President

Currently held by Stephan Nadeau

The President is responsible for setting strategy of the Chapter working in conjunction with the EVP and other Officers of the Board and for overall oversight of the Chapter and the Board. The President shall direct the activities of the other Board members in accordance with the Chapter bylaws.

We have two candidates for this position: Phil Cartagena and Jennifer Robinson

Phil Cartagena, Jr., MBA, PMP, CPHIMS

Statement of Purpose

For the past three years, I’ve served on the board as the VP Finance and part of the “executive” board assisting in the more pressing decision making where time is of the essence. During the vacancy of the Executive VP role, I also served in that capacity as well, facilitating the strategy development sessions for 2018 and 2019 where initiatives to document all board roles and begin the institutionalization of succession planning were formulated.

In addition to keeping the finances in order and doggedly watching the budget so that we’ve been in the black for my tenure, I’ve participated in the strategic discussions on how our events and curriculum should be tailored to attract more diverse audiences (experience, industry background, educational aims, etc.).

It is my hope that as President I can continue to work with the entire board to continue to collect and store our knowledge assets in a way where succession planning and the running of the chapter can be done in an open and collaborative manner.

Biographical Information

The bulk of my 20+ years of professional experience are in project and program management domains of the following industries: financial services, management consulting, and most recently, healthcare. I’ve interacted with all levels of client firms of varying sizes which will be leverageable when dealing with other chapters in our region and/or with PMI Global.

In my current position with Partners Healthcare, I manage a group of project managers who deliver Epic-related projects and manage the overall book of business delivered by a mix of PMs, many of which do not have a direct reporting relationship so I am quite familiar with the need to get things done with resources that need to buy in to the overall goals before their commitment is given.

I’ve earned a BA in computer science from Harvard University, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and certifications from PMI, HL7, HIMSS, and Epic. I am also an adjunct professor at Boston University.

Jennifer Robinson

Statement of Purpose

Elected in 2016, as VP Volunteers, I’ve be actively involved in building out the Volunteers and Membership areas to establish a foundation of process, policy and activities over the past 2 years:

  • Created Volunteer Handbook and Code of Conduct
  • Developed and refined the Volunteer Tracking process and documentation
  • Held Volunteer Appreciation event and 40th Anniversary Gala
  • Created Members Resources Guide
  • Wrote and assembled New Member Welcome “kit” including Member Resources document, Chapter Info Slide Deck and Intro meeting materials.
  • Held over 15 New Member Welcome orientation sessions.
  • Created New Member Survey to help understand New Member expectations and needs
  • Surveyed entire member community for program development and improvement.
  • Piloted use of the PMI Guest Pass Program
  • Updated automated messaging for new, renewing, expiring and expired communications.
  • Trained CAMI in managing Membership contact roster and maintaining the Newsletter Distribution lists.
  • Learned standard GOC Volunteer Management tools, Membership reporting, Marketing Portal and Region 3 components
  • Created SOP documentation for Volunteer and Membership operational activities.

In addition, significant contributions within the Board, to the overall community in strategic development for the chapter.

Biographical Information

My early exposure to Project Management during co-ops as a student at Northeastern University, was especially valuable as my career progressed from technical work to operations work. When I decided it was time to make more of a difference and contribute to creative and innovative work, it was important that I’d had that early exposure to show me how I could use my business and technical skills to help make the world a better place.

Today I manage large technology infrastructure and security projects at Partners Healthcare helping create value by leading teams to implementing modern digital workplace tools, reducing operating costs, supporting clinical, academic, research and corporate teams, and developing tools to protect patient privacy.


