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.

  • Corporate Outreach
    • Joshua Schwartz - Director - Ambassador Program
    • Patricia Suiter, PMP - Director, Ambassador Program
    • Manish Arora, PMP, PgMP - Manager Corporate Ambassador
    • Melissa McDonald, PMP - Manager Corporate Ambassador
    • Kevin Lehigh, PMP - Manager Corporate Ambassador
  • Academic Affairs

    • Steve Poessnecker, PMP - AVP, PMIEF
    • Shahrzad Badvipour, PMP - Collegiate Faculty Advisor
    • Dennis Kinton, PMP - Academic Outreach Manager
    • Maya Meng, PMP - Academic Outreach Manager
    • Joseph Effim, PMP - Academic Outreach Manager
    • Parvathi Iyer, PMP - Academic Operations Manager
    • Alyssa Strickland, PMP - Academic Content Manager
    • Future City

      • Ronnie Watley, PMP - Manager, Academic Outreach - Future City
      • Nikhil Sonawane - Manager, Academic Outreach - Future City
      • Riley Sedam - Manager, Academic Outreach - Future City
  • Community Outreach
    • Lemelle Johnson, PMP - AVP of Community Outreach
  • Military Outreach
    • Paul Martin - AVP of Military Outreach
    • Brian Zeltins - Director of Military Outreach
    • Kevin Quinn - Manager, Military Outreach
    • Craig Jones - CAPM, PMI-ACP, PMP - Manager, Military Outreach
    • Warren Wilson, CAPM - Manager Military Outreach
    • Joshua Horning, PMP - Manager, 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.

  • Mohit Goel, PMP - AVP Finance
  • Veronika Dreeva, CAPM - Director, Financial Liason
Marketing Team

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

  • Perla Flores, PMP - Manager, Marketing Analytics
  • Kim Essendrup, PMP - Contributor, Publications
  • Cory Smith, PMP - Director, Publications
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. 

  • Jeremy Watson, PMP - Member Ambassador
  • Mark Doidge, PMP - Member Ambassador
  • Richard Noll, PMP - Member Ambassador
  • Susan Wynn, MSIM, PMP - AVP Membership Service
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.

As volunteers are the sole resources for running the chapter, Operations also maintains Volunteer Management, which 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.

  • Heather Cardosi, PMP - Manager, Business Analytics
  • David Dietz, PMP - Elections, Nominations Committee Member
  • Jim Freed, PMP - AVP, Business Analytics
  • Stephanie Hanko, PMP - AVP, Elections
  • Mel Gibson, CAPM - Manager, Business Analytics
  • Joseph Kneen, PMP - Elections, Nominations Committee Member
  • Mary McNally, PMP - Elections, Nominations Committee Member
  • Dana Shinbaum, PMP - Elections, Nominations Committee Member
  • Abhijit Ganguly, MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP, PgMP - Director of Volunteer Management
  • Katie Ruzicka, PMP - Manager, Volunteer Management
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.

  • Marissa Akins, PMP - Group Lead, Credential Study Group
  • Conrad Sandoval, PMP - Credential Study Group Facilitator
  • Frank Balogh, PMP, PMI-ACP - Mentor
  • Ashok Chandrasekhar, PMP - Mentor
  • Zoreh Daemi, CAPM - AVP Professional Development
  • Robert Gates, PMP - Director, Credential Study Group
  • Patrick Hart, PMP - Manager, Mentorship Program
  • Aaron Jang, PMP - Manager, Credential Study Group
  • Suzanne King, PMP - Director of Mentorship Program
  • Eloise Price, PMP - Director of Mentorship Program
  • Pam Peake, PMP - Manager Credential Study Group
  • Pamela Pennington, PMP - Group Lead Credential Study Group
  • Marcelo Mendes, PMP - Director of Mentorship Program
  • Matthew McNulty, PMP - Manager, Credential Study Group
  • Paul Skelding, PMP - Group Lead, Credential Study Group
  • Vivek Soni, PMP - AVP Professional Development
  • Michael Swanson, PMP - Manager, Credential Study Group

  • Tom Wilp, PMP, PMI-RP - Manager, Credential Study Group
  • Cedrick Woodard, PMP- Manager, Credential Study Group
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.

  • Sheri Anderson, PMP - Manager, Programs
  • Bobby Hickman, PMP - Manager, Programs
  • Victor Fortino, PMP - Manager, Programs
  • Joshua Godby, PMP - Manager, Programs
  • Paul Bartal, PMP - Director of Breakfast Meetings
  • Nelson Irizarry - Manager Networking
  • Rodney Jerger, PMP - AV Manager Evening Chapter Meeting
  • Casill Libman - Director Speaker Selection
  • Jon Sears, PMP - Manager Evening Remote Meetings
  • Shaya Shames, PMP - Manager Networking
  • Emilie Sundie, PMP - Manager, Programs
  • Rick Sowers - Site Manager Evening Chapter Meetings
  • Marcia Solochek - AVP Evening Meetings
  • Kesha Angela Manswell - Webinar Coordinator
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.

  • Henry Jones, PMP - Manager Technology
  • Nisha Kadakia, PMP - Manager Technology