Leadership

 

Angel Green

Director | President | Chapter Chair

♦ Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic
♦ B.S. Degree Aviation Maintenance Management
♦ Line Maintenance Supervisor – UPS Next Day Air Operation

Angel Green

Angel was bitten by the aviation bug on a school trip to Paris, France.  She absolutely loved her first commercial flight and immediately knew she wanted to do something in the airline industry.  She attended A&P school at Michigan Institute of Aeronautics, just outside of Detroit.  While at school, she worked part-time at UPS loading the airplanes, and holding flashlights for the mechanics every chance she got.  After obtaining her A&P certificate and FCC license, she attended the Women in Aviation Conference in 2003 where she was introduced to the power of networking.  Angel was then introduced to the Association of Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) and found a community within the small aviation world that supported her in her endeavors.  Her first job was Timco Aviation Services in Goodyear, Arizona. While in Arizona she gained valuable mechanical experience working on nearly every type of commercial jet from MD-80’s to the Boeing 777.  

During her time at Timco Aviation she met and married her husband of now 10 years, and had three children who are now 12, 10 and 9.  The company she was working for changed hands to AeroTurbine and she became a Alternate Lead, and advanced to a Lead Mechanic taking on the responsibility of running her own crew.  She kept UPS on her radar and when she discovered the Management Trainee Program, she decided to go back to school and work towards her Bachelor degree.  After attending another Women in Aviation Conference where she renewed her AWAM national membership, she started to get more involved in networking and improving her professional footprint.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University shortly after joining UPS and is now a Line Maintenance Supervisor on the UPS Next Day Air Operation.  In addition to her supervisor responsibilities she also holds the office of Chapter President in the local Louisville AWAM chapter and is involved in the many volunteer opportunities for community outreach and education.  Her passion is reaching youth to show them the world of aviation is open to everyone.

Gail Rouscher

Director | Vice President

♦ Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic
♦ Master Degree – Organizational Management
♦ Bachelor of Arts – Management and Organizational Development
♦ Western Michigan University – Faculty Specialist II
♦ Kellogg Community College – Adjunct Professor
♦ U.S. Navy Veteran

Gail Rouscher

Gail’s career in aviation began in the U.S. Navy as a Aviation Machinists Mate stationed in Rota, Spain where she supported the squadrons by maintaining the powerplants for the TF30, T34, and F404 engines.  She was transferred to Naval Air Facility (NAF) Detroit and attached to AIMD where she supported the VP-93 squadron and performed maintenance on the T-56 engine, APU, and propeller for the P-3 Orion, and became test-cell qualified for the T-56 engine.  She earned her A&P certificate, then worked for Duncan Aviation performing composite and sheet-metal repairs and modifications to corporate aircraft.  During her time with the avionics department, she was heavily involved with the testing and modification of aircraft during the Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums (RVSM) initiative.  

She has more than 20 years of aviation maintenance training and experience encompassing military, cargo, and corporate aircraft.  Gail teaches in the Part 147 program with a focus on aviation structures and composites, in addition to teaching courses for all majors.

Stephanie Morris

Director | Scholarship Chair

♦ Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic
♦ Associate Degree – Aviation Maintenance Technology
♦ Bachelor of Science – Psychology
♦ Duncan Aviation – Avionics Technician

Stephanie Morris

Stephanie has been captivated by aviation since a very young age, and that curiosity and wonder have now developed into a passionate career.  She graduated from Georgia Northwestern Technical College in 2016. While in the A&P program at Georgia Northwestern, she gained experience by assisting helicopter maintenance shops, attending air shows, and volunteering at the Air Race Classic.  She has won multiple scholarships from companies including Pratt & Whitney, Bombardier, UPS, Flamingo Air, Bell Helicopter, and Gulfstream.

Stephanie attributes the successful start to her career to the valuable experiences and networking she gained through scholarships.  She is passionate about encouraging the next generation of technicians and helping them build the relationships needed to make their dreams become reality.   

Lynette Ashland

Director | Convention Exhibit Coordinator

♦ Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA)
♦ Bachelor of Science – Business Administration
♦ Endeavor Air – Instructor, Tech Ops

Lynette Ashland

Lynette has over 25 years experience in the world of corporate aviation maintenance.  She is a certified A&P mechanic with an IA.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Thomas Moore College.  Lynette also served as an experienced regulatory compliance manager for many maintenance facilities within corporate aviation.  She instituted the research and development of RSP implementation in creating a FAA Certified Repair Station.  She has a multitude of talents surrounding her aviation career including Chief Inspector, QMS Inspector and Maintenance Control Supervisor.

Her mastery of multi-tasking is evident with her role of  AWAM Coordinator for Convention Exhibits.  She also finds the time to manage all of AWAM’s social media to include Facebook and LinkedIn.  She has successfully grown the Facebook group to well over 200 members.  She develops the monthly eNews for AWAM.  In her spare time she is Chief of Maintenance for a Citation II based out of Cincinnati, OH.

