Welcome New Volunteers

Below are some of our talented PMI Portland Chapter volunteers.  We'd love to feature you on this page!  If you are interested in joining this illustrious group, growing your skills and your network, see the Volunteer Opportunities web page.

Daniel Roblero, PMP, Director of Military Liaison

Contact James at military_liaison@pmi-portland.org  

Robert Beck, PMP, Director of Quality

beck robertRobert is a project management professional with experience managing and supporting projects and programs in the manufacturing and education industries. His experience in quality includes inspection, quality audits, data analysis, and the development of quality programs. Robert’s passion to improve operational standards and exceed customer expectations drives him to deliver projects and programs with a strong quality focus.  He is enthusiastic in his role of Assistant Director of Quality and looks forward to being a part of the PMI-Portland team.

Contact Robert at quality@pmi-portland.org

Tosin Abiodun, Assistant Director of Annual Conference

abiodun tosinTosin Abiodun is an aspiring project management professional with experience in event management and marketing in the educational, non-profit, and government sectors. Tosin obtained her PhD in African Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She is an avid reader, technology enthusiast and a power connector. 

Contact Tosin at asst_annual_conf@pmi-portland.org 

 

Sandra Koelle, PMP, Director of PMP Certification

koelle sandraSandra Koelle has had her PMP certification since April 2013. Currently, she is a Senior Project Manager for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, where she has led cross-functional projects related to products to market for health plan operations and strategy, provider directories and network adequacy, and other regulatory projects. Prior to April 2013 she was the Health System Transformation project manager for the Oregon Health Authority in Salem. During her 3 year tenure with the state of Oregon, she managed projects for the Oregon State Hospital Replacement Project, including the implementation of the electronic health record at the new facility in Salem, and a variety of other related projects for the Addictions and Mental Health division. Sandra holds a B.A from Penn State University and an M.B.A. from Marylhurst University. Transplanted from the East Coast in 2001, Sandra has reveled in all the Pacific Northwest has to offer, thriving on hiking trails in the Cascades, in tidal pools at the coast, and at community events rain or shine. She enjoys gardening, reading, and nurturing the many interests of her 13 year old son.

Contact Sandra at pmp_certification@pmi-portland.org 

James Bennett, PMP, Web Admin 5

Contact James at web_admin5@pmi-portland.org 

Matthew Hoffman, Asst. Dir of Content Marketing

hoffman mattMatthew has a passion for life, which defines both his professional and personal endeavors.

His career, characterized by a hybrid focus on engineering and management, reflects a broad range of interests and an entrepreneurial spirit. Recently, this unique blend of skillsets has made him a key change-strategist at XPO Logistics, assisting the company in realizing a consolidated global network infrastructure. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Linfield College with a B.S. in Business Information Systems Management, and will complete his PMP certification in 2017. Matthew enjoys team building and collaboration with colleagues from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. He is an avid reader of philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, and is interested in emerging management theories. Additionally, he enjoys composing music, story writing, and digital art.

Contact Matthew at asst_content_mkt@pmi-portland.org

Bryce Tucker, PMP, Asst. Dir of Technology Support

tucker bryceBryce Tucker, PMP, was an officer in the United States Coast Guard until July of 2016. He is currently pursuing a MS in Computer Science and attending The Tech Academy software development bootcamp program. He is looking forward to contributing to the Portland PMI Chapter through his knowledge and experience with various technologies and hopes to have a positive impact.

Contact Bryce at tech_sup_2@pmi-portland.org

 

Lisa McCaffrey, MBA, VP at Large

mccaffrey lisa

Lisa is an Army brat and a happy transplant to the Pacific Northwest. She completed her MBA in Operations and Technology Management at the University of Portland where she enhanced her skills to work with both IT and Operations to break down functional silos.  She has worked in manufacturing and with an athletic shoes, apparel and sports equipment company, combining her skills as a project manager and business analyst with her Lean training to create efficiencies within the IT and Supply Chain departments. Lisa also serves as Director of Student Chapters for APICS as she enjoys working with students as they are the future supply chain leaders.

