Board of Directors for 2017-2019


Marianna Kind - President


Marianna Kind is a Business Intelligence Manager with the National Field Operation team at the largest cable corporation. Marianna’s hobbies include oil painting, world travelling, and learning ancient philosophies.

Her second Master’s Degree in Computer Science was based on the programming explanation and web client/server set of applications of ancient philosophy Feng Shui. She speaks three languages and is learning Spanish.

Having two advanced Toastmasters Awards allowed Marianna to be elected as an Aria Director of Area C32 Toastmasters International District. After traveling to over 70 countries, Marianna plans to visit six more in 2017 and seven in 2018.

Helen Sanders - Vice President


Helen J Sanders is the Vice President for the 2107-2019 term. Helen previously served as Social Responsibility Committee Chair where she helped organize the speed networking “Check out Tech” events at Drexel and Temple Universities.

Helen is a mother of three amazing children, step mom to three more beautiful daughters, and is married to our Membership Chair, Joe Sanders. Helen also serves on  the board of the Temple University Alumni Association as a Director at Large, is the Online Learning Track Lead for the Pennsylvania Banner User’s Group (PABUG) and is very active in the Oracle ODTUG user group - for whom she hosts a local Meetup.

Helen has a master's degree in Educational Leadership and is currently pursuing her second master's degree in Business Analytics. Follow Helen on twitter at @HelenJSanders and check out her blog at https://helenjsanders.com.  When she's not busy studying, serving others through volunteerism, or working, Helen enjoys being with friends, family and her two dogs.

Gail Reganato - Immediate Past President

Gail Reganato is the immediate past president of NWCT.  Prior to that she was member at large.  Gail also served on the NWCT board from 2002 to 2010.  Gail is also active in the Society for Information Management (SIM).

 Gail is currently a Director within the Informatics division of Independence Blue Cross.  Her expertise is in using data and technology to solve business problems.  Her entire career has been in healthcare and she has held positions at hospitals, health insurers, consulting firms and population management companies.  

Gail earned her Master's in Health Administration from Pennsylvania State University and her B.S. in Biology from Ursinus College.  Gail keeps in shape through going to the gym, hiking and biking.  She enjoys traveling abroad and going to the Jersey shore.  Gail is an avid reader, leads a book group and is trying her hand at writing her own book.

Anne Modestowicz - Treasurer

                                                                                                                             Anne Modestowicz is honored to serve as NWCT Board Treasurer. She has enjoyed membership in this valued organization since 1999, with a few breaks. Her past times include: Trail walking, nature and architectural photography, and ATV trail riding. She has been a 35-year dance enthusiast! Favorite styles:  salsa, modern, ballroom, and line. Anne is the proud mother of 2 daughters, and her 3 granddaughters are her greatest delight.

Anne currently serves as Board Secretary for her high school in Rosemont, where she has been a Board member since 1995, and Secretary, since 2010. She earned her B.S. from Neumann University, and has engaged in IT finance, and IT healthcare roles since 1993

Jill Bulkin-Nuddle - Secretary

Jill Bulkin-Nuddle, MBA is an Information Technology and Quality Management Professional with extensive expertise in system development and migrations, Quality Assurance, Project Management and Process Improvements.

Her healthcare experience spans a national commercial payer, regional blue plan, and healthcare vendors supporting Managed Care, Medicare and Medicaid. She also has experience in the financial sector at the Federal Reserve Bank and a vendor automating credit unions/banks.

Her niche is enhancing quality and eliminating waste by streamlining processes and the strategic application of technology.  Jill is serving her second term as the Secretary for NWCT and is in a similar role for another non-profit for over ten years. She enjoys traveling in the US and abroad as well as biking and beaching at the  Jersey shore.

Lori Nissim - Arrangements

Lori Nissim is ecstatic to be serving her second term as Arrangements Co-Chair for NWCT. Lori works as a Senior Technical Recruiter for IntePros Consulting.

When she’s not finding people careers in IT, she sings, spends time with family and travels. In fact, she’s traveled to 16 US States and 13 Countries, and is planning to explore some new cities internationally in 2018.

Lori is also involved in IIBA and PMI, and feels attending networking events hosted by them and NWCT give her the ability to make excellent connections and better understand IT Industry trends.


