transit

Professional Development Committee

Renee Koester, David Evans and Associates
Francesca Liburdy, City of Redmond
Molly Tracy, Keolis North America

Programs Committee

Becky Blankenship, Hill International
Gwen McCullough, Sound Transit
Jennifer Palmer, TranspoGroup

MarySue Abel, HDR
Kiran Kaur, HNTB
Sarah Kennan, DKS Associates
Hadly Seidman, CDM Smith
Ellen Tiedemann, Crawford and Associates
Qingyang Xie, WSP

Reading Group Committee

Kimberly Hakola, HNTB
Diana Brown, The Vida Agency
Cathy Jimenez, King County

Scholarships Committee

Stephanie Prine, Pierce Transit
Carlisle Turner, Kimley-Horn

Brooksie Barton, Jacobs

Student Liaison (Colleges/Universities)

Conny García Gaitán, PRR
Roslyn Hower, Stepherson & Associates

Brynn Handlon, HNTB

Transportation YOU Committee

Lauren Buser, Nelson\Nygaard
Mikayla Hatch, Ciani & Hatch Engineering
Emily Perchlik, HNTB

Allie Breyer, PRR
Sulley Schuster, Maul, Foster & Alongi
Glenn Schwantes, TY Lin
Mengqing Wang, WSP