Women of ASPE


The core mission of the Women of ASPE (WOA) is to engage, retain and advance women in the plumbing design industry, through education, leadership development and networking opportunities. The WOA is committed to bringing together women and assisting them to achieve their professional and personal goals.

WOA Committee

The Women of ASPE Committee is comprised of ten active members of the Society who represent chapters of different sizes and geographic regions. The WOA committee is tasked with specific duties assigned by the society board of directors as it relates to the professional development and membership growth of women members. Working in conjunction with the committee chair and committee members is ASPE’s staff Liaison and a liaison from the Society Board of Directors.

Chair

Sarah Balz, PE, CPD, LEED AP, is a Piping/Plumbing Engineer with Affiliated Engineers, Inc., a global engineering consulting firm. With AEI since earning her bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1996, Sarah has become responsible for the design of large-scale, technically complex building projects for federal government, higher education, and pharma/biotech clients.

A member of AEI’s Water Initiative team, Sarah is in a constant forward motion, researching and proposing new and unique solutions to energy and water conservation for her clients’ projects. She has contributed to a number of LEED projects, including the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology – the world’s largest collection of LEED Platinum buildings, the LEED Platinum Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at Stony Brook University (NY), the LEED Gold Silverman Hall for Molecular Therapeutics and Diagnostics at Northwestern University, and the LEED Gold Biorenewables Complex at Iowa State University. Sarah, PM Engineer Magazine’s 2014 Plumbing Engineer of the Year, has been an active member of ASPE, holding office leadership positions, including her past chapter presidency role with the Wisconsin chapter, has been a frequent speaker for ASPE’s Symposiums, Conventions, and webinars, and contributing to the ASPE Plumbing Engineering Design Handbook.

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Sarah Balz, PE, CPD, LEED AP

WOA Chair

Committee Members

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Carol Johnson, CPD, LEED AP, CFI, FASPE

ASPE President

Society Board of Directors Liaison to the Committee

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Racquel Rodriguez

ASPE Membership Coordinator

Staff Liaison to the Committee

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Nadine Saucedo

ASPE Manager of Graphics & Website Design

Staff Liaison to the Committee

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Illsa Liebler

Capital Region NY Chapter

Region 1

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Catherine Filibes-Massih

New York City

Region 1

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Theresa Card, PE, CPD, LEED AP, GPD

Eastern Michigan Chapter

Region 2

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Gwynne M. Morrison, CPD, GPD, LEED AP

Buffalo-Niagara Chapter

Region 2

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Terrese Tuchscher

Cleveland Chapter

Region 2

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LeeMarie Bocanegra

West Coast Florida Chapter

Region 3

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Elvira M. Pita-Mejia

South Florida Chapter

Region 3

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Linda S. Burman, PE

Seattle Chapter

Region 4

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Linda Deunay

Los Angeles Chapter

Region 4

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Natalia Dankanich

Chicago Chapter

Region 5

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Ana Ginter, CPD

Central Texas Chapter

Region 5

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Judith Torres

Chicago Chapter

Region 5

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