Featured Volunteers

<h2>About the "Meet Your Volunteer" Program</h2><p style="margin-left: 40px;">The Washington DC Chapter ofthe Project Management Institute (PMIWDC) has recently started a 'MeetYour Volunteer' initiative to recognize the outstanding service of Chapter volunteers. Each month, another one of our many outstanding volunteers will be showcased here.</p>

  • Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2013

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    Submit your RSVP

    Please RSVP by registering at the link above by November 25.

    On behalf of the PMIWDC, all 2013 PMIWDC volunteers are cordially invited to dinner on December 5, 2013 at the Tysons Corner Marriott at 6:30pm. The dinner will be hosted by the Chapter in honor of the 2013 PMIWDC volunteers to show appreciation for each person's time and commitment throughout the year. Each volunteer may invite one guest.

    The PMIWDC chapter leadership is proud of your dedication to the profession of Project Management through your volunteerism. PMIWDC is the largest chapter in the world and it offers a large variety of programs, events, and activities that would not be possible without your hard work and passion.

    Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2013

  • Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2012

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    Submit your RSVP

    Please RSVP by registering at the link above by November 26.

    On behalf of the PMIWDC, all 2012 PMIWDC volunteers are cordially invited to dinner on December 4, 2012 at the Fairview Park Marriott at 6:30pm. The dinner will be hosted by the Chapter in honor of the 2012 PMIWDC volunteers to show appreciation for each volunteer's time and commitment throughout the year. Each volunteer may invite one guest.

    The PMIWDC chapter leadership is proud of your dedication to the profession of Project Management through your volunteerism. PMIWDC is the largest chapter in the world and it offers a large variety of programs, events, and activities that would not be possible without your hard work and passion.

    Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2012

  • Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2011

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    Submit your RSVP

    Please RSVP by registering at the link above by December 2nd.

    On behalf of the PMIWDC, all 2011 PMIWDC volunteers are cordially invited to dinner on December 12, 2011 at the Fairview Park Marriott at 6:30pm. The dinner will be hosted by the Chapter in honor of the 2011 PMIWDC volunteers to show appreciation for each volunteer's time and commitment throughout the year.

    The PMIWDC chapter leadership is proud of your dedication to the profession of Project Management through your volunteerism. PMIWDC is the largest chapter in the world and it offers a large variety of programs, events, and activities that would not be possible without your hard work and passion.

    Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2011

  • Meet Your Volunteer - Eva Walter

    A PMI certified PMP since 2006, Eva currently works as a Senior Earned Value Management Consultant for Earned Value Advisers. Inc. Eva supports a variety of DoD, Federal civil agency, and industry clients, and as a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in Enterprise Project Management is quite comfortable in both public and private sector engagements.

    Meet Your Volunteer - Eva Walter

  • Meet Your Volunteers – Wendi Kirkham and Chitra Dhayalan

    Wendi Kirkham and Chitra Dhayalan

    Planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives while effectively trading off the triple constraint more often than not requires effective collaboration and teamwork. This month we recognize and applaud such a team for their selfless contributions to the chapter, Meet Your Volunteers – Wendi Kirkham and Chitra Dhayalan.

    Wendi is currently serving PMIWDC as the Chair of the 2008 Project Manager of the Year (PMOTY) Award Committee, a part of the 2008 International Project Management Day events. Chitra serves PMIWDC as a key member of the PMOTY committee, responsible for administering data gathering and communications efforts.

    Wendi began her career in Chicago, in the banking industry, as a management intern. After successfully completing that program she was promoted to operations manager, where she spent the next five years developing a love for project management via her participation in various projects. As a result she opted to pursue a career in project management and has never regretted her decision.

    Chitra began her career in IT in a Telecommunications manufacturing company as a management trainee. In 2005, after almost 15 years of managing systems, teams and projects; Chitra recognized a need to access additional project management information and resources to further her capabilities in the application of project management discipline and thus became interested in PMI. She ultimately earned her PMP credential the same year and has since then emulated the focus and principles of PMI.

    Meet Your Volunteers – Wendi Kirkham and Chitra Dhayalan

  • Meet Your Volunteer – Bonnie Barit

    In September of 2005 after a completing a distinguished 31-year career at Hewlett-Packard that culminated in her final position as Director, Federal Services Operations and Strategy, Bonnie took a long-term employee incentive package and retired from HP. Currently as President and CEO of Bonnie Barit Executive Consulting, Bonnie excels at helping her clientele realize substantive business acceleration and organizational excellence gains. Her company specializes in executive consulting focused on business management, business planning and process management.

