At CALYX, we surround every project with vibrant minds to help bring your vision to life. We work with clients to develop ideas, navigate potential challenges, and deliver viable solutions. Our experience allows us to consistently deliver on client expectations – and unearth new possibilities.
Read more about CALYX’s leaders. They are the people transforming challenges into achievements. And then get in touch. Let’s start a conversation about making your concept a reality.
Jill Wells Heath, LEED APPresident
As president, Jill sets the strategic direction for the firm, executes the company’s vision, and fosters a company culture that cultivates and expands business relationships and alliances. She works closely with CALYX’s leadership team in championing the firm’s initiatives. Jill joined CALYX in 1993 and quickly rose through the ranks. She became CFO in 2003, president in 2006, and CEO in 2008. Jill holds a number of leadership positions with the Triangle area’s professional and community organizations. She is the President of the Board of The 50 Group, Executive Committee member and former chair of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and she serves on the boards of the Wake Technical Community College’s Foundation and the YMCA of the Triangle. Jill is also a member of the Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW), the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, the National Association of Chief Executive Officers, and the prestigious Watauga Club. Contact Jill at jheath@CALYXengineers.com.
Jay Bissett, PEPrincipal & Carolinas Transportation Manager
Jay carefully selects the right team for every project, every client, ensuring that deliverables are completed on schedule and with uncompromising attention to detail. Jay serves as principal-in-charge and Carolinas transportation group manager, setting the standards for transportation and high-profile planning projects. With three decades of experience, Jay leads by example, always putting clients’ needs first, with quality as a priority. Contact Jay at jbissett@CALYXengineers.com.
Neil Davis, PEPrincipal & Atlanta Branch Manager
All clients benefit from Neil’s oversight of CALYX’s quality control program. As chief engineer, Neil takes responsibility for ensuring quality and reducing risk. In Georgia, he sets the technical vision for the company and serves as project director on high-profile assignments. Throughout his career, Neil has been a leader in the conception, planning, and execution of large engineering projects. Contact Neil at ndavis@CALYXengineers.com.
Mike Dozzi, PEPrincipal & Charlotte Branch Manager
With more than two decades of leadership experience in engineering, Mike offers clients an intuitive approach when solving problems, and he has earned a reputation for getting things done. In his world, there is no room for excuses – only results. Mike believes that CALYX’s corporate integrity will guarantee success for both our clients and the company. "Our clients have a job to do," Mike says, "and if we can make that job easier, they'll think of us for their future projects." Contact Mike at mdozzi@CALYXengineers.com.
Valoree Eikinas, PE, LEED APPrincipal & Director of Building Structures and Land Development
Valoree is a professional engineer with more than 28 years of experience collaborating with owners and designers to integrate art, architecture, and engineering into creative facility design. As a principal, director of building structures and land development, and sustainability lead at CALYX, she has been directly involved in implementing and overseeing LEED procedures for more than 3.5 million square feet of renovations and new construction design for municipal, public, and private facilities across North Carolina. With more than 22 professional and community affiliations, Val’s volunteer service and leadership puts her commitment to the built community into vital community action. Contact Valoree at veikinas@CALYXengineers.com.
Carla StarrPrincipal & Director of Administrative Services
Carla is responsible for keeping the CALYX offices humming along efficiently. She juggles HR, IT, administrative services, accounting, and marketing, and is a key factor in CALYX being a “Best Firms to Work For” selection; a “Healthiest Employer” in the Triangle, Charlotte and Atlanta; and a “Family-Friendly 50” firm. With her background in nursing, Carla brings a personal touch to the human side of a numbers-oriented business. For her accomplishments and community involvement, Carla was named to the Triangle Business Journal’s “Women in Business” list. Contact Carla at cstarr@CALYXengineers.com.