Leadership Teams - Our Volunteers

External Relations Team

External Relations Team is responsible for fostering relationships to support the Chapter and its members through outreach to companies, the military, academic institutions, non-profits, and communities. We build bridges between organizations and the Chapter by soliciting and stewarding relationships. We seek to enhance chapter member experiences and bring value to our partner organizations.

  • Manish Arora, PMP, PgMP - Corporate Outreach – Ambassador Program
  • Fernando Figueroa, PMP - Manager, Academic Outreach – PMIEF
  • Christopher Gentry, PMP - Director, Sponsorship - Stewardship & Renewals
  • Stephanie Hanko, PMP - Associate Vice President Sponsorship
  • Lemelle Johnson, PMP - AVP of Community Outreach
  • Craig Jones, CAPM, PMI-ACP, PMP - Manager, Military Outreach
  • Rebecca Knight, PMP - Director PMIEF
  • Kevin Lehigh, PMP - Manager Corporate Ambassador
  • Melissa McDonald, PMP - Manager Corporate Ambassador
  • Steve Poessnecker - Director, Academic Outreach - Future City
  • Deniese Reinhardt, PMP - Corporate Relations
  • Gary Slabaugh, PMP - Manager, Sponsorship
  • Nikhil Sonawane - Manager, Academic Outreach - Future City
  • Patricia Suiter, PMP - Director, Corporate Outreach – Ambassador Program
  • Ronnie Watley, PMP - Manager, Academic Outreach - Future City
  • Brian Zeltins - Director of Military Outreach
Finance Team

Finance Team handles our budgets, expenses and income.  The Finance team provides support to the President and all other members of the Board of Directors by ensuring that all transactions have been accounted for and reported properly and that the chapter is operating within the guidelines of PMI and governmental requirements. The team adds additional value by helping the members of the Board create and manage to a reasonable and responsible budget for the year.

  • Andy Aiyer, PMP - AVP Finance
  • Mohit Goel, PMP - Director, Finance & Budgeting
Marketing Team

Marketing Team is responsible for all of the chapter branding, photography and digital messaging to include; social media, content for website and weekly bulletin content. 

  • Debra Dotson, PMP - Manager Social Media
  • Rick Gaunt, PMP - Manager Photography
  • Yariela Mejia - Manager Analytics
  • Kim Essendrup, PMP - Manager Publications
  • Roberta Stocklein - Manager Photography
  • Tyler Lim - Manager Social Media
Membership Team

Membership Team supports our members - most notably the New Member Orientation - as well as all our volunteers. The Membership Team is responsible for attracting, onboarding, and retaining Chapter members. They also provide support for our members in transition through Career Resources workshops. As volunteers are the sole resources for running the chapter, Volunteer Services provides a crucial role in recruiting and placing qualified individuals on all teams. This service ensures volunteers receive training to get them started, as well as to provide recognition and appreciation through organized activities.

  • Teresa Franco, MBA, PMP - Director Volunteer Recognition
  • Cerila Gailliard, PMP - Manager Member Ambassador
  • Abhijit Ganguly, MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP - ACP Director Volunteer Management
  • Roberto Magsino,  CAPM - Manager Member Ambassador
  • Joy Martinez, PMP - Director, Member Retention
  • Brad Ottley, PMP - Manager Member Ambassador
  • Justin Peyton, MBA, PMP - Member Ambassador
  • Karen Roth, PMP - Manager Member Ambassador
  • Katie Ruzicka, PMP - Manager Volunteer Management
  • Susan Wynn, MSIM, PMP - AVP Membership Service
  • Sivakumar Venkataraman (Shiva), MBA, PMP - AVP of Membership
Operations Team

Operations Team is responsible for the business operations of the Chapter, including but not limited to, conducting Chapter Board of Directors elections, executing surveys for the Board and/or Board reviewing/revising/developing Chapter policies & procedures, tracking the Chapter's physical assets and monitoring the Chapter's voicemail.

