President – Bill Parris, PMP, CSM, DALSM, LSS-Yellow Belt
Bill is the Principal Manager of the Technology Program Management Office (TPMO) for SANDAG, the San Diego metropolitan planning and regional policy agency. The SANDAG TPMO is charged with managing the portfolio of projects related to corporate enterprise technology initiatives and the management of roadway tolling technology projects. Bill has worked in project managment for over twenty years with an emphasis in large scale IT modernization projects for the last thirteen years. An active member of PMI-CIE for over six years, Bill has served as VP of Professional Development, President, Chapter Disciplined Agile Champion and Past President.
I am deeply committed to developing the untapped potential within each person. My vision for the chapter is to increase member participation in the many educational opportunities we offer and to advance the field of project management through our events. I am happy to have the chance to enhance and continue the legacy of excellence at our chapter. I urge members to contact me with suggestions and ideas on how to enhance PMICIE's role in our members professional lives.
V.P. of Operations - Amit Kumar
I am technology leader with more than 17 years of experience in software implementation, solution architecture, project delivery and IT operational management of enterprise applications. I specialize in long term strategy planning (IT roadmaps), solution architecture, resource planning, vendor management & budget planning for delivering revenue generating business functionalities using my strong background of technology and leadership skills in delivery of key business functionalities. I have helped many retail companies in developing and implementing Enterprise data warehouses, business intelligence (BI), retail, merchandising, product life cycle management (PLM) and Omni-channel systems.
My motivation to be part of PMICIE board is also to give back to the project manager community in Inland Empire who have committed to improving their career by gaining the membership to this chapter. I wish to provide continuous improvement in the benefits that members get from PMICIE chapter and subsequently improve and sustain the member retention of this chapter by making sure the efforts of the board get converted efficiently into member benefits.
V.P. – Finance - Jacqulyn "Jackie" Coulter
V.P. - Membership - Jennifer Nipper
Jennifer has been with Leidos Health eight years having gone thru a number of corporate acquisitions (i.e. Vitalize Consulting, SAIC, and Leidos Corp). Prior to becoming a Resource Manager for a robust Multi-Vendor Practice, Jennifer worked as a Project Manager for several long-term contracts. Before becoming a consultant, Jennifer served in various positions of management, including interim CIO, Applications Manager during her 25 year tenure at Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno, Valley, California. Her background includes oversight of projects, systems and resources for all areas of healthcare and information technology, including Acute Care, Ambulatory, Ancillaries, Patient and Financial Services. Jennifer has a BS in HR/IT Administration and a second BA in Biblical Theology. She earned her PMP in 2016 after many years of practical application of project management. Jennifer has a passion for helping other project managers earn their PMP having mentored many consultants in her role as resource manager.
V.P. - Marketing and Public Relations - James Reckon, MAOM, MPM, MBA, PMP, CSM
James Reckon is a Visiting Professor for the Keller Graduate School of DeVry University and has been in business and IT management for almost 40 years. He has worked in agriculture, education, business management and entertainment. He spent his early professional career working in entertainment for the Walt Disney Company, Honda Center and Angels Baseball. Later in his career, he found many similarities between theatre production management and project and business management working for such companies as First American, BAX Global, US Foods and Volt Information Sciences. He believes in the value of servant leadership and enhancing the quality of life for those around him. He has transformed organizations from silo mentality into interactive, accessible and customer focused business partners. James is currently part of the Enterprise and Transformation Management Program Offices at Prime Healthcare Services.
To enhance the quality of life for myself and those around me. To work in a manner in which I can demonstrate caring leadership and create the opportunity to add value.
V.P. Programs - Chris Hare
Chris Hare is an award-winning project management professional, published author, and playwright. As a wife and full-time working mom, she has worked for the past 15 years as a certified, senior-level program/project manager for such companies as Adobe, Guitar Center, Patagonia, and United Online/NetZero.
In addition, with her background as a professional copywriter and author, Chris served as Tech Editor for two best-selling books on Amazon, and more recently self-published a book called "From Homework HELL to Help! A Parent's Guide to Helping Kids Save Time and Stress Less Using Project Management Techniques," which won the Solo Medal in the Parenting Category in the 2018 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.
In terms of her philanthropic passions, Chris has served as an advocate for the ASPCA on the Horse Action Team and Advocacy Brigade since 2016, as well as served as a grant writer for the Ojai Raptor Center (as part of Patagonia's Environmental Internship program) and First 5. She has also served on the review committee for the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation and on the non-profit community grant panel for Adobe. She is currently serving as an Evangelist and Content Writer for the Adobe For All Peer Mentoring Program.
VP – Professional Development -
Tammo Wilkens, MBA, P.E., PMP, CSM
Tammo T. Wilkens, MBA, P.E., PMP, CSM has 46 years of experience, including 31 years of experience in project management. He has managed various projects in software, engineering and construction industries, both in the private and public sectors. He has lectured and presented papers in multiple areas of project management and is a recognized subject matter expert in planning & scheduling and earned value management. His experience includes professional development and mentoring of employees, training students in scheduling software systems, as well as developing and delivering PMP exam preparation courses. Tammo currently teaches the Certificate in Project Management” and “Microsoft Project 2013 Scheduling” courses at Cal State Dominguez Hills. In addition, Tammo provides project management training for corporations at their sites. He is the author of the MS Project Training Manual.
As the primary fiduciary officer of the Chapter, I plan to see that the financial policies and procedures of the Chapter are adhered to and to protect the assets of the Chapter. This includes insuring that all the monetary details of our revenues and expenses are handled properly and recorded as required by the appropriate accounting principles and regulations. This also includes periodic and as-needed reporting of our financial position and activities. I plan to provide the resources for our Chapter operations as well as for growth in our various activities through the budgeting process. While I am the financial “lead”, I see this as a team effort with the grateful participation of other Board members and Chapter members.
Past President – Past President - Dave Cline, PMP, CSM, LSS - Master Black Belt
Dave Cline is a Project Manager Professional in the IT Healthcare industry. With over 16 years healthcare experience and 20 years of IT experience he has been instrumental in various healthcare projects including: PACS, referral/authorization system, transcription conversion, HIS system, claims adjudication system implementation, and a credentialing system. Dave is currently managing EPIC Management’s ICD-10 implementation and is also creating the foundation for and building their Project Management Office. Dave was integrally involved with deploying an EMR at one of EPIC’s clients where he was chairperson for the core decision making team, PM for the work flow design, clinical content, & training teams, led several clinic implementations and developed a robust training program. Dave has a unique blend of technical, business, analytical, educational and leadership skills. His attention to detail, teamwork, commitment to excellence, and communications skills enable him to consistently deliver results, solve problems and successfully manage multiple complex projects.
I see the tremendous potential PMICIE has for developing our volunteer base, engaging our members and promoting Project Management in the Inland Empire. My vision is to recruit and develop chapter leaders and work together to carry out our chapter mission and vision and server our members. PMICIE will increasingly provide greater value to our members through networking, outreach, volunteer service, and PDU opportunities.