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Chapter Leadership Bios

President - Nazanin Sharifi

Nazanin Sharifi is a Systems Engineer who works with Northrop Grumman Mission Systems as a Risk and Process Lead to help ensure the success of command and telemetry, communications planning, maintenance, and software sustainment functions for operation and maintenance to support peacetime, contingency, homeland defense, humanitarian assistance, and wartime operations.

Nazanin was recruited by Northrop Grumman Mission Systems from Pennsylvania State University. She has worked with Northrop Grumman for 10 years, gaining experience from nano to system of systems level engineering.

Nazanin is trained in Six Sigma, certified Greenbelt, and an INCOSE member for 6 years. She has been active in promoted STEM events both in INCOSE Chesapeake and LA Chapters, has volunteered her time to review papers, and is an active INCOSE-LA member.

Nazanin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Pennsylvania State University.


Vice President - Stephen Guine

Stephen Guine is a Senior Systems Engineer for the Northrop Grumman Corporation . He has over 30 years of experience implementing and executing SE and Project Management activities on aerospace, public utility, public health, and nonprofit programs. Stephen is also an adjunct instructor for the Caltech Center for Technology and Management Education and the founder of Kelcey and Company; a strategy and systems engineering consulting firm focused on bringing strategic systems thinking and project execution to community-based nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Stephen is a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps.


Secretary - Andrew Murrell

Andrew Murrell is a Senior Systems Engineer with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona with vast experience in Aerospace Electro-Mechanical Actuation Systems and Research and Development.  He has worked as a Systems Engineer at Rockwell Collins, where he founded their Electro Mechanical Systems Engineering Community of Practice (CoP).  Recently, he worked as the lead Eaton Aerospace research and development Systems Engineer and developed numerous patents. Andrew participates in and supports INCOSE-LA events, leadership meetings, WSRCs, and volunteers as an event photographer (one of his hobbies).  He received the 2018 INCOSE-LA Presidents Award from Phyllis Marbach as well as received a Certification of Recognition from Mark Mckelvin in 2019.  Additionally, Andrew’s support was instrumental in Safran Electronics and Defense (previously Rockwell Collins) becoming an INCOSE CAB member last year. He certified as an INCOSE CSEP and UCI Project Manager last year. 


Treasurer - Mark TenEyck

Mark TenEyck is an accomplished business executive with 30 years of experience in management, design, fabrication and building. He started his first business at the age of 19 in residential home building and design. He transitioned to an 18-year tenure with Dassault Systemes in management selling innovative engineering solutions. He also designs and buds custom modern warm furniture sold in high end retail stores, is on the Advisory Board at Cerritos College and teaches computer aided design (CATIA) at Roosevelt High School. TenEyck has championed innovative methods for reduction of cost, scrap and environmental impact in product development. He is distinguished by his passion for business, focus on collaborative team building and commitment to delivering results. His contagious enthusiasm instills him and his team members with extraordinary energy and dedication in an environment where creativity and innovation are encouraged. A dynamic public speaker, teacher and mentor, Mark is a sought after presenter at meetings, team building events and conferences. He transmits key concepts in business innovation supported by smart adoption of technology to enable business to continually improve their products and processes while reducing their overall costs. Mark is passionate about his work and enjoys encouraging others to experience the dynamic of design and fabrication. He donates his time teaching in Boyle Heights and mentoring First Robotics Teams.


Membership Director - Daniel Winton


Programs Director - Rick Hefner


Communications Director - Karel Marshall

Karel Marshall is a Modeling and Simulation Engineer at The Aerospace Corporation. As an applied mathematician with a diverse research background, she focuses on blending Model Based Systems Engineering, military utility analysis, and data visualization to deliver technical insights and enable informed decision making. Ms. Marshall holds a MS in Applied and Industrial Mathematics from Towson University and a BS in Mathematics from Andrews University. Outside of work, one can find Karel trying out a new recipe at home, or mentoring future STEM majors and critical thinkers.


Systems Engineering Director - Dillan Christensen


Ways and Mean Director - Mohsen Salehi


Appointed Officers

Deputy SE Ed Director - Fred Lawler

Deputy Programs Director - Mark McKelvin

Speaker Meeting Site Host - Deborah Cannon

Registrar - Paul Cudney


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