Board of Directors

Meet our team
Ashley Carnevale, President

Ashley Carnevale is the Controller for Tru-Duct Sheet Metal Fabrication.  She was born and raised in San Diego, where she began her career at Tru-duct, as Office Manager in 2003.  Over the years, she has worn many hats, including, Accounting, Sales, Purchasing, Compliance and much more. She has a passion for construction and loves seeing projects Tru-Duct has contributed to, all over the county.

Ashley married her husband Anthony in 2009 and together, they have 3 sons. When she is not working, she spends as much time outdoors, as possible. She
loves to hike, garden, golf and travel. In the summer, many of her weekends are spent relaxing at the beach and on the Colorado River. In the
winter, she loves to snowboard. 

After attending Camp NAWIC 2013, she was immediately hooked. She has been involved in Camp NAWIC, Ways & Means, WIC Week, Anniversary Night and
Professional Development and Education. Through her involvement, she has and continues to learn and grow. She looks forward to the upcoming opportunities to help build our Chapter and our serve our community!

Kimberly Bell, President-Elect

Kimberly Bell is the Contracts Manager for Pulice Construction, Inc. Kimberly Bell has been employed in the construction industry since 1988.

She has been a member of the National Association of Women in Construction in Las Vegas, NV from 2008-2013.  Now in San Diego, CA, he is currently Contracts Manager for Pulice Construction, Inc. Founded in 1956, Pulice Construction, Inc. is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ with offices in San Diego, CA; Dallas, TX; and Houston, TX.  Celebrating 60 years in business in 2016, Pulice is a proven leader in alternative project delivery. The company specializes in Design-Build and CMAR projects throughout the Southwest, and is an award-winning firm with a focus on project safety and partnering. Pulice is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dragados S. A., one of the world’s largest heavy civil contractors.

 

She is responsible for Bonds and Insurance, Prequalification Packages, Bid Packages, Bid Deliveries, Subcontracts, Administrative Support of Estimating Staff, Weekly Reports to Corporate and Standard Office Duties.

 

Kimberly loves sports, especially Football, UFC and Tennis; and music, singing karaoke and dancing. She has raised 4 children and has 3 grandchildren.

 

She joined the NAWIC San Diego Chapter to participate and assist in helping women learn about the construction industry!

Lisa Thibodeaux, Vice President

Lisa Thibodeaux is the Operations Manager/Owner at Construction Experts, Inc.

Her duties include administrative, management and marketing services, in addition to providing support to our students, clients and teachers. She also assists with course creation and design. Lisa lives in beautiful Oceanside with her wonderful and supportive husband and their fun loving three year old son.

Construction Experts Inc. provides online construction classes and can be found at: http://www.constructionclasses.com/.

Edna Rodriguez, Corresponding Secretary

My name is Edna Rodriguez and I am very excited about my new position with NAWIC. I am a territory manager for H&E

Equipment Services providing construction equipment rentals, sales, parts, and service. I have worked in the construction industry for the last 15+ years and look forward to the year ahead with NAWIC.

She took some time off when they were very young and then started at Liberty Equipment and Supply in 1986 and went into outside sales for the flexibility it provided to a young mother and wife. She still didn’t know what she would “be” when she grew up. She worked her way up to “Branch Manager” and then shortly thereafter Liberty was purchased by Ferguson. She then accepted a job with a plumbing drain manufacturer Josam and was there for a couple of years – Ferguson talked her into coming aboard as a Branch Manager and she soon realized this wasn’t what she wanted to “be” as a grown up!

She then accepted a position with Mega Western, a “Manufacturer rep. agency” and learned about faucets and shower valves among other products – with this knowledge she accepted a position nearly 10 years ago with Symmons – she finally now realize this is “where and what” she wants to be as a grown up!

She now has 7 grandchildren; 4 from Brenden and Danielle, Mikayla 13, Brennalyn 8, Giyanna 5 and Bryden 2. Taryn and Patrick have blessed her with 2 granddaughters Camryn 3 and Aubrey 1 and Justin and Alyssa have blessed her with another granddaughter Olivia born in September of 2016.

