PES Staff

The information on this page gives a brief overview of the IEEE Power and Energy Society Executive Office Staff, and the various ways we support our volunteers. For more detailed information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Patrick P. Ryan
p.ryan@ieee.org

Pat is responsible for working with the PES Governing Board and Executive Committee in formulating business and strategic plans and represents PES in negotiations and actions with other professional associations. As the Executive Director, Patrick also serves as an advisor to society officers and members and provides leadership for the PES Executive Office staff.

PES ADMINISTRATOR
Yuen Chan
y.l.chan@ieee.org

Yuen is responsible for providing administrative support to the Executive Director and the Society, which includes expense reports, purchase requisitions, invoices and others. She maintains PES group email aliases and PES Governing Board roster. Yuen arranges staff team meetings, provides staff logistics and coordination support.

MANAGER – PES OPERATIONS & RESOURCE CENTER
Sissie Lin
sissie.lin@ieee.org

Sissie as the Operations & Resource Center Manager executes the every-day business and operations management e.g. financial budgets and forecasts, conferences, publications, educational activities, membership development, promotion of society activities, etc. of PES. She provides reliability and efficiency in staff operations while ensuring compliance of all Society operations with IEEE and Society Bylaws and accepted business practices. In addition, she manages the administration, development and strategic planning of the PES eCommerce portal, Resource Center.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR – PES SCHOLARSHIP PLUS INITIATIVE
Dan Toland
d.toland@ieee.org

Dan is responsible for the promotion, management, and day-to-day operations of the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus program. He works collaboratively with volunteers including but not limited to: PES VP of Education, PES Scholarship Plus Executive Advisory Council, as well as the Regional Scholarship Committees to achieve Scholarship program objectives. He manages and maintains the Scholarship Award and Career Experience master schedule and plan. Additionally, he provides coordination and assists the IEEE Foundation and Development Office staff on fundraising initiatives in support of the program.

SENIOR MANAGER – MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS & MEMBERSHIP
Maureen Dalton
m.dalton@ieee.org

Maureen is responsible for the marketing, communications, membership and sales initiatives at PES. She works collaboratively with volunteers, vendors and staff to see that the day to day and long terms goals are achieved in these areas. In addition, Maureen supports various projects which include the main PES website, Resource Center and Awards Program.

ADMINISTRATOR - PES MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
Shanon Nason
s.nason@ieee.org

Shanon administers the PES Awards programs, including PES Society-level, Technical Committee level and Chapter level awards.  She produces and maintains the PESOrganizational Chart and Committee Directory.  She supports the PES membership outreach to new members, as well as, supports the membership marketing campaigns.  She supports the Vice President of Membership & Image, as well as other volunteers to promote the scope of the PES Member Services area to ensure expectations are met or exceeded as required for the operation of the society.

ADMINISTRATOR - PES RESOURCE CENTER
Ray Umali
r.umali@ieee.org

Ray provides project coordination, support and design input for the new PES Resource Center. He helps with the design and layout of the Resource Center, in addition to the definition of the new product generation process flows.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR – PES PUBLICATION SERVICES
Maria Proetto
m.proetto@ieee.org

Maria serves as liaison to Editors-in-Chief of PES Transactions, IEEE Publication Department and Technical Committee Program Chairs. She is the administrator for the PES conference paper submission and review sites for all PES sponsored meetings, and schedules Technical Sessions for PES General Meetings, T&D & PSCE. She also creates the Technical Program and Proceedings for PES General Meeting, T&D & PSCE as well as other PES sponsored conferences. She coordinates the publication of PES Special Publications & Tutorials.

ADMINISTRATOR – PES PUBLICATION SERVICES
Randi Scholnick-Philippidis
r.scholnick@ieee.org

Randi serves as the administrator for the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, and the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. She is responsible for supporting the Editors-in-Chief during the paper review process and scheduling of Transactions issues, providing technical support on Manuscript Central, and responding to author inquiries. She also serves as the administrator for IEEE Electrification Magazine and is responsible for posting publications-related content on the PES web site.

