Our organization is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of eight (8) elected members. Terms are two years in duration. Learn more about these positions [Board Job Descriptions] and the election process here.
We also have a Senior Leadership Team who work in concert with the Board of Directors. We are grateful for this dedicated team of professionals who contribute to our success.
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F. Phil Cartagena, Jr. is currently Chapter President where he is helping the board focus on strategic initiatives. He previously served as the chapter’s AVP for Professional Development Conference from 2015-2018, joined the board in 2016 as VP Finance, and more recently as its Executive Vice President in 2021.
Phil 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 Senior Delivery Principle at Slalom Consulting, 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 (now MGB), 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
Bill Mackiewicz was appointed to the Board of Directors in May 2022, and is the Executive Vice President for the Chapter. Prior to this, he served as part of the leadership team for our Mentoring Program, leading the program during the 2020-2021 session.
Bill has over 25 years of experience in project and program management, and is currently a senior program manager at Raytheon BBN Technologies in Cambridge. He leads a portfolio of software development programs, ranging from research & development prototypes and operational tools supporting the Department of Defense.
Bill has a BA in astronomy and physics from Boston University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
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.
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.
Svetlana Lyons was appointed to the board to serve in April 2022.
Ms. Lyons holds a master’s degree in social science from the Saint-Petersburg Pedagogical University. She earned her PMP in 2008 and has been a chapter member since 2009. Multi-skilled manager with digital marketing and project/product management experience. Responsible for conducting market research, developing product specifications, and creating a project timeline that’s shared with the entire development team.
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.