In honor of Women in Construction Week (March 6 – 12, 2022), Women’s History Month (March) and International Women’s Day (March 8, 2022), Cordoba Corporation is celebrating some of our talented women in the construction management field! These team members are serving in a wide variety of positions and represent different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. They join all of our talented construction management staff in celebrating Women in Construction Week and Making a Difference for our clients and communities.
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), the leading professional association for women in the construction industry, founded WIC Week in 1998 to continue its mission of strengthening and amplifying the success of women in the industry. This year’s theme is ‘Envision Equity.’
We hope you enjoy getting to know the following Cordoba WIC!
Carmen Anderski earned her B.S. in Business and Marketing from the University of Phoenix. She is an Assistant Project Manager with over ten years of combined supervisory, project coordination, and project specialist experience. Carmen is proficient in SharePoint, Cornerstone Learning Management System (LMS) and Microsoft Office.
Carmen joined Cordoba Corporation in 2019 as a Project Coordinator supporting Cordoba’s Project Managers on the San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Pole Risk Mitigation & Engineering (PRiME) program supporting Wildfire Mitigation efforts. She coordinated discussions with the Construction Services, Land and Environmental departments, as well as other subcontractors to keep projects on track to meet year end goals.
Carmen is now serving as an Assistant Project Manager as part of Cordoba’s team supporting SDG&E’s Electric System Hardening (ESH) program. She ensures guidelines and compliance dates are met, facilitates weekly construction calls, and serves as a liaison between the project manager and the construction crews to ensure excellent communication is flowing throughout the construction lifecycle.
Prior to joining Cordoba Corporation, Carmen served as a Project Specialist at SDG&E for over five years. She utilized SharePoint and Cornerstone LMS to administer and track all compliance training conducted at SDG&E. She also partnered with SDG&E’s overhead and underground electric trainers to schedule classes and develop new training processes while adhering to yearly training budgets.
Michelle Cannady is an experienced Project Manager managing construction and estimating projects with Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and SDG&E pipelines, meters/regulators, distribution integrity management projects, pressure betterment projects and other high-pressure projects. Her experience includes cost estimating, providing quality deliverables, supporting construction requests-for-proposals/change orders, project forecasting and tracking, keeping safety records, and coordinating with project teams and stakeholders to meet all construction related deliverables.
Michelle serves as a Project Manager supporting and overseeing Cordoba Corporation’s SoCalGas New Business Team. She works as a field liaison for major projects where she is responsible for reviewing, inspecting and conducting quality assurance tasks at job sites. In addition, she collects, evaluates and researches relevant data for work order authorizations. Michelle’s team consists of Planners, Business Analyst, Project Coordinators, Construction Managers, and Project Support.
Prior to joining Cordoba Corporation, Michelle served in a variety of project coordination, project management and estimating roles for a construction contractor supporting SoCalGas. Her broad experience on several SoCalGas programs is well-suited for her current role here at Cordoba Corporation with SoCalGas.
Michelle has studied at Riverside Community College and California Baptist University. She holds certificates and/or has completed training in OSHA 30, MS Project Scheduling, Heavy Bid (Estimating), Heavy Job (Forecasting/Tracking), HCSS Safety, Veriforce, First Aid-CPR, SAGE and Taulia. Michelle is a member of NAWIC and appreciates what she has learned through the organization from its community of women in the industry.
Carline Di Mario
Carline Di Mario is a civil engineer with over 17 years of design experience in transportation, roadway design, and drainage projects utilizing MicroStation, Inroads, Open Roads, AutoCAD, and GEOPAK software design tools. She also has an extensive engineering skillset in roadway improvements, drainage design and rail proposals involving compilation and analysis of technical reports.
Carline’s experience includes working with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Caltrans, Florida Department of Transportation, and Illinois Department of Transportation managing engineering projects related to civil design, utilities coordination, and industry standards. Her previous experience also includes working on the innovative California High-Speed Rail Program.
Since joining Cordoba Corporation, Carline has been part of the business development team supporting engineering proposals for large, complex infrastructure and transit projects with public and private clients, including Los Angeles County, Port of Los Angeles, LA Metro and binational projects with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the San Diego Metropolitan Transportation System (MTS).