    Bonnie Barit

    Meet Your Volunteer – Bonnie Barit

  • Meet Your Volunteer – David Deas

    David was imported to the Washington, DC metropolitan area in 2000.  

    He is a senior-level project leader with expertise in: development and implementation of new customer-facing products and services, web and software development efforts, and cost management through project selection and portfolio governance.

    Having already worked on several projects for America Online, Inc. since 1996, David continued to grow professionally through several roles as a Project Manager and after some time started to become interested in PMI.

    David Deas

    Meet Your Volunteer – David Deas

  • Meet Your Volunteer – Molly Swenson

    Meet Molly Swenson our newly minted PMIWDC Vice President of Membership. Molly’s PMP credential (earned in 2007) coupled with her MBA and subject matter expertise in Media and Communications, equip her perfectly for her new leadership role in PMIWDC. Molly and her team are devoting their time and energy to adding more social networking events around the DC and Northern Virginia area, planning for another outstanding Career Day in the fall of 2009, welcoming new members at the monthly dinner meetings, and improving lines of communication with the chapter’s membership.

    Meet Your Volunteer – Molly Swenson

  • 2008 Volunteers

    Thank you to our 2008 Volunteers!

    2008 Volunteers

  • Meet Your Volunteer – Jack Otero

    A PMI certified PMP since 2006, Jack currently works as a Program Manager for Smartronix, Inc. He manages two prime contracts supporting the principal elements of the Naval Research enterprise, the Office of Naval Research and the Naval Research Laboratory respectively. His prior experience as a Navy veteran and as a contractor supporting Navy Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems programs, as well as other federal and DoD clients (HHS, DHS, USARPAC, and others) equips him well for his current assignment.

    Meet Your Volunteer – Jack Otero

  • Meet Your Volunteer – Catherine Hammerstrom-Sweeney

    As a PMIWDC volunteer since 2006 Catherine is no stranger to taking on challenges and succeeding in leadership roles. Her hard work and experience leading financial services projects at Bank of America and Fannie Mae stimulated her interest in pursuing and earning her PMP certification. Like many new members Catherine’s initial interest in the chapter was simply to earn PDUs and network, but at her very first monthly dinner meeting she was successfully recruited by a PMIWDC Board member and friend who recognized her capabilities and clear leadership potential.

    Meet Your Volunteer – Catherine Hammerstrom-Sweeney

  • Meet Your Volunteer – Santosh Vishwanath

    A chapter member since earning his PMP credential in December of 2007, Santosh has always been a very strong believer in ‘giving back’ to the community. His keen desire to ‘give back’ coupled with his interest in meeting and networking with other project management professionals prompted his careful research of all volunteer opportunities on the PMIWDC web site. Ultimately, Santosh served as co-chair for the Career Day 2008 event Santosh where his hard work and applied organizational skills and expertise contributed to the overwhelming success of the event.

    Meet Your Volunteer – Santosh Vishwanath

  • Meet Your Volunteer – Ron Petricka

    A PMI certified PMP and expert in strategic and tactical C4ISR systems, Ron excels at leveraging his Army experience to enable the success of  his military and national agency clientele in his role as Chief Systems Engineer and Project Manager at SAIC. A graduate of the George Washington University’s Masters of Science in Systems Engineering curriculum Ron has been putting his education and experience to good use promoting Project Management and PMIWDC over the last couple of years by leading, organizing and hosting luncheons for the Tyson’s Corner and Vienna locations.

    Ron Petricka

    Meet Your Volunteer – Ron Petricka

  • Meet Your Volunteer – Mike Therway

    A certified PMP and chapter member since 2006 Mike’s experience in IT project management in the federal space, most recently with 3TI, serves him well in his role as the current chair of the PMIWDC “PM in the AM” Committee

    Mike enjoys the unique opportunity to lead the continuing success of this excellent quarterly event and venue featuring cutting-edge speakers, good food and great opportunities for connecting with other PMs, all in a no-nonsense format.

    Mike Therway

    Meet Your Volunteer – Mike Therway

  • Meet Your Volunteer - Anthony Rosati

    Anthony Rosati

    An Information Technology professional since 1995, Tony currently serves as Director of the Data Integration and Dissemination Division of the U.S Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Office of Coal, Nuclear, Electric and Alternate Fuels. Tony’s division collects and publishes vital statistical data associated with the production and consumption of petroleum, natural gas, electricity, coal, nuclear, and renewable/alternative energy sources.