Jane Shelton

Director | Education Chair

♦ Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA)
♦ Bachelor of Science – Aircraft Maintenance Management
♦ Airbus America – A320 Assembly Line Quality Conformance Manager
♦ U.S. Air Force Veteran
♦ AWAM Inspection Authorization Recurrent Training Chair

Jane Shelton

Jane’s 28 year aviation maintenance career started in the U.S. Air Force as a Crew Chief for the A-10 Warthog and F-16 Falcon.  After leaving Germany, she started work on the Undergraduate Naval Flight Officers (UNFO) program at NAS Pensacola.  There she worked on Citations and Sabreliners as a mechanic and inspector, troubleshooting all systems and engine components.  Over the course of 20 years her organization achieved over 300,000 maintenance mishap-free flight hours.

She graduated from Troy University with a Bachelor Degree in Aircraft Maintenance Management and obtained an FAA Inspectors Authorization.  In 2010 she accepted a Quality Assurance position with the U.S. Air Force Combat Support Officers (CSO) program working on the T-6 aircraft.  In 2011 Jane was awarded a Pratt and Whitney Engine Scholarship through AWAM.  She is currently employed with Airbus Americas A320 Assembly Line in Mobile, Ala., as a Quality Conformance Manager.

Judith Grigsby

Director | Education Co-Chair

♦ Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA)
♦ U.S. Army Veteran
♦ Air Evac Lifeteam – Primary Base Mechanic

Judith Grigsby

Judith is a certified A&P mechanic with Inspection Authorization.  Her 23 year venture into aviation maintenance grew from her service with both the Active Duty Army & DoD Civilian/Army Reserves, as an avionics technician/aircraft electrician.  As well as a CH-47D rotor-wing mechanic/crew chief.  She transitioned to become an Army Reserve Warrant Officer and completed her service in the reserves as an Aviation Maintenance Manager for the component repair section of her unit.  In transition from maintaining government aircraft, she worked as an avionics II installer for Bell Helicopter at Edward’s & Associates.  Currently, and for the last 9 years, she has been a Primary Base Mechanic for Air Evac Lifeteam, a helicopter air ambulance operator.

As a previous volunteer and mentor for the Girl Scouts, she naturally became a dedicated AWAM member and volunteer.  Judith has a passion to help and assist anyone to achieve career success within the aviation industry, as she is a three-time AWAM scholarship recipient herself.  She expresses her creative and artistic talents through various outlets and mediums.  She often applies them to her passion in aviation through past designs of military unit emblems, a heavy-lift helicopter battalion unit poster for Boeing, to currently making vintage aviation-themed jewelry and creations for fund raising, just to name a few.  In her spare time she likes to spend time firing a few rounds off at the range, kayaking, and hiking in the wilderness.

Laura Gordon

Director | Secretary

♦ Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic
♦ Private Pilot
♦ Master Degree – Aviation/Aerospace Educational Technology
♦ Bachelor of Science – Professional Aeronautics
♦ American Airlines – Avionics Technician

Laura Gordon

When Laura was growing up, she wanted to be a ballerina, and was, briefly.  She then opened a classical ballet school, which she operated for twenty years and was a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dancing.  Ready to switch careers, and having gotten her private pilot’s license, she attended Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics and graduated in avionics.  She was immediately hired by Pan Am at JFK, but preferring a warmer climate, relocated to the Miami area, working avionics line maintenance for Eastern Airlines.

After Pan Am and Eastern shut down, she was hired by FlightSafety International as a subject matter expert to develop training on Airbus avionics.  As a project manager she continued to develop training for most corporate aircraft and lead the co-development of the initial Gulfstream V training.   She then was Director of Learning Solutions for Aviation Learning, and Program Manager with Carley Corporation, developing military training, with her longest project the development of training for the Joint Strike Fighter.

Laura is currently working as a Sr. Instructional Designer for United Health Care and as bookkeeper for her church.  She holds an Airframe and Powerplant certificate, an FAA Private Pilot license, and FCC Radiotelephone license.  She has an Associate Degree in Specialized Technology from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and a Masters in Aviation/Aerospace Educational Technology from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  She lives in the country in central Florida.

Teressa Stark

Director | Treasurer

♦ Retired Healthcare Professional

Teressa Stark

Teressa is a retired healthcare practitioner and entrepreneur.  She is a graduate of Santa Fe Community College, the University of Florida, and Barry University.  Her varied career includes practicing as a Registered Nurse, Vice-President of a communications company, and most recently a Physician.

She is passionate about supporting women who work and excel in non-traditional occupations.

