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Angel Green
President | Chapters Chair | Director

 
   

    ♦  Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic

    ♦  B.S. Degree Aviation Maintenance Management

    ♦  Quality Control Supervisor – UPS Next Day Air Operation                       





Angel Green

 

Angel was bitten by the aviation bug on a school trip to Paris, France.  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.

She became 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 went back to school and earned her Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 


After attending another Women in Aviation Conference where she renewed her AWAM national membership, she became more involved in networking to improve her professional footprint.  She now works for UPS Airlines as a Quality Control Supervisor.  In addition to her supervisor responsibilities she also holds the office of Chapter Secretary 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.

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Gail Rouscher
Vice President | Director

    
 ♦  Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic

 ♦  PhD - Educational Leadership Higher Education

 ♦  Master Degree – Organizational Management

 
♦  Bachelor of Arts – Management and Organizational Development

 ♦  Western Michigan University – Assistant Professor
 

 ♦  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.

Gail Rouscher earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership Higher Education at Western Michigan University, a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management and Organizational Development from Spring Arbor University.  Dr. Rouscher is a U.S. Naval Veteran and holds an A & P certificate.  Dr. Rouscher has more than 25 years of aviation maintenance training and experience encompassing military, cargo, and corporate aircraft.  Dr. Rouscher has been a member of the faculty for Western Michigan Universities College of Aviation since 2008 and is an adjunct professor for Kellogg Community College.  Dr. Rouscher teaches in the Part 147 program with a focus on aviation structures and composites in addition to teaching courses for all majors in the college.  Research has focused on marginalized students with a strong focus on military and veterans.


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Teressa Stark

Treasurer | Membership Chair | Website Administrator

     



   
      ♦  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.  As the only retired professional on the Board of Directors, she is motivated by the dedication and sacrifice of all the other directors who find time to contribute to the fulfillment of  AWAM even though many have children and or full-time jobs.


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Laura Gordon

Recording Secretary | Director

    ♦  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.

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Lynette Ashland

Convention Exhibit Coordinator | Director

   
   
    ♦  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.  Lynette is currently a Tech Ops Instructor for Endeavor Air as well as an adjunct instructor for Cincinnati State University.

Her mastery of multi-tasking is evident with her role of  AWAM Coordinator for Convention Exhibits.  She also finds the time to manage AWAM’s social media presence on Facebook and LinkedIn.  She has successfully grown the Facebook group to well over 200 members.  She also develops the monthly eNews for AWAM. 

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Stephanie Morris
Scholarship Chair | Director

   

   
     ♦  Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic

     ♦  Bachelor of Science - Psychology

     ♦  Associate Degree – Aviation Maintenance Technology





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 started her career in a corporate aviation department.  She now enjoys working in the Line Maintenance department for a major commercial airline.  Stephanie attributes the successful start to her career to the valuable experiences and networking she gained through scholarship opportunities she was awarded. She is passionate about encouraging the next generation of technicians and helping them build the relationships needed to make their dreams become reality.  


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Stacey Rudser
Scholarship Co-Chair | Director

       

     ♦  Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic

     ♦  FEAM– Line Maintenance Technician




Stacey Rudser


Stacey Rudser is a Line Maintenance Technician for FEAM in Orlando FL, working a wide array of commercial aircraft types, specializing in Airbus A320 family maintenance. She was the first woman to graduate from AIM Orlando and earned her A&P in 2009.  Stacey serves on the national Board of Directors for the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM), Co-Chairs the national Scholarship Program, and is the founder and President of Central Florida AWAM chapter #23.

Passionate about aviation, Stacey works closely with many industry organizations like the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) and the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) to ensure women are represented at all levels of the aviation maintenance industry.  She was inspired to become an advocate after receiving a career changing scholarship through AWAM for UPS Airlines 767 maintenance training and was honored to be selected as one of the 2018 AMT Magazine Next Gen 40 under 40 award recipients this past year. 

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Jane Shelton

Education Co-Chair | Director

Jane bio
    ♦  Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA)

    ♦  Bachelor of Science – Aircraft Maintenance Management

    ♦  Airbus US Manufacturing Facility – A320 Aircraft Quality Conformance Manager

    ♦  U.S. Air Force Veteran

    ♦  AWAM Inspection Authorization Recurrent Training Chair


Jane Shelton


Jane’s 30 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, inspector and lead troubleshooting all systems and engine components.  Over the course of 20 years the organization achieved over 500,000 maintenance mishap-free flight hours.

She graduated from Troy University with a Bachelor of Science 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 which she landed a Quality Supervisor’s position in Columbus, GA.  She returned to the Gulf Coast and is currently employed with Airbus US Manufacturing Facility as a Aircraft Quality Conformance Manager focusing on customer quality in Mobile, AL.


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Judith Grigsby
Education Co-Chair | Director

 



     ♦  Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA)

     ♦  Air Evac Life-team - Primary Base Mechanic

     ♦  U.S. Army Veteran






Judith Grigsby


Judith is a certified A&P mechanic with Inspection Authorization.  Her 24-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.  From 2008 to 2018, she had maintained Bell-206 Long Rangers as a Base AMT for Air Evac Lifeteam, a helicopter air ambulance operator.  Currently, she is part of the Safety Department for the same operator as a Maintenance Quality Assurance Analyst.

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 fundraising, 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.


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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 30 years of aviation experience to the AWAM board.  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. and joined the Cabin Overhaul Crew 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 which benefits 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.

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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


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 AMAM Scholarship-Chair and aspires to become a Director of Maintenance.

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Past Directors:


Alice Rice
Bonnie Hendrix
Christine Sinagra
Don Canova
Denise Waters
Drew Csondor

Dulce Sanderson
Janese Buzzell Thatcher
Julia Smith
Linda McGeary
Linda Sollars
Mara Silies
Marcia Buckingham
Nicole Cagnolatti

Raylene Alexander
Robert Takacs
Robin Lamar
Sharon Riffle
Vanessa D’Ambrosia

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