Before joining Cordoba Corporation, Carline worked as a Project Engineer for a Los Angeles engineering firm, where she was responsible for managing the designs for drainage, utilities, civil and environmental areas, including alignment and grading. She has also led the development and implementation of design standards, developed CAD analysis reports, and managed all required project specifications. Prior to her relocation to California, Carline held a variety of engineering roles in Chicago, IL and Miami, FL.
Carline has been recognized for her many contributions to the transportation sector and civil engineering industry. She is currently working on completing her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and growing professionally with the company as a Project Manager for the business development team.
Jolyne Kane is serving as a Project Manager on behalf of Cordoba Corporation for SDG&E’s ESH program, which focuses on the reduction of fire risk via pole replacement, advanced line monitors, covered conductor, and strategic undergrounding.
She manages the construction process for dozens of SDG&E’s ESH projects, which includes the facilitation of weekly meetings, resolution of issues in the field, risk identification, and driving close-out processes by interfacing with construction crews, and numerous other stakeholders. Jolyne supported the merger of SDG&E’s Fire Risk Mitigation (FiRM) and PRiME programs to align construction processes and data collection.
Jolyne’s work also includes spearheading data process automation and improvement and overseeing the input of construction data via SharePoint. Jolyne leads the Field Program for site review of power distribution design by coordinating with all applicable stakeholders and troubleshooting specific issues found in the field. Her also includes developing and updating training materials, and she serves as a subject matter expert for vegetation management regulatory compliance across the ESH program.
Prior to joining Cordoba Corporation, Jolyne served in various roles at SDG&E, including working as a Project Advisor and as a Records Team Lead in the Electric Transmission Engineering Department. Before joining SDG&E, she worked as an Arborist at Western Environmental Consultants, Inc, and supported SDG&E’s Vegetation Management Program, which is focused on mitigating fire risk and the reducing vegetation caused outages via proper trimming and maintenance of foliage near powerlines. She inspected and assessed requests for tree pruning or removal, audited trimming practices for compliance with SDG&E specifications and operated Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and forestry databases.
Jolyne graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY with a B.S. in Biology and a Minor in Health Professions, and she is currently working on her PMP certification. She is proficient in Adobe, Bluebeam Revu, Contribute, Documentum, Microsoft Office Suite, PowerBI, Procore, quantitative data analyses, SharePoint, SPSS, and Vault, and has intermediate knowledge of GIS and database management.
Sarahi Leal is currently serving as a Pipeline Engineer on behalf of Cordoba Corporation on the SoCalGas Pipeline Integrity Execution Closeout and Reconciliation program. In this role, she verifies all project documents and files to match their pertaining area of guidelines for their features and analytics by reviewing the data, test charts, and recordings.
Sarahi has directed over 30 projects into completion and submitted projects into their respective category for uploading. She coordinates with construction managers to review projects and foresee any discrepancies found and if needed, fills out missing information to have projects approved. Her role includes affirming purchase orders, heat numbers, and stock codes by weld numbers with documents such as weld maps, welding inspection reports, material transfer reports, and workbooks. Sarahi ensures that assigned projects are completed, producing a quality product that is in accordance to governing codes, agency regulations and client requirements, as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Sarahi started her career at Cordoba Corporation serving as an Engineer on Cordoba’s SoCalGas Distribution Integrity Management Program (Phase 2) Team. She was responsible for supporting the initial pre-planning, planning stages, engineering/design stages, construction support, execution stages and closeout efforts for gas distribution and transmission line projects. She led 14 Phase 2 projects for completion and had all projects approved, and the total value of her projects was over $17.6 million.
Sarahi is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, where she earned her B.S. in Civil Engineering. She designed and lead multiple projects for her engineering classes and graduated in the top 10% of her class. She is certified in Procore and has experience with AutoCAD, Bluebeam, MS Project, Microsoft Office, GIS, SAP, HP VAQ, PDMS, RAM, SAP2000, MATLAB and Netica.
