Amy Miller, P.E., President
Amy is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Environmental Engineering and a Master of Business Administration. She is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Florida. Immediately out of college she worked as a civil engineer eventually transitioning to a sales engineer role then onto a key account manager position. She currently serves as the National Director for the Asphalt Pavement Alliance. Amy is a founding member of WofA. Amy resides in northeast Florida with her husband and three children.
Audrey Copeland, Ph.D., P.E., Secretary
Audrey earned her Doctorate in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt and her Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. She is a registered engineer in Virginia and Maryland. She began her career as a highway engineer at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and then went on to be a highway materials research engineer at FHWA’s Turner–Fairbank Highway Research Center where she managed asphalt-related research laboratories and projects. Audrey is currently the President & CEO of the National Asphalt Pavement Association. Audrey is a founding member of WofA. Audrey lives in Kensington, Maryland, with her husband, Jose Albertini, and their children Marco and Jorie.
Natasha Ozybko, Treasurer
Natasha graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has made a career in sales and marketing, starting out in textiles, then medical devices, before moving into the asphalt industry in 2012. She is the Regional Sales Manager leading a team responsible for sales covering the western half of the United States at Arkema-Road Science. Natasha is a founding member of WofA. Natasha is a four time Ironman triathlete and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sheila graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and immediately went to work for Callanan Industries Inc., a CRH Co. She has spent her career in various roles at Callanan and while there earned her Master of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany. Sheila has participated on the National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University and the Northeast Asphalt User/Producer Group steering committees and was co-chair of the New York State Asphalt Pavement Association technical committee for several years. She currently serves at the Senior Vice President for Callanan Industries Inc., a CRH Co. Sheila resides in Clifton Park, New York, with her husband, Bruce Barkevich, who is also in the Asphalt Industry, and their three children.
Janelle graduated from Newman University with a degree in Business Administration. Over her 31-year career, Janelle has always had roles within transportation and logistics. She began her journey with Koch Industries in 1988, and joined Flint Hills Resources in 2006 as the Asphalt Distribution Manager. She is passionate about her role, and, as a mother of five boys, Janelle is very familiar with sound logistics! In her free time enjoys golf and exercise.
Ashley Batson, J.D.
Ashley joined the South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association as Executive Director in January 2011. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the Charleston School of Law in 2007 after earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Spanish from Clemson University. Ashley began her career as a federal judicial law clerk and then worked in private practice before transitioning to government relations and association management. Ashley is a founding member of WofA. She lives in Columbia, South Carolina, with her husband Will and their two sons, William Wade and Wells.
Debbie started her career with Lionmark Construction Cos. in September 1995 as a receptionist. She later moved into its accounting department where she was responsible for accounts payable then on to inventory management. In 2017 Debbie took a role with Missouri Petroleum (a Lionmark subsidiary) as a sales representative tasked with the sale of various asphalt-emulsified products. Debbie is a member of American Public Works Association Missouri Chapter and is involved with other organizations, including Associated General Contractors of Missouri, SITE Improvement Association, and the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association. Debbie lives in St. Louis with her husband and son.
Kirsten Pauley, P.E.
Kirsten graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Civil Engineering. She is a licensed professional engineer in Indiana. She began her career with Rieth-Riley Construction Co. Inc. where she had various roles in its asphalt operations, including estimating, asphalt quality control, and project oversight in the field. She then worked for consulting engineering firm Shrewsberry & Associates in transportation design. Kirsten joined the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana in 2016 as Technical Director and became its Executive Director in 2019. Kirsten lives in Indianapolis, IN with her fiancé, Cody Fowler, and two boxers, Layla and Dabo.
Judy Pellicano, Vice President of Assets for Colas USA, brings with her over 20 years of senior leadership experience. Judy began her career in transportation, with United Parcel Services, advancing through progressively larger roles with increasing responsibility within the transportation industry. Then, in 2013 she crossed over into the construction industry, where she remains today. Judy spent approximately half of her career in operations, with the balance in a consultative role. Judy earned her Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Physics with a Minor in Mathematics from Millersville University.
Tracie graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She has been a marketer all her life from retail management to Vice President of Account Services at a regional marketing firm where she led the account service team and directed marketing for a thoroughbred sales company and racecourse. She has been the Director of Marketing and Membership for the Asphalt Institute since 2012. Tracie is a founding member of WofA. In her spare time, Tracie loves to travel and spend time with her husband, Irish Wolfhound, Oliver, and two grown children.
Kari graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and she also holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from Northcentral University. After graduating from Washington State University, Kari joined a large manufacturing company where she grew her career as a human resources professional and held various leadership positions that gave her exposure to a wide variety business challenges and solutions. Recently, Kari joined Lakeside Industries as the Director of Human Resources where she has responsibility for leading all aspects of HR for the company. Kari resides in the greater Seattle area and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two children.