Board of Directors

Boston Leaders

President

Caitlyn Angelini, PE

Partner | Director of Code Consulting, AKF Group

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Vice President/President Elect

Kristi Dowd

Senior Vice President & Institutional Services Lead, Redgate

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Treasurer

Kaija Peterson

Estimator, Structure Tone

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Moderator

Gretchen Battle, PE

Associate Vice President, CannonDesign

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Immediate Past President

Caroline Fitzgerald, PE

Northeast Client Relations, RMF Engineering, Inc.

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Director

Kelly Bliss

Executive Director of Business Development and Strategy, EYP (a Page company)

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Director

Lateffa Curry

Marketing Associate, S/L/A/M Collaborative

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Director

Keri DiLeo

Vice President, Scalora Consulting Group

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Director

Molly Canfield

Director of Marketing, TRIA

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Director

Leann Gebhardt

Marketing Communications Manager, GEI Consultants Inc.

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Director

Kelsey Rogers

Senior Consultant in Acoustics, Acentech

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Director

Jill Papagni

Business Development, DPR Construction

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Director

Teresa Shroll, M.A.

Branch Manager, Electrical, Graybar

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Advisory Board Member

JocCole "JC" Burton

President & CEO, Maven Construction

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Karmen Cheung

Developer at Pennrose, LLC

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Sonal Gandhi

Vice President of Real Estate, Planning and Construction Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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Advisory Board Member

Cassandra McKenzie

Associate Vice President of Real Estate & Capital Projects, Northeastern University

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Advisory Board Member

Nancy Hanright

Senior Director, Real Estate and Space Planning at Boston Medical Center (BMC) Health System

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Advisory Board Member

Andy Reinach

Senior Vice President, Design and Construction, Alexandria Real Estate

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Advisory Board Member

Abi Vladeck

Director of Public-Private Development Projects, DCAMM

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Caitlyn Angelini, PE

President

Caitlyn Angelini, PE, a Partner at AKF Group leads business development and operations in the New England region.  A fire protection engineer who specializes in building, fire, life safety, and accessibility code compliance, Caitlyn is respected throughout the industry for her depth of technical knowledge and talent to see beyond obstacles.  Caitlyn delivers solutions rooted in safety that result in successful design and construction projects.

With an acute understanding of the intricacies and specific code requirements for various types of construction, Caitlyn plays a critical role in executing AKF’s projects across many market sectors including mixed-use, life science, healthcare, senior living, academic, multifamily, and hospitality.  Caitlyn is also a skilled educator, presenting on complicated code topics such as mass timber construction, healthcare facility design, means of egress compliance, and regional, national, and international building and life safety codes.

A leader in the A/E/C community, Caitlyn is a participant in many industry organizations and is a current member of Professional Women in Construction (PWC)’s Boston Chapter’s Board of Directors serving in the President role for the 2022-2023 Program year.  A registered Fire Protection Engineer and certified International Code Council (ICC) Building Plans Examiner, Caitlyn received her BS in Civil Engineering and MS in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Kristi Dowd

Vice President/President Elect

Kristi has over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate and construction industry. She has diverse project experience in the master planning and project management of mixed-use and residential developments, retail and entertainment facilities, academic buildings and healthcare facilities for private and public sector clients. These diverse projects have included new construction, renovation and historic rehabilitation. Kristi has in-depth experience in the City of Boston Article 80 Zoning Code Development Review and Approvals. In addition, Kristi is experienced in highly collaborative management methodologies and principles of Integrated Project Delivery.

As Senior Vice President, Kristi leads Redgate’s institutional business line. Before this position, Kristi was Principal and New England Regional Director, Program and Project Management, for Stantec Consulting Services in Boston, MA. There she guided large institutional clients through complex master plans, feasibility analyses, and capital project implementation including Dartmouth College, Boston University, Boston Medical Center, and DCAMM.

Kristi is active within the Real Estate and AEC industries, currently serving as Member of the City of Medford Planning Board, Member of the City of Medford Community Preservation Committee, Chair of the Professional Women in Construction Boston Chapter Sponsorship Committee, Member of National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), and Member of the New England Healthcare Engineers Society (NEHES).

