We are pleased to announce that we have a new STC-PMC council. We were not only able to bring on new officers, but we also have some new faces that will be part of our council going forward. Between our new President, new Treasurer/Secretary, and our new Director-Volunteers, we are confident that our chapter is going to take off in a positive direction with our new leadership and operational model.
Jen Heller Meservey
Immediate Past President:
Danielle M. Villegas
We’d also like to introduce you to our new team of volunteers for this year (as of this writing):
Jamie Sanecki is a staff writer at the University of Pennsylvania and a freelance editor specializing in academic writing. She served as Vice President as STC-PMC from 2019-2020 and worked as a technical writer at Comcast after earning a Ph.D. in art history and working in academia. When she’s not busy with professional activities, you’re likely to find her on a trapeze, in a kayak, or at a museum.
Lyrae Johnson is a 20+ year IT professional who recently realized she has been a technical writer for almost as long. Her career has included stints in project management, application development, production support, and vendor governance in both private and public sector organizations. Heeding an inner voice calling for ‘Lyrae 2.0’ and feeling shifting winds in the labor market, she enrolled in Drexel University’s MSc Communication program in pursuit of the Technical Communications major. Armed with shiny new skills in structured authoring, web design and usability testing; she is wading – sans floaties – into the tech comm community. Lyrae, a proud Bostonian living in Wilmington DE, is a French-speaker and travel geek.
Lori Meyer is a technical communicator in Northern California, where she develops and edits cybersecurity software documentation. During her years as an STC member, she has served many STC communities in a variety of roles, including chapter president, SIG co-manager, secretary, treasurer, webmaster, employment manager, communications manager, and conference co-chair. She is the new president of the Rochester Chapter and current membership manager of the Instructional Design and Learning SIG, and also volunteers for the Washington DC-Baltimore and Florida chapters. Lori has received Distinguished Community Service awards from five STC communities, President’s Awards from three chapters, and the Spotlight Award from the Florida chapter. In 2015, Lori was honored as an STC Fellow. Lori has been a member of the Philadelphia Metro chapter for more than five years, and is looking forward to serving the chapter.
Angelina Simms believes in the importance of giving back and helping others. In addition to her Information Systems studies at Immaculata University, she assists families and caregivers in finding community resources for their loved ones with disabilities. She also has a deep interest in how technology intersects with education and healthcare to help empower people. When Angelina is not at her day job in digital healthcare or trying to keep up with her son’s assistive technology devices, she is often reading, learning about cybersecurity leadership through her mentor-led networking cohort, connecting family and friends, and spending as much time as she can outdoors.
Maureen came to the STC-PMC last year and served as Publicity Chair. Her 30 years of marketing, and five years of social media and web experience enable the chapter to promote its events, services and news across multiple online channels. Her design background enriches our monthly newsletter with colorful layouts and interesting content. Currently, Maureen is a freelance social media strategist and web content writer.
If you would like to volunteer this year, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.