Meet our diverse and experienced team.

2022 Executive Team

The IEEE Young Professionals program is brought to you through a strong collaborative effort between dedicated IEEE volunteers and professional staff. The executive team works closely with its volunteer representatives in each of the 10 IEEE Regions and over 30 IEEE Technical Societies to ensure that the quality of the program worldwide is consistent among local IEEE Young Professional Affinity Groups, IEEE Regions, and IEEE Technical Societies. Our primary goal is to deliver the best possible experience for you as an IEEE member, by helping you connect with your technical and professional community, and enable career development opportunities as you transition beyond undergraduate education and into the workforce, both in academia and industry.


  • Emre Ayranci


  • Flavia Dinca

    Past Chair


  • Hasala Dharmawardena

    Vice Chair – Products & Services and MGA Rep (Region 1-6)

  • Simay Akar

    Vice Chair – Marketing and MGA Rep (Region 7-10)

  • Andrew Lowery

    MGA Representative (Director)

  • Kathy Herring Hayashi

    TAB Representative (Regions 1-6)

  • Megha Ben

    Vice Chair – Leadership & Training TAB Rep (Region 7-10)

  • Cecilia Metra

    TAB YP Representative (Director)

Committee Members

  • Ravendra Lal

    Vice Chair – Industry Relations

  • Mauricio Cano

    Events Committee Chair

  • Dinuka Jayaweera

    Social Media Chair

  • Noor E Karsihma Shaik

    IMPACT Blog Editor In Chief


  • Lisa Delventhal

    Manager, IEEE Student and Young Professional Programs

  • Gail Sheedy

    Program Specialist, IEEE Technical Activities