Chapter News

Announcing the 2023 Board of Directors

President – Mary Stefanidakis, Partnership Development & Commercialization, Constellation 
President-Elect – Melissa Green, Senior Director, Head of Financial Reporting, Liberty Mutual Investments
Past-President – Linette Casey, Director - Power Systems Development, Siemens Energy, Inc.
Treasurer -  Elizabeth Lefevre, Process Engineering Manager, Technip Energies
Marketing Co-Director – Lucia Moreira, Energy Analyst, Enel X
Marketing Co-Director - Katelyn Mazuera, Residential Manager, Energy Efficiency Implementation, Eversource Energy
Secretary – (OPEN, Recruiting)
Legal Director – Bonnie Heiple, Energy and Environmental Counsel, Wilmer Hale
Membership Co-Director – Allison Hallock, Operations and Maintenance Lead, Mayflower Wind
Membership Co-Director – Joyce Sanchez, Principal Program Manager for Global IT & Digital, National Grid
Chapter/National Relations Director – Megan Higgins, Senior Director of Offshore Business Development, Avangrid
Events Co-Director – Tiffany Hawco, Environmental Compliance Specialist, Eversource Energy
Events Co-Director - Margarita Patria, Principal at Auctions and Competitive Bidding Practice, Charles River Associates International
Community Outreach Director – Jessica Rodriguez, Senior Policy and Government Affairs Specialist, Vicinity Energy
Sponsorship Co-Director – Victoria Carette, Hydrogen Product Development Engineer, Shell
Sponsorship Co-Director – Claudia Garcia, Sustainability Planning and Performance, Enel North America
Diversity Director – Danielle Jensen, Integration Manager, Mayflower Wind
Diversity Co-Director - Roberta Oshiobugie, Business Integration Manager, Shell 
Undersecretary – Megan Schippmann, Master Candidate, Harvard Business School

Call for Remaining 2023 Open Board of Director Nominations

 

Secretary

Directors serve two-year terms beginning on January 1, 2023 and ending on December 31, 2024. To be eligible for a Board position, you must be a member in good standing. The Nominations Committee will use reasonable judgment to meet diversity and service criteria for Boston Directors; however, if a suitable candidate meeting the criteria cannot be found, WEN has the discretion to slate a member who does not meet the criteria. A detailed description of each position can be found here.

Please consider whether you would like to nominate someone or nominate yourself for any of the Board positions. Please send your completed nomination form to [email protected].


Announcing the 2022 Board of Directors

President – Linette Casey, Director - Power Systems Development, Siemens Energy, Inc.
President-Elect – Mary Stefanidakis, Partnership Development & Commercialization, Constellation 
Past-President – Allison Porter, Director of Sales Operations, Vicinity Energy
Treasurer -  Maggie Teliska, Innovation, Enel Green Power
Marketing Co-Director – Julie Tolek, Trademark Attorney, Caldwell Intellectual Property Law
Marketing Co-Director - Katelyn Mazuera, Residential Manager, Energy Efficiency Implementation, Eversource Energy
Secretary – Melissa Green, Senior Director, Head of Financial Reporting, Liberty Mutual Investments
Legal Director – Lindsey Sands, Associate General Counsel, Vicinity Energy
Membership Co-Director – Allison Hallock, Operations and Maintenance Lead, Mayflower Wind
Membership Co-Director – Joyce Sanchez, Senior Specialist, Business Change, National Grid
Chapter/National Relations Director – Sara Harari, Associate Director of Innovation & Strategic Advisor to the President, Connecticut Green Bank
Events Co-Director – Sue Scarcella, Lead Specialist, Stakeholder Management, National Grid
Events Co-Director- Georgia Beyersdorfer, Client Account Manager, Power, Black & Veatch
Sponsorship Director – Victoria Carette, Hydrogen Product Development Engineer, Shell
Diversity Director – Danielle Jensen, Integration Manager, Mayflower Wind
Undersecretary – Sidney Swearingen, Master Candidate for Energy Systems Engineering Degree, Northeastern University


Call for Remaining Open Board of Director Nominations

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Co-Director
  • Sponsorship Co-Director
  • Event Co-Director
Directors serve two-year terms beginning on January 1, 2022 and ending on December 31, 2023. To be eligible for a Board position, you must be a member in good standing. The Nominations Committee will use reasonable judgment to meet diversity and service criteria for Boston Directors; however, if a suitable candidate meeting the criteria cannot be found, WEN has the discretion to slate a member who does not meet the criteria. A detailed description of each position can be found here

Please consider whether you would like to nominate someone or nominate yourself for any of the Board positions. Please send your completed nomination form to [email protected].
 

WEN Boston President Elect Named C3E Finalist

WEN Boston is thrilled to announce that the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Initiative Ambassadors has named President-Elect Linette Casey a finalist for its annual Business Excellence Award to recognize mid-career women’s leadership and achievement in clean energy.  
 
The U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy, MIT Energy Initiative, Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy, and the Texas A&M Energy Institute working together to close the gender gap and increase participation, leadership, and success of women in clean energy fields.
 
Ms. Casey’s finalist status is confirmation of her leadership both at WEN Boston and her career at Siemens Energy where she has worked for 20 years.  Her work focuses on helping customers across the energy sector decarbonize their operations thru various renewable modalities, including storage, wind, solar, and hydrogen.  She oversees a nationwide team that is introducing new technologies to help decarbonize multiple complex energy systems.  Linette also has a keen focus on various ESG topics such as Sustainability and Diversity and how these topics impact the renewable landscape, specifically in the U.S.  She is pursuing a graduate course at Harvard University focused on Corporate Sustainability & Innovation.  
 
As a member of the board of directors of WEN Boston, she brings her lifelong passion for providing opportunities for women in energy to network and gain valuable career-advancing skills.  Most recently, she is co-chairing a committee mentoring college-aged women pursuing careers in energy in the Boston area.
 
Please join us in congratulating Linette on this prestigious acknowledgment of her work in the energy industry.

Announcing WEN Boston’s First Scholarship Program

The Women’s Energy Network Boston has scholarship funding available to support the future careers of women in the energy field. The selected applicant may be eligible to receive up to $2,500 to support their continuing education. 

The WEN Boston scholarships will be awarded to a driven and talented graduate and/or undergraduate student to help them achieve their goals. WEN Boston supports cultivating and developing the future energy workforce.

To qualify, candidates must:
Identify as a female with a declared interest in pursuing a career in the energy field. This can be evidenced by significant course work, internship or employment, involvement in an energy club at their college, or a declared major in the energy field.
Have no greater than 5 remaining semesters of graduate or undergraduate study to achieve their intended degree.
Attend a college, university, or graduate school located in Massachusetts. 
In addition to the $2,500 scholarship, the selected recipient will also receive a one year membership with a WEN member specializing in their area of interest!

The application process opens February 15, 2023 and must be completed by March 31, 2023. Additional information including the application will be posted in the coming weeks.

This scholarship is funded through generous donations from our extended network. Help WEN Boston continue to give back to our future workforce with a donation to the scholarship fund. https://www.womensenergynetwork.org/WEN/Fundraising/WEN_Donate_Now.aspx?ItemId=FEWNBOSGEN