Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DEI Advisory Board

SPE and the SPE Foundation have formed an Advisory Board to support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within the Society and the plastics industry. Through the formation of this Advisory Board, SPE intends to develop educational, professional development, mentoring, and recruitment resources for SPE’s elected leaders, staff, members and their companies, to ensure all stakeholders have a thorough understanding of the inherent value of becoming more diverse, inclusive, and equitable.

DEI Advisory Board Members are:

Saurav S. Sengupta, Ph.D. (he/him)
Advisory Board Chair

Principal Research Scientist in Packaging & Specialty Plastics, Dow

Lilian Agyemang-Yeboah (she/her)
Applications Engineer - Life Science, Entegris

Patrick Farrey (he/him)


Brian L. Gibson (he/him)

Allison Lin (she/her)
Global Packaging Sustainability, Mars

Lynzie Nebel (she/her)
Upstream Quote Engineer, Cytiva; Co-host, PlastChicks Podcast; VP of Membership Engagement, SPE Executive Board

Cathy Nestrick (she/her)
DEI Leader / Co-Host, Parity Podcast; Former VP and General Counsel, Berry Global Group, Inc.

Diego Pedrazzoli, Ph.D. (he/him)
Senior Research Engineer, Johns Manville

Jonathan Quinn (he/him)
Director of Market Development & Sustainability, Pregis

Sherrika Sanders, Ph.D. (she/her)
Senior Technical Engineer, Manner Polymers

Eloa Garcia Moreira Silva (she/her)
DEI, Culture and Development Leader, Braskem America

Eve Vitale (she/her)
Chief Executive, SPE Foundation

Patricia Viotto (she/her)
HR and DEI Head, North America, Braskem America

Sue Wojnicki (she/her)
Director, Member Experience, SPE

Adrienne Woodard (she/her)
Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Covestro

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