Kaija Peterson

Treasurer

After graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in statistics and economics, Kaija Peterson joined Structure Tone as an on-site administrator for a project in Washington D.C. In that role, she had the opportunity to work first-hand with the architectural engineer, PMs, superintendents, and estimators. A year and a half later, she transitioned out of the field and into the office as an estimator. In early 2016, Kaija moved to Structure Tone Boston’s estimating department, where she’s developed relationships with clients and designers while working on several high-profile projects, including the headquarters of such major firms as Red Hat, Putnam Investments, and DraftKings.

Gretchen Battle

Moderator

Gretchen is a licensed professional engineer with over fifteen years of electrical engineering experience including the design of healthcare, commercial, and institutional facilities. Her experience includes two large integrated project delivery (IPD) projects for hospitals, laboratory design, emergency power system designs, medical and kitchen equipment coordination, mechanical and plumbing coordination, lighting design, and specialized low voltage systems such as nurse call, security, and fire alarm. She specializes in team leadership and MEP project management to reach the clients’ ultimate goals.

Caroline Fitzgerald, PE

Immediate Past President

She has over 30 years’ experience in the A/E/C industry, working on some of New England’s most prestigious and award-winning projects. As a licensed structural engineer, she has a strong technical knowledge of the construction industry and a direct understanding of clients’ needs in delivering complex building projects. Caroline graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University, with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She started her career at the Office of Irwin Cantor, and joined Arup when they opened their New York office. In 1997 she launched and managed the Arup Boston office, serving as Principal. There she formed many strong relationships with key academic clients. Prior to joining BOND, Caroline was at VJ Associates, a construction cost estimating firm, and also worked for LDa Architects in Cambridge. Caroline serves as the co-chair of the Boston Society of Architects’ Women Principals Group and is thrilled to be a founding board member of the Boston Chapter of Professional Women in Construction. She is also a member of the Design Advisory Committee for the Town of Lexington, where she resides with her family.

Kelly Bliss

Director

For 25 years Kelly has led A/E/C firms in successful business development strategy and execution, in addition to building enduring client and partner relationships. Leveraging her sound knowledge of industry trends and understanding of client business drivers within higher education, science + technology, as well as healthcare, Kelly provides valued insight and forward-looking perspective. As Co-Chair of PWC’s Program Committee, she has championed notable events including “Boston’s Dynamic Built Environment Supporting the Life Sciences Industry”, “EDI: Developing Impactful Workplace Programs”, and “Higher Ed Campus Capital Renewal Programs”. She is a frequent speaker for Northeastern University’s “Business of Architecture” graduate program, as well as at WIT and Boston University. Kelly is also an active member of SCUP, NAIOP, and is a key member of the Science + Technology Practice and Boston Leadership Team at EYP (Page).

Kelly earned a B.A. from Cornell University and studied interior architecture at New England School of Art & Design (Suffolk University). Previously a 2-sport college athlete, she enjoys watching her youngest son play hockey at Brown University.

Lateffa Curry

Director

Lateffa Curry is currently the Marketing Associate at the S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) and has supported marketing and business development efforts for over 16 years in the AEC Industry. Her primary markets of expertise include Science & Technology, Corporate, Higher Education, and Healthcare. Lateffa has led the ISPE Product Show Attendees Committee for over 9 years and is an active member of NAIOP and SMPS. She is also a member of PWC’s Marketing + Communications Committee and the Awards Gala Committee.

As a lifelong member of the Boston and Greater Boston Community, Lateffa is excited to be one of the newly selected directors of Professional Women in Construction Boston Chapter and looks forward to the growth of diversity and inclusion in the industry.

Keri Dileo

Director

With over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Keri specializes in private K-12, athletics, office, technology, higher education, housing, hospitality, and retail markets. She is an expert at creating and implementing stringent project control procedures to ensure projects are on time, on budget, and have the necessary quality assurance/control measures.  At Scalora Consulting Group she leads a team of project managers and is active in the organization’s operations and corporate culture efforts.  Prior to joining Scalora, Keri spent 14 years as a Project Manager for Whiting-Turner Contracting, followed by 9 years as an Owner’s Project Manager at CSL Consulting.

Keri earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a minor in Management and Industrial Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Molly Canfield

Director

Molly Canfield joined TRIA as Director of Marketing in 2021. TRIA practices architecture of discovery, putting innovation in the heart of everything we do. Founded in 2015 TRIA is an emerging architecture firm which focuses on lab design and corporate interiors.