    A self avowed extrovert and an outspoken person Tony has been involved with PMIWDC since 2003, earning his PMP credential in 2005. He currently volunteers as chair of the Speakers Database Committee which maintains and supports the Speakers Database SharePoint web site, where his IT experience and skills are helping drive the effort to eventually store all data related to chapter luncheon and dinner venues; and speaker bios, topics and schedules.

    Tony’s interest outside of work and his volunteerism include keeping his expectant wife happy (she is due in late January), reading science fiction, taking in the movies, discussing history and politics, and satisfying a mild "travel bug". Tony also finds his two cats (one from Brazil, where his wife is from) and their adorable Pug to be an endless source of amusement.

    Meet Your Volunteer - Anthony Rosati

  • Meet Your Volunteer - Samir Mazmudar

    Motivated by a deep desire to inculcate a strong sense of community service in his two young sons Samir began his dynamic experience as a PMIWDC volunteer in 2007. In the interim he has settled in as the host of the monthly PM Tools sessions in his role as AVP, Networking Programs – PM Tools. A certified PMP since 2005 Samir currently serves as director of the PMO for the renown IT consulting services experts, Network Specialty Group, Inc. his employer since 2001.

    Samir particularly enjoys the PMIWDC experience finding it especially rewarding in terms of providing a means to earn PDUs; and for facilitating self learning and getting connected with vast pool of project professionals.

    Meet Your Volunteer - Samir Mazmudar

  • Meet Your Volunteer - Carol Huber

    A committed public servant Carol has spent over twenty-three years in government service. Over her tenure as a steward of the public trust Carol served with both the Department of Defense (19 years) and with the Department of Transportation (4 years). She currently is serving with every American tax payer’s favorite agency, the Internal Revenue Service.

    Meet Your Volunteer - Carol Huber

  • Meet Your Volunteer - Jayesh Datar

    Jayesh Datar

    As a PMI certified PMP Jayesh actively contributes to the maturation of project management disciplines at Fannie Mae, a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) chartered by Congress with a mission to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing and mortgage markets.

    His keen interest in project management and the contributions PMIWDC makes toward promoting the profession of Project Management led Jayesh to join the Chapter over two years ago, His initial involvement was as a regular Chapter meeting attendee where he was persuaded to get more involved ultimately volunteering and contributing as a key member of the successful 2009 Career Day roll out team.

    Jayesh is a huge sports fan and you will find him taking in all the action on ESPN, NFL, MLB, NH [you name it!] when he is not busy at Fannie or keeping up with industry trends in project management.

    Meet Your Volunteer - Jayesh Datar

  • Meet Your Volunteer - Evangeline Weber

    Vanj Weber

    Hailing originally from Manila, Philippine Islands, Evangeline (Vanj to her friends) is a recognized subject matter expert in visual media. Her repertoire of professional skills includes graphics design, web design, animation, video production and editing, and marketing and communications. A card-carrying member of the PMIWDC since May of 2009, Vanj recently visited the USA for the most romantic of reasons; her very own wedding in Reston, VA. Congratulations to you and yours Vanj!

    Although still basking in newlywed bliss, Vanj is pressing on with her entrepreneurial aspirations and is currently in the process of establishing her own business – Panache Media; a professional services firm catering to Project Management, Communications, Marketing, and the Visual Media markets.  Vanj expects her venture to be fully operational by January 2010. In parallel to her zeal for business Vanj is pursuing the coveted PMP certification and hopes to earn her credential before the end of the third quarter 2010.

    Meet Your Volunteer - Evangeline Weber

  • 2009 Volunteers

    Thank you to our 2009 Volunteers!

    A big thank you to the hundreds of members who donated their time and skills to PMIWDC in 2009

    Your hard work and volunteer spirit has provided this Chapter with energy and enthusiasm to promote excellence project management, both in the DC metro area and around the world.

    2009 Volunteers

  • Meet Your Volunteer - Leigh Albert

    Leigh Albert

    Coming from a traditional voice communications background Leigh is currently expanding her horizons in the internet arena as a recent addition to the Neustar team.  Neustar is world renown as a universally trusted intermediary delivering addressing, interoperability, and infrastructure services worldwide to communication service providers, enterprises, associations, governments and regulatory agencies. 

