Wildfire Planning + Mitigation PDT

Program Development Teams (PDTs) are a diverse mix of energy industry professionals responsible for the content creation of programs. The leadership team explores contemporary topics, exchange thoughts throughout the year and supports the effort to bring in content experts.

For more information on this Program Development Team contact

Diana Zoren at zoren@westernenergy.org or at 971-255-4965

Committee Members

Lora Anguay

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Director, Distribution Operations & Maintenance
Member

Pjoy Chua

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Electrical Services Manager
Member

Brian D’Agostino

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Director, Fire Science and Climate Adaptation
Member

Daniel Honeyfield

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Manager, T&D Maintenance Planning
Member

David Howell

Avista Corp.

Director of Electrical Operations
Member

Dan Koch

Puget Sound Energy

Director, Electric Operations
Member

Sheldon Leavitt

FortisAlberta Inc.

Supervisor, Business Continuity and Security
Member

Joy Mastache

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Senior Attorney, Office of the General Counsel
Chair

James McKendry

BC Hydro

Vegetation Planning and Process Coordinator
Member

Jack Podlesnik

Portland General Electric

Sr. Director, Utility Programs, Operation Support, & Construction
Member

Jose Salazar

Southern California Edison

Principal Manager T&D | Grid Resiliency & Public Safety PMO Operations
Member

John Tabaracci

NorthWestern Energy

Corporate Counsel
Member

Perry Van Patten

Idaho Power Company

Sr. Manager, T&D Engineering and Reliability
Member

Paul Wienecke

Clark Public Utilities

Forestry Maintenance Manager
Member