Women in Construction Operations

Northern California Chapter

Serving the Bay Area and surrounding counties, WiOPS Northern California Chapter was launched as the organization’s second chapter in 2018. The chapter garnered immediate support from the local building community, with 150 prospective members at its introductory meeting. It now serves more than 1400 registered members.

With the area’s diverse mix of project types ranging from technology, to healthcare, sports stadiums and more—chapter members represent leading general contractors, trade partners, design professionals, construction managers, and owner representatives.

Construction tech firms from nearby Silicon Valley and the surrounding areas also are part of the mix, bringing awareness and training for the latest construction innovations to our group. All involved freely use their expertise to mentor and support one another during fun and educational chapter meetings and events.

Graciously sponsored by construction firms, suppliers and vendors, meetings and most chapter functions are free to registered members. Each meeting or event is conveniently held at a new location or online, with approximately 50 to 200 women and men in attendance.

Contact NorCal WiOPS

Please contact us directly at norcal@wiops.org

Board of Directors

Northern California Chapter

Melissa Berg

President
Bio
Melissa Berg is President of WiOPS’ Northern California Chapter. She has served on its Board of Directors since the chapter’s founding in 2017.

Melissa is an owner and Director at Dome Construction, a mid-sized general contractor with locations throughout California. Her teams specialize in healthcare construction in the Bay Area. She also leads efforts in the advancement of women and diversity and inclusion within Dome.

Outside of work, Melissa loves to travel, especially trips involving scuba diving. Most weekends you can find her at a beach with her dog Mia and wife Kristen.

stacie mcconnell

Vice President
Bio

Stacie McConnell is Director of Membership for WiOPS’ Northern California Chapter. She has served on its Board of Directors since the chapter’s founding in 2017.

Stacie is a Senior Operations Manager with ISEC, Inc., a commercial specialty subcontractor whose scopes include architectural woodwork, ornamental metals, specialties, doors frames and hardware, laboratory casework and lab & medical equipment. In her 24th year at ISEC, she oversees several project management teams in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Stacie enjoys music, going to live concerts, hanging out at the beach, craft beer, and spending time with family and friends.

Jennifer Lauritzen

Jennifer Lauritzen

Secretary
Bio
Jennifer Lauritzen is Secretary of WiOPS Northern California Chapter. She has served on its Board of Directors since the chapter’s founding in 2017.

Jenn is a Project Executive with Swinerton, a commercial contracting company founded in 1888. In this role, she oversees projects in the San Francisco Bay Area for the company’s Northern California Healthcare Division and is actively involved in fostering the division’s Lean journey.

When Jenn is not on the job, look to the skies where she may be found paragliding among the clouds. She also enjoys riding her motorcycles, rock climbing, and taking on a DIY home improvement project.

Kelly Coogan

Megan Roth

Co-Director of Events
Bio
Megan Roth is Co-Director of WiOPS’ Northern California Chapter. She has served on its Board of Directors since 2021. Megan is a Field Marketing Manager with Autodesk Construction Cloud.
Stacie McConnell

LaDrena Dansby

Treasurer
Bio
LaDrena Dansby is Treasurer of WiOPS Northern California Chapter. She helped co-found WiOPS in 2013 along with a group of pioneering women from construction, architecture and engineering companies.
LaDrena is a Program Manager with AECOM currently overseeing a major healthcare master plan implementation program. LaDrena is a California registered Professional Engineer and a certified DBIA Professional with over 26 years of program administration, project management and design experience. Her expertise includes delivering over $4.1 billion in California healthcare projects which entails working with project owners to plan, design and construct hospitals and healthcare facilities and providing resilience, tactics and leadership.
LaDrena enjoys day trips, spending time with family and friends, cooking, and taking walks to observe the everyday beauty around us.

Jeanette Slye

Director of Fundraising
Bio
Jeanette Slye is the Director of Fundraising for WiOPS’ Northern California Chapter. She began serving on the chapter’s Board of Directors in 2020.

Working in the construction industry since 2011, Jeanette is an experienced project administrator. She is currently a Sr. Project Cost Administrator for Swinerton, a commercial general contractor founded in 1888. Based in the firm’s healthcare division, Jeanette oversees all job cost documentation for the company’s Bay Area healthcare projects while working closely with subcontractors and clients.

Away from work, Jeanette enjoys spending time outdoors participating in activities such as skeet shooting, camping and traveling.

Christina Greystone

Director of Events
Bio

Christina Greystone is the Event Director of WiOPS’ Northern California Chapter and has served on its board since the chapter was founded in 2017.  Christina is a Sr. Project Engineer with ISEC, Inc., a commercial specialty subcontractor whose scopes include Architectural Woodwork, Ornamental Metals, Specialties, Doors Frames and Hardware, Laboratory Casework and Lab & Medical Equipment.

Christina is responsible for assisting projects in the Bay Area. Christina enjoys playing softball, golfing, participating in 5k & 10k running events with friends, going hiking  or traveling to new places with her family and dog Rufus.

LYKA OKADA

Public Relations Director
Bio
Marie Patterson

Marie Patterson

Education Director
Bio
Marie Patterson is Education Director for WiOPS’ Northern California Chapter. She has served on its Board of Directors since the chapter’s founding in 2017.

Marie is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Chico in the Construction Management Department, and is advisor to the Chico State Women in Construction and Mechanical Contractors Association student clubs. Her industry career included working for specialty piping contractors focusing on advanced technology and pharmaceutical markets, as well as overseeing facility renovations for project owners.
Marie’s hobbies include golfing, hiking, camping, and fly fishing. She also enjoys evenings at home cooking.