Skip to main content



HomeLeadership
Angel Green
President | Chapters Chair | Director

 
Angel_2020_2
   

    ♦  Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic

    ♦  B.S. Degree Aviation Maintenance Management

    ♦  Quality Control Supervisor – UPS Next Day Air Operation                       






Email Angel

 

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.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Lynette Ashland

Vice President | Convention Exhibit Coordinator | Director

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

    ♦  Bachelor of Science – Business Administration

    ♦  Endeavor Air – Instructor, Tech Ops



Email Lynette


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 TechOps 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. 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Teressa Stark

Treasurer | Membership Chair | Website Administrator

     



   
      ♦  Retired Healthcare Professional                       



                  



Email Teressa


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 semi-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.


_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Stephanie Morris

Scholarship Chair | Director

   

   
     ♦  Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic

     ♦  Bachelor of Science - Psychology

     ♦  Associate Degree – Aviation Maintenance Technology





Email Stephanie


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.  


_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Stacey Rudser
Scholarship Co-Chair | Director

       

     ♦  Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic

     ♦  FEAM– Line Maintenance Technician




Email Stacey


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. 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Judith Grigsby
Education Chair | Director

 



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

     ♦  Air Evac Life-team - Primary Base Mechanic

     ♦  U.S. Army Veteran






Email Judith


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.


_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sarah Kiley

Recording Secretary

   


    ♦  Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic

    ♦  Bachelor of Science - Aviation Business Administration and Logistics

    ♦  Service Center Technician in Corporate Aviation

  




Email Sarah


Sarah's interest in aviation began as a little girl, the first time she saw Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Sarah watched intently as Indiana Jones’ pilot, Jock Lindsey, sat on the float of a Waco UBF-2 fishing.  When Indy ran out of the rainforest in a frenzy, Jock fired up the radial engine and became airborne.  Sarah was memorized.  The freedom, the excitement, the magic of aviation captured her heart. 


Sarah works as a Service Center Technician for a corporate aviation company and is in her final year of studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Sarah is exceptionally proud of her involvement with AWAM and is passionate about spreading awareness of women in non-traditional roles.  In her free time, Sarah enjoys riding her motorcycle, volunteering, flying and being a part of the Deaf community.


_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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. 




Email Laura


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.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Kim Pritchard
Director

     ♦  Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic

     ♦  Sr. Manager, Airframe Overhaul & Repair – United Airlines, San Francisco, CA

     ♦  Bachelor of Science - Aviation Maintenance Management

     ♦  U.S. Air Force Veteran

     ♦  President and founding member of AWAM’s Bay Area Chapter
    


Kim is responsible for a team consisting of over 500 United Airlines employees who execute work consisting of C-checks, heavy overhaul, reliability and/or project modifications, Line Maintenance Support, and out-of-service aircraft.  This team handles approximately 600 aircraft annually.

 

During the course of her twenty-three years with United, Kim has worked in a number of leadership roles in departments that included: Maintenance Training, AMT Employment, Continuous Improvement, and Production Control.

 

Kim’s career includes a three-and-a-half-year stint in corporate aviation in the position of Chief Inspector and later, General Manager/Director of Maintenance at KaiserAir, Inc.  a large, Bay Area-based company that offers MRO services and drop-in maintenance support for corporate jet, private aircraft, and cargo feeders.  She also spent three years as the Director of Career and Student Services at MIAT’s college main campus in Canton, MI.

 

Kim believes being successful in a non-traditional career has equipped her to handle challenges in every aspect of life.  As a result, she actively encourages others to consider work in Technical Operations as an interesting and fulfilling option.  To this end, she has served as co-captain of United Airlines’ all-female international aerospace skills competition team known as the “Chix Fix”, participates on multiple occupational workforce councils at the high school and college levels, and provides input to a number of member organizations which help individuals within the community prepare for viable work in the field.  Kim writes a monthly article focused on mentoring for United’s Business Resource Group known as “uIMPACT” which was established to support females within the enterprise to help them achieve their career goals.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Willaim Russo

Director

    ♦  Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic with Inspector Authorization (IA)
♦  Master of Aeronautical Degree - Aviation Education and Human Factors
    ♦  Bachelor of Science - Professional Aeronautics
♦  U.S. Air Force Veteran
♦  Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Certification


Email William

William (Bill) Russo has 30 years of experience in aviation, which includes work as a mechanic, aircraft inspector, supervisor, manager, and an instructor.  His career began in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a C-130 Crew Chief in the Air Force Special Operations Command, earning numerous awards and citations, to include the Bronze Star medal.  As a civilian, he has worked for airlines and for aircraft repair stations performing line, base, and heavy maintenance.  He also served as coauthor and consultant to Gleim Publications for their FAA Inspection Authorization Training and Renewal courses.  Mr. Russo graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics and a Master of Aeronautical Science degree (with distinction), with dual specialization in the fields of Human Factors and Aviation Education.

 

Mr. Russo first became interested in aviation as a young child in 1976 when his family took him to the Smithsonian’s new National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. A staunch advocate for aviation education and past recipient of 3 AWAM scholarships, William has built a reputation as an expert in the areas of Mechanic Certification, Maintenance Human Factors, Instructional Design, and Curriculum development, and regularly speaks on these subjects at conferences and in magazine articles.  He is equally as comfortable wearing a suit and meeting with Congressional leaders to push for FAA regulatory and legislative modernization on behalf of the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) as he is with a wrench in his hand covered in dirt and grease while fabricating tooling and equipment for an A&P school.  His passion for sharing his knowledge and experience never wanes, and he is extremely excited on becoming an AWAM Director.


_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Past Directors:

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

Dulce Sanderson
Gail Rouscher
Jane Shelton
Janese Buzzell Thatcher
Julia Smith
Laura Gordon
Linda McGeary
Linda Sollars
Mara Silies

Marcia Buckingham
Nicole Cagnolatti
Raylene Alexander
Robert Takacs
Robin Lamar
Sharon Riffle
Vanessa D’Ambrosia

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________