Prior to joining the Board of Directors, Molly spent the last two years serving as co-chair of the Membership Committee. In addition to her PWC responsibilities, she is an active member of NAIOP and SMPS, and the Saint Michaels College alumni association, where she graduated from in 2010.

In her free time, Molly enjoys skiing, hiking, paddle boarding, running and traveling.

Leann Gebhardt

Director

Leann Gebhardt is a Marketing Communications Manager at GEI Consultants, a multi-disciplined engineering firm serving the water, energy, infrastructure and building markets. Her responsibilities include managing all of GEI’s internal and external communications for all GEI offices throughout the United States and Canada. Leann has worked in various marketing roles within the A/E/C industry for over 14 years. She graduated with a B.S. from Roger Williams University, and an M.B.A from Suffolk University.

Kelsey Rogers

Director

Kelsey Rogers is a Senior Consultant in Acoustics at Acentech. She has experience in architectural acoustics, mechanical systems noise and vibration control, and environmental noise for a broad range of educational, performing arts, commercial and residential building types. Kelsey draws on her artistic background to inform her technical practice of acoustics, and she is involved in ongoing research and development of Acentech’s 3DListening acoustical simulation technology. Kelsey is also passionate about education, community outreach, and improving equity, diversity and inclusion in the AEC industry. She takes an active role in these areas as a Director and Chair of Outreach and Scholarship for Professional Women in Construction – Boston, at Acentech, and as a lecturer in the mechanical engineering department at Tufts University.

Jill Papagni

Director

Jill Papagni is Business Development DPR Construction focusing in the Healthcare and Higher Ed Market Sectors DPR Construction is a unique technical builder with a passion for results. Ranked among the top 50 general contractors in the country since 1997, DPR is global self-performing commercial contractor and construction manager that has grown with our customers by delivering measurably more value. Whether a multi-million-dollar technical facility or a conference room renovation, DPR executes every project with relentless accountability. We listen to your goals. We develop strategies based on your business. We track our performance. We do everything we can to earn your trust and build great lasting relationships and raving fans.

Jill is an active member of several industry organizations, the New England Healthcare Engineer’s Society (NEHES), American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), and The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). Prior to joining the Sponsorship Committee, Jill was a member of the program’s committee and continues to Co-Chair the Annual PWC Golf Tournament. She also has been an active board member for Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since 2019, where she chaired the “Back In Swing Event” and volunteers whenever possible for the Institute. Jill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Hartwick College, Oneonta NY and currently resides in Boston’s North End.

Teresa Shroll

Director

Teresa works as a Branch Manager for Graybar with a master’s degree in Community Psychology, which she uses to design and implement programs that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Teresa began her career with Graybar six years ago as a Business Analyst. While in this role she facilitated the development of the district strategic plan, executed several district initiatives, worked with Human Resources to create and manage the mentor program, conducted customer case studies and process assessments, and implemented and managed the Boston Women’s Employee Resource Group WINGS (Women Influencing Graybar’s Success). In her current role as manager, she was selected as a leader for a year-long DEI Program to train managers on DEI concepts and practical applications. These skills are applied on a daily basis when recruiting new talent and engaging her team. By removing barriers, facilitating conversations, implementing programming, and fostering inclusivity, she has changed what the industry looks like locally. In two and half years, she has increased the number of women and Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) at her New Hampshire branch from 25% to 48%.

JocCole “JC” Burton

Advisory Board Member

Karmen Cheung

Advisory Board Member

Karmen Cheung, is a Developer at Pennrose, LLC, a national development company which specializes in complex mixed-income multifamily and mixed-use projects. She joined Pennrose in 2017 and since then she has overseen a wide variety a projects across the New England region, including adaptive reuse of historic schools, brownfields redevelopment, supportive housing for veterans housing, and LGBTQ+ friendly housing. Karmen graduated from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning with a Master of City Planning (MCP) and Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED).