ADMINISTRATOR – PES PUBLICATION SERVICES
Cheryl Koster
c.koster@ieee.org

Cheryl serves as the Administrator for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, and the IEEE Power Engineering Letters. She is responsible for supporting the Editors-in-Chief during the paper review process and scheduling of Transactions issues, providing technical support on Manuscript Central, and responding to author inquiries. She is also responsible for posting publications-related content on the PES web site and for providing support to the PES Technical Council by scheduling committee meetings for the General Meeting.

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT  PES PUBLICATION SERVICES
Kristin Capaldo

k.capaldo@ieee.org

Kristin handles the formatting review for IEEE PES Transactions and Letters. She also handles author inquiries, and requests from the respective editors, reviewers and editors in Chief. Working with Maria Proetto she also works on administrative pieces of various conferences and meetings.

SENIOR MANAGER – PES EDUCATION & MEETING SERVICES
Susan Koval
s.koval@ieee.org

Sue manages the IEEE Power & Energy Society's Education and Conferences businesses in accordance with IEEE and PES policy, procedures, and precedents. She leads and enables the businesses by driving strategic and business planning and guiding the decisions of the Society's Board. She is responsible for the P&L of the Education and Conference businesses, which are PES revenue growth areas as well as traditional member value offerings.

ADMINISTRATOR - PES EDUCATION & MEETING SERVICES
LaToya Gourdine
l.gourdine@ieee.org

LaToya supports the IEEE Power & Energy Society's Education & Meetings businesses, including event planning and administration, marketing, reporting, compliance, and administrative duties throughout the lifecycle of events, programs, and meetings. LaToya serves as the administrator of the Plain Talk series of courses, and manages the event planning, coordinating and overseeing the Plain Talk events. She provides marketing support to PES educational events, programs and products. LaToya also performs administrative duties in support of PES Education Services.

ADMINISTRATOR - PES EDUCATION & MEETING SERVICES
Roseanne Jones
roseanne.jones@ieee.org

Roseanne supports the IEEE Power & Energy Society's Education & Meetings businesses, including event planning and administration, marketing, reporting, compliance, and administrative duties throughout the lifecycle of events, programs, and meetings. Roseanne creates meeting assessment reports based on statistical and other (e.g., anecdotal) metrics. She responds to inquiries and supports due diligence related to PES conferences (research, compilation of data and messaging, etc.) Roseanne participates in pre-meeting and possible on-site support for the financially sponsored conferences and provides meeting support by preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings.

ADMINISTRATOR - PES EDUCATION & MEETING SERVICES
Kathy Heilman
kathy.heilman@ieee.org

Kathy supports the IEEE Power & Energy Society's Education & Meetings businesses, including event planning and administration, marketing, reporting, compliance, and administrative duties throughout the lifecycle of events, programs, and meetings. She responds to inquiries and supports due diligence related to PES conferences (research, compilation of data and messaging, etc.) Kathy is responsible for all aspects of technically co-sponsored conferences and participates in pre-meeting and possible on-site support for some of the financially sponsored conferences.

PROJECT MANAGER - SMART GRID
Angelique Rajski Parashis
a.rajski@ieee.org

Angelique executes the every-day business and administrative management of the IEEE Power & Energy Society project initiatives, specifically IEEE Smart Grid. She advances projects by providing overall coordination and management, ensuring that key project goals are met by performing research and analysis. She ensures that there is coordination between project stakeholders and makes recommendations to the Executive Director for actions to be taken. Angelique manages the life-cycles of projects that advance PES strategies including serving as the project lead and key liaison/interface for external partners, constituencies, IEEE staff and volunteers.

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER - IEEE SMART VILLAGE
Michael M. Wilson
m.m.wilson@ieee.org

Mike handles the administrative and program development of IEEE's recently launched humanitarian out-reach program "IEEE Smart Village" (formerly known as the Community Solutions Initiative). He's responsible for advancing this project by providing overall coordination and management of the program, ensuring that key goals are met by engaging and empowering project stakeholders and member volunteers, assisting them to affect the mission to bring renewable energy & technology to improve the lives of people in remote energy-impoverished communities in a sustainable way.