DVIRC Dream Team

Inspiring High School students to explore careers in manufacturing.

DVIRC Dream Team is a manufacturing career awareness program that recruits young manufacturing professionals from area companies to serve as ‘ambassadors’ for manufacturing careers by visiting targeted high schools and sharing about the requirements and rewards of their profession to students, teachers, and administrators.

The goal of this effort is to get more high-school students to think about manufacturing-related post-secondary education and careers.

Meet Tim Brown from Southco.

Meet Lisa Miller from Greene Tweed Co.

Meet RJ Lualhati from Globus Medical.


The purpose of the DVIRC Dream Team Program is to grow the talent pool of students pursuing manufacturing-related education and increase the number of students interested in STEM careers so they can become skilled employees at area manufacturing companies.

One of the most effective ways to expose area students to STEM careers, technology, and modern manufacturing environments is by introducing them to young successful employees who work in the field. The demographic in Southeast Pennsylvania includes a large and growing population of African Americans, Latin Americans, and women. Young people relate to ‘champions’ that look like and are close in age to them and having young ambassadors reflect these demographics through diversity, equity, and inclusion enhances the program’s success.

Dream Team Ambassadors

Meet our amazing Dream Team ambassadors! Ambassadors share their stories with high schoolers to help unlock interest among students to consider similar STEM careers.

Tim Brown
Manufacturing Technician
Bridget Casey
Global Manager, Information Systems & Technology
Nico de Sousa Serro
Lean/Continuous Improvement Content Expert
Hannah Dixon
Process Engineer
Johnson Matthey
Alec Dufresne
Quality Engineer
ThermOmega Tech
Jon Etter
B & G Manufacturing
Marissa Jackson
Manufacturing Project Manager
Lockheed Martin
DaeQuan Jordan-Stead
Welding Supervisor
Carly Loonstyn
Advanced Technology Research Manager
RJ Lualhati
Additive Manufacturing Manager
Globus Medical
Lisa Miller
Automation Engineer
Greene, Tweed & Co.
John O’Sullivan
Manufacturing Project Manager
Lockheed Martin
Alex Ramirez
Industrial Engineer
Lockheed Martin
Kevin Ravasio
Engineering Manager
Molly Rind
Development Engineer I
Greene, Tweed & Co.
Jaclyn Slivka
Manufacturing Engineer
Greene, Tweed & Co.
Gunner Spain
Research Analyst
Nadine Trombley
Mgr, Proj Mgmt, Planning and Scheduling
PDC Machines
Durell Williams
Process Technician


  • Bringing an awareness of manufacturing into high schools and career and technical schools
  • Heightened awareness by teachers and administrators
  • Student awareness of advanced manufacturing
  • Increased interest in STEM and technical education by students and parents
  • Helping students learn about and understand the broad range of rewarding careers in manufacturing


Take Action

Contact our Director of Workforce Engagement, Hannah McGarry, to see how you can get involved today.

Hannah McGarry
Director of Workforce Engagement
hmcgarry@dvirc.org | 267-892-0569