    Prompted by her desire to improve her professional skills and expand her well established qualifications in Product and Proposal Management, and Process Reengineering via professional certification as a PMP, Leigh joined PMIWDC in 2009. Almost immediately (while diligently studying for and earning her PMP certification – Congrats Leigh!) she sought out opportunities to get involved as PMIWDC volunteer.

    Meet Your Volunteer - Leigh Albert

  • Meet Your Volunteer - Ping Oberst

    Ping Oberst A steward of the public trust and a student of leadership and management, Ping’s currently assignment as IT manager for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Unified Financial Management System (UFMS) Program Management Office is a perfect fit for her areas of professional interest.

    In this capacity, Ping oversees and manages all technical aspects of UFMS as it rolls into production. UFMS replaces five core financial management systems and multiple acquisitions systems operating across DOJ streamlining and standardizing business processes and procedures across all seven components of the Department of Justice, including: DEA, FBI, ATF, Bureau of Prisons, US Marshals Service, Office of Justice Programs, and Offices, Boards and Divisions (OBDs).

    Ping’s passion for the study and practice of leadership led her to get involved with PMIWDC almost immediately after earning her PMP certification. Ping is a strong advocate for volunteerism and invests her time and considerable talents in planning and organizing, and communications for the annual PMIWDC Golf Tournament event.

    When she is not leaping tall buildings in a single bound, Ping enjoys the more pleasant pursuits of history, art and music.

    Meet Your Volunteer - Ping Oberst

  • Meet Your Volunteer - Faye Ravandi

    As an IT professional with Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Services (IS&GS) line of business, and a PMP in good standing not to mention an active member of the PMIWDC chapter since 2005 Faye enjoys her volunteer affiliation by serving on the New Member’s committee. She is also involved in leading social networking events in the always-popular Crystal City venues. Faye especially relishes working with other equally exceptional PMIWDC volunteers who share her enthusiasm for and appreciation of project management disciplines.

    When she is not leaping tall data-centers in a single bound, Faye can be found hard at work in the gym, biking on the W&OD, catching the latest box office smash, or honing her photography or new-found golf skills. Rumor has it that Faye’s short game is on track to give Lorena a run for her money!

    Meet Your Volunteer - Faye Ravandi

  • Meet Your Volunteer - Madeline Delahan

    As the Deputy CIO and PMO lead for the Armed Forces Benefits Association (AFBA), Madeline is no stranger to the challenges of network operations and the delivery of enterprise-wide IT projects. Her academic credentials (MSCS California State University; BSCS University of California ‘the U”) and professional experience have served her well in both government and the private sector engagements.

    Meet Your Volunteer - Madeline Delahan

  • Thank You To All Our 2010 Volunteers!

    A big thank you to the hundreds of members who donated their time and skills to PMIWDC in 2010 Your hard work and volunteer spirit has provided this Chapter with energy and enthusiasm to promote excellence project management, both in the DC metro area and around the world.

    Thank You To All Our 2010 Volunteers!

  • Thank You To All Our 2011 Volunteers!

    A big thank you to the hundreds of members who donated their time and skills to PMIWDC in 2011.

    Your hard work and volunteer spirit has provided this Chapter with energy and enthusiasm to promote excellence project management, both in the DC metro area and around the world.

    Thank You To All Our 2011 Volunteers!

  • Thank You To All Our 2012 Volunteers!

    A big thank you to the hundreds of members who donated their time and skills to PMIWDC in 2012.

    Your hard work and volunteer spirit has provided this Chapter with energy and enthusiasm to promote excellence project management, both in the DC metro area and around the world.

    Thank You To All Our 2012 Volunteers!

  • Thank You To All Our 2013 Volunteers!

    A big thank you to the hundreds of members who donated their time and skills to PMIWDC in 2013.

    Your hard work and volunteer spirit has provided this Chapter with energy and enthusiasm to promote excellence project management, both in the DC metro area and around the world.

    Thank You To All Our 2013 Volunteers!

  • Thank You To All Our 2014 Volunteers!

    A big thank you to the hundreds of members who donated their time and skills to PMIWDC in 2014.

    Your hard work and volunteer spirit has provided this Chapter with energy and enthusiasm to promote excellence project management, both in the DC metro area and around the world.

    Thank You To All Our 2014 Volunteers!

  • Thank You To All Our 2015 Volunteers!

    Thank you to all of our volunteers for 2015, from volunteers serving 1-2 years to volunteers who have a 15+ year history with us, and our Board of Directors.