Lisa loves her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Maximus Happiness, Max for short. No pun intended. She enjoys hiking and exploring the beautiful state of Oregon.

Contact Lisa at vp_atlarge@pmi-portland.org

 

Kyle Townsend, Asst. VP Finance

Contact Kyle at asst_vp_finance@pmi-portland.org

 

Jennifer Amrein, PMP, Annual Conference Speaker Lead

In her current position, Jennifer works with fortune 500 companies and government agencies with enterprise software implementations.  In addition to managing projects and training clients, she enjoys collaborating with stakeholders to refine their business processes to help them maximizing their technology investment.   She has over 20 years of experience leading strategic projects and programs for Intel, Intuit and Sage.  She has worked on events, big and small; from software user conferences to large trade shows.

Contact Jennifer at speaker_lead@pmi-portland.org

goetzke michaelMichael Goetzke, PMP, Asst. VP Member Services

Michael currently works for World Wide Technology and has over 10 years of Project Manager experience in the IT industry.  Prior to moving to Portland, Michael served as a PMP prep course instructor and worked as a volunteered for the PMI Honolulu Chapter.   As Assistant VP of Membership Services he looks forward to showing people the value of being a chapter member.

Contact Michael at asst_vp_member_serv@pmi-portland.org

 

Hakan Kutgun, PMP, VP Operations

kutgun hakanOver a diverse engineering, academic and entrepreneur background, Hakan has more than 10 years of experience spanning across startup, construction and defense projects with extensive experience managing large scale technical projects. He volunteered for social fundraising projects, acted as career mentor for vocational school students and keynote speaker in various universities over the years. He is a certified PMP, occupational hazards expert and lifeguard as well as a photography artist. Being an ever passionate learner, he is now pursuing a graduate degree in Portland State University’s Engineering and Technology Management Department. As a creative developer and implementer of new ideas with an ever curious and critical mindset, he is looking forward to pushing PMI Portland to the future with a stronger and more efficient infrastructure as the new VP Operations.

Contact Hakan at vp_operations@pmi-portland.org

Sunny Zobel, PMP, Dir. of Corporate Outreach

Contact Sunny at corp_outreach@pmi-portland.org

 

 

Lynnda Sorensen, PMP, Asst. Dir. of Mentoring

Contact Lynnda at asst_mentor@pmi-portland.org

 

Wesly Smith, PMP, Asst. VP Professional Development

smith weslyContact Wesly at asst_vp_prof_devel@pmi-portland.org

 

 

 

 

 

Ashish Gupta, PMP, ACP, VP Professional Development

gupta ashishAshish is very passionate about developing a strong project management community in Portland area. He believes that project management office determines an organization strength and hence more active business community. As an Asst. VP of Professional Development, Ashish helped with developing ACP certification program.

Ashish has more than 17 years of experience in IT field and currently work for the City of Portland as a Technology Business Consultant. He is PMP, PMI-ACP, and SAFe certified. He earned his engineering degree from National Institute of Technology Allahabad, and his dual Masters in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering from Portland State University.

Contact Ashish at vp_prof_devel@pmi-portland.org

 

Sheldon (Shel) Philips, PMP, Dir. of Mentoring

philips shelShel has been a project manager in IT implementation for over 30 years with PMP certification since 2009.  He has authored 9 books on spreadsheets and developed a number of applications used in the travel industry and for fleet management. Shel is an expert at system training (web-based or in person) and professional management coaching. He currently specializes in Data Center Move planning and execution, IT infrastructure implementation, and IT Account Management.  Shel has been a Mentoring Program participant since its restart in 2015 and is excited about bring his talents to the perpetuation of the program.

Contact Shel at mentoring@pmi-portland.org

 

Juan Valverde, Asst. Dir. of Volunteers for Chapter Hiring

Contact Juan at chapter_hiring@pmi-portland.org

 

Aditya  Garimella, Asst. Dir. of Volunteer Communication

Contact Aditya at asst_dir_communication@pmi-portland.org

 

Jenessa Stieglitz, Asst. Dir. of Volunteer Management

stieglitz jenessaJenessa Stieglitz is a Business Systems Analyst at The Multnomah Athletic Club. She holds an MBA from George Fox University. In her spare time, she enjoys participating in several book clubs, traveling, and swimming for fitness.

