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F. Phil Cartagena, Jr. is a well-rounded expert with over 20 years of experience in program management, business process redesign, and custom and package technology implementations. Currently a Program Manager at InterSystems Corporation overseeing HealthShare software implementations, Mr. Cartagena has advised healthcare and other organizations on PMO setup, governance implementation, and the efficient management of their portfolios. Earlier as a program manager and terminologist at PHS, he managed a team of project managers in the Epic PMO and also led an ICD-10 remediation effort.
Phil has a BA in computer science from Harvard University, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and certifications from PMI, HL7 and HIMSS. He is also an adjunct Professor at Boston University.
Experience Areas: Management Consulting, Program/Project Management, Business Process Design, Healthcare IT, Author
Executive Vice President
Deepti Garg is currently the Vice President of Finance at the local PMI Chapter; Deepti started at the chapter as the Assistant Vice President of Finance in 2017.
She is working as a Data Scientist at Keurig Dr. Pepper, where she uses her PMP skills, experience, and knowledge to lead a team and support product development and analytics for quality. She works with a wide range of tools, including SQL, Tableau, Python, R, Snowflakes, and Power BI.
Deepti has more than 17 years of work experience, where she started her career as an Accountant and moved to Business Analyst. Deepti likes to explore new challenges and employs her experience to expand her knowledge base.
Deepti has been a certified Project Management Professional and Scrum Master for over 4 years. She has her master’s in information systems and is presently pursuing a Master Certification in Data Science.
VP Professional Development
Greg Paul, Vice President of Professional Development.
I started my PI service as AVP of Events. Our team of dedicated volunteers planed and hosted chapter meetings, socials and PD Days. We started a new format called ” Express Meeting” and expanded socials in new cities and added a theme to PD Days. so we could have some fun while we learn.
While AVP Events, I attended the PMI LIM conference and talked with PMI leaders from other chapters. all over the country. I learned of new types of events that fit members needs by offering a variety in topics within busy schedules.,
As your VP of Professional Development, I want to grow our curriculum to provide the education and discussions that you need for advancement. I believe that this is our PMI and want to develop curriculum based on feedback from the 20/20 program I am open to new venues and new content within Project management to align with your 20/20 feedback. I want to highlight achievements in certifications and grow the mentoring program to help those new to the PM role or seeking PMP certification.
DJ Khanmamedov is currently leading Google Cloud AI product portfolio development by driving the best industry practices adoption in the Technical Product, Process and Program Management. DJ is based in Cambridge, MA, managing global cross-functional teams in the US, Europe and Asia.
DJ has 20+ years of proven successful track record in the software industry delivering outstanding value to customers and stakeholders.
DJ holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BSc in Chemistry/Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas.
DJ is a proud PMI PMP certified PM professional since 2006 (active) and is a strong proponent of Project/Program/Portfolio management discipline.
VP Business Development
Vidyaranya Manda currently is the Chapter Vice President of Business Development & Outreach. Manda started with the chapter as a member moving onwards to giving back as a Mentor within the Mentoring Program and then later as an AVP Corporate Outreach specifically around Sponsorship & Partnership opportunities.
Manda work biography centers around Global Client-facing cross-industry Success leadership role; overseeing delivery of Networking, Security, Digital transformation and Infrastructure observability services with building post-sales customer specific services strategies to successfully grow-maintain the business, maximize technology solutions delivery value with high satisfaction & loyalty, align people-technology-process leveraging agile / swarm methodologies for capacity & scale, optimize revenue recognition & protection.
Manda holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications from Boston University along with Executive Management certifications from Harvard University & MIT and multiple active professional certifications such as Certified Support Manager (CSM), Business Process Management (BPM), Project Management Professional (PMP) etc.
Tabitha Gustin have been a certified project management professional for over 25 years. Experienced in utilizing waterfall, lean six sigma and agile methodologies, and everything in-between. My background crosses multiple operational roles within core business, human resource and technology functions and I have a passion for strategic thought leadership, mentoring and team development.
My first experience with Corporate America was when I joined Tech Data Corporation located in Clearwater, Florida. Throughout my decade long career at Tech Data, I held a variety of positions, consisting mainly of marketing and distribution operations, technology, business analysis, and project management. With each new role came increased knowledge, experience and responsibility.
After leaving Tech Data and relocating to Massachusetts in 2002, I joined Liberty Mutual Insurance in Boston. During my career at Liberty I have held a variety of leadership positions across business units and functions, including Sales Administration & Compensation, Financial Systems, Information Technology, Commercial Insurance Underwriting, Lean Transformation, and Executive and Investments Compensation. I am currently in corporate compensation, responsible for the global compensation annual merit and incentives cycle and technology strategy.
I hold a BS in Business Management, a MS in Managerial Leadership from National Louis University and am a certified Project Management Professional, through the PMI organization since 1999.
Lewis Lau is Chapter Vice President of Technology. He is managing manufacturing projects in the pharmaceutical industry. He earned his Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) in 2015 and subsequently Project Management Professional (PMP) in 2016. He is passionate in building pragmatic and simple solutions to enable organizations. He is a candidate for MBA and MS Engineering in Boston University.