Philadelphia Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Amee Farrel

Amee S. Farrell, Esquire
Acting President, PWC Philadelphia Board of Directors
Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, PC

Amee S. Farrell is a Principal with Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, PC. Amee concentrates her practice in the areas of land use, land development and zoning of commercial, public and residential real estate; representing both corporate and private individuals in Philadelphia and throughout eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Amee works hand-in-hand with the project team to procure local, state, and federal approvals throughout all aspects of the land development, construction, and occupancy process.

Amee was previously a member of the design staffs at Daley + Jalboot Architects and Cope Linder Associates, where she gained extensive experience in the design and construction of public and private projects in and around the Philadelphia area. As a result, Amee routinely assists developers in the procurement of construction permits and certificates of occupancy and appears regularly before municipal Boards of Code Appeals seeking construction code variances for clients.

Amee is a 1996 graduate of Temple University (Bachelor of Architecture, cum laude) and a 2004 graduate of Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D., cum laude). Amee lives with her husband and two children in Cheltenham, where she serves as the Chair of the Cheltenham Township Zoning Hearing Board.

Megan Holmes

Megan Holmes
Treasurer, PWC Philadelphia Board of Directors
Vice President, Regional Business Leader, US East

Megan Holmes is a Vice President for Stantec’s Philadelphia Architecture & Engineering group, overseeing business operations to support current and future needs, employees efficient resource management, ensures the effective delivery of professional services and drives positive financial performance. In collaboration with the leadership team, regional and national business initiatives, she promotes talent recruitment and mentorship, advances design innovation and supports business development activities
Megan is also a Principal in the Healthcare Sector at Stantec and is responsible for all aspects of project execution but specializes in innovative planning solutions and managing a collaborative design process. She is highly analytical, motivating team members to achieve the closest possible alignment with project goals, encouraging out of the box thinking and alternate delivery options.
In her more than 15 years of design experience, she has led projects ranging from a two million square foot specialty teaching hospital in the Middle East to a two thousand square foot primary care clinic in her own backyard. Her passion is building the right team for the job and facilitating a collaborative design process. She believes that each project, regardless of size or complexity, presents its own unique set of challenges and opportunities.

Amy Novak, LEED A.P.
Secretary and Storytelling Delegate, PWC Philadelphia Board of Directors
Project Executive

Amy Novak has extensive experience spanning more than two decades in the Pennsylvania construction market. Currently, Amy Novak is Project Executive for Torcon, Inc., one of the most active and respected construction management firms in the Mid-Atlantic. Amy started her career as a project engineer and manager at Barclay White and Skanska.

Amy joined Torcon’s Philadelphia office at the Navy Yard in 2006, completing projects for clients such as Villanova University, Rutgers University, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Hackensack Meridian Health and Campbell Soup Company. In this role, Amy oversees project planning, cost control, schedule development and construction operations on multiple projects throughout the region.

Amy earned dual degrees in Civil Engineering and Architecture from Lehigh University, as well as an MBA from Penn State. Professionally, she has completed an OSHA 30 Hour Safety Course, is LEED Accredited, and has completed training in Primavera Project Planner and Prolog Project Manager. Amy is a past board member for NAWIC in Philadelphia and a mentor in the ACE Mentoring program. Active in the community, Amy is a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.

Sara Eastman

Sara is a Project Manager, Architect and Planner with over 18 years if professional experience. As Principal and Laboratory Planner in the Science + Technology practice at EwingCole, she is motivated to create beautiful spaces for people who work in the scientific field, inspiring collaboration and creativity for breakthrough advancements in the industry.

Sara plans complex projects for clinical and research labs and coordinates with large teams across multiple offices. She has experience in programming, planning, and managing major projects through all phases of design and construction. She manages the design process, planning and coordination of spaces, equipment, and engineering from conceptual design through project completion.

Sara holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Jefferson University and has resided in both EwingCole’s Philadelphia office and Irvine offices. She is a registered architect in multiple states and an active member of AIA.

Carrie Streahle
Owner & President
Promatech, Inc.

Carrie Streahle has over twenty years of experience in the construction management industry. Carrie became owner and President of Promatech, Inc. in 2010 and is responsible for the daily management of the firm and its personnel. Promatech is a certified WBE/DBE/SBE firm specializing in Construction Management and Project Management Services.

Ms. Streahle earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and is involved with numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Highway Engineers - Southern NJ Section, Women’s Transportation Seminar – Philadelphia Chapter, and the Professional Women in Construction – Philadelphia Chapter.

“I'm honored to be selected to join the PWC Philadelphia Board of Directors. I look forward to utilizing my experience serving on Boards of other professional organizations to enhance and grow PWC Philadelphia. As the sole owner of a construction management firm, I want to support PWC's mission and other women in the construction industry."

Jennifer Unterberger

Jennifer Unterberger
Senior Director of Leasing
Brandywine Realty Trust

Jennifer Unterberger joined Brandywine Realty Trust in 2003. She is currently the Senior Director of Leasing in the suburban portfolio. She has covered various markets during her tenure at Brandywine which include Center City, Delaware, Conshohocken and, most recently, Radnor. Throughout her career in Leasing, Jen has worked closely with development, client services, and property management. Brandywine Realty Trust is one of the largest, publicly traded, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States with a core focus in the Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Austin markets. Organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), we own, develop, lease and manage an urban, town center and transit-oriented portfolio. Our purpose is to shape, connect and inspire the world around us through our expertise, the relationships we foster, the communities in which we live and work, and the history we build together. Our deep commitment to our communities was recognized by NAIOP naming Brandywine the 2014 Developer of the Year. Jen earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Lafayette College.

Leslie Whitby

Leslie K. Whitby
Chapter Administrator, PWC Philadelphia Board of Directors
Associate and Business Development Manager

Leslie K. Whitby is an Associate and Business Development Manager at Stantec with more than 25 years of experience in business development, sales, and marketing, including 10+ years with AEC firms. Leslie has a proven track-record of exceeding goals and a reputation for providing an unsurpassed level of client support, resulting in genuine client loyalty and repeat business. As a trusted associate, she’s built a superior network in the Healthcare, Higher Education, and Commercial industries throughout the Northeast US.

Leslie is a long-time member and supporter of DVAPPA (2017,2018, 2019 Board Member) and ERAPPA 2021 Host Committee Co-Chair , ERAPPA Business Partner Advisory Board (2017, 2018, 2019), CREW Philadelphia (2015 & 2016 Chair Membership Committee, 2014 & 2015 Co-Chair Membership Committee) Healthcare Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley (2014 Board Member & Chair of Membership Committee), Delaware Valley Green Building Council, Green Healthcare Circle, Leslie lives with her husband, two kids, two Labrador Retrievers and two cats in Lower Merion. Leslie and her family are very passionate about animal rescue and volunteer at several rescue organizations.