PMI California Inland Empire Chapter

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Whether you are a new or seasoned member of the PMI Inland Empire Chapter, you can get to know people in your profession by volunteering and working together.




Vicki Andrews Barilla –  Director of Membership

Professional experience and leadership in program management, project management, data management, community and client relations, outreach, information technology management, management consulting, human development and training, in large corporations, small businesses and non-profits within the healthcare and automotive fields and the legislative branch of government.

Information Technology roles in the following organizations and corporations: U.S. House of Representatives, Nissan Motor Corporation, IBM Global Services, United Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente.

Volunteerism and work in organizations supporting veterans transition and serving the homeless.

Specialties: Customer, Client, Community and Public Relations, Data Management, Information Technology Management, Program and Project Management, Education and Training, Problem and Change Management, Auditing, Quality Assurance, Research, Transformation and Transition Management.

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Esther Akyea – Director of Marketing

Esther completed her Undergraduate Degrees in Political Science and French at the University of Ghana, and earned her Masters Degree from Webster University in Management and Leadership. She is also a CAPM and is studying for the ACP exam. Esther has worked on several projects supporting a non-profit organization and is also an Office Administrator. In addition to reading and traveling, she thrives in leadership roles in and being a collaborative team player.

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Juan Carlos (JC) Valenzuela – Director of Marketing.

JC currently works at Prime Healthcare as a Project Analyst Coordinator. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, San Bernardino. He majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. JC developed his career in healthcare with a foundation in Chino Valley Medical Center for seven years, upon which he was referred to a position as Administrative Assistant to the CIO, shortly thereafter being promoted to his current role in the PMO. He is on a path to achieve the PMP. He has a strong suit in networking and professional development, as well as experience with college outreach and native marketing. JC strives to bring harmony and efficiency to all teams and projects he partakes in. 


Mike Smith – Director of Marketing.

Mike is the Senior IT Project Manager for Prime Healthcare. In the five years of being at Prime he has been a part of 7 successful hospital acquisitions and contributed to the creation of the IT PMO, helping to change the narrative of projects at an organizational level. Previously, working in IT and Marketing for a large kitchen cabinet door manufacture and most recently a small non-profit, Mike believes project management knows no bounds and can bring value to any organization. 




Chantal Clarke – Director of Operations

I am eager to learn and connect with new individuals. I would like to transition my career into Project Management.


Jacob Oroks – Director of Operations

I am an innovative and motivated information technology project management professional in client relations and project and program management. I am skilled in cross-functional communication, building relationships, and managing and tracking projects; I hope to be an asset to any organization. I can work independently and collaboratively to complete project-related tasks and operate effective management systems. In addition to my direct project management experience, I worked as an educator, a trainer, an advocate, which demanded skills such as, but not limited to, multitasking, task delegation, time management, prioritization, and teaching. I hold a Master of Science Degree in information systems management, and I am currently working on several projects under the Iboto Empire. I consider myself and have been told by others to be highly teachable. Each organization is different and have their preferences and standards. I am open to new ideas, systems, programs and always ready to pull other work ends.




Shawn Trento – Director of Academic Outreach

I am a Telecommunications Manager for a small not for profit electrical utility, my main focus is on building internet infrastructure to our subscribers. I am in graduate school for information technology project management, going into what I hope is my last semester. My time is limited between work and school but I would like to help where I can and after I graduate will have more time for volunteering.


Terese Carol Reid - Director of Programs

With more than 25 years of Project Management experience Terese has worked in and for City, State, and Federal Government agencies. A retired Navy Senior Chief and currently working as a Project Manager with ASMR Corporation supporting the US Navy Virtual Health initiatives. She has a BS degree in Business and Project Management and holds her PMP certification.

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Mary Franklin - Director of Operations

Mary’s career spans over 30 years with experience is in the field of Project Management, Product Release Management and Business Operations Development across financial services, broadcasting, medical and technology solutions industries. Her core strengths are in business, project management, operations development, strategic and tactical planning, problem resolution, quality assurance, product release and communication. Her project revenues have ranged from ten thousand to twenty-million-dollar budgets, managing two to three employees up to two hundred technical and operational administrative resources. Mary’s main focus the last 15 years has been overseeing Managed Services PMO department development, process improvements, client on-boarding projects in additional to oversees the Managed Services division’s customer advocacy program to ensure high quality customer care standards are delivered to clients.

On a personal note, Mary is the 5th daughter of 6 children. She was born and lives in southern California. In addition to enjoying her family she likes ocean cruises, palates, sewing and adores her friends.  She is known to have gone sky diving a few times, parasailing, taken 26 mile bike rides on the coast, hikes, will support any friend participating in philanthropic activities for children, claims to be willing to try almost anything “once” and often wears a hat just for fun.


 Brian Summons - Director of Programs

My name is Brian Summons and I am a management-level project management professional, combat veteran, and USC alumnus who has a passion for leading impactful technology project teams. As a seasoned leader and polished communicator; I bring over fifteen years of experience leading cross functional technology initiatives and I have been a PMI member since 2012. I thrive in fast-paced environments and have a wealth of experience utilizing predictive, iterative, incremental, and agile methodologies. I am looking forward to serving the PMICIE community!

 Flora Sunjo - Director of Operations

Flora has a passion for learning and being of service in many different capacities. She has been working as a Financial/Project analyst for the past 10+ years and is looking to transition job roles to project manager. She has been somewhat of a passive PMP member since she got certified in 2018 but is now trying to be more involved in furthering the goals of the Institute at large and growing her career more strategically in the process. She is very interested in being actively involved in the Chapter's activities and supporting it's mission and goals. Very open to volunteeting virtual opportunities.


 Joshua Behl - Director of Membership

While I recently moved from ND to CA, I am still teaching PM and OM classes at Minnesota State University Moorhead remotely. I have been with MSUM for seven years serving as a faculty member for four years and as Dean of the College of Business, Analytics, and Communication for three. Prior to my academic career, I spent twelve years as the CRM Practice Manager, Principle Consultant, and Co-Founder of a Microsoft partner organization named Summit Group Software where we employed 45 employees across 7 different states in four different offices. Prior to starting Summit Group, I spent five years as a consultant and global business strategist at Microsoft. I am married, have three daughters (28, 21, and 5), and enjoy doing triathlons.



 Benjamin Williams - Director of Membership

First, I am a father and a husband. I am deaf in my right ear, and I am a twin brother. I believe in what PMI does for its communities and the critical role chapters provide in furthering this profession.

I was born and raised in Boise, ID. I got my undergrad in biology from the University of Montana. I am a former Peace Corps volunteer (Fiji). I spent about 7 years in healthcare before getting into PA school for a semester. I then pivoted in life to pursue an MBA from Boise State where I discovered what project management was, and that everything I had done in healthcare was project management, I just didn't know it at the time. I took and passed the PMP two weeks after graduating in May 2019, and have had a diverse project management experience since then including the ballet, economic development, and mass tort litigation.

I want to help in any way I can to further this rewarding profession and share with others the value proposition that PMI can have in ones life- in every way.



 Kenworth Budd - Director of Membership

Kenworth Budd is an accomplished Telecommunications professional with 10+ years of experience in Wireless Carrier network infrastructure. He has worked in both Engineering and Development departments supporting and leading wireless communications networks. The ability to work with cross-functional teams within an organization to help eliminate roadblocks and provide clarity.
Holds an undergraduate degree in Telecommunications Management, an MBA, and a Project Management Graduate Certificate from Keller Graduate School of Management. A Certified Telecommunications Subject Matter Expert and Certified Project Manager.