About Us

State-wide Communities fit within the ACMW established framework to provide a stepping stone between local chapters and the global organization. These community connections are reinforced by biannual regional Celebrations. Ohio is the first Community WiC and ACM-W Professional Chapter in the U.S., a proof of concept that may be replicated in other regions where Celebrations are already established.

The OCWiC ACMW Professional Chapter is a state wide community of women and men technology professionals from industry and academia, dedicated to the OCWiC mission:

Engaging and empowering Ohio women in computing by building community, celebrating success, and illuminating possibility.

Professional Chapters fit within the ACM-W established framework to provide a stepping stone between local chapters and the (inter)national organization. These community connections are reinforced by biannual regional Celebrations. Ohio is the home of the first ACM-W Professional Chapter, a proof of concept that may be replicated in other regions where Celebrations are already established.

OCWiC Organization

OCWiC Executive Committee

PresidentBettina Bair
Past PresidentJodi Tims
Vice PresidentRachelle Kristof-Hippler
TreasurerEllen Walker
Membership ChairTBD
Director Celebration LogisticsRachelle Kristof-Hippler
Director TechnologyShannon Whalen
Director CommunicationsBecky Grasser
Community College RepresentativeKathleen Tamerlano
Industry RepresentativeTBD
Male Allies RepresentativeStu Zweben

OCWiC Community Ring Leaders

OUTREACH Communities Ring LeaderEva Bradshaw
JOBS Communities Ring LeadersMelinda McGucken
Olga Nagdaseva
CLUBS Communities Ring LeaderShannon Whalen
EVENTS Communities Ring LeadersJenna Crosby
Meredith Kaspar

OCWiC2021 Celebration Planning Committee

  • General Chair – Mary Jean Blink
  • Planning committee
    • Past Chair- Ashley Kline-Tozzi
    • Treasurer – Ellen Walker
  • Communications Chair – TBD
  • Logistics Chair  – Jenna Crosby
    • Registration Associate Chair- Meredith Kasper
    • Party Planning Associate Chair – Olga Nagdaseva
    • Coordinated Events Associate Chair (e.g., Teals) – 
    • Ordering Associate Chair – Bettina Bair
  • Program Chair – Lisa Pierson
  • (Technical & Research) Track Chair – TBD
  • (Culture & Current Issues) Track Chair – Eva Bradshaw
  • (Career & Pathways) Track Chair – Ashley Kline-Tozzi
  • Poster Chair – Cindy Marling
  • Sponsor Liaison Chair – Melinda McGucken
  • Academic Sponsorship Co-Chairs – Christopher Stewart, Rashmi Jha
  • Industry Sponsorship Co-Chairs – TBD

More to learn about OCWiC and ACM-W