Chapter Vice President
Shalaya Morissette is a Lead Program Manager within the Gas Pipeline Safety group for National Grid USA. Prior to joining National Grid she held various roles in higher education including Enrollment Services Project Manager and in global transportation as the Director of Affiliate Relations. As the Chapter President, her goal is to help facilitate positive relationships between the chapter and groups that would otherwise never connect, continue to develop active engagements and encourage young people to become involved in the energy industry. Shalaya received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and her Master's in Education from Cambridge College. As a life time learner she is continuing her education by pursuing an additional bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology with Excelsior College.
Brandon Thornhill is a Senior Process Specialist within the Global Transformation Organization at National Grid. He received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross. Upon graduation, Brandon was accepted into the Graduate Development Program at National Grid, in which he gained a comprehensive understanding of the core business and energy industry. Since joining the company, he has been nominated for and completed the Diverse Leaders Program and been involved in numerous mentorship opportunities with high school students. He is also an active member of the Greater Boston chapter of the American Association of Black in Energy, where he serves as Vice President. In his free time, Brandon enjoys doing anything adrenaline-packed and kicking back to watch NFL Redzone with his family on Sundays.
Gideon Boakye-Ansah is a Senior Telecom Engineer for National Grid USA, a multinational electricity and gas utility company. Gideon supports the engineering, design, planning, and implementation of radio, microwave, fiber optics and IP networks and systems to meet internal and external customers’ needs. Prior to his current role, he worked as Senior Wireless Engineer for Huawei Technologies, where he led a group of engineers to design, install and commission over 1000 base stations (cells phone sites) for multiple cellphone carrier companies. Over the last 8 years of his career, Gideon held numerous roles for various companies which include field engineer, Network Engineer, and Network Capacity Planning engineer.
Gregory Bruton is an electrical engineer with project management experience, adept at configuring multi-faceted systems and delivering product quality through expert testing techniques. Accustomed to working in fast-paced environments and making significant contributions of technical expertise to team efforts.
Greg specializes in project team supervision, research and development, quality assurance, operations development, design engineering, project management and construction management. Advancements in his chosen career are attributed to an intense desire to succeed, coupled with an ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and assignments. He also have a passion for empowering youth towards their future endeavors.