Laura Mancevich

Director

♦ Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic
♦ Delta Air Lines, Inc. – AMT II Line Maintenance
♦ Co-organizer of Seattle Multi-Divisional Safety Fair, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
♦ Coordinator of Seattle Safety/Environmental Operations, Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Laura Mancevich

Laura brings 28 years of aviation experience.  She started her career as a Line Aircraft Mechanic with a commuter airline (Simmons Air) in Michigan, where she was born and raised.  She accepted a job offer from Delta Air lines, Inc. in the fall of 1988 and joined the Cabin Overhaul Crew beginning January 16, 1989, in Atlanta.  Laura’s passion for aviation and job quality saw her promoted repeatedly, including leading the way as the first female mechanic at Delta’s Seattle station.  While Delta has employed women mechanics since 1942, this exciting milestone gave Laura another opportunity to raise awareness of aviation for women in general and serve as a role model and mentor for the Seattle station.

Laura helped in another landmark event: serving as a member of the organization team for Seattle’s first Multi-Divisional Safety Fair to benefit Delta’s aircraft customer service, flight attendants, pilots, and mechanics. Coordinating the safety/environmental operations of Settle’s Aircraft Line Maintenance has provided her with the opportunity to identify and coordinate with several manufacturing companies to improve their products. In addition, she serves as Co-Chair for the “Santa Express” outreach program which gives Seattle area children from various economic groups an exciting and fun aviation introduction.  The children get a “flight to the North Pole” to visit Santa (the jet is taxied from the Seattle Airport gate to the Delta hangar).

Laura’s small farming community roots with several generations working in the auto industry laid the foundation for her outside-of-the-box thinking for new ways to bring to the public awareness of aviation as a career.

She is featured in Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee’s (AJAC) YouTube video:
What is an Aircraft Mechanic? which has served to raise awareness and build excitement globally.

Anna Romer

Director

♦ Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA)
♦ Private Pilot
♦ IS-BAH Auditor
♦ Bachelor of Science – Aviation Maintenance Management
♦ Associate of Applied Science – Aviation Maintenance
♦ 3M – Aircraft Maintenance Technician
♦ AWAM Student of the Year – 2005

Anna Romer

Anna is a recipient of eighteen national aviation scholarships.  In addition to completing her Private Pilot’s license in a Piper Cherokee Warrior II from Thunderbird Aviation, she also earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Aviation Maintenance and her A&P Certificate in 2006 from Minneapolis Community and Technical College.  In 2011, she earned her IA at Baker’s School of Aeronautics in Nashville, TN.  In October 2015, she was accredited by IBAC as an IS-BAH Auditor.  In 2016 she graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management and a minor in Aviation Safety.

Anna has rapidly advanced throughout her aviation maintenance career.  She started as a Line Service Technician, and then went on to become an Aircraft Maintenance Technician for an FBO, airline, and aircraft manufacturer.  She has worked in quality as an Inspector for a jet engine and aircraft manufacturer, as well as a Quality Engineer overseeing aircraft production.  She also has experience as a Flight Mechanic on corporate jet aircraft.  Anna is currently working as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician on a corporate fleet for a fortune 100 company.

Anna enjoys aviation and serving as a mentor and role model for future generations of women in aviation maintenance.  She is a former AWAM Scholarship-Chair and  aspires to become a Director of Maintenance.

Elise Levi

Scholarship Committee Member

♦ Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic
♦ Bachelor of Arts – Communication and Visual Information
♦ Associate Degree – Aeronautical Technology
♦ Delta Air Lines, Inc. – AMT II Line Maintenance

Elise Levi

Elise graduated from South Seattle College with an Associate Degree in Aeronautical Technology in 2016.  She also took online classes in Meteorology and Statistics through the University of Maine at Machias to complete her Bachelor of Science Degree.  While at South Seattle College, Elise served as Secretary and then President of AWAM Chapter 19.  During her tenure with Chapter 19, she fostered relationships between industry professionals, airlines, other AWAM Chapters, and her fellow A&P students.  She also participated in outreach to high school students about careers in aviation and aircraft maintenance.

Elise has won multiple scholarships which include; FlightSafety International and United Parcel Service.  These courses have provided invaluable tools she utilizes on every aircraft.

She came to the trade of aircraft maintenance as an artist and finds that the craft of being an A&P satisfies her hunger to be mentally and materially challenged by her work.  She likes the critical nature of the work and finds airplanes to be most compelling.  She loves being an aircraft mechanic and knows she made the right career choice.

Stacey Rudser

Scholarship Committee Member

♦ Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic
♦ FEAM – Line Maintenance Technician
♦ STS – Line Maintenance Technician

Stacey Rudser

Stacey is an A&P mechanic who currently works as a Line Maintenance Technician for FEAM and STS.  She has always been enamored with aviation and earned her certificate in 2009.  She was the first woman to graduate from Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Orlando, FL.  She began her career in commercial heavy maintenance doing passenger-to-freight conversions on Boeing 757’s and heavy-maintenance visits on Airbus A320 family aircraft.  

Stacey has a wonderful husband of two years, who is also an A&P, as well as two fantastic children.  She is passionate about aviation and AWAM and is the founder of the Central Florida AWAM chapter.