Sonal V. Gandhi

Advisory Board Member

Sonal V. Gandhi serves as Vice President of Real Estate, Planning and Construction at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Gandhi is responsible for all real estate, planning and construction activities for the entire Brigham portfolio, comprising of over 2.7 million square feet. Gandhi comes to the Brigham following an impressive 20-year career at the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), where she has served in multiple leadership roles, most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff. While at the BPDA, Gandhi was responsible for the creation and direction of major public policy, legislation, economic development, planning and communication strategies for the City of Boston. Sonal’s experience includes an independent operational review of the BPDA and was focused on the growth, development of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area’s healthcare sectors, improving patient experience and access to healthcare across the city and region. Named one of Boston’s 40 under 40 by Boston Business Journal, Gandhi holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in Urban Planning from Harvard University.

Cassandra McKenzie

Advisory Board Member

Cassandra McKenzie is the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Real Estate and Capital Projects in the Planning, Real Estate, and Facilities Division of Northeastern University (NU). As the AVP, Cassandra is responsible for the real estate portfolio and $500M of new construction and renovations in Northeastern’s footprint including the Global sites. Cassandra has transformed the project management practices at Northeastern and shifted the focus to a more data driven decision making process. She is particularly adept at team building and has focused her return to NU on developing staff through mentoring, training, and professional development. Cassandra is dedicated to increasing diversity in the construction industry both in hiring practices and supplier engagement.

Prior to her return to Northeastern, Cassandra was the Executive Vice President for the Real Estate Division at the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, which provides a full range of real estate services in communities across the Commonwealth. Reporting to Cassandra are the Planning, Engineering, Development and Asset Management departments.

Before MassDevelopment, Cassandra served in a variety of positions in Design & Construction at Northeastern University over the course of 20 years and oversaw over $1.5B in development for the University that transformed the Boston campus into an urban oasis and expanded the University’s reach nationally and internationally.

Cassandra is a “Double NU Husky” and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in leadership with a concentration in project management from Northeastern. She currently holds an appointment on the Medway Economic Development Committee; the ULI Advisory Committee; and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs Advisory Committee at Northeastern University.

Nancy Hanright

Advisory Board Member

Nancy Hanright is the Senior Director of Real Estate and Capital Planning for Boston Medical Center Health System, a 514-bed academic medical health consortium and the largest safety net hospital in New England.  In that role, she provides strategic space planning for inpatient, ambulatory and administrative areas as well as manages the hospital’s system real estate portfolio.  She oversees move and transition planning as well as wayfinding, accessibility compliance and furnishings.

Ms. Hanright is a Fellow of the America’s Essential Hospital’s leadership development program.  She is also a member of the BMC Incident Command Team and has earned certifications from FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness for mass casualty incident training.   She has presented at multiple health care planning and design conferences with topics as diverse as Accessibility at BMC, Leadership for Change and Campus Redesign, Phased Renovations in An Acute Care Setting.

Prior to assuming this role, Nancy provided space planning, project management and relocation services at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.  She received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Emmanuel College.

Andy Reinach

Advisory Board Member

Andy Reinach is a Senior Vice President – Real Estate Development & Construction, based in Alexandria’s Greater Boston regional office in Cambridge, MA. He has over 20 years of experience managing complex office, laboratory, and infrastructure projects on behalf of commercial real estate owners and their tenants. At Alexandria, Andy’s work includes projects in Greater Boston, NYC, RTP, Seattle, and Southern CA.

Prior to joining Alexandria, Andy worked for Lyme Properties in Cambridge working on their Rogers Street, Kendall Square, and Houston life science developments. Andy’s career also includes positions with O’Neill Properties, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, and Baker Concrete Construction.

Andy earned a BS in Civil Engineering and an MEng in Structural Engineering, both from Cornell University.

Abi Vladeck

Advisory Board Member

Abi is the Director of Public-Private Development Projects at the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), where she oversees projects that leverage the value of underutilized state-owned real estate to meet various asset management and policy objectives. Abi came to DCAMM from Governor Charlie Baker’s office, where she was the Program Director for Real Estate Assets overseeing the Open for Business program, to make better use of state-owned property. Prior experience includes several years at Boston City Hall, first as a Boston Urban Mechanics Program Fellow under Mayor Tom Menino, then as a Special Assistant in capital planning in the Office of Budget Management, where she helped shape the City’s five-year, $1.8 billion capital plan. Abi has also worked in the non-profit world on civic engagement and advocacy campaigns.

Abi holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, and a Bachelor’s in Literature from Yale.

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