Innovate, Empower & Lead

2022 Keynote Speakers

Jenifer Castillo

Committee Chair 2021-2022| IEEE WIE

Claudia Chandra

Chief Product Officer of Fiix| Rockwell Automation

Deborah Cooper

President | IEEE-USA Board of Directors

Ellen Ferraro

Vice President, Engineering & Mission Assurance| Raytheon Intelligence & Space

Greg Gdowski

Executive Director and Associate Professor Center for Medical Technology & Innovation | University of Rochester

Reihaneh Irani-Famili

Vice President of Clean Energy Development and Infrastructure Investment | National Grid

Ed Palacio

President-Elect| IEEE USA

Karen Panetta

Dean of Graduate Engineering Education & Professor | Tufts University

Mary Ellen Randall

Founder and CEO | Ascot Technologies, Inc.

2022 Panels

Marie Bussiere

Digital Transformation Executive, SSTM| Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division

Theresa Caragol

Founder and CEO | AchieveUnite Inc.

Natasha Deschene

Vice President of Electric Asset Management and Engineering | National Grid

Patricia Dorsch

Director of Sustainability | National Grid

Carol Sedewitz

Vice President, Electric Asset Management and Engineering | National Grid

Molly Magee

Executive Director| SENEDIA

Kelly Mendell

President| MIKEL, Inc

Caroline Hon

Head of Gas Network Strategy and Planning | National Grid

2022 Workshops

Holly Cyrus

Project Manager | Federal Aviation Administration

Emily Haidemenos

Chief Engineer | Sensata Technologies

Anna Romaniuk

Cyber Systems Engineer | ReflexiveConcepts

Carrie Root

Ultimate Troubleshooter, CEO, Author & Visionary| Alpha UMi Inc

Kendra Sheehan

Director of Global Talent Management| Sensata Technologies

NeeNee Shin

Senior Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Sensata Technologies

Janine Love

Technical Marketing Program Director | Samtec

2022 Presentations

Abir Chermiti

Software Engineer & Podcaster| Elle Media Empire, LLC

Allison Marn

Assistant Professor of Engineering | Roger Williams University

Amanda Weissman

Software Architecture Manager| Lockheed Martin

Dianna Deeney

Host & Founder| Quality during Design

Don Herres

Senior Electronic Design Engineer | Product Design Experts

Janine Mator

Research Scientist | Leidos Innovation Center

Julia Taylor

Director of Outreach| INCOSE International

Julie Smith

Senior Research Physicist| Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Kristy Swegheimer

Chief Human Resources Officer | Qualus

LaTasha Starr

Executive Director | ESTe2M Dreamers

Mary Quinn

Technical Fellow | Leidos

Rhonda Farrell

CEO| Global Innovation Strategies (GIS) & Founder| Cyber & STEAM Global Innovation Alliance (CSTGIA)

Shere Tuckey

Branch Chief | Air Force Research Laboratory

Susan Bales

Board Member & Strategic Advisor| Cape Fear Ocean Labs

William Fowlkes

Treasurer Region 1| IEEE