Division Leadership Council

The TAPPI Young Professionals Division is led by a team of volunteers, representing many different companies across TAPPI’s industries. Each volunteer brings their own skillset, ideas, and passion to the division, helping to shape its future. The YP Division also has a liaison for each of the divisions of TAPPI. Each Division Liason serves as the connector between TAPPI’s Young Professionals Division and one of TAPPI’s technical divisions, based on their individual career goals.

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2021 YP Division Leadership Council

Division Chair

Jaclyn Epstein, Mica Corporation

Director of Communications

Hossein Abedsoltan
Ph. D. Candidate at The University of Toledo 

Division Vice Chair

Brennan Augst, Voith Paper


Co-Director Division Relations

Michaela Schnell, Huhtamaki, Inc.

Director of Events

Lena Sharesky, Packaging Corporation of America

Director of Learning & Professional Development

Sarah Dale, International Paper

Director of Membership

Stephen Bussa, Axchem USA


Co-Director Division Relations

Ozlem Akdogan, Technick Products

2021 Division Liaisons

Corrugated Packaging: Lena Sharesky, PCA

Engineering: Brianah Morse, Jacobs

International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion: Ja’Naysha Hamilton, UBE America Inc

Paper and Board: Sarah Garchinsky, Solenis

Process and Product Quality: Tim Schulz, WestRock

Process Control: Matt Broere, Domtar

Pulp Manufacturer: Sloan Bayle, PCA

Women in Industry: Kathleen Collins, J. Rettenmaier USA LP