 

Vice President Business Development & Outreach

Currently held by Dave Kinney

The Vice President Business Development and Outreach (VP Bizdev) develops and oversees implementation of a comprehensive business development (i.e. sponsorship) and outreach strategy and processes in alignment with the short and long term goals of the Chapter

We have two candidates for VP Business Development: Srinivasa Karri and Vidyaranya Manda

Srinivasa Karri

Statement of Purpose

I have been a member of PMI Mass Bay Chapter for several years and I currently serve as your AVP of Business Development since 2015. Additionally, I have served as a Volunteer Program Manager and Corporate Sponsorship & Marketing Program Manager with Mass Bay Chapter for more than two years.

As part of my current role with the chapter, I have negotiated contracts with several sponsors including Corporations like Microsoft, PPM Product selling companies, Recruiting Firms and Universities and to get meeting spaces for our events and roundtable meetings. I will continue to solicit sponsorships to support Chapter Events. Currently, I’m re-designing the sponsorship program for 2019-20 with new processes, strategy and guidelines to get more sponsors that bring more revenue to the chapter. It will help the chapter to provide more benefits to our members and reduces what members pay to attend events. I recently attended PMI Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) Conference and PMI Region 3 Conference and learned several new leadership, negotiation and business development techniques which I’m currently using to redesign our sponsorship program.

I am confident that my years of experience within PMI Mass Bay Chapter provide me with the necessary seniority for this role. I want to serve you as your VP of Business Development and ensure the chapter has both short- and long-term strategies and guidelines for Business Development and Outreach. With this new strategy, Chapter will be able to provide more benefits to the members than ever before.

Biographical Information

I’m a program manager working at Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS) which is an executive office in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I’m currently responsible to implement a product MOVEit across all 9 executive offices and several departments within the commonwealth. I was extensively involved in migrating enterprise applications from on premise to AWS. I was involved in design and development of major Massachusetts Income Tax and Child Support Systems. I have 23 years of experience in the IT industry and have strong leadership and negotiation skills.

I earned PMP certification in 2005 and I hold a master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Madras, India. I was elected as a best junior and best Senior in my first and final year of my master’s degree.

Vidyaranya Manda

Statement of Purpose

I currently volunteer as a Mentor for the 2018-2019 PMI Mass Bay Chapter mentoring program. On reading the Call for Nominations 2019 email and noting the opportunity to further advance the mission of PMI Mass Bay by being a member of the Board of Directors I got very interested to nominate myself for the VP Business Development and Outreach position.

My work experiences center in a Global Client-facing Success leadership role building pre-sales business development, post-sales services strategies to successfully grow the business, maximize technology solutions delivery value with high satisfaction & loyalty, optimize revenue recognition & protection by overseeing a portfolio of cross-industry (financial services, health-care, retail, public utilities, educational institutions) fortune 1000 global accounts.

I am acutely aware of quota carrying accountability, contracts bid-defense, cost/benefit return-of investment analysis, develop and align metric driven engagement models absorbing corporate strategy and initiatives, people manager with experience managing managers and individual contributors, build strong relationships with C-level executives and fulfill the function of a trusted advisor.

Given all the above alignment of my work experiences to the asked role responsibilities, qualifications and industry tenure contributing to the continued success for PMI Mass Bay Chapter along with the opportunity presented to further sharpen my leadership skills, I have put in my own nomination for the VP Business Development and Outreach position.

Biographical Information

My work biography centers in a Global Client-facing Success leadership role building pre-sales business development, post-sales services strategies to successfully grow the business, maximize technology solutions delivery value with high satisfaction & loyalty, optimize revenue recognition & protection by overseeing a portfolio of cross-industry (financial services, health-care, retail, public utilities, educational institutions) fortune 1000 global accounts.

Highlighting my educational achievements as below, which align strongly supporting the role deliverables.

Degree / Certificate Institution
Master of Science (Telecommunication) Boston University
Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) University of Pune
Certificate in Management (1 Year MBA) Harvard University
Executive Certificate, Strategy and innovation Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BPM – Business Process Management Professional Boston University
PMP – Project Management Professional Project Management Institute
CSM – Certified Support Manager Service Strategies

 


 

Vice President Technology

Currently held by Will Wagner

The VP Technology develops and oversees implementation of a comprehensive technology strategy, systems and processes that align with business needs of the Chapter. Sets short and long term integrated plans to provide both strategic advantage and optimized operations needed by the Chapter.