Contact Jenessa at asst_dir_volunteer@pmi-portland.org

  

 

 

Carrie de Freitas, PMP, Director of Special Events

defreitas carrieCarrie is a lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest, moving to the Portland area from Seattle in 2012. For the past 9 years, Carrie worked in various marketing roles at MetLife – beginning as an Executive Assistant and later Marketing Director of a field office, before moving to the corporate-level as Regional Marketing Consultant and Manager of Project Design with MetLife’s Field Marketing team. With the recent acquisition of MetLife Premier Client Group (MetLife’s retail distribution arm) by MassMutual, Carrie worked with the project management team to complete the transition of all field and home office marketing resources, and has since moved into the role of Manager of Field Marketing and Programs for MassMutual.

Carrie is a graduate of University of Washington, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a double concentration in Marketing and Finance. In 2015, she set out to pursue her passion for project management, earning her PMP certification. Carrie is thrilled to be able to blend her love of event planning with the project management discipline, and looks forward to planning a variety of fun, engaging events for Chapter members.

Contact Carrie at dir_special_events@pmi-portland.org

  

Jennifer West, PMP, Asst. Dir. of Speaker Acquisition

west jenniferJennifer is an experienced project manager and organizational change manager. She received her PMP in 2015 and PROSCI certification in 2014. Jennifer has spent more than 10 years working in the apparel/footwear industry here in Portland. Then in 2015, she decided to make a radical change and learn a completely different industry. She now works for GBW Railcar Services managing IT projects supporting environmental health, safety and quality. She is energized by the new challenge and feels like she is doing a small part to help make railcars safer and environmentally compliant.

Jennifer graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and French. She lived abroad for a year in Lyon, France. She loves playing with her twin daughters, writing, hiking and wine tasting.

Contact Jennifer at asst_dir_speaker@pmi-portland.org

  

Goke Owojori, PMP, Dir. of Volunteer Management

owojori gokeGoke has 15 years of Banking experience where he worked in various roles as HR officer, Retail operations manager and Branch manager. His ability to motivate  and organize teams earned him a successful career in Retail Banking. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Nigeria, MBA from Lagos State University Nigeria, Retail Banking Academy1&2 -UK, and PMP certified. He is a passionate advocate of excellent customer experience in the service industry he worked for since 2001. He has team building and networking skills as well as experience in talent sourcing. Goke is excited about the new role,ready to support and work with PMI-Portland chapter team. He enjoys playing Chess, Ping-Pong and swimming.

Contact Goke at volunteer@pmi-portland.org

  

Joseph Marietta, PMP, Asst. Dir. of Quality

Contact Joseph at asst_dir_quality@pmi-portland.org

 

Niral Shahpatel, Asst. VP of Member Services

Contact Niral at asst_vp_member_serv@pmi-portland.org

 

Ralph Pero, PMP, Asst. VP of Membership

pero ralphRalph has enjoyed a collaborative position with The Gunter Group management consulting firm for over 3 years, working with interesting, dynamic and progressive teams helping business move forward.  He has a long-term career working in project environments ranging from hypothesis based work to scope governed delivery.  Most recently, a PMP certification added awareness to the opportunities available within the PMI-Portland Chapter.  After nearly a year volunteering with the Volunteer Recognition Team, the offer to engage in a leadership support position was welcomed.  Ralph embraces his new role and hopes to continue adding collaborative value to the PMI-Portland Chapter, supporting the initiatives driven by the Membership Portfolio.  Thank you to the entire leadership team for the opportunity.

Contact Ralph at asst_vp_membership@pmi-portland.org

 

Holly Trunk, Director of Technology

Contact Holly at technology@pmi-portland.org

 

Kate Miller, Asst. Dir. of Mentoring

Contact Kate at asst_mentor@pmi-portland.org

 

Scott White, PMP, Web Admin 4, Operations Team

white scottScott is a project management professional with 12 years experience in IT management and Business Analysis. Previously he was an IT consultant and Software Developer.  He holds a Masters of Science, Engineering Management (MSEM) from Santa Clara University and Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Graceland University.  He is looking forward to working with the chapter's web team. 

