The ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative, formally launched in Charlotte at the ULI 2012 Spring Meeting, was formed in late 2010 and is now an active part of ULI’s Larson Leadership Initiative. ULI North New Jersey is proud to have an active WLI in our District Council.
To date, ULI NY’s WLI has provided programming geared specifically towards our women members, sponsored networking events, and encouraged women members to become more involved and help them navigate within ULI.
WLI Committee Members
Stephanie Turkot – WLI Co-Chair, Assistant Project Manager at GZA. Stephanie Turkot is an Assistant Project Manager at GZA. Prior to GZA, she completed her internship at the NJDEP and worked for an international remediation company. She has more than eight years of experience with remediation project designs and field-scale implementations. Her projects have included Superfund and brownfield sites throughout the United States, and she has in-depth knowledge of chemical and bioremediation products. She received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Science from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. Ms. Turkot is a member and involved with several non-profit organizations including the New Jersey Society of Women Environmental Professionals, Midwest Energy Association, CREA, and Kiwanis Club. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Amanda Forsburg – WLI Co-Chair, Senior Project Scientist at Langan
Sandra Huber – WLI Co-Secretary, Senior Project Manager at GZA. Ms. Huber is a Senior Project Manager at GZA’s Fairfield, NJ Office. She is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional with 17 years of experience in environmental consulting. She has designed and managed remedial investigations, remedial actions, and has conducted numerous site assessments throughout the United States. She is also a member of LSRPA and Society of Women Environmental Professionals.
Susan C. Karp – WLI Membership Committee Chair, Council at Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP. With almost 30 years of experience in private law firm practice, Susan Karp has perfected the art of negotiating environmental issues and regulatory compliance counseling on behalf of sellers, buyers, landlords, tenants, lenders and borrowers of commercial and industrial real estate. She brings a deep understanding of the regulatory and technical aspects of site remediation to transactional matters so that due diligence time is used effectively and contract drafting covers scenarios that are often missed. She adds value by “finding money” through old insurance policies, new insurance coverage and government financial incentives which gets deals done and saves money for remediating parties. She is at the table with legislators and regulators on behalf of industry groups to identify and resolve language in proposed initiatives that would otherwise create unnecessary burdens on developers and chilling effects on the real estate market.
Kayla Reddington – WLI Committee Programs Committee Co-Chair, Turner Construction Company. In her nearly 10 years of experience at Turner Construction Company, Kayla has held many different roles and responsibilities including estimator, engineer, superintendent, and current role in business development. Through this experience, Kayla has developed a diverse knowledge base of the construction and real estate market. Her most rewarding experience was being involved on the Hahne & Co. Redevelopment project from the start of Turner’s involvement on the very first estimate to the end of their involvement on financial closeout. In addition to her experience on project and office roles, Kayla has supported various Turner initiatives including being an active member of NJWEST (NJ Women Enhancing Success at Turner), leading Turner’s Pennsylvania and New Jersey sustainability initiatives as Regional Sustainability Manager, and leading student engagement and recruiting at her alma mater the University of Pittsburgh. Lastly, Kayla has been an active member of USGBC New Jersey’s chapter for almost 10 years and currently sits on their Market Leadership Advisory Board.
Lisa Diaz – WLI Co-Secretary, Public Health in the Built Environment Professional. Lisa has a background in Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Injury and Violence Prevention Epidemiology that she has applied to her work in transportation safety and the relationship between health and the built environment. She has been a member of ULI since 2015 and participated in several ULI workshops in Denver supporting the Building Healthy Corridors Initiative. Lisa recently worked at Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure as the Safe Routes to School Administrator, encouraging and facilitating safe, active transportation to and from school. She also served on the Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee for five years in Denver. Lisa is currently Co-Chair of the Main Street Design Committee in her new home in North Jersey while exploring new employment opportunities. Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Lisa will always be a devoted “cheese head” Packer fan no matter where she lives.
Christina Haahs – WLI Programs Chair, Marketing Manager at THA Consulting, Inc. Christina E. Haahs currently serves as Marketing Manager at THA Consulting, Inc. (THA), an engineering, design, and planning firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA and offices in New Jersey, Georgia, and Florida. In addition to her position with THA, she also volunteers her time and skills to several charitable & professional networking organizations. She is a board member for the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia and the Korean American Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. She is on the committee for Society for Marketing Professional Services and members with US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Haahs holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing & Management and has a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Eastern University.