Morning Sessions

Cas Holloway

Chief Operating Officer
Columbia University

Lourdes Zapata

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Folasade (Sade) Olanipekun-Lewis

Vice President, Operating and Community Partnerships
Vantage Airport Group

Salimatou Doumbouya

USS Chair / CUNY Student Trustee / Architecture Student / Entrepreneur
City University of New York

Gerrard P. Bushell, PhD.

President & CEO
New Terminal One @JFK

Kathryn Wylde

President and CEO
Partnership for New York City

Fred P. Gabriel

Crain's New York

Denise Berger, FAIA FRICS

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, East Region

Vlada Kenniff, Ph.D.

NYC Housing Preservation Trust

Alexandria Perotti

Director, Corporate Real Estate, Planning & Development
United Airlines

Francisco Pineda, FRICS

Deputy Commissioner, Real Estate
NYC Economic Development Corporation

Palmina Whelan

Capital Program Director
The New Terminal One

Tanya Pope

Assistant Vice President, University Supplier Diversity
Columbia University

Jason M. Clark, Esq.

Executive Director, New York State Division of Minority and Women's Business Development
Empire State Development

Amy Cordone

Chief Operating Officer
L&M Development Group

Michael J. Garner, MBA

Chief Business Diversity Officer
City of New York

Glenessa Gordon,

Assistant Director, Business Diversity Operations
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Leah Granderson

Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Jermaine Huell

Northeast Diversity Transformation Lead

Michele Basic Moore

Vice President
for Comprehensive Modernization
New York City Housing Authority

Doreen Taveras

Director of Diversity Programs, NY Metro Region

Suzanne Veira

Vice President
and Chief Diversity Officer
NYC School Construction Authority

Workshop Sessions

Kim Hardy

Senior Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion & Compliance,
McKissack & McKissack

Monique Cole-Green

Program Director, Grant Associates, Workforce1, Industrial
Transportation Career Centers

Marianne Monte

Chief People & Administration Officer

Natalie Salinas

Founder and CEO
Nth Consulting Group

Marilisa Stigliano

Vice President, Corporate Operations

Marisa Ventura Poisler

Director-HR Shared Services
Skanska USA

Loryn P. Riggiola

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP

Jen Carey

Vice President, Northeast District Marketing Director

Maeva Crambert

Assistant Vice President, Senior Marketing Manager

David Chaves

Vice President, Marketing Director

Christine Oates

Vice President, Operations Leader PMCM Buildings Northeast
Jacobs Engineering

John Rooney

Area Director, Economic Inclusion
Gilbane Building Company

Danielle Grillo Pemberton

Vice President
Sweet Group

Tracey Mitchell

Gateway Project

Melissa Billig

Co-Chair, Construction & Design Practice Group
Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Lauren Alger

Director of Sustainable Design

Amy Canova

Sustainability Technical Leader, New York Metro

Felice Farber

Executive Director

Hope Kaufman

Associate Vice President

Beatrice Sibblies

Founder; Managing Partner
Village Harlem; BOS Development

Irem Yargici, ANV SP

Chief Sustainability Officer
Halmar International

Denise Ferris

Denise Ferris, AIA, AUA, LEED AP, Associate Vice President of Design Management
Columbia University, Manhattanville Development Group.

Gina Bigler

Senior Engineer of Construction, JFK Redevelopment Program
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Maria Martinson

Program Director, La Guardia Terminal C Redevelopment
Delta Air Lines

Karla Mayenbeer Cruz

Assistant Director of Legislation and Policy
Greater New York LECET

David Varoli

Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs and General Counsel
New York City Department of Design and Construction

Debra Wein, MS RDN CWWPC

CEO and Founder
Wellness Workdays

Jessica Rondash, MBA

Director of Business Operations and Performance
Holt Construction

Dennelle Clarke

Columbia University

Kate Goldman

Project Manager I

Melissa Steeves

Senior Operational Excellence Manager, New York Division
Gilbane Building Company

Shivani Patil, CCM, A. DBIA

Project Manager

Neva Alexander, Ed.D.


Christine Boccia

JD Traditional Industries

Roxanne Guerrerio

KCM Contracting, Inc.

Lily Sackman

Project Manager

Audrey Schultz

Ph.D. Chairperson of Construction and Facilities Management
Columbia School of Pratt Institute

Becky Joseph Gomilla

Senior Project Manager
AECOM Tishman

Anna Lawrence

Project Manager
Gilbane Building Company

Sylvie Straus-Figueroa

Rothberg, Straus and Contrubis, LLC

Melanie Villatoro

Professor and Chairperson
Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology
NYC College of Technology

Karen Medeiros

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Gilbane Building Company

Jayne Czik

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Raquel Diaz

Vice President, New York Market Sector Leader
Gilbane Building Company

Stephanie Koeninger

Senior Vice President, Client Experience

Chanel Lubin, P.E.

Project Manager

Peter Rescigno

Executive Secretary
New York Electrical Contractors

Deborah Bradley

Deborah Bradley Construction & Management Services

Erica Wang

Project Director
AECOM Tishman

Monica Pena

Project Manager
Sweet Group

Angelita Provvisiero

Nola Construction, Inc.

Anthony Campolo

Partner, Construction Practice-White Plains