Meet Our Leaders at WID San Diego.
Our board of directors is dedicated to WID San Diego’s key tenets – serve our members, focus on our mission, and prepare for the future by building a vibrant, sustainable chapter.
Deputy, NAVWAR HQ 6.0
Wendi Sekach enjoys watching sporting events (especially soccer!), attending concerts and the theatre, hiking, and anything adventurous – But, spending time with her family tops them all!
If you want something different, you must do something different.
Navy Account Executive, Palo Alto Networks
Kelsey Kellas is very passionate about women helping other women and the WID mission is exactly that – an organization dedicated to the advancement of women in national defense. Kelsey wants to bring that passion to WID and continue to make this an organization that empowers women. Her goal in joining WID is to help provide women in our industry an outlet to foster their educational and professional goals as well as connecting with like-minded women.
Senior Analyst, Morgan Business Consulting
Alicia Roedell is a Senior Analyst with Morgan Business Consulting for SPAWAR PEO C4I International C4I Integration Program Office (PMW 740). In this capacity, Alicia provides business financial management (BFM) support services with the security cooperation/security assistance domain. She supports programming, planning, budgeting, and executing Foreign Military Sales (FMS), Foreign Military Financing (FMF), and Building Partner Capacity (BPC) funds.
Previous to that she has 19 years of experience in the retail industry with a background in workforce planning, field strategy, budget management, project management, human capital management, event planning and marketing. She has a BS in Business Administration, Marketing and a minor in I/O Psychology from San Diego State University.
In Alicia’s free time, she volunteers at the Fleet Science Center in the Marketing department and is a Coordinator at CorePower Yoga. She is a self-proclaimed fitness junkie, dabbling in yoga, spin, CrossFit, and hiking, likes to dance, read, play with her dog and drink wine with friends.
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
PMW 120 PSS (NS48) Program Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton
Melany Fryer is a Booz Allen Senior Associate who leads Booz Allen delivery to the Battlespace Awareness and Information Operations Program Office. Melany has over twenty years supporting the Department of Defense. She is an Air Force veteran, a former Department of Defense Intelligence Analyst, and now a leader in the San Diego defense industry.
Product Support Manager (PSM), PMW 160
Stephanie Tharp is the Product Support Manager (PSM) for PMW 160. She directly supports the PMW 160 Program Manager in sustainment-based activities on ACAT I and II programs, and manages supportability for CANES and Legacy Networks. Additionally, she also leads specific efforts for: the CANES Training Virtual Environment, and the CANES Network Support Center. Stephanie would like to mentor and encourage DoD career-oriented women, and help change the DoD to be inclusive of individuals based on merit and contribution, rather than sex, race, etc.
Senior Director, SAIC
Entrepreneurial leader with 20+ years’ experience scaling start-ups, building high-performing teams and producing innovative solutions tailored to meet business needs. Trusted agent and recognized leader in business development, account management and strategy development. Inspires and empowers diverse and often decentralized teams while collaborating with executives, product owners, and stakeholders. Adept at synthesizing complex information and presenting it in easy-to-understand language to staff, senior leadership, executive committees, and boards of directors. Excellent mom, great bruncher, mediocre golfer.
Listen with Curiosity. Speak with Honesty. Act with Integrity.
Project Manager, Life Cycle Engineering
Stephanie Siraco’s hobbies include: hiking, obstacle course races, traveling, and anything on the water or outdoors.
Her advice to women working in defense is to “Find good mentors and listen to them. Men and women alike. There are many more people out there who want to see you succeed than those who want to see you fail even if it doesn’t feel like that at times”.
Every great warrior must learn to endure and overcome the adversities of life.
Director – West Coast, PL Systems, LLC
Carmen Skipworth initially joined WID in 2017, and has been an active member & leader ever since! In her spare time, she enjoys: sailing, travelling, concerts, pilates, wine, hikes, art, her friends and a good book.
Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.
PMW/a 170 Cyber Security, Booz Allen Hamilton
Caitlin Delmore is a Booz Allen Associate leading cyber security efforts for her Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Program. She is passionate about volunteering and encouraging young women into STEM fields. In her spare time she enjoys: reading, hiking, traveling and powerlifting.
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