Her NAWIC journey started at Liberty Equipment but she didn’t appreciate all that NAWIC had to offer at that point in her career. Thinking back she now believes she was too busy with babies, school and running a household to entertain what the NAWIC opportunity could offer not only in her career but in her life path. She is blessed to have given this wonderful group another opportunity to join, learn, grow and support. As with NAWIC you will only get out of it what you put into it. There are lessons to be learned, friends to be made and opportunities to be had! She is proud to be associated with such a fine organization of professional women!

She also belongs to and holds board member positions with ASPE – American Society of Plumbing Engineers and the BIA – Building Industry of America, San Diego chapters.

In her spare time she loves the river, riding on the Harley, hiking, and being outside with her grandbabies!

Tosha Carapella, Treasurer

Amber was born and raised in the greater San Diego area. She has worked in the construction industry on and off since 2005, but has worked for Casper Company since October of 2015. Her experience is in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Executive Assistance, some Payroll and Certified Payroll, Environmental Health & Safety, Contract Administration and Project Engineering.

She recently took the CIS (Construction Industry Specialist) course and is working towards completing the test to also contribute to her skill sets. She is so happy that our newly appointed Madam President, Isabel Marocco, introduced her to NAWIC in November of 2015 when she joined the Casper Company team. She feels this association is so empowering and has allowed her to not only explore new ideas and experiences that she would have not fathomed before, but has also allowed her to create lifelong friendships. She is excited for this new opportunity to server her Chapter as the 2017-2018 Treasurer. She is also involved in the following committees: Publicity & Outreach & Public Relations, Camp NAWIC, Finance (Co-Chair), WIC Week (Co-Chair), 2018 Fall Conference (Co-Chair), Auditing for 2016-2017 Financials, as well as Ways & Means.

When she is not working she enjoys spending her time on the soccer field, golfing, hiking, snowboarding, camping and hanging out with her family and friends. Amber is dedicated to NAWIC and cannot wait to serve her Chapter and her community!

Helen Panebianco, Recording Secretary

Helen Panebianco has been a NAWIC member since the summer of 2017. She started working for Dynalectric- San Diego in June of 2012, while she was a junior in high school as a material handler. Helen worked through the remainder of her HS years and put herself through college, all while working full time. Following her graduation from San Diego State University in the spring of 2017, she was promoted to Field Project Assistant. Helen is the third generation in the construction industry, and she sincerely loves the work she does. NAWIC has offered her an abundance of opportunities through the years, even when she was not even a member yet. She is elated to be serving on the 2018/2019 board and looks forward to working alongside the amazing women of our chapter to help one another in reaching our goals and expanding the opportunities of women in construction.

Paula Covert, Immediate Past-President

Isabel Marocco is the CFO and Vice President for Casper Company, a local family owned and operated demolition sub-contractor. Isabel completed 25 years with Casper in July. She currently hold the position of CFO and Vice President.

The majority portion of her day involves assisting the administrative personnel with the day to day operations. In between she squeezes in the financials and decision making with the other owners in steering the direction of the company.

She landed in the construction industry quite by chance. She worked for a local drywall sub-contractor for 3 years, when she was laid off by this employer she was lucky enough to be hired by the then up and coming Casper Company in 1991. She has held nearly every office position in the company and overseeing the traditional office staff as CFO/Controller, and Operations Manager. However the greatest honor she has had with Casper was in 2008 when she was given the chance to become an owner in the company.

Her passion is her family. She comes from a family of 10, where she is the second to the youngest. But her greatest love is her husband Steve of 20 years and their children, Gabriel who is 26 and Theresa who is 19.

Amber Webb, Director

Amber was born and raised in the greater San Diego area. She has worked in the construction industry on and off since 2005, but has worked for Casper Company since October of 2015. Her experience is in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Executive Assistance, some Payroll and Certified Payroll, Environmental Health & Safety, Contract Administration and Project Engineering.

She recently took the CIS (Construction Industry Specialist) course and is working towards completing the test to also contribute to her skill sets. She is so happy that our newly appointed Madam President, Isabel Marocco, introduced her to NAWIC in November of 2015 when she joined the Casper Company team. She feels this association is so empowering and has allowed her to not only explore new ideas and experiences that she would have not fathomed before, but has also allowed her to create lifelong friendships. She is excited for this new opportunity to server her Chapter as the 2017-2018 Treasurer. She is also involved in the following committees: Publicity & Outreach & Public Relations, Camp NAWIC, Finance (Co-Chair), WIC Week (Co-Chair), 2018 Fall Conference (Co-Chair), Auditing for 2016-2017 Financials, as well as Ways & Means.

