DWN Remote Chapters Leaders

Christina (Chrissy) Jackson


About Chrissy

Christina (Chrissy) Jackson joined the DISH family as a Business Operations Analyst for the Wireless team in March, 2019. She is eager to connect with and support other women in the DISH community. It is an exciting time for DISH and we are stronger together. As Wireless is new to the Riverfront campus, Chrissy looks forward to helping with the transition and bringing new members to the Riverfront team.

Shirelaih Shields


About Shirelaih

Shirelaih Shields joined DISH in January 2001. I’m a Sales Account Assistant II in the Sales Admin Department in Suwanee. I joined DWN and have enjoyed attending the events remotely. I have been motivated and empowered by the events. I hope to bring the DWN events remotely to the local office in Suwanee office.

Claudia Garcia


About Claudia

Claudia is a Staff RF Engineer, she moved to Colorado and joined Dish Wireless in January 2019. She obtained her Electronics Engineering degree in 1991, since then she has been working in the Wireless Industry. She worked for one of the main OEM vendors for 18 years where she had the opportunity to successfully lead and support wireless deployments across Latin America and USA. Her objective joining DWN is to promote women’s engagement in the STEM world.

Vanessa Dunham


About Vanessa

Vanessa Dunham is a Sr. Broadcast Technician in the Gilbert Uplink of DISH Technologies in Gilbert, Arizona. Vanessa monitors hundreds of DISH Regionals/Sling TV streaming and DMEX International services integrity and outages in real time. She quickly escalates issues and responds to providers and DISH engineering, and create outage tickets and documents concise, accurate summary, timeline and escalations of events. Vanessa stays calm under pressure and is determined in making sure technical issues get resolved in a timely manner

Sarah Acuna

Remote IHS

About Sarah

Sarah Acuna works as a Manager of Training for IHS. Her home office is in King of Prussia, PA, which is near Philadelphia.  Sarah began her career at DISH in June 2014 supporting the Northeast IHS operations offices and managing the KOP Training Center.  Prior to working for DISH Sarah was a Director of Aquatics and Safety with the YMCA of Philadelphia and the Brandywine Valley for 12 years, and as a middle school mathematics teacher.  One of Sarah’s favorite things about DISH is the strong sense of teamwork and support built into the fabric of everything we do. 

Veena Vinayak


About Veena

Veena is an MBA specializing in Human Resources, has close to 16 years of experience in the IT industry managing the HR function, that includes International HR assignments in London and Sydney . She has worked for companies like Philips and NICE Systems(Israel).

Veena is a Mom with a 8 year old daughter, she volunteers to teach underprivileged children….and enjoys travelling to exotic international destinations.


John Daley


About John

John (J.R.) works in the Component Engineering hardware team at Dish Technologies. He joined the Dish Women’s Network to improve our work environment.

Malerie Bickhart


About Malerie

Malerie is a graduate of Penn State University (’10, Telecommunications, Spanish) with a background in entertainment public relations. She is currently an account executive for Dish inside sales, and was featured as employee of the month for June 2018. In her free time, she enjoys reading, painting, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her husband and two dogs. 

Lori Ann Sullivan


About Lori

Lori Ann Sullivan is the Site Leader for our Harlingen CXO location.  She has been in the workplace in various leadership roles for 20+ years.  Starting in HR at DISH two years ago, she made the move to CXO Operations in 2018. Lori Ann owes much of her success to mentors  that helped her to grow from an employee with potential to a leader with influence. She believes in giving back to others seeking to grow in their careers.

Tamara Edouard


About Tamara

Tamara started her journey with DISH in August of 2012. She holds her M.A. in Human Behavior & Organizational Psychology and is a Training Manager for the Sales Training and Support Team. In 2016, Tamara helped launch the 4th external Chapter of the DWN in Roseland, NJ. She recently moved to Tulsa, OK where she looks to continue to grow the network. She takes pride in encouraging women to take the reins and lean into the opportunities and power they have to advocate for their careers, education, and professional growth. 

Alexis Rosenberg

NYC – DISH Media

About Alexis

Alexis Rosenberg has worked as an Account Executive in the Media Sales office in NYC for over 10 years. She leads DWN for the NYC, LA and Chicago Media Sales offices. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and 6 year old daughter and 3 year old son.

Jerika Pino


About Jerika

Jerika Pino began her adventure with DISH in December of 2015.  Currently, she is a Sr. Lead Technician in the Technical Operation Center. Her primary job duties include organizing and prepping for channel launch and takedown activities involving all CONUS and international services.  She also works closely with Nagrastar organizing and preforming signal integrity tests.  Jerika is a mother to a beautiful and ambitious 6-year-old daughter.  Jerika is often busy running her daughter to and from practices and helping her complete last-minute class projects.