Contact Scott at web_admin4@pmi-portland.org

 

  

Elizabeth Ray, PMP, Web Admin 3, Operations Team

ray elizabethElizabeth Ray, PMP, is a project management professional with work experience in the financial services, energy, IT, and semiconductor industries.  Her experience includes managing projects in fast-paced, innovative environments.  Her PMI published articles include “Zero to EVM in 3 Days” for the College of Performance Management and “Put Yourself in Their Shoes” for the IT & Telecom Special Interest Group.

Contact Elizabeth at web_admin3@pmi-portland.org

  

 

 

Suzane Van Amburgh, Asst.  Dir. of Marketing Strategy

Contact Suzane at asst_strategy@pmi-portland.org

 

Nina Chamlou, Asst. Dir. of Technical Support

Contact Nina at tech_sup@pmi-portland.org

 

Melody Fisher, Asst. Dir. of PMP Certification

Contact Melody at pmp_certification@pmi-portland.org

 

Peter Heaver, Dir. of ACP Certification

Heaver peterPeter Heaver, PMP, PMI-ACP, is a consultant offering a background of 15+ years, with emphasis in project management, leading teams as Scrum Master, Agile coaching and software engineering.Peter has a keen focus on task automation, system optimization, and tool standardization; offers a deep knowledge of Agile/Scrum and Lean methodologies; excels in fast-paced environments, working across engineering/product teams and leveraging business analyst experience to understand, prioritize, and deliver on requirements. 

Contact Peter at acp_certification@pmi-portland.org

  

  

Regina Koli, Dir. of Academic Outreach

koli reginaRegina is an industry professional in Finance, Insurance and Mortgage. She holds professional licenses in the finance industry as series 6 and 63 securities licensed and also held a health and Life licensed as an insurance professional. Her mortgage and banking industry background stems from a teller to senior banker to home equity and 1st mortgage underwriting; including bridge loans to new construction. Regina recently earned her CAPM credential as well as certifications in Business Analysis, and Agile methodologies. She hs a BS in Operations Management from OIT as well.   Technology. She look forward to service and bringing the knowledge of project management and PMI into our local colleges, universities and high schools.

Contact Regina at acad_outreach@pmi-portland.org

  

 

 

Donna T. Richardson, EdD, Asst. Secretary

richardson donna tDonna T. Richardson, EdD PMP, has enjoyed more than fifteen years as a consultant and staff member supporting business operations successes in project management, quality assurance, business communications and technical writing roles across a variety of Federal/defense programs, IT/software development projects, and private industry initiatives. She has a proven ability to effectively interact with executives, technical professionals, subject matter experts, educators, and with culturally diverse or collocated teams. After completing award winning doctoral research that investigated the use of technology for workplace learning and collaboration, she and her husband moved to Portland, OR to continue professional growth and personal engagement in the great Northwest. Her passion is understanding how adults communicate, interact, and learn in their employment spaces, how to manage successful human-focused change initiatives, and developing useful organizational communications resources.

Contact Donna at asst_secretary@pmi-portland.org

 

 Pat Mullany, Dir. of Registration

Contact Pat at registration@pmi-portland.org

 

Valerie D'Sa-Mayer, Asst. VP of Professional Development for Events & Mentoring

d Sa-Mayer valerie picValerie D'Sa-Mayer is a customer-focused professional with a unique depth and breadth of experience in Insurance, Healthcare and Government Administration. She brings international work experience to the field of project management in these areas. She holds several certifications including an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) from Dubai, UAE, an MFLMI (Master/Fellow of the Life Management Institute) from Atlanta, Georgia, and a Bachelor's Degree from Arizona State University.

Valerie is a recent transplant from Phoenix, Arizona, where she lived for 25 years. She moved to the Portland area two years ago. Since then she has been fortunate to hike and backpack amidst the spectacular mountains, woods, and rivers of the Northwest. She also enjoys singing, traveling, and corresponding with friends across the country and the world.

Contact Val at asst_vp_prof_devel_events@pmi-portland.org

 

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