2021 OCWiC Chapter Officers

President, Rachelle Kristof Hippler

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelle-kristof-hippler-0ab5269/

Rachelle’s history with the organization and her experience with leadership in ACM-W will be valuable to her understanding of how to lead OCWiC and help continue its growth.

Nominator’s Statement

Rachelle Kristof Hippler is an Associate Professor of Software Engineering at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, OH (near Cleveland). Before joining the faculty at BW, Rachelle was a member of the faculty at Bowling Green State University for 17 years where she held various leadership roles including Faculty Senate Chair. Prior to her academic career, Rachelle was a consulting manager at Ernst & Young LLP in their IT Consulting Practice.

Rachelle is the chair for ACM-W’s Professional Chapters worldwide. Locally, she has been involved with the OCWiC conference since it started in 2005 holding positions of General Chair and Logistics Chair. When the OCWIC chapter was established in 2018, Rachelle held the officer position of Vice President for two years and President last year.

Vice President, Ashley Kline-Tozzi

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashleyklinetozzi

Ashley Kline-Tozzi

Ashley brings professionalism and leadership to everything she does. She is an organized and calm team leader who never gets overwhelmed or distracted by events. With her industry background, Ashley would bring a different perspective to the OCWiC organization that would help it evolve into a more inclusive community support organization.

Nominator’s Statement

Ashley Kline-Tozzi is an Engineering Manager at Beam Denal. She obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Strayer University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University.  She began her career as a Web application developer with a love of learning and wanting to understand the business processes in order to provide the right solutions.

It is because of that desire to understand and create what the business needs to be successful, she decided to shift gears a bit and moved into a product owner/manager role. In this role she worked with senior leadership to build solutions and managed a small team. She has always had a passion for helping people learn and grow. She knew she wanted to manage building people just as much, if not more, as building software. That led her to her role as an Engineering Manager at Beam Dental where she is responsible for helping her team continue to strengthen and grow their skills.

In addition to her work experiences, she has been an active participant in the Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing events. She attended as a student and moved to volunteering as an industry professional performing resume reviews, program development and most recently the role of General Chair and Vice Chair of the OCWiC Chapter. She has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities to connect with, encourage, and “pull back the curtain” for students to see there are many opportunities in the world of computing!

Lastly, but most important, Ashley has a daughter.  They play games, complete puzzles and build things together.  Her daughter loves math and hopefully always will!

Treasurer, Stu Zweben

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuart-zweben-a0619813/

Stu Zweben

Stu’s experience with ACM and dedication to OCWIC will be invaluable as we emerge from this pandemic and propel our organization forward to support, advocate, and celebrate women in computing.

Nominator’s Statement

Stu Zweben is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University.  Prior to his retirement from OSU, he served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration in Ohio State’s College of Engineering and as chair of OSU’s Computer Science and Engineering Department  As department chair, he provided financial support for the very first OCWIC Celebration.

Within the OCWIC Chapter, Stu has been serving as Male Ally on the Chapter’s Council, and was Academic Sponsorship Chair or Co-chair for the last 2 Celebrations. Stu is a fellow and a former president of ACM, a fellow and former president of CSAB, and a fellow and former secretary of ABET. 

For nearly two decades, Stu has directed the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) annual Taulbee Survey of Ph.D.-granting computing departments in North America whose data is used widely by the computing community and frequently by media. He also co-authors the annual ACM NDC (Non-doctoral-granting Departments in Computing) Study that complements the Taulbee Survey.