    Thank You To All Our 2015 Volunteers!

  • Thank You To All Our 2016 Volunteers!

    Thank you to all of our volunteers for 2016, from volunteers serving 1-2 years to volunteers who have a 15+ year history with us, and our Board of Directors.

    Thank You To All Our 2016 Volunteers!

  • Meet Your Volunteer - Michiko Diby

    Michiko Diby, PMP has been recommended by the PMIWDC Board as the volunteer to showcased for  October, 2007.

    Michiko Diby PortraitMichiko works in the financial services industry. She has recently taken up a consulting assignment with T. Rowe Price after a successful tenure with Fannie Mae.  In her current assignment, Michiko is working for Project Services Group managing the coordination and implementation of the IT Imperatives project.

    Meet Your Volunteer - Michiko Diby

  • Meet Your Volunteer - Joanne Young

    Young PhotoJoanne Young, PMP, works as a Project Controller for Irving Burton Associates (IBA), supporting Tricare Management on an IT government contract.

    Joanne became interested in PMI after receiving her PMP certification in 2005.  She wanted to get more involved with the PMIWDC chapter because she was impressed with the monthly meetings and the many other events sponsored by the chapter.  She also wanted to work with other experienced Project Managers in order to learn about their areas of expertise.   By working with PMI professionals she has learned best practices that enhance her skillset.

    Meet Your Volunteer - Joanne Young

  • Meet Your Volunteer - Paul Parker

    Parker PhotoPaul Parker, PMP, works as a Program Manager in the defense servicesindustry supporting the U.S. Marine Corps at Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, VA.  He is currently employed by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

    He became interested in PMI when he first got out of the Marine Corps in 1987.  He started attending PMI meetings at Evans Farm Inn. He became involved in a number of activities, but continued to hear about PMI and the work in program management.  About fouryears ago he decided to obtain his PMP certification.  He joined PMI and took the test in July 2005.

    Meet Your Volunteer - Paul Parker

  • Meet Your Volunteer - Lindsay Kloepping

    Lindsay Kloepping PhotoLindsay Kloepping, PMP, works for a leading marketing technology company.  She manages projects that provide digital marketing services to its clients.

    She became interested in PMI because the website offered great tools and resources for success.   Selected by her company to practice the role as project manager, her efforts have contributed to the implementation of her company’s first Program Management Office (PMO).   

    Meet Your Volunteer - Lindsay Kloepping

  • Meet Your Volunteer - Paula Haedel

    Paula Haedel Portrait
    Paula Haedel, PMP, has been recommended by the PMIWDC Board as the volunteer to showcased for November, 2007.

    Paula Haedel, PMP, is currently employed by CGI, a leading IT and business process services provider with 26,000 professionals working in more than 100 offices worldwide. Paula works in the business unit focusing on federal government customers. 

    Meet Your Volunteer - Paula Haedel

  • 2007 Volunteers

    Thank you to our 2007 Volunteers!

    Mr. Paul R. Aaron, PMP
    Mr. Mohamed E. Abuagla, PMP
    Mr. Richard C. Adams, PMP
    Mr. William D. Adams, PMP
    Mr. John F. Adler, PMP
    Mr. Vikash Agarwal, PMP
    Mr. Fred Ansick, PMP
    Ms. Evelyn E Aponte-Sacks, PMP
    Mr. Michael M. Ayres, PMP
    Ms. Bonnie Barit, PMP
    Dr. Roger D. Beatty, PMP
    Mr. Clyde F. Bentley, PMP
    Mr. Bruce J. Bernhardt, PMP
    Mr. Sirish Bhatnagar, PMP
    Mr. William B. Bigler, PMP
    Mr. Thomas C. Bishop, PMP
    Mr. Brian L Blankenship, PMP
    Dr. Al Bornmann, PMP
    Ms. Carol Ann Brown, PMP
    Ms. Karen A. Browne, PMP
    Ms. Shirley F. Buchanan, PMP
    Mr. Mark Alan Buchholz, PMP
    Ms. Sandra Burnis-Holly, PMP
    Mr. Roy A. Burton, PMP, CAPM
    Mr. David M. Bush, PMP
    Ms. Ellen L Campbell, PMP

    2007 Volunteers

  • Thank You To All Our 2016 Volunteers!

    Thank you to all of our volunteers for 2016, from volunteers serving 1-2 years to volunteers who have a 15+ year history with us, and our Board of Directors.

    Thank You To All Our 2016 Volunteers!

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