Marie Faustin - Programs

Marie Faustin, a Senior Global Delivery Manager in charge of leading technical integrations for fortune 50 customers with contracts valued at over $20M.  With over 20 years of experience in IT and Telecom industries, she uses her wide-ranging client facing, technical and project management skills to direct and empower geographically disperse engineering teams to use their talents to create seamless service management solutions that fulfil business demands in real time for customers.

She holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree with a PMP and ITIL v3 Expert level certifications. Marie loves spending time with her family and in her spare time enjoys attending cultural events and trying new cooking recipes.

Marie has been a member of NWCT since 2015 and is excited to serve her first term on the Board as Co-Chair of Programs. Her top goal is to promote and advocate for STEM expansion in underrepresented groups.

Maureen Shockey - Arrangements

Maureen Shockley is joining the NWCT board as Arrangements Co-Chair for the 2017-2019 term. Maureen is a born and raised Jersey girl who recently swam across the Delaware and now resides in Philadelphia. When she's not working at Magento, she is training for her first marathon which is this fall.

Maureen is also involved with the Young Professionals Council and is a running guide for the Philadelphia Chapter of Achilles International. When she isn't at networking events, you can usually find her at a restaurant in Philly pretending she's a Top Chef Judge.


Karen Meidlinger - Programs

                                                                                                                         Karen Meidlinger, PhD is a Managing Principal at Meidlinger Partners, a venture capital firm. Karen is passionate about science and technology and how these can be harnessed in order to make the world a better place.

She has extensive expertise in business development and innovation management, having worked in these roles for startups through Fortune 50 companies.

Karen has experience in such diverse industries as education, energy, healthcare, media, technology and water.  She enjoys traveling and has been to all seven continents.


Joe Sanders - Membership

Joe Sanders, affectionately called "the Colonel", is the Membership Chair of NWCT for the 2017-2019 term.

A 1976 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, "Colonel Sanders" has supported women's causes from his cadet days at the Academy when he voluntarily participated in "Project 60", a project that established physical fitness standards for West Point's first class with female cadets which entered West Point in July of 1976.  

Joe is Currently the Office of information Technology Director at Rutgers University-Camden. He is Married to NWCT VP Helen Sanders, and enjoys backyard games with their blended family of six children. Joe also serves as a field admissions officer for West Point, and participates in many volunteer activities in the Philadelphia area,  earning him  the 2016 Chancellor's Award for Civic Engagement from Rutgers Camden.

Kayla Laughman - Marketing

Kayla is excited to be joining NWCT as Marketing Co-Chair for the 2017-2019 term. She is currently working as an Account Executive at Brooksource, an IT services firm.

Kayla is a proud Temple University Almuna who graduated with her BBA from Fox School of Business. Her father, Jim Laughman, also graduated from Temple with his MSW. Go Owls! Kayla also is a member of the Temple Alumni Association Committee. While receiving her education at Temple, Kayla competed as a division 1 athlete at Temple playing all four years for the Field Hockey Program.

As a retired athlete Kayla has completed her first Broad Street Run this past year and is training to take on her first half marathon and marathon later this year.

Kristin Zeigler - Marketing

                                                                                                                         Kristin Zeigler is serving her first term on the NWCT board and is a co-chair for the marketing committee. She works as an Account Executive with IntePros Consulting where she prides herself on being a resource for managers when they need to bring on new consultants and take some stress of their plate.

Kristin is an active and outgoing person with a passion for anything involving exercise having played two sports at the collegiate varsity level. Kristin’s passion for empowering women is seen not only in NWCT but also in her involvement as a Co-Chair of the Business Development Committee for the PoWer of Professional Women. Alongside of these groups, she is currently engaged as a member of Drew University’s Alumni Association Board.

Sara Canfield - Technology


Sara is honored to be serving as technology co-chair for the 2017-2019 term. She has been a life long mainframe programmer.  She started her career as a consultant for Levi, Ray and Shoup.   She then moved to MetLife, taking various lead positions in Corporate, Life Insurance and Disability.    She is now transitioning from the large scale mainframe environment to full stack web development.  

As a transplant from the Midwest, Sara loves exploring Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore. When not honing her coding skills her favorite activity is power walking the Ocean City Boardwalk.




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