  • Jack Bialik - Director of Elections
  • Earl Cobb - Manager Elections
  • Michelle DeMarco - Manager Elections
  • David Dietz, PMP - Manager Elections
  • Wes Giron - Director Elections
  • Mariselle Gonzalez, PMP - Manager Elections
  • Joseph Kneen, PMP - Manager Elections
  • Leticia Macias - Manager of Data Analysis
  • George Massar, PMP - Manager Process Documentation
  • Mary McNally, PMP - Manager Elections
  • Jerry Simpson, PMP - Manager Process Documentation
  • Ted Simpson, PMP - Manager Chapter Voicemail
  • Lynda Stanton - Director Elections
  • Karen Cortes - Manager of Data Analysis
  • Dana Shinbaum - Manager Elections
Professional Development Team

Professional Development Team supports PDU opportunities for our chapter, as well as the CAPM/PMP prep classes, and all the vendors we use to provide classes and learning opportunities to our members.

  • Dawn Baker, PMP - Manager Speaker Selection
  • Vince Barnett, PMP - Manager Credential Study Group
  • Huyen Bui, PMP - Manager Credential Study Group
  • Deborah Caltagirone - Director of Credential Study Group
  • Arlene Chemello, CPA, PMP - AVP Professional Development Operations
  • Mark Doidge, MBA, PMP - Director of Career Resources
  • Ken Kryder, PMP - Manager Credential Study Group
  • John Miller - Director of Career Resources
  • Eloise Price, PMP - Manager Credential Prep
  • Pam Peake - Manager Credential Study Group
  • Elizabeth Mueller - Manager Credential Study Group
  • Thomas Rice, PMP - Assistant Vice President
  • John Robertson, PMP - Manager Credential Study Group
  • Ken Roundtree, PMP - Manager Credential Study Group
  • Miriam Spinner, PMP, PMI-RMP - Manager Speaker Bureau
  • Michael Wiprud, PMP - AVP Professional Development Operations
  • Samuel Trenski - AVP of Professional Development
Programs Team

Programs Team organizes our chapter meetings and events by ensuring we have speakers, running the North and South Valley meetings, running Breakfast meetings throughout the Valley, and coordinating the social networking events.

  • Jean Alberte, PMP - Manager - Registration
  • Ronald Askew, MPM, PMP - Manager Speaker Bureau
  • Paul Bartal, PMP - Director of Breakfast Meetings
  • Dawn Baker, PMP, PMI_RMP - Manager Special Programs
  • Kirk Brandon - Manager Evening Remote Meetings
  • Sandra Brogan - Manager Master of Ceremonies
  • John Chico, PMP - Manager Evening Remote Meetings
  • Sean Daly - Director Networking
  • Russell Denison, PMP - Manager Master Scheduler
  • Efren Espinosa - Manager Networking
  • Sylvia Flanagan - Director Networking
  • Michael Garcia, PMP - Manager Breakfast Meetings
  • Chris Garland - Manager Breakfast Meetings (Scottsdale)
  • Kathleen Hewitt - Manager Registration
  • Nelson Irizarry - Manager Networking
  • Rodney Jerger, PMP - AV Manager Evening Chapter Meeting
  • Joe Joyce - Manager of Special Events (Holiday Social)
  • Casill Libman - Director Speaker Selection
  • Amy Minniear - Manager Networking
  • Peter Newton - Manager Breakfast Meetings (Scottsdale)
  • Jon Sears, PMP - Manager Evening Remote Meetings
  • Shaya Shames, PMP - Manager Networking
  • Lori Simonetta, PMP - Manager Breakfast Meetings (Chandler) (480-297-3945)
  • Rick Sowers - Site Manager Evening Chapter Meetings
  • Marcia Solochek - AVP Evening Meetings
  • Tom Stokes - Manager Breakfast Meetings (Chandler)
  • Nikki Stein, PMP - Manager Speaker Selection
  • Phil Terril, PMP - Director Evening Site Meeting
  • Brian Valliere - Manager Evening Remote Meetings
  • James Watkinson, PMP - Manager Breakfast Meetings (Chandler)
Technology Team

Technology Team supports the chapter infrastructure, which includes all chapter technology, including audio and visual equipment, security and access control of applications and subscription services,  managing the chapter website, managing the chapter messaging systems, and SharePoint application.

  • Perla Flores, PMP - Manager Core Infrastructure
  • Kyle Johnson, PMP - Director SharePoint
  • David Kuhn, PMP - Manager Webmaster
  • Bob Childress, PMP - Manager Webmaster
  • Jayasim Franklin - AVP Technology
  • Henry Jones, PMP - Manager Sharepoint
  • Nisha Kadakia, PMP - Manager Sharepoint
  • Christina Samore, PMP - Manager Sharepoint
Virtual Locations
  • Robin Baskin McNulty, - Virtual Facilitator