We have one candidate for this position: Chet Lang

Chet Lang

Statement of Purpose

I have served as the Associate Vice President of Technology since March of 2017. In this role I have supported the technical needs of the chapter for almost two years. This has been a wonderful learning experience and I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve in this position. Looking to the future, I would be honored to take on new responsibilities as a board member. As Vice President of Technology, I will strive to ensure that our chapter has the tools and support it needs to deliver on its mission. In this position I will have two priorities.

1) Internal Technology. I will organize a team of volunteer technical advisors to manage the broad technology needs of the chapter. In concert with the various functional areas of the chapter, my technology team will work to maximize the efficacy of our enterprise resources.

2) Industry Outreach. We live and work in a technology center of the world! As Vice President of Technology, I will engage our diverse technology community. I will develop strategic relationships and seek opportunities to create new value for the Chapter and our membership.

Biographical Information

Chet has over 20 years of diverse technology experience in project management, business operations and business development. Chet’s professional perspective is informed by experiences spanning real estate, product development, information security, higher education and digital media. He is also an inspired educator and has served as an adjunct professor at Northeastern University teaching project management in their graduate program.

As a project management professional, Chet’s areas of interest include: emerging trends in project management, organizational behavior, leadership, social entrepreneurship, and project management in public service. Chet co-hosts a project management podcast called “How Projects Get Done.”

In addition to his business and teaching experience, Chet was a sworn law enforcement officer working for a local police department where he served as a police prosecutor and field training officer.


 

Vice President Marketing & Communications

Currently held by Michele Ainsworth

The VP Marketing and Communications (VP M&C) develops and oversees implementation of a comprehensive marketing and integrated communications strategy and processes in alignment with long-term and long-term goals of the Chapter.

We have one candidate for this position: Michele Ainsworth

Michele Ainsworth

Statement of Purpose

As a 25+ year veteran of Marketing and Communications, as well as a PMI member and volunteer since 2011, I am excited about the opportunity to continue to contribute to the PMI Mass Bay chapter in the position of VP, Marketing & Communications. I have held this position on an interim basis since August 2018. In this role I bring knowledge and experience in market research, analyzing communication metrics, and approaches to communication with multiple target segments, including chapter members and sponsors. I also bring to PMI Mass Bay experience and background in marketing and communications from another chapter where I was very much involved in producing communications, such as monthly newsletters and surveys, that I believe PMI Mass Bay can benefit from the increased engagement with our members. I am excited about the results we can obtain through greater use of enhanced data analytics and other technologies. Joining and serving this chapter has been an exciting and rewarding experience for me thus far, and I am eager to continue to working for the chapter as VP of Marketing & Communications.

Biographical Information

As a lifelong resident of Long Island, NY I recently moved to Massachusetts from New York in March 2017. I am a graduate of Bernard M. Baruch College with a BBA in Marketing and Advertising. My volunteer work in Marketing started early with college as I served as Treasurer and President of the Baruch College Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA).

After graduation from college I went to work in Media Planning and Sales before I joined CA Technologies (recently acquired by Broadcom) in 1997. At CA I worked for 13 years as a Marketing Manager and Project Manager for the Corporate Marketing organization. Upon leaving CA in 2012 I earned a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration from Empire State College which provided me the opportunity to work for a short time with the Internal Communications organization of a Long Island based healthcare system. I eventually returned to CA in 2014 as an independent contractor and spent the next 18 months in Corporate Marketing and Product Management.

I earned my Project Management Certification in February 2011, and I knew right away I wanted to give back to the PMI. I spent several years serving the Long Island Chapter as Program Manager for Marketing and Outreach, Communications, and Professional Development. In my spare time I enjoy reading and exploring all of New England.