When she is not working she enjoys spending her time on the soccer field, golfing, hiking, snowboarding, camping and hanging out with her family and friends. Amber is dedicated to NAWIC and cannot wait to serve her Chapter and her community!

Mariana Rosillo, Director

Mariana Rosillo is the Assistant Project Manager for ETC Build & Design

Mariana Rosillo joined the construction industry in 2012 and has been a member of the National Association of Women in Construction in San Diego, CA since 2015.

She is currently an Assistant Project Manager for ETC Building & Design, Inc. The company specializes in the design and construction of health care and life science facilities. ETC was founded in 2002 by Mike Essrig and Chris Taylor. The company, originally called Essrig Taylor Construction, specializes in seismic retrofitting that complies with SB1953, a Senate Bill passed by the State of California in 1995 that mandates seismic retrofit of hospitals throughout the state. It is headquartered in San Diego, CA with an office in Burbank, CA.

Mariana was originally hired as a two-week temp for their design department and is now celebrating six years with company. She is responsible for contract administration; generating and tracking RFI’s, submittals and logs; organizing meetings; generating customer billings; estimating; developing infection control layouts; project scheduling; tracking flow of all project documentation.

Mariana loves art and sports, specifically Soccer and Football. She is passionate about classical music, having played the piano for over 10 years. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry.

Mariana joined NAWIC to learn more about construction and interact with people who were just as passionate about the industry.

Carol Hutchinson, Director

Jodi Valdivieso is the Vice President at HUB International.

Jodi develops and maintains commercial risk management and insurance solutions within its San Diego commercial division. She is responsible for providing strategic guidance to the firm’s Property & Casualty clients. She specializes in working with organizations on strategic issues involving risk management and insurance program design. Her industry expertise includes clients that operate in the construction, real estate, and manufacturing industries.

Jodi brings over 25 years of insurance experience in both underwriting and commercial client services. Prior to joining HUB in April of 2016, Jodi served as a Client Executive at Barney & Barney, LLC for fifteen years. Prior to Barney & Barney, she was an underwriter handling both property and casualty programs for middle market to large commercial clients and public entities for ICW, Travelers, and Aetna.

Jodi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Illinois State University. She also holds the Certified Insurance Counselor designation.

Shelby Ballow, Director

Shelby Ballow is a Project Coordinator for Dowling Construction. Shelby grew up in SouthBay and attended University of Hawaii Manoa. After graduating from UH in 2014, she traveled throughout Europe, Guatemala and Belize. Upon her return, Shelby began working at Dowling Construction and is celebrating her 3year work-iversary this November. She enjoys the fast-paced, ever changing environment of the construction industry.

                Shelby has been a NAWIC member for a little over one year and has embraced all NAWIC has to offer. Within days of becoming a member, Shelby joined the PSW Fall Conference Committee, finding the conference location and serving as the hotel/NAWIC liaison. She is currently pursuing her CIT and CDT designations and is co-chair of the WIC Week Committee.

                In her free time, Shelby enjoys camping and kayaking with her husband and two dogs, baking, and reading.

Lorena Quintero, Director

My name is Edna Rodriguez and I am very excited about my new position with NAWIC. I am a territory manager for H&E

Equipment Services providing construction equipment rentals, sales, parts, and service. I have worked in the construction industry for the last 15+ years and look forward to the year ahead with NAWIC.

Linda A. Young, CBT, CIT, Parliamentarian

Linda Young, CBT, CIT is a 31 year member of the National Association of Women in Construction.

She is a Past National NAWIC President (2002-2003), a 3-time Past President of the San Diego Chapter #21, Past Administrator and Trustee of the NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation and Past 2-time National President of the NAWIC Education Foundation. Linda has spent 30 plus years working in various positions in the Construction Industry. Currently, Ms. Young is co-owner of C-SOS with her husband, Frank. She is Co-Chair of the San Diego Chapter Mentoring/Camp NAWIC Committee which is celebrating its 10th year. She is currently the NAWIC SD Future Construction Leaders Foundation President, Vice-Chair of the Advisory Committee for The New School of Architecture & Design Construction Management Program and President of the New School Foundation. Linda is married to Frank, has 2 sons and Daughter-in-laws, 4 grandchildren and a Schnauzer named Sarge.