Board Members

Amy MillerAmy Miller, PE, President

Amy Miller 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 resides in northeast Florida with her husband and three children.


Audrey CopelandAudrey Copeland, PhD, PE, Secretary

Audrey Copeland joined the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) in 2012. In January of 2019 she was promoted to the position of President. 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 earned a PhD in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2007 and Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. She is a registered engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland. Audrey lives in Kensington, Maryland, with her husband, Jose Albertini, and their children Marco and Jorie.

Natasha Ozybko WebsiteNatasha Ozybko, Treasurer

Natasha Ozybko 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 device, before moving into the asphalt industry in 2012. She joined Road Science in 2017 and is the Regional Sales Manager leading a team responsible for sales covering the western half of the United States. Natasha is a four time Ironman triathlete and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sheila BarkevichSheila Barkevich

Sheila Barkevich 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 an MBA from the University at Albany. Sheila has participated on the NCAT and NEAUPG Steering committees and was co-chair of the NYSAPA technical committee for several years. She is currently Callanan’s VP of Asphalt and Quality Control. Sheila resides in Clifton Park, New York, with her husband, Bruce Barkevich, who is also in the Asphalt Industry, and their three children.

Ashley BatsonAshley Batson, JD

Ashley Batson joined the SC Asphalt Pavement Association as Executive Director in January 2011. She began her career as a federal judicial law clerk and then worked in private practice before transitioning to government relations and association management. Ashley earned a Juris Doctorate from the Charleston School of Law in 2007. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Spanish from Clemson University in 2003. She lives in Columbia, South Carolina, with her husband Will and their two sons, William Wade and Wells.

Debbie Novak SquareDebbie Novak

Debbie Novak started with Missouri Petroleum’s parent company, Lionmark Construction Cos., LLC, in September 1995 as a receptionist. She later moved to the Accounting Department where she was responsible for Accounts Payable & then Inventory Management. Debbie currently works as a Sales Representative for the Missouri Petroleum sales team where she is responsible for the sales of various asphalt emulsified products. In addition, she is responsible for the company’s asphalt purchasing, managing the company’s asphalt needs for emulsions and cutbacks. Debbie is a member of APWA Missouri Chapter and is involved with other organizations such as AGC of Missouri, SITE, and MAPA. Debbie lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and son.

Kirsten Pauley SquareKirsten Pauley, PE

Kirsten Pauley graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Civil Engineering. She is a licensed professional engineer. She began her career with Rieth-Riley Construction Company where she had various roles in the asphalt industry, including estimating, asphalt quality control, and working in the field in project oversight. She then worked for consulting engineering firm, Shrewsberry and Associates, in transportation design. She joined APAI in 2016 as Technical Director and became Executive Director in 2019. Kirsten lives in Indianapolis, IN with her fiancé, Cody Fowler, and two boxers, Layla and Dabo.

Judy Pellicano squareJudy Pellicano

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 B.S. Degree from Penn State University and a B.A. in Physics with a Minor in Mathematics from Millersville University.

Founding Member HeadshotTracie Schlich

A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Tracie Schlich has been a marketer all her life from retail management to Vice President of Account Services at a regional marketing firm where she lead the account service team and directed the marketing for a thoroughbred sales company and race course. She has been the Director of Marketing and Membership with the Asphalt Institute for the past six years. In her spare time, Tracie loves to travel and spend time with her husband, Irish Wolfhound, Oliver, and two grown children.

Kari ShiflettKari Shiflett

Kari Shiflett graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and she also holds a Master of Arts degree 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 the HR function. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, and developing others. Kari resides in the greater Seattle area and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two children.