Diane Ricard’s extensive experience includes short-term and long-range transportation planning, project management, business planning and operations, and market research and demographic analysis. She is a proactive manager, creative and strategic thinker, effective communicator, and skillful and resourceful problem solver. She has successfully led, conceptualized, developed, and implemented projects that exceed stakeholder expectations, and provides excellent customer service.
Since joining Cordoba Corporation in 2018, Diane has served as Senior Project Manager on the California High-Speed Rail Program (CHSRP). She leads a team of professionals, and directs a large consulting team, to achieve California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) clearance of the Burbank to Los Angeles (LA) to Anaheim sections of the CHSRP, including design, analysis, identification of impacts and mitigation, partner and stakeholder coordination, outreach, and executive briefings. She is responsible for monitoring performance to ensure completion of mission critical milestones, and successful delivery of the project within scope, schedule and budget. Diane recently celebrated the Burbank to LA Final Environmental Impact Report/Impact Statement approval in January 2022 by the California High Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Cordoba Corporation, Diane served as an Aviation Transportation Planning Manager at the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), Logan International Airport (Logan). She also managed the Logan Airport Business Office. In addition, Diane previously worked as an independent consultant, serving as the Principal and Owner of her own consulting firm. A key project included working as a project manager for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to develop and implement two non-stop regional express bus routes for its customers, the Union Station and Westwood FlyAways.
Diane’s other previous roles include serving as the Director of Project Development for Lufthansa Consulting GmbH and as Manager of Project Development for Airport Group International. She also put her keen analytical abilities to work at Cambridge Systematics, Inc., where projects included conducting a benchmarking study of the regulatory environment for commercial transportation services at eight U.S. airports. Diane also spent time at the Massachusetts Port Authority as an Assistant Director for Economic Analysis. Early in her career, she worked as an Airport Ground Transportation Planner at Logan Airport.
Diane believes clear and frequent communication, collaboration, and being open to different points of view are critical to a successful project. When a team works together effectively, it transforms good ideas into great ideas. She is a past Board Member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar – Los Angeles Chapter, which honored her service with the 2011 Member of the Year Award, for delivery of outstanding programs and increasing chapter membership by 25%. She earned her M.S. in Transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her B.A. in Mathematics from American International College. Diane also holds a Certificate in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles Extension.
Brenda Valencia has ten years of piping design, mechanical engineering, and project planning experience. During this time Brenda has worked on a diverse range of projects for various clients ranging from SoCalGas to the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering.
She is currently serving as a Cordoba Project Engineer supporting pipeline and cathodic protection projects as part of SoCalGas’ Transmission Technical Services Program and is in the process of transitioning into a project management position. Her role includes providing planning, project management and design support for natural gas pipeline and cathodic protection projects. Previously, she served as a Cordoba Project Engineer for SoCalGas Technical Services Team, where she provided design support, quality assurance and quality control design reviews for multiple SoCalGas pipeline projects throughout California. Key projects include the Fire Water System Facility Upgrade and the new Administration Building at the SoCalGas Blythe Compressor Station. Brenda’s work on these projects included providing engineering and design services for the fire system and management and planning support for the design of the new administration building.
Brenda has also supported Cordoba’s Transportation Infrastructure Team as a Project Manager and Engineer for a project supporting LA Metro’s NexTrip Bus Arrival E-Signage Project with our partners at Syncromatics. She supported Syncromatics by providing design and permitting services for the installation of real time signs at existing or new bus stops throughout the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. She also managed and coordinated design and permitting efforts, and maintained project schedules and budgets.
Brenda’s previous experience at Cordoba Corporation also includes supporting the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation and Bureau of Engineering as an Engineer on such programs as the Safe Clean Water Program and the Sidewalk Repair program, respectively. In addition, she has supported Cordoba Corporation’s work on the Metropolitan Water District Sepulveda Feeder Project, where she investigated utility infrastructure for a project to rehabilitate an existing prestressed cylindrical concrete pipeline running from the San Fernando Valley to the South Bay.
Brenda earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Fullerton. Her software and training experience include Veriforce 607 (observation of excavation and backfilling), Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, MathCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, SolidWorks, ProjectWise, SharePoint, Bluebeam, Adobe Acrobat, ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard, Epicor ERP, ASME B31.3 and ASME B31.1.